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
WGRID-04 Providing Ramping Service with Wind to Enhance Power System Operational Flexibility Bri‐Mathias Hodge System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0091 Unified Control of Connected Loads to Provide Grid Services, Novel Energy Management, and Improved Energy Efficiency Teja Kuruganti System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.2.1 Grid Architecture Jeff Taft System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0061 Virtual Battery-based Characterization and Control of Flexible Building Loads Using VOLTTRON Karan Kalsi System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0140 VOLTTRON Controller for Integrated Energy Systems to Enable Economic Dispatch Improve Energy Efficiency and Grid Reliability Srinivas Katipamula System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
SI-1673 Dynamic Building Load Control to Facilitate High Penetration of Solar PV Generation Teja Kuruganti System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0063 Development of an Open-Source Platform for Advanced Distribution Management Systems Ron Melton System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0172 VOLTTRON Message Bus Protocol Adapter Sila Kiliccote System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.01 Southeast Regional Consortium Joe Cordaro 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
1.3.99 Clean Energy and Transactive Campus Srinivas Katipamula System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0187 Community Control of Distributed Resources for Wide Area Reserve Provision Duncan Callaway System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
SI-1714 Enabling High Penetration of Distributed Photovoltaics through the Optimization of Sub-Transmission Voltage Regulation Nader Samaan System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.5.02 Resilient Alaskan Distribution System Improvements using Automation, Network Analysis, Control, and Energy Storage (RADIANCE) Rob Hovsapian System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.4.10 Control Theory Scott Backhaus System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.05 DER Siting and Optimization Tool for California John Grosh Design and Planning Tools
SI-1756 Visualization and Analytics of Distribution Systems with Deep Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (VADER) Sila Kiliccote Design and Planning Tools
1.4.15 Development of Integrated Transmission, Distribution, and Communication Models Henry Huang Design and Planning Tools
SI-1545 Rapid QSTS Simulations for High-Resolution Comprehensive Assessment of Distributed PV Impacts Robert Broderick Design and Planning Tools
1.3.21 Alaska Microgrid Partnership Ian Baring-Gould Design and Planning Tools

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