Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis
Melanie A. Kenderdine joined the Department of Energy as Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and Energy Counselor to the Secretary in May 2013. Prior to serving in her current role at DOE, Ms. Kenderdine worked as the Executive Director and Associate Director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI).
Deputy Director for Finance, Incentives, and Program Analysis
Hugh Chen is the Deputy Director for Finance, Incentives, and Program Analysis within the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Within EPSA, Hugh leads an office that provides independent analysis on energy-related markets, policies, and investments that support the nation’s energy goals.
Dr. Carmine Difiglio serves as Deputy Director for Energy Security, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA). In this capacity, Dr. Difiglio provides the Director of EPSA and the Secretary of Energy policy analysis, analytic support, and policy advice concerning U.S. energy security, including energy supply and demand, energy markets, long-term strategies to enhance U.S. energy security, and preparing for, or responding to, energy market disruptions and energy emergencies.
Deputy Director for Systems Integration and Senior Advisor to the Secretary
William F. Hederman is the Deputy Director for Systems Integration and Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Mr. Hederman is a trained electrical engineer and public policy analyst with decades of executive experience in the private and public sectors. He began his professional career as a systems integration engineer at Bell Labs in the directorate that later developed the cell phone system. Mr.
Dr. Carl Pechman is the Senior Advisor for Electricity for the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the Department of Energy. He is an expert on the economics of electricity with extensive experience in state and federal regulation. During his tenure as an economist at the New York Public Service Commission, he worked on a wide variety of issues, including performance-based ratemaking, generation and transmission siting, avoided cost theory and estimation, Integrated Resource Planning, cost analysis and pricing, and creation of the New York Independent System Operator.
Dr. Karen Wayland is the Deputy Director for State and Local Cooperation in the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at DOE. She is a recognized expert in national energy and environmental policy and comes to DOE after two years of providing strategic consulting to business and nonprofit clients.
Senior Advisor to the Director of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis
Laura Smith Morton is a Senior Advisor to the Director of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. Laura previously served as a Policy Advisor in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 2013 to 2014 and as Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change at the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) from 2012 to 2013. Prior to her service with CEQ and OMB, Laura was a Senior Advisor on Renewable Energy and Transmission at the Department of Energy.
Greg Gershuny is Associate Director and Chief of Staff for the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the Department of Energy. Previously, Gershuny served as the Energy and Environment Director for the White House Presidential Personnel Office from 2011 to 2013 and as Confidential Assistant to the Associate Director for Science and Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.