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May 12, 2014
Year-in-Review: 2013 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Now Available (May 2014)

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released the Year-in-Review: 2013 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions. This publication provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States throughout 2013.

May 7, 2014
Energy Department Employees Recognized for Power Restoration Assistance During Emergencies and Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Standards

Four Energy Department employees have been selected as finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service.

April 28, 2014
Energy Department Releases New Guidance for Strengthening Cybersecurity of the Grid’s Supply Chain

Guidelines to Help Energy Sector Embed Cybersecurity in Energy Delivery Systems

April 25, 2014
Update to Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid Report Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released an update to its 2012 Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid report.

April 21, 2014
May 2014 PSERC Webinar: Testing and Validation of Synchrophasor Devices and Applications

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar presenting research on testing synchrophasor devices using a real-time wide area montioring and control test bed. The webinar will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 2-3 p.m. ET.

April 18, 2014
BPA and Oregon BEST Launch New Prize Program for Energy Innovation

The Bonneville Power Administration has partnered with Oregon BEST in a new academic prize program that engages teams of the region's most promising university students in collaborative, real-world, applied study projects that support the development of innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the Northwest's electric grid.

April 15, 2014
New York Completes Smart Grid Project to Build a More Reliable, Resilient Power Grid

The Energy Department recognized the completion of New York Independent System Operator’s smart grid and control center project in Rensselaer, New York.

April 15, 2014
Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research Call

The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), is seeking applications to conduct research, development and demonstrations leading to next generation tools and technologies that will become widely adopted to enhance and accelerate deployment of cybersecurity capabilities for the U.S energy infrastructure, including cyber secure integration of smart grid technologies.

March 4, 2014
FY 2015 Budget Request Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s FY 2015 Budget Request is now available. The FY 2015 Request supports the Administration's all-of-the-above strategy and emphasizes priorities that increase electric grid resilience, including managing risks, increasing system flexibility and robustness, increasing visualization and situational awareness, and deploying advanced control capabilities.

February 28, 2014
Smart Meter Investments Yield Positive Results in Maine

Central Maine Power’s (CMP) SGIG project has produced innovations in customer services, improvements in business operations, and lessons‐learned that will be used for guiding future smart grid projects. Because of the positive results so far, CMP is planning follow‐on smart grid investments.