Leading U.S. and South African experts from industry, government, and the nonprofit sector came together this week for the Powering South Africa with Cleaner & Smarter Energy Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event, co-sponsored by the Energy Department, recognized new partnerships that have formed as a result of the Accelerating Deployment of Clean Energy Solutions in South Africa project launched by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in 2014.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has issued two licenses involving its Arc Position Sensing (APS) technology to KW Associates LLC, an Oregon-based company founded by the technology’s inventors.
OE is leading a State Energy Risk Assessment Initiative to help States better understand risks to their energy infrastructure so they can be better prepared to make informed decisions about their investments, resilience and hardening strategies, and asset management. The Initiative is a collaborative effort with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and the National Governors Association (NGA). As part of this Initiative, OE has developed a series of State Energy Risk Profiles that examine the relative magnitude of the risks that each State's energy infrastructure routinely encounters in comparison with the probable impacts. Developed by Argonne National Laboratory in support of OE, the profiles discuss both natural and man-made hazards with the potential to cause disruption of the electric, petroleum, and natural gas infrastructures, and provide valuable information to States energy agencies on the types of hazards that have historically impacted energy infrastructure in their States. In addition, the profiles provide a quick overview of the energy landscape within a State and highlight areas that would benefit from additional risk analysis and mitigation efforts.
We are very excited to announce our first ever bioenergy quiz—an online, interactive tool that’s both enlightening and entertaining! Interested in participating? Just click the link in the photo above and let the game begin.
Scientists and engineers face considerable challenges when modeling new wave energy technologies. The DOE's Water Power Program announces the release of their new, updated WEC-Sim modeling tool, which will be a great help in this area.