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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 | 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 a “Resilient Distribution Systems” 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 | 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 | 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

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, News|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