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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

Sandia, DOE Energy Storage Program, GeneSiC Semiconductor, U.S. Army ARDEC: Ultra-High-Voltage Silicon Carbide Thyristors

Increasing consumer power demand creates numerous challenges for ensuring reliable, stable power for all customers. Many energy generation technologies, particularly renewables, generate direct-current power that must be converted to alternating current before use. High-frequency silicon carbide thyristors are expected to revolutionize grid infrastructure. Power switches, known as thyristors, perform this conversion and are [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:01+00:00 March 29th, 2013|Capabilities, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage Systems, Global Climate & Energy, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Materials Science, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, SMART Grid, Systems Engineering, Transmission Grid Integration|Comments Off on Sandia, DOE Energy Storage Program, GeneSiC Semiconductor, U.S. Army ARDEC: Ultra-High-Voltage Silicon Carbide Thyristors

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 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

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

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

Vermont and Sandia National Laboratories Announce Energy Research Center

Vermont—a leader in energy efficiency and deployment of so-called smart-grid technology—will become home to a $15 million national energy research project, officials announced Monday. The Center for Energy Transformation and Innovation will be housed at the University of Vermont. The three-year project is a partnership among the state of Vermont, Sandia National Laboratories [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:18+00:00 December 20th, 2011|Energy Efficiency, Grid Integration, Microgrid, Modeling & Analysis, News, Partnership, SMART Grid|Comments Off on Vermont and Sandia National Laboratories Announce Energy Research Center