The REopt model provides concurrent, multiple technology integration and optimization capabilities to help organizations meet their cost savings and energy performance goals. Formulated as a mixed integer linear program, REopt recommends an optimally sized mix of renewable energy, conventional generation, and energy storage technologies; estimates the net present value of implementing those technologies; and provides a dispatch strategy for operating the technology mix at maximum economic efficiency.
Under development at NREL since 2007, REopt was initially created to identify and prioritize cost-effective renewable energy projects across a portfolio of sites. The model is now also used to optimize the size and operating strategy of microgrids, storage, and energy/water systems. REopt analyses have led to more than 260 MW of renewable energy development.
Learn more about REopt’s:
- Analysis services
- Analysis levels
- Inputs and outputs, including a REopt model diagram
- Development team.
Email REopt@nrel.gov with questions about using the platform and NREL’s analysis services to optimize energy systems at your site.
The REopt model can be applied to a variety of energy optimization projects, including:
- Renewable energy screenings
- Campus planning
- Microgrids and resiliency
- Energy storage
- Energy and water nexus
- New research areas.