Next Generation Multi-Scale Modeling & Optimization Framework to Support the US Power Industry

The National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL’s) Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) was formed in 2016 to develop new advanced Process Systems Engineering (PSE) capabilities to improve the efficiency and reliability of the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants while accelerating the development of a broad range of advanced fossil energy systems.


Optimizing the Entire Power Generation System

IDAES brings together the very best capabilities from the national laboratories and academia to enable the state-of-the-art design, investment, and operation support for the US electric power generation system.

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IDAES is Guided by Power Industry Needs

Stakeholder Advisory Board has been assembled to ensure that the Institute can remain well aligned with key industry needs in this arena. Regular conference calls and biannual face-to-face review meetings will ensure that stakeholders remain well informed of the program and its progress and can provide advice to direct the program to maximum value to the industry.