Leadership REGIONAL 28 INL values its collaborations that extend nationally, regionally, statewide and throughout the community. The laboratory enables discovery in energy and security by cultivating positive relationships to build partnerships with researchers, academia, industry, planners and other stakeholders. Enhancing grid resiliency In the event of a catastrophic physical or cyber event, a microgrid could help get the lights back on in minutes instead of days or weeks. INL has assembled a coalition of partners to design a system of microgrids that would enhance grid resilience to maintain and restore power after a disruption. The partners are demonstrating this technology in the remote town of Cordova, Alaska, which operates as an isolated microgrid. The Resilient Alaskan Distribution System Improvements using Automation, Network Analysis, Control and Energy Storage (RADIANCE) project will automatically reroute electricity to ensure power for critical public services such as hospitals, emergency responders and water treatment plants. Project partners are sharing information and technology deployment lessons from RADIANCE to improve reliability and resiliency of rural microgrids. In the project’s first year, a couple of Alaskan rural grids emerged as early adopters of the advanced grid sensors that were first deployed in Cordova as part of RADIANCE. RADIANCE includes three national labs, the Alaska Center for Energy and Power at University of Alaska Fairbanks, City of Cordova, Cordova Electric Cooperative, AlaskaVillage Electric Cooperative, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, one industry and four universities.