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Today’s design and planning tools for the electrical grid cannot handle uncertainty, rely on simplifying the underlying physics of power systems, and are typically run on desktop personal computers or small servers. While more capabilities are increasingly added to these tools, they do not take advantage of modern computing techniques, and they will ultimately be unable to keep pace with the increasing complexity of the grid.

On behalf of the Grid Modernization Initiative, the GMLC actively develops grid planning tools that use cutting-edge high-performance computational tools, allowing for greater performance, fidelity, and accuracy. The tools can also better handle the uncertainty and volatility introduced by renewable energy and extreme weather events.

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Technical Project Team

  • Mihai Anitescu,
  • Trevor Hardy,
  • Philip Top,
  • Clayton Barrows,
  • Jake Gentle,
  • Nils Stenvig,
  • Brian Pierre,
  • Feiqin Zhu,
  • Wan-Lin Hu,
  • John McIntosh,
  • Russell Bent,
  • Tianzhen Hong,


Contact Technical Lead.