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Hoboken, New Jersey, Mayor Zimmer Announces Infrastructure Initiatives to Address Flooding, Water, and Power Systems

Hoboken, NJ - Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was joined by officials from North Hudson Sewerage Authority and United Water to announce major initiatives to upgrade Hoboken’s infrastructure and address flooding, water distribution, and power resilience. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced a partnership with North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) to [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:57+00:00 June 11th, 2013|Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Energy Surety, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid|Comments Off on Hoboken, New Jersey, Mayor Zimmer Announces Infrastructure Initiatives to Address Flooding, Water, and Power Systems

SPIDERS Completed Its Phase 1 Operational Demonstration in Late January

The Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) completed its Phase 1 operational demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in late January 2013. Part of the SPIDERS assessment team scrutinized controller operations, system status, and continuity of operations throughout the demonstration. Their report will focus on system [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:00+00:00 April 5th, 2013|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Assurance, Energy Assurance, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, SMART Grid|Comments Off on SPIDERS Completed Its Phase 1 Operational Demonstration in Late January

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Report Posted

The Integration of Variable Generation Task Force (IVGTF) Task 1–3 report, “Interconnection Requirements for Variable Generation” was posted to NERC’s website in mid-October. Many of NERC’s existing interconnection standards and procedures have been based on technical characteristics and physical capabilities of traditional power generation resources that employ synchronous generators. With the global trend toward renewable [...]

By | 2012-11-13T11:47:14+00:00 November 13th, 2012|Energy Assurance, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Transmission Grid Integration|Comments Off on North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Report Posted

Cyber Research Facility Opens at Sandia’s California Site

Sandia National Laboratories’ new Cybersecurity Technologies Research Laboratory (CTRL) now offers an open yet controlled area for cybersecurity professionals from the Bay Area and across the country to meet and discuss critical cyber research issues. Broadly, CTRL will promote stronger relationships between industry, academia, and national laboratories in the research and development of cybersecurity solutions [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:14+00:00 June 13th, 2012|Cyber, Cybersecurity Technologies Research Laboratory, Energy Assurance, Energy Surety, Facilities, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Cyber Research Facility Opens at Sandia’s California Site

Mesa del Sol Unveils First Smart Grid in the Nation

Mesa del Sol, Albuquerque’s visionary mixed-use, master planned community in the southern part of the city, once again made history when it unveiled its new Smart Grid System—the first of its kind in the nation. The Smart Grid System, in conjunction with the PNM Prosperity Energy Storage Project,the nation’s first solar storage facility [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:14+00:00 June 1st, 2012|Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Efficiency, Energy Surety, Facilities, Global Climate & Energy, Grid Integration, Mesa del Sol, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Solar|Comments Off on Mesa del Sol Unveils First Smart Grid in the Nation

Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute Class of 2012 Kicks Off with 20 Students from the Gulf Cooperation Council

Khalifa University has hosted the opening of the Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) 2012 Fellows. The four-module, sixteen-week course includes 20 students from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. GNEII national stakeholders represent Khalifa University, Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA), Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), and Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:16+00:00 March 7th, 2012|Energy Assurance, Global Climate & Energy, Infrastructure Assurance, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute Class of 2012 Kicks Off with 20 Students from the Gulf Cooperation Council

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 [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:16+00:00 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

Sandia Participates in the ARPA-E 2012 Energy Innovation Summit

Sandia has more than a dozen scientists and managers attending and participating in the ARPA-E summit's sessions and events. A recent highlight was the on-stage discussion between Energy Secretary Stephen Chu and Bill Gates, who is now involved in several energy innovation ventures, on how America can meet and prosper from 21st century [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:16+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage Systems, Energy Surety, Global Climate & Energy, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Transportation Energy, Wind Energy|Comments Off on Sandia Participates in the ARPA-E 2012 Energy Innovation Summit