PNNL researchers developed a new computer model of a device that acts like a translator, enabling renewable power sources like wind and solar to provide electricity to the grid. This grid-forming inverter enables utility operators to test how to safely add new power sources to the grid that increase system resiliency and stability. A stable grid is imperative because it means reliable power and thus, fewer outages. Recently approved by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, the model is now available to be integrated into grid simulation tools used by thousands of utilities in North America!