Grid Integration

Energy Supply Transformation Needed

A lot that needs to be done to enable the transition towards larger shares of renewables in the power mix. The 5th International Conference on Integration of Renewable Energy and Distributed Energy Resources brought together global participants from the energy sector to discuss the transformation of the power system, the challenges […]

Transmission Grid Integration

By |April 3rd, 2012|Comments Off on Transmission Grid Integration

Distribution Grid Integration

By |April 3rd, 2012|Comments Off on Distribution Grid Integration

Experimental Smart Outlet Brings Flexibility, Resiliency to Grid Architecture

Sandia National Laboratories has developed an experimental “smart outlet” that autonomously measures, monitors and controls electrical loads with no connection to a centralized computer or system. The goal of the smart outlet and similar innovations is to make the power grid more distributed and intelligent, capable of reconfiguring itself as conditions change.

Decentralizing power generation and […]

By |March 7th, 2012|Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Efficiency, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid|Comments Off on Experimental Smart Outlet Brings Flexibility, Resiliency to Grid Architecture

New Liquid Salt Electrolytes Could Lead to Cost-Effective Flow Batteries

Sandia researchers have developed a new family of liquid salt electrolytes, known as metal-based ionic liquids (MetILs), that could lead to batteries able to cost-effectively store three times more energy than today’s batteries. The research, published in Dalton Transactions, might lead to devices that can help economically and reliably incorporate large-scale intermittent renewable energy sources, […]

By |February 22nd, 2012|Energy, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on New Liquid Salt Electrolytes Could Lead to Cost-Effective Flow Batteries

Vermont and Sandia National Laboratories Announce Energy Research Center

Vermont—a leader in energy efficiency and deployment of so-called smart-grid technology—will become home to a $15 million national energy research project, officials announced Monday. The Center for Energy Transformation and Innovation will be housed at the University of Vermont.

The three-year project is a partnership among the state of Vermont, Sandia National Laboratories of New Mexico, […]

By |December 20th, 2011|Energy Efficiency, Grid Integration, Microgrid, Modeling & Analysis, News, Partnership, SMART Grid|Comments Off on Vermont and Sandia National Laboratories Announce Energy Research Center

Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS)

By |November 10th, 2010|Comments Off on Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS)

Grid Integration

By |November 10th, 2010|Comments Off on Grid Integration