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New advances in power distribution grid modeling focus of Sandia research

By Dan Ware To better understand the impact of increasing amounts of privately-owned renewable energy and energy storage on the electric grid, major advances in developing more accurate electricity distribution grid models have been created by researchers at Sandia, in conjunction with researchers at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California. These [...]

By | 2019-07-15T13:45:59+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on New advances in power distribution grid modeling focus of Sandia research

The First EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids Concludes

On August 29-31, 2016, Sandia National Laboratories and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) held the first annual Microgrid Systems Symposium in Baltimore, MD that attracted about 100 attendees from other U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, U.S. Department of Defense laboratories, utilities, industry, and government agencies. The event was uniquely focused on several technical [...]

By | 2016-12-06T17:15:19+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Partnership, Seminars & Conferences, Workshops|Comments Off on The First EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids Concludes

Register for the EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids Aug, 29th-31st

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) invite your participation in the first annual Microgrid Systems Symposium.   This event will focus uniquely on several technical challenges in commercial and military microgrids; addressing their design, system analysis and grid integration.   The symposium aims to cover the state of the art in design [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:47+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Events, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Workshops|Comments Off on Register for the EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids Aug, 29th-31st

Sandia Labs and EPRI Hosted the 2016 PV Systems Symposium

Hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Sandia National Laboratories, this 3-day event in Santa Clara, CA, drew over 200 participants to learn about and discuss relevant issues surrounding PV performance, reliability, and grid integration. The first day was devoted to the 5th PV Performance Modeling Workshop, covering several topics including solar resource [...]

By | 2016-05-27T22:47:46+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Seminars & Conferences, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia Labs and EPRI Hosted the 2016 PV Systems Symposium

Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors To Receive Up To $121.5M Over Five Years

The Department of Energy approved the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors’ (CASL’s) “Phase 2” renewal to develop advanced computing capabilities that serve as a virtual version of existing, operating nuclear reactors—to enable nuclear energy to continue to provide dependable, afford­able energy to America while advancing innovative research in an energy source central to [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:18+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy, Partnership, Systems Analysis|Comments Off on Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors To Receive Up To $121.5M Over Five Years

Recent Sandia International Used Nuclear Fuel Management Collaborations

Used fuel pools are typically 40 or more feet deep, with the bottom 14 ft equipped with storage racks designed to hold the used-fuel assemblies. The used fuel bundles’ temperature decrease significantly between 2 and 4 years, and less from 4 to 6 years. During mid November, Evaristo (Tito) Bonano (senior manager of [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:20+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Energy, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy|Comments Off on Recent Sandia International Used Nuclear Fuel Management Collaborations

Second Annual Electric Power Research Institute/Sandia Photovoltaic Systems Symposium

Sandia and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are delighted to host the second joint symposium on technical issues related to photovoltaic (PV) systems and related technologies. This year, the symposium will cover three areas: Sandia researcher Matt Lave uses pyranometers like these to measure the amount of irradiance, or available sunlight. This device employs [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:38+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Concentrating Solar Power, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Facilities, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL), Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter, SunShot, Systems Analysis|Comments Off on Second Annual Electric Power Research Institute/Sandia Photovoltaic Systems Symposium

Sandia-Electric Power Research Institute Partnership Publishes Photovoltaic Reliability Report

Total Maintenance Actions per Component. This “button” chart shows the total number of maintenance actions across all system components per month. Color coding is used to differentiate each component. [Note: CTRLBRD = Inverter Control Board; CRTLSW = Inverter Control Software; CPS = Inverter Control Power Supply; CYL = hydraulic cylinder; DAS = Data Acquisition [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:44+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Energy, Facilities, Grid Integration, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL), Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter, Systems Analysis|Comments Off on Sandia-Electric Power Research Institute Partnership Publishes Photovoltaic Reliability Report

2013 Electricity Storage Handbook Published

The sodium-sulfur battery installation provided by NGK Insulators, Ltd., (deployed at Xcel in Lucerne, Minnesota, in 2008) to supplement wind-turbine generation contains 20 50-kW modules with 7.2 MWh of storage capacity and a charge/discharge capacity of 1 MW. The DOE/EPRI 2013 Electricity Storage Handbook in Collaboration with NRECA has been released and is [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:53+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on 2013 Electricity Storage Handbook Published

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