Menu

mbrace

/Meagan Brace

About Meagan Brace

Program Communications Specialist, Grid Modernization, Sandia National Laboratories.

Register Today for the Energy Assurance and Advanced Microgrid Conceptual Design Course on March 13-14

As a follow on to the Microgrids Webinar  hosted during October Energy Month, Sandia, along with the Tactical Microgrids Standards Consortium, will be having a 2-day microgrids design workshop on March 13-14, 2017 at the Pentagon in Washington DC. Sandia has developed a 2-day “Energy Assurance and Advanced Microgrid Conceptual Design Course” to provide a [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Energy Assurance, Microgrid, News, Partnership, Workshops|Comments Off on Register Today for the Energy Assurance and Advanced Microgrid Conceptual Design Course on March 13-14

Webinar: Developing an Energy Storage Project – A Technical Perspective

March 8, 2017 | 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET | Recording available here As more energy storage projects are being implemented, it is important to discuss how to successfully construct a project that is safe, reliable, and cost effective. In this webinar, Dan Borneo and Ben Schenkman from Sandia National Laboratories will present lessons learned from the [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News, Partnership, Workshops|Comments Off on Webinar: Developing an Energy Storage Project – A Technical Perspective

Ray Byrne Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

Ray Byrne, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, from Albuquerque, New Mexico has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to miniature robotics and grid integration of energy storage. Dr. Byrne has been employed at Sandia since 1989. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Energy Storage, Grid Integration, News, Staff, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ray Byrne Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

Sandia’s Research in Ultrawide Bandgap Technology Could Help Improve the Grid

Sandia researchers are currently studying how ultrawide bandgap semiconductor materials could be used to create more compact and efficient power electronics, potentially leading to higher absolute voltages for distributing power grid energy. These materials, such as AIGaN, are expected to allow devices to operate at higher voltages, frequencies, and temperatures than wide bandgap materials, such [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Assurance, Materials Science, News|Comments Off on Sandia’s Research in Ultrawide Bandgap Technology Could Help Improve the Grid

Sandia Joins Forces with Singapore Energy Market Authority to Develop Energy Storage Test-Bed

Sandia National Laboratories’ Energy Storage Projects team within the Stationary Energy Storage Program is working with the government of Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) to help set up Singapore’s first grid energy storage test-bed. This will lead to the selection and development of three energy storage test-beds at existing electrical substations. Sandia will help develop [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia Joins Forces with Singapore Energy Market Authority to Develop Energy Storage Test-Bed

Register for the 2017 Energy Storage Systems Safety Forum

Registration is now open for Meeting the Challenge: 2017 Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Safety Forum that will be held at the historic La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The two-day, MRS Endorsed ESS Safety Forum on February 22-23 will provide a platform for discussing the current state of ESS safety and mitigation strategies around improving cell to [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News, News & Events, Workshops|Comments Off on Register for the 2017 Energy Storage Systems Safety Forum

Microgrid Webinar Addresses Mission Assurance and Energy Security with Advanced Microgrid Designs

On October 13th, Mike Hightower of Sandia National Laboratories led two webinars on microgrids and energy assurance as part of Energy Action Month. Mike along with other Sandia engineers and scientists have been researching energy assurance for critical infrastructures at Sandia for the past 20 years. The webinar contains material from Sandia’s training course titled [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News|Comments Off on Microgrid Webinar Addresses Mission Assurance and Energy Security with Advanced Microgrid Designs

Installation of New England’s Largest Battery Energy Storage System is Underway

NEC Energy Solutions has begun the installation and commissioning of a 2 MW, 3.9MWh GSS® grid energy storage solution for the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) in Sterling, Massachusetts. Once complete in December 2016, it will be the largest system of its kind installed in New England and the first utility scale project in the [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News|Comments Off on Installation of New England’s Largest Battery Energy Storage System is Underway

The First EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids Concludes

On August 29-31, 2016, Sandia National Laboratories and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) held the first annual Microgrid Systems Symposium in Baltimore, MD that attracted about 100 attendees from other U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, U.S. Department of Defense laboratories, utilities, industry, and government agencies. The event was uniquely focused on several technical [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Partnership, Seminars & Conferences, Workshops|Comments Off on The First EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids Concludes

Two Sandia Papers Selected as “Best Papers” at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

Research funded by the OE Energy Storage Program, under the direction of Dr. Imre Gyuk, was recently recognized with best paper awards at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting that was held in Boston July 17-21. The first paper outlines an optimization methodology for estimating the maximum potential revenue from an [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Energy, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Two Sandia Papers Selected as “Best Papers” at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting