The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has released the Renewable Energy Grid Integration Data Book, which sheds some light on questions about how power system operators handle the uncertainty that comes with variable renewable energy (VRE) sources of power. VRE sources — those that vary in nature, such as wind and solar — are the…
Another EERE success story—Unique software offers tool for securing transmission grid at maximum efficiency
Coordinating with a CFD program from WindSim, the INL team developed General Line Ampacity State Solver (GLASS), which offers the ability to blend data from weather monitors and electric utility system data with CFD-enhanced weather analysis algorithms.
EERE success story: New 60-MW Colorado wind farm helps local utility reach state goals
In 2004, Colorado enacted a renewable energy standard (RES), which has informed energy diversification by requiring Colorado utilities to increase their share of electricity from renewable sources.
Funding small businesses to grow with clean energy
American small businesses continue to drive job creation and economic growth. Fueled by the spirit of innovation,
EERE’s Friedman wants to accelerate U.S. transition to clean energy economy
In his new role, David Friedman is eager to continue the Energy Department’s extraordinary progress in accelerating the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy.
DOE has strategic plans for now out to 2020
Our vision is a strong and prosperous nation powered by clean, affordable, and secure energy.
World’s largest wind turbine drivetrain test facility opens in Charleston, SC
In November of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded Clemson University a $45 million grant to build and operate a facility capable of full-scale, highly accelerated testing of next-generation wind turbine technology. The U.S. DOE EERE’s objective for this project is to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation wind turbines to reduce the…
Call for reform to energy R&D
According to report from issued by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) “must go beyond best practices in merit review to the adopt a set of best practices in human resources, procurement, contracting, public-private cooperation, and technology transfer that…