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 Leadsort descending Technical Area Fact Sheets
1.4.09 Integrated Multi Scale Data Analytics and Machine Learning for the Grid Emma Stewart Sensing and Measurements
GM0252 Optimal Stationary Fuel Cell Integration and Control (DG-BEAT) Genevieve Saur System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
WGRID-38 North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS) Gregory Brinkman Design and Planning Tools
1.4.15 Development of Integrated Transmission, Distribution, and Communication Models Henry Huang Design and Planning Tools
1.3.21 Alaska Microgrid Partnership Ian Baring-Gould Design and Planning Tools
GM0253 Operational and Strategic Implementation of Dynamic Line Rating for Optimized Wind Energy Generation Integration Jake Gentle System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.2.1 Grid Architecture Jeff Taft System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0094 Measurement-Based Hierarchical Framework for Time-Varying Stochastic Load Modeling Jianhui Wang Design and Planning Tools
GM0073 HVDC and Load Modulation for Improved Dynamic Response using Phasor Measurements Jianming Lian Sensing and Measurements
GM0060 Improving Distribution Transformer Efficiency and Lifetime through Product Selection and Dynamic Load Control Jianming Lian,PI Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.3.01 Southeast Regional Consortium Joe Cordaro System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0180 Recommendations for the Population Location and Operation of a Strategic Transformer Reserve Joe Gracia Security and Resilience
1.3.05 DER Siting and Optimization Tool for California John Grosh Design and Planning Tools
1.4.23 Threat Detection and Response with Data Analytics Jovana Helms Security and Resilience
GM0100 Cybersecurity for Renewables, Distributed Energy Resources, and Smart Inverters Junjian Qi Security and Resilience
GM0061 Virtual Battery-based Characterization and Control of Flexible Building Loads Using VOLTTRON Karan Kalsi System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0163 Diagnostic Security Modules for Electric Vehicle to Building Integration Kenneth Rohde Security and Resilience
1.5.03 Increasing Distribution Resiliency using Flexible DER and Microgrid Assets Enabled by OpenFMB (Decentralized FLISR) Kevin Schneider Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.4.11 Multi-Scale Integration of Control Systems (EMS/DMS/BMS) Liang Min System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0204 Universal Hybrid Inverter Driver Interface for VOLTTRON Enabled DER Power Electronics Applications Madhu Chinthavali Devices and Integrated Systems Testing