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Keeping the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure Secure and Resilient Requires a Strong STEM Workforce
April 5, 2019
Bruce Walker, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Electricity, lays out why STEM is invaluable to their mission.
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Innovative Tool that Helps States and Industry Plan New Energy Infrastructure Now Covers the Entire Nation
February 12, 2019
The RAPID Toolkit, an online portal with information about regulatory processes and requirements for transmission projects, now covers the entire U.S.
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The April 2019 Global Positioning System (GPS) Week Number Rollover
February 7, 2019
The April 2019 Global Positioning System (GPS) Week Number Rollover
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Challenging America’s Innovators for New Ideas for a More Resilient Grid
February 4, 2019
New contest seeks innovative ideas on how existing procedures and practices can be modified or replaced to improve grid operations. Register today!
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Keeping the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure Secure and Resilient
November 30, 2018
As Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month wraps up, a snapshot of OE's work to keep U.S. critical infrastructure secure and resilient.
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Grid Innovation at PNNL and ORNL Recognized with Prestigious R&D 100 Awards
November 29, 2018
The projects address an area vital to improving grid resilience and reliability: analysis of system performance.
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Notes from the Road: Innovation and Commitment at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories to Make the Grid More Resilient and Secure
October 26, 2018
Innovation and Commitment at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories to Make the Grid More Resilient and Secure
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Congratulations to SWPA on 75 Years of Delivering Energy to American Communities and Businesses
October 19, 2018
DOE congratulates SWPA on its long history and vital role in helping ensure the power grid is secure and resilient.
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Demonstrating the Benefits of Autonomous, Decentralized Control of Microgrids
September 28, 2018
Demonstrating the Benefits of Autonomous, Decentralized Control of Microgrids
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News

Department of Energy Announces $20 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research
April 17, 2019
Research aims at improving A.I. as a tool of grid resiliency and science.
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President Trump Signs Executive Order for Resilience Against Electromagnetic Pulses
March 26, 2019
Executive Order establishes the first ever comprehensive whole-of-government policy to build resilience and protect against electromagnetic pulses.
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C3E Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted
March 20, 2019
C3E Awards recognize mid-career women working in a variety of fields to advance clean energy. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 10.
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DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding
March 6, 2019
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.
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Department of Energy Announces $35 Million for Ultra-Efficient Power Management
February 7, 2019
ARPA-E awards 12 new projects to support medium-voltage devices for grid, industry and transportation.
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DOE, FERC Announce Technical Conference on Energy Infrastructure Security Practices
February 4, 2019
Energy Department and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure.
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DOE Challenges America’s Innovators to Propose Improvements to the Bulk Power System to Improve Resilience
January 24, 2019
Upcoming contest will award $1 million for ideas that advance the resilience and reliability of the nation’s bulk power system.
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DOE Announces $40 Million for Grid Modernization Initiative
January 24, 2019
Funding will go toward innovations and technologies designed to increase the resilience, reliability and security of an integrated grid.
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DOE to Host Second Innovation XLab Showcase
January 18, 2019
This XLab is focused on Grid Modernization Technology and will be held in Seattle, Washington.
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Energy Department Announces Battery Recycling Prize and Battery Recycling R&D Center
January 17, 2019
Efforts aim to reclaim and recycle critical materials from lithium-based battery technology used in consumer electronics, defense, and more.
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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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