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June 22, 2016
“Grid Resilience to Natural Disasters: Challenges and Opportunities Lie Ahead” Article Now Available

Dan Ton, Program Manager of Smart Grid R&D in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, has co-authored an article entitled “Grid Resilience to Natural Disasters: Challenges and Opportunities Lie Ahead”.

June 22, 2016
2015 Year-in-Review Report Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released its Year-in-Review: 2015 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions report. This report, which provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States in 2015, is based primarily on information reported in the Energy Assurance Daily.

June 21, 2016
DOE Announces $16 Million for 54 Projects to Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies

Technology Commercialization Fund Will Support 12 National Labs and 52 Private Sector Partners.

June 20, 2016
June 30 Webinar: Measuring Energy Storage System Performance: A Government/Industry-Developed Protocol

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Energy Storage Systems Program, through the support of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) and in collaboration with many stakeholders and interested parties, developed and published a protocol (i.e., pre-standard) for measuring and expressing the performance characteristics for energy storage systems (ESS) in 2012. The protocol has served as the basis for formal standards being developed by U.S. standards development organizations (SDO) and international standards through the International Electrotechnical Commission.

April 29, 2016
The Energy Department Joins America’s 2016 PrepareAthon!

Tomorrow is National PrepareAthon! Day, an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions, and exercises. The goals of the campaign are to help people understand which disasters could happen in their community, know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage, take action to increase their preparedness, and participate in community resilience planning.

April 26, 2016
May 3 PSERC Webinar: Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Supporting the Future Grid

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar that will address the final report summarizing findings from the PSERC/NSF Executive Forum and Workshop on Physical and Cyber Infrasture to Support the Future Grid, which assesses emerging research issues and research directions for resolving them in the next 10 years.

April 7, 2016
Upcoming Webinars to Focus on Topics Addressed in the National Academies of Sciences’ "Analytical Foundations for the Next Generation Electric Grid" Report

The National Academies of Sciences’ Board of Mathematical Sciences and Their Application will conduct two webinars in April, 2016 in conjunction with the recent release of its report entitled Analytical Foundations for the Next Generation Electric Grid. The focus of the study, which was funded in part by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, was to identify the critical areas of mathematical and computational research that must be addressed for the next-generation electric transmission and distribution system. The report also includes a series of recommendations.

March 25, 2016
Energy Department Announces Participation in Clean Line’s Large-Scale Energy Transmission Project

Plains and Eastern Clean Line Record of Decision Advances Grid Modernization and Renewable Energy Goals

March 22, 2016
Energy Department Announces Progress, Next Steps on Improving the Reliability of the Nation’s Electric Grid with Synchrophasor Technology

On March 22, 2016, as the first-ever International Synchrophasor Symposium continues in Atlanta, GA, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) released a new report chronicling American efforts to deploy this technology as well as two new funding opportunities to further advance the technology.

March 21, 2016
April 5 PSERC Webinar: Seamless Bulk Electric Grid Management: A Platform for Designing the Next Generation EMS

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar that will address the feasibility of a flexible platform that is needed when designing the framework for the next generation Energy Management System (EMS) and analytics.