Grid Investment

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to protecting America’s critical infrastructure, U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall today announced new funding to strengthen and protect  the nation’s electric grid from cyber and physical attacks. The Energy Department will provide up to $15 million, subject to congressional appropriations, to support efforts by the American… Keep reading →

German Electricity Grid Insufficient For New Energy Needs

$8 billion in smart grid stimulus projects is only a fraction of what’s needed to modernize the grid. The approximately $4 billion in Smart Grid Investment Grants that were issued as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was parlayed into nearly $8 billion in grid modernization projects that are still ongoing.… Keep reading →