New capabilities include 200-300 kilowatt power converters a 700 kilowatt hour flow battery, a 50-kW wind turbine and up to 17.5 

INL’s full-scale, isolatable power grid test bed provides the exceptional ability to validate power system models in real time. Our Real-Time Digital Simulator​ can be used for full-scale hardware-in-the-loop, controller-in-the-loop and grid-in-the-loop testing. INL facilities also include 160 kW of load banks, a 2-megawatt power distribution system, four types of energy storage systems, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) control system test beds, a microgrid test bed and a Wireless National User Facility.


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