DOE is working with regional and local utilities and co-ops across the nation to improve the reliability of the grid and helping communities recover faster when disruptions occur. Case studies are available from several grant recipients describing how Smart Grid Investment Grants are making an impact.
Additional information is available on SmartGrid.gov, including impact metrics, tracking data, and specifics on all projects.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding advanced Tri-State Electric Membership Cooperative’s smart grid goals by 10 years. The utility company has replaced 15,000 conventional electromechanical meters with solid-state smart meters and implemented advanced electricity programs to give customers greater control over energy use and costs. With this newly installed smart metering system, Tri-State can provide services to customers that allow them to better manage their electric bills and make informed decisions about their electricity usage.
This flyer provides details for the February 9, 2012 energy storage webinar featuring Dr. Imre Gyuk of DOE’s Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability and Bob Schulte from the Iowa Stored Energy Park (ISEP). Due to the large number of participants, the original webinar on January 20, 2012 experienced technical difficulties and was rescheduled.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Iowa Stored Energy Park (ISEP) are conducting a free, 1-hour webinar, Lessons from Iowa: The Economic, Market, and Organizational Issues in Making Bulk Energy Storage Work, on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. ET. Presenters include Dr. Imre Gyuk of DOE’s Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability and Bob Schulte from ISEP.
The webinar was original scheduled for January 20, 2012, but experienced technical difficulties due to the large number of participants and was rescheduled. All participants must reregister.
PSERC is offering a free, public webinar series from January to May 2012 entitled “Issues in Designing the Future Grid,” focusing on the information hierarchy for the future grid and grid enablers of sustainable energy systems.
The first webinar, Transmission Design at the National Level: Benefits, Risks and Possible Paths Forward, will be held on January 24, 2012 by James D. McCalley, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University.
Since the January 5, 2012 launch of the “Electric Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Maturity” program, a White House initiative led by the Department of Energy in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create a more comprehensive and consistent approach to protecting the nation’s electric grid against cyber attacks, we have seen a tremendous response from the electric sector. More and more companies are stepping forward, saying they want to participate.
The Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration (ISER) Division of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is publishing a new newsletter, the Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly, designed to briefly highlight a few of the OE/ISER energy preparedness activities that occur each quarter.
The Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly is published by the Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration (ISER) Division of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) to highlight a few of the OE/ISER energy preparedness activities that occur each quarter.
As part of its annual awards ceremony, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently honored three individuals working on projects funded by the Office of Electricity & Energy Reliability for their leadership and contributions to engineering. Additionally, an education industry publication recognized the Emergency Support Function #12 (ESF #12) team within OE’s Infrastructure Security & Energy Restoration (ISER) Division with an annual Learning in Practice award for excellence in e-learning.