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June 7, 2018
Partnering with the Energy Sector in Alabama to Create a More Connected and Resilient Neighborhood
Learn how a unique community is using complementary next-generation technologies, including community-scale microgrids and transactive controls.
May 2, 2018
Alison Silverstein (NASPI Project Manager) and Vahid Madani
Recognizing the People Behind the Technology: NASPI Awards
DOE congratulates NASPI award winners for their commitment, innovation, and hard work to continue advancing technology that improves grid reliability.
March 20, 2018
Photo of Sandia researchers receiving plaque at a recent OE ceremony recognizing the R&D 100 awards
Grid Innovation at Sandia National Laboratories Recognized with Two R&D 100 Awards
Two innovative projects have major implications for improving the resilience and reliability of the nation’s power grid.
March 14, 2018
Speakers at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Winter Summit in Washington, D.C. February 2018.
Promoting a Strong and Prosperous Energy Future
We all must encourage women to develop careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
February 21, 2018
Head shot of Dr. Amit Goyal
Dr. Amit Goyal Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Dr. Amit Goyal Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
January 23, 2018
Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of OE’s Advanced Grid R&D Division, speaks with Duotong Yang, Engineer at Dominion Energy.
Dynamic Partners are Essential for R&D Success
Dynamic Partners are Essential for R&D Success
January 17, 2018
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Advanced Cybersecurity Technologies on Display at Next Week’s DistribuTECH Conference
Advanced Cybersecurity Technologies on Display at Next Week’s DistribuTECH Conference
November 21, 2017
Western Area Power Administration power lines in Colorado
GridEx IV: Government and Industry Exercise Together to Improve the Response to Grid Security Emergencies
Grid Security Exercise – known as GridEx – is designed to test the electricity sector’s ability to respond to grid security emergencies.
November 16, 2017
Clusters of high-impact infrastructure assets in New Orleans
Strengthening Community Resilience in New Orleans
An article on the Grid Analysis and Design for Energy and Infrastructure Resiliency for New Orleans project.
October 30, 2017
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Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure from All Hazards
Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure from All Hazards
October 26, 2017
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Pursuing Innovation to Improve the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
Pursuing Innovation to Improve the Security of the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
October 24, 2017
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The Role of Information Sharing and Analysis in Protecting the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
The role of information sharing and analysis in protecting the grid from the cyber threat.
October 20, 2017
Panelists discussing cybersecurity at NRECA's October 2017 cybersecurity event.
Working with Partners to Prepare for and Respond to the Cyber Threat
Partnerships are vital to protecting the Nation's critical energy infrastructure from the cyber threat.
October 18, 2017
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: A Time to Stop, Think, and Connect about Protecting Ourselves from the Cyber Threat
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: A Time to Stop, Think, and Connect about Protecting Ourselves from the Cyber Threat
September 27, 2017
Crews work on St. Thomas's electrical backbone
DOE Emergency Responders Active in Power Restoration Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
DOE Emergency Responders Active in Power Restoration Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
August 25, 2017
NASA photo of Hurricane Harvey
DOE Responds as Hurricane Harvey Impacts Texas
As Hurricane Harvey approaches Texas, the Department of Energy (DOE) is monitoring energy infrastructure and coordinating responses with its partners.
August 7, 2017
Transmission lines spanning in the sunset
OE Invests in Early Stage Research to Address Wholesale Market Operations, Transmission System Design and Demand-Side Participation
On August 7, 2017, OE announced that it is investing nearly $900,000 in early stage research to address the risk and uncertainty of the power system.
June 21, 2017
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Promoting Small Business Innovation to Improve Grid Resilience
Four small businesses will develop solutions for “Rapid Damage Assessment and Information Sharing for Power Restoration” for a more resilient grid.
June 13, 2017
Thomas Connelly, Executive Director, CEO of the American Chemical Society, Vince Sprenkle, PNNL, Gary Yang, UET, Imre Gyuk, DOE-OE, Liyu Li, UET, Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, EPA, and Blake Fry, UET (left to right) at the 2017 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ceremony in Washington, DC. | Photo courtesy of Adam Fisher.
UniEnergy Technologies and PNNL Recognized for Advancing Energy Storage at the National Level
UniEnergy Technologies and PNNL Recognized for Advancing Energy Storage at the National Level
June 13, 2017
The United States at night. | Photo courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
OE Announces Investment in New Research to Improve Grid Reliability and Resilience through the Expanded Use of Distributed Energy Resources
OE Announces Investment in New Research to Improve Grid Reliability and Resilience through the Expanded Use of Distributed Energy Resources
June 8, 2017
Welcome Katie Jereza
Welcome Katie Jereza
June 8, 2017
A Look at How Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory Is Helping Keep Our Nation Secure
A Look at How Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory Is Helping Keep Our Nation Secure
May 31, 2017
GOES satellite image of Hurricane Matthew. Credit NASA.
Preparing for Hurricane Season

June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season. If a major energy supply disruption were to occur as a result of a hurricane, the Department of...

April 26, 2017
GMI Peer Review Provides Invaluable Forum for Feedback on Grid Modernization Efforts

The Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) with public and private partners to develop new architectural...

April 20, 2017
Scenes from the Second Annual Cyber Defense Competition. | Photos courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
Second Annual Cyber Defense Competition Creates Unique Learning Environment

On April 1st,   I had the pleasure of participating in the Second Annual Cyber Defense Competition hosted by Argonne National Laboratory and my...