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.
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.
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.
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.
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.