Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:30
December 23, 2014Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the senior-level Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Working Group, previously established to address issues of interest related to the NNSS.

EERE Announces up to $2M for Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:49
December 23, 2014EERE Announces up to $2M for Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

The Energy Department has selected three projects to receive up to $2 million in new funding for analysis of the hydrogen and fuel cells domestic supply chain and manufacturing competitiveness.

Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Now Available

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:25
December 23, 2014Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has worked with industry and other stakeholders to develop the Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan, a roadmap for grid energy storage safety that highlights safety validation techniques, incident preparedness, safety codes, standards, and regulations. The Plan also makes recommendations for near- and long-term actions.

Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 17:48
December 22, 2014Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cincinnati – The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) master contract to TSAY Professional Services Inc. of Ohkay Owingeh, N.M., a Native American/Tribally Owned small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program.

DOE Issues Draft RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 15:00
December 22, 2014DOE Issues Draft RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Core procurement.

CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:15
December 22, 2014CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued final guidance for effective use of programmatic National Environmental Policy Act reviews on December 18, 2014.

Investment in Microgrid Enabling Technologies is Expected to Exceed $155 Billion Through 2023, According to Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:14
...implementation of microgrid systems. Key to this development will be the companies that offer some level of microgrid optimization via smart grid orsmart inverter and/or power electronics advances. The report, "Microgrid Enabling Technologies," analyzes the global market for significant METs ...

CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:59
December 22, 2014CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews on December 18, 2014

DOE Issues Draft Request for Proposals for Services at Carlsbad New Mexico

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:00
December 22, 2014DOE Issues Draft Request for Proposals for Services at Carlsbad New Mexico

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for a technical assistance contract acquisition at the Carlsbad Field Office in New Mexico.

LG to Introduce Next-Gen Smart TV

SmartMeters.com - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:01

LG will introduce its new smart TV platform WebOS 2.0 at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show. The technology is building on key features currently found on first generation smart television. LG touted its previous WebOS smart TV operating system as having a simpler and more intuitive user interface, in an effort to set itself…

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Energy Department Announces Achievement of Major Cleanup Milestone at Savannah River Site

DOE RSS - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:30
December 19, 2014Energy Department Announces Achievement of Major Cleanup Milestone at Savannah River Site

Today, the Department of Energy reached a major milestone in efforts to clean up the Cold War legacy at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, and took a step forward to closing additional radioactive tanks at the site

Save the Date! Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase 2015

DOE RSS - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:31
December 19, 2014Save the Date! Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase 2015

Attend the Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase on April 7, 2015, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania, and learn about the Better Plants Program and Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™). The Showcase includes presentations on how Better Plants and SEP work and the valuable tools and resources they offer to industrial manufacturers and facilities.

A Growing Economy and Exponential Rise in Power Consumption Will Propel the Smart Grid Equipment Market in Brazil: TechNavio

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:18
...A Growing Economy and Exponential Rise in Power Consumption Will Propel the Smart Grid Equipment Market in Brazil: TechNavio TMCNet: A Growing Economy and Exponential Rise in Power Consumption Will Propel the Smart ...

Silver Springs Networks Receives Top Honors from CPFL Energia for Smart Grid Program in Brazil

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:26
...Silver Springs Networks Receives Top Honors from CPFL Energia for Smart Grid Program in Brazil TMCNet: Silver Springs Networks Receives Top Honors from CPFL Energia for Smart Grid Program in Brazil ...

BETO Partner Secures Strategic Financing Commitment

DOE RSS - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:02
December 18, 2014BETO Partner Secures Strategic Financing Commitment

On December 11, 2014, biomass supply company Genera Energy Inc., announced that it received a strategic financing commitment from energy investment firm, WindSail Capital Group.

Energy Department Releases Roadmaps on HVAC Technologies, Water Heating, Appliances, and Low-GWP Refrigerants

DOE RSS - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:50
December 18, 2014Energy Department Releases Roadmaps on HVAC Technologies, Water Heating, Appliances, and Low-GWP Refrigerants

In Fall 2014, the Emerging Technologies Program released four roadmaps, providing BTO with recommendations for R&D activities to pursue and help aid in achieving BTO’s energy savings goals.

APAC Countries Moving towards Power Decentralization by Adopting Grid Scale Energy Storage Systems: TechNavio

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:56
...Company TechNavio currently has more than 3000 market research reports on a huge range of topics, including 300+ reports on Smart Grids: • Global Smart Grid Storage Technologies Market 2014-2018 If you are interested in more information, please contact our media ...

Now Available: Evaluating Electric Vehicle Charging Impacts and Customer Charging Behaviors - Experiences from Six SGIG Projects (December 2014)

DOE RSS - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:28
December 18, 2014Now Available: Evaluating Electric Vehicle Charging Impacts and Customer Charging Behaviors - Experiences from Six SGIG Projects (December 2014)

Under OE's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program, six utilities evaluated operations and customer charging behaviors for in-home and public electric vehicle charging stations. The report is now available for downloading.

SunPower Invests in Tendril’s Smart Energy Platform

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:23

SunPower has announced plans to license Tendril’s energy services management (ESM) platform software as part of a $20 million growth capital investment into Tendril. The ESM platform is expected to drive the development of new smart energy applications for both consumers and utilities. According to SunPower, “Combining the unique functionality of the Tendril ESM Platform…

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New York Announces New Smart Energy Initiatives

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:21

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced new reforms designed to promote clean and sustainable energy, including increasing net metering caps from 3 percent to 6 percent, which will broadening access to the benefits of clean power; an energy management program for Con Edison that will offer more clean energy for customers; strengthened demand…

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