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Upcoming Webinar: Distributed Control for Improving Power System Stability

On April 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Sandia’s David Copp will present an IEEE Smart Grid Webinar: “Distributed Control for Improving Power System Stability.” Power systems consist of many components distributed across wide geographic areas. A sudden increase or decrease in load or generation in these systems results in swings in power transfer between [...]

By | 2018-04-05T18:05:50+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, News|Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar: Distributed Control for Improving Power System Stability

Sandia’s Energy Programs Organize Three Symposia at Spring MRS Symposium, April 2-6

Researchers from Sandia’s energy programs have organized three symposia for the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. The symposia sessions will discuss topics that include flow batteries for grid energy storage, harvesting natural and human-made energy sources, and solid-state super ion conductors: Symposium EN09: Materials and Systems for Grid Energy Storage—Redox Flow Batteries Phoenix [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:47:48+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Conferences, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News, News & Events, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia’s Energy Programs Organize Three Symposia at Spring MRS Symposium, April 2-6

Grid Innovation at Sandia Recognized with Two R&D 100 Awards

Sandia Researcher John Eddy, OE Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Pesin, OE Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker, and Sandia Researcher Abraham Ellis (L-R). Not pictured: OE’s Microgrid R&D Program Manager Dan Ton. On March 14th, Sandia participated in a recognition ceremony at the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:35:11+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Microgrid, News, Transmission Grid Integration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grid Innovation at Sandia Recognized with Two R&D 100 Awards

Sandia Evaluates Control Algorithms for Energy Storage Systems

  Grid-scale batteries become more popular every day as the world looks to renewable energy sources and the need grows to store and use them on demand. However, utility companies need to know the best way to operate those batteries to meet specific energy management goals. Sandia is helping by testing a large vanadium redox-flow battery [...]

By | 2018-02-23T15:31:27+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, Microgrid, News|Comments Off on Sandia Evaluates Control Algorithms for Energy Storage Systems

DOE’s Grid Modernization Peer Review Report Now Available

The Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Initiative has published a report summarizing findings from the first annual peer review in April 2017. The report reviews 30 of the 87 publicly funded projects in the portfolio and is structured around the six technical pillars outlined in the Grid Modernization Multi-Year Program Plan: Design and Planning [...]

By | 2018-02-15T21:24:16+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News, Transmission Grid Integration|Comments Off on DOE’s Grid Modernization Peer Review Report Now Available

Upcoming Webinar: Advances in Distribution System Time-Series Analysis for Studying DER Impacts

On Thursday, February 15, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET, Sandia's Matthew Reno will present a complimentary IEEE Smart Grid webinar on "Advances in Distribution System Time-Series Analysis for Studying DER Impacts." Description Distribution system analysis with ever increasing numbers of distributed energy resources (DER) requires new innovations in planning analysis tools to: Capture the time-varying and time-dependent aspects [...]

By | 2018-02-07T23:59:59+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Distribution Grid Integration, Grid Integration, News, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar: Advances in Distribution System Time-Series Analysis for Studying DER Impacts

New Issue of Sandia’s Grid Modernization Program Newsletter Now Available

Sandia’s Grid Modernization Program Newsletter features research highlights, event information, staff recognition, and recent publications and patents related to modernizing our nation’s electricity infrastructure. In December’s issue, read more about the following headlines: Sandia to lead next generation cybersecurity projects to strengthen energy infrastructure Sandia to lead new GMLC project to enhance community resiliency Real-time [...]

By | 2017-12-20T23:06:45+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, News|Comments Off on New Issue of Sandia’s Grid Modernization Program Newsletter Now Available

National Labs Partner with EPB to Energize Flow Battery in Support of Grid Modernization Efforts

In collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, EPB has energized a 100kW/400kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery as part of a national research effort to explore the best use of cutting edge technologies that could be implemented across the United States to modernize the power grid. EPB will [...]

By | 2017-09-22T18:22:33+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, Microgrid, News|Comments Off on National Labs Partner with EPB to Energize Flow Battery in Support of Grid Modernization Efforts

New GMLC Projects Aim to Make Distribution Systems More Resilient

Sandia has been awarded $1.5M over the next three years to lead the “Designing Resilient Communities” project and support two other projects awarded under the Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Initiative Lab Call. The Resilient Distribution Systems Lab Call seeks to develop and validate innovative approaches to enhance the resilience of distribution systems, including microgrids, with [...]

By | 2017-12-13T18:14:59+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News|Comments Off on New GMLC Projects Aim to Make Distribution Systems More Resilient

Modeling Tools, Control Strategies, and Improved Weather Forecasting Enable More Renewables on the Grid

Transitioning to a renewables-intensive future, a goal supported by many US states, presents numerous technical challenges. Distributed energy resources (DER), such as solar and wind, have variable power outputs that can impact grid performance and complicate utility operations. To enable greater deployment of DER requires an assembly of technical approaches and solutions, ranging from new [...]

By | 2017-07-24T19:57:40+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on Modeling Tools, Control Strategies, and Improved Weather Forecasting Enable More Renewables on the Grid