The TRAC program supports research and development (R&D) activities that aim to advance technologies and approaches that maximize the value and lifetimes of existing grid components and enable the next generation of grid hardware to be more adaptive, more flexible, more reliable, and more cost-effective than technologies available today.

Next generation grid components can improve equipment performance and lifetimes over current designs, simplify integration of advanced technologies, and provide new capabilities required for the future grid.

TRAC program reviews solicit feedback from formal peer reviewers and attendees to ensure that program activities remain centered in high-impact focus areas, thereby optimizing the use of federal resources to fill critical R&D gaps. TRAC program management uses expert feedback to improve the program quality, and project principal investigators review evaluations to improve project efforts. In addition, reviews provide attendees with an opportunity to learn more about the TRAC program’s vision, direction, and ongoing activities.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 TRAC Program Review was held virtually on February 1-3, 2022.

Information, presentations, and additional content from the 2021 program review are available for download below:

Project Presentations

Topic Presentation(s)
Advanced Grid Integration Technologies

Advanced Power Control Equipment

  • Vahan Gevorgian, NREL
    SuperFACTS: Super-Flexible & Robust AC Transmission System
  • Zhi Li., ORNL
    Continuously Variable Series Reactor (CVSR) for Distribution System Applications
  • Madhu Sudhan Chinthavali (ORNL)
    GMLC 2.4.2 Multiport Hub
  • Ibrahima Ndiaye, General Electric (GE)
    Flexible, Adaptable LPT – Prototypes (FY18 FOA)
  • Deepakraj Divan, Georgia Tech
    Flexible, Adaptable LPT – Prototypes (FY18 FOA)
  • Alex Q. Huang, University of Texas at Austin
    Flexible, Adaptable LPT – Prototypes (FY18 FOA)
  • Sudip Mazumder, Nextwatt
    Flexible, Adaptable LPT – Prototypes (FY18 FOA)
  • Carol A. Reid, INL
    System Resiliency Evaluation Tool
  • Suman Debnath (ORNL)
    Scalable Hybrid Large-Scale dc-ac Grid Analysis Methods
  • Zhi Li, ORNL
    Linevision - Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) field validation
Advanced Materials Based Components