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 IDsort descending Project Title Project Lead Technical Area Fact Sheets
1.4.09 Integrated Multi Scale Data Analytics and Machine Learning for the Grid Emma Stewart Sensing and Measurements
1.4.10 Control Theory Scott Backhaus System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.4.11 Multi-Scale Integration of Control Systems (EMS/DMS/BMS) Liang Min System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.4.15 Development of Integrated Transmission, Distribution, and Communication Models Henry Huang Design and Planning Tools
1.4.17 Extreme Event Modeling Russell Bent Design and Planning Tools
1.4.18 Computational Science for Grid Management Mihai Anitescu Design and Planning Tools
1.4.23 Threat Detection and Response with Data Analytics Jovana Helms Security and Resilience
1.4.25 Distribution System Decision Support Tools Michael Ingram Institutional Support
1.4.26 Development and Deployment of Multi-Scale Production Cost Models Aaron Bloom Design and Planning Tools
1.4.29 Future Electricity Utility Regulation Peter Cappers Institutional Support
1.5.01 Grid Resilience and Intelligence Platform (GRIP) Ashley Pilipiszyn Security and Resilience
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
1.5.03 Increasing Distribution Resiliency using Flexible DER and Microgrid Assets Enabled by OpenFMB (Decentralized FLISR) Kevin Schneider Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.5.04 Integration of Responsive Residential Loads into Distribution Management Systems Teja Kuruganti Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.5.05 CleanStart-DERMS Emma Stewart System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.5.06 SC-Secured Resilient Distribution Systems Robert Jeffers Institutional Support
1.5.07 Laboratory Value Analysis Team Michael Kintner-Meyer Institutional Support
GM0008 Energy Storage Demonstrations - Validation and Operational Optimization Daniel Borneo Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0057 LPNORM: Optimal Resiliency Model Russell Bent Design and Planning Tools
GM0060 Improving Distribution Transformer Efficiency and Lifetime through Product Selection and Dynamic Load Control Klaehn Burkes Devices and Integrated Systems Testing