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September 12, 2014
Draft Voluntary Code of Conduct Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE’s draft Voluntary Code of Conduct which addresses data privacy surrounding smart grid technologies. Comments must be received on or before October 14, 2014.

September 8, 2014
Energy Department Announces $8 Million to Improve Resiliency of the Grid

In support of President Obama's Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s commitment to improve national power grid resiliency, today the Energy Department announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects to help cities and towns better prepare for extreme weather events and other potential electricity disruptions. This investment – which includes seven awardees in Alaska, California, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee and Washington – supports the development of advanced technologies, allowing communities across the country to become more resilient and adaptive.

September 5, 2014
Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting September 24 and 25

The Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. Members of the public are invited on a first come, first served basis (depending on the availability of meeting room space).

September 2, 2014
2014 Energy Storage Peer Review - September 17-19

The 2014 Energy Storage Peer Review will be held September 17-19, 2014, in Washington, DC. The event is free but registration is required. The preliminary agenda is available.

August 28, 2014
2014 Smart Grid System Report Now Available

The 2014 Smart Grid System Report, which is intended to provide an update on the status of smart grid deployment nationwide, technological developments, and barriers that may affect the continued adoption of the technology, is now available for downloading.

August 19, 2014
August 22 ESTAP Webinar: A Solar Storage Microgrid for the Energy City of the Future

On Friday, August 22, 2014 from 1 - 2 p.m. ET, Clean Energy State Alliance will host a webinar to discuss a project to build a solar plus storage microgrid located in Rutland, Vermont. OE is partnering with the State of Vermont Public Service, Green Mountain Power, and Dynapower on a resilience microgrid that will combine 2.5 MW of solar generation with 4MW of energy storage. Webinar speakers include OE's Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager. The event is free but registration is required.

August 19, 2014
Draft National Electric Transmission Congestion Study Now Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on the draft National Electric Transmission Congestion Study. The draft study is now available for review and downloading at The public comment period will close on October 20, 2014. After reviewing and considering comments on the draft study, the Department will prepare and release a final version of the study.

August 13, 2014
June 2014 Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Summaries and Transcripts Now Available

The meeting summaries and transcripts for the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting held on June 16-17, 2014, are now available.

August 8, 2014
Final EIS for Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Project Now Available

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts in the United States of the proposed action to issue a Presidential permit to the Applicant, Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc. (CHPEI), and the range of reasonable alternatives.

August 7, 2014
OE Releases 2014 Issue 2 of Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (August 2014)

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has released Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (EEPQ), designed to briefly highlight a few of the energy preparedness activities that occur each quarter.