At the core of ARPA-E’s success is our staff, a group of intelligent, passionate, and dedicated visionaries whose technical backgrounds and energy expertise support our mission and define the impactful R&D that we invest in. One such energy expert is Dr. Richard O’Neill, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at ARPA-E.
Department of Energy Announces Latest Challenge in Competition Aimed at Identifying Power Grid Solutions
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced Challenge 3 as part of the Grid Optimization (GO) Competition — managed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) — aimed at developing software management solutions to address challenging power grid problems. The GO Competition echoes the Biden Administration’s commitment to create a more reliable, resilient and secure American electricity grid.
Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette announced that the first round of winners has been named in the Department of Energy’s Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The GO Competition, managed by DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E) is a series of challenges to develop software management solutions for challenging power grid problems. The competition’s intent is to create a more reliable, resilient and secure American electricity grid. The winners will share a total of $3.4 million, which is to be used to further develop their respective approaches and pursue industry adoption of their technologies.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry just took to the airwaves to announce the launch of ARPA-E’s newest challenge, the Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. America’s electric grid is a vast network, consisting of several regions that cover all 50 states and Canada. Serving this huge geography requires thousands of miles of electric lines, connecting customers with generation sources including wind, solar, coal, natural gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric power.