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WEDNESDAY: Energy Secretary Moniz to Visit National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado

September 9, 2013 - 3:44pm


WASHINGTON – Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s commitment to steady, responsible steps that reduce carbon pollution and support an all-of-the-above energy strategy, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will dedicate a new clean energy research facility and supercomputer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Secretary Moniz will also discuss dramatic reductions in the cost of clean and renewable energy technology as well as growing deployment over the last few years.  

On Wednesday, September 11, Energy Secretary Moniz will meet with lab officials and industry executives from the electric power and clean energy sectors. The meeting will be followed by an open press tour and dedication of the new Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF).

ESIF is the nation’s first research facility to help both public and private sector researchers scale-up promising clean energy technologies – from solar modules and wind turbines to electric vehicles and efficient, interactive home appliances – and test how they interact with each other and the grid at utility-scale.



U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

Dan Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Paul Santeler, Vice President and General Manager of Hyperscale Business Group, HP

Tom Stricker, Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs and Energy and Environmental Research, Toyota Motor North America

Ben Fowke, Chairman, President, and CEO of Xcel Energy


Tour and dedication of the Energy Systems Integration Facility; events to be followed by a media availability


Tour: 1:00 PM MT

Dedication: 1:30 PM MT

*Media will need to arrive by 12:30 PM MT


NREL Education Center, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado


RSVP by September 10 to Heather Lammers at or (303) 275-4084