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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 Titlesort descending Project Lead Technical Area Fact Sheets
1.3.05 DER Siting and Optimization Tool for California John Grosh Design and Planning Tools
1.4.26 Development and Deployment of Multi-Scale Production Cost Models Aaron Bloom Design and Planning Tools
GM0063 Development of an Open-Source Platform for Advanced Distribution Management Systems Ron Melton System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.4.15 Development of Integrated Transmission, Distribution, and Communication Models Henry Huang Design and Planning Tools
GM0163 Diagnostic Security Modules for Electric Vehicle to Building Integration Kenneth Rohde Security and Resilience
GM0070 Discovery through Situational Awareness (DTSA) Brett Amidan Sensing and Measurements
1.4.25 Distribution System Decision Support Tools Michael Ingram Institutional Support
SI-1673 Dynamic Building Load Control to Facilitate High Penetration of Solar PV Generation Teja Kuruganti System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0076 Emergency Monitoring and Controls Through New Technologies and Analytics Michael Chertkov System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
SI-1714 Enabling High Penetration of Distributed Photovoltaics through the Optimization of Sub-Transmission Voltage Regulation Nader Samaan System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0008 Energy Storage Demonstrations - Validation and Operational Optimization Daniel Borneo Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.4.17 Extreme Event Modeling Russell Bent Design and Planning Tools
1.1 Foundational Metrics Analysis Michael Kintner-Meyer Institutional Support
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
1.4.29 Future Electricity Utility Regulation Peter Cappers Institutional Support
1.3.11 Grid Analysis and Design for Energy and Infrastructure Resiliency for New Orleans Robert Jeffers Security and Resilience
1.2.1 Grid Architecture Jeff Taft System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.29 Grid Frequency Support from Distributed Inverter-Based Resources in Hawaii Andy Hoke Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.2.3 Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium Testing Network Matt Lave Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
1.5.01 Grid Resilience and Intelligence Platform (GRIP) Mayank Malik Security and Resilience