We achieve our mission and address priorities through the activities of two divisions.
Advanced Grid Research and Development
The Advanced Grid Research and Development Division develops and manages projects for next-generation electricity delivery technologies and supporting activities to accelerate their introduction to the marketplace. Learn more.
Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance
The Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance Division leads the Department's efforts to provide technical assistance to States, regional entities, and tribes to help them develop and improve programs, policies, and laws that facilitate development of reliable and affordable electricity infrastructure. The Division also authorizes electricity export, issues permits for construction of cross-border transmission lines, and leads efforts to improve coordination of Federal transmission permitting on Federal lands. Learn more.