The Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium projects represent a comprehensive portfolio of critical research and development in advanced storage systems, clean energy integration, standards and test procedures, and a number of other key grid modernization areas. This effort recognizes regional differences and will strengthen regional approaches while defining a diverse and balanced national strategy through the following foundational efforts:

  • Core Activities—These projects (1.1-1.2.5) provide the fundamental knowledge, metrics, and tools needed to support all the Cross-Cut R&D and regional partnerships.
  • Pioneer Regional Partnerships—These partnerships (1.3.01-1.3.99) involve technical assistance to states, utilities, or other stakeholders that are facing key emerging grid modernization challenges.
  • Crosscutting R&D—These integrated projects (1.4.01-1.4.29) will further advance grid modernization by coupling multiple hardware, software, and institutional solutions into integrated and modernized grids at a scale and a pace necessary to meet national goals.
  • Resilient Distribution Projects—These projects (1.5.01-1.5.07) will develop and validate innovative approaches to enhance the resilience of distribution systems – including microgrids – with high penetration of clean distributed energy resources (DER) and emerging grid technologies at a regional scale.

In addition to these 29 foundational projects, the portfolio includes 59 projects specific to key areas of impact and interest. These include: grid modeling (GM), solar (Sl), and wind (Wgrid).

A complete listing of GMLC projects appears below.

Topic IDsort descending Project Title Project Lead Technical Area Fact Sheets
1.1 Foundational Metrics Analysis Michael Kintner-Meyer Institutional Support
1.2.1 Grid Architecture Jeff Taft System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.2.2 Interoperability Steve Widergren Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.2.3 Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium Testing Network Matt Lave Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.2.4 Grid Services and Technologies Valuation Framework Patrick O'Connor Institutional Support
1.2.5 Grid Sensing and Measurement Strategy Tom Rizy Sensing and Measurements
1.3.01 Southeast Regional Consortium Joe Cordaro System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.04 Industrial Microgrid Analysis and Design for Energy Security and Resiliency Ben Ollis Security and Resilience
1.3.05 DER Siting and Optimization Tool for California John Grosh Design and Planning Tools
1.3.09 Smart Reconfiguration of Idaho Falls Power Distribution Network Rob Hovsapian System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.10 Vermont Regional Partnership Enabling the Use of DER Robert Broderick System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.11 Grid Analysis and Design for Energy and Infrastructure Resiliency for New Orleans Robert Jeffers Security and Resilience
1.3.21 Alaska Microgrid Partnership Ian Baring-Gould Design and Planning Tools
1.3.22 Technical Support to the New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative Patrick Looney Institutional Support
1.3.29 Grid Frequency Support from Distributed Inverter-Based Resources in Hawaii Andy Hoke Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.3.33 Midwest Interconnection Seams Study Aaron Bloom Design and Planning Tools
1.3.99 Clean Energy and Transactive Campus Srinivas Katipamula System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.4.01 Standards and Test Procedures for Interconnection and Interoperability David Narang Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.4.02 Definitions Standards and Test Procedures for Grid Services Rob Pratt Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.4.04 Advanced Sensor Development Yilu Liu Sensing and Measurements