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February 9, 2021
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Securing the United States Bulk-Power System Executive Order
The Bulk-Power System Executive Order authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Energy to secure America’s bulk-power system from foreign adversaries.
December 21, 2020
Department of Energy Releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap
Today, DOE released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, the Department’s first comprehensive energy storage strategy.
December 17, 2020
Secretary of Energy Signs Order to Mitigate Security Risks to the Nation's Electric Grid
DOE issued a prohibition order designed to reduce the risks that entities associated with the People’s Republic of China pose to the Nation’s BPS.
December 17, 2020
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Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project Releases Technical Assistance Application
ETIPP partners will work with communities to address energy and infrastructure challenges in a way that prioritizes community values, needs, and goals
December 8, 2020
Optimizing the Grid by Connecting with Communities
The Energy Department recently announced an investment of up to $65 million through its Connected Communities funding opportunity
November 30, 2020
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Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee Establishes the Grid Resilience for National Security Subcommittee
The GRNS will provide guidance on anticipating intensifying threats and developing new approaches to risk management and threat mitigation
October 29, 2020
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Innovative Tool for Electricity Infrastructure Permitting Expands to Include Information on the Clean Air Act
The RAPID Toolkit now includes information on Clean Air Act compliance for bulk transmission project development in all 50 states
September 28, 2020
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Departments of Defense and Energy Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Energy Resilience
The MOU establishes a partnership on efforts related to energy resilience and the protection of military installations and critical infrastructure
July 22, 2020
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Report: Fiber Optics Feasibility Assessment
The Fiber Optics Feasibility Assessment report is part of a national strategy to identify and remove barriers to broadband access
July 20, 2020
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OE Supports Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
The Office of Electricity contributed nearly $1.3 million in support of seven Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) projects
July 8, 2020
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DOE Office of Electricity Issues Request for Information for Bulk-Power System Executive Order
The Office of Electricity announced a RFI to solicit views on safeguarding the bulk-power system (BPS) supply chain from threats and vulnerabilities.
July 1, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2020 Electricity Advisory Committee
New and returning members of the EAC will advise on electricity resilience, reliability, security, interdependencies, and policy issues
May 1, 2020
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President Trump Signs Executive Order Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order, Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
February 25, 2020
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Department Of Energy Announces $6.7 Million for IoT Integration Research
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) announced $6.7 million in funding for four university-led research projects
February 11, 2020
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OE Releases FY2021 Budget Request
OE’s FY 2021 request reflects the Department’s ongoing commitment to a secure, resilient power grid.
December 2, 2019
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Innovative Tool for Electricity Infrastructure Permitting Expands to Canada
The toolkit will increase transparency and collaboration among electricity stakeholders and further prioritize electricity resilience and reliability
November 6, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $80 Million For New Grid Modernization Lab Call Projects
Today, DOE announced the results of the 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call with funding of approximately $80 Million over three years.
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
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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
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Department of Energy Announces $121 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
More than 100 grants will support scientific innovation.
June 25, 2019
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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.