Who We Are
The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) accelerates the market adoption of clean energy technologies and fills a critical innovation gap on the path to 100% clean electricity by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050.
To deliver clean energy demonstration projects at scale in partnership with the private sector to accelerate market adoption, deployment, and the equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system.
What We Do
OCED is a multi-technology office with demonstrations that include clean hydrogen, carbon management, industrial decarbonization, advanced nuclear reactors, long-duration energy storage, demonstration projects in rural or remote areas and on current and former mine land, and more. Our 101 factsheet provides an in-depth overview of our project portfolio and OCED's commitment to advancing energy and environmental justice.
Outreach and Engagement
OCED recognizes that engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders is critical to both the success of OCED’s demonstration projects and broader commercialization objectives. Our Engagement Strategy details our commitment and approach to engagement and outreach, and how insights from these activities inform OCED plans and programs.
Our Multi-Year Program Plan
The Multi-Year Program Plan is part of OCED’s efforts to operate in a transparent and collaborative manner with its stakeholders and partners. The plan describes the broad and interlinked programs that OCED is pursuing to achieve its mission, strategies, and frameworks it will use to assess success at the program and portfolio levels, and criteria it will leverage to identify opportunities for new and impactful programs in the future. The plan also details the structure underpinning OCED’s demonstration approach, including how it manages projects and portfolio risk, and how engagement is employed to inform continuous improvement across the portfolio.
Prioritizing Community Benefits in OCED Projects
By prioritizing tangible community benefits, OCED helps ensure the next chapter in America's energy story is marked by greater justice, equity, security, and resilience. As part of this priority, OCED requires all funding opportunity applicants to create and, if awarded funding, implement a Community Benefits Plan (CBP). CBPs are based on a set of four core interdependent policy priorities: engaging communities and labor; investing in America's workforce; advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; and implementing the Justice40 Initiative.
OCED Supports the Secretary of Energy's Goals for a Robust Clean Energy Economy
- Clean Energy Deployment and Emissions Reductions: Deliver clean energy demonstration projects to enable 100% clean electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050 through an equitable energy transition.
- Justice and Equity: Support the Justice40 Initiative, with the goal that 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal investments—including those in climate change, clean energy, and workforce development and training—flow to underserved and overburdened communities.
- Quality Job Creation: Help place Americans in skilled trades, engineering, and construction to build a new clean energy infrastructure and economy, while making sure that every American worker and community can benefit from—and see their future in—clean energy solutions.
- Private Sector Uptake of Clean Energy Technologies: Unlock and scale the trillion-dollar clean energy follow on investment from the private sector and other sources of capital.
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