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Report: Fiber Optics Feasibility Assessment
July 22, 2020
The Fiber Optics Feasibility Assessment report is part of a national strategy to identify and remove barriers to broadband access
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OE Supports Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
July 20, 2020
The Office of Electricity contributed nearly $1.3 million in support of seven Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) projects
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DOE Office of Electricity Issues Request for Information for Bulk-Power System Executive Order
July 8, 2020
The Office of Electricity announced a RFI to solicit views on safeguarding the bulk-power system (BPS) supply chain from threats and vulnerabilities.
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2020 Electricity Advisory Committee
July 1, 2020
New and returning members of the EAC will advise on electricity resilience, reliability, security, interdependencies, and policy issues
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President Trump Signs Executive Order Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
May 1, 2020
President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order, Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
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Department Of Energy Announces $6.7 Million for IoT Integration Research
February 25, 2020
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
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OE Releases FY2021 Budget Request
February 11, 2020
OE’s FY 2021 request reflects the Department’s ongoing commitment to a secure, resilient power grid.
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Innovative Tool for Electricity Infrastructure Permitting Expands to Canada
December 2, 2019
The toolkit will increase transparency and collaboration among electricity stakeholders and further prioritize electricity resilience and reliability
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Department of Energy Announces $80 Million For New Grid Modernization Lab Call Projects
November 6, 2019
Today, DOE announced the results of the 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call with funding of approximately $80 Million over three years.
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Assistant Secretary Walker on Regulatory Reforms to Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act
September 19, 2019
Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker, Office of Electricity. makes statement on new regulatory reforms.
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OE Blog

OE’s Gilbert Bindewald and Stephen Walls Speak on Electric Grid Resilience
August 14, 2020
Watch OE's Gilbert Bindewald and Stephen Walls address the Stanford University Smart Grid Seminar Series on electric grid resilience
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Watch the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Workshops
August 5, 2020
The Department of Energy hosted a series of virtual workshops to support the Energy Storage Grand Challenge. Watch the workshops here.
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Kirtland Air Force Base DC Microgrid is Fully Operational
July 29, 2020
An OE supported DC microgrid project at Kirtland Air Force Base generates and distributes energy independently
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OE Report: Solid State Power Substation Technology Roadmap
July 13, 2020
The future of substation technology and advancements in grid power electronics is examined in the “Solid State Power Substation Technology Roadmap"
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Critical Electric Infrastructure Information Final Rule: Questions and Answers
May 15, 2020
On May 15, 2020, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII) Final Rule goes into effect.
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Program Reviews Keep OE Research on TRAC
April 2, 2020
The TRAC program accelerates grid modernization by addressing challenges with power transformers and other grid hardware technologies
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Jennifer DeCesaro on Puerto Rico Grid Resilience
March 26, 2020
Jennifer DeCesaro serves as DOE’s Recovery Coordinator and Director for Recovery and Resilience Investments for the Office of Electricity (OE)
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EITPIC Awardee Profile: Siemens Corporation Develops Green Technologies Digital Companion for the Grid
February 20, 2020
Siemens Corporation received $35,000 for its proposal to develop a digital companion to provide better visibility into the grid’s status.
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EITPIC Awardee Profile: The University of Houston Investigates Resilient Grid Strategies
February 18, 2020
The University of Houston received $70,000 for proposals to enhance energy management systems and reduce computational complexity.
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OE Sets the Stage for Energy Storage Advances
February 3, 2020
OE boosts energy storage with the Energy Storage Grand Challenge and the publication of "Potential Benefits of High-Power High Capacity Batteries"
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