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.