Adam Summers


Adam Summers

Member of Technical Staff

Contact Information

Adam Summers / 505-401-1562


Adam K. Summers is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Electric Power Systems Research Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He holds a Master’s in electrical engineering from The University of New Mexico focused on electric power systems. He is a Member of IEEE and Sigma XI. His research interests and expertise include power system modeling, machine learning, real-time simulations, power system resilience, power system protection, and renewable energy integration.


  • Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico
  • Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico
  • Bachelors of Arts, Economics, University of New Mexico

U.S. Patents

  • Digital Twin Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) and Methods. Non-Provisional Patent Application Number 17/193175
  • Proactive Intrusion Detection and Mitigation System. Non-Provisional Patent Application Number 17/217702
  • Systems and Methods for Interfacing a Grid Forming Inverter to a Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testbed. Provisional Patent Application Number 63/184701

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Recent Publications

  • Summers, A.; Johnson, J.; Darbali-Zamora, R.; Hansen, C.; Anandan, J.; Showalter, C. A Comparison of DER Voltage Regulation Technologies Using Real-Time Simulations. Energies 2020,13, 3562.
  • Darbali-Zamora, R.; Johnson, J.; Summers, A.; Jones, C.B.; Hansen, C.; Showalter, C. State Estimation-Based Distributed Energy Resource Optimization for Distribution Voltage Regula- tion in Telemetry-Sparse Environments Using a Real-Time Digital Twin. Energies 2021, 14, 774.
  • A. K. Summers, T. Patel, R. C. Matthews and M. J. Reno “Prediction of Relay Settings in an Adaptive Protection System,” 2022 IEEE Photovoltaic Innovation Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT).