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October 14, 2010
The 7th Annual Women in Power Forum

Over the last century we have seen dramatic changes in the roles played by women, but women are still underrepresented in many science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.

October 8, 2010
CenterPoint Energy employees are installing smart meters and automated distribution equipment in the company’s electric grid in Houston, Texas. | Photo courtesy of CenterPoint Energy
Houston Smart Grid System Almost Ready for Launch

Find out Houston is at the forefront of another technological revolution, and thanks to Recovery Act money, is supporting local jobs to implement their electric grid.

October 7, 2010
Smart Grid: Building a Wireless Connection

Along with creating tens of thousands of new jobs, bringing our grid into the 21st century will give consumers and businesses the information they need to reduce their energy consumption – and better manage their energy bills.

October 6, 2010
Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman test drives the new Nissan Leaf. Nissan will introduce the all-electric Leaf in Hawaii in January 2011. Hawaii is offering incentives for the purchase of the vehicle and for home charging station development.
The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii

Earlier this month, Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Patricia Hoffman stopped by the annual Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit in Honolulu to speak about the Department’s commitment to enabling the clean energy transition. Among the topics this year, the summit dedicated special sessions to China’s priorities and its investment in renewable energy, and included a trade show on progressive renewable energy concepts, products and services.

October 6, 2010
Technicians implement smart meters as part of the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative, which is projected to save the city $3 million a year over a 15 year period. | Photo courtesy of Naperville
VP 100: A Smart Grid Initiative in an Eco-Conscious Town

Naperville, Illinois is improving their long-term electricity distribution through the implementation of the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative (NSGI) -- to the tune of $3million in savings over a 15-year period.

October 1, 2010
Secretary Chu and John Berry (foreground) at the Department of Energy Feds Feed Families Event.
DOE Weighs in at 120,000 lbs!

Tom D'Agostino, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as the Energy Department of Energy's Co-Chair to Feds Feed Families, shares the results of the Federal food donation drive.

September 24, 2010
Super Wi-Fi is Super for Energy Too

Find out how broadband and wireless technology will help us modernize our grid.

September 10, 2010
Smart Meters on Tap for Owasso, Oklahoma

Saving 10 percent of annual energy and increasing response time for electrical emergencies? Find out how smart meters can make cities smarter.