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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
1.3.33 Midwest Interconnection Seams Study Aaron Bloom Design and Planning Tools
1.4.26 Development and Deployment of Multi-Scale Production Cost Models Aaron Bloom Design and Planning Tools
WGRID-35 Market and Reliability Opportunities for Wind on the Bulk Power System Aaron Bloom Institutional Support
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
1.3.29 Grid Frequency Support from Distributed Inverter-Based Resources in Hawaii Andy Hoke Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
SI-1639 System Advisor Model Aron Dobos Design and Planning Tools
1.3.04 Industrial Microgrid Analysis and Design for Energy Security and Resiliency Ben Ollis Security and Resilience
GM0070 Discovery through Situational Awareness (DTSA) Brett Amidan Sensing and Measurements
SI-1583 Stabilizing the Power System in 2035 and Beyond Evolving from Grid Following to Grid Forming Distributed Inverter Controllers Brian Johnson Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
SI-1586 Opportunistic Hybrid Communications Systems for Distributed PV Coordination Bri‐Mathias Hodge Sensing and Measurements
WGRID-04 Providing Ramping Service with Wind to Enhance Power System Operational Flexibility Bri‐Mathias Hodge System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0131 A Closed-Loop Distribution System Restoration Tool for Natural Disaster Recovery Chen Chen Security and Resilience
GM0008 Energy Storage Demonstrations - Validation and Operational Optimization Daniel Borneo Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
WGRID-05 Power System Reliable Integration Support to Achieve Large Amounts of Wind Power (PRISALA) Dave Corbus Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
SI-1695 Accelerating Systems Integration Codes and Standards Dave Narang Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.4.01 Standards and Test Procedures for Interconnection and Interoperability David Narang Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
GM0085 Systems Research Supporting Standards and Interoperability Don Scoffield System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0187 Community Control of Distributed Resources for Wide Area Reserve Provision Duncan Callaway System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
SI-1625 CyDER_A Cyber Physical Co-simulation Platform for Distributed Energy Resources in Smart Grids Emma Stewart Design and Planning Tools
1.5.05 CleanStart-DERMS Emma Stewart System Operations, Power Flow, and Control