Tell Me Something Grid Series

This series introduces some of NREL's outstanding researchers in grid modernization and shares how their work is shaping the grid of the future.

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Browse below to meet some of NREL's expert grid researchers and get a behind-the-scenes look at their work to make the nation's electrical grid more flexible, reliable, resilient, secure, and sustainable.

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Editorial: Protecting Power System Frequency With Increasing Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy resources with advanced controls can provide services to the grid such as frequency response. However, unlike conventional generators, distributed energy resources have to regularly exchange signals with faraway control centers. NREL grid analysts Wenbo Wang and Xin Fang discuss potential impacts of these open communications networks.

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