Resources: DOE

  • Troutman Sanders: DOE to Offer $12.6 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Advanced Nuclear Projects

    Posted: October 7, 2014 - 03:19 / DOE / Law Firm Articles

    On September 30, 2014, the Department of Energy (“DOE”) released a draft solicitation that would provide up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for innovative nuclear energy and “front end” nuclear projects.

  • Troutman Sanders: DOE to Award $10 Million in Grants for Grid Reliability Software

    Posted: June 16, 2014 - 10:18 / DOE / Law Firm Articles

    On June 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) announced that it will invest more than $10 million in projects that will “improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid and facilitate quick and effective response to grid conditions.”

  • Troutman Sanders: DOE Proposes New Procedures for LNG Export Decisions

    Posted: June 2, 2014 - 10:31 / DOE / Law Firm Articles

    On May 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued a notice of proposed procedures to change its process of reviewing applications – and making final public interest determinations – on liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) export applications to nations without a Free Trade Agreement (“non-FTA”).

  • DOE Report: Grid Energy Storage

    Posted: December 12, 2013 - 10:00 / DOE / Reports

    Modernizing the electric system will help the nation meet the challenge of handling projected energy needs—including addressing climate change by integrating more energy from renewable sources and enhancing efficiency from non-renewable energy processes. Advances to the electric grid must maintain a robust and resilient electricity delivery system, and energy storage can play a significant role in meeting these challenges by improving the operating capabilities of the grid, lowering cost and ensuring high reliability, as well as deferring and reducing infrastructure investments. Finally, energy storage can be instrumental for emergency preparedness because of its ability to provide backup power as well as grid stabilization services.

  • DOE International Energy Storage Database

    Posted: November 22, 2013 - 13:25 / DOE / Websites

    The DOE International Energy Storage Database is quickly becoming the go-to source for unbiased, accurate, and up to date information on energy storage projects and policies. The database is publicly accessible and simple to use, providing an open-access resource for detailed energy storage project and policy information, and allowing users to contribute data through a third-party vetting process. The goal of this project is to expand the industry by creating a centralized, publicly available source of accessible data.

  • DOE/EPRI 2013 Electricity Storage Handbook in Collaboration with NRECA

    Posted: July 18, 2013 - 16:07 / DOE / Reports

    The Electricity Storage Handbook is a how-to guide for utility and rural cooperative engineers, planners, and decision makers to plan and implement energy storage projects. The Handbook also serves as an information resource for investors and venture capitalists, providing the latest developments in technologies and tools to guide their evaluations of energy storage opportunities. It includes a comprehensive database of the cost of current storage systems in a wide variety of electric utility and customer services, along with interconnection schematics. A list of significant past and present energy storage projects is provided for a practical perspective.

  • DOE Global Energy Storage Database

    Posted: January 1, 2013 - 12:17 / DOE / Websites

    The DOE Global Energy Storage Database provides free, up-to-date information on grid-connected energy storage projects and relevant state and federal policies. All information is vetted through a third-party verification process. All data can be exported to Excel or PDF. Our hope is that this site will contribute to the rapid development and deployment of energy storage technologies.

  • Energy Storage for the Electricity Grid: Benefits and Market Potential Assessment Guide

    Posted: February 18, 2010 - 13:18 / DOE / White Papers

    This guide describes a high-level, technology-neutral framework for assessing potential benefits from and economic market potential for energy storage used for electric-utility-related applications. The overarching theme addressed is the concept of combining applications/benefits into attractive value propositions that include use of energy storage, possibly including distributed and/or modular systems.