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 Titlesort descending Project Lead Technical Area Fact Sheets
SI-1639 System Advisor Model Aron Dobos Design and Planning Tools
GM0085 Systems Research Supporting Standards and Interoperability Don Scoffield System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.22 Technical Support to the New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative Patrick Looney Institutional Support
1.4.23 Threat Detection and Response with Data Analytics Jovana Helms Security and Resilience
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
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
GM0204 Universal Hybrid Inverter Driver Interface for VOLTTRON Enabled DER Power Electronics Applications Madhu Chinthavali Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0062 Vehicle to Building Integration Pathway Rick Pratt System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.10 Vermont Regional Partnership Enabling the Use of DER Robert Broderick System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0061 Virtual Battery-based Characterization and Control of Flexible Building Loads Using VOLTTRON Karan Kalsi System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
SI-1756 Visualization and Analytics of Distribution Systems with Deep Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (VADER) Sila Kiliccote Design and Planning Tools
GM0172 VOLTTRON Message Bus Protocol Adapter Sila Kiliccote System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0217 Web Tool for Improved Electric Outage Forecasting for Response to Tropical Cyclone Events Steve Linger Security and Resilience
WGRID-59 WindView An Open Platform for Wind Energy Forecast Visualization Shrirang Abhyankar Sensing and Measurements