b'GROWING CapabilitiesSimulating Nuclear Plant Heat Power plants exist to make electricity (i.e., electrons), but thermal sources such as nuclear energy also produce a lot of heat. INL is exploring whether such electricity generators could use this raw heat for other processes. With support from three different DOE offices, INL is building an integrated energy test bed that will link three functional elements to understand the technical issues of such integrated systems. The Dynamic Energy Transport and Integration Laboratory (DETAIL) will integrate 1) a grid simulator with 2) an electrically heated nuclear plant simulator that will generate heat for 3) a steam electrolysis station making hydrogen. In 2019, INL completed its design for the nuclear heat simulatorthe Thermal Energy Distribution System (TEDS), which is expected to be fully operational by March 2020. 14'