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Sandia Contributes to International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 61400-26 Availability Standard

Information model for IEC technical specification 61400-26-2: Production-Based Availability for Wind Turbines. The U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program and Sandia have been working with the International Elec­trotechnical Commission (IEC) Committee on Wind Turbine Availability to develop three specifications for IEC-61400-26―the standard that addresses wind turbine and wind-plant availability. The first specification is [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:34+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Analysis, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Systems Analysis, Transmission Grid Integration, Wind Energy|Comments Off on Sandia Contributes to International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 61400-26 Availability Standard

Renewables, Other Energy Issues To Be Focus of Enhanced Sandia-SINTEF Collaboration

Under an expanded agreement, a decades-long partnership between Sandia and the Norwegian research organization SINTEF (Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning) will now tackle energy challenges such as renewable-energy integration, grid modernization, gas technologies, and algae-based biofuels. SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia, with expertise in the natural sciences and technology, the [...]

DOE Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) Energy Storage Safety Workshop

The Utilities Panel presentation during the Energy Storage Safety Workshop. On February 17–18, 2014, Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory co-hosted the DOE OE Energy Storage Safety Workshop in Albuquerque, NM. This workshop’s goal was to address the need for validated energy-storage safety as identified in the DOE strategic plan for [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:38+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Capabilities, CINT, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Facilities, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, SMART Grid, Transmission Grid Integration|Comments Off on DOE Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) Energy Storage Safety Workshop

Federal Electric Regulatory Commission Revised Its Small Generator Interconnection Procedure and Small Generator Interconnection Agreement

After two years of industry consultation, the Federal Electric Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a final ruling on the much anticipated modification of the FERC Small Generator Interconnection Procedure (SGIP) which governs the interconnection of small generators (smaller than 20 MW) that sell wholesale electricity. The SGIP also serves as a template for state rules that [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:42+00:00 March 4th, 2014|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Grid Integration, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Solar, SunShot, Systems Analysis|Comments Off on Federal Electric Regulatory Commission Revised Its Small Generator Interconnection Procedure and Small Generator Interconnection Agreement

DOE International Energy Storage Database Has Logged 420 Energy Storage Projects Worldwide with 123 GW of Installed Capacity

Berkeley, California, USA, (October 21, 2013) — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following was released by Strategen Consulting: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that its international energy storage database has surpassed 420 documented energy storage projects from around the world. The database, the first of its kind, provides free, up-to-date information on grid-connected energy [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:47+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Assurance, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, SMART Grid|Comments Off on DOE International Energy Storage Database Has Logged 420 Energy Storage Projects Worldwide with 123 GW of Installed Capacity

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

Sandia Will Host PV Bankability Workshop at Solar Power International (SPI) 2013

On October 21, Sandia’s Joshua Stein, Melissa Sisneros, and Bruce King (all in the Photovoltaic & Distributed Systems Integration Dept.) will host a workshop on demonstrating strategies for defining the bankability of new PV products, “Driving the Commercialization of New Solar Technologies: What You Can Learn with the U.S. DOE Regional Test Centers toward Demonstrating [...]

Sandia Participation in the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists (PVSC) Conference

Matthew Reno presented a new method to streamline the interconnection study process by simplifying the complex system to an equivalent representation of the feeder with fewer buses while maintaining feeder topology as well as the accuracy of key buses of interest. He demonstrated the method with distributed rooftop PV on a 1262-bus feeder with [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:53+00:00 August 14th, 2013|DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Facilities, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Regional Testing Center (PV RTC), Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia Participation in the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists (PVSC) Conference

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