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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
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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.
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
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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
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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.