What We Do
The Office of Electricity is building a 21st century electricity grid to power our communities, ensuring that low-cost clean energy is available to support and improve the lives of all Americans.
We are working amid a fascinating energy transformation period in the United States, one that will change the electricity grid more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 100 years.
Learn more about OE's exciting work and meet the OE leadership team.
How We Do It
New appointees will lead Grid Controls and Communications and Storage Divisions
April 13, 2023Learn More
Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Distribution and Large Power Transformers
April 7, 2023Learn More
OE announced a team of six DOE national laboratories to receive a total of $2 million to carry out the Rapid Operational Validation Initiative (ROVI) to test new energy storage systems.
March 16, 2023Learn More
Projects Will Support Data Processing for Electric Grid Reliability and Resilience
March 9, 2023Learn More
Two new potential funding pathways for energy storage innovation
March 8, 2023Learn More
Winner Will Improve Grid Integration and Long-Distance Transmission
March 7, 2023Learn More
American-Made Challenge calls for innovative and emerging solutions to long-duration grid-scale energy storage.
February 27, 2023Learn More
**Updated** U.S. Department of Energy Makes $6.5 Million Available to Improve Grid Infrastructure and Reliability
On February 24, DOE announced a $6.5 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to accelerate the development of grid-enhancing technologies (GETs)
February 24, 2023Learn More
Gene Rodrigues was sworn in today by U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm as the Assistant Secretary for Electricity for the Office of Electricity (OE).
January 9, 2023Learn More
Statement by Energy Secretary Granholm on the Confirmation of Gene Rodrigues
December 21, 2022Learn More
Long-Duration Energy Earthshot and the Grid Storage Launchpad featured at COP 27 by Secretary Granholm
Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm held a panel discussion showcasing the DOE Energy Earthshots at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties (COP) 27, in Egypt.
December 5, 2022Learn More
The White House is launching a Call to Action that asks utilities and outage data companies to voluntarily share their data with the Outage Data Initiative Nationwide.
November 22, 2022Learn More
Two years after DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory provided a model of nearly every building in America, commercial partners are using the tool to design energy-efficient buildings and cities and link energy efficiency to real estate value and risk.
September 26, 2022Learn More
Join the Atlantic Offshore Wind Transmission Workshop on June 28.
June 24, 2022Learn More
How President Biden’s FY 23 Budget Request Will Help Strengthen, Transform, and Improve Electricity Delivery Infrastructure
The Department of Energy’s FY 2023 Congressional Budget request includes $297.4 million for the Office of Electricity (OE) which will support efforts to develop new technologies to strengthen, transform, and improve electricity delivery infrastructure.
May 19, 2022Learn More
In celebration of Entrepreneurship Week, February 12 through February 19, the Office of Electricity (OE) is highlighting Brains4Drones, a woman-owned small business operating out of Plano, Texas.
February 18, 2022Learn More
This Tech Talk highlights how LPO can provide a bridge to bankability for transmission projects including line reconductoring, HVDC, and grid-enhancing technologies.
February 9, 2022Learn More
Look back on the Office of Electricity’s 2021 accomplishments and achievements.
January 31, 2022Learn More
Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) is invested in development of superconductors to improve the grid and make it more reliable and efficient.
December 1, 2021Learn More
As increasingly severe storms threaten our critical electric infrastructure across the nation, investing in transformer infrastructure upgrades are vital to improve the resilience of the grid.
October 29, 2021Learn More
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Learn More About OE's Activities
The EAC advises OE in its efforts to modernize the nation's grid infrastructure.Learn more
The Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) partners with industry to develop advanced grid technologies.Learn more
OE funds key research across the energy sector and makes these reports available to the public.Learn more
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