The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Energy Delivery and Resilience (GC-76) provides legal support and advice, well as policy guidance, to the Department on electricity, fossil energy, cybersecurity, energy regulatory, and energy resilience issues. GC-76 is the lead counsel for the Office of Electricity; Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management; Grid Deployment Office; Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains; Office of Policy; Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response; and the Arctic Energy Office. GC-76 provides legal advice and support on matters pertaining to the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; production, transmission, storage, importation, and exportation of natural gas; production and storage of oil, including the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve; energy supply chain concerns; and energy resilience, reliability, emergencies, and restoration issues, including issues associated with energy infrastructure protection such as cyber security.
In addition, GC-76 provides legal support on matters affecting the four Power Marketing Administrations (the Bonneville Power Administration, the Southeastern Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and the Western Area Power Administration), including review of rate orders and electricity transmission, hydro-power, electric reliability, and legislative issues.
Further, the office represents the consumer interests of the United States, including national laboratories, military bases, and certain National Nuclear Security Administration facilities, in electric rate proceedings before state public utility regulatory commissions. GC-76 also represents DOE in legal and policy matters before state and federal agencies, and occasionally assists with legal matters for the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.
Related Programs & Offices
- Office of Electricity (OE)
- Grid Deployment Office (GDO)
- Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM)
- Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, & Emergency Response (CESER)
- Office of Policy
- Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC)
- Arctic Energy Office
- Federal Energy Management Program
- Bonneville Power Administration
- Western Area Power Administration
- Southeastern Power Administration
- Southwestern Power Administration