The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) engages in the region in deployment-focused collaborations with Russia. In addition, EERE Technology Offices engage in bilateral research partnerships with Armenia.
Launched in 2009 to reinvigorate cooperation between the United States and the Russian Federation, the Presidential Bilateral Commission is chaired by President Obama and President Vladimir Putin. The Commission includes a Working Group on Energy. EERE is working with the Russian Ministry of Energy to develop and demonstrate the energy savings performance contracting model in Russia to help improve energy efficiency in partnership with U.S.-based energy service companies.