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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

Call for Abstracts is Open for the 2017 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium

Sandia National Laboratories, in partnership with the George Mason University Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, is seeking abstracts for 2017 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium: Developing Innovative Resilience Solutions at the Interface of Science, Economics, and Policy on May 10 – 11, 2017. The two-day event will be hosted at George Mason University’s Arlington [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Conferences, Cyber, Energy, Energy Assurance, Events, Infrastructure Security, News|Comments Off on Call for Abstracts is Open for the 2017 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium

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

The First EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids Concludes

On August 29-31, 2016, Sandia National Laboratories and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) held the first annual Microgrid Systems Symposium in Baltimore, MD that attracted about 100 attendees from other U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, U.S. Department of Defense laboratories, utilities, industry, and government agencies. The event was uniquely focused on several technical [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Partnership, Seminars & Conferences, Workshops|Comments Off on The First EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids Concludes

Two Sandia Papers Selected as “Best Papers” at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

Research funded by the OE Energy Storage Program, under the direction of Dr. Imre Gyuk, was recently recognized with best paper awards at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting that was held in Boston July 17-21. The first paper outlines an optimization methodology for estimating the maximum potential revenue from an [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Energy, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Two Sandia Papers Selected as “Best Papers” at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

Sandia Nuclear Power Safety Expert Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Dana Powers, a recently retired Sandia senior scientist and nuclear safety expert in Sandia’s Advanced Nuclear Energy Programs, who studied the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear power plant accidents during his more than 40-year career, was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) “for contributions to commercial nuclear power plant safety [...]

Sandia Teaches Nuclear Safety Course

Measures for keeping nuclear materials out of the wrong hands can be as straightforward as a stout post beam designed to stop massive, speeding trucks in their tire tracks—or they can be as complex as fencing draped with a web of sensors so acute they can differentiate the movements of men from those of jackrabbits. [...]

Energy Council Executive Committee Visits Sandia

The Energy Council pauses in their tour of the NSTTF. Energy Council legislators oversee energy and related environmental regulation in North American states/provinces where energy is important to the employment base and fiscal well-being. The Energy Council provides a larger context in which each jurisdiction may consider its particular concerns. The Council’s interests [...]

Expansion of DOE-DOT Tight Oil Research Work

The Departments of Energy and Transportation commissioned a technical team through Sandia to examine the properties of tight crude oils as they relate to potential combustion events in the rail transport environment. Key objectives of this investigation are to characterize and define tight crude oils based on their chemical and physical properties, and identify properties [...]

Small Electric Voltage Alters Conductivity in Key Materials

Using only a 9-volt battery at room temperature, a team led by Sandia researcher Jon Ihlefeld (in Sandia’s Electronic, Optical, & Nano Materials Dept.) has altered the thermal conductivity of the widely used material PZT (lead zirconate titanate) by as much as 11% at subsecond time scales. They did it without resorting to expensive surgeries [...]