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November 1, 2013
The Energy Systems Integrations Facility at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado has received a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum designation for new construction by the U.S. Green Building Council. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Energy Department’s New Laboratory at NREL Earns LEED Platinum

The Energy Systems Integrations Facility (ESIF) at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum designation.

October 29, 2013
American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference

The American Inidan Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three day event convening graduate, undergraduate, and high school junior and senior students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate and government partners, and all members of the “AISES family”.

The AISES National conference has become the premier event for Native American Science, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professionals and students attracting over 1,600 attendees form across the country.

The conference will be held at the Colorado Convention Center.

October 22, 2013
Water Monitoring Flume Replaced at the Rocky Flats, Colorado, Site

In August of this year the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) Rocky Flats, site took advantage of an existing water diversion structure that was no longer needed, to replace an aging water monitoring flume and avoid future repairs that could interrupt data collection.

October 21, 2013
2013 Community- and Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop Presentations and Agenda

Download the agenda and available presentations from guest speakers at the Office of Indian Energy's Community- and Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance workshop held September 18-20, 2013, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. To access the training presentations, visit the National Training & Education Resource website.

October 10, 2013
EA-1812: Final Supplement Analysis

Haxtun Wind Energy Project, Logan and Phillips Counties, CO

October 1, 2013
  • Test

    A specially configured truck, delivers a GE 2.75-MW wind turbine nacelle weighing more than 96 tons to the new 5-MW dynamometer at the NWTC. Photo by Mark McDade/NREL

  • Test

    The nacelle/drivetrain installed on the 5-MW dynamometer test stand. Photo by Mark McDade/NREL

DOE to Debut a Dynamic 5-Megawatt Dynamometer

Boulder, Colorado -- As wind turbine capacity continues to grow, so does the need to test the electrical and mechanical power-producing components of those turbines. Currently, only a few test facilities worldwide have the capability to test wind turbine drivetrains with capacity ratings up to 5 megawatts--and DOE's National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is now one of them.

October 1, 2013
EIS-0400: Record of Decision

Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Grand County, CO

September 27, 2013
EIS-0423-S1: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury

September 18, 2013
2013 Community- and Facility-Scale Workshop

Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop