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January 29, 2013
Reports on the Impact of the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Now Available

The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released four reports on the impact of the Recovery Act-funded Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program.  Under the SGIG Program, investor-owned and municipal utilities, transmission operators, and electric co-ops across the U.S. are deploying a range of smart technologies and systems designed to increase the electric grid’s flexibility, reliability, efficiency, affordability, and resilience. 

June 14, 2012
NARUC Releases Cybersecurity Primer for Utility Regulators (June 2012)

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has released “Cybersecurity for State Regulators,” a primer that explains conceptual cybersecurity basics and points to additional resources that can help regulators develop internal cybersecurity expertise, ask questions of their utilities, engage in partnerships with the public and private sector to develop and implement cost-effective cybersecurity, and begin to explore the integrity of their internal cybersecurity practices.

April 17, 2012
ARRA Program Celebrates Milestone 600,000 Smart Meter Installations

On April 11, 2012, DOE Recovery Act funding recipient Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) celebrated a major milestone in the development of a regional smart grid in California: the installation of over 600,000 smart meters.

February 15, 2011
Department of Energy Finalizes Loan Guarantee for New Transmission Project to Deliver Renewable Energy to Southwest

Nevada Project Expected to Create Over 400 Jobs and Improve Grid Reliability

September 16, 2009
Department of Energy Announces Start of Western Area Power Administration Recovery Act Project

New transmission line to help move renewable energy resources to market

May 18, 2009
Locke, Chu Announce Significant Steps in Smart Grid Development

WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced significant progress that will help expedite development of a nationwide "smart" electric power grid.

February 25, 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Includes $4.5 billion for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L.111-5).  The $787 billion economic recovery package represents the largest and most ambitious effort to stimulate the economy in United States history.