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 ascending Fact Sheets
WGRID-38 North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS) Gregory Brinkman Design and Planning Tools
1.4.17 Extreme Event Modeling Russell Bent Design and Planning Tools
SI-1625 CyDER_A Cyber Physical Co-simulation Platform for Distributed Energy Resources in Smart Grids Emma Stewart Design and Planning Tools
1.4.18 Computational Science for Grid Management Mihai Anitescu Design and Planning Tools
GM0057 LPNORM: Optimal Resiliency Model Russell Bent Design and Planning Tools
SI-1631 Assessing the Value of Concentrating Solar Power in a Sunshot Future Paul Denholm Design and Planning Tools
SI-1639 System Advisor Model Aron Dobos Design and Planning Tools
GM0064 Open-Source High-Fidelity Aggregate Composite Load Models of Emerging Load Behaviors for Large-Scale Analysis Pavel Etingov Design and Planning Tools
GM0074 Models and Methods for Assessing the Value of HVDC and MVDC Technologies in Modern Power Grids Yuri Makarov Design and Planning Tools
1.3.33 Midwest Interconnection Seams Study Aaron Bloom Design and Planning Tools
GM0094 Measurement-Based Hierarchical Framework for Time-Varying Stochastic Load Modeling Jianhui Wang Design and Planning Tools
GM0111 Protection and Dynamic Modeling, Simulation, Analysis, and Visualization of Cascading Failures Shrirang Abhyankar Design and Planning Tools
1.4.26 Development and Deployment of Multi-Scale Production Cost Models Aaron Bloom Design and Planning Tools
GM0229 Integrated Systems Modeling of the Interactions between Stationary Hydrogen Vehicle and Grid Resources Samveg Saxena Design and Planning Tools
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
1.2.1 Grid Architecture Jeff Taft System Operations, Power Flow, and Control