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March 22, 2016
Increasing Reliability of the Nation’s Power Grid through Greater Visibility

DOE’s Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Adam Cohen today announced new funding that will build on recent progress in giving system...

March 17, 2016
Dr. Imre Gyuk -- pictured speaking at a Green Mountain Power energy storage event -- was recently recognized for his game-changing work in energy storage. | Photo courtesy of the Clean Energy States Alliance.
10 Questions with Energy Storage Expert Imre Gyuk

Dr. Imre Gyuk, recently awarded the NAATBatt Lifetime Achievement Award for Energy Storage, talks about what energy storage is, how the energy...

February 19, 2016
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and NASEO Executive Director David Terry at the February 10, 2016 signing of the Energy Emergency Assurance Coordinators Agreement. | Photo Courtesy of NASEO.
DOE and State Organizations Update Important Agreement on Coordinating a Unified Response to Energy Emergencies

Secretary Moniz last week signed an updated Energy Emergency Assurance Coordinators (EEAC) Agreement with the National Association of State Energy...

February 17, 2016
Video: Recovery Act by the Numbers
Video: Recovery Act by the Numbers
The Recovery Act was passed seven years ago today. Learn how it has laid the foundation for America's clean energy future.
February 11, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer
BPA, Grid Modernization, and Setting the Nation Up for Success

On February 8, 2016, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall visited the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. I...

February 3, 2016

The National Association of State Energy Officials’ (NASEO) Energy Markets and Planning (E-MAP) program, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy...

January 20, 2016
OE Announces Funding to Improve the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Power Grid

With cybersecurity for the energy sector emerging as one of the most serious challenges associated with grid modernization and infrastructure...

January 14, 2016
An Explainer: How “Grid Modernization” Could Improve Your Life

This month the Department of Energy is making a series of announcements to support its Grid Modernization Initiative. But what does grid...

November 24, 2015
Securing the Electricity Grid: Government and Industry Exercise Together at GridEx III

I had the opportunity this past week to represent the Department of Energy at a critically important exercise here in our Nation’s Capital – an...

November 3, 2015
Power lines like these make up our nation's power grid -- a critical component of our national critical infrastructure.
National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month: Improving the Security and Resilience of the Nation’s Grid

November is National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, and our Office of Electricity (OE) is hard at work safeguarding the...

November 2, 2015
Visualizing Energy Infrastructure Exposure to Storm Surge and Sea-Level Rise

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) recently released an innovative, interactive visualization tool to highlight the...

October 29, 2015
Innovation in Improving Visibility into the Health of the Grid

I have previously written about synchrophasors. These are systems that measure the status of the electric power grid at high resolution and enable...

October 5, 2015
Recovery Act Investment Wraps Up, Delivering Major Benefits to the Nation

The more than 330 Recovery Act-funded projects that the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has been managing over the past five...

September 25, 2015
What is your plan for when the power goes out? We've got some preparedness tips. | Energy Department Photo.
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
Image courtesy of NOAA
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 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...