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  • 2015 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference

    The Sixth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT2015), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), will be held February 17-20, 2015 at the Washington Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. The Conference will be a forum for participants to discuss state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies and will feature plenary and panel...(more)

  • U.S. Department of Energy Releases A Voluntary Code of Conduct for Smart Grid Data Privacy

    President Obama announced the release of the final concepts and principles for a Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) related to privacy of customer energy usage data for utilities and third parties.  The final VCC is the result of a 22-month multistakeholder effort which was facilitated by the Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and...(more)

  • GridWise Alliance Releases Report on the Future of the Grid: Industry’s Vision of the U.S. Electric Grid in 2030

    Today, the GridWise® Alliance, the leading industry coalition advocating for the modernization of our nation’s electric system, released a report entitled “The Future of the Grid: Evolving to Meet America’s Needs” that frames the ways in which the electric grid must evolve to meet the nation’s economic, national security, and lifestyle demands.   ...(more)

  • Advancing the State of the Grid in Tennessee

    Blog Post from Patricia Hoffman, Assistent Secretary, Energy Department:  Today, I joined the Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga and DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), as well as Congressional and local dignitaries and members of the Tennessee community, for the launch of an exciting new partnership that is designed to...(more)

  • USDA Announces Major Investments to Modernize Service, Improve the Reliability of Rural Electric Systems

    Funding helps bring Smart Grid technology to the nation's rural electric infrastructure WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing more than $518 million in rural electric cooperatives to improve the delivery of electric power to communities in 15 states. This funding is part of nearly $50 billion that...(more)

  • USDA Announces $23 Million for Smart Grid Improvements

    September 22, 2014   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced their investment of more than $23 million for smart grid improvements, as part of its $518 million in loan guarantees for rural electric cooperatives to improve the delivery of electric power to communities in 15 states. Projects are supported in rural communities in Colorado, Georgia...(more)

  • A Western Partnership Succeeds In Enhancing Grid Reliability

    The Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Program (WISP), the largest of the Smart Grid Investment Grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy in the Electric Transmission category, deployed massive synchrophasor system infrastructure to improve bulk electric system reliability. While more work is needed to realize the full potential of WISP, the West now...(more)

  • Con Edison Using Smart Grid Technologies to Modernize Distribution Infrastructure in New York

    Consolidated Edison’s (Con Edison) has produced benefits from installing voltage control equipment on portions of its 4kV feeders and substations. 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 (SGIG) projects.  Consolidated Edison’s (Con...(more)

  • Georgia Systems Operations Center Improves Flexibility, Efficiency, and Reliability of Bulk Power Operations

    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 (SGIG) projects.  Georgia Systems Operations Center’s (GSOC) $12.9 million SGIG project, which includes $6.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the American...(more)

  • Energy Department Launches Microgrid Competition to Support Resiliency in Communities Across America

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Energy Department launched the Microgrid 2014 MVP Challenge, a competition to support resiliency and adaptation in communities across America. The Challenge will recognize local organizations that have adopted successful grid strategies which can continue providing vital public services during power...(more)

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