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John Dec Applauded on International Stage

John Dec, senior scientist at Sandia's Combustion Research Facility,  has been selected as one of the 2018 SAE Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award recipients. This honor is given to speakers at SAE meetings who have received the Oral Presentation Award more than twice. The award was presented in conjunction with the Annual SAE Business meeting [...]

By | 2018-04-25T16:18:38+00:00 April 25th, 2018|News|Comments Off on John Dec Applauded on International Stage

Co-Optima Report Focuses on Strengths of Nation’s Energy Resources and Existing Infrastructure

The United States could increase its domestic fuel supplies by 25 billion gallons per year while leveraging the nation’s existing $1 trillion fuel infrastructure according to a Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) report released this week. The FY17 Year in Review describes recent advances including identification of key properties for new fuels, assessment of [...]

By | 2018-04-25T15:38:32+00:00 April 18th, 2018|News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Co-Optima Report Focuses on Strengths of Nation’s Energy Resources and Existing Infrastructure

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

Sandia’s Energy Programs Organize Three Symposia at Spring MRS Symposium, April 2-6

Researchers from Sandia’s energy programs have organized three symposia for the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. The symposia sessions will discuss topics that include flow batteries for grid energy storage, harvesting natural and human-made energy sources, and solid-state super ion conductors: Symposium EN09: Materials and Systems for Grid Energy Storage—Redox Flow Batteries Phoenix [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:47:48+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Conferences, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, News, News & Events, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia’s Energy Programs Organize Three Symposia at Spring MRS Symposium, April 2-6

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’s Kenneth Armijo Featured in UNM Alumni Spring Magazine

Photo courtesy of UNM Alumni Association: Kenneth Armijo at Sandia's National Solar Thermal Test Facility. Kenneth Armijo, a senior member of technical staff in Sandia’s Concentrating Solar Technologies department, was recently featured in the Spring issue of the University of New Mexico Alumni Association’s Magazine, Mirage. In the article, Kenneth recounts how his [...]

By | 2018-03-23T17:06:53+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Concentrating Solar Power, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, Solar, Staff|Comments Off on Sandia’s Kenneth Armijo Featured in UNM Alumni Spring Magazine

Open Source Software for Sensor Placement Optimization Available for Download

CHAMA, the Sandia-developed Python package which can optimize sensor placement, is now available for download. Continuous or regularly scheduled monitoring can quickly identify changes in the environment. However, even with low-cost sensors, only a limited number of sensors can be deployed. The physical placement of deployed sensors, sensor technology, and operating conditions, can significantly impact [...]

By | 2018-03-21T21:13:17+00:00 March 21st, 2018|News, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Open Source Software for Sensor Placement Optimization Available for Download

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

Water Power Week April 30-May 2nd, 2018

Sandia’s water power researchers will participate in the 2018 Waterpower Week in Washington, DC to discuss the issues impacting the hydropower and marine energy industry. Waterpower Week includes three conferences: NHA’s Annual Conference, International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC), and Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS). The event highlights perspectives on the role of hydro, explores [...]

By | 2018-04-25T22:44:27+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Events, News, Water Power, Workshops|Comments Off on Water Power Week April 30-May 2nd, 2018

Sandia Joins Senator Martin Heinrich in Launching the Solar Toolkit

Sandra Begay speaking at the Solar Toolkit launch held by Senator Martin Heinrich at the CNM Workforce Training Center. Sandia’s Indian Energy program lead Sandra Begay and Renewable Energy Technologies senior manager Amy Halloran joined U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and others in celebrating the release of Heinrich’s Solar Toolkit, created to connect New [...]

By | 2018-03-06T19:22:43+00:00 March 6th, 2018|News, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia Joins Senator Martin Heinrich in Launching the Solar Toolkit