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November 29, 2011
ORNL's Amit Goyal wins E.O. Lawrence Award

Dr. Amit Goyal, a high temperature superconductivity (HTS) researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named a winner of the Department of Energy's Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award honoring U.S. scientists and engineers for exceptional contributions in research and development supporting DOE and its mission.

November 27, 2011
2012 Congestion Study Workshops to be Held in December; Agendas Now Available

The Department is initiating preparations for development of the 2012 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study. The Department is seeking comments on what publicly available data and analysis should be used to identify and understand the significance and character of transmission congestion.

November 9, 2011
DOE Live Video Presentation: Smart Grid Development in the U.S.

OE and Brookhaven National Laboratory are conducting a free, online presentation on smart grid development in the U.S, Thursday, Dec. 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. This presentation will give audiences an opportunity to interact with leading smart grid expert Dan T. Ton, program manager in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, who oversees smart grid research and development within the U.S.

November 1, 2011
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Assurance Planning (EAP) Bulletin, October 3 2011, Volume 2 No. 4

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Assurance Planning (EAP) Bulletin provides information on energy assurance planning resources, upcoming events, training opportunities, and important grant deliverable dates. VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4.

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.

October 27, 2011
2009 Electric Transmission Congestion Study

The 2009 National Congestion Electric Transmission Study, required by section 216(a) of the Federal Power Act, examines transmission congestion constraints across the Nation and identifies areas that are transmission-constrained, but does not make recommendations concerning existing or new National Corridor designations. This is the second Congestion Study the Department has conducted, with the first issued in 2006.

October 1, 2011
CM-1-H Wholesale Power Rate Schedule

This rate schedule shall be available to the South Mississippi Electric Power Association, Municipal Energy Agency of Mississippi, and Mississippi Delta Energy Agency (hereinafter called the Customers).

September 9, 2011
EIS-0385-S1: Notice of Cancellation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Ancillary Facilities for the Richton Site of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Mississippi

September 6, 2011
Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) held the Microgrid Workshop on August 30-31, 2011, in San Diego, California. The purpose of the workshop was to convene experts and practitioners to assist the DOE in identifying and prioritizing research and development (R&D) areas in the field of microgrids.

September 1, 2011
Dams and Energy Sectors Interdependency Study, September 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) collaborated to examine the interdependencies between two critical infrastructure sectors – Dams and Energy. The study highlights the importance of hydroelectric power generation, with a particular emphasis on the variability of weather patterns and competing demands for water which determine the water available for hydropower production.