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New Jersey Transit FutureGrid MOU Signing

In late August, DOE Secretary Moniz and New Jersey Governor Christie signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) over grid modernization, which establishes a relationship between the U.S. Department of Energy, New Jersey Transit Corporation, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to explore the design, possible construction, and future implementation of an advanced [...]

By | 2017-07-25T18:51:14+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Analysis, Energy Surety, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Partnership, SMART Grid|Comments Off on New Jersey Transit FutureGrid MOU Signing

Hoboken Hopes To Reduce Power Outages With New ‘Smart Grid’ System

Mayor Says New System Will 'Keep Everyone Safer Through Next Storm' Hoboken makes partnership to develop smart grid system official. (Credit: Handout/Hoboken Mayor’s Office) HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Officials are hoping to reduce power outages during future storms in Hoboken by designing a “smart grid” system using military-inspired technology. The Hudson River came [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:57+00:00 June 20th, 2013|Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Hoboken Hopes To Reduce Power Outages With New ‘Smart Grid’ System

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

ECIS-Princeton Power Systems, Inc.: Demand Response Inverter

Solar energy is both predictable—the sun rises and sets everyday—and intermittent—a passing cloud can reduce a 1 MW photovoltaic (PV) array from 100% of its power generating capacity to 10% in a matter of seconds. This intermittency limits this renewable-energy (RE) source and how much of it is integrated into today’s electricity grid. A [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:02+00:00 March 19th, 2013|DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Surety, Facilities, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on ECIS-Princeton Power Systems, Inc.: Demand Response Inverter

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

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

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