Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis
Melanie A. Kenderdine joined the Department of Energy as Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and Energy Counselor to the Secretary in May 2013. Prior to serving in her current role at DOE, Ms. Kenderdine worked as the Executive Director and Associate Director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI).
Deputy Director for Finance, Incentives, and Program Analysis
Hugh Chen is the Deputy Director for Finance, Incentives, and Program Analysis within the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Within EPSA, Hugh leads an office that provides independent analysis on energy-related markets, policies, and investments that support the nation’s energy goals.
Dr. Carmine Difiglio serves as Deputy Director for Energy Security, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA). In this capacity, Dr. Difiglio provides the Director of EPSA and the Secretary of Energy policy analysis, analytic support, and policy advice concerning U.S. energy security, including energy supply and demand, energy markets, long-term strategies to enhance U.S. energy security, and preparing for, or responding to, energy market disruptions and energy emergencies.
Deputy Director for Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency and Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Climate Change
Judi Greenwald is the Deputy Director for Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency in the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. In this capacity, she oversees technical, economic and policy analysis related to climate mitigation and resilience, environmental protection, and energy efficiency. Ms. Greenwald also serves as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Climate Change.
Jeanette Pablo is the Acting Deputy Director for Energy Systems within the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this capacity, she oversees technical analysis, analytic support, and policy advice relating to the nation’s energy systems and infrastructures – as well as a variety of threats and risks to that system – including those related to non-fuel related energy, supply chains, shared transportation, electricity, North American energy system integration, and the energy-water nexus, energy systems modeling and economics.
Dr. Karen Wayland is the Deputy Director for State and Local Cooperation in the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at DOE. She is a recognized expert in national energy and environmental policy and comes to DOE after two years of providing strategic consulting to business and nonprofit clients.
Carol joined the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) after 25 years in the energy industry with Standard Oil and BP. In 2008 and 2009 she led the technical evaluation for the $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program as well as the $2.3 billion Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit initiative. In 2010 she took over management of EERE field operations, including direct leadership of the Golden, Colorado office which provides service for all of EERE. This office typically is responsible for about $1billion of clean energy grants and research projects and during the Recovery Act managed $7 billion of grants, research and construction. In 2013 she joined the new DOE office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis where she was a key contributor on the multi-Agency Quadrennial Energy Review.
Ben Steinberg is the Chief of Staff for the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) at the Department of Energy (DOE). Within EPSA, Ben manages the front office operations and strategy, as well as serves as an advisor to the Principal Deputy Director and Director. Prior to joining EPSA, Ben spent over four years with the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, focused on energy resilience and emergency response initiatives. As part of his role, Ben served as the liaison to Department of Defense for all energy programs within Department.