The U.S. Department of Energy has released a GATEWAY report on a trial demonstration in which the incumbent quartz metal halide (QMH) area lighting was replaced with LED at three pole locations along a 7.2-mile stretch of the Yuma (Arizona) Sector Border Patrol Area. This high-luminous-flux and high-temperature application is not unique, and similar applications can benefit from the findings of this installation – including correctional facilities, military bases, and, more generally, street and area lighting.
Among the findings from the Yuma demonstration:
Christopher A. Smith was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.
The Technology Performance Exchange™ allows technology manufacturers, evaluators, utilities, consumers, modelers, and researchers to share energy performance data for building-related products.
Department of Energy Announces 22 New Projects to Enable Emissions Reductions and Improve Energy Efficiency
The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $60 million in funding for 22 innovative new projects aimed at detecting and measuring methane emissions and developing localized thermal management systems that reduce the energy needed to heat and cool buildings. The projects are funded through ARPA-E’s two newest programs: Methane Observation Networks with Innovative Technology to Obtain Reductions (MONITOR) and Delivering Efficient Local Thermal Amenities (DELTA).
Washington– The North American Energy Ministers met today, in response to the call of the North American Leaders, to advance an energy agenda that expands the continent’s leadership in energy, strengthens North American energy security, supports shared economic prosperity and environmental performance. This meeting builds upon a long, productive and successful history of trilateral North American collaboration on energy issues.
The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) and the GridWise Alliance (GWA) partnered to facilitate a series of four regional workshops and a National Summit entitled “Future of the Grid: Evolving to Meet America’s Needs” to create an industry-driven vision of the electric grid in 2030 and to begin forging a path to realizing that vision. The resulting “Future of the Grid: Evolving to Meet America’s Needs” report captures the vision of the future electric grid and the associated potential changes in the utility business and regulatory models, as articulated by regional workshop and National Summit participants.
WASHINGTON—Building on President Obama’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Tribal Nations, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the formalization of the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group (NETWG), providing a forum for Tribal Leaders to engage with the Department on a wide scope of nuclear energy issues.
The Advanced Manufacturing Office posted a Notice of Intent (NOI) entitled “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms and Modeling for Manufacturing.” President Obama announced that the Energy Department will lead this competition. The NOI supports the creation of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms and Modeling for Manufacturing (ASCPMM).
DOE Issues Request for Information for Scope Requirements Planning at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) seeking 8(a) small business concerns with the capabilities to provide architect-engineer-like services to support a potential upcoming Environmental Management (EM) procurement at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Department of Energy issued the Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects loan guarantee solicitation, which provides as much as $12.5 billion to support innovative nuclear energy projects as a part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy.
DOE Announces Webinars on Residential Energy Efficiency, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development Risk Management, and More
EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.
Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP), for the continued performance of infrastructure support services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.
The guidance requires federal agencies to review, revise, and submit to FEMP its metering implementation plan within one year.
The Energy Department today recognized 25 winners across the federal government as recipients of the 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.
WASHINGTON – Dr. Ellen Williams was confirmed by the United States Senate on Monday, December 8, 2014 as the Director of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).
The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2015 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001227) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.
Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014)
A new report from OE's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program presents findings on smart grid improvements in outage management, based on the recent experiences of three SGIG projects.
Summary and Presentations from “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” Workshop Now Available
Beginning on September 30, 2014, the Department of Energy hosted a two-day workshop on “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” in Washington DC. The purpose of the workshop was to foster discussion about the analytic challenges associated with valuing the diverse impacts of deploying distributed energy technologies. Many valuation studies have been published in recent years, using different methods and assumptions.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Business Development Mission to China
– U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced that they will lead a Business Development Mission to China in April 2015, focused on industries supporting Smart Cities and Smart Growth.
The Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability announced that it is making up to $3.5 million in funding available for communities to deploy smart grid tools and technologies to advance climate preparedness and resiliency of the electricity delivery infrastructure. This Funding Opportunity supports the goals of other initiatives by the Administration to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by providing funding to local and tribal governments.