A secure and resilient power grid is vital to national security, economic security, and the services Americans rely upon. Working closely with its private and public partners, the Office of Electricity leads the Department’s efforts to ensure that the Nation’s most critical energy infrastructure is secure and resilient. These efforts will strengthen, transform, and improve energy infrastructure so consumers have access to resilient, secure, and clean sources of electricity. The office includes three divisions – Advanced Grid Research and Development, Electricity Delivery, and Electricity Delivery Cybersecurity Research and Development.
Advanced Grid Research and Development
OE’s Advanced Grid Research and Development Division invests in next-generation technologies and tools that will improve the security and resilience of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure.
The mission of the Electricity Delivery Division (EDD) is to support the Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorities among other related energy authorities, transmission, Presidential permits, and technical assistance. EDD 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 Delivery Cybersecurity Research and Development Division
The mission of the Electricity Delivery Cybersecurity Research and Development Division is to strengthen electricity infrastructure against cyber-related threats and mitigate vulnerabilities aligned with OE’s R&D programs.