Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability
Patricia A. Hoffman was named Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) in June 2010 after serving as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary since November 2007. The focus of her responsibility is to provide leadership on a national level to modernize the electric grid, enhance the security and reliability of the energy infrastructure and facilitate recovery from disruptions to the energy supply both domestically and internationally.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary
Elizabeth Ramsay Dalton (Liz) was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) in August 2015. In her role as Principal Deputy, Liz works with Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman to manage, oversee, and implement the broad range of OE's programs. Liz works with stakeholders including industry, state, local and tribal governments, international partners, the White House, and Congress to reinforce OE’s critical role in driving electric grid modernization and enhancing the security, reliability, and resiliency of the Nation’s energy infrastructure.
Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Business Operations
In the capacity as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Ms. Lee provides executive direction for program-wide financial management, enterprise architecture, communications, and human capital and contract management.
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Power Systems Engineering Research and Development
Michael Pesin is Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Power Systems Engineering Research and Development Division in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. Mr. Pesin has 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry, much of it directing development and execution of advanced technology programs. His most recent assignment was with Seattle City Light (SCL) where he developed the technology strategy, managed research and development projects and directed strategic programs to management demonstration projects.
Deputy Assistant Secretary, National Electricity Delivery
Meghan Conklin is a Deputy Assistant Secretary for the National Electricity Delivery Division if the Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability. Meghan has extensive experience in energy, environmental, and natural resources policy and government affairs from her work in the Federal government and on Capitol Hill.
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis
David Ortiz is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis (EIMA) in the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The goal of the EIMA Division is to improve operations and planning of U.S. energy systems. The Division’s activities include research and development focused on measurement and control of the electricity system, and risk analysis and decision science regarding integrated energy systems. EIMA's successes include supporting the deployment of high resolution and networked measurement systems for the grid, speeding up grid computations, and assessing the risks of sea level rise to energy systems, and quantifying the threats to energy systems from solar storms.
Mr. Henry (Hank) Kenchington is Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for the Advanced Grid Integration Division in the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. He is responsible for the strategic management of the $3.4 billion Smart Grid Investment Grant program funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to upgrade the nation’s power grid with advanced digital technologies to improve system reliability, security, and efficiency.