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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
Fifteen teams, over 100 students, competed against one another to develop and defend a computer network from simulated cyber attacks.
April 18, 2017
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Liberty Eclipse Exercise Summary Report

In December 2016, DOE and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) co-sponsored Liberty Eclipse in Newport, RI. Liberty Eclipse...

April 10, 2017
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State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Energy Assurance 2016 Year-In-Review

The State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Energy Assurance Program focuses on improving the security and resilience of the energy sector...

January 12, 2017
Energy Department Announces Approval of Lake Erie Connector Transmission Line

On January 12, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the issuance of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Presidential Permit...

January 9, 2017
 The second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review explores the transformations in the Nation’s electricity system that will be needed through 2040.
New Study Helps Map Out Road Ahead for U.S. Electricity System

The second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review explores the transformations in the Nation’s electricity system that will be needed through...

January 9, 2017
Furthering the Understanding and Management of Risks Associated with Electromagnetic Pulses

DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) is committed to working with our interagency (including NASA, DHS, DOD, ODNI,...

December 12, 2016
White House Announces Publication of Joint U.S.-Canada Strategy and Action Plans to Build a More Secure and Resilient Future Electric Grid
Building and maintaining a hardened, resilient and secure grid of the future is essential for our nation to function at its best in a modern society.
December 5, 2016
Energy Department Announces Approval of New England Clean Power Link

The Department of Energy today announced the issuance of a Record of Decision and Presidential Permit for the New England Clean Power Link. The 154...

November 16, 2016
Energy Department Announces Approval of Great Northern Transmission Line

The Department of Energy today announced the issuance of a Record of Decision and Presidential Permit for the Great Northern Transmission Line. The...

November 3, 2016
Recognizing the People Behind the Technology: NASPI 2016 Awards

I recently joined the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) community for its Working Group meeting where industry representatives,...

November 2, 2016
Enabling a Smart Power Grid

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is working with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to enhance the places where we can...

October 19, 2016
OE Announces Investment in New Research to Improve Grid Reliability through Enhanced Visibility

Today, at the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) meeting in Seattle, I announced over $5 million in fundamental research that will...

October 6, 2016
DOE Monitoring Energy Infrastructure, Responds as Hurricane Matthew Hits Florida

As Hurricane Matthew bears down on Florida, the Energy Department (DOE) is monitoring energy infrastructure and coordinating responses across the...

September 28, 2016
Investing in the Innovative Design of More Flexible Large Power Transformers

As part of the Energy Department’s commitment to a strong and secure power grid, DOE announced new funding to strengthen protection of the nation’s...

September 27, 2016
EAGLE-I’s National Outage Map tracks transmission line status and customer outage numbers by County, State, and FEMA Region.
DOE Announces Transition of EAGLE-I to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Taking Advantage of the Laboratory’s World-class Capabilit...

On September 27, 2016, DOE announced that it will transition EAGLE-I to a new infrastructure platform at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL),...

September 21, 2016
New transmission rule aims to improve permitting process, reduce conflicts and lead to better quality projects. | Energy Department photo
Improving the Transmission Permitting Process to Strengthen our Nation’s Grid

Learn what the Final Rule for the Integrated Interagency Pre-Application Process is and why its important.

August 25, 2016
OE Announces Investment in New Research to Address Risk and Uncertainty in the Grid

Today, as part of the Energy Department’s commitment to a reliable and resilient power grid, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy...

August 5, 2016
What “Stranger Things” Didn’t Get Quite-So-Right About the Energy Department
What “Stranger Things” Didn’t Get Quite-So-Right About the Energy Department
We separate fact from fiction in the new Netflix series "Stranger Things."
July 18, 2016
Understanding Risks Associated with Electromagnetic Pulses

DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) has long focused on research, preparedness, response, and recovery activities...

June 8, 2016
Promoting Innovation for the Design of More Flexible Large Power Transformers

As part of the Energy Department’s commitment to a strong and secure power grid, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability today...

June 7, 2016
As the electric grid becomes smarter, it also becomes more vulnerable to hackers. | Creative Commons.
To Protect the Grid from Hackers, You Need to Break It

With a growing risk of cyber attacks from hackers, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory built a test bed to experiment with...

May 5, 2016
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, LBNL Staff Scientist Michael Stadler, and Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman at the May 4, 2016 ceremony honoring this year's 13 PECASE winners funded by the Energy Department. | Photo courtesy of DOE's Office of Science
Recognizing Innovation at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Michael Stadler, PECASE Winner

I had the pleasure of participating in a ceremony this week honoring this year’s 13 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers ...