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Quick Links to A Sampling of OE’s Work

Quick Links to A Sampling of OE’s Work

OE drives electric grid modernization and resiliency in the energy infrastructure. OE leads the Department of Energy’s efforts to ensure a resilient, reliable, and flexible electricity system. OE accomplishes this mission through research, partnerships, facilitation, modeling and analytics, and emergency preparedness. Reports, fact sheets, case studies, and other materials describing OE’s activities are available via the links below and across OE’s website and on

Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014)

SGIG and SGDP Highlights: Jumpstarting a Modern Grid (October 2014)

Municipal Utilities' Investment in Smart Grid Technologies Improves Services and Lowers Costs (October 2014)

Experiences from the Consumer Behavior Studies on Engaging Customers (September 2014)

Customer Participation in the Smart Grid: Lessons Learned (September 2014)

2014 Smart Grid System Report (August 2014)

Building a Greener, More Resilient Future in Washington State (July 2014)

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program – Case studies

The Future of the Grid: Evolving to Meet America’s Needs (December 2014)

Energy Department Announces Funding to Improve Grid Resiliency and Climate Preparedness (December 2014)

Energy Department Launches Mobile App for Energy Emergencies (November 2014)

Energy Department Announces Funding to Improve the Resiliency of the Electric Grid (February 2014)

Energy Department Partners with State of New Jersey to Study Ways to Improve the Reliability of New Jersey’s Transit System in Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy (August 2013)

Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One – How the CERTS Microgrid Evolved from Concept to Practice

The Advanced Microgrid: Integration and Interoperability (March 2014)

Energy Department Releases Strategic Plan for Energy Storage Safety (December 2014)

Partnering with Vermont for an Innovative Approach to Resilience (November 2014)

Smoothing the Flow of Renewable Solar Energy in California’s Central Valley (May 2014)

Energy Department Releases Grid Energy Storage Report (December 2013)

Energy storage fact sheets (October 2012)

Advanced Modeling Grid Research Program

Advanced Grid Modeling Peer Review (June 2014)

Factors Affecting PMU Installation Costs (October 2014)

Advancing Visibility of Grid Operations to Improve Reliability (June 2014)

Academic-Industry Collaboration (AIC) - Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program (March 2014)

North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI)

OE Announces New Funding to Improve the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Electric Grid (March 2015)

Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance (January 2015)

"Cybersecurity and the Smarter Grid" from The Electricity Journal (October 2014)

Cybersecurity Procurement Language for Energy Delivery Systems (April 2014)

Energy Department Broadens Public-Private Initiative to Help More Organizations Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Capabilities (February 2014)

Protecting the Grid from All Hazards (October 2014)

Energy Department Announces New Investments of Over $30 Million to Better Protect the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attack (September 2013)

Energy Department Launches Public-Private Initiative to Help Oil and Natural Gas Industry Strengthen Its Cybersecurity Capabilities (June 2013)

Energy Department Develops Tool with Industry to Help Utilities Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Capabilities (June 2012)

Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) Program

Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP)

Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS)

Roadmap to Achieve Energy Delivery Systems Cybersecurity (2011)

Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience (March 2013)

Effect of Sea Level Rise on Energy Infrastructure in Four Major Metropolitan Areas (September 2014)

Energy Department Partners with State, City and Industry Stakeholders to Help Hoboken Region Improve Its Electric Grid in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (June 2013)

Overview of Response to Hurricane Sandy-Nor'Easter and Recommendations for Improvement (February 2013)

Comparing the Impacts of Northeast Hurricanes on Energy Infrastructure (April 2013)

Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages Report (August 2013)

Assessment of the Adequacy of Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity in the Northeast United States (November 2013)

Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid Report Update (April 2014)

Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly  

Emergency situation reports

Energy Assurance Daily