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DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate #California Power Crisis

DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate California Power Crisis The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 6 took the rare but drastic action of issuing an emergency order under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to authorize the maximum operation of three natural gas–fired facilities on the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO’s) grid whose full … Continue reading DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate #California Power Crisis

US DOE awards EPRI $5.1M for advanced nuclear technology

US DOE awards EPRI $5.1M for advanced nuclear technology The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $5.1 million to the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) to develop modular-in-chamber electron beam welding capability for a future domestic advanced reactor demonstration project. This project has a total value of approximately $6.5 million of which DOE … Continue reading US DOE awards EPRI $5.1M for advanced nuclear technology

US Department of Defense – funded study finds #vanadium flow batteries worthy of further scrutiny

US Department of Defense-funded study finds vanadium flow batteries worthy of further scrutiny Vanadium redox flow batteries are almost as reliable as diesel generators in providing resiliency, but won’t be competitive against lithium-ion unless cost reductions can be achieved with the scaling up of manufacturing and deployment. A study funded by the US Department of … Continue reading US Department of Defense – funded study finds #vanadium flow batteries worthy of further scrutiny

Department of Energy Invests $39 Million to Improve Existing Coal-Fired Fleet

Department of Energy Invests $39 Million to Improve Existing Coal-Fired Fleet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected 17 projects to receive approximately $39 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development under funding opportunity announcement Improving Efficiency, Reliability, and Flexibility of Existing Coal-Based … Continue reading Department of Energy Invests $39 Million to Improve Existing Coal-Fired Fleet

DOE urges Vogtle nuke owners to complete project ahead of Monday vote

DOE urges Vogtle nuke owners to complete project ahead of Monday vote Monday’s vote on the Vogtle project could mark the end for the troubled plant expansion, but the DOE’s correspondence makes clear the stakes are bigger than a single generation project. In letters released late Friday, DOE said it understands that the choice to … Continue reading DOE urges Vogtle nuke owners to complete project ahead of Monday vote

Energy Department teams up with #Bill_Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market

Energy Department teams up with Bill Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market The Energy Department is participating in major push with electric utility Southern and a company founded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates to develop small nuclear power reactors that are less expensive and more efficient than their much larger cousins. “Molten salt reactors … Continue reading Energy Department teams up with #Bill_Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market

Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B

Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B Along with AEE, the report was funded by a wide range of energy groups and represents a general lack of support for the controversial subsidy proposal, not just among renewables-focused stakeholders, but those with carbon emissions as well. The plan “could raise costs on American … Continue reading Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B

DoE pushes itemized power bill

DoE pushes itemized power bill The Energy Department is pushing for a uniform electricity bill format, with all the charges itemized or unbundled, to promote greater transparency and empower consumers. The department released a draft circular adopting the framework for a uniform monthly electricity bill format. “The DoE takes cognizance of the need to empower … Continue reading DoE pushes itemized power bill