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Ray Byrne Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

Ray Byrne, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, from Albuquerque, New Mexico has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to miniature robotics and grid integration of energy storage. Dr. Byrne has been employed at Sandia since 1989. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the [...]

By | 2017-01-31T21:44:51+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Energy Storage, Grid Integration, News, Staff, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ray Byrne Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

Sandia’s Research in Ultrawide Bandgap Technology Could Help Improve the Grid

Sandia researchers are currently studying how ultrawide bandgap semiconductor materials could be used to create more compact and efficient power electronics, potentially leading to higher absolute voltages for distributing power grid energy. These materials, such as AIGaN, are expected to allow devices to operate at higher voltages, frequencies, and temperatures than wide bandgap materials, such [...]

By | 2017-01-12T18:19:39+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Assurance, Materials Science, News|Comments Off on Sandia’s Research in Ultrawide Bandgap Technology Could Help Improve the Grid

Sandia Joins Forces with Singapore Energy Market Authority to Develop Energy Storage Test-Bed

Sandia National Laboratories’ Energy Storage Projects team within the Stationary Energy Storage Program is working with the government of Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) to help set up Singapore’s first grid energy storage test-bed. This will lead to the selection and development of three energy storage test-beds at existing electrical substations. Sandia will help develop [...]

By | 2016-12-06T17:14:58+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia Joins Forces with Singapore Energy Market Authority to Develop Energy Storage Test-Bed

Microgrid Webinar Addresses Mission Assurance and Energy Security with Advanced Microgrid Designs

On October 13th, Mike Hightower of Sandia National Laboratories led two webinars on microgrids and energy assurance as part of Energy Action Month. Mike along with other Sandia engineers and scientists have been researching energy assurance for critical infrastructures at Sandia for the past 20 years. The webinar contains material from Sandia’s training course titled [...]

By | 2017-01-24T22:44:27+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News|Comments Off on Microgrid Webinar Addresses Mission Assurance and Energy Security with Advanced Microgrid Designs

Installation of New England’s Largest Battery Energy Storage System is Underway

NEC Energy Solutions has begun the installation and commissioning of a 2 MW, 3.9MWh GSS® grid energy storage solution for the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) in Sterling, Massachusetts. Once complete in December 2016, it will be the largest system of its kind installed in New England and the first utility scale project in the [...]

By | 2016-10-26T15:54:56+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News|Comments Off on Installation of New England’s Largest Battery Energy Storage System is Underway

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 | 2016-12-06T17:15:19+00:00 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

Two Sandia Papers Selected as “Best Papers” at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

Research funded by the OE Energy Storage Program, under the direction of Dr. Imre Gyuk, was recently recognized with best paper awards at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting that was held in Boston July 17-21. The first paper outlines an optimization methodology for estimating the maximum potential revenue from an [...]

By | 2016-09-21T20:06:09+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Energy, Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Two Sandia Papers Selected as “Best Papers” at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

2016 NM Regional Energy Storage & Grid Integration Workshop

Sandia National Laboratories, in collaboration with the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of New Mexico, and New Mexico State University, is hosting a free two-day Regional Workshop on Energy Storage and Grid Integration August 22 and 23 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The objective of this [...]

By | 2016-08-05T17:56:51+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Grid Integration|Comments Off on 2016 NM Regional Energy Storage & Grid Integration Workshop

International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED): Coming October 2016

Sandia National Laboratories is involved in organizing the 7th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED). This year, the IRED conference will take place in Niagara Falls, Canada, October 24-28, 2016, and will be hosted by EPRI and Natural Resources Canada. This bi-annual event gathers leading practitioners and researchers from around the world to share [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:46+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Conferences, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED): Coming October 2016

Sandia Labs Presents Grid Integration Research at IEEE PES T&D

Sandia photovoltaics researchers Robert Broderick (right) and Matthew Reno (left) presented their grid integration research at the IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition in early May in Dallas, TX. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers convenes the Power Energy Society to address big ideas shaping innovation in energy transmission and distribution (T&D), and provide opportunities [...]

By | 2016-05-27T22:54:33+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Conferences, Energy, Grid Integration, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia Labs Presents Grid Integration Research at IEEE PES T&D