Modernizing our electrical grid is a tremendous undertaking, requiring the coordination and collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders spanning federal and local governments, the energy industry, electric utilities and—perhaps most importantly—the myriad of consumers. Sandia supports the DOE, DHS, and DOD efforts to modernize the electric grid by providing R&D of new transformational energy technologies; analyses of the technical, economic, and national security implications of the loss or disruption of critical civilian and military energy infrastructures; and assisting in the understanding and technology development of infrastructure protection and infrastructure disruption mitigation, response, and recovery options.

Areas of Expertise

Developing technologies to maintain electric-grid function in the face of disruptive threats—both natural and manufactured.

Working with industry to take full advantage of the potential that this connectivity represents while also safeguarding these tools against exploitation by adversaries.

Integrating renewable energy into the electric grid.

Our portfolio ranges from basic materials research to technology development and deployment to help the nation modernize its electric delivery system.

Enhancing grid services through the development of energy storage technologies.

Literature Survey of Crude Oil Properties Relevant to Handling and Fire Safety in Transport

The Department of Energy (DOE) is helping to develop an understanding of scientific questions associated with the production, treatment, and transportation of crude oils, including Bakken crude oil. To support this effort, the Department’s Sandia […]

Sandians Participate in 46th Annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference

Fifty-six Sandians from ten Centers joined more than 22,000 geoscience professionals, students, and academics at the December AGU Fall Meeting.

Sandia staff chaired multiple technical sessions and gave dozens of presentations on topics ranging from improved […]

Recent Sandia Secure, Scalable Microgrid Advanced Controls Research Accomplishments

A recently completed Grand Challenge Laboratory-Directed Research and Development project resulted in a secure, scalable microgrid (SSM) research facility that is actively engaged in developing technologies to solve many of the nation’s most complex challenges […]