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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

Visit the Microgrid Systems Laboratory website.