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Sandia Testifies in Cordova, Alaska Hearing about Microgrids

Abraham Ellis, manager of Sandia’s Photovoltaic and Distributed Systems Integration Department, testified last week on microgrid technologies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at a field hearing in Cordova, Alaska. During the hearing, Ellis provided a perspective on microgrids and hybrid systems. Alaska is home to many remote microgrids. For example, Sandia is [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News|Comments Off on Sandia Testifies in Cordova, Alaska Hearing about Microgrids

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

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 | 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

Advanced Microgrids

Sandia’s microgrid work crosscuts our grid modernization research areas and addresses real-time controls, operational optimization, power quality, and protection and standards. Microgrid Architectures A microgrid is a small-scale version of a centralized electric grid—implemented at a local level. A microgrid can be tied to the larger grid, yet retain the ability [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Advanced Microgrids

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

Register for the EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids Aug, 29th-31st

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) invite your participation in the first annual Microgrid Systems Symposium.   This event will focus uniquely on several technical challenges in commercial and military microgrids; addressing their design, system analysis and grid integration.   The symposium aims to cover the state of the art in design [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Events, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Workshops|Comments Off on Register for the EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids Aug, 29th-31st

Energy Secretary Moniz Highlights Sandia Efforts during Recent Houston Press Conference

As he spoke to oil and gas executives at the IHS Energy CERAWeek conference, Secretary Moniz’s focus was on the nation’s aging energy infrastructure—and everything that should be done to modernize it amid a do­mestic energy revolution, climate change, and evolving business models. Moniz spoke to the assembled executives about the just-released QER and the [...]

Defense Energy

Sandia’s world-class technologies, experience, software, and facilities provide support to military customers to address and solve national security energy needs. Working with the DOE and DoD to Enhance National Energy Security The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate [...]

By | April 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Building a Microgrid

By Copyright © 2011 Albuquerque Journal Michael Hartranft Journal Staff Writer Japanese firms partner with labs, PNM, Mesa del Sol on project A collaborative U.S.-Japanese project that will use the Aperture Center at Mesa del Sol as the centerpiece for a smart grid technology demonstration is on track to go on line by [...]

By | October 17th, 2011|Customers & Partners, Energy Assurance, Energy Surety, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News, Partnership|Comments Off on Building a Microgrid