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Building a More Resilient Grid in Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico last September, it took the entire island’s power grid with it.Today, over 95 percent of the island has its power restored, but the rebuilding process is far from finished. Over the long term, many challenges remain — along with some big opportunities to make the grid smarter and more resilient. 

Recent ARPA-E News

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA held the NASA iTech Cycle II forum, an event devoted to solving tough energy challenges on Earth and in space. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) joined NASA in hosting the event, uniting experts from multiple disciplines in the search for new energy technologies with potentially transformative implications for American competitiveness and security, as well as space exploration.

June 18, 2018

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $24 million in funding for 10 projects as part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program: Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER). MEITNER teams will identify and develop innovative technologies that enable designs for lower cost, safer, advanced nuclear reactors.

June 4, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $30 million in funding for projects as part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program: Duration Addition to electricitY Storage (DAYS). DAYS project teams will build innovative technologies to enable long-duration energy storage on the power grid, providing reliable electricity for 10 to approximately 100 hours. 

May 1, 2018

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