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May 1, 2012
A student gets hands-on experience in the electric sector during an internship and mentoring program with Northeast Utilities, through ARRA workforce development funding. | Photo courtesy of Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
Building Tomorrow's Smart Grid Workforce Today

Many community colleges, universities, utilities and manufacturers across America are taking smart, pragmatic steps to train the next generation of workers needed to modernize the nation’s electric grid.

April 20, 2012
Want more information on Apps for Energy? Signup at | Image by Hantz Leger.
What We Talked About with the White House "Entrepreneur-in-Residence”

Highlights from our Live Twitter Q&A discussion with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.

April 16, 2012
Join our Apps for Energy Twitter Q&A Today (@ENERGY) at 2 PM EDT by following the hashtag #appsforenergy.
Join The Conversation: Apps for Energy Twitter Q&A with U.S. CTO Todd Park

Join us this Tuesday, April 17, at 2 PM EDT for an Apps for Energy Twitter Q&A with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.

April 5, 2012
Launching Apps for Energy! Developers, Are You Ready?

We're challenging the American developer community to build apps that help consumers get the most out of their electricity usage data.

April 4, 2012
The National Renewable Energy Lab's (NREL) utility rate database is a great resource for developers entering the Apps for Energy competition. | Map courtesy of NREL.
Developer Resources for Apps for Energy

Are you interested in participating in the Apps for Energy competition? Be sure to check out this list of resources that can help developers create energy apps.

March 30, 2012
Apps for Energy offers $100,000 in cash prizes to the developers with the best energy-focused apps. Design by Hantz Leger.
The Booming App Economy

The Energy Department is tapping into the App Economy -- offering cash prizes to the developers of the best energy-focused applications.

March 22, 2012
Design by Hantz Leger
Energy Department Launches Apps for Energy

The Energy Department is launching a new contest -- Apps for ENERGY. Get ready to change the way you think about your utility data.

March 15, 2012
Join us for a conversation about women in science, technology, engineering, and Math (STEM) on Twitter on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30pm EDT by following the hashtag #STEM.
Got Questions about Women in Science, Tech, Engineering, or Math (STEM)? Tweet us!

Join us for a conversation about women in STEM on Twitter on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30pm EDT by following the hashtag #STEM. You'll be able to to ask experts how we can advance women's education and empowerment to bring women into STEM careers.

March 9, 2012
While this week's solar storm captures the interest of scientists, researchers and people around the world, the Energy Department works with others to monitor the storm's potential impact on the nation's electrical grid. | Image credit: NOAA.
Solar Storm Closely Watched Worldwide

Monitoring the impact of this week's solar storm to the nation’s electric grid.

February 10, 2012
A crew from Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, TN,  install an S&C IntelliRupter PulseCloser on its distribution network. EPB is installing more than 1,000 of the smart switches which can detect customer outages remotely, isolate damaged sections of the power lines and quickly restore power to customers.  | Photo courtesy of EPB Chattanooga
Modernizing the Grid: Getting More out of America’s Energy

As modernization of the nation’s electric grid moves forward, consumers and businesses are experiencing fewer outages, faster power restoration when outages do occur, more efficient operations, and cost savings. Here are some of the latest examples of how Smart Grid Investment Grants from the Energy Department are helping the electric grid to better serve the American people.