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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
GM0062 Vehicle to Building Integration Pathway Rick Pratt System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.09 Smart Reconfiguration of Idaho Falls Power Distribution Network Rob Hovsapian System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.5.02 Resilient Alaskan Distribution System Improvements using Automation, Network Analysis, Control, and Energy Storage (RADIANCE) Rob Hovsapian System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.4.02 Definitions Standards and Test Procedures for Grid Services Rob Pratt Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
SI-1545 Rapid QSTS Simulations for High-Resolution Comprehensive Assessment of Distributed PV Impacts Robert Broderick Design and Planning Tools
1.3.10 Vermont Regional Partnership Enabling the Use of DER Robert Broderick System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.3.11 Grid Analysis and Design for Energy and Infrastructure Resiliency for New Orleans Robert Jeffers Security and Resilience
1.5.06 SC-Secured Resilient Distribution Systems Robert Jeffers Institutional Support
GM0063 Development of an Open-Source Platform for Advanced Distribution Management Systems Ron Melton System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
1.4.17 Extreme Event Modeling Russell Bent Design and Planning Tools
GM0057 LPNORM: Optimal Resiliency Model Russell Bent Design and Planning Tools
GM0086 Modeling and Control Software Tools to Support V2G Integration Samveg Saxena System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
GM0229 Integrated Systems Modeling of the Interactions between Stationary Hydrogen Vehicle and Grid Resources Samveg Saxena Design and Planning Tools
1.4.10 Control Theory Scott Backhaus System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
SI-1748 A ToolSuite for Increasing Performance and Reliability of Combined Transmission-Distribution under High Solar Penetration Shrirang Abhyankar
WGRID-59 WindView An Open Platform for Wind Energy Forecast Visualization Shrirang Abhyankar Sensing and Measurements
GM0111 Protection and Dynamic Modeling, Simulation, Analysis, and Visualization of Cascading Failures Shrirang Abhyankar Design and Planning Tools
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
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