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NETL’s Hybrid Performance Laboratory in Morgantown, WV, focuses on hybrid systems that pair fuel cells with gas turbines. Combining fuel cells and turbines in unified systems can generate power more fuel-efficiently and with less environmental impact than either fuel cells or turbines alone. However, hybrid systems are more complex than their conventional counterparts, and they present a different set of issues. The lab couples simulations and physical hardware so that researchers can investigate a fully integrated system. Researchers use the lab to study the behavior of hybrid systems and observe the effects of new control strategies without actually having to implement new technologies. The Hybrid Performance Laboratory helps researchers gain insight into the use of hybrid systems to conserve resources and make fossil fuels more environmentally friendly.