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September 19, 2019
Assistant Secretary Walker on Regulatory Reforms to Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act
Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker, Office of Electricity. makes statement on new regulatory reforms.
August 21, 2019
The United States at night
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Inaugural Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge Winners
Challenge tapped into American ingenuity for ideas on how to make the nation’s electric grid stronger and more resilient.
July 25, 2019
Energy Department researchers who won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Secretary Perry Congratulates Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science.
July 15, 2019
Parabolic trough collectors concentrate the sun's energy on an oil- filled tube running along the focal line of the parabolically shaped trough.
Department of Energy Announces $121 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
More than 100 grants will support scientific innovation.
June 25, 2019
solar tower test facility at sandia national laboratory
Department of Energy Announces 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
Projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
April 30, 2019
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DOE, Israel’s Ministry of Energy, and Israel Innovation Authority Announce Call for Proposals for the U.S.-Israel Energy Center
Center will initially fund up to $16 million for research in the areas of energy-water nexus, fossil energy, energy storage, and cybersecurity.
April 17, 2019
The Summit Supercomputer at ORNL can be considered the world's "smartest" supercomputer for solving problems using artificial intelligence.
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research
Research aims at improving A.I. as a tool of grid resiliency and science.
March 26, 2019
President Trump Signs Executive Order for Resilience Against Electromagnetic Pulses
Executive Order establishes the first ever comprehensive whole-of-government policy to build resilience and protect against electromagnetic pulses.
March 20, 2019
C3E Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted
C3E Awards recognize mid-career women working in a variety of fields to advance clean energy. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 10.
March 6, 2019
DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding
Eligible small businesses that have previously received Phase I grants will be able to complete for Phase II grants with a duration of up to 2 years.
February 7, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $35 Million for Ultra-Efficient Power Management
ARPA-E awards 12 new projects to support medium-voltage devices for grid, industry and transportation.
February 4, 2019
DOE, FERC Announce Technical Conference on Energy Infrastructure Security Practices
Energy Department and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure.
January 24, 2019
DOE Challenges America’s Innovators to Propose Improvements to the Bulk Power System to Improve Resilience
Upcoming contest will award $1 million for ideas that advance the resilience and reliability of the nation’s bulk power system.
January 24, 2019
earth at night electricity
DOE Announces $40 Million for Grid Modernization Initiative
Funding will go toward innovations and technologies designed to increase the resilience, reliability and security of an integrated grid.
January 18, 2019
DOE to Host Second Innovation XLab Showcase
This XLab is focused on Grid Modernization Technology and will be held in Seattle, Washington.
January 17, 2019
lithium ion batteries research
Energy Department Announces Battery Recycling Prize and Battery Recycling R&D Center
Efforts aim to reclaim and recycle critical materials from lithium-based battery technology used in consumer electronics, defense, and more.
December 18, 2018
Department of Energy Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Announcement
Approximately $37 million in new research and development grants available for small businesses.
December 6, 2018
Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette Congratulates 2018 Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Awardees
Nine women were recognized for their leadership in clean energy at the 7th Annual U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Symposium.
December 3, 2018
UCF won the 2018 cyberforce competition
University of Central Florida Wins DOE’s 2018 CyberForce Competition
Competition is designed to develop the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
November 20, 2018
Electric Transmission Issues Workshop Materials Now Available
Electric Transmission Issues Workshop Materials Now Available
November 19, 2018
Department of Energy Announces 32 R&D 100 Award Winners
DOE’s national laboratories have received more than 800 R&D 100 awards since the annual competition began in 1962.
November 14, 2018
Department of Energy Invests $7.5 Million to Strengthen the Resilience of the Nation’s Power Grid
Innovative Research to Develop the Next Generation of Large Power Transformers
November 9, 2018
Office of Electricity to Host Electric Transmission Issues Workshop on November 15, 2018
OE is hosting the workshop to solicit input regarding DOE’s 2019 electric transmission congestion study and foster dialogue on key issues.
October 31, 2018
Electrical wires and wind turbines
Department of Energy Announces First-Ever Grid Software Competition
Competitors to build software solutions for a Secure, efficient power grid.
October 29, 2018
Transmission lines leaving Western’s Mead Substation heading west to California.
Energy Department Announces Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Its Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII) Designation Authorit...
Action will ensure that DOE is compliant with its responsibilities and authorities under the Federal Power Act and the FAST Act.