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  • Promoting Innovation for the Design of More Flexible Large Power Transformers

    June 8, 2016 11:32 AM

    As part of the Energy Department’s commitment to a strong and secure power grid, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability today announced up to $1.5 million in funding to encourage innovative designs that will promote greater standardization of large power transformers (LPTs). The “Next Generation Transformers – Flexible Designs” funding opportunity announcement is intended to stimulate new designs for LPTs that are more flexible and adaptable to facilitate transformer sharing and long-term replacement in the event of catastrophic failures, thereby increasing grid resilience.

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  • As the electric grid becomes smarter, it also becomes more vulnerable to hackers. | Creative Commons.
    To Protect the Grid from Hackers, You Need to Break It

    June 7, 2016 11:39 AM

    With a growing risk of cyber attacks from hackers, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory built a test bed to experiment with cybersecurity tools for the nation’s electric grid.

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    News

    • June 22, 2016

      The deadline for Submitting Comments to the Second Installment of the QER Is July 1, 2016.

    • June 22, 2016

      The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) held a peer review of its Reliability & Markets Program on June 9-10, 2016 in Arlington, VA. Materials from the peer review, including the agenda and presentations, are now available for download. The Reliability and Markets activity of OE’s Transmission Reliability Program researches, develops, and implements infrastructure to ensure electric reliability while improving the efficiency and economics of market operations.

    • June 22, 2016
      Dan Ton, Program Manager of Smart Grid R&D in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, has co-authored an article entitled “Grid Resilience to Natural Disasters: Challenges and Opportunities Lie Ahead”. The article, which appears in the June 2016 issue of IEEE SmartGrid Newsletter, discusses forecast models, hardening and resilience optimization, power system restoration issues, and interdependence among different infrastructure assets.
    • June 22, 2016
      The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released its Year-in-Review: 2015 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions report. This report, which provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States in 2015, is based primarily on information reported in the Energy Assurance Daily. While the focus is on the United States, major international events that had an impact on global energy markets are also reported.
    • June 21, 2016

      Technology Commercialization Fund Will Support 12 National Labs and 52 Private Sector Partners.

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