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Experts say electric system resiliency efforts should focus on customer impact

Bill Yingling, DailyEnergyInsider Summary WASHINGTON – Regulators traditionally evaluate investments in the electric grid for their impact on reliability, which generally means their value in helping to keep the lights on. But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is asking if it needs to...

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Powelson: Input from PJM, ISO-NE states critical to FERC resilience docket

Gavin Bade, UtilityDive Summary Input from states in the PJM and ISO-New England markets will be critical to winning approval at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for any plan to enhance the resilience of the nation's power sector, Commissioner Robert Powelson said Monday. Powelson...

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Report: Trump budget seeks 72% cut to DOE clean energy research

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary The Trump administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 will include a 72% cut to clean energy research at the Department of Energy, The Washington Post reports. The budget proposal would reportedly cut funding for the DOE's Office of Energy...

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Integrated Modeling Tool for Regulators

Distribution Grid Locational Performance Modeling: Developing a Foundational Integrated Modeling Tool For Regulators - Proof of concept and prototype Summary This report presents the results of the first phase of a multi-phased project to develop an Integrated Modeling Tool for Regulators (IMT...

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DOE Zero Energy Districts Accelerator

Summary This presentation provides an overview of the DOE's Zero Energy Districts Accelerator program and includes case studies of current projects at the National Western Center, Denver, CO; Saint Paul Ford Site Mixed Use Redevelopment, and Sun Valley EcoDistrict, Denver, CO. Speaker Sarah...


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Army Energy Resilience Efforts Recognized at Annual Department of Energy Awards Ceremony

J.E. "Jack" Surash, U.S. Army Acting DASA (E&S) Jack Surash delivers remarks at the 2017 FEMP Awards Ceremony (Photo: U.S. Army) Summary WASHINGTON - Each year, the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recognizes the outstanding achievements of federal...

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Energy Department Announces $25 Million for Combined Heat and Power Technologies

Press Release, US Department of Energy WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $25 million for a selected eight organizations to further the installation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. The use of CHP can...

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Why DOE’s Plan Won’t Create a Resilient Grid. But What Might…

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary A funny thing happened on the way to creating a more resilient grid in the United States. Rather than promoting technologies that actually do this – like microgrids – the Department of Energy (DOE) is pushing old-style generators that are part of the...

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US Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Programs for CHP Projects at Airports, Hospitals and Universities

Speakers Brendan Bell, Loan Program Office, U.S. Department of Energy #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #BusinessModelsandFinancing