The growth of wind-generated power in the United States is creating greater demand for improved wind forecasts. To address this need, the Department of Energy is working with NOAA and industry on the Wind Forecast Improvement Project, funded and led by DOE.
Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking eligible small businesses under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 561210, Facilities Support Services, for the performance of infrastructure support services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS), Portsmouth, Ohio.
Energy Department Announces First-of-its-Kind, High-Temperature, Downhole Rechargeable Energy Storage Device
The Energy Department today announced commercialization of a rechargeable energy storage device capable of operating in the extreme temperatures necessary for geothermal energy production. Industry partner FastCAP Systems successfully demonstrated an ultracapacitor that is fully operational in 200°C conditions, extending the upper limit of high-temperature energy storage and electronics, and engineering a flexible system that could reduce cost and risks of geothermal drilling.
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.
Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program
The Department of Energy is currently inviting comments from the general public on guidance relating to the implementation of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the “Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program.”
The Department of Energy today announced the first step toward issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project with a conditional commitment to Cape Wind Associates, LLC.
The training workshop was based on real-world threats and issues and included a variety of guest lecturers and hands-on practical exercises. Participants utilized both live fire and engagement simulation system weaponry. The exercises were led by NTC instructors at the NTC’s Live Fire Range and Integrated Safety and Security Training and Evaluation Complex (ISSTEC).
Energy Department Launches Microgrid Competition to Support Resiliency in Communities Across America
WASHINGTON – Today, the Energy Department launched the Microgrid 2014 MVP Challenge, a competition to support resiliency and adaptation in communities across America.
The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) will hold a peer review of its Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Program and a Roadmap Milestone Assessment Workshop on August 5-7, 2014 at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA. This event is open to the public and will bring together leaders from industry, National Laboratories, and academia to hear first-hand about forthcoming CEDS solutions, provide feedback to CEDS program managers, and network with experts.
Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a competitive $25.7 million task order for cleanup activities at the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) to North Wind of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Demolition of the K-25 Building at ETTP ended late last year, but that was not the end of the project. Many other tasks had to be accomplished before the project could be officially declared complete. DOE's cleanup contractor, UCOR, has now completed those tasks safely and ahead of schedule.
WASHINGTON – Following the one year mark since the release of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - in partnership with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. – today announced a major milestone, successfully capturing more than one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) at the hydrogen-production facility in Port Arthur, Texas.
DOE Announces Webinars on Teaching Energy in Post-Secondary Education, Energy Efficiency in Restaurants, 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 (DOE) Office of Environmental Management
today awarded a task order to KPMG LLP, of McLean, Virginia to perform audit services for the
Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office in Lexington, Kentucky. The task order has an approximate
value of $2.9 million over a two-year performance period.
Request for Information for Environmental Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities
The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding a potential funding opportunity to advance the readiness of environmental impact minimization technologies through investments in technology development and field testing. While guidelines exist for siting wind facilities to avoid impacts to wildlife, technologies to minimize impacts at operational wind facilities must be developed as the majority of existing prototypes are in the early stages of development.
Fact Sheet Available: Codes and Standards for Energy Storage System Performance and Safety (June 2014)
This fact sheet highlights the most recent activities and releases related to the protocol for measuring and expressing performance characteristics for energy storage systems. It covers the June 2014 revision and some of the more recent and upcoming work related to performance and safety.
Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Leaders in Advanced Vehicle Research, Development and Deployment
The Vehicle Technologies Office recently recognized 10 leaders in research, development and deployment for their contributions to the DOE's efforts to improve advanced technology and alternative fuel vehicles.
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Furnace Fans to Reduce Carbon Pollution, Help Americans Save on Energy Bills
WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced a new energy efficiency standard for furnace fans, the latest of eight finalized standards and nine proposed standards issued since the Climate Action Plan was announced last year.
Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today awarded an estimated $6 million contract to Synergy Solutions, Inc., of Oak Ridge, Tennessee to provide technical and administrative support services for Building 55 at the Denver Federal Center.
On June 3rd, 2014 the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued the first ever lease to test marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy devices in federal waters to Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Harnessing the power of ocean currents, FAU’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) plans to deploy experimental demonstration devices in an area located approximately 10 to 12 nautical miles from the coast Fort Lauderdale, FL.