Office of Electricity


EITPIC Awardee Profile: IBT’s Sensor Technology Seeks to Enhance Real-Time Grid Data Collection
November 7, 2019
IBT received $25,000 for its proposal to use wafer sensors, with technology used in applications like data storage, to measure electric current.
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November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
November 1, 2019
The Office of Electricity is focused on increasing the resiliency and reliability of critical energy infrastructure.
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Applying Grid Architecture to Grid Transformation
October 29, 2019
Grid architecture is an emerging discipline concerned with grid structure and the development of coherent grid designs.
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 21, 2019
The Office of Electricity (OE) joins with organizations across the country in recognizing Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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OE Welcomes New Deputy Assistant Secretary
October 18, 2019
The Office of Electricity is pleased to welcome our newest Deputy Assistant Secretary, Charles P. “Chuck” Kosak.
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October is Energy Awareness Month
October 4, 2019
October is National Energy Awareness Month, our annual national effort to highlight the importance of energy to our national prosperity and security.
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OE and National Labs Gather for Energy Storage Peer Review
September 26, 2019
Overview of the DOE OE Energy Storage Peer Review
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What I Did On My Summer Break
August 12, 2019
Go to all the meetings and meet all the people: Insights and highlights from OE’s Summer 2019 interns
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Investing in Small Business Innovation to Meet the Electric Grid Challenges of the Future
August 1, 2019
2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II Awards.
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Two Cutting-Edge Researchers Earn 2019 PECASE for Critical Contributions to Power Systems Reliability
July 25, 2019
The Office of Electricity is celebrating it's nominees selected for the prestigious 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
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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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DOE, Israel’s Ministry of Energy, and Israel Innovation Authority Announce Call for Proposals for the U.S.-Israel Energy Center
April 30, 2019
Center will initially fund up to $16 million for research in the areas of energy-water nexus, fossil energy, energy storage, and cybersecurity.
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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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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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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
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