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May 2, 2013
Inside Florida Power & Light's Transmission Performance Diagnostic Center. | Photo courtesy of Florida Power & Light.
Coming Full Circle in Florida: Improving Electric Grid Reliability and Resiliency

Learn how a milestone project in Florida is helping to advance America's smart grid.

April 9, 2013
The Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project is a 36-megawatt energy storage and power management system, which completed testing and became fully operational in December. It shows how energy storage can moderate the intermittent nature of wind by storing excess energy when the wind is blowing and making it available later to the electric grid to meet customer demand.
Smoothing Renewable Wind Energy in Texas

A west Texas town recently became home to the largest battery storage on a wind farm, thanks to investments from the Energy Department.

March 29, 2013
Keeping the Nation’s Energy Flowing

The Energy Department is committed to securing the nation's energy infrastructure.

January 14, 2013
Facilities Management

Overview

The Office of Facilities Management manages programs to maintain and deliver nuclear research facilities and capabilities at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) that are required to help meet the nation’s strategic needs in energy and national security.  It is part of the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy (NE).

December 7, 2012
Altergy had more than 60 fuel cells in the immediate Hurricane Sandy disaster area that acted as backup power for cell phone towers. | Photo courtesy of Altergy.
Calling All Fuel Cells

The story of how fuel cells help power cell phone towers during a natural disaster.

November 30, 2012
Argonne scientists Ira Bloom (front) and Javier Bareño prepare a sample of battery materials for Raman spectroscopy, which is used to gather information regarding the nature of the materials present in the sample. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Building a Better Battery for Vehicles and the Grid

The new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub is a coordinated effort designed to push the limits on battery advances.

November 5, 2012
Supervising Engineer for Public Service Electric and Gas Company, Michael Vincent, right, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, center, and FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino review power restoration at the Hoboken electrical substation. Restoration of power to communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy remains a high priority. | Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA.
Working Together to Recover and Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu recounts his meeting with utility crews at the front lines of Hurricane Sandy power restoration efforts.

November 2, 2012
Secretary Chu meets with Pepco line workers in Maryland on November 1, 2012. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity
Secretary Chu Thanks Utility Staff and Line Workers For Their Efforts to Restore Power in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

As utility companies continue to work to restore power outages, Secretary Chu stopped by Pepco yesterday to personally thank the workers for their hard work.

November 2, 2012
On Monday, October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall 5 miles south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, with maximum sustained winds near 80 mph. This satellite image was taken 16 to 18 hours before Sandy's landfall on the New Jersey coast, using the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite.
The Department of Energy, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and other federal agencies, is working around the clock to support the states and utilities that have been impacted by Sandy. Learn more about <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/energy-department-and-federal-efforts-support-utility-power-restoration-efforts">federal efforts to support utility power restoration</a>. | Photo courtesy of CIMSS/University Wisconsin-Madison/NASA/NOAA.
Photo of the Week: Satellite View of Sandy at Night

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

October 31, 2012
58,000 workers are currently repairing power lines across the Mid-Atlantic in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department
Energy Department and Federal Efforts to Support Utility Power Restoration Efforts

Restoring power to the millions of Americans who lost electricity is a top priority for the Energy Department and the Obama Administration.