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FEMP Offers Training on Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: From Planning to Project Closeout

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 17:03
April 25, 2014FEMP Offers Training on Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: From Planning to Project Closeout

The course focuses on the planning and implementation of distributed-scale renewable energy projects, which are smaller than 10 megawatts. It outlines a detailed 10-step process from technology screening to project closeout.

Update to Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid Report Now Available

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:38
April 25, 2014Update to Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid Report Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released an update to its 2012 Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid report.

DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00
April 24, 2014DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the initial accident investigation report related to the Feb. 14 radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky and More

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:02
April 23, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky 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.

Oregon Institute of Technology Recognized for Increasing its Use of Geothermal and Solar Energy

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:22
April 23, 2014Oregon Institute of Technology Recognized for Increasing its Use of Geothermal and Solar Energy

Today, the Department of Energy recognized the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) for boosting its use of clean energy at the first campus in America to be heated by geothermal energy, achieving a major milestone toward its goal of making all seven schools in the Oregon University System carbon-neutral by 2020.

Oregon Institute of Technology Recognized for Increasing its Use of Geothermal and Solar Energy

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:01
April 23, 2014Oregon Institute of Technology Recognized for Increasing its Use of Geothermal and Solar Energy

America’s First Geothermally Heated University Campus Adds 3.5 Megawatts of Clean Electricity Generation

SBIR/STTR Phase II Release 1 Award Winners Announced, Includes Two Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:00
April 23, 2014SBIR/STTR Phase II Release 1 Award Winners Announced, Includes Two Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the FY 2014 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase II Release 1 award winners, including two hydrogen and fuel cell projects in Colorado and New Jersey.

White House Spotlights Solar Innovation as Summit Registration Continues

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:38
April 23, 2014White House Spotlights Solar Innovation as Summit Registration Continues

In case you missed it, last Thursday’s White House Solar Champions of Change and Solar Summit shed a spotlight on all the amazing work that solar innovators around country are doing to speed deployment and make it faster, cheaper and easier to go solar! The progress made over the last three years toward the SunShot goals is something we are all excited about and in just four weeks, we look forward to welcoming the entire solar community to the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit 2014. 

H-Prize Draft Guideline Comments Deadline Extended to Monday, April 28

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:00
April 22, 2014H-Prize Draft Guideline Comments Deadline Extended to Monday, April 28

The deadline for comments on the H-Prize draft guidelines has been extended to Monday, April 28. Send any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve the competition to hprize@go.doe.gov.

DOE Issues Request for Information on Hydrogen Contamination Detectors

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:00
April 22, 2014DOE Issues Request for Information on Hydrogen Contamination Detectors

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a request for information seeking feedback from interested stakeholders on existing and potential hydrogen contamination detectors and related factors such as performance characteristics, system integration requirements, costs, deployment guidance, and R&D needs.

May 2014 PSERC Webinar: Testing and Validation of Synchrophasor Devices and Applications

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:45
April 21, 2014May 2014 PSERC Webinar: Testing and Validation of Synchrophasor Devices and Applications

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar presenting research on testing synchrophasor devices using a real-time wide area montioring and control test bed. The webinar will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 2-3 p.m. ET.

BPA and Oregon BEST Launch New Prize Program for Energy Innovation

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:54
April 18, 2014BPA and Oregon BEST Launch New Prize Program for Energy Innovation

The Bonneville Power Administration has partnered with Oregon BEST in a new academic prize program that engages teams of the region's most promising university students in collaborative, real-world, applied study projects that support the development of innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the Northwest's electric grid.

Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret) Sworn In as NNSA Administrator

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:03
April 17, 2014Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret) Sworn In as NNSA Administrator

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz swore in Frank G. Klotz as the Department of Energy’s Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator.

April 23 Webinar to Examine First Two Steps of Tribal Energy Project Development Process

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:17
April 17, 2014April 23 Webinar to Examine First Two Steps of Tribal Energy Project Development Process

Attend this webinar for an in-depth look at the first two steps of the energy project development framework developed by the DOE Office of Indian Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help guide Tribes on the path toward successful tribal renewable energy project development.

AMO Requests Technical Topics Suitable for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:23
April 17, 2014AMO Requests Technical Topics Suitable for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research and development (R&D) needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges, and shared facility needs to address challenges associated with clean energy manufacturing.

A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at Ames National Laboratory

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:30
April 17, 2014A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at Ames National Laboratory

This week, the Energy Department welcomes Dr. Adam Schwartz as the new director of Ames National Laboratory.

White House Solar Champions of Change - Watch Now

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:29
April 17, 2014White House Solar Champions of Change - Watch Now

On April 17, 2014 the White House honored solar energy deployment Champions of Change from across the United States. The honorees include several current and former SunShot awardees.

Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:48
April 17, 2014Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment

In support of the Administration’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department today announced $15 million to help communities develop multi-year solar plans to install affordable solar electricity for homes and businesses.

DOE Announces Webinars on Fuel Cells at NASCAR, an Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities, and More

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:42
April 16, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Fuel Cells at NASCAR, an Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities, 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. View this week's webinars.

AMO would like to invite you to register now for the 2014 Better Buildings Summit

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:46
April 16, 2014AMO would like to invite you to register now for the 2014 Better Buildings Summit

Don't miss out on the Department of Energy's 2014 Better Buildings Summit taking place May 7-9 in Washington D.C. The Summit is a unique opportunity for Better Plants Partners and other AMO stakeholders to network with peers and learn about proven market and technology solutions that drive energy efficiency. Highlighted sessions for industrial sector attendees include energy efficiency's impact on global competitiveness, best practices in industrial data management, leveraging utility programs for industrial energy efficiency, and process improvement focused energy efficiency programs.