Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES)

Transforming and decarbonizing the world’s energy systems to make them environmentally sustainable while maintaining high reliability and low cost is a task that requires the very best computational and simulation capabilities to examine a complete range of technology options, ensure that the best choices are made, and to support their rapid and effective implementation.

The Institute for Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) was originated to bring the most advanced modeling and optimization capabilities to these challenges. The resulting IDAES integrated platform utilizes the most advanced computational algorithms to enable the design and optimization of complex, interacting energy and process systems from individual plant components to the entire electrical grid.

IDAES is led by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) with participants from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Carnegie-Mellon University, West Virginia University, University of Notre Dame, and Georgia Institute of Technology.

The IDAES leadership team is:

  • David C. Miller, Technical Director
  • Anthony Burgard, NETL PI
  • Deb Agarwal, LBNL PI
  • John Siirola, SNL PI