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April 15, 2014
New York Completes Smart Grid Project to Build a More Reliable, Resilient Power Grid

The Energy Department recognized the completion of New York Independent System Operator’s smart grid and control center project in Rensselaer, New York.

February 28, 2014
Smart Meter Investments Yield Positive Results in Maine

Central Maine Power’s (CMP) SGIG project has produced innovations in customer services, improvements in business operations, and lessons‐learned that will be used for guiding future smart grid projects. Because of the positive results so far, CMP is planning follow‐on smart grid investments.

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.

October 21, 2013
SGIG Program Progress Report II Now Available

The Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program Progress Report II, which updates the SGIG Progress Report published in July 2012, is now available for downloading.

August 15, 2013
Report on Synchrophasor Technologies and Their Deployment in Recovery Act Projects Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a new report that explains synchrophasor technologies and how they can be used to improve the efficiency, reliability, and resiliency of grid operations.

June 3, 2013
Department of Energy Launches New Series on Grid Modernization

The Department of Energy is highlighting grid modernization efforts this week with a series that explains how investing in the electric power grid is delivering significant benefits to consumers, businesses, and communities across the nation.

May 17, 2013
Green Button Initiative Growing

The Green Button initiative, which is the common-sense idea that electricity customers should be able to securely download their own energy usage information from their utility websites, is continuing to gain traction across the country.

May 10, 2013
Assistant Secretary Hoffman Discusses Grid Modernization with the New York Times and E&E TV

During a New York Times conference on “Energy for Tomorrow: Building Sustainable Cities,” Assistant Secretary Hoffman joined ConEd CEO Kevin Burke, and Euroheat and Power CEO Sabine Froning for a discussion on “Think National but Power Local.” During an interview with E&E TV’s Monica Trauzzi, she discussed how Recovery Act funding is helping utilities achieve important results such as reducing peak load, deferring building of additional generation, improving operations and monitoring the health of the grid more effectively.

May 3, 2013
Eastern Energy Zones Mapping Tool Now Available

The Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC) has released the Energy Zones (EZ) Mapping Tool, a free, web-based interactive tool that will help states and other stakeholders in the Eastern Interconnection identify geographic areas suitable for the development of clean energy resources (natural gas, sequestration or utilitization locations for C02 from coal, nuclear, and renewable) which can potentially provide significant amounts of new electric power generation.

April 25, 2013
Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid Report Now Available

A report on the Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid is now available. This study analyzes the economy-wide impacts of the Recovery Act funding for smart grid project deployment in the United States, administered by Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. Key findings include: