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October 3, 2011
10 Year Transmission Plan for the Western Electricity Interconnection Released

Western Electricity Coordinating Council releases its first-ever transmission plan for the Western Interconnection.

The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) announced the release of its first 10-Year Regional Transmission Plan (Plan) for the Western Interconnection.    The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability awarded WECC a $14.5 million grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand on its transmission planning activities.

October 2, 2011
Department of Energy Will Hold a Batteries and Energy Storage Information Meeting on October 21, 2011

On Friday, October 21, 2011 the Department of Energy will hold a public meeting from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the  Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD to provide information and receive comments from the public on directions for a potential research effort on batteries and energy storage.

Learn more about this meeting 

September 27, 2011
Open Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Oct 19-20, 2011

PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

September 19, 2011
Registration Open for Winter Fuels Outlook Conference on October 12, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), and the National Association of State Energy Officials invite you to participate in the 2011 – 2012 Winter Fuels Outlook Conference.   This important supply and demand forecast event will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20001.

September 15, 2011
Department of Energy Releases New Roadmap to Guide Public-Private Cybersecurity Initiatives

New Roadmap Outlines Strategy for Improving Energy Sector Cybersecurity; Latest Protective Measures Aim to Reduce Risk, Protect Consumers and Businesses

September 12, 2011
The Department of Energy Releases Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline for Public Comment (September 2011)

The Department of Energy, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, has released a draft of the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline for public comment.

September 9, 2011
FERC Proposal for Delegation of DOE Authority

The Department of Energy is considering whether to delegate to FERC its authorities related to the conduct of congestion studies and the designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.

August 31, 2011
Publication of "Year in Review 2010: Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions"

The Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability announces the publication of a new report, Year-in-Review: 2010: Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions

The Year-in-Review provides an overview of the events that occurred in 2010: disruptions and additions to energy infrastructure in the United States as well as international events of importance to U.S. energy supplies. The report is organized like the Energy Assurance Daily.

August 25, 2011
The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is Closely Monitoring Hurricane Irene (2011)

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is closely monitoring Hurricane Irene as it travels up the U.S. coast and is publishing Situation Reports.

August 15, 2011
Energy-Sector Stakeholders Attend the Department of Energy’s Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems Peer Review

The Department of Energy conducted a Peer Review of its Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research and Development Program on July 20-22, during which 28 R&D projects were presented for review by industry stakeholders. More than 65 energy sector stakeholders came to network, present, and learn about DOE projects, while more than 20 joined in by webinar.