U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

3rd Workshop on Challenges in Next-Generation Analytics for the Future Power Grid

5th Workshop on Next-Generation Analytics
for the Future Power Grid

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Richland, Washington

November 9-10, 2016

Please note: More materials and registration/logistics information for the workshop is forthcoming and will be added to this web page as it becomes available. In the interim, contact us at GridOPTICS@pnnl.gov with any questions


Last year’s 4th Workshop on Next-Generation Analytics for the Future Power Grid, September 2015

This two-day workshop is sponsored by the Computational Science for Grid Management project funded as part of the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC Project 1.4.18).

The future power grid faces unprecedented challenges as a result of rapidly increasing complexity, vastly increased dynamics ranges, and greater uncertainty in power generation and consumption. These challenges demand better computational tools capable of analyzing such a complex power grid and supporting operation and planning decisions to ensure reliability and improve efficiency. These computational tools need a framework to facilitate the linkage among data, computing, and visualization as well as better solvers to solve problems in areas of optimization, dynamics, and uncertainty quantification. This 5th workshop will focus on such a framework and solvers, aiming to bring together researchers and practitioners to review our framework design and identify solver needs. Selected use cases will be used to facilitate the discussions.

Expected workshop outcomes:

  1. A power grid computational framework reviewed and validated by the experts.
  2. Solver needs identified for anticipated power grid computational challenges.
  3. Use cases refined to demonstrate the value of the framework and solvers to industry applications.

Previous GridOPTICS workshops have identified the challenges facing grid analytics development (2012 workshop), framed the vision for future solutions (2013 workshop) and developed use cases (2014 workshop), and shared key analytical elements on data, computing, and visualization for power grid applications (2015 workshop). These previous discussions set the stage for this year’s workshop and outcomes.

Workshop organizing committee:

  • Mihai Anitescu, GMLC Project 1.4.18 Project Manager, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Henry Huang, Workshop Chair, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Slaven Peles, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Wesley Jones, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Jean-Paul Watson, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Russell Bent, Los Alamos National Laboratory



Workshop Materials:

About the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC):

The Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC), http://energy.gov/under-secretary-science-and-energy/grid-modernization-lab-consortium, is a strategic partnership between DOE headquarters and the National Laboratories to bring together our leading experts and resources to collaborate on the goal of modernizing the nation’s electric grid. The Consortium employs an integrated approach to ensure that DOE-funded studies and research and development are efficiently coordinated to reap the greatest return for the taxpayer dollar. It will also allow DOE to become a resource and convener for the diverse and fragmented set of stakeholders across industry, the scientific community, and all levels of government.


For additional information please contact:

Zhenyu (Henry) Huang, Workshop Chair
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
5th Workshop on Next-Generation Analytics for the Future Power Grid Sponsor Organizations Argonne National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sandia National Laboratories Los Alamos National Laboratory
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