Burns Working with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on Advanced Microgrid Design Tool
Burns is proud to announce that we have recently commenced work with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) on another exciting Department of Energy project to develop advanced software tools for the design and optimization of microgrids. In 2014, Burns was chosen by LBNL as one of its original industry partners, supporting field testing of “DER-CAM,” the LBNL’s original microgrid optimization tool. DER-CAM stands for Distributed Energy Resource – Customer Adoption Model, and has become an essential and powerful software aid for engineers, consultants and microgrid developers. For this latest project, Burns is a sub-consultant to LBNL, and will help modify and adapt DER-CAM to support the design of Alternating Current (AC) and/or Direct Current (DC) microgrids in remote locations where utility grids may not be accessible.
Dubbed “ROM-DST” for Remote Operating Microgrids – Decision Support Tool, anticipated end users of this technology include the U.S. Military, as well as islands, and remote cities and villages. Burns is excited to be working with a team of microgrid experts including Los Alamos National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Brookhaven National Lab, and Alaska Center for Energy and Power.