Schneider Electric has doubled the number of sites earning SEP certification since announcing their first five SEP-certified facilities in October 2014. The company’s most recent SEP certifications include two Platinum level facilities in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and Clovis, California, which improved their energy performance by more than 15% over three years. Facilities in Peru, Indiana and Columbia, South Carolina earned Gold level certification, while the Rojo Gomez, Mexico location earned Silver level certification.
In October 2014, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) held a conference to assess progress, impacts, benefits, and lessons learned from utility smart grid projects and to exchange information about future challenges and opportunities. The summary of conference proceedings, The Smart Grid Experience: Applying Results, Reaching Beyond, is now available for download. This report summarizes the information presented during the conference and the key points raised during the group discussions that followed the presentation sessions
As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department is recognizing its Cleveland area partners for their leadership in saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions today.
On April 7, Dan Ton, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dr. Imre Gyuk, Manager of the Energy Storage Program, and Dr. Carol Hawk, Manger of the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems Program, will be featured speakers during a webinar on OE’s Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure Initiative (REDI) Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure Initiative FOA is focused on local and tribal governments that experienced a Presidentially Declared Major Disaster over the past 30 years. The awards will help communities deploy smart grid tools and technologies that will help decision makers and resource managers improve recovery of electricity delivery services in their communities.
Cybergy Holdings Announces Win in $500,000,000 HHS Contract by Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, New West Technologies
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Delegation to Join Business Development Mission to China
The trade mission will help U.S. companies launch or increase their business operations in China for Smart Cities.
SGDP Report Now Available: Interoperability of Demand Response Resources Demonstration in NY (February 2015)
The Interoperability of Demand Response Resources Demonstration in NY was awarded to Con Edison in 2009 as part of DOE's Smart Grid Demonstration Project (SGDP) grants funded by the Recovery Act. The objective of the project was to develop and demonstrate methodologies to enhance the ability of customer sited demand response resources, both conventional and renewable, to integrate more effectively with electric delivery companies
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it is extending its contract for Infrastructure Support Services at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant for a period of three months. The contract period for the current contractor, Swift & Staley, Inc. (SSI), had been scheduled to expire on March 30, 2015.
Now 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.
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.
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
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%.
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
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’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
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
Projects provide Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages clean energy options that will reduce fossil fuel use and save money.