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Safety, Security, and Resilience of Energy Infrastructure and Assets

Modernizing our electrical grid is a tremendous undertaking, requiring the coordination and collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders spanning federal and local governments, the energy industry, electric utilities and—perhaps most importantly—the myriad of consumers. Sandia supports national efforts to modernize the electric grid by developing new transformational energy technologies; analyses of the technical, economic, and national security implications of the loss or disruption of critical civilian and military energy infrastructures; and assisting in the understanding and technology development of infrastructure protection and infrastructure disruption mitigation, response, and recovery options.

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Webinar: Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models Update 2.0

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 12 p.m. Eastern, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) will host a live webinar titled "Hydrogen Risk [...]

High-speed fire footage reveals key insights for power plant safety

by Melissae Fellet High energy arcing faults are high-power electrical discharges between two or more conductors that can release tens of thousands of amps of current. They can result in explosions that reach about 35,000 [...]

Internships fuel research for engineering students from Puerto Rico

Edgardo Desarden Carrero, right, talks with Melvin Lugo Alvarez, both summer interns from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, studying resilient energy systems at Sandia National Laboratories. (Photo courtesy of Edgardo Desarden Carrero.) [...]

Ribbon cutting for Sandia/Emera DC microgrid

At a ribbon cutting held on Sept. 6, officials from Sandia, Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), and Emera Technologies were joined by representatives from the city of Albuquerque and the New Mexico congressional delegation to [...]

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