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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.

March 21, 2016
April 19 PSERC Webinar: Robust Transmission Planning Under Uncertain Generation Investment and Retirement

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar that will present a new robust optimization model for transmission planning.

March 10, 2016
Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting to be held March 17 & 18, 2016

On March 17 and 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at the NRECA Conference Center in Arlington, VA.

March 7, 2016
OE Announces Public Workshop for Proposed Rulemaking on the Integrated Interagency Pre-Application Process (IIP)

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has announced a public workshop to discuss the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Integrated Interagency Pre-Application Process (IIP) on electric grid transmission. The IIP is intended to provide a roadmap and encourage early coordination between electric grid transmission project proponents and permitting agencies on transmission projects.

March 3, 2016
March 15 PSERC Webinar: Synthetic Power Grid Models: What are They. How They're Made, and Why They Matter

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar that will address the problems with obtaining data from power grid models, and the inadequacies of the power system model data that is available. This presentation will address this problem by discussing the creation of large-scale, geographically-based, fully public synthetic power grid models.

February 10, 2016
FY 2017 Budget Request Now Available

The FY 2017 request for OE advances Administration and Secretarial priorities to safeguard and enhance the grid to address a range of vulnerabilities, including climate change, cyber threats, and aging infrastructure. The request plays a pivotal role in supporting the President’s “All of the Above” energy strategy to advance the Nation’s energy, economic, security, and environmental goals: securing the Nation’s grid, ensuring reliable and efficient electricity, promoting and preparing resilient communities, and driving the clean energy revolution.

February 2, 2016
OE Announces Publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Integrated Interagency Pre-Application Process (IIP)

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability has built upon its ongoing effort to reflect the Obama Administration’s commitment to improving the resiliency, reliability, and security of the nation’s electricity delivery system by announcing the publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Integrated Interagency Pre-Application Process (IIP) on electric grid transmission.

January 29, 2016
Public Hearings on Northern Pass Draft EIS Announced

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced public hearings to receive comments on the Draft EIS (DOE/EIS–0463). The Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of DOE’s proposed Federal action of issuing a Presidential permit to Northern Pass LLC (the Applicant) to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new electric transmission line across the U.S./Canada border in northern New Hampshire.

For the convenience of the public, DOE in conjunction with the New Hampshire SEC will conduct public hearings to provide the public with information on the proposed project and an opportunity for the public to provide oral and written comments and to ask questions concerning the project on March 7 and March 10, 2016.

January 25, 2016
February 16 PSERC Webinar: Protection and Control of Systems with Converter Interfaced Generation

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar presenting the challenges of the protection of converter interfaced generation and associate circuits and components. The webinar will discuss these issues, and present the Estimation Based Protection (EBP) method, the integration of the method with the inverter controls and supplementary controls for the purpose of increasing the reliability of these systems.