Stored energy is generally considered as a main driving force of recrystallization process. After plastic deformation a high dislocation density and residual stress field remain in a material. Both quantities are at the origin of the stored energy and we call them as the “plastic” and “elastic” parts of this energy. Their orientation distributions can be determined using diffraction and deformation models. Both components of the stored energy are studied in the present work. Their distributions and characteristics are studied for f.c.c. and b.c.c. materials.