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Energy Department Issues Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:00
March 31, 2015Energy Department Issues Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities procurement. The NRC Licensed Facilities contract is for managing Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) storage facilities and licenses under NRC regulations.

Report Now Available: DC Microgrids Scoping Study--Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits (March 2015)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:14
March 31, 2015Report Now Available: DC Microgrids Scoping Study--Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits (March 2015)

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released a report titled DC Microgrids Scoping Study: Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits, which presents the results of a study by several national labs and funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability. The study provides a preliminary examination of the benefits and drawbacks of potential DC microgrid applications relative to their AC counterparts, using several metrics for comparison, and offers recommendations for potential future research and deployment activities.

Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, March 2015

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 15:13
March 30, 2015Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, March 2015

March 2015 Update from the Advanced Manufacturing Office

FEMP Offers Training on Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 14:16
March 30, 2015FEMP Offers Training on Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

This refreshed eTraining core course provides federal energy and facility managers and contracting officers with up-to-date knowledge and best practices for developing an on-site renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) on a federal site and includes current definitions, references, and guidance to help launch or accelerate a PPA project.

BETO Deputy Director Publishes Commentary on Development of Algae as Renewable Energy Source

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 13:28
March 30, 2015BETO Deputy Director Publishes Commentary on Development of Algae as Renewable Energy Source

Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Deputy Director Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed’s commentary, “Algal Progress Report,” was published in the February edition of the bimonthly research journal Industrial Biotechnology. Her commentary details the promise of algae as a renewable energy source and describes how many BETO-funded research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects have resulted in significant technological advances to help overcome challenge of using algae for biofuel production.

Statement from U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz on Mexico's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:06
March 27, 2015Statement from U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz on Mexico's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Secretary Moniz welcomes the announcement by the Government of Mexico on new greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Alcoa to Support Manufacturing of Aluminum for Automotive Sector

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:46
March 26, 2015Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Alcoa to Support Manufacturing of Aluminum for Automotive Sector

As part of the Administration’s effort to support advanced vehicles that are more affordable for Americans to drive, strengthen U.S. leadership in manufacturing advanced vehicle technologies, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased fuel efficiency, the Department of Energy announced a conditional commitment for a $259 million loan to Alcoa Inc. today.

DOE Announces Webinars on Next Generation Electric Machines, Zero Energy Buildings, and More

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:44
March 26, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Next Generation Electric Machines, Zero Energy Buildings, 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.

Attend a Webinar on AMO's Next Generation Electric Machines Funding Opportunity

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:09
March 24, 2015Attend a Webinar on AMO's Next Generation Electric Machines Funding Opportunity

An Informational Webinar on the the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): Next Generation Electric Machines: Megawatt Class Motors to give applicants an overview of standard procedures regarding the EERE Office and FOA process will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT.

DOE Issues ESPC IDIQ Solicitation: Deadline for Response April 29, 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:34
March 24, 2015DOE Issues ESPC IDIQ Solicitation: Deadline for Response April 29, 2015

DOE today released a request for proposals (RFP) solicitation for the implementation of energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) at U.S. federal government sites worldwide.

SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 2 Awards Announced—Includes Hydrogen Production and FCEV Systems

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:37
March 23, 2015SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 2 Awards Announced—Includes Hydrogen Production and FCEV Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase 2 Release 1 Awards, including three Office of Science projects focusing on hydrogen production from electrolysis and hydrogen systems supporting fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Innovative, Lower Cost Sensors and Controls Yield Better Energy Efficiency

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:05
March 23, 2015Innovative, Lower Cost Sensors and Controls Yield Better Energy Efficiency

ORNL’s new wireless sensor prototype could reduce costs to $1-10 per node by leveraging advanced manufacturing techniques such as additive roll-to-roll manufacturing.

Schneider Electric Boasts Ten Facilities Certified to Superior Energy Performance in North America

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:44
March 23, 2015Schneider Electric Boasts Ten Facilities Certified to Superior Energy Performance in North America

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.

Conference Proceedings Available - The Smart Grid Experience: Applying Results, Reaching Beyond

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:55
March 23, 2015Conference Proceedings Available - The Smart Grid Experience: Applying Results, Reaching Beyond

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

Energy Department Recognizes Cleveland Partners for Leadership in Saving Energy

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:47
March 23, 2015Energy Department Recognizes Cleveland Partners for Leadership in Saving Energy

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.

April 7 Webinar on OE’s Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure Initiative FOA

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:25
March 23, 2015April 7 Webinar on OE’s Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure Initiative FOA

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.

SGDP Report Now Available: Interoperability of Demand Response Resources Demonstration in NY (February 2015)

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:42
March 20, 2015SGDP 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

DOE Extends Paducah Infrastructure Support Services Contract

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:30
March 20, 2015DOE Extends Paducah Infrastructure Support Services Contract

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.