Energy and Climate

Energy Storage

DOE Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) Energy Storage Safety Workshop

On February 17–18, 2014, Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory co-hosted the DOE OE Energy Storage Safety Workshop in Albuquerque, NM. This workshop’s goal was to address the need for validated energy-storage safety as identified in the DOE strategic plan for “Grid Energy Storage.” Thought leaders in the fields of deployment, operation, regulation, […]

Sandians as Guest Editors of Modeling & Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering Focus Section

Many vital needs in worldwide energy production, from electrifying trans­portation to enhancing renewable-energy production, depend on developing economical, reliable batteries with improved performance and safety. Meeting these needs will require dramatic changes in electrical energy storage materials and chemistries. New methods and computational capabilities offer the potential that modeling and simulation can fundamentally advance improved […]

Sandia Has Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Case Western Reserve University

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) initiates a relationship between our institutions to better leverage our inherently complementary energy research strengths—focusing on R&D activity in utility-scale power and includes energy storage (batteries, capacitors), grid integration of renewable-energy resources, real-time residential and industrial energy management and control, lifetime degradation and science and various forms of advanced energy […]

New Mexico Renewable Energy Storage Task Force

Sandians Dhruv Bhatnagar (in Sandia’s Electric Power Systems Research Dept.) and Abbas Akhil and Geor­gianne Huff (both in Sandia’s Energy Storage Technology and Systems Dept.) participated on the New Mexi­co Renewable Energy Storage Task Force over the last few months of 2013. During New Mexico’s 2013 Legislative Session, the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department […]

Sandia Transportation-Energy Research Project Funded as a Part of DOE’s “EV Everywhere” Funding Program

Late last year, Sandia received funding for its “Mechanistic Modeling Framework for Predicting Extreme Battery Response: Coupled Hierarchical Models for Thermal, Mechanical, Electrical and (Electro)chemical Processes” project under the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) for Electric Drive Batteries area in the DOE “EV Everywhere” program. Vehicle electrification is widely seen as a method to reduce U.S. […]

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