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November 10, 2016
Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Peer Review to Be Held December 7-9, 2016

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) will hold a peer review of its Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Program research and development projects on December 7-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. This event will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about the current state of technology and network with energy sector stakeholders.

August 16, 2016
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Calls for Increased Investment to Enhance U.S. Energy Emergency Response

DOE Announces up to $34 Million in Funding for Cybersecurity and Releases Summary of Cascadia Earthquake Response Exercise

August 10, 2016
Energy Department Announces $30 Million Expansion of U.S.–India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research

New PACE-R Consortium Will Include Research on Smart Grid and Storage Technology

August 10, 2016
September 13 PSERC Webinar: A Cloud Data Sharing Platform for Real-time PMU Data

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar that will present the results of a study conductedci

August 9, 2016
EAC Recommendations on National Distributed Energy Storage in the Electric Grid Now Available

The Electricity Advisory Committee’s (EAC) distributed energy storage (DES) working group has conducted interviews with industry experts and market participants to gain further insight into the developing DES market and made recommendations on tangible ways in which the Energy Department can support DES market deployment through technology developments and technical analyses. The EAC’s recommendations on National Distributed Energy Storage in the Electric Grid also include a general overview of the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) market and technologies and discuss the current status of the DES market, unique benefits and challenges of DES, public policy implications, and the need for codes and standards development. For the purpose of the EAC review, DES is defined as an energy storage element or system located at the distribution substation, within the distribution system, or customer-sited located either behind the customer’s utility revenue meter or customer-sited on the utility side of the revenue meter.

July 28, 2016
Emissions Tool Estimates the Impact of Emissions on Smart Grid Infrastructure Investments

In the face of extreme weather events, states, utilities, and other companies are increasingly seeking ways to boost resiliency while reducing their carbon footprint. The Emissions Quantification Tool (EQT), which was conceived of and sponsored by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and implemented by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with active engagement from the utility and energy industry, quantifies the direct emissions impacts – positive and negative – of specific planned or installed smart grid projects. The free, web-based calculator aims to estimate the impact of NOx, SO2 and CO2 emissions on smart grid infrastructure investments, taking into account specific context and project details with a broadly applicable methodology.

July 19, 2016
Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement on “Sensor and Modeling Approaches for Enhanced Observability and Controllability of Power Systems with Distributed Energy Resources” Now Available

On July 19, 2016, DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Sensor and Modeling Approaches for Enhanced Observability and Controllability of Power Systems with Distributed Energy Resources.” The Notice of Intent includes a request for potential applicants to provide feedback to a series of questions intended to refine the specific functional and technology applications within each of the anticipated FOA’s Topic Areas, along with their associated performance targets. The deadline for submitting responses to the NOI is August 10, 2016.

July 12, 2016
Energy Department Announces Up to $15 Million to Help Improve the Security and Resilience of the Nation’s Power Grid

Funding Will Help Public Power and Electric Cooperative Utilities Strengthen Cyber and Physical Security Tools, Practices, and Training

June 22, 2016
Deadline for Submitting Comments to the Second Installment of the QER Is July 1

The deadline for Submitting Comments to the Second Installment of the QER Is July 1, 2016.

June 22, 2016
Materials from 2016 Peer Review of Reliability and Markets Program Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) held a peer review of its Reliability & Markets Program on June 9-10, 2016 in Arlington, VA. Materials from the peer review, including the agenda and presentations, are now available for download. The Reliability and Markets activity of OE’s Transmission Reliability Program researches, develops, and implements infrastructure to ensure electric reliability while improving the efficiency and economics of market operations.