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March 23, 2015
April 7 Webinar on OE’s Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure Initiative FOA

On April 7, Dan Ton, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dr. Imre Gyuk, Manager of the Energy Storage Program, and Dr. Carol Hawk, Manger of the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems Program, will be featured speakers during a webinar on OE’s Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure Initiative (REDI) Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure Initiative FOA is focused on local and tribal governments that experienced a Presidentially Declared Major Disaster over the past 30 years. The awards will help communities deploy smart grid tools and technologies that will help decision makers and resource managers improve recovery of electricity delivery services in their communities.

March 20, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Delegation to Join Business Development Mission to China

The trade mission will help U.S. companies launch or increase their business operations in China for Smart Cities.

March 20, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Delegation to Join Business Development Mission to China

Next month, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will lead a delegation of 25 American companies on a Business Development Trade Mission to China.

March 20, 2015
SGDP Report Now Available: Interoperability of Demand Response Resources Demonstration in NY (February 2015)

The Interoperability of Demand Response Resources Demonstration in NY was awarded to Con Edison in 2009 as part of DOE's Smart Grid Demonstration Project (SGDP) grants funded by the Recovery Act. The objective of the project was to develop and demonstrate methodologies to enhance the ability of customer sited demand response resources, both conventional and renewable, to integrate more effectively with electric delivery companies

March 20, 2015
DOE Extends Paducah Infrastructure Support Services Contract

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it is extending its contract for Infrastructure Support Services at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant for a period of three months. The contract period for the current contractor, Swift & Staley, Inc. (SSI), had been scheduled to expire on March 30, 2015.

March 20, 2015
Now Available: Lakeland Electric SGIG Consumer Behavior Study Interim Evaluation Report (February 2015)

An interim evaluation report summarizing results from the first year of Lakeland Electric’s two-year 3-Period Time of Use (TOU) program called “Shift-to-Save” (STS) is now available. The study is part of a full system-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure funded in part by a grant from the Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program.

March 19, 2015
Webinar March 26: Energy Storage for a Greener and More Resilient Grid

The increasing penetration of variable renewable generation storage is now becoming one of the hottest topics in the utility industry. Research on materials and devices has increased cost-effectiveness, cycle life, and safety. The presentation by OE’s Dr. Imre Gyuk will discuss multi-megawatt applications of a variety of energy storage technologies, including major storage facilities recently constructed in Texas, California, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico.

March 19, 2015
Ted Wright of the Stillaguamish Tribe and Shannon Loeve of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa review resource maps during a 2014 tribal energy project development and financing workshop in Golden, Colorado. Photo by Amy Glickson, NREL 31795.
Regional Tribal Renewable Energy Workshops Announced

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is offering a series of interactive workshops that will walk participants through the process for developing commercial- and community -scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

March 19, 2015
White House Announces New Executive Order To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Federal Government

The White House today announced that President Obama will issue a new executive order that will cut the federal government's greenhouse gas emissions 40% over the next decade (from 2008 levels) and increase the share of electricity the federal government consumes from renewable sources to 30%.

March 19, 2015
Webinar March 24: National Hydrogen Safety Training Resource for Emergency Responders

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar titled "National Hydrogen Safety Training Resource for Emergency Responders" on Tuesday, March 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will describe a new, free, online national hydrogen safety training resource for emergency responders.