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 ascending Project Title Project Lead Technical Area Fact Sheets
SI-1545 Rapid QSTS Simulations for High-Resolution Comprehensive Assessment of Distributed PV Impacts Robert Broderick Design and Planning Tools
SI-1541 Secure, Scalable, Stable Control and Communications for Distributed PV Raymond Byrne Security and Resilience
GM0253 Operational and Strategic Implementation of Dynamic Line Rating for Optimized Wind Energy Generation Integration Jake Gentle System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0252 Optimal Stationary Fuel Cell Integration and Control (DG-BEAT) Genevieve Saur System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0237 Advanced Distribution Management System Testbed Development Murali Baggu Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0229 Integrated Systems Modeling of the Interactions between Stationary Hydrogen Vehicle and Grid Resources Samveg Saxena Design and Planning Tools
GM0222 High Voltage Testing and Modeling of Transformer, Line Interface Devices, and System Components Under Electromagnetic Pulse, Geomagnetic Disturbance, and Other Abnormal Transients Alfonso Tarditi Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0217 Web Tool for Improved Electric Outage Forecasting for Response to Tropical Cyclone Events Steve Linger Security and Resilience
GM0204 Universal Hybrid Inverter Driver Interface for VOLTTRON Enabled DER Power Electronics Applications Madhu Chinthavali Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0187 Community Control of Distributed Resources for Wide Area Reserve Provision Duncan Callaway System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0180 Recommendations for the Population Location and Operation of a Strategic Transformer Reserve Joe Gracia Security and Resilience
GM0172 VOLTTRON Message Bus Protocol Adapter Sila Kiliccote System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0163 Diagnostic Security Modules for Electric Vehicle to Building Integration Kenneth Rohde Security and Resilience
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
GM0131 A Closed-Loop Distribution System Restoration Tool for Natural Disaster Recovery Chen Chen Security and Resilience
GM0130 Collaborative Demo for Secondary Use and Use Case Validation Michael Starke Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0119 Improved Forecasts of Electric Outages from Tropical Cyclones Steve Folga Security and Resilience
GM0111 Protection and Dynamic Modeling, Simulation, Analysis, and Visualization of Cascading Failures Shrirang Abhyankar Design and Planning Tools
GM0100 Cybersecurity for Renewables, Distributed Energy Resources, and Smart Inverters Junjian Qi Security and Resilience
GM0094 Measurement-Based Hierarchical Framework for Time-Varying Stochastic Load Modeling Jianhui Wang Design and Planning Tools