Peer Review Reports

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has conducted peer reviews of their technology programs since Fiscal Year 2007 (FY 2007). Peer reviews consist of a formal evaluation of selected NETL projects by an independent panel of subject matter experts (SMEs) and are conducted to ensure that the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management's (FECM) research program, implemented by NETL, is compliant with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Strategic Plan, and DOE guidance. Peer reviews reduce project risk (e.g., cost, schedule, technology development) and improve the overall quality of the technical aspects of research and development (R&D) activities, as well as overall project-related activities, such as utilization of resources, project and financial management, and commercialization. NETL uses the peer review findings to guide and redirect projects, as appropriate, underscoring NETL's commitment to funding and managing a portfolio of high-quality research.

The following are reports from individual peer reviews conducted since FY 2014. For information on NETL peer reviews conducted from FY 2007 to FY 2013, please contact

FY 2023 Peer Reviews:

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FY 2015 Peer Reviews:

FY 2014 Peer Reviews: