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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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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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News

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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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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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
Learn more about Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA)
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