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 federal employees and contractors 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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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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Biden Administration Launches $3.5 Billion Program To Capture Carbon Pollution From The Air
DOE Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Effort to Establish Regional Direct Air Capture Hubs for Large-Scale CO2 Removal
May 19, 2022
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Biden Administration Launches Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $505 Million Initiative to Boost Deployment and Cut Costs of Increase Long Duration Energy Storage
DOE Seeks Public Input on a New Initiative to Enable the Widespread Availability of More Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Power
May 12, 2022
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DOE Establishes Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's $9.5 Billion Clean Hydrogen Initiatives
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced two Requests for Information (RFI) to collect feedback from stakeholders to inform the implementation and design of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s...
February 15, 2022
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Leadership

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

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