Microgrid Systems Laboratory
The Microgrid Systems Laboratory (MSL) is a fully-integrated innovation center for decentralized energy systems. A collaborative effort by a range of global leaders in electricity delivery, R&D, manufacturing, standards, regulation, and systems integration, MSL’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a more resilient, sustainable, and accessible system, and to alleviate “energy poverty” worldwide.
The current and planned key elements of the Lab are a microgrid innovation consortium, developed and operated by the Santa Fe Innovation Park, for applied R&D, cross-sector collaboration, human factors, and simulation and modeling; a microgrid certification center, a comprehensive testing and validation facility, for performance and interoperability standards at the system and sub-system module levels; and a microgrid education center, operated by Santa Fe Community College, to meet existing and future human resource needs. MSL brings these components together in one integrated complex, with a scope spanning RDD&E (research, development, demonstration, and education). MSL is a not-for-profit, pre-competitive innovation consortium.
In addition to HOMER, current member institutions are:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Sandia National Laboratories
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Duke Energy
- The Clean Coalition
- Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities
- The Energy and Resources Institute (India)
- General MicroGrids
- Modern Grid Solutions
- Smart Cities Council