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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

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

New Webinar Series Highlights Role of Energy Storage in Future Electric Power Sector

In partnership with Strategen Consulting, Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program will host four webinars that will bring together top thought leaders to discuss a wide range of topics affecting the role of energy storage in the future of the electric power sector: 4/12/18, 11:00 a.m. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T18:36:23+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News, Partnership|Comments Off on New Webinar Series Highlights Role of Energy Storage in Future Electric Power Sector

Upcoming Webinar: One Year In – Energy Storage Proves its Worth in Sterling, MA, March 7, 1-2 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sandia, U.S. DOE-OE, and the Sterling Municipal Light Department for a webinar hosted by Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) on March 7 from 1-2p.m. ET. The webinar will show how the Sterling Municipal Light Department’s energy storage project saved nearly $400,000 for the town’s ratepayers during the first year of operations. The [...]

By | 2018-03-01T22:25:20+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News|Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar: One Year In – Energy Storage Proves its Worth in Sterling, MA, March 7, 1-2 p.m. ET

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

Sandia’s Award-Winning Control System Helps Stabilize Power Grid

During the last four years, Sandia and Montana Tech University have been working on a project funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability and the Bonneville Power Administration to build, test, and demonstrate a control system that can smooth out inter-area oscillations in the western North American power grid. [...]

By | 2018-01-05T21:43:19+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Grid Integration, News, Partnership, SMART Grid, Transmission Grid Integration|Comments Off on Sandia’s Award-Winning Control System Helps Stabilize Power Grid

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