Office of Electricity (2024)


The Office of Electricity leads the Department of Energy’s research, development, and demonstration programs to strengthen and modernize our nation’s power grid so that our nation maintains a reliable, resilient, and secure electricity delivery infrastructure.


Working closely with industry and other stakeholders, we drive technological and operational advancements that ensure that every American home and business has reliable access to affordable energy, and that the U.S. sustains its global leadership in the clean energy transformation.

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***Correction*** Energy Department Awards $3.7 Million to 3 Communities for Energy Storage Social Equity Program

This corrected press release is to announce $3.7M total in funding awards for the Energy Storage 4 Social Equity Program.

June 12, 2024

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The Office of Electricity (OE) announced selectees of about $10.5 million in funding to support multi-year research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of microgrid-related technologies. This funding will bring replicable microgrid solutions to underserved and Indigenous communities in remote, rural, and islanded regions throughout the United States.

May 20, 2024

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Energy Department Selects Projects to Receive $15M for Storage Technologies  

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) today announced the selectees of $15 million in awards to show that new Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) technologies will work reliably and cost effectively in the field.

May 15, 2024

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Energy Department Announces $15M in Potential Funding for Innovative Storage Technology Demonstrations

OE today announced a Notice of Intent (NOI) for a $15M funding opportunity for cost-shared research, development, and demonstration projects to facilitate large-scale demonstration of innovative storage technologies that support energy resiliency needs. Three projects will be selected of up to $5 million for each award.

May 15, 2024

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Science Synthesis Prize Launch

OE announced the $125,000 Science Synthesis Prize to expand the renewable energy research community. It is part of the GRIT Prize Series.

May 8, 2024

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DOE Seeks Input on Energy Storage Manufacturing Challenges

The Office of Electricity announced a RFI on the challenges of designing energy storage technologies for manufacturing.

May 6, 2024

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Energy Department Seeks Input on Energy Storage Training Program

This RFI solicits feedback on a proposed Blue Sky Training Program to train first responders, law enforcement agencies, local communities, and utilities on responding to unanticipated failures of energy storage systems.

April 30, 2024

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New $1M Program Announces for Storage Technical Assistance Vouchers

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $1M for New Energy Storage Technical Assistance Vouchers.

April 25, 2024

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$15M Awarded for Innovations Under Long Duration Energy EarthShot

The selectees of $15 million in awards were announced. These awards are through the Storage Innovations 2030: Technology Liftoff FOA to advance energy storage.

April 8, 2024

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U.S. Department of Energy Issues Open Call for Electricity Advisory Committee Nominations

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity is accepting nominations through April 19, 2024, for the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). Nominees with strong technical knowledge and expertise within the electricity sector are preferred.

March 26, 2024

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OE and the Next Generation of Grid Technologies

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Learn how the Office of Electricity supports innovations that help keep America's electric infrastructure reliable & resilient.

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OE microgrid research and development program focuses on reducing complexity, increasing reliability, and lowering costs for the private sector.

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The Office of Electricity Energy Storage program works to improve storage reliability, resilience, and safety for our Nation’s future grid.

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This video shows how OE's grid components research supports innovation that will pave the way to a future-ready grid.

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Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC)

The EAC advises OE in its efforts to modernize the nation's grid infrastructure.

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Grid Modernization Initiative

The Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) partners with industry to develop advanced grid technologies.

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Research Reports

OE funds key research across the energy sector and makes these reports available to the public.

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Supply Chain Resources

Resources on supply chain management related to power grid facilities, controls, and transmission.

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