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-1728 Solar Resource Calibration Measurement and Dissemination Manajit Sengupta Sensing and Measurements
1.4.04 Advanced Sensor Development Yilu Liu Sensing and Measurements
SI-1758 Frequency Response Assessment and Improvement of Three Major North American Interconnections due to High Penetrations of Photovoltaic Generation Yilu Liu Sensing and Measurements
1.4.09 Integrated Multi Scale Data Analytics and Machine Learning for the Grid Emma Stewart Sensing and Measurements
GM0077 Advanced Machine Learning for Synchrophasor Technology Michael Chertkov Sensing and Measurements
GM0073 HVDC and Load Modulation for Improved Dynamic Response using Phasor Measurements Jianming Lian Sensing and Measurements
GM0072 Suite of Open-Source Applications and Models for Advanced Synchrophasor Analysis Pavel Etingov Sensing and Measurements
SI-1586 Opportunistic Hybrid Communications Systems for Distributed PV Coordination Bri‐Mathias Hodge Sensing and Measurements
WGRID-59 WindView An Open Platform for Wind Energy Forecast Visualization Shrirang Abhyankar Sensing and Measurements
1.2.5 Grid Sensing and Measurement Strategy Tom Rizy Sensing and Measurements
GM0070 Discovery through Situational Awareness (DTSA) Brett Amidan Sensing and Measurements
GM0062 Vehicle to Building Integration Pathway Rick Pratt System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0076 Emergency Monitoring and Controls Through New Technologies and Analytics Michael Chertkov System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.5.05 CleanStart-DERMS Emma Stewart 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
GM0085 Systems Research Supporting Standards and Interoperability Don Scoffield System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0252 Optimal Stationary Fuel Cell Integration and Control (DG-BEAT) Genevieve Saur System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.09 Smart Reconfiguration of Idaho Falls Power Distribution Network Rob Hovsapian System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0086 Modeling and Control Software Tools to Support V2G Integration Samveg Saxena System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0253 Operational and Strategic Implementation of Dynamic Line Rating for Optimized Wind Energy Generation Integration Jake Gentle System Operations, Power Flow, and Control