Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Richland,  WA 
United States
https://availabletechnologies.pnnl.gov/
  • Booth: 12520


Visit booth #12520 for latest grid tech ready for licensing.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has more than 50 grid analytics, grid operations, and grid security technologies and software tools—ready for licensing—that will give your organization a competitive advantage. Our researchers developed and tested these tools with utilities, ISOs, regulators, commercial vendors, and other grid stakeholders. 

Brands: Grid analytics, grid operations, cybersecurity, transactive energy, software solutions, demand response, DER, oscillation detection, high-performance computing, transmission, microgrids, renewables


 Products

  • Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool (DCAT)
    PNNL’s DCAT screens for weak spots on the power grid by fusing analysis of dynamic and steady-state operations in response to extreme events, assesses the potential impact of cascading outages, and helps design proactive corrective actions....

  • Ever-increasing cyberattacks and natural disasters can wreak havoc on the nation's electric grid, potentially causing cascading power outages that cost utilities and their customers billions of dollars. An award-winning technology called the Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool (DCAT) developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will help mitigate these problems.

    By simulating thousands of extreme events, DCAT automatically meshes the evaluation of steady-state operations with changing occurrences in the electric grid to find weak spots—100 times faster than current tools. Once a weakness is identified, DCAT determines the impacts that would result from a cascading power outage. It then integrates models for generation, transmission, and load protection schemes. Once data is collected, DCAT then provides power operators with proactive actions to stop the outage before it happens. The tool can be used on laptops, desktops, or in high-performance computing environments. With DCAT, utilities would gain at least 50 percent in efficiency for analyzing grid occurrences compared to today's more manual processes.

    PNNL researchers developed the software platform with input from various electric utilities, balancing authorities, vendors, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). It is available for commercialization. To learn more, visit booth #12520 and read PNNL’s available technologies page. You also can contact PNNL Commercialization Manager Peter Christensen at peter.christensen@pnnl.gov

  • Cybersecurity Framework Tool
    PNNL’s Cybersecurity Framework Tool, or CSF, enables utilities and their associated vendors to identify, detect, and respond to emerging cyber threats. CSF also includes a game simulator that provides interactive training....

  • Malicious cyber attacks are a major concern for utilities—and have cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars a year. PNNL researchers have developed multiple tools to help thwart these malicious activities. Among them is the Cybersecurity Framework Tool, or CFT for short. The software tool provides a way for utilities and their associated vendors to identify, detect, and respond to emerging cyber threats or vulnerabilities to critical infrastructure. How? CFT provides an easy-to-follow set of best practices, policies, and procedures to improve the cybersecurity postures of critical infrastructure. It works by identifying gaps or areas for improvement where the smartest investments can be made to bolster cybersecurity efforts.

    A dynamic “train the trainer” tool called the Cybersecurity Training Game Simulator is built into CFT. The simulation game provides interactive training scenarios based on major cyber attacks that happened in the U.S during the past decade. In each scenario, every aspect in the CFT—identification, protection, and response—is weighted and assigned a resource value. This way, cybersecurity experts can identify, in a hands-on way, potential solutions that would lead to the most cost-effective cybersecurity improvements. The game also includes training on systems and policy levels, and brings together an organization’s experts in information technology and operational technology to make informed decisions.

    The complete CFT framework or the standalone Cybersecurity Training Game Simulator are available for commercialization. To learn more, visit booth #12520 and read . . . .(is there a website?). You also can contact PNNL Commercialization Manager Peter Christensen at peter.christensen@pnnl.gov

  • GridAPPS-D
    GridAPPS-D is an open-source, data integration, and application development platform. It enables development of portable, advanced apps by standardizing that data exchange interfaces between devices in the field, system, and control room....

  • Distribution utilities require better tools to get full benefit from the abundance of data within their systems. Tools that enable data-driven situational awareness, management, and control of their distribution systems. This requires an enabling technology platform that reduces the time and cost to integrate new functionality and allows utilities a choice of providers of functionality. It also requires the platform to be scalable for use at utilities of all sizes and extensible to distributed functionality.    

    PNNL is leading development of GridAPPS-D™, an open-source, data integration, and application development platform. It enables development of portable, advanced applications by standardizing the data exchange interfaces between devices in the field, distributed apps in the systems, and applications in the control room. Application innovators use GridAPPS-D to develop and test apps to support a full range of distribution system operations.   

    System vendors adopt the GridAPPS-D architecture and interface definitions to support portable applications. Utilities use GridAPPS-D-compliant products from system vendors and innovators to deploy best of breed technology using grid management and control apps that meet their specific requirements.

    You can explore example apps that take advantage of GridAPPS-D powerful capabilities at www.gridapps-d.org or contact PNNL’s Project Manager Ron Melton at ron.melton@pnnl.gov

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