The Department has funded an effort at the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) to investigate the requirements of an electric grid with high penetrations of sustainable energy systems and heavy reliance on cyber systems for sensing and communication. The goal of the effort is to stimulate discussion among the academic, industry, and government communities on what it will take to shape the future grid for the mid-21st Century.
The Department of Energy, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, has released the second draft of the Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline for public comment.
Dr. Ram Adapa, technical leader for transmission systems, and Mark McGranaghan, vice president of Power Delivery & Utilization for EPRI were name IEEE Fellows in recognition of their contributions to IEEE fields of interest.
The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is seeking information on the questions related to permitting of transmission lines. Infrastructure projects — such as high voltage, long distance, electric transmission facilities — often involve multiple Federal, State, local, and Tribal authorizations and are subject to a wide array of processes and procedural requirements in order to obtain all necessary permits and other authorizations.
Leaders from the Department of Energy, joined by representatives from across the Federal Government, will host a conversation about women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) on Twitter on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT.
The Department of Energy has submitted the 2010 Smart Grid System Report in response to Section 1302 of Title XIII of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), which directs the Secretary of Energy to report to Congress concerning the status of smart grid deployments nationwide and any regulatory or government barriers to continued deployment. This is the second installment of this report to Congress.
The next meeting of the Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee will be held on Monday and Tuesday, March 5 and 6, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC. A draft agenda is available; the final agenda and additional materials from will be posted after the meeting.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is offering technical assistance to state public utility commissioners, generation owner/operators, and utilities on implementing the new and pending EPA air rules affecting the electric utility industry.