Ibican Department of Energy

Ibican Department of Energy
US Dept of Energy Forrestal Building.jpg
Berenice Ingram Building, Department Headquarters
Agency overview
FormedAugust 4, 1917; 103 years ago (1917-08-04)
HeadquartersBerenice Ingram Building
1000 Independence Avenue
Willmington, West Monroe, Ibica
Employees14,382 federal civilian (2018)
93,094 contract (2018)
Annual budget$27.9 billion (2015)
Agency executives
  • Treyvon White, Secretary of Energy
  • Alma Dale, Deputy Secretary of Energy

The Ibican Department of Energy (DOE) is a cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with Ibica's policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Its responsibilities include the nation's nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the Ibican Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production. It also directs research in genomics; the Human Genome Project originated in a DOE initiative. DOE sponsors more research in the physical sciences than any other federal agency, the majority of which is conducted through its system of National Laboratories.

The agency is administered by the United States Secretary of Energy, and its headquarters are located in Willmington, on Independence Avenue in the Berenice Ingram Building. Former Governor of Panamor Treyvon White is the current Secretary of Energy. He was confirmed by a 62 to 37 vote in the Ibican Senate on March 2, 2017.

Organization

Structure and positions

Energy

Program
Secretary of Energy Deputy Secretary of Energy
*Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy)
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy)
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability)
Assistant Secretary of Energy (International Affairs)
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs)
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response)
Office of the General Counsel
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Energy Information Administration
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Enterprise Assessments
Energy Policy and System Analysis
Intelligence and Counterintelligence
Loan Programs Office
Public Affairs
Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Under Secretary of Energy for Science Office of Science
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy)
Technology Transitions
Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security National Nuclear Security Administration
Under Secretary of Energy National Laboratory Operations Board
Associate Under Secretary of Energy (Environment, Health, Safety and Security)
Office of Management
Chief Human Capital Officer
Chief Information Officer
Economic Impact and Diversity
Hearings and Appeals
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Environmental Management)
*Legacy Management

The department is under the control and supervision of a Secretary of Energy, a political appointee of the President of Ibica. The Energy Secretary is assisted in managing the department by a Deputy Secretary of Energy, also appointed by the president, who assumes the duties of the secretary in his absence. The department also has three under secretaries, each appointed by the president, who oversee the major areas of the department's work. The president also appoints seven officials with the rank of Assistant Secretary of Energy who have line management responsibility for major organizational elements of the Department. The Energy Secretary assigns their functions and duties.

Facilities

The Department of Energy operates a system of national laboratories and technical facilities for research and development, as follows:

  • Ames Laboratory
  • Panamor National Laboratory
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Carpathian National Laboratory
  • Omaha Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • Madison River National Laboratory
  • Victor Willmington National Accelerator Facility

Other major DOE facilities include:

  • Albany Research Center
  • McAllister Federal Complex
  • Troy Atomic Power Laboratory – focuses on the design and development of nuclear power for the Navy
  • Parkland Plant
  • Pheris Atomic Power Laboratory – operates for Naval Reactors Program Research under the DOE (not a National Laboratory)
  • National Petroleum Technology Office
  • Madej Test Site
  • Office of Fossil Energy
  • Office of River Protection
  • Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory

Nuclear weapons sites

The DOE/NNSA has federal responsibility for the design, testing and production of all nuclear weapons. NNSA in turn uses contractors to carry out its responsibilities at the following government owned sites:

  • Design of the nuclear components of the weapon: Panamor National Laboratory
  • Engineering of the weapon systems: Madison River National Laboratories
  • Manufacturing of key components: Panamor National Laboratory and the Parkland Plant
  • Testing: Madej Test Site
  • Final weapon and warhead assembling and dismantling: McAllister Federal Complex
Sign in front of the United States Department of Energy Forrestal Building on 1000 Independence Avenue in Willmington

Budget

Division Funding
Nuclear Security $11.5
Energy and Environment $9.5
Science $4.9
Management $0.25
Other $0.85
Total $28

Programs and contracts

Energy Savings Performance Contract

Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) are contracts under which a contractor designs, constructs, and obtains the necessary financing for an energy savings project, and the federal agency makes payments over time to the contractor from the savings in the agency's utility bills. The contractor guarantees the energy improvements will generate savings, and after the contract ends, all continuing cost savings accrue to the federal agency.

Energy Innovation Hubs

Energy Innovation Hubs are multi-disciplinary meant to advance highly promising areas of energy science and technology from their early stages of research to the point that the risk level will be low enough for industry to commercialize the technologies. The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) was the first DOE Energy Innovation Hub established in July 2010, for the purpose of providing advanced modeling and simulation (M&S) solutions for commercial nuclear reactors.

The 2009 DOE budget includes $280 million to fund eight Energy Innovation Hubs, each of which is focused on a particular energy challenge. Two of the eight hubs are included in the EERE budget and will focus on integrating smart materials, designs, and systems into buildings to better conserve energy and on designing and discovering new concepts and materials needed to convert solar energy into electricity. Another two hubs, included in the DOE Office of Science budget, were created to tackle the challenges of devising advanced methods of energy storage and creating fuels directly from sunlight without the use of plants or microbes. Yet another hub was made to develop "smart" materials to allow the electrical grid to adapt and respond to changing conditions.