Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Grid Research Integration and Deployment Center

Capabilities include:

  • Component and Power testing
  • Control Systems Engineering Support
  • Generating Testing
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Microgrid Testing
  • Operational Modeling
  • Power take-off Testing
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Description

The Grid Research Integration and Deployment Center (GRID-C) combines advanced experimental equipment with world-class expertise in power electronics and battery technology to ensure the safety and stability of the nation’s power grid. Marine energy scientists can conduct micro-grid simulations on MRE applications in isolated and underserved communities, simulate and test electronic interconnections, secure engineering support on control systems, and test advanced sensors for health and environmental monitoring.

The facility combines multiple electrification research activities across the utility, buildings, and vehicle space into one 52,000 sq. ft. facility. The combination of innovative research and development in power and energy systems, vehicle and buildings science, power electronics, energy storage, sensors and controls, data science and modeling, and cybersecurity enables breakthroughs to support a resilient and secure power grid from the first instant of electricity generation to end use.

Specific lab and testing activities and facilities within the GRID Center include:
(1) Grid Operations and Analytics Laboratory – Cyber-physical security, sensors, modeling, and data analytics testbed for simulating control room operations
(2) Grid Systems Integration Laboratory – Hybrid AC-DC systems, Microgrids, distributed energy testing and simulation, and energy storage integration research, real-time platforms for simulations
(3) Buildings-to-Grid Laboratory – Home and neighborhood emulation, transactive controls, and grid integration test beds
(4) Transmission Grid Lab – High- to low-voltage test beds for low-cost trusted transmission and distribution power electronics, transformers, and protective relay testing.

Capabilities include:

  • Component and Power testing
  • Control Systems Engineering Support
  • Generating Testing
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Microgrid Testing
  • Operational Modeling
  • Power take-off Testing

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Point of Contact:
Mirko Musa – musam@ornl.gov

Madhu Sudhan – chinthavalim@ornl.gov