In April 2015, DOE released its first Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) report, which reviews energy transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure (TS&D) (http://energy.gov/epsa/quadrennial-energy-review-qer).
This report provided following information:
Increasing the Resilience, Reliability, Safety, and Asset Security of TS&D Infrastructure (Chapter II)
Modernizing the Electric Grid (Chapter III)
Modernizing U.S. Energy Security Infrastructures in a Changing Global Marketplace (Chapter IV)
Improving Shared Transport Infrastructures (Chapter V)
Integrating North American Energy Markets (Chapter VI)
Addressing Environmental Aspects of TS&D Infrastructure (Chapter VII)
Enhancing Employment and Workforce Training (Chapter VIII)
Siting and Permitting of TS&D Infrastructure (Chapter IX).