Our Mission

The Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Energy advises the Secretary on clean energy technologies and science and energy research initiatives. The office helps drive transformative science and technology solutions by integrating DOE’s basic science, applied research, and technology development efforts. The office oversees DOE’s offices of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fossil Energy (FE), Indian Energy Policy and Programs (IE), Nuclear Energy (NE), Technology Transitions (OTT), and Science (SC). In total, these programs steward thirteen of DOE’s seventeen National Laboratories.

Latest News

GMI’s First Peer Review Report Published
2017 GMI Peer Review Report
January 25, 2018
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Strengthening Community Resilience in New Orleans
An article on the Grid Analysis and Design for Energy and Infrastructure Resiliency for New Orleans project.
November 16, 2017
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The Grid on Capitol Hill: DOE, GMLC, and Stakeholders Talk Resiliency and Reliability
A summary of the grid and resiliency hearings on Capitol Hill the past two months.
October 31, 2017
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Pursuing Innovation to Improve the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
Pursuing Innovation to Improve the Security of the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
October 26, 2017
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The Role of Information Sharing and Analysis in Protecting the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
The role of information sharing and analysis in protecting the grid from the cyber threat.
October 24, 2017
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Working with Partners to Prepare for and Respond to the Cyber Threat
Partnerships are vital to protecting the Nation's critical energy infrastructure from the cyber threat.
October 20, 2017
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: A Time to Stop, Think, and Connect about Protecting Ourselves from the Cyber Threat
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: A Time to Stop, Think, and Connect about Protecting Ourselves from the Cyber Threat
October 18, 2017
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Energy Department Invests Up to $50 Million to Improve the Resilience and Security of the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
Projects to improve the resilience of the Nation's critical energy infrastructure, including the electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure.
September 12, 2017
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Buildings and the Grid 101: Why Does it Matter for Energy Efficiency?
Every hour more than 200,000 new devices get connected to the Internet globally, and the U.S. market for these devices is the world’s biggest.
September 12, 2017
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New GMLC Lab Call Awards for Resilient Distribution Systems
DOE announced funding of up to $32 million over three years for the Resilient Distribution Systems (RDS) Lab Call.
September 4, 2017
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Crosscutting Initiatives

Grid Modernization Initiative
Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) seeks to work across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create the modern grid of the future.
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Advanced Computing Tech Team

Advanced Computing is fundamentally heavy on science but seeks to identify and promulgate a collection of applications for advanced architecture...

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Subsurface Science, Technology, Engineering, and R&D Crosscut (SubTER)
The Subsurface Technology and Engineering Research, Development, and Demonstration (SubTER) Crosscut encompasses DOE offices involved in subsurface ac
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Energy-Water Nexus Crosscut
The Energy-Water Nexus crosscut identifies and pursues technology, data, modeling, analysis, and policy priorities relevant to the water-energy nexus.
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Supercritical CO2 Tech Team

Supercritical CO2 is a highly technical team focused on different heat source applications of the sCO2 Brayton Cycle.

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Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

Highlights objectives and accomplishments for the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative.

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The 2015 Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR 2015) examines the most promising research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) opportunities to help address U.S. energy challenges.

The FY 2016 Science and Energy Plan (SEP) describes the major programs, performers, and processes involved in the Department’s science and energy functions, and the essential role that each plays across the Department.