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Now Available: Lakeland Electric SGIG Consumer Behavior Study Interim Evaluation Report (February 2015)

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:17
March 20, 2015Now Available: Lakeland Electric SGIG Consumer Behavior Study Interim Evaluation Report (February 2015)

An interim evaluation report summarizing results from the first year of Lakeland Electric’s two-year 3-Period Time of Use (TOU) program called “Shift-to-Save” (STS) is now available. The study is part of a full system-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure funded in part by a grant from the Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program.

Webinar March 26: Energy Storage for a Greener and More Resilient Grid

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:22
March 19, 2015Webinar March 26: Energy Storage for a Greener and More Resilient Grid

The increasing penetration of variable renewable generation storage is now becoming one of the hottest topics in the utility industry. Research on materials and devices has increased cost-effectiveness, cycle life, and safety. The presentation by OE’s Dr. Imre Gyuk will discuss multi-megawatt applications of a variety of energy storage technologies, including major storage facilities recently constructed in Texas, California, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico.

Regional Tribal Renewable Energy Workshops Announced

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 14:46
March 19, 2015Regional Tribal Renewable Energy Workshops Announced

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is offering a series of interactive workshops that will walk participants through the process for developing commercial- and community -scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

White House Announces New Executive Order To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Federal Government

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 14:45
March 19, 2015White House Announces New Executive Order To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Federal Government

The White House today announced that President Obama will issue a new executive order that will cut the federal government's greenhouse gas emissions 40% over the next decade (from 2008 levels) and increase the share of electricity the federal government consumes from renewable sources to 30%.

Webinar March 24: National Hydrogen Safety Training Resource for Emergency Responders

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 13:58
March 19, 2015Webinar March 24: National Hydrogen Safety Training Resource for Emergency Responders

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar titled "National Hydrogen Safety Training Resource for Emergency Responders" on Tuesday, March 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will describe a new, free, online national hydrogen safety training resource for emergency responders.

Energy Department Announces $20 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Next Generation Electric Machines

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 13:21
March 19, 2015Energy Department Announces $20 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Next Generation Electric Machines

The Energy Department today announced up to $20 million in available funding to spur the development of high speed industrial motors and drives, using high power-density designs and integrated power electronics to increase efficiency. The industrial sector consumes over a quarter of the electricity produced in the United States and is projected to increase its use by approximately 30% by 2040.

AMO FOA Targets Advanced Components for Next-Generation Electric Machines

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:21
March 19, 2015AMO FOA Targets Advanced Components for Next-Generation Electric Machines

AMO’s Next Generation Electric Machines (NGEM) program announced up to $20 million is now available to develop a new generation of energy efficient, high power density, high speed integrated medium voltage (MV) drive systems for a wide variety of critical energy applications.

March 25 Webinar to Focus on Building Tribal Capacity to Deploy Strategic Energy Plans and Guide Project Development Decisions

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:05
March 19, 2015March 25 Webinar to Focus on Building Tribal Capacity to Deploy Strategic Energy Plans and Guide Project Development Decisions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Tribal Energy Development Operation and Maintenance Best Practices, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

Energy Department Selects 11 Tribal Communities to Deploy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:29
March 18, 2015Energy Department Selects 11 Tribal Communities to Deploy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies

Projects provide Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages clean energy options that will reduce fossil fuel use and save money.

DOE Announces Webinars on Hiring Veterans for Solar Energy Jobs, Tribal Energy Development Best Practices, and More

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:00
March 17, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Hiring Veterans for Solar Energy Jobs, Tribal Energy Development Best Practices, 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.

NETL Collaborates with Partners to Produce Global Outlook on Natural Gas Hydrates

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:53
March 17, 2015NETL Collaborates with Partners to Produce Global Outlook on Natural Gas Hydrates

Researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) were part of an international team, including the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), that contributed to a newly released report explaining the prospect of gas hydrates as a potential worldwide energy source that can contribute in the transition to the low-carbon energy systems of the future.

New Voices of Experience Report Now Available

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:25
March 17, 2015New Voices of Experience Report Now Available

The Voices of Experience | Insights into Advanced Distribution Management Systems report is the result of a one-day meeting in May 2014 that was followed by a series of conference calls about specific aspects of ADMS, interviews with individuals leading ADMS projects at their utilities, and a final small group meeting in October 2014. The information in the report came directly from the people in the industry on the leading edge of transforming their distribution systems

New website will keep Portsmouth, Paducah Site stakeholders up to date

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:20
March 17, 2015New website will keep Portsmouth, Paducah Site stakeholders up to date

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) of the U.S. Department of Energy on March 17, 2015 announced the launch of a new website to provide timely and easily accessible public information about DOE’s Environmental Management (EM) cleanup efforts at the Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky Gaseous Diffusion Plant Sites.
 
The new website may be accessed at: www.energy.gov/pppo.
 

Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, Inc. Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification Body

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:09
March 16, 2015Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, Inc. Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification Body

The U.S. Department of Energy is pleased to announce that Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, Inc. (LRQA) is now a fully accredited Verification Body for Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™). This ANSI-ANAB accreditation enables LRQA to provide third-party verification for industrial facilities that wish to demonstrate energy management excellence and sustained energy savings to earn SEP certification.

New Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:47
March 16, 2015New Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

The Energy Department today announced $1.8 million in funding for the development of larger wind turbine blades that will help capture more power from wind resources and increase the efficiency of wind energy systems.

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:00
March 16, 2015DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Trinity Engineering Associates of Cincinnati, OH. Trinity Engineering Associates is a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The contract will have a maximum value of $4 million over four years. Firm-fixed-price and time-and-material task orders will be issued from the basic contract.

DOE Issues Final RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:00
March 13, 2015DOE Issues Final RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Core procurement. At the end of this contract the majority of cleanup will be complete in Idaho and remaining nuclear materials will be in safe storage. The ICP Core contract is a performance based contract type that includes Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) with hybrid fee structures for both CPIF and schedule milestone and performance incentive fees; and a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) CLIN. The estimated dollar value for this procurement is greater than $1 Billion, with a five year period of performance. This procurement will be full and open competition.

Energy Department Releases New Wind Report, Examines Future of Industry

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:51
March 12, 2015Energy Department Releases New Wind Report, Examines Future of Industry

Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States confirms that with technological advancements driving projected cost reductions, in combination with continued siting and transmission development, wind power can be economically deployed to provide renewable power in all 50 states.

Indian Energy Summer Internship Program Now Accepting Applications: Deadline Is March 27

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:49
March 12, 2015Indian Energy Summer Internship Program Now Accepting Applications: Deadline Is March 27

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy, the Indian Energy Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications for a 12-week internship at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Interns will get first-hand experience with existing tribal renewable energy projects and exposure to issues concerning tribal renewable energy technology use and application.

Building America Research Teams: BA-PIRC and IBACOS—Pioneers in Homebuilding Innovation

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:56
March 12, 2015Building America Research Teams: BA-PIRC and IBACOS—Pioneers in Homebuilding Innovation

This article continues our series of profiles about the Building America research teams—multidisciplinary industry partnerships that work to make high performance homes a reality for all Americans.