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Sandia Offers Approach to Help Utilities Understand Effects of PV Variability on the Grid

The Distributed Energy Technologies Laboratory (DETL) at Sandia National Laboratories. A report released recently by Sandia National Laboratories, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and the Georgia Institute of Technology provides a unique approach to help utilities assess the potential effects of high levels of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on the grid. “Time [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:03+00:00 March 7th, 2013|DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Surety, Facilities, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Solar Newsletter, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Sandia Offers Approach to Help Utilities Understand Effects of PV Variability on the Grid

Results from the Human Resilience Index and Modeling project were reported recently in the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 Report

The Global Trends report is issued every four years and is the intelligence community’s unclassified effort to look decades ahead at global trends to identify security risks with direct or indirect impact to the U.S. The Human Resilience Index and Modeling project provides a set of tools to help explore the links among human ecological conditions [...]

By | 2017-07-25T18:51:10+00:00 March 7th, 2013|Analysis, Capabilities, Climate, Energy, Energy Surety, Facilities, Global, Global, Global Climate & Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, NISAC, Research & Capabilities, Systems Analysis|Comments Off on Results from the Human Resilience Index and Modeling project were reported recently in the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 Report

Sandia Report Offers Reliable Way to Evaluate Unintentional Islanding Risk

A recently released Sandia National Laboratories report, "Suggested Guidelines for Assessment of DG Unintentional Islanding Risk," outlines a procedure to help utility distribution engineers determine the risk of unintentional islanding in distributed energy generation installations. By providing a quick and reliable way to identify situations in which such risk is negligible, Sandia’s approach can help [...]

By | 2015-07-11T03:01:51+00:00 February 28th, 2013|DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Surety, Events, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar, Solar Newsletter, SunShot|Comments Off on Sandia Report Offers Reliable Way to Evaluate Unintentional Islanding Risk

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 [4–6 December 2012, Berlin, Germany] brought together global participants from the energy sector to discuss the transformation of the power system, the challenges [...]

Sandia and the U.S. Army Collaborate on Operational Energy at Fort Devens

Daniel Borneo and Ben Schenkman (both in Sandia's Energy Surety Engineering and Analysis Dept.) are working on microgrids with Ft. Devens’ Base Camp Integration Laboratory (BCIL). They have been involved in successfully testing an application that can also be used for the civilian power grid. This demonstration and deployment work is consistent with the energy [...]

By | 2012-11-26T17:05:37+00:00 November 26th, 2012|Energy Storage Systems, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Partnership, SMART Grid|Comments Off on Sandia and the U.S. Army Collaborate on Operational Energy at Fort Devens

Sandia to Co-Host International Workshop on Photovoltaics (PV) Penetration

Sandia National Laboratories, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and European Distributed Energies Research Laboratories (DERlab) have organized a workshop on utility operating experience with high solar PV penetration levels. The workshop, “Utility Experience with High Penetration PV,” is scheduled Monday, December 3, in Berlin. The workshop will take place just before the Fifth International [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:09+00:00 November 13th, 2012|DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia to Co-Host International Workshop on Photovoltaics (PV) Penetration

Sandia Labs to Share Expertise with Navajo Nation

Sandia National Laboratories and the Navajo Nation announced an agreement in late October for the federal lab to provide technical assistance to the tribe as it develops energy resources on the sprawling reservation. The Navajo Nation and Sandia have cooperated since the 1980s. The memorandum of understanding extends their agreement for another five years, with [...]

By | 2016-02-15T16:53:48+00:00 November 7th, 2012|Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind Energy|Comments Off on Sandia Labs to Share Expertise with Navajo Nation

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

A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector

We are pleased to announce the publication of "A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont's Electricity Sector," a 70-page report summarizing the activities and outcomes of our Vermont-Sandia partnership's initial year. This document speaks to the broad collaborative effort involved, to the strong and enduring partnership, now formally known as the [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:15+00:00 May 8th, 2012|Climate, Customers & Partners, Energy, Energy Surety, Infrastructure Security, News, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Publications, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind Energy|Comments Off on A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector