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Energy Secretary Rick Perry honors Oak Ridge’s EM program

DOE Press Releases Feed - March 23, 2017 - 2:45pm
March 23, 2017Energy Secretary Rick Perry honors Oak Ridge’s EM program

At a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 22, Energy Secretary Rick Perry honored the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management’s Wendy Cain as Federal Project Director of the Year for 2016, and a team under Cain’s oversight won a U.S. Department of Energy Achievement Award. Cain, who oversees the cleanup portfolio at the East Tennessee Technology Park...

DOE Publishes Report on the Energy Reporting Capability of PoE Connected Lighting Systems

DOE Press Releases Feed - March 22, 2017 - 12:05pm
March 22, 2017DOE Publishes Report on the Energy Reporting Capability of PoE Connected Lighting Systems

DOE has published the first part of a study to explore the energy reporting capability of commercially marketed Power over Ethernet (PoE) connected lighting systems. The new report provides a brief background on the development of the various PoE technologies, ranging from standards-based to proprietary, and illustrates the convergence of PoE power sourcing capabilities and LED luminaire power requirements.

March 28 PSERC Webinar: Outage Detection from PMU Data

DOE Press Releases Feed - March 22, 2017 - 7:29am
March 22, 2017March 28 PSERC Webinar: Outage Detection from PMU Data

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar that will present machine learning approaches to using streaming data from PMUs to detect line outages in real time. These approaches are based on topological modeling, integer programming, and compressed sensing. 

SunShot Solar Forecasting Program Gets Top Honors from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group

DOE Press Releases Feed - March 21, 2017 - 4:02pm
March 21, 2017SunShot Solar Forecasting Program Gets Top Honors from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group

The SunShot Initiative’s Solar Forecasting program, launched in 2012, spearheaded a collaborative effort to develop real-world solutions to improve the accuracy, flexibility, and geospatial capabilities of solar forecasts. And now, the program and an Energy Department scientist are receiving the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group’s 2017 Annual Achievement Awards, which honor energy professionals for their success in reliably and economically integrating renewable energy.

ORNL Researcher Recognized for Innovation in Energy Efficiency

DOE Press Releases Feed - March 21, 2017 - 10:35am
March 21, 2017ORNL Researcher Recognized for Innovation in Energy Efficiency

In 2017, Dr. Roderick Jackson from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was awarded with an Innovator of the Year award at the Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards for his groundbreaking work in building energy efficiency innovation.


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