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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE requests public input on challenges with scaling energy storage manufacturing

May 7, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Cleanly and affordably expanding the U.S. electric grid will require large amounts of energy storage and the Department of Energy is asking stakeholders to shine a light on potential manufacturing and design challenges that could limit deployment. DOE’s Office of […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

DOE, NARUC publish cybersecurity ‘baselines’ for utilities, distributed energy resources

February 28, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The electric grid is increasingly distributed and cybersecurity “is an integral underpinning of power system resilience,” DOE and NARUC said. “Addressing cybersecurity is essential as electric distribution systems continue to evolve, spurred by new technologies and operational models, as well […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE touts $18.5B in business energy savings through Better Buildings Initiative

October 25, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Public and private organizations in the U.S. commit around $200 billion each year to power commercial buildings and an equal sum for industrial energy. However, an estimated 20% to 30% of the nation’s energy resources are squandered annually, the DOE […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Department of Energy Pledges $192 Million for Battery Recycling Programs

June 14, 2023

Via: Waste360

To help combat the ever-increasing issue of e-waste and the sheer number of batteries being thrown away today, the Department of Energy is funding electronic recycling in a big way. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) just announced that it […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

NRC Issues License for Holtec’s New Mexico Consolidated Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility

May 11, 2023

Via: PowerMag

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted Holtec International a license to build and operate a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for spent nuclear fuel in southeastern New Mexico, despite the state’s opposition. Granted on May 9 after an eight-year […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Entergy, RWE Partner to Assess Offshore Wind Prospects in Gulf of Mexico

March 30, 2023

Via: PowerMag

U.S. utility Entergy and global power giant RWE are partnering to jointly assess the best means to develop an offshore wind market in the Gulf of Mexico. The two companies on March 30 unveiled a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Ohio University Awarded $2 Million from Department of Energy to Develop Products from Coal Waste

March 3, 2023

Via: Waste360

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced it has funded six research and development projects that will repurpose domestic coal resources for high-value graphitic products and carbon-metal composites that can be employed in clean energy technologies. Ohio University’s Institute for Sustainable […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Private investors’ focus on single projects could stall offshore wind development: DOE loan office head

March 1, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

There’s no shortage of places to spend the tens of billions of dollars allocated under the Biden administration to transmission and related infrastructure projects, federal officials said last week. But directing the funds to the best potential applications may prove […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE funds projects to work on overcoming fusion energy hurdles

January 19, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $2.3 million in funding for 10 projects intended to pair private industry with DOE’s national laboratories to overcome challenges in fusion energy development. In December, DOE announced that a team at Lawrence Livermore National […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

DOE encourages 33 groups to submit regional clean hydrogen hub applications

January 13, 2023

Via: Power Engineering

The Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen coalition (GLCH) said it received encouragement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to submit of a full hydrogen hub application. The coalition, which includes Linde, Energy Harbor, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., GE Aerospace and the University […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Updates on Five Big Nuclear Energy Developments POWER Was Watching in 2022

December 30, 2022

Via: PowerMag

In January 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) published a list of five nuclear energy stories to watch in 2022. Here’s an update on the items the NE felt were important for industry insiders […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE Proposes New Distribution Transformer Standards as Crippling Shortages Persist

December 29, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Almost all distribution transformers produced or imported into the U.S. under a new energy efficiency standards proposed by the Department of Energy (DOE) could require amorphous steel cores starting in 2027. The measure, unveiled as industry grapples with a crippling […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Legislation would invest in mobility technologies

October 6, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would make significant investments in the research and development of transformational mobility technologies. The Shifting Forward Vehicle Technologies Research and Development Act, H.R. 9022, would reauthorize an advanced vehicle technologies program […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Biden Administration Targets Industrial Decarbonization Through Electrification, Low-Carbon Fuels, CCUS

September 7, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The Biden administration has laid out a comprehensive roadmap to help five energy-intensive manufacturing sectors reduce their fuel- and power-related carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2050. The pathways proposed for the iron and steel, cement and concrete, food and […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

DOE Targets Biofuel for Hard-to-Electrify Transportation Modes

September 6, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Biden Administration has set an aggressive goal for the American economy: net zero emissions by 2050. Recognizing that the transportation sector is the largest source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $59M in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE offers $26M for projects showing how grid can run on all renewables, storage

August 4, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The Department of Energy plans to offer $26 million for up to nine projects that show how the grid can reliably run with only solar, wind and energy storage. The Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration funding to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Valuable Resource—Not a Waste

August 1, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Did you know that more than 90% of the potential energy that exists in fuel rods when they’re loaded into commercial nuclear reactors still remains in the fuel after five years of operation? Well, that’s true, according to the U.S. […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

US energy sector job growth outpaced overall employment in 2021, report finds

June 29, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Despite headwinds caused by the coronavirus pandemic and supply chain constraints, U.S. energy sector jobs grew by 4% from 2020 to 2021, outpacing overall employment. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2022 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

‘Dramatic shift’ in utility regulations, better pilot designs needed to propel energy transition, DOE report finds

May 31, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The speed of today’s power sector transition requires regulatory innovation that matches its pace, regulators, as well as utility and technology advocates, agreed in a new Department of Energy paper. New power system technologies and operations can no longer await […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Climate Ripe for Nuclear Advancements

January 3, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Public and private investment into research and development of advanced technologies for nuclear power generation is on the rise. There’s support for large reactors, with China and Russia leading the way in building multiple advanced units, along with smaller projects […]