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February 12, 2014
U.S. Utility-Scale Solar 60 Percent Towards Cost-Competition Goal

Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Support U.S. Solar Manufacturing

February 7, 2014
Energy Department Announces Funding to Improve the Resiliency of the Electric Grid

New Advanced Microgrids Will Help Communities Bolster Their Resiliency and Become More Adaptive as the Climate Changes

February 4, 2014
OE Releases "Transmission Constraints and Congestion in the Western and Eastern Interconnections, 2009-2012"

The "Transmission Constraints and Congestion in the Western and Eastern Interconnections, 2009-2012" document, which is now available for downloading, is a compilation of publicly-available data on transmission constraints and congestion for the period 2009 through 2012.

January 16, 2014
Energy Department Launches Competition to Encourage the Creation of Innovative Energy Apps Built with Open Data

Second Contest of the American Energy Data Challenge to Include Events in Four Cities

January 13, 2014
January and February PSERC Webinars on CERTS Research

The Power System Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free, public webinar series based on past and ongoing research coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) with funding provided by the Department of Energy. The webinars will run through April 2014; January and February information is now available.

January 10, 2014
January EAC Teleconference to Discuss National Energy Storage Strategy

The Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) will hold a teleconference meeting on January 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the National Grid Energy Storage Strategy document drafted by the EAC's Energy Storage subcommittee.

December 19, 2013
Energy Department Announces Winner of Final Phase of Smart Grid Data Access Funding Opportunity

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today announced that San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has won the second phase of the Smart Grid Data Access funding opportunity.

December 18, 2013
BPA Wins Platts Global Energy Award for Grid Optimization

Platts awarded the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) a Global Energy Award for grid optimization on December 12 in New York City for its development of a synchrophasor network. BPA is part of the Recovery Act-funded Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Program.

December 12, 2013
Energy Department Releases Grid Energy Storage Report

Detailed Discussion of Benefits, Challenges, and Next Steps for Wider Adoption onto the Nation’s Electric Grid

November 27, 2013
“Assessment of the Adequacy of Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity in the Northeast United States” Report Now Available

In 2013, OE conducted an assessment to determine how changes to the Northeast gas market may have affected the ability of the interstate pipeline system to meet natural gas demand for “essential human needs” in the event of a disruption in pipeline capacity.