Resources

This page serves as a repository for products and deliverables created through the GMLC projects. It also contains guidance documents, as well as key accomplishments by the national laboratories toward grid modernization. lf you would like to add to this repository, please send a message to gmlc@hq.doe.gov.

For DOE grid modernization information, please visit DOE's Grid Modernization Initiative website

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Distribution Storage Networks

Distribution storage networks are interconnected distribution-level bulk energy storage devices that function as core infrastructure elements to...

June 2017 Report
Distribution System Decision Support Tools

For many people, the utility pole planted along a highway or on a street corner is the iconic symbol of the electric grid. Utility poles are...

October 2019 Fact Sheet PDF icon Distribution System Decision Support Tools
Distribution System Decision Support Tools Poster

In this project, a multi-lab team is identifying a comprehensive menu of strategies that facilitate and support enhanced utility distribution...

May 2017 Publication PDF icon Distribution System Decision Support Tools Poster
Do Utilities Have Right Incentives to Modernize Grid?

Electric power is our most capital-intensive industry, with more than a hundred billion dollars invested each year on infrastructure, according to...

October 2017 Publication PDF icon Public Utilities Fortnightly Article: Do Utilities Have Right Incentives to Modernize Grid?
Dynamic Contingency Analysis for Cascading Failures

With funding from DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and in partnership with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (...

August 2016 Pre-GMLC Highlight PDF icon GMLC DCAT-fnl.pdf
Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) convened the Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study—or ERGIS—a high-performance computing...

August 2016 Pre-GMLC Highlight PDF icon GMLC ERGIS-fnl.pdf
Electricity Affordability Tool

This simple interface is a way to compare electricity affordability metrics of U.S. residential customers at the state or county level. Users can...

October 2018 Deliverable File AffordabilityTool_V1.0(2016data)_Oct 2018_PNNL.xlsm
Enabling Third-Party Aggregation of Distributed Energy Resources

This paper was written to assist the Public Service Commission of Arkansas as it seeks to remove barriers to entry for aggregators of distributed...

February 2018 Deliverable PDF icon Enabling Third-Party Aggregation of Distributed Energy Resources
Energy Services Interface: From Theory to Practice

This resource contains the slides presented during a May 2018 webinar under GMLC Project 1.4.1.  Presenters included Mary Ann Piette (PI), Peter...

May 2018 Presentation PDF icon GMLC ESI Webinar Slides_180514.pdf
Executive Summary: A Valuation Framework for Informing Grid Modernization Decisions: Guidelines March 2019 Report PDF icon Executive Summary: Valuation Framework Guidelines
Extended Grid State Definition April 2019 Report PDF icon Extended Grid State Definition v3.4_GMLCFormat_final.pdf
Extreme Event Modeling

Extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2003 Northeast blackout, provide hard evidence of the enormous threats...

October 2017 Fact Sheet PDF icon Extreme Event Modeling
Extreme Event Modeling Peer Review Presentation

Improve preparation, planning, and response to extreme events such as hurricanes, EMP, etc. Focus on developing analysis prototype demonstrating...

May 2017 Publication PDF icon Extreme Event Modeling Presentation
Extreme Event Modeling Poster

We are delivering a prototype tool that simulates cascades up to 500 times faster than existing approaches.  Current tools are 10-100 times slower...

May 2017 Publication PDF icon Extreme Event Modeling Poster
Financial Impacts of a Combined Energy Efficiency and Net-Metered PV Portfolio on a Prototypical Northeast Utility

Utilities are concerned about stagnant or declining sales growth driven, in part, by policy goals mandating energy savings and policy- and market-...

April 2017 Deliverable PDF icon Report: Financial Impacts of a Combined Energy Efficiency and Net-Metered PV Portfolio on a Prototypical Northeast Utility, PDF icon Summary: Financial Impacts of a Combined Energy Efficiency and Net-Metered PV Portfolio on a Prototypical Northeast Utility
Foundational Metrics Analysis

The nation’s power grid is becoming increasingly challenged because of growing consumer energy use and the penetration of resources such as wind...

June 2017 Fact Sheet PDF icon Foundational Metrics Analysis
Foundational Metrics Analysis Poster

This project assesses the feasibility and usefulness of metrics for measuring change in the evolving electricity infrastructure. Metrics and...

May 2017 Publication PDF icon Foundational Metrics Analysis Poster
Future Electric Utility Regulation

Modernizing electric grids in today’s environment—with fast-changing technologies, aging infrastructure, and stagnant growth in retail electricity...

October 2019 Fact Sheet PDF icon Fact Sheet: Future Electric Utility Regulation
Future Electricity Utility Regulation Poster

This three-year project assists states in addressing regulatory, ratemaking, financial, business model and market issues related to grid...

May 2017 Publication PDF icon Future Electricity Utility Regulation Poster
Getting the Most Out of Grid Modernization: Value-Added Electricity Services: New Roles for Utilities and Third-Party Providers

Presentation given by Lisa Schwartz at the National Governors Association--Energy Innovation Summit, October 5, 2017

January 2020 Presentation PDF icon Getting the Most Out of Grid Modernization: Value-Added Electricity Services: New Roles for Utilities and Third-Party Providers

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