New Cooling Method for Supercomputers to Save Millions of Gallons of Water

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:37
September 1, 2016New Cooling Method for Supercomputers to Save Millions of Gallons of Water

Sandia National Laboratories researcher David J. Martinez — engineering project lead for Sandia’s infrastructure computing services — is helping design and monitor a cooling system expected to save 4 million to 5 million gallons annually in New Mexico if installed next year at Sandia’s computing center, and hundreds of millions of gallons nationally if the method is widely adopted.

DOE Issues 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 14:59
September 1, 2016DOE Issues 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

The 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report highlights the Council on Environmental Quality final guidance on climate change, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird training, an updated Environmental Protection Agency screening tool for environmental justice analysis, and contributions by our summer interns.

Generation Management Systems Market Will Be Driven by EMEA with a Market Share of 38% by 2020, Predicts Technavio

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 14:06
...contributing to the growth of the global GMS market: • Need for improved reliability • Changes in grid structure • Increased investments in smart grid technology Need for improved reliability The deregulation of the power market has structurally changed the power sector. This has ...

Top 3 Drivers Leading to the Growth of the Electronic Security Market until 2020, Reports Technavio

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 13:36
...in countries such as China, India, and Qatar. The development of smart cities provides efficient transportation facilities, traffic management system , smart grids , good healthcare facilities, and advanced technology in the construction process ," adds Amrita. Increased adoption of security solutions by commercial ...

NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on Eastern Power Grid

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:41
September 1, 2016NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on Eastern Power Grid

Through high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) determined that the eastern United States could handle even higher penetration levels of wind and solar. The power system models helped researchers discover that the grid in this area could feasibly accommodate solar and wind penetration levels as high as 30%.

Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:57
September 1, 2016Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid

A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented detail, how the power grid of the eastern United States could operationally accommodate higher levels of wind and solar photovoltaic generation. The analysis considered scenarios of up to 30 percent annual penetration of wind and solar.

Regional safety initiative’s fifth year continues growth and offerings

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:42
September 1, 2016Regional safety initiative’s fifth year continues growth and offerings

Oak Ridge’s EM program is participating in this month’s Safety Fest TN, an annual safety training event for the region’s workplaces. Now in its fifth year, the event provides an extensive list of free safety and health training opportunities in Oak Ridge and Knoxville from September 12-16.

Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:41
September 1, 2016Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

At the Energy Exchange 2016 earlier this month, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced the winner of the FEMP JUMP technology challenge to identify underutilized new or recently-commercialized building technology solutions. Retrofit Originality Incorporated was selected for their high efficiency dehumidification system (HEDS) proposal, which outlined a unique, innovative, and potentially impactful technology for both the federal and private sectors.

Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:13
September 1, 2016Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

At the Energy Exchange 2016 earlier this month, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced the winner of the FEMP JUMP technology challenge to identify underutilized new or recently commercialized building technology solutions.

Hacks of Mobile Devices, Cellular Networks, Internet of Things, Industrial Systems, and Leading Operating Systems Among Research Topics Announced for Black Hat Europe 2016

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 04:00
...demoing various tricks and exploits, the techniques via the Wichcraft Compiler Collection will be released as proper open source software. • Smart Grid and Industrial Security Research, such as a novel attack against Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) that are used to control ...

The Thread Group and EEBus Create Liaison Agreement to Accelerate Adoption of Interoperable Solutions in Connected Home

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 03:36
...layer with corresponding data models and their mapping onto different domain specific network technologies. All specifications become part of international Smart Grid and Smart Home standards (mainly IEC ( News - Alert ) and CENELEC). To learn more, visit www.eebus.org . View source ...

Energy Department Recognizes The Wendy’s Company, and its Franchisee Wendco Group, For Leadership in Energy Performance

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 21:28
August 31, 2016Energy Department Recognizes The Wendy’s Company, and its Franchisee Wendco Group, For Leadership in Energy Performance

Restaurant achieved a 37 percent total energy reduction or more than 50 percent energy savings per sales transaction, and nearly $8,000 in savings annually.

The Turkish Smart Grid Market

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 18:20
...The Turkish Smart Grid Market TMCNet: The Turkish Smart Grid Market [August 31, 2016] The Turkish Smart Grid Market LONDON , Aug. 31, 2016 ...

DOE Exercises Both Option Periods on the LANL Cleanup Bridge Contract

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 13:00
August 31, 2016DOE Exercises Both Option Periods on the LANL Cleanup Bridge Contract

Los Alamos – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management – Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) exercised both the first and second option periods on the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Bridge Contract today.

EnerNex Announces Changes to Organizational Structure

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 10:36
...organizational structure. The changes, effective August 1, 2016, will enhance the collaboration between the company's two traditional business areas, Smart Grid Engineering and Power Systems Consulting, to better serve its customers as grid modernization initiatives gain momentum. Jeremy Laundergan , who ...

Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 10:36
August 31, 2016Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts

FORGE Funding Will Accelerate Development of Clean Energy from Geothermal Sources

DOE completes decade-long project at Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion complex

DOE RSS - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 15:57
August 30, 2016DOE completes decade-long project at Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion complex

National, state, and local officials joined nearly 1,500 employees to watch the final wall of Building K-27 fall at the East Tennessee Technology Park, marking the first time in world history that all of a site’s uranium-enrichment gaseous diffusion buildings have been cleaned and demolished. The cleanup project is part of Vision 2016, a DOE goal to remove all of the former uranium enrichment buildings at the East Tennessee Technology Park by the end of 2016. K-27 was the fifth and final gaseous diffusion building to be demolished at the site. Successful demolitions of the four other buildings were completed from 2006 to 2015.

Global Drilling Data Management Systems Market to Witness Growth Through 2020, Owing to Need for Asset Optimisation, Reports Technavio

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:36
...trends and predictive models for operating in these regions," says Sayani. Browse Related Reports: • Directional Drilling Market 2015-2019 • Global Smart Grid Data Management Market 2016-2020 • Global Meter Data Management Market 2015-2019 Do you need a report on a ...

Global Electricity Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure Investment to Reach $351bn Per Year by 2026

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:34
...transmission, up from just $10bn per year back in 2010. Developed countries will also lead the way in distribution-level smart grid infrastructure (distribution automation) investment. In many developed countries distribution automation – including substation automation, fault detection, isolation and restoration schemes ...

3D Printed Tool for Building Aircraft Achieves Guinness World Records Title

DOE RSS - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:07
August 30, 20163D Printed Tool for Building Aircraft Achieves Guinness World Records Title

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 29, 2016 – A 3D printed trim-and-drill tool, developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be evaluated at The Boeing Company, has received the title of largest solid 3D printed item by Guinness World Records.

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