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JUNE 2, 2021
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PNNL’s Shadow Figment Technology Foils Cyberattacks

Scientists have created a cybersecurity technology that stops hackers from doing damage by feeding them illusory tidbits of success.
MAY 25, 2021
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Small Modular Reactors Competitive in Washington’s Clean Energy Future

A new report finds small modular reactors could provide competitively priced electricity in Washington state's future electricity market.
MAY 20, 2021
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Compound Commonly Found in Candles Lights the Way to Grid-Scale Energy Storage

A compound used in candles offers promise for a modern energy challenge—storing massive amounts of energy to be fed into the electric grid as the need arises.
MAY 6, 2021
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Improving Grid Reliability in the Face of Extreme Events

PNNL has released the first version of ExaGO, an open-source grid modeling software that can take advantage of emerging heterogeneous computing architecture to help grid operators plan ahead for extreme events.
APRIL 21, 2021
Web Feature

Preparing for Climate’s Impact on Renewables

Study says planners need to account for climate impacts on renewable energy during capacity development planning to fully understand investment implications to the power sector.
APRIL 16, 2021
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Protecting Special Places through Tribal Relations

PNNL’s cultural resources team has worked on Tribal relations projects across the U.S. to navigate potential impacts of complex energy siting efforts.
APRIL 13, 2021
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Houston Partnership Selected to Design, Construct New $75 Million Grid Storage Launchpad at PNNL New facility will accelerate energy storage innovation, increase clean energy adoption and grid resilience. APRIL 12, 2021 Web Feature The Scoop on Hyperloop A PNNL modeling study shows the impact of a hyperloop transportation system on the power grid. MARCH 22, 2021 Web Feature Environmental Justice Fueled by Social Science, Engagement Developing solutions and capabilities to advance environmental justice with 25 years of hands-on, multidisciplinary experience nationwide. MARCH 22, 2021 Director's Column Tri-Cities Researchers Work to Protect Electric Grid From Mother Nature’s Fury Tools being developed at PNNL are helping the nation plan for, respond to and recover from severe storms and wildfires that could threaten critical energy systems. MARCH 10, 2021 News Release Design, Construction to Begin on$75 Million Grid Energy Storage Research Facility

New facility that will accelerate energy storage innovation and make the nation’s power grid more resilient, secure and flexible has been given the green light to proceed by the U.S. Department of Energy.
FEBRUARY 17, 2021
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Electrolyte 'Boost' Improves Performance of Aqueous Dual-ion Batteries

PNNL formulated a new type of dual-ion cell chemistry that uses a zinc anode and a natural graphite cathode in an aqueous—or “water-in-bisalt”—electrolyte.
FEBRUARY 5, 2021
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Residential Batteries for Solar Power Benefit Owners and Grid

PNNL researchers simulated residential battery use and found in-home energy storage can benefit both the power grid and homeowners.
FEBRUARY 3, 2021
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PNNL Technology Strengthens Grid, Earns National Awards

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer has given three national awards to PNNL technology teams.
DECEMBER 7, 2020
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From “Remotely Possible” to “Possible Remotely”

As COVID-19 was limiting in-person contact, halting travel, and creating additional barriers, researchers at PNNL were working to find solutions on how they could still get work done while establishing new safety protocols.
NOVEMBER 30, 2020
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Wind Power off the Oregon Coast Could Provide More than Electricity

PNNL researchers say that offshore wind energy can add value to the electric grid, beyond just the power it can produce, if locations and strategies are optimized.
NOVEMBER 23, 2020
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Transactive Energy: Negotiating New Terrain

PNNL’s longstanding grid and buildings capabilities are driving two projects that test transactive energy concepts on a grand scale and lay the groundwork for a more efficient U.S. energy system.
NOVEMBER 10, 2020
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PNNL Supports New Solar and Energy Storage Project near Richland Campus

PNNL is one of the collaborating partners on a new grid-scale solar and energy storage installation near the PNNL campus in a project led by Energy Northwest.
NOVEMBER 9, 2020
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PNNL Researchers Speed Power Grid Simulations Using AI

PNNL’s new Smart Power Grid Simulator, or Smart-PGSim, combines high-performance computing and artificial intelligence to optimize power grid simulations without sacrificing accuracy.
OCTOBER 26, 2020
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Safeguarding the Nation’s Supercomputers

Tracking down nefarious users is just one example of work at PNNL’s Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation, a computing proving ground supported by DOE’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.