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OE Updates Organizational Structure to Operate More Strategically and Efficiently

January 28, 2013 - 5:26pm


The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) recently changed its organizational structure to become more nimble, strategic, and innovative in an increasingly complex and rapidly-changing environment.  The changes, which included creating a separate Smart Grid Investment Program division, adding an Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis division, and re-structuring two divisions, are designed to lead to a sharper focus on mission areas, improved decision-making, and greater operational efficiencies. 

Protection of the nation’s electric grid and energy infrastructure from cyber threats remains a strategic priority across the organization, reflecting OE’s view that cybersecurity must be built into technology from the beginning and be a crucial element at all stages, including the culture, operations, and strategy of the energy sector.  The reorganization reinforces the critical importance of this area, with a clear, consistent focus on cybersecurity integrated seamlessly throughout OE.        

As OE continues leading the Department of Energy’s efforts to ensure a resilient, reliable, and flexible electricity system and a more resilient energy infrastructure, the new organizational structure will better position OE to anticipate the growing challenges and changing dynamics in which the energy system will operate.   

To learn more about OE’s organizational structure, mission, and activities, visit OE’s website today.