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NASPI Technical Workshop Reports Now Available

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:13
July 8, 2014NASPI Technical Workshop Reports Now Available

In 2012 and 2013, NASPI held a series of technical workshops intended to educate and document the stakeholder community on the state of the art for key synchrophasor technology issues: renewables integration, phasor tools visualization, and model validation. Presentations and results from these workshop have been compiled into three technical reports that are now available for download.

Department of Energy Cites Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Violations

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:30
July 8, 2014Department of Energy Cites Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLC (FBP) for three violations of worker safety and health regulations associated with an incident at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

2014 Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA Issued

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:02
July 7, 20142014 Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA Issued

The Stakeholder Directory, now in its 31th edition, identifies contacts in federal agencies; states, territories, and state government associations; and nongovernmental organizations for reviewing environmental impact statements and environmental assessments, and for other NEPA public involvement and consultation activities.

Energy Department Makes Additional $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Available for Innovative Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:20
July 3, 2014Energy Department Makes Additional $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Available for Innovative Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects

Washington D.C. — In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy issued a loan guarantee solicitation today, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.

DOE Issues Request for Information on Fuel Cells for Continuous On-Board Recharging for Battery Electric Light-Duty Vehicles

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:22
July 2, 2014DOE Issues Request for Information on Fuel Cells for Continuous On-Board Recharging for Battery Electric Light-Duty Vehicles

The USDOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued an RFI seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders about fuel cell technology validation, commercial acceleration, and potential deployment strategies for continuous fuel cell rechargers on board light-duty electric vehicle fleets.

NOAA Teams Up with Department of Energy & Industry to Improve Wind Forecasts

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:51
July 2, 2014NOAA Teams Up with Department of Energy & Industry to Improve Wind Forecasts

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.

DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Infrastructure Support Services

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:00
July 2, 2014DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Infrastructure Support Services

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

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:50
July 2, 2014Energy 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.

DOE Announces Webinars on the Better Buildings Case Competition, Solar PVWatts Tool, and More

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:42
July 1, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on the Better Buildings Case Competition, Solar PVWatts Tool, 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.

Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:25
July 1, 2014Energy 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.”

Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 09:23
July 1, 2014Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project

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.

Active Shooter Training Workshop

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:00
June 27, 2014Active Shooter Training Workshop

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

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:26
June 26, 2014Energy 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.

Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Peer Review August 5-7

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:03
June 26, 2014Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Peer Review August 5-7

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.

DOE Selects Contractor for California Energy Technology Engineering Center Cleanup

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:00
June 26, 2014DOE Selects Contractor for California Energy Technology Engineering Center Cleanup

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.

All K-25 project work wraps up

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:00
June 26, 2014All K-25 project work wraps up

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.

Energy Department Project Captures and Stores more than One Million Metric Tons of CO2

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:30
June 26, 2014Energy Department Project Captures and Stores more than One Million Metric Tons of CO2

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

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 08:31
June 26, 2014DOE 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.

DOE Awards Task Order for Lexington Project Office Audit

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:01
June 25, 2014DOE Awards Task Order for Lexington Project Office Audit

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

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:04
June 25, 2014Request 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.