OE plays a major role in addressing immediate challenges to America's energy security, while sustaining applied research into new technologies and implementing policies to meet the challenges we will face in the future.

Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge: Through the challenge, OE seeks ideas from industry, academia, and other innovators for technologies or solutions that can address existing or emerging vulnerabilities and threats to the electric sector or mitigate interdependencies between the electricity sector and other sectors.

Technology Development: OE supports a portfolio of technology development and deployment programs that will modernize our Nation's electric delivery system.

Electricity Policy Coordination & Implementation: OE is laying the framework for a modern electricity system by contributing to the development and implementation of electricity policy at the Federal and State level.

Electricity Advisory Committee: The mission of the Electricity Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the U.S. Department of Energy in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure. Meetings are held at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Headquarters in Arlington, VA and are open to the public. Details about upcoming meetings are available HERE, and details about past meetings are available HERE.