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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

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

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

New GMLC Projects Aim to Make Distribution Systems More Resilient

Sandia has been awarded $1.5M over the next three years to lead the “Designing Resilient Communities” 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 | 2017-12-13T18:14:59+00:00 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

Registration is Open for the 2nd Secure & Resilient Microgrid Design Summit

The 2nd Sandia & EPRI Secure & Resilient Microgrid Design Summit will be co-located with APRISE 2017 and the Defense Energy Technology Challenge July 19-20 at the beautiful Hale Koa Hotel on Fort DeRussy Armed Forces Recreation Center, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI. This summit will bring together stakeholders and practitioners from the Department of Defense, Department [...]

By | 2017-05-10T14:46:22+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Defense Energy, Events, Microgrid, News, Workshops|Comments Off on Registration is Open for the 2nd Secure & Resilient Microgrid Design Summit

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 | 2017-03-08T23:04:27+00:00 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

Register Today for the Energy Assurance and Advanced Microgrid Conceptual Design Course on March 13-14

As a follow on to the Microgrids Webinar  hosted during October Energy Month, Sandia, along with the Tactical Microgrids Standards Consortium, will be having a 2-day microgrids design workshop on March 13-14, 2017 at the Pentagon in Washington DC. Sandia has developed a 2-day “Energy Assurance and Advanced Microgrid Conceptual Design Course” to provide a [...]

By | 2017-03-01T23:39:55+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Energy Assurance, Microgrid, News, Partnership, Workshops|Comments Off on Register Today for the Energy Assurance and Advanced Microgrid Conceptual Design Course on March 13-14

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 | 2017-01-24T22:44:27+00:00 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 | 2016-12-06T17:15:19+00:00 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