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Energy Secretary Moniz Highlights Sandia Efforts during Recent Houston Press Conference

As he spoke to oil and gas executives at the IHS Energy CERAWeek conference, Secretary Moniz’s focus was on the nation’s aging energy infrastructure—and everything that should be done to modernize it amid a do­mestic energy revolution, climate change, and evolving business models. Moniz spoke to the assembled executives about the just-released QER and the […]

Recent Sandia Secure, Scalable Microgrid Advanced Controls Research Accomplishments

A recently completed Grand Challenge Laboratory-Directed Research and Development project resulted in a secure, scalable microgrid (SSM) research facility that is actively engaged in developing technologies to solve many of the nation’s most complex challenges in satisfying its electric energy needs. Initial focus has been on enabling resilient and reliable performance when incorporating high penetration […]

Sandia Student Wins Best Paper Award at IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference

Matthew Reno, a Sandian and an electrical engineering PhD candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was given a Best Student Paper award for research reported in, “Impact of PV Variability and Ramping Events on Distribution Voltage Regulation Equipment” at the 40th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) held in […]

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Mesa del Sol Project Is Finalist for International Smart Grid Action Network 2014 Award of Excellence

The Mesa del Sol microgrid project was selected as one of eight finalists among many entries worldwide to receive the 2014 International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) Award of Excellence. ISGAN will recognize all finalist projects on their website and in future ISGAN publications.

The ISGAN Award of Excellence competition showcases the innovative and effective approaches […]

Wind Generator Modeling

Sandia finalized and submitted the updated “WECC Wind Power Plant Dynamic Model­ing Guide” and the “WECC PV Power Plant Dynamic Modeling Guide” to the Technical Studies Subcommittee at the Western Elec­tricity Coordinating Council (WECC).
These dynamic modeling guides present the second-generation generic models as speci­fied in the January 23, 2014 WECC report.
The WECC generic models were […]

Renewables, Other Energy Issues To Be Focus of Enhanced Sandia-SINTEF Collaboration

Under an expanded agreement, a decades-long partnership between Sandia and the Norwegian research organization SINTEF (Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning) will now tackle energy challenges such as renewable-energy integration, grid modernization, gas technologies, and algae-based biofuels. SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia, with expertise in the natural sciences and technology, the […]

Portable Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Unit to Provide Green, Sustainable Power to Honolulu Port

Clean hy­drogen power that’s expected to lower emissions and reduce energy consumption will be coming to the Port of Honolulu in 2015 after the completion of a new fuel-cell technology demonstration, one that could lead to a commercial technology for ports worldwide. Ports have been a major water- and air-pollution source in the U.S.—but remained […]

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DOE International Energy Storage Database Has Logged 420 Energy Storage Projects Worldwide with 123 GW of Installed Capacity

Berkeley, California, USA, (October 21, 2013) — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following was released by Strategen Consulting:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that its international energy storage database has surpassed 420 documented energy storage projects from around the world. The database, the first of its kind, provides free, up-to-date information on grid-connected energy storage […]

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New Jersey Transit FutureGrid MOU Signing

In late August, DOE Secretary Moniz and New Jersey Governor Christie signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) over grid modernization, which establishes a relationship between the U.S. Department of Energy, New Jersey Transit Corporation, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to explore the design, possible construction, and future implementation of an advanced […]

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2013 Electricity Storage Handbook Published

The DOE/EPRI 2013 Electricity Storage Handbook in Collaboration with NRECA has been released and is available for download (166 pp + appendices). The handbook was jointly authored by the Sandia (on behalf of DOE Energy Storage Systems program), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), and AECOM Technical Services, Inc.

The handbook […]

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