Those eligible to apply for stimulus money include utilities, private companies and research facilities. Recovery Act funds for energy-related projects are available from the Department of Energy and several other federal agencies. Learn more in this section.
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A big chunk of stimulus money went into metering initiatives around the country, yet the DOE has slowly but surely been doling out dollars for a wide variety of Smart Grid projects and technologies. Some of them are just plain exciting. We’ve identified 10 we’ve got our eyes on. They may not all be successful, but like we said, they’re all pretty darn interesting. See if you agree.
In recent weeks the DOE and utilities around the country have been inking contracts that will at long last unleash federal stimulus funds for scores of Smart Grid projects. Is the momentum finally shifting? Click inside for a quick update on Smart Grid Investment Grant recipients.
What does the recent IRS ruling on Smart Grid grants really mean? Tax attorney and former IRS counsel James Atkinson has produced an analysis for Smart Grid News – and you better take a look. The ruling is not necessarily as favorable as it might appear at first glance. And as Atkinson explains, the IRS’s increasingly narrow approach to an important section of tax code raises concerns for utilities that go beyond the taxability of Smart Grid grants.
CNBC interviews both Vincent Devito, former Assistant Secretary of Energy and now a climate-change attorney with Bowditch & Dewey, and Paul Fremont, managing director focused on electric utilities at Jefferies & Co. on their reactions to the stimulus package and ideas for investing in Smart Grid companies.
The Department of Energy is investing $3.4 billion in Smart Grid technologies to modernize the nation's electric grid. The projects are expected to create tens of thousands of jobs and provide consumers in 49 states with a stronger, more reliable grid. This document lists project awards by state.
The Department of Energy invested $3.4 billion of Recovery Act money in a broad range of technologies expected to spur the nation's transition to a smarter, stronger, more reliable electric grid. The awards listed in this document are organized by category: 1) Advanced Metering Infrastructure; 2) Customer Systems; 3) Electric Distribution Systems; 4) Electric Transmission Systems; 5) Equipment Manufacturing, and 6) Integrated and/or Crosscutting Systems.
With DOE canceling Phase 3 of the Smart Grid stimulus investment grant program and Phase 2 uncertain at this stage, our security experts are worried. Can fast-tracked applications adequately address the security requirements mandated by DOE?
The Energy Department’s advanced research agency tasked with fostering R&D focused on transformational, energy-related technologies is seeking public comments on future programs and funding opportunities through a series of workshops. First up is an Oct. 4 event in Seattle, focused on grid-scale energy storage.
California State University teamed with a number of partners in seeking $77.5 million in Recovery Act money to install smart meters in 934 buildings across its 23 campuses. The goal is to cut utility spending by 15 to 20 percent.
Pacific Gas & Electric has applied for $25 million of the Department of Energy's $615 million Smart Grid demonstration grant program to build an underground compressed air energy storage system. The California utility intends to use the compressed air to generate inexpensive electricity during times of peak demand.
From utility giant Southern Company’s request for $362 million in stimulus money to tiny Texas-based Bluebonnet Electric Coop’s application for $18.8 million, we’ve rounded up a lengthy list of contenders for that $3.3 billion in Smart Grid investment grants the DOE will start doling out this fall. Who are they? How do they propose spending the money? We’ve got the basics, plus links to news stories and press releases – and maybe even a surprise or two.
The highly anticipated funding announcements for Smart Grid Investment Grants and Smart Grid Demonstration projects were released by the DOE on June 25. About $4 billion in Recovery Act money will go to initiatives that support modernization of the nation’s electric grid. Read the highlights from both funding announcements here, plus get the FAQs that DOE prepared in response to more than 600 public comments it received on the projects this spring.
The Department of Energy will allocate $615 million in Recovery Act funds for Smart Grid demonstration projects that will help develop and implement Smart Grid technologies across the country. This final FOA outlines the objectives, eligibility requirements and application processes.
The DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) is seeking deployment projects for district energy systems, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and waste energy recovery applications, and energy-efficient industrial equipment and processes. This FOA contains the complete details.
This DOE funding opportunity addresses the impacts from PV-sourced solar electricity. As solar electricity continues to gain its share in the U.S. electricity generation mix, it becomes increasingly important to better understand the effects of high penetration solar electricity on the reliability and stability of the electric power system.
With ARRA monies, the Department of Energy will fund solar projects that address current market barriers. This FOA details the two-pronged initiative which focuses on both Solar America Cities special projects and solar workforce development.
The Department of Energy is taking the lead in disbursing billions of dollars in stimulus funds in support of Smart Grid and renewable energy projects around the country. Learn more about this important federal agency.
From fires in Philadelphia to firearms in Texas, smart meter associated flare-ups make the news weekly. And it makes us wonder: If you could turn back the clock and rethink the whole smart grid rollout, would you do it differently? And if so how? That's this week's topic in our discussion forum. Please join in.