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February 9, 2021
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Securing the United States Bulk-Power System Executive Order
The Bulk-Power System Executive Order authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Energy to secure America’s bulk-power system from foreign adversaries.
January 11, 2021
Grid Science Winter School Brings Together Next Generation Scientists
Grid Science Winter School Brings Together Next Generation Scientists
Grid Science Winter School and Conference is a five day event that brings together experts and students in grid science research.
December 21, 2020
Department of Energy Releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap
Today, DOE released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, the Department’s first comprehensive energy storage strategy.
December 17, 2020
Secretary of Energy Signs Order to Mitigate Security Risks to the Nation's Electric Grid
DOE issued a prohibition order designed to reduce the risks that entities associated with the People’s Republic of China pose to the Nation’s BPS.
December 17, 2020
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Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project Releases Technical Assistance Application
ETIPP partners will work with communities to address energy and infrastructure challenges in a way that prioritizes community values, needs, and goals
December 8, 2020
Optimizing the Grid by Connecting with Communities
The Energy Department recently announced an investment of up to $65 million through its Connected Communities funding opportunity
November 30, 2020
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Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee Establishes the Grid Resilience for National Security Subcommittee
The GRNS will provide guidance on anticipating intensifying threats and developing new approaches to risk management and threat mitigation
November 23, 2020
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EAC Profiles #1: Meet the EAC Leadership
Meet Electricity Advisory Committee leaders: Chair Wanda Reder of Grid-X Partners, and Vice-Chair Michael Heyeck of The Grid Group
October 29, 2020
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Innovative Tool for Electricity Infrastructure Permitting Expands to Include Information on the Clean Air Act
The RAPID Toolkit now includes information on Clean Air Act compliance for bulk transmission project development in all 50 states
October 7, 2020
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New Transmission Resilience Maturity Model Helps Utilities Improve Resilience
The model will measure the maturity of transmission resilience programs and identify improvements to increase the resilience of transmission systems
September 28, 2020
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Departments of Defense and Energy Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Energy Resilience
The MOU establishes a partnership on efforts related to energy resilience and the protection of military installations and critical infrastructure
September 22, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette and Assistant Secretary Walker Help Dedicate the Grid Storage Launchpad
Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and OE's Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker participated in the dedication ceremony for the Grid Storage Launchpad.
August 14, 2020
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OE’s Gilbert Bindewald and Stephen Walls Speak on Electric Grid Resilience
Watch OE's Gilbert Bindewald and Stephen Walls address the Stanford University Smart Grid Seminar Series on electric grid resilience
August 5, 2020
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Watch the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Workshops
The Department of Energy hosted a series of virtual workshops to support the Energy Storage Grand Challenge. Watch the workshops here.
July 29, 2020
Leaders over the Gathering Place project cut a ribbon during a ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 6, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)
Kirtland Air Force Base DC Microgrid is Fully Operational
An OE supported DC microgrid project at Kirtland Air Force Base generates and distributes energy independently
July 22, 2020
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Report: Fiber Optics Feasibility Assessment
The Fiber Optics Feasibility Assessment report is part of a national strategy to identify and remove barriers to broadband access
July 20, 2020
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OE Supports Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
The Office of Electricity contributed nearly $1.3 million in support of seven Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) projects
July 13, 2020
Solid State Power Substation Technology Roadmap
OE Report: Solid State Power Substation Technology Roadmap
The future of substation technology and advancements in grid power electronics is examined in the “Solid State Power Substation Technology Roadmap"
July 8, 2020
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DOE Office of Electricity Issues Request for Information for Bulk-Power System Executive Order
The Office of Electricity announced a RFI to solicit views on safeguarding the bulk-power system (BPS) supply chain from threats and vulnerabilities.
July 1, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2020 Electricity Advisory Committee
New and returning members of the EAC will advise on electricity resilience, reliability, security, interdependencies, and policy issues
May 15, 2020
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Critical Electric Infrastructure Information Final Rule: Questions and Answers
On May 15, 2020, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII) Final Rule goes into effect.
May 1, 2020
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President Trump Signs Executive Order Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order, Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
April 2, 2020
TRAC Program Review Attendees
Program Reviews Keep OE Research on TRAC
The TRAC program accelerates grid modernization by addressing challenges with power transformers and other grid hardware technologies
March 26, 2020
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Jennifer DeCesaro on Puerto Rico Grid Resilience
Jennifer DeCesaro serves as DOE’s Recovery Coordinator and Director for Recovery and Resilience Investments for the Office of Electricity (OE)
February 25, 2020
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Department Of Energy Announces $6.7 Million for IoT Integration Research
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) announced $6.7 million in funding for four university-led research projects