REopt modeling can be applied to many types of energy optimization projects.
Renewable Energy Screenings
The REopt model efficiently identifies and prioritizes renewable energy opportunities across a portfolio of properties in multiple cities, states, or countries, each with its own energy requirements, costs, resources, and constraints. REopt identifies the most cost-effective ways to meet energy goals, estimates the cost of achieving those goals, and helps organizations identify the most economically and technically viable opportunities.
NREL helps campuses identify the least-cost pathways to achieving energy or carbon reduction goals. REopt evaluates a range of energy options and provides an optimized system architecture and operation strategy. This allows campuses to devote their limited resources toward solutions with the highest chance of success.
Microgrids and Resiliency
REopt evaluates how renewable energy and storage can be incorporated alongside conventional generation in grid-connected or off-grid microgrids to meet critical loads at the lowest life cycle cost. REopt optimizes system sizes as well as operating strategies to provide economic savings while grid-connected and extend site survivability during outages. REopt quantifies the energy resiliency impact of renewable energy and storage in energy systems.
REopt evaluates how energy storage can be leveraged for economic savings through demand reduction, time-of-use shifting, and participation in demand response programs, ancillary service markets, and frequency regulation markets. REopt looks at storage in integration with other energy assets and calculates system sizes and operating strategies to maximize economic benefit.
Energy and Water Nexus
REopt evaluates how water treatment and storage systems can be leveraged for economic savings through demand reduction and time-of-use shifting. REopt looks at water treatment and storage in integration with other energy assets and calculates system sizes and operating strategies to minimize life cycle costs.
New Research Areas
NREL continues to expand the application of the REopt model to new areas, including energy efficiency and renewable energy optimization, demand management, nuclear-renewable hybrid system optimization, and model predictive control.
Email REopt@nrel.gov with questions about using REopt to optimize energy systems at your site.