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Systems Engineering Building

Systems Engineering Building Fast Facts

The new Systems Engineering Building provides state-of-the-art laboratory space and equipment that will further basic and applied research in electricity markets, generation, transmission, distribution and end use, including buildings-grid integration. The 24,000-square-foot building houses some of PNNL's power grid research:

  • Three control rooms
  • Laboratories focused on power electronics, interoperability and campus energy control
  • The Power Electronics Laboratory, which provides dedicated lab space for PNNL's electric vehicle charging, energy storage and controls research.
  • Adjacent outdoor pad that provides space to connect to even larger assets, such as utility-scale energy storage units and commercial-grade, roof-top air conditioners.
  • State-of-the-art industry software, real-time grid data and advanced computation

A Center for Power Grid Research

The LEED Gold-certified facility also will house PNNL's Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center. The EIOC expands to two control rooms that can be reconfigured for different industry testing needs and scenarios, such as:

  • Reliability Coordinators
  • Independent System Operators
  • Balancing Authority
  • Market Operator
  • Distribution System Operator
  • Cyber Security Network Operations Center

A Center for Building Energy Efficiencies Research

The Building Operations Control Center also moves into the new space. PNNL uses the center to monitor energy use and the system performance of buildings across its campus, using technology developed at the national Lab.

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Systems Engineering Building