Site Tours Session I: National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL

Room: Boulder, Colorado
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 12:00PM - 3:00PM MDT

All tours take place on Tuesday, April 18.

Tour New Energy Storage Installation, Controllable Grid Interface, and Dynamometer at The National Wind Technology Center.

Please note: registration for this tour is CLOSED and on-site registration is NOT available.

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL is the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility. Take a guided tour of the newly constructed lithium ion energy storage facility constructed by RES, and learn more about NWTC’s advance Controllable Grid Interface and Dynamometer. 


The NWTC is the first facility in the United States with a controllable grid interface test system that has fault simulation capabilities and allows manufacturers and system operators to conduct the tests required for certification in a controlled laboratory environment. It is the only system in the world that is fully integrated with two dynamometers and has the capacity to extend that integration to turbines in the field and to a matrix of electronic and mechanical storage devices, all of which are located within close proximity on the same site.

Learn more about the facilities and capabilities at the NWTC on the tour!

Additional requirements

Please note, upon arrival, U.S. citizens must present a U.S. government-issued ID.

If you are a foreign national who would like to join the tour, please contact events@energystorage.org to register.

Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required. Safety glasses will be provide on-site and must be worn at all times.

The facility is ADA compliant, however, if you do need special assistance, please let us know in advance at events@energystorage.org.

* There is a separate registration fee associated with site tours for transportation and logistics