NREL under new management

The U.S. DOE has selected the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC to be the next management contractor for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. The five-year contract contains an option to extend the agreement an additional five years, and included a 60-day transition period, which began July 29. The alliance took over full management responsibilities Sept. 30. The new management entity consists of two nonprofit organizations: the Midwest Research Institute and Battelle. The Midwest Research Institute formerly managed NREL.