Resources: DOE

  • Department of Energy Funding Opportunity: Generating Realistic Information for Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA)

    Posted: June 15, 2015 - 04:42 / DOE / FOA-RFI-RFP

    ARPA-E seeks to fund innovative ideas for the creation of large-scale, realistic power system models (transmission, distribution, and hybrid models that include both transmission and distribution), validated by real data, and relevant for the testing and evaluation of emerging power system optimization algorithms. The models created under this program must be releasable to the public with no restrictions. Power system network models (section D.1) will be accompanied by a large number of detailed scenarios that represent specific operating points. These scenarios should correspond to the characteristics of the grid today as well as future (i.e. scenarios that reflect different load characteristics or with substantial renewable generation). ARPA-E also seeks to fund the creation of a public power system model repository (section D.2). It is intended that the repository will become a long-term community resource existing well past ARPA-E’s initial investment. The models and repository created in this program may be used as the basis for an ARPA-E OPF algorithm competition.

  • DOE Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan - December 2014

    Posted: December 23, 2014 - 11:00 / DOE / White Papers

    Energy storage is emerging as an integral component to a resilient and efficient grid through a diverse array of potential application. The evolution of the grid that is currently underway will result in a greater need for services best provided by energy storage, including energy management, backup power, load leveling, frequency regulation, voltage support, and grid stabilization. The increase in demand for specialized services will further drive energy storage research to produce systems with greater efficiency at a lower cost, which will lead to an influx of energy storage deployment across the country. To enable the success of these increased deployments of a wide variety of storage technologies, safety must be instilled within the energy storage community at every level and in a way that meets the need of every stakeholder.

  • DOE FOA 0001219 - The Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure (REDI) Initiative

    Posted: December 4, 2014 - 15:00 / DOE / FOA-RFI-RFP

    REDI is a DOE initiative that focuses on technology transfer of smart grid advances to support the White House actions to respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change.

  • DOE FOA 0001108; Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)

    Posted: October 29, 2014 - 17:00 / DOE / FOA-RFI-RFP

    The SunShot Initiative (SunShot) is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. The installed cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) has reduced significantly in recent years, spurring significant and accelerating deployment of PV systems. With the anticipated proliferation of solar power at the centralized and distributed scales, the variability and uncertainty of the solar resource poses challenges for reliably integrating photovoltaics (PV) with electric power systems, both at the distribution and bulk system levels.

  • DOE FOA 0001220; Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)

    Posted: October 14, 2014 - 17:00 / DOE / FOA-RFI-RFP

    The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Solar Energy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Sustainable and Holistic IntegratioN of Energy storage and Solar PV (SHINES)". As solar power plants proliferate, the variability and uncertainty of the solar resource poses challenges for integrating PV with electric power systems, both at the distribution and bulk system levels. The goal of a potential FOA from the Department of Energy is to enable holistic design, development, and widespread sustainable deployment of low-cost, flexible, and reliable solutions that have energy storage as one of the key components for successful integration of PV power plants.

  • 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.