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The WSU-PNNL Advanced Grid Institute

The WSU-PNNL Advanced Grid Institute is a joint research collaboration of Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Our mission
Create and implement a national-scale simulation platform and data framework to enable advanced grid controls and operations for complex power systems of the future.

Our vision
Build the region’s reputation and prominence in power grid science and technology, enhance the workforce pipeline in smart grid innovation, and enable a resilient North American grid.

What’s New

Congratulations to PNNL Scientists on Patent No. 10,784,686: “Grid Stabillization using Adjusted Voltage Regulator Response to Grid Characteristics.”
Link to PNNL Story Seminar Video: ESIC-AGI-UI-ASSIST Joint Webinar March 25, 2021: “The Future of Electric Power in the US” 
Webinar Presentation Slides AGI-ESIC Seminars Spring 2021
Seminar Dates and Information AGI Webinar: An “Unusual” Year in DOE – Observations and Learning Experience on Renewable Energy and Grid Integration
Webinar information Grid Resilience in the Face of a Pandemic
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The Institute combines complementary expertise from PNNL and WSU in the fields of advanced grid modeling, wide-area measurements, demand response, energy storage, grid architecture, cybersecurity, and power system reliability research. The goal: enhance the resilience of the power grid to withstand all hazards, including natural disasters and malicious threats.

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The WSU-PNNL Advanced Grid Institute offers researchers, students, and industry partners access to some of the world’s most advanced analytical instrumentation and simulation tools, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with nationally recognized experts in power grid science and engineering.

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For additional information on the WSU-PNNL Advanced Grid Institute, please email Noel Schulz (Interim Co-Director), Jeff Dagle (Co-Director), Linda Howell (Administration and Communications Coordinator WSU) or Dee Marmo (Project Administrator PNNL)

Mailing address:

Advanced Grid Institute
c/o Noel Schulz and Jeff Dagle
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. Box 999, Mail Stop J4-90
Richland, WA 99352