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EERE Project Management Center Update James M. Ferguson States Coordinator National Energy Technology Laboratory July 2006 Purpose of Consolidation

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eere project management center update

EERE Project Management Center Update

James M. Ferguson

States Coordinator

National Energy Technology Laboratory

July 2006

purpose of consolidation
Purpose of Consolidation
  • The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) determined that to more efficiently and effectively manage EERE’s deployment and outreach activities to consolidate these efforts in two offices:
    • National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
    • Golden Field Office (GO)
national energy technology laboratory

Albany, OR

Pittsburgh, PA

Morgantown, WV

Fairbanks, AK


Tulsa, OK




West Virginia

National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • One of DOE’s 17 national labs
  • Government owned / operated
  • Sites in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Alaska and Oregon
  • More than 1,200 federal and support contractor employees
programs projects procurement
Programs, Projects, Procurement
  • 10 Programs in EERE; most focus on end-use sector or technology, e.g., Building Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Solar Energy
  • Each Program managed by a HQ Program Manager
  • Programs contain many Projects or activities
  • Projects managed by a PMCProject Manager
  • Projects awarded by PMCProcurement to Recipients, e.g., State Energy Office, Weatherization Office
hq organizational structure
HQ Organizational Structure

Assistant Secretary

Andrew Karsner

DAS for Technology Development

David Rodgers

DAS for Business Administration

Rita Wells

10 Tech. Dev. Programs

3 BA Offices

Project Management Center

lines of communication







Lines of Communication




Wind & Hydro



Project Management Center

Common Business Practices





DOE National Labs, Work For Others, Industry & Academia

pmc program implementation responsibilities
PMC Program Implementation Responsibilities
  • GO
    • Solar Energy
    • Wind & Hydropower
    • Geothermal Energy
    • Biomass
    • Industrial Technologies (ITP)
    • Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure
    • Federal Energy Management (FEMP)
    • * Native American (OWIP)
  • NETL
    • Building Technologies (BT)
    • FreedomCAR & Vehicle Tech.
    • Weatherization and Intergovernmental (OWIP)
    • * Mining (ITP)
    • * Biomass and Alternative Methane Fuels (FEMP)
    • * Black Liquor Gasification (Biomass)

* Subprograms where Program responsibility resides at the other PMC entity

eere regional office consolidation
EERE Regional Office Consolidation

Western RO Offices Consolidate

to Golden

Eastern RO Offices Consolidate




Building Technologies

FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs *

Project and Contract Officers by

Program Lead

Hydrogen Geothermal

Solar Biomass

Wind/Hydro Industrial


* For WAP and SEP, NETL is Project Office for Eastern States and Golden is Project Office for Western States

netl organizational structure
NETL Organizational Structure


Carl Bauer

Office of

General Counsel

Tom Russial

Office of

Public Affairs

Dave Anna

Strategic Center

for Natural Gas & Oil

Brad Tomer*

Strategic Center

for Coal

Ralph Carabetta

Project Management


Larry Carpenter*

Office of Systems

Analysis & Planning

Jim Eckman

Albany Research


Rich Walters

Office of

Science & Technology

Anthony Cugini*

Office of

Business Operations 1)

Tom Torkos

  • * Acting
  • 1) Business Operations contains 5 other divisions;
  • those included will have direct contact with States

Acquisition and Assistance

Dale Siciliano

Financial Management

Tom Wilson*

netl pmc project structure
NETL PMC “Project” Structure
  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
  • State Energy Program (SEP)

* Acting

activities not changing
Activities Not Changing
  • Continue to interface with DOE Feds
  • Formula Grant Awards
  • Processing of Applications
  • Reporting of Information (WinSAGA)
  • Payment of Funds
  • Telephone/E-mail Access
  • Monitoring Visits
  • Technical Assistance
activities changing
Activities Changing
  • Losing “local” access to Regional Office staff
  • Face-to-face communications limited by travel funds
  • Anticipate more telecommunications
  • May deal with two DOE Contracting Offices
  • Former “Regional” State groupings, i.e., future States activities may be defined by other factors, e.g., climatic, technology, end-use sector
program and deployment activities

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells


Power Park


Regional Biomass Energy Program

Bioenergy Special Projects

Solar Technologies

Million Solar Roofs/Solar Powers America


Wind Powering America

Wind & Water


GeoPowering the West

Industrial Technologies (ITP)

Save Energy Now

Inventions & Innovations

Industries of the Future

Federal Energy Management Program


FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies

Clean Cities

Building Technologies (BT)

Rebuild America


Building Energy Codes

Building America

Residential Deployment

Zero Energy Homes


State Energy Program

Weatherization Assistance Program

Distributed Energy (Moved to OE)

Program and Deployment Activities

All Government responsibility will be based on Program/Technology

pmc split
PMC Split

All Regional Office activity will be split between two EERE Project Management Center Offices (GO & NETL):

  • Formula Awards (SEP and WAP):
    • All Procurement to NETL
    • Project Management split between NETL and GO
  • Discretionary/Competitive Awards:
    • Will be split between GO and NETL based on Program
  • Omnibus Awards:
    • For former Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast states, NETL will hold the Umbrella Award Agreement
    • For former Western, Central and Midwest states, GO will hold the Umbrella Award Agreement
    • Sub-awards will be managed by the PMC (NETL or Golden) based on program funding/technology
other stuff
Other Stuff
  • FY2006 SEP “Special Projects” issued as stand-alone Program announcements,
      • Solicitations Issued: Mid to Late March
      • Applications Due: May 24th for BT, May 31st for ITP, and early June for Clean Cities Transportation Sector
      • Awards: September
  • mandatory for application submittal in FY2007
  • Listing of EERE Project Management Center points of contact will be distributed using various forms of communication (website, e-mail, newsletter, etc.)
states coordinators
Julie Riel (GO)

States from Midwest, Central and Western Regions

James M. Ferguson (NETL)

States from Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions

States Coordinators
  • Primary Roles/Responsibilities include:
  • Serve as primary POC for States and other key stakeholders for gathering, organizing and communicating PMC information and activities.
  • Work with each other and PMC Coordinator to ensure consistent information, processes and activities are being used at all PMC sites.
  • Maintain knowledge of all EERE programs and PMC activities in order to provide support for the outreach and communication to key stakeholders.
how steab can support the eere project management center
How STEAB Can Support the EERE Project Management Center
  • Share this information with other members, associates, partners and stakeholders.
  • Encourage all members and stakeholders to work with the appropriate PMC contacts.
  • Share questions, issues and concerns with the appropriate PMC contacts.