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March 17, 2015
NETL Collaborates with Partners to Produce Global Outlook on Natural Gas Hydrates

Researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) were part of an international team, including the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), that contributed to a newly released report explaining the prospect of gas hydrates as a potential worldwide energy source that can contribute in the transition to the low-carbon energy systems of the future.

March 17, 2015
New Voices of Experience Report Now Available

The Voices of Experience | Insights into Advanced Distribution Management Systems report is the result of a one-day meeting in May 2014 that was followed by a series of conference calls about specific aspects of ADMS, interviews with individuals leading ADMS projects at their utilities, and a final small group meeting in October 2014. The information in the report came directly from the people in the industry on the leading edge of transforming their distribution systems

March 17, 2015
New website will keep Portsmouth, Paducah Site stakeholders up to date

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) of the U.S. Department of Energy on March 17, 2015 announced the launch of a new website to provide timely and easily accessible public information about DOE’s Environmental Management (EM) cleanup efforts at the Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky Gaseous Diffusion Plant Sites.
The new website may be accessed at:

March 16, 2015
Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, Inc. Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification Body

The U.S. Department of Energy is pleased to announce that Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, Inc. (LRQA) is now a fully accredited Verification Body for Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™). This ANSI-ANAB accreditation enables LRQA to provide third-party verification for industrial facilities that wish to demonstrate energy management excellence and sustained energy savings to earn SEP certification.

March 16, 2015
New Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

The Energy Department today announced $1.8 million in funding for the development of larger wind turbine blades that will help capture more power from wind resources and increase the efficiency of wind energy systems.

March 16, 2015
DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Trinity Engineering Associates of Cincinnati, OH. Trinity Engineering Associates is a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The contract will have a maximum value of $4 million over four years. Firm-fixed-price and time-and-material task orders will be issued from the basic contract.

March 13, 2015
DOE Issues Final RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Core procurement. At the end of this contract the majority of cleanup will be complete in Idaho and remaining nuclear materials will be in safe storage. The ICP Core contract is a performance based contract type that includes Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) with hybrid fee structures for both CPIF and schedule milestone and performance incentive fees; and a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) CLIN. The estimated dollar value for this procurement is greater than $1 Billion, with a five year period of performance. This procurement will be full and open competition.

March 12, 2015
Energy Department Releases New Wind Report, Examines Future of Industry

Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States confirms that with technological advancements driving projected cost reductions, in combination with continued siting and transmission development, wind power can be economically deployed to provide renewable power in all 50 states.

March 12, 2015
Deborah Tewa focused on tribal off-grid photovoltaic systems and renewable energy systems during her 2002 internship. Photo courtesy from Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories.
Indian Energy Summer Internship Program Now Accepting Applications: Deadline Is March 27

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy, the Indian Energy Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications for a 12-week internship at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Interns will get first-hand experience with existing tribal renewable energy projects and exposure to issues concerning tribal renewable energy technology use and application.

March 12, 2015
Building America Research Teams: BA-PIRC and IBACOS—Pioneers in Homebuilding Innovation

This article continues our series of profiles about the Building America research teams—multidisciplinary industry partnerships that work to make high performance homes a reality for all Americans.