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-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
SI-1728 Solar Resource Calibration Measurement and Dissemination Manajit Sengupta 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
1.4.04 Advanced Sensor Development Yilu Liu Sensing and Measurements
GM0077 Advanced Machine Learning for Synchrophasor Technology Michael Chertkov Sensing and Measurements
1.4.09 Integrated Multi Scale Data Analytics and Machine Learning for the Grid Emma Stewart 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
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