Energy and Climate

Modeling & Analysis

Federal Electric Regulatory Commission Revised Its Small Generator Interconnection Procedure and Small Generator Interconnection Agreement

After two years of industry consultation, the Federal Electric Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a final ruling on the much anticipated modification of the FERC Small Generator Interconnection Procedure (SGIP) which governs the interconnection of small generators (smaller than 20 MW) that sell wholesale electricity. The SGIP also serves as a template for state rules that […]

Dakota Version 5.4 Released

Sandia’s Dakota software delivers advanced parametric analysis techniques enabling design exploration, model calibration, risk analysis, and quantification of margins and uncertainty with computational models. Dakota v5.4 was released November 15, 2013, and deployed on supported Sandia computing systems. The release includes new capabilities for uncertainty quantification (UQ), optimization, and calibration. UQ highlights include a new […]

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 […]

Upcoming Publication on Recovery Strategies for Damaged Transportation Networks

The International Journal of Critical Infrastructures accepted “Optimal recovery sequencing for enhanced resilience and service restoration in transportation networks” for publication. The paper, co-authored by Eric Vugrin (in Sandia’s Resilience and Regulatory Effects Dept.), Mark Turnquist (Cornell University), and Nathanael Brown (Operations Research and Knowledge Management Systems Dept.), describes a model that can be used […]

Sandia-Electric Power Research Institute Partnership Publishes Photovoltaic Reliability Report

Sandia and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are jointly engaged in a multiple-year research effort to examine photovoltaic (PV) plant reliability performance obtained through documented field data. Findings and analyses, derived from the PV Reliability Operations Maintenance (PVROM) database, are intended to inform industry best practices around the optimal operations and maintenance (O&M) of […]

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