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Mission – OE's Core Purpose, Why OE Exists
OE drives electric grid modernization and resiliency in the energy infrastructure.

OE leads the Department of Energy’s efforts to ensure a resilient, reliable, and flexible electricity system. OE accomplishes this mission through research, partnerships, facilitation, modeling and analytics, and emergency preparedness.

Vision – OE’s Aspirations for the Future
OE recognizes that our Nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depend on access to an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. Through a mix of technology and policy solutions, we will address the changing dynamics and uncertainties in which the electric system will operate.  We will leverage effective partnerships, solid research, and best practices to address diverse interests in achieving economic, societal, and environmental objectives.

Advanced Grid Research & Development

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The Advanced Grid Research and Development Division is responsible for the development and management of projects for “next generation” electricity delivery technologies and supporting activities to accelerate their introduction to the marketplace.

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Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance

Unbiased Technical Assistance

The Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance Division leads the Department's efforts to provide technical assistance to states, regional entities, and tribes to help them develop and improve their programs, policies, and laws that will facilitate the development of reliable and affordable electricity infrastructure. The Transmission Permitting and Technical Assistance Division also authorizes the export of electricity, issues permits for the construction of cross-border transmission lines, and is leading efforts to improve the coordination of Federal transmission permitting on Federal lands.

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The Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Division leads efforts for securing the U.S. energy infrastructure against all hazards, reducing the impact of disruptive events, and responding to and facilitating recovery from energy disruptions, in collaboration with all levels of industry and State and local governments.

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Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats Research and Development (CET R&D)

The mission of the Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats Research and Development (CET R&D) Division is to mitigate the risk of energy disruption resulting from cyber incidents and other emerging threats within the energy environment.

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