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April 16, 2014
Power lines carry electricity across Washington State. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
How Synchrophasors are Bringing the Grid into the 21st Century

Learn about synchrophasors and how they are helping grid operators keep power flowing reliably to American homes and businesses.

March 25, 2014
Participants at the Los Angeles Apps for Energy Hackathon build what could be the next great energy app. | Photo courtesy of UCLA.
America Competes to Build the Best Energy App

Earlier this year, the American Energy Data Challenge hosted a series of hackathons across the country to encourage the creation of energy-related apps.

March 6, 2014
Smart Grid Update: Delivering More Reliable and Efficient Power to the Nation’s Capital

Smart grid investments are transforming power delivery in the nation's Capital and nearby states. Ryan Egidi saw this first-hand when he visited Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) last month to mark the recent completion of three Recovery Act-funded Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) projects.

February 13, 2014
Securing the Nation’s Grid

Our electric grid is undergoing a major transformation, with $4.5 billion in Recovery Act funds being used to help catalyze the adoption of smart technologies and systems designed to increase the electric grid’s flexibility, reliability, efficiency, affordability, and resiliency. Titilayo Ogunyale talked with Tim Conway, Technical Director at the SANS Institute, which provides information security training and security certification, about how organizations can address the challenges of strengthening their own cybersecurity workforces.

February 12, 2014
A supercomputer at the Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) | Photo courtesy of PNNL
Keeping the Power Flowing

The Energy Department is working closely with our federal, state and industry partners to protect our energy critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

February 12, 2014
Designers hard at work turning energy data into useful apps in Washington D.C. January 25
American Energy Data Challenge Hackathons – “Apps For Energy”: Turning Energy Data into Working Apps in 24 Hours

The Department of Energy's "Apps for Energy" Hackathons give dozens of app designers 24 hours to come up with working prototypes of apps that solve challenges using energy data.

January 16, 2014
Applications powered by open energy data were on display at the Energy Datapalooza in June 2012. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Energy Department Launches Second Contest of the American Energy Data Challenge

Today the Energy Department is launching Round Two of the American Energy Data Challenge, asking the public to develop apps using open energy data.

December 19, 2013
First Round of American Energy Data Challenge Winners Announced

We are excited to announce the first round of cash prize winners in the American Energy Data Challenge.

December 6, 2013
Applications powered by open energy data were on display at the Energy Datapalooza in June 2012. Initiatives like Green Button will expand the ways consumers -- from homeowners and renters to federal government agencies -- can interact with and interpret their energy data. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Expanded “Green Button” Will Reach Federal Agencies and More American Energy Consumers

A new directive orders federal agencies to increase their consumption of renewable energy to 20 percent by 2020 and to incorporate the Green Button data standard into their energy management practices.

November 6, 2013
Join the American Energy Data Challenge

Today the Energy Department launches a four-part challenge to spur the development of new apps, tools and services that make high-value open energy data more accessible to the public.