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New Transmission Resilience Maturity Model Helps Utilities Improve Resilience
October 7, 2020
The model will measure the maturity of transmission resilience programs and identify improvements to increase the resilience of transmission systems
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Secretary Brouillette and Assistant Secretary Walker Help Dedicate the Grid Storage Launchpad
September 22, 2020
Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and OE's Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker participated in the dedication ceremony for the Grid Storage Launchpad.
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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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News

DOE Recruiting for BPA Administrator
October 1, 2020
The Department of Energy is recruiting for the position of Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration until October 19, 2020
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Departments of Defense and Energy Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Energy Resilience
September 28, 2020
The MOU establishes a partnership on efforts related to energy resilience and the protection of military installations and critical infrastructure
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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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Learn More About OE's Activities

Advanced Grid Research and Development
Advanced Grid Research and Development activities accelerate discovery and innovation in electric transmission and distribution technologies and ...
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Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance Division
Timely, accurate and defensible policy and market analysis is a key ingredient to building and sustaining successful programs at DOE
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The Role of Microgrids in Helping to Advance the Nation’s Energy System
Microgrids, which are localized grids that can disconnect from the traditional grid to operate autonomously and help mitigate grid disturbances to ...
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Grid Modernization Initiative
Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) seeks to work across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create the modern grid of the future.
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Transformer Resilience and Advanced Components (TRAC) Program
Transformer Resilience and Advanced Components (TRAC) Program
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Energy Storage
OE's Energy Storage Program performs research and development on a wide variety of storage technologies, including batteries (both conventional and...
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Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC)
The mission and goal of the Electricity Advisory Committee
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Electricity 101
Frequently asked questions and information about systems, entities, and policy related to electricity in the U.S.
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ABOUT US
The Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) finances large-scale, all-of-the-above energy infrastructure projects in the United States.
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OE Leadership
Brief summaries about OE's leadership.
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Power Marketing Administrations

Bonneville Power Administration
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Southeastern Power Administration
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