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  • Oncor’s Pioneering Transmission Dynamic Line Rating Demonstration Lays Foundation for Follow-On Deployments

    Oncor Electric Delivery Company (Oncor) successfully demonstrated a fully integrated dynamic line rating (DLR) system in its project funded under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Smart Grid Demonstration Program. The DLR system monitored the real-time capacities of eight transmission lines for use in the daily operations and wholesale electricity market...(more)

  • Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research Call

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), is seeking applications to conduct research, development and demonstrations leading to next generation tools and technologies that will become widely adopted to enhance and accelerate deployment of...(more)

  • Smart Meter Investments Benefit Rural Customers in Three Southern States

    Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the electricity industry have jointly invested over $7.9 billion in 99 cost-shared Smart Grid Investment Grant projects to modernize the electric grid, strengthen cybersecurity, improve interoperability, and collect an unprecedented level of data on improvements in grid operations and customer services. Tri-...(more)

  • Smart Meter Investments by Central Maine Power Provide Benefits to the Utility and its Customers

    Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the electricity industry have jointly invested over $7.9 billion in 99 cost-shared Smart Grid Investment Grant projects to modernize the electric grid, strengthen cybersecurity, improve interoperability, and collect an unprecedented level of data on improvements in grid operations and customer services....(more)

  • Energy Department Launches Competition to Spur Creation of Innovative Energy Apps Built with Open Data

    As part of the Administration’s commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today is launching a contest to promote the creation of new apps designed to address today’s energy challenges. The Apps for Energy II contest, which is the second contest in the year-long American Energy Data Challenge, will encourage contestants to leverage ideas...(more)

  • International Group Gives “Highest Ranked Project” Award to OG&E’s SGIG Project

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is pleased to recognize the award of the world’s “highest ranked” smart grid project went to a project managed by Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) Company under the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program, which is a grid modernization activity funded by the...(more)

  • NIST Seeks Public Input on Updated Smart Grid Cybersecurity Guidelines

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting public comments on the first revision to its guidelines for secure implementation of "smart grid" technology. The draft document, NIST Interagency Report (IR) 7628 Revision 1: Guidelines for Smart Grid Cybersecurity, is the first update to NISTIR 7628 since its initial publication in...(more)

  • FTC to Hold Free Workshop: Internet of Things -- Privacy and Security in a Connected World

    The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Washington, DC, to explore consumer privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of devices.   The ability of everyday devices to communicate with each other and with people is becoming more prevalent and often is referred to as “The Internet of...(more)

  • U.S. Department of Energy Releases Smart Grid Investment Grant Progress Report II

    Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability spoke today in New Jersey on the importance of reliable and resilient electric power. One year ago, Superstorm Sandy knocked out power to millions of people and caused billions of dollars in damages. To highlight the role of...(more)

  • Energy Department Announces Funding to Provide Better Visibility into the Health of the Nation’s Electric Grid

    WASHINGTON – As part of the Administration’s commitment to improve the reliability and resiliency of the Nation’s electric grid, the Energy Department today announced up to $9 million in funding to facilitate rapid response to abnormal grid conditions.  As a result, utilities will be able to better detect and head off potential blackouts, while improving...(more)

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