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LBNL Microgrid research - NWESS 2018
LBNL's microgrid team participated in this year's edition of the Northwest Energy Systems Symposium, where both Dr. Gonçalo Cardoso and Dr. Miguel Heleno attended as invited speakers.  
Modeling microgrids in Alaska
LBNL is currently leading a joint research project to develop a microgrid sizing tool addressing resiliency and reliability needs specific to remote off-grid communities, such as those often found in remote locations in Alaska.
ETA’s Michael Stadler Appears on Austrian TV Science Talk Show
“Science Talk” an Austrian TV talk show, focused on research and science hosted Michael Stadler for an exclusive discussion on Smart- and Microgrids.
US Department of Energy Releases Website for PECASE 2013/2016 Ceremony
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Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Ceremonies May 4th – 5th 2016
Last week the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and White House ceremonies for the 2013 PECASE awards took place in Washington DC.
DER-CAM+ Announcement
After being tested by the industry and Universities the Grid Integration Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is pleased to announce the official release of DER-CAM Plus (DER-CAM+), a significant leap forward compared to
Michael Stadler Honored by White House
President Obama has named 105 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of thei
Open Position to Fill
Currently we are looking for a Research Scientist - 82016.
DER Siting and Optimization tool to enable large scale deployment of DER in California
LBNL Grid Integration Group to Lead Team Developing $13 Million Microgrid Project at Fort Hunter Liggett, California
The Grid Integration Group at LBNL has been awarded a grant for a “Modular, Secure, and Replicable Microgrid Control System for Generation and Storage Management at Military Installations” at Fort Hunter Liggett by the Environmental Sec


General Microgrid News

2017 DER-CAM Appreciation Awards
Michael Stadler, head of the Grid Integration Group and Microgrid team lead, presents the 2017 DER-CAM Appreciation Awards to Gonçalo Ferreira Cardoso, Salman Mashayekh, Nicholas DeForest, Friedrich Ewald, and Miguel Heleno for their outstanding support
TV Talkshow about Smartgrids and Microgrids
TV Talk-Show about Smartgrids and Microgrids with Michael Stadler, Science Talk, 7. December 2016 TV Channel ORF 3, Austria and ARD-alpha, Germany, only available in German.
The Department of Energy Has Awarded 1 Million US$ to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab for Microgrid Design Tools
The Department of Energy has awarded 1 million US$ to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab within the second phase of the project “An Optimal Design Support Tool for Remote, Resilient, and Reliable Microgrids” th
2016 IEEE Region 4 Workshop on Smart Grid and Microgrid Technologies 2016 IEEE Region 4 Workshop on Smart Grid and Microgrid Technologies
White House Lays Out Plans to Scale Up Microgrids, Storage & Renewables
The Obama Administration on Thursday laid out an extensive list of federal, utility and private actions to scale up microgrids, energy storage and renewable energy throughout the US.
Grid Integration Group receives funding from DOE to install micro-Phasor Measurement Units (micro-PMUs) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard microgrid
The Grid Integration Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has received funding from the Microgrid R&D program within the DOE Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability for a project to install and use micro-Phasor Measurement Unit
Hammack Wants Army Off Grid
Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, speaks during a panel: "Energy Across America: A Policy Discussion on Microgrid Technology," at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 2015.
Short Video Clip About Microgrids (only available in German)
Anna Schoenbein reporting from the Commercial and Government Microgrids Summit in San Diego, Oct. 20th 2015. Produced by Anna Schoenbein
New York Prize Stage 1 Winners – DER-CAM as the Microgrid Modeling Tool
New York Prize is a first-in-the nation $40 million competition to help communities create microgrids ─ stand-alone energy systems that can operate independently in the event of a power outage, increasing the resiliency of the electric grid.
IEEE Standard for the Specification of Microgrid Controllers
Distribution Resources Integration WG/Microgrid Controllers TF (PE/T&D/DRI/2030.7):