The Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing (GLEAMM) combines the research and commercialization expertise of Texas Tech University with the field testing, certification and development expertise of Group NIRE, a for-profit energy development company. GLEAMM was established thanks to a $13 million investment by the State of Texas. Texas Tech in partnership with Group NIRE, will leverage this investment to test, certify, research, develop and support the manufacturing of new electrical grid technologies and next-generation power electronic devices for public and private partners. Much of this testing and certification will take place at the Reese Technology Center, a shared field testing site between Texas Tech and Group NIRE, located just west of Lubbock, Texas. GLEAMM works closely with X-Fab, Texas on silicon carbide semiconductor manufacturing, Monolith Semiconductors on silicon carbide design and National Instruments on smart microgrid and distributed generation technologies and systems.
Modernizing the outdated electric grid infrastructure is a key national and local priority for the industry and consumers. GLEAMM is focused on advancing new university innovations and certifying next generation industry technologies for protecting, enhancing and managing electricity transmission and distribution.
GLEAMM includes the world’s only real world field testing platform of its kind, drawing upon capabilities and research expertise in the following areas:
- Battery Storage
- Weather and Energy Forecasting
- Cyber Security
- Phasor Measurement Units
- Silicon Carbide Design and Manufacturing
- Distributed Generation
- Other areas related to grid modernization