Working together to Fuel a Regional Economy

clock October 14, 2011 16:46 by author Bulletin Board
Project management staff are often pleased to identify high-quality outcomes of financial assistance projects, and work to share those outcomes with others who may be able to benefit quickly from them. In this way, EERE works to maximize the public benefit realized by its investments in emerging technologies.

In the case of one Recipient, a nonprofit economic development organization working to promote hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in early market applications, project results were leveraged across other states in the region. EERE staff observed that the Recipient had been particularly effective in its work on an education subprogram, and had taken a novel technology approach: the Recipient focused on increasing the deployment of early market stationary fuel cells. [More]

Keeping EERE and the Community in the Loop

clock September 30, 2011 16:37 by author Bulletin Board
Successful projects rely on clear, proactive communication to ensure that everyone involved understands how the project is progressing. This ensures that stakeholders understand risks and benefits and have the information they need to make decisions. For one university engaged in a Recovery Act-funded wind power project, this includes active communication within the project team as well as communication with the public through education and outreach. [More]

Shedding Light on Project Management at an Advanced Lighting Manufacturer

clock September 25, 2011 10:32 by author Bulletin Board
The Recovery Act seeks to invest in the US economy and build jobs for US workers. Progressing from investment to return requires projects that employ good project management methods and good communication among stakeholders. For one Recipient of a financial assistance award from the Office of EERE, a manufacturer of advanced lighting technology, good project management means linkages between the project’s scope, schedule, and budget. [More]

An Ounce of Prevention: How One EERE Recipient Guards Against Overruns

clock September 18, 2011 10:59 by author Bulletin Board
Poorly coordinated design and construction can result in engineering projects that quickly get off schedule and run up unexpected costs. In some cases, these delays and added costs result from rework, as phases designed later in the project require changes to earlier phases that have already begun construction. For one Office of EERE financial assistance Recipient, a private electric company working to add generating capacity to a hydroelectric dam, extra upfront planning is expected to prevent later overruns. [More]