The Golden Field Office was designated a Department of Energy (DOE) field office in December 1992 to provide the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) with enhanced capability to develop and commercialize renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.

What We Do

Golden's mission is to support EERE as its Business Service Center by awarding grants and contracts for clean energy projects, facilitating research and development (R&D) partnerships to support those technologies, and overseeing the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the only national lab solely dedicated to researching and developing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Federal and contractor staff award and manage grants. Staff members also ensure that the legal, environmental and administrative elements of projects and contracts meet regulatory requirements.

The awards provide funding to industry, non-profits, academia and DOE's national laboratories to support R&D projects in areas like photovoltaics (solar cells), wind energy, biomass and biofuels, hydrogen and fuel cells, advanced vehicles and industrial and building energy efficiency. Golden-based staff also helps implement the State Energy Program and Weatherization Assistance Program and support EERE with technology deployment activities. Employees have expertise in engineering, scientific research, project management, procurement, finance, information systems, environmental protection, safety, law and human resource management.


U.S. Department of Energy
Golden Field Office
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, Colorado 80401
Main Number: 240-562-1800

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