The Grid Deployment Office (GDO) works to provide electricity to everyone, everywhere by maintaining and investing in critical generation facilities to ensure resource adequacy and improving and expanding transmission and distribution systems. Currently, the Office is focused on ensuring the resilience of critical power generation facilities like hydroelectric and nuclear facilities and developing high-capacity electric transmission lines nationwide. GDO’s work within the Transmission, Grid Modernization, and Power Generation Assistance Divisions will leverage unique authorities to drive transmission investment, improve resource adequacy by maintaining and investing in critical generation facilities, improve transmission and distribution system resilience, and provide access to technical assistance and national laboratory expertise, modeling, and analytical capabilities.
Administering the Building a Better Grid Initiative, GDO works to modernize and upgrade the nation’s power sector, deploying cost-effective, cleaner, reliable, and more resilient electricity delivery technologies to Tribal, urban, and rural communities. With a strong commitment to collaboration, the office brings together community and industry stakeholders to identify national transmission and distribution needs.
Enhanced Transmission Planning
A successful transmission network requires deliberate planning, and a new and different approach. Learn more about DOE's transmission planning activities.
Federal Financing Tools
Learn how GDO has more options for financing and investment in grid resilience, grid modernization, and transmission deployment than ever before.
Developing a modern electric grid capable of meeting all electrification goals will be a holistic effort. Learn more about DOE’s commitment to ongoing collaboration.
Power Generation Assistance
Leveraging federal funding to maintain hydroelectric and nuclear facilities, the backbone of the nation’s clean power generation.