Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Energy

Greg Hildeman

In Part II of my “Perspectives on Solar Energy” blog series, I discussed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative’s support for increasing the efficiency of solar energy technology. On February 12, DOE announced that the U.S. solar industry is more than 60 percent of the way toward achieving

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Jack Eisenhauer
The Future of the Electric Power Grid
Jack EisenhauerFebruary 17, 2015

The Department of Energy is in the midst of conducting a Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR) to be released in September of this year. Its goal is to “establish a context and robust framework for the Department’s energy technology activities” that will help the Department to “accelerate the transformation of the

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Jared Kosters

Last week, President Obama announced the launch of a new regional manufacturing institute as part of the growing National Network for Manufacturing (NNMI). Like the other Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMI) that aim to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing

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Lindsay Kishter

The energy sector today became the first to release sector-specific guidance for its owners and operators to implement the Cybersecurity Framework developed last year by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In 2014, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework laid out a voluntary process for any company in any industry

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Jack Eisenhauer
New York State Utilities Explore Cyber Readiness
Jack EisenhauerDecember 4, 2014

Managing cyber risk is a top priority for many electric and gas utilities. Yet few understand all the technical, operational, business, and communication challenges in responding to and recovering from a major cyber attack on energy operations. On October 22 and 23, 2014, 120 representatives from 13 electricity and natural

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Jack Eisenhauer

Last week, utilities from across the nation gathered in Charlotte, NC, to answer a fundamental question: Did the 5-year, $9 billion cost-shared investment in 132 smart grid projects make a discernible difference in modernizing the electric grid and improving reliability? That was the scale of smart grid technology deployments made

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Brad Sinkaus

Energy production requires significant amounts of water; and pumping, treating, and transporting water is energy intensive. This interdependency affects almost every facet of our lives, and yet initiatives to protect its future are primarily being pursued through isolated silos of activities. Recognizing the need for integration, the Department of Energy’s

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Lindsay Kishter

One of the most challenging aspects of disaster resilience is anticipating how a service disruption in one sector will cascade into other critical sectors. First-order impacts—where a failure in one sector disrupts operations in another—can seem fairly intuitive. An electricity outage that disrupts traffic lights and impedes transportation can easily

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Lindsay Kishter

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act: as simple as it is daunting. Section 508 requires Federal agencies to make any electronic information accessible to a person with disabilities by following technical standards and performance criteria. In practice, this means making your document compatible with assistive technologies like screen readers and

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Nexight Group

Nexight Group received two awards for technical communication pieces that were submitted to the Society for Technical Communication (STC) 2012 International Summit Awards Competition. The STC evaluates submissions for factors such as organization, the scope of the content, document design, clarity, tone, and ability to effectively communicate to the intended

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