Vision

The Arctic Energy Office (AEO) brings together assets from across the Department of Energy to work together in collaborative and innovative ways to meet the energy, science, and national security needs of the United States and its allies in the Arctic.

Mission

The Arctic Energy Office will lead cross-cutting operations in the Arctic with a mission to tackle the energy, science and national security challenges of the 21st Century. The office will act as a nexus for DOE activities and represent the Department in engagements involving the Arctic.

Resources

Learn about arctic-related events, jobs, publications and more on our Resources page.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, left, stands with AOE Director George Roe, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and AEO Senior Advisor Mike McEleney at a power facility at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
AEO’s welcome sign to Alaska is basic, but AE Director George Roe and Senior Advisor Mike McEleney’s message to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Sen. Lisa Murkowski is genuine: Our future begins up North!

Announcements

Get ready for the Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize! Scheduled to open for submissions in September 2021, the new prize will provide cash prizes of up to $250,000 each ($2.5 million total) to groups and organizations to support entrepreneurship and innovation in communities historically underrepresented and underserved in the energy sector. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity are jointly managing this prize announcement.

We were elated to welcome Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to the University of Fairbanks campus where our office is located, plus NREL's Cold Climate Housing Research Center, on Aug. 15 and 16 to show her all the engagements and research we are doing to support Arctic issues. See a recap of all the news coverage generated from her visit. We look forward to further collaboration between our office and the Secretary! Check out our latest blog, “Arctic Innovation Abounds with Department of Energy Projects," and provide us with your feedback.

We were also lifted up by the passion our three interns exhibited for building efficiency, micromobility, and international partnership promise for cleaning up marine debris. Read about their summer projects. DOE is also gearing up to welcome students this fall who are interested in STEM-related fields. Read more.

You can find a listing of all of our blogs here. You can reach us via email (ArcticEnergy@hq.doe.gov) and Twitter (@ArcticEnergyDOE) any time. North to the future!

Partnerships

The Arctic Energy Office works in partnership with other DOE organizations (e.g., Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Office of Indian Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Office of Science), and the DOE national laboratories (e.g., the members of the Arctic Laboratory Partnerships consortium).

The University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) is a key partner with the Arctic Energy Office. AEO is located on the UAF campus, providing immediate proximity to its array of arctic research expertise and resources, UAF’s Alaska Center for Energy and Power testing facility, the Cold Climate Housing Research Center operated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Arctic Energy Office is located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

The Arctic Energy Office is located on University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

Photo provided by the University of Alaska Fairbanks