The Office of Electricity provides leadership to ensure that the Nation’s energy delivery system is secure, resilient and reliable. The office includes three divisions – Advanced Grid Research and Development, Energy Resilience and Grid Operations Technology – that work closely with the private and public sectors to make sure the nation’s critical energy infrastructure is able to recover rapidly from disruptions.
Securing the United States Bulk-Power System Executive OrderLearn More
January 15, 2021
The Bulk-Power System Executive Order authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Energy to secure America’s bulk-power system from foreign adversaries.
Department of Energy Releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge RoadmapLearn More
December 21, 2020
Today, DOE released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, the Department’s first comprehensive energy storage strategy.
Secretary of Energy Signs Order to Mitigate Security Risks to the Nation's Electric GridLearn More
December 17, 2020
DOE issued a prohibition order designed to reduce the risks that entities associated with the People’s Republic of China pose to the Nation’s BPS.
Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project Releases Technical Assistance ApplicationLearn More
December 17, 2020
ETIPP partners will work with communities to address energy and infrastructure challenges in a way that prioritizes community values, needs, and goals
Optimizing the Grid by Connecting with CommunitiesLearn More
December 8, 2020
The Energy Department recently announced an investment of up to $65 million through its Connected Communities funding opportunity
Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee Establishes the Grid Resilience for National Security SubcommitteeLearn More
November 30, 2020
The GRNS will provide guidance on anticipating intensifying threats and developing new approaches to risk management and threat mitigation
Innovative Tool for Electricity Infrastructure Permitting Expands to Include Information on the Clean Air ActLearn More
October 29, 2020
The RAPID Toolkit now includes information on Clean Air Act compliance for bulk transmission project development in all 50 states
Departments of Defense and Energy Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Energy ResilienceLearn More
September 28, 2020
The MOU establishes a partnership on efforts related to energy resilience and the protection of military installations and critical infrastructure
OE Supports Technology Commercialization Fund ProjectsLearn More
July 20, 2020
The Office of Electricity contributed nearly $1.3 million in support of seven Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) projects
Grid Science Winter School Brings Together Next Generation ScientistsLearn More
January 11, 2021
Grid Science Winter School and Conference is a five day event that brings together experts and students in grid science research.
New Transmission Resilience Maturity Model Helps Utilities Improve ResilienceLearn More
October 7, 2020
The model will measure the maturity of transmission resilience programs and identify improvements to increase the resilience of transmission systems
Secretary Brouillette and Assistant Secretary Walker Help Dedicate the Grid Storage LaunchpadLearn More
September 22, 2020
Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and OE's Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker participated in the dedication ceremony for the Grid Storage Launchpad.
OE’s Gilbert Bindewald and Stephen Walls Speak on Electric Grid ResilienceLearn More
August 14, 2020
Watch OE's Gilbert Bindewald and Stephen Walls address the Stanford University Smart Grid Seminar Series on electric grid resilience
Watch the Energy Storage Grand Challenge WorkshopsLearn More
August 5, 2020
The Department of Energy hosted a series of virtual workshops to support the Energy Storage Grand Challenge. Watch the workshops here.
Kirtland Air Force Base DC Microgrid is Fully OperationalLearn More
July 29, 2020
An OE supported DC microgrid project at Kirtland Air Force Base generates and distributes energy independently
OE Report: Solid State Power Substation Technology RoadmapLearn More
July 13, 2020
The future of substation technology and advancements in grid power electronics is examined in the “Solid State Power Substation Technology Roadmap"
Critical Electric Infrastructure Information Final Rule: Questions and AnswersLearn More
May 15, 2020
On May 15, 2020, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII) Final Rule goes into effect.
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The Role of Microgrids in Helping to Advance the Nation’s Energy SystemLearn More
Microgrids, which are localized grids that can disconnect from the traditional grid to operate autonomously and help mitigate grid disturbances to ...
Transformer Resilience and Advanced Components (TRAC) ProgramLearn More
Transformer Resilience and Advanced Components (TRAC) Program