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September 25, 2015
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Preparing for a Power Outage

If the power goes out, will you be ready? We've got some preparedness tips to make sure you are.

September 24, 2015
September Is National Preparedness Month

This is National Preparedness Month, when we as a Nation take time to create plans to stay safe for any disaster that could potentially affect our...

September 23, 2015
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Quantifying Risks to the Electricity System from the Sun

Nuclear reactions of the sun create light and heat and, from time to time, the sun ejects a mass of charged particles racing through space called a...

September 11, 2015
Welcome Meghan Conklin

It is my pleasure to announce that Meghan Conklin has joined the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability as the Deputy Assistant...

September 10, 2015
The Current State of Energy Technology

The Department of Energy releases the second Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), exploring the current state of technologies and R&D in key...

September 10, 2015
Moving Towards a More Reliable Clean Energy Future in the Pacific Northwest

The $178-million Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, which received $89 million in Recovery Act funding through the Office of...

August 10, 2015
Energy Department Invests Over $2 Million to Improve Grid Resiliency and Climate Preparedness

On August 10, 2015, OE announced up to $2.5 million in funding to help four communities that have suffered a Presidentially Declared Major Disaster...

July 27, 2015
Welcome Michael Pesin

Michael Pesin has joined the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Power Systems Engineering...

July 9, 2015
OE Requests Comments on Potential Creation of a Reserve of Large Power Transformers

OE issued a Request for Information (RFI), asking for comments on the possible establishment of a reserve of large power transformers that would...

June 4, 2015
OE interns Jeremy Call and Henry Puppe at last month's first-ever mapathon hosted by the White House
Mapping a Course to Improved Community Resilience

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s (OE) mapping of public outage information was one of three...

June 1, 2015
Preparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins today and will last through November 30. As the lead Federal agency responsible for coordinating the...

May 22, 2015
Improving Risk Assessment to Support State Energy Infrastructure Decision Making

OE is leading a State Energy Risk Assessment Initiative to help States better understand risks to their energy infrastructure so they can be better...

April 30, 2015
The Department of Energy Joins National PrepareAthon! Day

Today is National PrepareAthon! Day, an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills,...

April 20, 2015
Quiz: Test Your Grid IQ
How much do you know about the electric grid? Test your knowledge with our grid IQ quiz!
March 31, 2015
Encouraging Innovation for New Cybersecurity Technologies and Techniques

Protecting the nation’s energy infrastructure from all hazards, including the cyber threat, is fundamental to the mission of the Office of...

March 9, 2015
OE Announces New Funding to Improve the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Electric Grid

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability announced up to $27 million in funding for academic collaborations that will develop and...

January 16, 2015
Moving Forward in Protecting the Nation’s Electric Grid

Over the past week, the Energy Department has unveiled several new measures, including funding, newly-commercialized technology, and practical...

January 8, 2015
Protecting Consumer Privacy while Building a Smarter Grid

Smart grid technologies have the capacity to create tremendous new value for electricity consumers: from advanced IT and communication technologies...

January 8, 2015
Energy Department Releases Guidance for Implementation of Cybersecurity Framework

The Energy Department today released guidance to help the energy sector establish or align existing cybersecurity risk management programs to meet...