September 22, 2023

Lighting the Way at OE: Part 4 – Celebrating World Energy Storage Day

These are truly exciting days in the energy storage field! A 21st century power grid will need to integrate increasingly diverse sources of electricity, and that calls for advancements in the performance and affordability of storage technologies.

September 19, 2023

Lighting the Way at OE: Part 3 – Finding energy storage solutions to fit all needs

Energy storage is a key part of a future-ready grid. The power grid is getting pulled and pushed in new directions every day from weather, electrification, and renewables.

September 12, 2023

Lighting the Way at OE: Part 2 - Grid Systems and Components

The Office of Electricity’s (OE) Grid Systems and Component Division ensures that the nation’s electric grid can accommodate and support all electrical generation sources and loads.

September 5, 2023

Lighting the Way at OE: Part 1 – Grid Controls and Communications

In the rapidly evolving landscape of energy consumption, electricity has become the driving force behind not only our homes and communities, but also our vehicles, economy, and national security.

August 30, 2023

DOE to Fund Research to Reduce Costs of High-Voltage Direct Current Transmission

DOE plans to fund research to drive innovation and reduce costs of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage source converter (VSC) transmission systems.

August 29, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Updates $15 Million Energy Storage Funding Opportunity 

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) today announced updates to its July 2023 $15 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA), titled “Energy Storage Demonstration and Validation."

August 28, 2023

Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Appoints Permanent Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) today announced the permanent appointment of Gilbert (Gil) Bindewald III as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, elevating him from acting status. The appointment is effective immediately.

July 12, 2023

An AGILE New Platform for Data Streaming

NREL software engineers developed a new platform named AGILE, or Autonomous Grids – Identification, Learning, and Estimation, thanks to funding from the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity.

December 5, 2022

Long-Duration Energy Earthshot and the Grid Storage Launchpad featured at COP 27 by Secretary Granholm

Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm held a panel discussion showcasing the DOE Energy Earthshots at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties (COP) 27, in Egypt.

November 22, 2022

A White House call for real-time, standardized, and transparent power outage data

The White House is launching a Call to Action that asks utilities and outage data companies to voluntarily share their data with the Outage Data Initiative Nationwide.