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 descending Project Title Project Lead Technical Area Fact Sheets
GM0061 Virtual Battery-based Characterization and Control of Flexible Building Loads Using VOLTTRON Karan Kalsi System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0062 Vehicle to Building Integration Pathway Rick Pratt 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
GM0064 Open-Source High-Fidelity Aggregate Composite Load Models of Emerging Load Behaviors for Large-Scale Analysis Pavel Etingov Design and Planning Tools
GM0068 MultiSpeak - Secure Protocol Enterprise Access Kit (MS-SPEAK) William Hutton III Security and Resilience
GM0070 Discovery through Situational Awareness (DTSA) Brett Amidan Sensing and Measurements
GM0072 Suite of Open-Source Applications and Models for Advanced Synchrophasor Analysis Pavel Etingov Sensing and Measurements
GM0073 HVDC and Load Modulation for Improved Dynamic Response using Phasor Measurements Jianming Lian Sensing and Measurements
GM0074 Models and Methods for Assessing the Value of HVDC and MVDC Technologies in Modern Power Grids Yuri Makarov Design and Planning Tools
GM0076 Emergency Monitoring and Controls Through New Technologies and Analytics Michael Chertkov System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0077 Advanced Machine Learning for Synchrophasor Technology Michael Chertkov Sensing and Measurements
GM0085 Systems Research Supporting Standards and Interoperability Don Scoffield System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0086 Modeling and Control Software Tools to Support V2G Integration Samveg Saxena System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
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
GM0094 Measurement-Based Hierarchical Framework for Time-Varying Stochastic Load Modeling Jianhui Wang Design and Planning Tools
GM0100 Cybersecurity for Renewables, Distributed Energy Resources, and Smart Inverters Junjian Qi Security and Resilience
GM0111 Protection and Dynamic Modeling, Simulation, Analysis, and Visualization of Cascading Failures Shrirang Abhyankar Design and Planning Tools
GM0119 Improved Forecasts of Electric Outages from Tropical Cyclones Steve Folga Security and Resilience
GM0130 Collaborative Demo for Secondary Use and Use Case Validation Michael Starke Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0131 A Closed-Loop Distribution System Restoration Tool for Natural Disaster Recovery Chen Chen Security and Resilience