Alice Lippert, OE-40 - Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis
Ms. Alice Lippert has over 30 years in federal service. She currently serves as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis Division. This Division is responsible for grid modeling and assessments; transmission reliability and clean energy analysis and programs; data integration and visualization; and energy infrastructure and risk analyses.
Prior to this position, Ms. Lippert served as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration (ISER) Division. In this capacity, she was responsible for domestic energy reliability and resiliency programs, and infrastructure and security projects. She served as a senior expert on domestic energy markets, infrastructure and energy-supply trends. She is a principal contact for a variety of complex energy issues and energy-emergency events requiring the review of interdependencies and market impacts. She has expertise in DOE authorities and government programs related to the Clean Air Act, Jones Act, Homeland Security, Pipeline Security and Safety, including waiver processes involving federal government energy programs. She serves as the Liaison for special, high-visibility exercises, studies and analyses involving senior representatives from the Department, Federal, State and local governments, National Laboratories, and the private sector.
She has extensive experience in responding to energy supply disruptions and emergency events. During major energy events, she often serves as the Emergency Response Operations Director.
She was formerly the Director of the Infrastructure Analysis and Planning Directorate, leading a team of analysts on energy infrastructure security and reliability projects. She has published numerous articles and reports on energy reliability and response topics.
Ms. Lippert has a strong background in public-private partnerships. She is the State and Local Government Energy Assurance Planning and Outreach Program Manager and has a long history in dealing with State and local governments as well as industry on energy assurance and emergency preparedness activities. From 2009 – 2012, Ms Lippert was responsible for implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) State and Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiative, a $50 million grant program involving 47 States, the District of Columbia, 43 cities, and 2 territories.
In 2012, Ms.Lippert received outstanding recognition from the National Association of State Energy Officials and Public Technology Institute for her excellence and strategic vision in assisting State and local governments.
Prior to joining the current office, Ms. Lippert was employed as an Energy Economist with the Energy Information Administration (EIA) where she served as one of EIA’s resident senior petroleum analysts and managed several large energy data collection surveys. In this position, she conducted economic analyses related to the energy industry, authored market assessment reports, and assessed changes in the energy industry as a result of legislation or environmental laws and regulations.
Early in her career, she was employed as an Economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey, a large household consumption survey used to update the basket of goods and services in the Consumer Price Index.
Ms. Lippert holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Dakota.