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Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:59
September 22, 2014Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers

Honeywell’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project demonstrates utility-scale performance of a hardware/software platform for automated demand response (ADR) for utility, commercial, and industrial customers. The case study is now available for downloading.

Idaho Power Develops Renewable Integration Tool for More Cost Effective Use of Wind Power

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:47
September 22, 2014Idaho Power Develops Renewable Integration Tool for More Cost Effective Use of Wind Power

Idaho Power Company (IPC) has developed a Renewables Integration Tool (RIT) that enables grid operators to use wind energy more cost-effectively to serve electricity customers in Idaho and Oregon. The case study on this project is now available.

Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:16
September 22, 2014Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

The Energy Department today announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Manufacturing Innovation Topics Workshop

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:20
September 22, 2014Manufacturing Innovation Topics Workshop

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program (OSD ManTech) will host a workshop to discuss AMO's recent Request for Information (RFI) on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topic Areas as well as the recent areas of interest announced by OSD ManTech for a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute on October 8-9, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX.

DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact on the Disposition of Five Signature Properties at Idaho National Laboratory

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00
September 22, 2014DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact on the Disposition of Five Signature Properties at Idaho National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that tearing down four World War II-era historic structures and part of another structure at Idaho National Laboratory’s Central Facilities Area that remain from when the area served as the U.S. Naval Proving Ground will not have a significant impact on the environment.

3D Printing Comes of Age

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:25
September 19, 20143D Printing Comes of Age

The highlight of this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), held earlier in September at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, was the electric car produced live during the Show. More than 110,000 people witnessed the representatives from Cincinnati Incorporated, Local Motors, and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee print the working electric car layer by layer using carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite.

AMO Issues Request for Information on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics, Including Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Applications

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:29
September 19, 2014AMO Issues Request for Information on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics, Including Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Applications

The AMO seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level R&D needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges, and shared facility needs addressing clean energy manufacturing topics, including the fuel cell and hydrogen sectors.

Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:10
September 19, 2014Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing “drop-in” biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military and private sector.

National Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen R&D

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:54
September 19, 2014National Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen R&D

In support of a Memorandum of Understanding between the DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF has awarded $2.77 million to four teams to investigate renewable hydrogen fuel technologies.

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a Top White House National Security Council Official, Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Department of Energy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:54
September 18, 2014Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a Top White House National Security Council Official, Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Department of Energy

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, September 18, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Deputy Secretary.

Iowa Water and Wastewater Operators Seek SEP Certification in New Pilot Program

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:40
September 18, 2014Iowa Water and Wastewater Operators Seek SEP Certification in New Pilot Program

The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) and Des Moines Water Works have committed to participate in the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program as the first members of a new program pilot. SEP recognizes facilities that meet the ISO 50001 global energy management standard and demonstrate improved energy performance.

HARBEC's $52,000 Annual Energy Savings under SEP Described in New Case Study

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:40
September 18, 2014HARBEC's $52,000 Annual Energy Savings under SEP Described in New Case Study

A new case study details how HARBEC, Inc. improved the energy performance of its specialty plastics manufacturing plant in upstate New York by 16.5% over three years under the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program

Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, September 2014

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:34
September 18, 2014Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, September 2014

September 2014 Update from the Advanced Manufacturing Office

DOE Announces Webinars on Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and More

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:34
September 18, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, 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.

Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 Notice of Intent

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:33
September 18, 2014Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 Notice of Intent

DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced that it will release a request for proposals seeking teams of undergraduate students to participate in the 2016 DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.

Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:38
September 18, 2014Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

The Energy Department today announced $2 million for two organizations that will advance technologies to harness stronger winds available at higher heights, potentially increasing the amount of clean, renewable electricity the nation produces.

White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:30
September 18, 2014White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON - Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s effort to diversify our energy portfolio and cut energy waste, the Energy Department today announced a series of executive actions to expand the deployment of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Altogether, these measures will bring the U.S. closer to its clean energy future, while protecting the environment and helping Americans save money by saving energy.

SNL Issues Notice of Intent to Release a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:33
September 12, 2014SNL Issues Notice of Intent to Release a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

In support of DOE's Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) project launched in April 2014, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has posted a notice of intent to issue a Request for Quotation for hydrogen station equipment performance testing device fabrication.

Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Available for Public Comment

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:09
September 12, 2014Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE's Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance. The document is available for a 30 day comment period.

Draft Voluntary Code of Conduct Available for Public Comment

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:30
September 12, 2014Draft Voluntary Code of Conduct Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE’s draft Voluntary Code of Conduct which addresses data privacy surrounding smart grid technologies. Comments must be received on or before October 14, 2014.