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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
elecric grid, image from space
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
Image of America's light usage at night from space
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
Charles P Kosak Headshot
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
August 1, 2019
binary code shaped like earth and it's continents
Investing in Small Business Innovation to Meet the Electric Grid Challenges of the Future
2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II Awards.
July 25, 2019
nominees selected for award
Two Cutting-Edge Researchers Earn 2019 PECASE for Critical Contributions to Power Systems Reliability
The Office of Electricity is celebrating it's nominees selected for the prestigious 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
July 24, 2019
Power lnes at sunset
Developing a Resilience Model for North America’s Energy Sector Infrastructure
Threats to our energy infrastructure continue to grow and evolve. The NAERM addresses these concerns.
June 19, 2019
Cityscape at night with lights
OE Announces Investment in Innovative Grid R&D into the Internet of Things
Universities, in partnership with industry, National Laboratories, and research consortia, are being encouraged to develop innovative R&D.
May 22, 2019
Kerry Cheung  is a Program Manager for electric grid research and development in the Office of Electricity
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: 10 Questions for Kerry Cheung
Kerry Cheung is a Program Manager for electric grid research and development in the Office of Electricity.
April 5, 2019
Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker visited Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Keeping the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure Secure and Resilient Requires a Strong STEM Workforce
Bruce Walker, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Electricity, lays out why STEM is invaluable to their mission.
February 12, 2019
Screenshot of the RAPID Toolkit
Innovative Tool that Helps States and Industry Plan New Energy Infrastructure Now Covers the Entire Nation
The RAPID Toolkit, an online portal with information about regulatory processes and requirements for transmission projects, now covers the entire U.S.
February 7, 2019
Artist rendition of GPS Satellite
The April 2019 Global Positioning System (GPS) Week Number Rollover
The April 2019 Global Positioning System (GPS) Week Number Rollover
February 4, 2019
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Challenging America’s Innovators for New Ideas for a More Resilient Grid
New contest seeks innovative ideas on how existing procedures and practices can be modified or replaced to improve grid operations. Register today!