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September 11, 2014
Three Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects Receive Phase 2 Funding

Dominion Virginia Power, Fishermen’s Energy of New Jersey, and Principle Power, Inc. will each receive up to $46.7 million over the next four years to advance their projects in the second phase of the funding opportunity. The second phase will include follow-on design, fabrication, and deployment in order to achieve commercial operation by 2017.

August 7, 2014
Cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through July 31, 2014

Cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through July 31, 2014

July 18, 2014
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, UniEnergy Technologies CEO Dr. Z. Gary Yang, and Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman (left to right) at the July 8 event in Mukilteo, Washington. 
Photo courtesy of Office of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee
Building a Greener, More Resilient Future in Washington State

On July 8, Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department of Commerce announced more than $14 million in smart grid matching grants from the State’s Clean Energy Fund. This funding will help three utilities – Avista Corp., Puget Sound Energy and Snohomish Public Utility District – test and deploy new energy storage technologies designed to help integrate renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar onto the electric grid. The aim is to support greater deployment of these technologies and build a grid that is more efficient, flexible and resilient to the effects of climate change.

July 3, 2014
During his trip to Austin, Texas, on February 6, 2014, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz toured the Pecan Street Research Institute's Pike Powers Lab, a UT-Austin-affiliated facility with specialized capabilities for developing, testing and validating a wide range of smart grid, distributed energy and consumer electronics hardware and software. Pictured left to right: Pecan Street data group director Grant Fisher; Secretary Moniz; Pecan Street Chief Operating Officer Suzanne Russo; Pecan Street Chief Technology Officer Bert Haskell; and Scott Hinson, Director of the Pike Powers Laboratory and Center for Commercialization. | Photo by Marsha Miller, University of Texas at Austin.
Smart Grid Project Saves Money and Energy in Texas

Learn how a Recovery Act-funded project is helping consumers in Austin, Texas, save energy and money with a new smart grid system.

June 6, 2014
Advancing Visibility of Grid Operations to Improve Reliability

Synchrophasors are starting a revolution, enabling a level of observation and control never envisioned when the grid was designed. Real-time awareness of the grid’s operating conditions helps to enhance reliability and assists in integrating clean energy technologies.

June 4, 2014
Thanks to funding from the Recovery Act, the University of South Alabama Medical Center is saving energy while providing better care to its patients. | Photo courtesy of the University of South Alabama Medical Center.
Energy Upgrades to Alabama Trauma Center Help Improve Patient Care

In Alabama, a Recovery Act grant is helping a hospital save energy while providing better care to its patients.

April 16, 2014
Power lines carry electricity across Washington State. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
How Synchrophasors are Bringing the Grid into the 21st Century

Learn about synchrophasors and how they are helping grid operators keep power flowing reliably to American homes and businesses.

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.

April 7, 2014
Cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through March 31, 2014

Graph of cumulative Federal Payments to OE Recovery Act Recipients, through March 31, 2014.

March 14, 2014
Section 406 Renewable Energy and Electric Transmission Loan Guarantee Program under ARRA

A temporary program for rapid deployment of renewable energy and electric power transmission projects.