PLUG into CAES
The third critical outcome of the Research pillar is the concept of a connected research environment in which researchers have seamless access – virtual and physical – to CAES facilities and laboratories in Idaho Falls and at the universities. This outcome relies on early initiatives – streamlining key features such as access and training across facilities, for example – and the development of a virtual CAES-connected campus. A connected research environment brings significant benefits to researchers, including a much broader array of leveraged capabilities that can be more readily accessed, scheduled and coordinated toward major proposals and highly sought technological advances. Research at CAES and at CAES’ affiliated centers is centered on the seven focus areas outlined in the CAES Strategy: Nuclear Energy; Energy-Water Nexus; Cybersecurity; Advanced Manufacturing; Innovative Energy Systems; Energy Policy; and Computing, Data, and Visualization.