b'O V E R V I E W O F T H E L A B O R A T O R Y P L A N 2 0 1 9O V E R V I E W O F I N LINL is Americas nuclear energy laboratory. INL conducts transformative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) required to accelerate the delivery of energy, environmental, and security solutions to the marketplace.INLs RD&D capabilities, resources, and unique geography foster the integration of scientific engineering, operations, and controls into complex, large-scale test beds and demonstration platforms for discovery, innovation, and validation of at-scale transformational energy and security concepts.Created as the National Reactor Testing Station in 1949, INL pioneered nuclear-generated electricity to power an American community (Arco, Idaho), and demonstrated the U.S. Navys first nuclearINLs isolated Site, test bed infrastructure, propulsion systems. In its 70th year, INL isand applied-science focus make it home to some of the worlds distinctivea major center for national security facilities supporting innovations acrosstechnology RD&D. This RD&D spans all aspects of nuclear energy, nuclearnew protective systems for military and renewable energy integration, andforces, secure wireless communications national security.channels for public safety, and As the DOEs national laboratory forregional interdependencies and sector nuclear energy RD&D, INL: (communications, power distribution, Supports the long term of the light- and transportation) interconnections. water reactor (LWR) fleet operations INL improves U.S. energy security and Designs and develops advancedindustrial competitiveness by ensuring the nuclear reactors, nuclear fuels andavailability of clean energy and developing materials, and associated fuel cycles improved technologies to protect the environment. These technologies advance Couples experiments with transportation systems, expand the modeling and simulation (M&S) tonations energy portfolio with renewable accelerate the design and validationenergy integration, and reduce the of materials and systems functioningenvironmental impact of energy extraction in harsh environmentsand use. Optimizes the integration of Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), LLC, a nuclear, fossil (including naturalwholly owned company of Battelle, gas), biomass, and other renewablehas managed and operated INL for resources at energy-generation andDOEs Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) delivery stages since 2005. Battelle Energy Alliance Enables nuclear nonproliferationis a partnership of Battelle; BWX programs that anticipate and deterTechnologies, Inc.; AECOM; the Electric nuclear proliferation and radiologicalPower Research Institute; the INL security threatsNational University Consortium (NUC) and Idaho university collaborators.Secures vital cyber-physical systems, such as the electric power grid, nuclear energy facilities, and future energy-delivery systems.5'