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Grid-Scale Vanadium Flow Energy Storage System to be Installed at NELHA

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority (NELHA) in partnership with Hawai‘i Electric Light Company (HELCO), the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity (DOE-OE), the Ulupono Initiative, and UniEnergy Technologies (UET) have announced their intent to install a 100kW/500kWh advanced vanadium energy storage system (ESS) later this year at the Hawai‘i Ocean Science and [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News|Comments Off on Grid-Scale Vanadium Flow Energy Storage System to be Installed at NELHA

Sandia Testifies in Cordova, Alaska Hearing about Microgrids

Abraham Ellis, manager of Sandia’s Photovoltaic and Distributed Systems Integration Department, testified last week on microgrid technologies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at a field hearing in Cordova, Alaska. During the hearing, Ellis provided a perspective on microgrids and hybrid systems. Alaska is home to many remote microgrids. For example, Sandia is [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security|Comments Off on Sandia Testifies in Cordova, Alaska Hearing about Microgrids

Grid Modernization Initiative 2017 Peer Review

The U.S. Department of Energy will hold a peer review of their Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) projects on April 18-21, 2017 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA.  This event will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about the current state of technology and network with energy sector stakeholders. A portfolio of [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Grid Integration, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Grid Modernization Initiative 2017 Peer Review

New Sandia Grid Modernization Program Newsletter Now Available

Sandia’s newest quarterly newsletter features research highlights, event information, staff recognition, and recent publications and patents related to modernizing our nation’s electricity infrastructure. Topics focus on the primary research areas of Sandia’s Grid Modernization Program and include the following: Energy storage technologies for large-scale adaption Integration of renewable energy sources into the grid Transmission planning [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Cyber, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Assurance, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Transmission Grid Integration|Comments Off on New Sandia Grid Modernization Program Newsletter Now Available

Upcoming Webinar: Comparing the Abilities of Energy Storage, PV, and Other Distributed Energy Resources to Provide Grid Services, Monday, March 13, 3:00pm-4:30pm ET

The grid is undergoing a transformation leading to greater utilization of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). DER devices include batteries, PV, and even aggregated hot water heaters or building lighting systems. At the core of this transformation are the services that these DER can provide to the grid. Presently each device type is siloed into its [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Events, Grid Integration, News, Photovoltaic, Solar, Workshops|Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar: Comparing the Abilities of Energy Storage, PV, and Other Distributed Energy Resources to Provide Grid Services, Monday, March 13, 3:00pm-4:30pm ET

Sandia Labs takes home two national tech transfer awards

Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2017 State and Local Economic Development Recognition award for its work on the New Jersey Transit Grid project. Sandia’s partnership with NJT focused on the Energy Surety Microgrid (ESM) developed at Sandia. The labs did a feasibility study under the MOU and, after an initial design [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Grid Integration, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia Labs takes home two national tech transfer awards

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

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