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Sandia hosts workshop on strengthening Caribbean energy resilience

By Daniel Ware In 2017, the disastrous Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused thousands of deaths, destroyed homes and businesses and left thousands homeless in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, Barbuda, and many other island nations in the Caribbean. The hurricanes also exposed a massive problem regarding the resiliency of the electrical grids that [...]

By | 2019-05-24T20:29:48+00:00 May 24th, 2019|News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia hosts workshop on strengthening Caribbean energy resilience

2019 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium

An interactive, two-day event convenes thought leaders, practitioners to focus on the role of communication, coordination, and collaboration for critical infrastructure resilience. Sandia National Laboratories and George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, along with its Center for Energy Science and Policy and Centers on the Public Service, will host their annual Frontiers [...]

By | 2019-02-06T20:46:46+00:00 January 4th, 2019|News & Events, Partnership, Seminars & Conferences, Workshops|Comments Off on 2019 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium

Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop

Registration is closing soon for the Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop. RSVP by August 23rd to reserve your seat and ensure site access to attend. About the Workshop Hosted in Livermore, California by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop will take place Thursday, September [...]

By | 2018-08-20T18:29:12+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Energy, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Urban Sites Workshop

Explore the Electric Grid of the Future

August 10th is the deadline to register for The Grid of the Future Workshop hosted by Sandia National Laboratories on August 22, 2018, in Albuquerque, NM. This one-day workshop will gather experts from various fields to explore the electric power grid of the future, with an emphasis on improving resilience 21st and 22nd centuries. We’ll [...]

By | 2018-08-03T15:38:50+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News & Events, Workshops|Comments Off on Explore the Electric Grid of the Future

Sandia Joins Internationally Renowned Scientists, National Labs to Discuss Energy and Security in the Arctic

Could energy and security challenges in the Arctic help solve energy or security concerns nationwide? That is one of many questions that will be explored by international scientists, national labs, government agencies, and Arctic stakeholders on May 30-31 at Alaska National Lab Day. Held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the event aims in part [...]

By | 2019-02-20T20:59:16+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Climate, Energy, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia Joins Internationally Renowned Scientists, National Labs to Discuss Energy and Security in the Arctic

Energy Storage Components and Systems

Sandia’s transportation energy storage research programs apply scientific understanding of battery degradation mechanisms to develop technologies to improve battery performance, economics, and safety to enable widespread electrification of the nation’s transportation fleet. A demonstration Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) in New York City. Automobile and truck transportation accounts for [...]

By | 2018-07-25T18:08:55+00:00 August 10th, 2012|Comments Off on Energy Storage Components and Systems

Sandia’s Stan Atcitty winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Dr. Stanley Atcitty, an energy storage systems researcher, has been named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  President Obama named 13 U.S. Department of Energy-funded researchers as recipients of the award which is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers, [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:13+00:00 July 30th, 2012|Energy, Energy Storage Systems, Infrastructure Security, News|Comments Off on Sandia’s Stan Atcitty winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Battery Calorimetry Laboratory

One of four “workhorse” accelerating rate calorimeters. These systems run continuously to keep up with customer needs. Lithium-ion battery technology offers great benefits in portable power, but an essential challenge is to ensure operational safety. Current lithium-ion technologies are prone to thermal runaway reactions. In order for electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid [...]

By | 2018-07-30T21:44:17+00:00 May 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Battery Calorimetry Laboratory

Characterization and Failure Analysis

Sandia tests batteries to failure to determine the safety design margins. Publicity of Sandia tests often is focused on the strong reactions that occur when lithium-ion batteries release energy under abuse conditions without consideration of the significant improvements that have been realized in recent years. Our abuse testing provides a wealth of [...]

By | 2018-07-30T21:42:44+00:00 May 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Characterization and Failure Analysis

Cell Prototyping Facility

A lithium-ion cell winder used to manufacture 18650 cells that support the Battery Safety R&D program. Sandia has long maintained an energy storage prototyping and fabrication capability in support of its national security mission. As we have expanded our energy storage R&D into areas applicable to commercial applications, we have also adapted [...]

By | 2018-07-30T21:43:30+00:00 May 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Cell Prototyping Facility