The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Brookhaven National Laboratory are conducting a free, online presentation on smart grid development in the U.S, Thursday, Dec. 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. This presentation will give audiences an opportunity to interact with leading smart grid expert Dan T. Ton, program manager in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, who oversees smart grid research and development within the U.S.
The Electricity Advisory Committee approved three new reports at their meeting on October 20, 2011. These reports include recommendations on cyber security, storage, and the interdependence of electricity and natural gas.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today his decision that the Department of Energy will work more closely with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in reviewing proposed electric transmission projects under section 216 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as an alternative to delegating additional authority to FERC.
Federal Register Notice (PDF Version) on the DOE’s invitation for public comment on its request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910–5149 that DOE is developing for submission to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments due on or before November 7, 2011.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council releases its first-ever transmission plan for the Western Interconnection.
The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) announced the release of its first 10-Year Regional Transmission Plan (Plan) for the Western Interconnection. The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability awarded WECC a $14.5 million grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand on its transmission planning activities.
On Friday, October 21, 2011 the Department of Energy will hold a public meeting from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD to provide information and receive comments from the public on directions for a potential research effort on batteries and energy storage.
The Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday October 19 and Thursday October 20, 2011 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. The Federal Register Notice contains additional information on the purpose of the committe, the tentative agenda for the meeting, and the opportunities for public participation. The final agenda is now available.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), and the National Association of State Energy Officials invite you to participate in the 2011 – 2012 Winter Fuels Outlook Conference. This important supply and demand forecast event will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20001.