Funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, the Microgrids, Infrastructure Resilience, and Advanced Controls Launchpad (MIRACL) project is part of the distributed wind portfolio of investments aimed at enabling wind technology to be an affordable, accessible, and compatible distributed energy resource (DER). DERs are increasingly used by individuals, businesses, and communities to cost-effectively build resilient infrastructure and enhance the capabilities of local distribution grid operations.
This collaborative research project—which includes DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Idaho National Laboratory—uses a high-speed data link to leverage nearly a billion dollars’ worth of research capabilities and DER infrastructure across the four laboratories. This enables research, development, and industry validation of DER components and hybrid energy systems across multiple scales and configurations in geographically diverse operating conditions.
A key component of the MIRACL project is collaboration, not only among DOE’s National Labs, but also with the electric utility, wind, microgrid, and DER industries to advance state-of-the-art technology.
To learn more about MIRACL and opportunities for collaboration, download the fact sheet: