Projects

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.

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 ID Project Title Project Lead Technical Areasort descending Fact Sheets
SI-1748 A ToolSuite for Increasing Performance and Reliability of Combined Transmission-Distribution under High Solar Penetration Shrirang Abhyankar
1.2.3 Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium Testing Network Matt Lave Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0237 Advanced Distribution Management System Testbed Development Murali Baggu Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.3.29 Grid Frequency Support from Distributed Inverter-Based Resources in Hawaii Andy Hoke Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
SI-1689 Additively Manufactured PV Inverter Sudipta Chakraborty Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
SI-1695 Accelerating Systems Integration Codes and Standards Dave Narang Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
SI-1699 Combined PV Battery Grid Integration with High Frequency Magnetics Enabled Power Electronics Paul Ohodnicki Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.5.03 Increasing Distribution Resiliency using Flexible DER and Microgrid Assets Enabled by OpenFMB (Decentralized FLISR) Kevin Schneider Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.4.01 Standards and Test Procedures for Interconnection and Interoperability David Narang Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0204 Universal Hybrid Inverter Driver Interface for VOLTTRON Enabled DER Power Electronics Applications Madhu Chinthavali Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.5.04 Integration of Responsive Residential Loads into Distribution Management Systems Teja Kuruganti Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.4.02 Definitions Standards and Test Procedures for Grid Services Rob Pratt Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0008 Energy Storage Demonstrations - Validation and Operational Optimization Daniel Borneo Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
WGRID-05 Power System Reliable Integration Support to Achieve Large Amounts of Wind Power (PRISALA) Dave Corbus Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0060 Improving Distribution Transformer Efficiency and Lifetime through Product Selection and Dynamic Load Control Klaehn Burkes Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
SI-1583 Stabilizing the Power System in 2035 and Beyond Evolving from Grid Following to Grid Forming Distributed Inverter Controllers Brian Johnson Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0130 Collaborative Demo for Secondary Use and Use Case Validation Michael Starke Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
WGRID-49 Understanding the Role of Short-term Energy Storage and Large Motor Loads for Active Power Controls by Wind Power Vahan Gevorgian Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.2.2 Interoperability Steve Widergren Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0222 High Voltage Testing and Modeling of Transformer, Line Interface Devices, and System Components Under Electromagnetic Pulse, Geomagnetic Disturbance, and Other Abnormal Transients Alfonso Tarditi Devices and Integrated Systems Testing

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