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High-speed fire footage reveals key insights for power plant safety

December 6, 2019

Sandia engineers record high energy arcing faults vaporizing electrical equipment. High energy arcing faults are high-power electrical discharges…
New algorithms predict power grid impacts from hackers, earthquakes and … squirrels?

November 8, 2018

What would it take for an entire American city to lose power? What circumstances and failures in the…
New generation: Unique technology could turbocharge electrical efficiency

September 26, 2018

An internal combustion engine similar to the one in your car could play a key role in making…
Pair of Research Products to Improve Power System Reliability and Resilience

July 31, 2018

Berkeley Lab co-develops guidebook and website for valuing the benefits of utility investments. A newly updated online tool…
Average frequency and duration of electric distribution outages vary by states

April 12, 2018

Interruptions in electricity service vary by frequency and duration across the many electric distribution systems that serve about…
Pioneering smart grid technology solves decades old problematic power grid phenomenon

January 5, 2018

Sandia’s controls use real-time data to reduce inter-area oscillations on western grid Picture a teeter-totter gently rocking back…
India’s steel industry, like America’s, is dominated by electric-based processes

December 11, 2017

India is the third-largest steel producer in the world after China and Japan, having surpassed other large steel-making…
Engineer developing tools, technologies to make a better, smarter power grid

October 28, 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew earlier this month, NASA released satellite images showing long, dark swaths along the…
Yale researchers’ technology turns wasted heat into power

June 28, 2016

Researchers at Yale have developed a new technology that could make energy from the low-temperature wasted heat produced…
Solar, natural gas, wind make up most 2016 generation additions in U.S.

March 3, 2016

Electric generating facilities expect to add more than 26 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power…
Sandia physicist accepts first joint faculty appointment with Washington State University

September 3, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories physicist Marcus Knudson is the first joint faculty appointee to serve both…
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