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The Department of Energy has finalized new energy efficiency standards for distribution transformers, giving manufacturers more time for compliance to help keep the focus on increased output to meet electric cooperatives’ demand for transformers.

Oglethorpe Power among Recipients of Department of Energy $250 Million Grant

Through its Department of Energy Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships Program, the Department of Energy recently awarded several Georgia entities, including Oglethorpe Power, an aggregate $250 million for clean energy projects. The projects include investments in battery storage, local microgrids and grid reliability, while implementing new transmission lines to link communities...

Department of Energy awards $100 million to NRECA, Coops for Wildfire Mitigation Infrastructure

Through its Grid Resilience Innovation Partnership Program, the Department of Energy has awarded nearly $100 million in federal infrastructure funding to NRCEA and 39 coops from across the country to harden systems against wildfires and enhance grid reliability.

NRECA Receives DOE Funding to Strengthen Cybersecurity

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) will use $6 million in Department of Energy (DOE) funding to develop and deliver its cybersecurity tool, Essence, to cooperatives nationwide. Essence continually monitors for cyber threats and enables the utility industry to share characteristics of an incident to help detect large, coordinated cyberattacks.