Tuesday, April 2, 2013

INL to dedicate Energy Systems Laboratory today

The Idaho National Laboratory's new Energy Systems Laboratory.
The Idaho National Laboratory will have special guests on hand today at 2 p.m. for the dedication of the Energy Systems Laboratory on its Idaho Falls Research and Education Campus, 750 University Blvd.

The ESL is where research is done on ways to integrate low-carbon energy into America’s electrical grid. This includes everything from biofuels research to electrical vehicle performance evaluation.

The dedication program will include remarks in the following order from:
A representative from the State of Idaho
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson
Battelle Memorial Institute Executive Vice President Ron Townsend
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dennis Miotla
Department of Energy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Renewable Energy Steve Chalk

At the event, the INL representative for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design will announce the certification of the Energy Systems Laboratory. The LEED program recognizes the implementation of practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.