Author: US Department of Energy

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Plans To Create Low-Carbon Cement & Concrete Center of Excellence…

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) today announced its plan to create a Cement and Concrete Center of Excellence to accelerate the development and adoption of novel low-carbon cement and concrete technologies. U.S. national laboratories can receive up to $9 million through an upcoming competitive … [continued]

The Pace of North American Battery Cell Production Announcements Has Accelerated Since 2021

Cumulative new battery production in North America announced up to January 2021 totaled 120 GWh. Following the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that supports the development of a domestic supply chain for EVs, announcements for new battery capacity accelerated. By mid-2024, cumulative … [continued]

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U.S. Department of Energy Provides $65 Million for Connected Communities: Innovations To Manage Growing Building,…

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $65 million for Connected Communities 2.0, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to drive innovation to manage growing building, transportation, and industrial electric loads on the grid. This FOA seeks to validate grid-edge technology innovations in real-world situations and provide new tools for utilities, … [continued]

ORNL’s Omer Onar, left, power electronics research lead, discusses the 270-kW wireless charging system’s lightweight polyphase electromagnetic coupling coil, pictured in foreground, with Lee Slezak, center, DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office technology manager for grid and charging infrastructures. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

$52 Million for Small Business Research & Development Grants

229 Grants Will Primarily Focus on Clean Energy Research and Development in 39 States In support of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday announced awards totaling $52 million for a broad range of small businesses in 39 states. The projects will work to … [continued]

$33 Million in Funding Available to Advance Smart Manufacturing Technologies to Help Accelerate a Clean…

FOA Number: DE-FOA-0003329 Funding Amount: $33 million Deadline for Concept Papers: Aug. 21, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET Topics Include Smart Manufacturing for a Circular Economy, Sustainable Transportation, High-Performance Materials, and Domestic Mining The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) released a $33 million funding opportunity to accelerate the … [continued]

Conditional Commitment to Clean Flexible Energy to Build Utility-Scale Solar Generation& Storage in Puerto Rico

Leer en español The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) yesterday announced a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee of up to $861.3 million to Clean Flexible Energy, LLC. The loan guarantee will finance the construction of two solar photovoltaic (PV) farms equipped with battery storage and … [continued]

$325 Million to Fund Solar & Battery Storage for Community Healthcare Facilities & Multi-Family Housing…

Building on DOE’s Programa Acceso Solar for Single Family Households, New $325 Million Funding Will Improve Energy Resilience for Even More Vulnerable Puerto Rican Communities Lea este anuncio en español COAMO, PUERTO RICO — Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its intent to issue a $325 million funding opportunity … [continued]

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Small-Scale Distributed Wind Projects Could Leave a Large Impact

Achieving a clean energy future is going to take energy of all kinds, and every little bit helps. Enter distributed energy resources (DERs), which generate, store, and manage power locally for energy users. Wind energy technology applied as a DER—known as distributed wind—is ideal for a wide range of customers. … [continued]

Figure 1. Transmission value was relatively high for links that cross between interconnection regions. The three interconnection regions are: the Western Interconnection, including CAISO and much of the Non-Iso West, the Texas Interconnection, including ERCOT, and the Eastern Interconnection including the remaining regions shown. A number of links that cross between different system operators within the same interconnection region also saw relatively high transmission value.

Transmission Value in 2023

Market Data Shows the Value of Transmission Remained High in Certain Locations Despite Overall Low Wholesale Electricity Prices In 2023 additional electricity transmission would have provided the most value for links that crossed between grid interconnection regions in the United States or crossed between system operator regions within the same … [continued]