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September 17, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Recognizes University of Utah in Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department recognized the University of Utah for its leadership in energy efficiency and for reducing energy use by 40% in a historic campus building.

USDA Announces $23 Million for Smart Grid Improvements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced their investment of more than $23 million for smart grid improvements for rural electric cooperatives to improve the delivery of electric power to communities in 15 states.

DOT Funds 72 Transportation Projects in 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it would provide $600 million for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

Nevada Selected As Official Site for Tesla Battery Factory

Tesla Motors announced that it has selected Nevada as the official site for the Tesla Gigafactory, the world's largest and most advanced battery factory.

Energy Blog

ARPA-E Project Takes an Innovative Approach to the Electrical Grid

AutoGrid Systems, a data analytics and cloud computing company, has developed software to monitor the flow of power through the electric grid, potentially empowering consumers with real- time data on the cost and efficiency of their energy use.