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February 13, 2012
Cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through January 31, 2012

Graph of cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through January 31, 2012.

February 7, 2012
Recovery Act Funds at Work: Smart Grid Investment Grant Profiles

DOE is partnering with regional and local utilities and co-ops across the Nation to improve the reliability of the grid and helping communities recover faster when disruptions occur. Case studies profiling some of the SGIG and SGDP grant recipients and the impact of the funding are available below for downloading.

February 3, 2012
DOE Offers Technical Assistance on EPA Rules Implementation to States and the Utility Industry

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. Examples of typical assistance include technical information on cost and performance of the various power plant pollution retrofit control technologies; technical information on generation, demand-side or transmission alternatives for any replacement power needed for retiring generating units; and assistance to public utility commissions regarding any regulatory evaluations or approvals they may have to make on utility compliance strategies.

February 1, 2012
Webinar: Lessons From Iowa: The Economic, Market, and Organizational Issues in Making Bulk Energy Storage Work - February 9, 2012 (new date)

This flyer provides details for the February 9, 2012 energy storage webinar featuring Dr. Imre Gyuk of DOE’s Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability and Bob Schulte from the Iowa Stored Energy Park (ISEP). Due to the large number of participants, the original webinar on January 20, 2012 experienced technical difficulties and was rescheduled.

February 1, 2012
Bulk Energy Storage Webinar Rescheduled for February 9, 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Iowa Stored Energy Park (ISEP) are conducting a free, 1-hour webinar, Lessons from Iowa: The Economic, Market, and Organizational Issues in Making Bulk Energy Storage Work, on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. ET. Presenters include Dr. Imre Gyuk of DOE’s Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability and Bob Schulte from ISEP.

January 24, 2012
PSERC Webinar Series: Issues in Designing the Future Grid - Transmission Design at the National Level - January 24, 2012

PSERC is offering a free, public webinar series from January to May 2012 entitled “Issues in Designing the Future Grid,” focusing on the information hierarchy for the future grid and grid enablers of sustainable energy systems.

The first webinar, Transmission Design at the National Level: Benefits, Risks and Possible Paths Forward, will be held on January 24, 2012 by James D. McCalley, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University.

January 20, 2012
Moving Forward with the Electric Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Maturity Initiative

Since the January 5, 2012 launch of the “Electric Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Maturity” program, a White House initiative led by the Department of Energy in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create a more comprehensive and consistent approach to protecting the nation’s electric grid against cyber attacks, we have seen a tremendous response from the electric sector.

January 17, 2012
Cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through Decmeber 31, 2011

Graph of cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through December 31, 2011.

January 17, 2012
OE/ISER Releases Inaugural Issue of Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (January 2012)

The Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration (ISER) Division of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is publishing a new newsletter, the Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly, designed to briefly highlight a few of the OE/ISER energy preparedness activities that occur each quarter.

January 15, 2012
Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly Vol 1, Issue 1 - January 2012

The Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly is published by the Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration (ISER) Division of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) to highlight a few of the OE/ISER energy preparedness activities that occur each quarter.

For more information about how OE is protecting and improving the resiliency of the Energy Sector in the face of both manmade and natural disasters, visit the Energy Assurance page.