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Bismarck State College-National Energy Center Excellence Smart Grid Laboratory

November 2010
U.S. Department of Energy
Bismark State College, North Dakota, SGIG, smartgrid, Smart Grid, GridLab

Bismarck State Colleges National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE) is building a new laboratory to assist classroom and online workforce training in the areas of Smart Grid technology, distributed generation, demand response, and consumer integration of smart technologies. GridLab is a complete, integrated Smart Grid with a mock smart home, industrial loads, distributed and renewable generation, and advanced communication and control systems. It is interconnected and controlled from a web-based advanced smart control system that allows real-time access to facility energy data. Multiple scenarios will be tested to simulate various Smart Grid implementation and energy rate structures. GridLab can be operated locally or remotely. The GridLab Human Machine Interface is web-based and can be accessed from anywhere an Internet connection is available.