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). During her six-year tenure at MITEI, she raised over $500 million from industry and private donors for energy research and education, was a member of the research team for MIT’s Future of Natural Gas Study, and was the rapporteur and editor for the MITEI Symposium Series.
Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis
Dr. Jonathan Pershing is the Principal Deputy Director of the new Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, and will continue to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Policy and Technology in the Office of International Affairs. In these roles, he both supports DOE’s domestic policy agenda, as well as leads on international climate policy for the Department.
Senior Advisor and EERE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Mike Carr is a Senior Advisor to the Director of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Mr. Carr provides leadership direction on cross-cutting activities in EERE's portfolio. In particular, he is using his experience in policy development to help ensure that EERE does its best to inform federal policy-making and legislative activities related to renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
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 Systems Integration and Senior Advisor to the Secretary
William F. Hederman is the Deputy Director for Systems Integration and Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Mr. Hederman is a trained electrical engineer and public policy analyst with decades of executive experience in the private and public sectors. He began his professional career as a systems integration engineer at Bell Labs in the directorate that later developed the cell phone system. Mr.
Director of the Secretariat of the Quadrennial Energy Review
Dr. Carl Pechman is Director of the Secretariat of the Quadrennial Energy Review. He is an expert on the economics of electricity with extensive experience in state and federal regulation. During his tenure as an economist at the New York Public Service Commission, he worked on a wide variety of issues, including performance-based ratemaking, generation and transmission siting, avoided cost theory and estimation, Integrated Resource Planning, cost analysis and pricing, and creation of the New York Independent System Operator.
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.