Autonomous Energy Systems: Building Reliable, Resilient, and Secure Electrified Communities

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Technological changes across energy systems are forcing utilities and operators to reconsider their methods for managing power delivery, but few operators have adopted advanced controls and operational software. Their challenge is that every system has peculiar requirements, and the available solutions are relatively new, untested, and difficult to integrate into an operational environment. Through extensive collaboration with utilities and cooperatives, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has realized the need for autonomous and optimized management of energy resources, leading to the development of Autonomous Energy Systems, a packaged set of controls that is ready to be integrated into existing control rooms.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-1000-87629


  • automation
  • decentralized
  • intelligent


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