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  • DOE Report Describes Progress in the Deployment of Synchrophasor Technologies for Improved Grid Operations

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is pleased to announce the publication of a new report from the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program, which is a grid modernization activity funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The report, based on an...(more)

  • New Report Summarizes Smart Grid Cybersecurity Information Exchange

    DOE has published a Summary Report on the results of its Smart Grid Cybersecurity Information Exchange which was held in Washington, DC on December 5 and 6, 2012.  The Information Exchange was by invitation only for recipients of ARRA-funded Smart Grid Investment Grants and Smart Grid Demonstration Projects.  The Summary Report serves as an analysis of the...(more)

  • New DOE Report Captures Industry’s Experience on Smart Grid Customer Engagement

    The success of the Smart Grid depends in part on customer taking a more proactive role in managing their energy use. And while customer engagement within the electric power industry is an evolving, ongoing process that is just beginning to emerge, there is a large base of knowledge about smart grid implementation in utilities throughout the United States. In an...(more)

  • DOE and EPRI Release Joint Report on Methods for Evaluating Consumer Responses to Time-Based Rate Programs

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is pleased to announce the publication of a new report from the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program, which is a grid modernization activity funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The project was co-funded by DOE-OE and the...(more)

  • NREL's Energy Databus Storing Big Energy Data

    The Energy Databus began as a project aimed at addressing campus energy consumption and tracking issues at NREL. Now, with the ability to store large amounts of data, some of which measured by the second, along with rich functionality, the open-source software tool could offer the same solutions to many facilities. From a single building to a large...(more)

  • DOE Releases Initial Report on Enrollment Patterns in Time-Based Rate Programs

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is pleased to announce the publication of a new report from the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program, which is a grid modernization activity funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The report, based on an analysis by the...(more)

  • New Report Says Recovery Act Smart Grid Funding has Significant Impact on U.S. Economy

      An analytical report released today by the U.S. Department of Energy found that as of March 2012 the total invested value of the $2.96 billion to support Smart Grid projects generated at least $6.8 billion in total economic output. In addition, the results indicate that the high tech, industrial and service sectors called upon in typical...(more)

  • Just Released -- The Smart Meter Deployment Handbook

    The Smart Meter Deployment Handbook is a guide to increasing consumer confidence in smart meter deployments using an approach that has been developed and tested at several utilities including SDG&E, ComEd, and NV Energy.  This handbook was developed by NV Energy under their grant with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Investment Grant program. The...(more)

  • Smart Grid Savings and Grid Integration of Renewables in Idaho

    Recovery Act Smart Grid Investment Grant recipient Idaho Power Company (IPC) has been able to accelerate development of renewable energy integration tools and smart grid-related data acquisition systems for wind and load forecasting into its system due to Recovery Act funding support.  Additionally, the funds have enabled IPC to accomplish an early overhaul of...(more)

  • OG&E Uses Time-Based Rate Program to Reduce Peak Demand

    Recovery Act Smart Grid Program recipient Oklahoma Gas & Electric has successfully deployed its first consumer behavior study as part of its Smart Grid Investment Grant project.  The consumer behavior study provides a select number of customers with smart meters, time-based rates, and various forms of customer systems (e.g., in-home displays, programmable...(more)

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