Mesa del Sol Project Is Finalist for International Smart Grid Action Network 2014 Award of Excellence

The Mesa del Sol microgrid project was selected as one of eight finalists among many entries worldwide to receive the 2014 International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) Award of Excellence. ISGAN will recognize all finalist projects on their website and in future ISGAN publications.

The ISGAN Award of Excellence competition showcases the innovative and effective approaches […]

Launch of Solar Testing Site in Vermont

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joined representatives of Sandia, IBM, and the DOE in early November to announce the launch of the Vermont Photovoltaic Regional Test Center (RTC). The RTC will enable research on integrating solar panels into the statewide smart grid and help reduce the cost of solar power. The Vermont RTC is one […]

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Sandia, DOE Energy Storage Program, GeneSiC Semiconductor, U.S. Army ARDEC: Ultra-High-Voltage Silicon Carbide Thyristors

Increasing consumer power demand creates numerous challenges for ensuring reliable, stable power for all customers. Many energy generation technologies, particularly renewables, generate direct-current power that must be converted to alternating current before use.

Power switches, known as thyristors, perform this conversion and are crucial to a reliable electricity grid. Current switches have been inefficient and require […]

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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 […]

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

Building a Microgrid

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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 mid 2012.

Announced in June […]

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Energy Surety Microgrid™

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Grid Integration

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