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June 26, 2014
Energy Department Launches Microgrid Competition to Support Resiliency in Communities Across America

WASHINGTON – Today, the Energy Department launched the Microgrid 2014 MVP Challenge, a competition to support resiliency and adaptation in communities across America.

June 26, 2014
Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Peer Review August 5-7

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) will hold a peer review of its Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Program and a Roadmap Milestone Assessment Workshop on August 5-7, 2014 at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA. This event is open to the public and will bring together leaders from industry, National Laboratories, and academia to hear first-hand about forthcoming CEDS solutions, provide feedback to CEDS program managers, and network with experts.

June 25, 2014
Fact Sheet Available: Codes and Standards for Energy Storage System Performance and Safety (June 2014)

This fact sheet highlights the most recent activities and releases related to the protocol for measuring and expressing performance characteristics for energy storage systems. It covers the June 2014 revision and some of the more recent and upcoming work related to performance and safety.

June 23, 2014
Webinar: EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool Demonstration

Argonne National Laboratory has organized a webinar demonstration of the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC) Energy Zones (EZ) Mapping Tool, a free online mapping tool for identifying areas in all 39 EISPC states that may be suitable for new clean power generation. The tool is maintained by Argonne National Laboratory with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

June 11, 2014
Energy Department Invests Over $10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability and Resiliency

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to a strong and secure power grid, the Energy Department today announced more than $10 million for projects that will improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid and facilitate quick and effective response to grid conditions.

May 28, 2014
Advanced Grid Modeling Program Peer Review June 17-18, 2014

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability will hold a peer review of the Advanced Grid Modeling Program on June 17-18, 2014, at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, VA.

May 23, 2014
Modernizing Infrastructure Permitting

On May 14, 2014, the Obama Administration released a comprehensive plan to accelerate and expand Federal infrastructure permitting reform government-wide. The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is actively engaged in this process for transmission development.

May 14, 2014
May 20 ESTAP Webinar: Commissioning Energy Storage

On Tuesday, May 20 from 1 - 2 p.m. ET, Clean Energy State Alliance will host a webinar on the process of commissioning an energy storage system. Speakers include Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.

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.