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November 23, 2020
OE Electricity Advisory Commitee
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 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 22, 2020
PNNL Grid Storage Launchpad
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 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"
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.
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
Peurto Rico Beach View
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 20, 2020
electric grid at night
EITPIC Awardee Profile: Siemens Corporation Develops Green Technologies Digital Companion for the Grid
Siemens Corporation received $35,000 for its proposal to develop a digital companion to provide better visibility into the grid’s status.
February 18, 2020
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EITPIC Awardee Profile: The University of Houston Investigates Resilient Grid Strategies
The University of Houston received $70,000 for proposals to enhance energy management systems and reduce computational complexity.
February 3, 2020
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OE Sets the Stage for Energy Storage Advances
OE boosts energy storage with the Energy Storage Grand Challenge and the publication of "Potential Benefits of High-Power High Capacity Batteries"
December 19, 2019
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EITPIC Awardee Profile: George Washington University Strengthens the Grid with Smart Measurement Units
George Washington University received $50,000 for its proposal to develop a smart unit to measure and interpret phasor unit data.
December 18, 2019
Image of America's light usage at night from space
EITPIC Awardee Profile: Washington State University Streamlines the Grid
Washington State University received $25,000 for its proposal to develop an user interface to increase data analytics quality for the utility sector.
November 26, 2019
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CISR Month Highlights OE Activities
November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, a time to focus on the systems that support our economy, public health, and safety
November 15, 2019
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EITPIC Awardee Profile: SCE Boosts Cybersecurity with Virtual Substation Components
SCE received $100,000 for its proposal to virtualize components of electric grid substations and operate them using a human machine interface
November 7, 2019
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EITPIC Awardee Profile: IBT’s Sensor Technology Seeks to Enhance Real-Time Grid Data Collection
IBT received $25,000 for its proposal to use wafer sensors, with technology used in applications like data storage, to measure electric current.
November 1, 2019
Bulk Power Equipment
November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
The Office of Electricity is focused on increasing the resiliency and reliability of critical energy infrastructure.
October 29, 2019
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Applying Grid Architecture to Grid Transformation
Grid architecture is an emerging discipline concerned with grid structure and the development of coherent grid designs.
October 21, 2019
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
The Office of Electricity (OE) joins with organizations across the country in recognizing Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 18, 2019
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OE Welcomes New Deputy Assistant Secretary
The Office of Electricity is pleased to welcome our newest Deputy Assistant Secretary, Charles P. “Chuck” Kosak.
October 4, 2019
At Sandia National Laboratory, a view inside the 200-foot-tall solar tower is rare.
October is Energy Awareness Month
October is National Energy Awareness Month, our annual national effort to highlight the importance of energy to our national prosperity and security.
September 26, 2019
2019 Energy Storage Peer Review
OE and National Labs Gather for Energy Storage Peer Review
Overview of the DOE OE Energy Storage Peer Review
August 12, 2019
Office of Electricity interns 2019
What I Did On My Summer Break
Go to all the meetings and meet all the people: Insights and highlights from OE’s Summer 2019 interns