Mission

The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) was established in December 2021 with a mission to deliver clean energy demonstration projects at scale in partnership with the private sector to launch or accelerate market adoption and deployment of technologies, as part of an equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system.

OCED is a technology-neutral office that serves as a project management center of excellence, implementing key multi-billion dollar demonstration projects in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, as well as supporting the applied programs and other offices to ensure a consistent approach to implementing capital intensive late-stage technology demonstrations across the Department of Energy (DOE). OCED supports commercial-scale demonstration projects that have viability at scale and an expectation of achieving cost competitiveness and bankability. OCED investments are part of a clear progression between the research, development, and early-stage demonstration projects within DOE technology offices and initial deployments supported by the private sector or other programs, such as the Loan Programs Office, ensuring coherent strategies for advancing and deploying clean energy technologies and systems. Funding decisions are made to support scalable outcomes that lead to commercialization and deployment, while focusing on greenhouse gas emission reductions, job creation, environmental justice and Justice40 Initiative priorities, and energy transition communities.

OCED is hiring employees from all backgrounds across America to help tackle the climate crisis, create good-paying American jobs, and spur economic growth.

Scope of OCED in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 

News

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Statement By Secretary Granholm On President Biden’s Nomination Of David Crane
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm issued the following statement today on President Biden’s nomination of David Crane to serve as Under Secretary for Infrastructure at the U.S. Department of Energy
August 3, 2022
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Biden-Harris Administration Launches $2.6 Billion Funding Programs To Slash Carbon Emissions
Two Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Programs Will Decarbonize Power Generation and Heavy Industries, Create Regional Transport Networks for Captured CO2 Emissions
July 13, 2022
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Biden Administration Launches $500 Million Program to Transform Mines Into New Clean Energy Hubs
DOE Seeks Public Input on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program for Clean Energy Projects That Will Help Revitalize Energy Communities and Create Good Paying Jobs
June 29, 2022
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DOE Launches Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's $8 Billion Program for Clean Hydrogen Hubs Across U.S.
Nationwide Network of Regional Hydrogen Hubs Will Create Good-Paying Jobs and Jumpstart America’s Clean Hydrogen Economy
June 6, 2022
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Leadership

Kelly Cummins
Acting Director and Principal Deputy Director for Clean Energy Demonstrations

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