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
GM0180 Recommendations for the Population Location and Operation of a Strategic Transformer Reserve Joe Gracia Security and Resilience
1.3.04 Industrial Microgrid Analysis and Design for Energy Security and Resiliency Ben Ollis Security and Resilience
GM0217 Web Tool for Improved Electric Outage Forecasting for Response to Tropical Cyclone Events Steve Linger Security and Resilience
SI-1541 Secure, Scalable, Stable Control and Communications for Distributed PV Raymond Byrne Security and Resilience
1.3.11 Grid Analysis and Design for Energy and Infrastructure Resiliency for New Orleans Robert Jeffers Security and Resilience
GM0100 Cybersecurity for Renewables, Distributed Energy Resources, and Smart Inverters Junjian Qi Security and Resilience
1.3.22 Technical Support to the New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative Patrick Looney Institutional Support
1.2.4 Grid Services and Technologies Valuation Framework Patrick O'Connor Institutional Support
1.4.25 Distribution System Decision Support Tools Michael Ingram Institutional Support
1.4.29 Future Electricity Utility Regulation Peter Cappers Institutional Support
1.5.06 SC-Secured Resilient Distribution Systems Robert Jeffers Institutional Support
1.5.07 Laboratory Value Analysis Team Michael Kintner-Meyer Institutional Support
WGRID-35 Market and Reliability Opportunities for Wind on the Bulk Power System Aaron Bloom Institutional Support
1.1 Foundational Metrics Analysis Michael Kintner-Meyer Institutional Support