Autonomous Energy Systems

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Energy systems are increasingly complicated by the proliferation of clean energy technologies such as solar, wind, storage, electric vehicles, and building automations. Future energy systems will require secure, autonomous, and reliable communications, control, and interoperability among millions of distributed generation points and billions of buildings, vehicles, and more. To enable effective management of the anticipated growth of distributed devices and the deluge of data and extensive metering that will follow, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed the concept of autonomous energy systems (AES).
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5D00-82372


  • autonomous
  • communication
  • controls
  • cost-effective
  • efficiency
  • energy
  • intelligent
  • interoperability
  • optimized
  • partnership
  • resilient
  • scale
  • systems


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