Building the Case for Hybrid Distributed Energy Developments

Join INL, PNNL, and NREL, with support from our academic and industry partners, for a 2-day webinar to learn more about the benefits of hybrid energy systems, considerations for designing the right system for your community, and practical tools that can help with the design and development process. In this webinar, you will learn about tools and resources to make a hybrid energy system development plan and understand how a good design can help secure investments, including infrastructure funding from the federal government. This webinar will focus on how to use value streams and system constraints and resilience goals to inform decision making for the proposed system.


  • Benefits of Hybrid Systems: Resilience and regional and community benefits 
  • Tool and Resources: How can I design a system that works for me and my stakeholders?  
    • Valuation framework
    • Resilience framework
    • Hybrid design 
    • Wind resource analysis tools  
  • Opportunities 
    • Technical assistance 
    • Funding

Registration Information


Tuesday, April 4 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST
Wednesday, April 5 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST


After registration accepted, meeting invites will be sent.




Hybrid Optimization and Performance Platform (HOPP) – HOPP can be used to find the right mix of wind, solar, storage, and diesel resources to create a hybrid microgrid sized to meet given load profiles.

Resilience Development for Electric Energy Delivery Systems (ResDEEDs)  – This tool helps users plan for resilience by analyzing the impact of hazards on a given system, using stochastic methods to more generically model events and allowing users to compare different configurations or potential upgrades to a system to maximize resilience.

Valuation Service – The valuation service calculates various value streams for distributed wind given certain input characteristics of the system and local market operations.

Tools Assessing Performance (TAP) – These tools help with micro-siting of distributed wind resources, modeling the effect of localized barriers including terrain, buildings, and landscape (trees, etc.).

dWind – The dWind model simulates consumer purchase decisions based on economics and consumer behavior.

Wind Toolkit – The wind toolkit provides wind resource data, allowing users to do a basic screening to determine if wind turbines are a feasible energy solution for them.



More information to follow.

Contact Information

Megan Culler
Principal Investigator, Idaho National Laboratory


  • NREL 
  • PNNL 
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) 
  • Iowa State University 
  • Mana Group