Energy and Climate

Grid

Grid System Planning for Wind: Wind Generator Modeling

On June 11, 2014, in

Wind generation continues to dominate the interconnection queues and the need for generic, standard, and validated publicly available models for variable generation technologies continues as transmission planners are required to study these technologies’ impact on the grid. Sandia is continuing its efforts to fully develop, validate, and disseminate wind-turbine generator (WTG) models for use in […]

Grid Capabilities

On May 1, 2013, in

Goal:  To develop and implement a comprehensive Sandia program to support the modernization of the U.S. electric grid, with a focus on security and resiliency. Our nation’s energy infrastructure faces two foundational challenges as we seek our vision toward an energy independent and secure future. First, the electricity transmission and distribution networks have not significantly […]

Photovoltaic Technology and Tour of PV Test Facilities

On February 12, 2013, in

The Photovoltaics and Distributed Systems Integration Department at Sandia National Laboratories is pleased to support and complement the Center for Public Utilities Current Issues Conference with two opportunities to learn more about photovoltaic (PV) technology and it’s operation in the grid, as well as a tour of PV test facilities. The first informational opportunity will […]

Batteries & Energy Storage

On August 3, 2012, in

Energy Storage Stationary Transportation Defense Mission (S&T) Facilities Publications Multimedia Gallery Energy Storage News Energy Storage Sandia works to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels both by integrating renewable energy generation into the electricity transmission/distribution grid and enabling widespread electrification of the nation’s transportation fleet by improving energy storage performance, economics, and safety. Sandia’s […]