Department of Energy Announces Plans for New Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Feb 15, 2019

The office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced plans to establish a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute. This new institute is the sixth in a series of institutes focused on developing technologies devoted to advancing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency and innovation, established by the DOE. This new institute will specifically focus on Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, including understanding the evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, developing new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and sharing information and expertise to the broader community of U.S. manufacturers as explained by a recent DOE press release.

“As the sector-specific agency for cybersecurity in the energy sector, it is our job to make sure energy technologies across the board are best prepared against cyber threats,” said Under Secretary for Energy Mark W. Menezes. “Today’s announcement highlights the increasing importance cybersecurity plays in energy efficient manufacturing, and this Institute will develop and leverage innovative solutions to current and future challenges.”

This new institute is being funded through a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA), “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing.” The FOA will be managed by EERE, and include both Securing Automation and Securing the Supply Chain as areas of interest. The FOA will be released via the EERE Exchange in Q2 of FY19.

To view the current Notice of Intent for the FOA, click here: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaId186a868e-fd1b-4da8-bcfd-01a13cc31dee