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July 19, 2016
Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement on “Sensor and Modeling Approaches for Enhanced Observability and Controllability of Power Systems with Distributed Energy Resources” Now Available

On July 19, 2016, DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Sensor and Modeling Approaches for Enhanced Observability and Controllability of Power Systems with Distributed Energy Resources.” The Notice of Intent includes a request for potential applicants to provide feedback to a series of questions intended to refine the specific functional and technology applications within each of the anticipated FOA’s Topic Areas, along with their associated performance targets. The deadline for submitting responses to the NOI is August 10, 2016.

July 12, 2016
Energy Department Announces Up to $15 Million to Help Improve the Security and Resilience of the Nation’s Power Grid

Funding Will Help Public Power and Electric Cooperative Utilities Strengthen Cyber and Physical Security Tools, Practices, and Training

June 22, 2016
Deadline for Submitting Comments to the Second Installment of the QER Is July 1

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

June 22, 2016
Materials from 2016 Peer Review of Reliability and Markets Program Now Available

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
“Grid Resilience to Natural Disasters: Challenges and Opportunities Lie Ahead” Article Now Available

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”.

June 22, 2016
2015 Year-in-Review Report Now Available

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.

June 21, 2016
DOE Announces $16 Million for 54 Projects to Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies

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

June 20, 2016
June 30 Webinar: Measuring Energy Storage System Performance: A Government/Industry-Developed Protocol

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Energy Storage Systems Program, through the support of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) and in collaboration with many stakeholders and interested parties, developed and published a protocol (i.e., pre-standard) for measuring and expressing the performance characteristics for energy storage systems (ESS) in 2012. The protocol has served as the basis for formal standards being developed by U.S. standards development organizations (SDO) and international standards through the International Electrotechnical Commission.

April 29, 2016
The Energy Department Joins America’s 2016 PrepareAthon!

Tomorrow is National PrepareAthon! Day, an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions, and exercises. The goals of the campaign are to help people understand which disasters could happen in their community, know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage, take action to increase their preparedness, and participate in community resilience planning.

April 26, 2016
May 3 PSERC Webinar: Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Supporting the Future Grid

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar that will address the final report summarizing findings from the PSERC/NSF Executive Forum and Workshop on Physical and Cyber Infrasture to Support the Future Grid, which assesses emerging research issues and research directions for resolving them in the next 10 years.