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January 25, 2013
Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman to Deliver Keynote Address at IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies

Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman will give the keynote address at the 4th annual IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2013) on Monday, February 25. The conference, which will be held from February 24 through February 27 in Washington, DC, is a forum to discuss state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies. The event will feature tutorials, panel sessions and paper presentations by international experts.

January 16, 2013
PSERC Webinar Series on the Future Grid Initiative Begins January 22, 2013

The Department has funded an effort at the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) entitled The Future Grid to Enable Sustainable Energy Systems. The initiative investigates the requirements of an electric grid with high penetrations of sustainable energy systems and heavy reliance on cyber systems for sensing and communication.

PSERC is offering a free, public webinar series to present progress reports from the Future Grid Initiative. Two webinars are currently scheduled on January 22, 2013 and February 5, 2013.

January 11, 2013
Article on the Grid Tech Team's Strategic Plan for Grid Modernization Now Available

A new article by OE’s Kerry Cheung, William Parks and Anjan Bose in IEEE’s Smart Grid newsletter describes the Department of Energy’s strategic plan to achieve a future electricity system that will be cost-effective, seamless from generation to end-use, and capable of meeting all clean energy demands and capacity requirements.

January 4, 2013
"A Regulator's Privacy Guide to Third-Party Data Access for Energy Efficiency" Now Available

The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network’s (SEE Action) Customer Information and Behavior Working Group has released “A Regulator’s Privacy Guide to Third-Party Data Access for Energy Efficiency.”  Funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the guide summarizes the range of approaches taken by states on privacy and security issues related to third-party access to customer data gathered under electric and gas ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs and

December 21, 2012
OE Issues Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project

On December 21, 2012, DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project on behalf of the Department and Southwestern Power Administration.

December 3, 2012
2012 Transmission and Energy Storage Peer Review Presentations Available

Presentations from two peer reviews in September are now available.

The Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Transmission Reliability R&D Load as a Resource (LAAR) Program peer review included five presentations on September 20, 2012, hosted by DOE at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

November 30, 2012
DOE Issues Funding Opportunity for Academic-Industry Collaboration - Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program

Use of synchrophasor data from Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) is considered to be a promising tool to monitor modern electric power systems. However, only a limited number of professionals, researchers, and students have the knowledge and expertise to understand and analyze the high-speed, time-synchronized data that will be generated by the deployment of synchrophasors. 

The objectives of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are to:

September 13, 2012
2012 Microgrid Workshop Summary Released

The Department of Energy has released the summary report from the July 30-31, 2012 Microgrid Workshop presented by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. The workshop was held in response to discussions at the preceding DOE Microgrid Workshop, held in August 2011, which called for sharing lessons learned and best practices for system integration from existing projects in the U.S.

September 12, 2012
Registration Open for Winter Fuels Outlook Conference on October 10, 2012

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 are hosting the 2012 – 2013 Winter Fuels Outlook Conference on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.

September 10, 2012
OE's SGIG Program Featured in EnergyBiz Magazine

An article in the September/October issue of EnergyBiz focuses on DOE's Smart Grid Investment Grant program and praises its impact on technology and the workforce in the energy sector. To illustrate the range of the program, the article highlights two grantees: the Western Electricity Coordinating Council's $108 million synchrophasor project in the Western Interconnection, and Talquin Electric Cooperative in Florida, with a $16 million project to upgrade infrastructure and service in an area where until recently customers read their own meters to determine their bills.