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 Leadsort descending Technical Area Fact Sheets
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
GM0119 Improved Forecasts of Electric Outages from Tropical Cyclones Steve Folga Security and Resilience
GM0217 Web Tool for Improved Electric Outage Forecasting for Response to Tropical Cyclone Events Steve Linger Security and Resilience
1.2.2 Interoperability Steve Widergren Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
SI-1689 Additively Manufactured PV Inverter Sudipta Chakraborty Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.5.04 Integration of Responsive Residential Loads into Distribution Management Systems Teja Kuruganti Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
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
SI-1673 Dynamic Building Load Control to Facilitate High Penetration of Solar PV Generation Teja Kuruganti System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.2.5 Grid Sensing and Measurement Strategy Tom Rizy Sensing and Measurements
WGRID-49 Understanding the Role of Short-term Energy Storage and Large Motor Loads for Active Power Controls by Wind Power Vahan Gevorgian Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0068 MultiSpeak - Secure Protocol Enterprise Access Kit (MS-SPEAK) William Hutton III Security and Resilience
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
GM0074 Models and Methods for Assessing the Value of HVDC and MVDC Technologies in Modern Power Grids Yuri Makarov Design and Planning Tools