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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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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Inaugural Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge Winners
August 21, 2019
Challenge tapped into American ingenuity for ideas on how to make the nation’s electric grid stronger and more resilient.
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Secretary Perry Congratulates Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
July 25, 2019
Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science.
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Department of Energy Announces $121 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
July 15, 2019
More than 100 grants will support scientific innovation.
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Department of Energy Announces 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
June 25, 2019
Projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
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OE Blog

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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EITPIC Awardee Profile: George Washington University Strengthens the Grid with Smart Measurement Units
December 19, 2019
George Washington University received $50,000 for its proposal to develop a smart unit to measure and interpret phasor unit data.
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EITPIC Awardee Profile: Washington State University Streamlines the Grid
December 18, 2019
Washington State University received $25,000 for its proposal to develop an user interface to increase data analytics quality for the utility sector.
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CISR Month Highlights OE Activities
November 26, 2019
November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, a time to focus on the systems that support our economy, public health, and safety
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EITPIC Awardee Profile: SCE Boosts Cybersecurity with Virtual Substation Components
November 15, 2019
SCE received $100,000 for its proposal to virtualize components of electric grid substations and operate them using a human machine interface
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