Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 328 Collaborations NOTABLE Sharing access to national capabilities National labs exist partially to conduct research and development that isn’t right for industry or academia. Close partnerships with these entities provide access to public research capabilities and help transition research into nationally significant results. University partnerships and collaborations with industry help INL advance energy research, production and safety by providing access to INL capabilities, analysis and expertise. Modernizing the Electric Grid DOE’s $220 million Grid Modernization Initiative, announced in January 2016, focuses on new concepts and technologies to develop a flexible grid that can support a competitive national economy and an array of emerging services, all while remaining affordable to consumers. INL is leading four projects and collaborating on 11 others. In every case, the research builds diverse collaborations between industry, academia and other national labs. A majority of the projects leverage INL’s capabilities for analyzing dynamic and transient aspects of advanced power and energy systems in real time. The real-time digital simulation capability in INL’s Power and Energy Real-Time Laboratory (PERL).