GridNEXT 2016 Webinar Series


    GridNEXT is kicking off their GridNEXT 2016 Webinar Series on Tuesday, June 28 at 1 p.m. with Michael Kleinberg, from DNV GL.

    Don’t forget that winners of the GLEAMM Challenge will attend TREIA’s GridNEXT 2016 Conference in November! Make sure to check out these webinars leading up to the conference.

      Learn more about the webinar series here.
      Learn more about the GLEAMM Challenge here.

"Green" Georgetown, Texas to Host GridNEXT 2016


Georgetown, the first Texas city aiming to meet 100% of its power needs with renewable energy by 2017, will host GridNEXT on November 9-11, 2016, announced Melissa Miller, president of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA). GridNEXT is TREIA’s annual conference, and focuses on grid modernization and optimization facilitating the increased application of renewable energy technologies.

“The City of Georgetown is honored that GridNEXT 2016 has chosen our city for their great event. We look forward to sharing with the attendees those items that make Georgetown the special place we call home. Attendees can experience the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, our incredible park system and rivers, and a variety of unique shops and restaurants. We look forward to sharing our city with all of the attendees and we are excited that this conference will be held in Georgetown,” exclaimed Mayor Dale Ross of Georgetown, Texas.

This year’s event will merge with the Energy Resource Management Conference previously hosted by Group NIRE, a renewable energy development company focused on grid modernization. The merger of the two conferences is intended to enhance technical content, showcase leading innovations, and facilitate networking opportunities.

“Group NIRE’s Energy Resource Management Conference brings together companies, universities and other organizations at the forefront of grid modernization,” said Mark Harral, Group NIRE CEO. “Combining our conference with GridNEXT will provide the very best networking, learning and partnering opportunities.”

TREIA has taken the success of its recent conferences to a new level by creating the GridNEXT initiative. GridNEXT is producing a series of webinars and events leading to the conference through its new partnership with Group NIRE, coupled with collaboration from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Texas Tech University.

The GridNEXT 2016 conference will be held at the LEED certified Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center.

Are you ready to take the GLEAMM Challenge?


GLEAMM will host the GLEAMM Challenge this September, where students and faculty can team up to showcase their world-changing ideas. If you have an idea for a new technology and want the time and resources to help develop that idea, then get ready to take the GLEAMM Challenge!


Learn more here! !

GLEAMM: Big Data Opportunities from a Smart Electricity Grid


GLEAMM director, Russell Thomasson, will speak at Texas Tech University’s 2016 Symposium on Big Data Friday, April 29, 2016, at 10:20 a.m. in the Rawls College of Business. The event is coordinated by Center for Advanced Analytics & Business Intelligence (CAABI) and co-Organized by Rawls College of Business and Cloud & Autonomic Computing Center (CAC).

View the full event program here.

Sandia National Laboratories visits TTU for Grid Modernization Workshop

Sandia Workshop


A team of Sandia research managers visited TTU to collaborate with GLEAMM, Group NIRE, NWI and TTU Research on GLEAMM’s Microgrid Design. A tour of the Reese Technology Center was given to Sandia Researchers, followed by a workshop engaging the Sandia and Texas Tech Researchers to develop research and use case projects in anticipation of DOE calls and other opportunities.

The new Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives, Dr. Robert V. Duncan, also address the researchers about Texas Tech Research Initiatives.

View pictures and updates from the workshop on our Twitter and Facebook.

GLEAMM is the breakfast sponsor for National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Lubbock Regional Workshop, March 23-25.


GLEAMM’s Russell Thomasson, Group NIRE’s Mark Harral, & TTU’s Brian Ancell will participate in teams at the event.

The NSF’s I-Corps Innovation workshop will help teams quickly and effectively validate their commercialization strategy through tactical collection and analysis of data generated from direct interaction with potential customers. Additionally, this course will provide teams the opportunity to become eligible to apply for a $50,000 I-Corps Team Grant from the National Science Foundation.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Smart Grid Educational Series


Register for the second webinar, taking place Wednesday March 9th 2016 at 2:30 p.m. CST.

Doug Campbell, CEO of DC Systems , will speak on two topics:
1)Secure & Reliable Grid Integration of Distributed Energy Resources
2)California Independent Service Operator Communication via a Remote Intelligent Gateway for Independent Power Producers

The presentation will last for 45-60 minutes followed by Q&A
Register here now!

GLEAMMERs will visit Sandia National Labs on Feb. 25


The team of GLEAMM Engaged Researchers (GLEAMMERs) and Russell Thomasson will be traveling to Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, NM on Feb. 25, 2016. This all day visit will allow TTU researchers to develop contacts and collaborate with corresponding researchers at Sandia National Labs as part of our continued working partnership.

Some areas of focus will be:
• Devices and Integrated Systems Testing
• Sensing and Measurements
• System Operations, Power Flow, and Control
• Design and Planning Tools
• Security and Resilience
• Institutional Support

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations. A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia’s mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Smart Grid Educational Series


Join us for a webinar on Feb 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM CST!

Insecure Field Devices on the Smart Grid: Cyber Risks, Damage Potential, and Practical Solutions
Presenter: Maurice Martin, Technology Leader, Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center, NREL (formerly Cybersecurity Program Manager at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association – NRECA)

Register here now!

GLEAMM Sponsors LAN Forum and Workshop


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GLEAMM Director Speaking at WISE Seminar Series


GLEAMM Director Russell Thomasson will be speaking Feb. 3 at the National Wind Institute’s WISE Wednesday Seminar Series at 2:30 p.m. in the Experimental Science building. Thomasson will discuss how GLEAMM enhances Texas Tech University’s platform for renewable energy, electricity grid research and innovation.

Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance Annual Conference


Russell Thomasson, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Texas Tech University and Board Chairman of GLEAMM, is attending the Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance’s (TREIA) annual conference this November 11-13 at the Westin Galleria in Houston, TX.

The conference is titled GridNEXT: Advancing Clean Energy on the New Texas Grid where speakers will discuss challenges facing the modernization of the electric grid.

2015 Energy Resource Management Conference


The GLEAMM team attended Group NIRE’s Energy Resource Management Conference this Sept. 29-30. The conference featured the industry’s thought leaders who discussed energy defense, storage and solutions. Speakers included decision makers from Duke Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, ERCOT and more. Forbes contributers Peter Kelly-Detwiler and Roger Kay were the official moderators of the event. High-level dialogue took place amongst multiple thought leaders in the industry.

The purpose of the Energy Resource Management Conference was to assemble the top thinkers, decision-makers and game changers to discuss the state of the grid and its future. For more information and bios of the speakers visit: www.groupnire.com/conference

Pioneer Team Collaborates with GLEAMM


Executives from Pioneer Natural Resources, one of the top oil and gas companies in the Permian basin, met with Texas Tech researchers at the petroleum engineering building and the Innovation Hub and Research Park during their visit to Lubbock, Sept. 1-2. They toured the petroleum engineering training and research center just east of campus and are interested in research and development collaboration through GLEAMM.