About the Agency
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), part of DOE’s national laboratory system, is owned and operated by the U.S. DOE. NETL supports DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States. NETL implements a broad spectrum of energy and environmental research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programs that will return benefits for generations to come: Enabling domestic coal, natural gas, and oil to economically power our Nation’s homes, industries, businesses, and transportation while protecting our environment and enhancing our energy independence. NETL has expertise in coal, natural gas, and oil technologies, contract and project management, analysis of energy systems, and international energy issues. In addition to research conducted onsite, NETL’s project portfolio includes (RD&D) conducted through partnerships, cooperative research and development agreements, financial assistance, and contractual arrangements with universities and the private sector. Together, these efforts focus a wealth of scientific and engineering talent on creating commercially viable solutions to national energy and environmental problems. To learn more about The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), please visit our website at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/.
The NETL Director is responsible for the management and administration of the NETL in its mission to conduct and implement a Research, Development, and Demonstration program that benefits the public by assuring the availability of clean, affordable, and reliable domestic energy that protects the environment, fuels economic prosperity, and strengthens energy security. The Director provides major policy input for program development to the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and the involved Deputy Assistant Secretaries, develops execution strntegies for Fossil Energy's RD&D and, as applicable, programs for the development of other energy and environmental technologies; spear heads the effective reporting and transfer of research results to stakeholders and customers in the public and private sector. The Director provides guidance and oversight for all functions and authorities delegated to NETL for its financial, legal, human resource, property management and procurement activities [including Head of Contacting Authority (HCA)]. The Director manages and provides operational leadership for NETL that is consistent with the DOE's policies, goals, and objectives including environmental, safety, health and security programs; small business programs; and Equal Employment Opportunity initiatives. Additionally, Oversees and fosters NETL's intramural research activities ensuring (1) pursuit of research topics important to DOE's mission, (2) research is cost effectively pursued via collaborative partnerships with other research organizations, (3) the quality and integrity of research is high, and ( 4) performance results are evaluated against established goals and milestones.