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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.

February 13, 2014
Securing the Nation’s Grid

Our electric grid is undergoing a major transformation, with $4.5 billion in Recovery Act funds being used to help catalyze the adoption of smart technologies and systems designed to increase the electric grid’s flexibility, reliability, efficiency, affordability, and resiliency. Titilayo Ogunyale talked with Tim Conway, Technical Director at the SANS Institute, which provides information security training and security certification, about how organizations can address the challenges of strengthening their own cybersecurity workforces.

February 7, 2014
Cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through January 31, 2014

Graph of cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through January 31, 2014.

January 24, 2014
Cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through December 31, 2013

Graph of cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through December 31, 2013.

December 18, 2013
BPA Wins Platts Global Energy Award for Grid Optimization

Platts awarded the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) a Global Energy Award for grid optimization on December 12 in New York City for its development of a synchrophasor network. BPA is part of the Recovery Act-funded Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Program.

December 13, 2013
Cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through November 30, 2013

Graph of cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through November 30, 2013.

December 12, 2013
Energy Department Announces $150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing

Domestic Manufacturing Projects to Support Renewable Energy Generation as well as Boost Building and Vehicle Efficiency

December 12, 2013
48C Phase II Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit Program Selections

The Departments of Energy and the Treasury worked in partnership to develop, launch, and award the funds for 48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit program.  The Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit authorized Treasury to provide developers with an investment tax credit of 30 percent for the manufacture of particular types of energy equipment.  Funded at $2.3 billion, the tax credit was made available to 183 domestic clean energy manufacturing facilities during Phase I of the program.

December 12, 2013
48C Phase II Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit Program Fact Sheet

The 48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit program was initiated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to support investments in projects that establish, expand or re-equip clean energy manufacturing facilities. Funded at $2.3 billion, a 30% investment tax credit was made available to 183 domestic clean energy manufacturing facilities during Phase I of the program. Phase II was launched to utilize $150 million in tax credits that were not used by awardees from the first round. 

November 26, 2013
Thanks to the Energy Department, Delaware-based Brandywine CAD Design was able to breathe new life into a local historic building while saving on its energy costs. | Photo courtesy of Brandywine CAD Design.
Delaware Company Breathes New Life into Old Post Office Building

Learn how the Energy Department helped a Delaware company revitalize a historic building while cutting energy consumption.