Office of Energy Diplomacy
The Office of Energy Diplomacy (EDP) staff engage with staff at U.S. embassies around the world to further ENR goals through bilateral engagement. EDP advances bilateral, regional, and global energy diplomacy and energy security initiatives in support of U.S. foreign energy policy. This work includes providing analysis and policy recommendations on top priority global issues: increasing U.S. energy sector exports through vigorous outreach and advocacy on behalf of U.S. firms; improving energy market access through sustained diplomatic engagement; encouraging policies and practices that strengthen the energy security of the United States, our partners, and our allies through bilateral and multilateral dialogues; and conducting focused outreach.
Office of Energy Programs
The Office of Energy Programs (EP) manages ENR’s global energy foreign assistance programs: the Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative (EGCI) and the Power Sector Program (PSP). EP works with countries around the world to improve hydrocarbon, minerals, and mining sector governance and oversight. EP also promotes reliable and affordable energy supply through power sector reform and development. EGCI provides U.S. government and expert independent advisory services on a wide range of capacity-building programs related to hydrocarbon, mineral, and mining sector oversight and governance to countries across the globe. PSP is conducted through peer-to-peer exchanges with regulators and system operators, and leveraging of U.S. institutional capacity through interagency agreements with agencies and laboratories. Through EGCI and PSP, the Department of State works with governments to build capacity to improve governance by developing the institutional and human expertise needed to oversee resources and grow economies. Assistance is tailored to issues on which countries can make the strongest gains. The breadth, depth, technical capability, and flexibility of EP-managed implementation mechanisms allow quick response of almost any energy-related skill set.
Office of Energy Transformation
The Office of Energy Transformation (ETR) leads ENR efforts to transform the global energy sector toward more diverse resources and stable systems. Energy diversification – including the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions, alternative fuels like natural gas, flexible grids, decentralized energy generation, and transparent electricity markets – enhances global energy security and drives economic prosperity by providing an expanded, integrated, and market-based range of options for power generation and system operations. In addition, ETR is the U.S. representative at all International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) meetings, and closely monitors the impact of new technologies on upstream minerals and energy resources in source countries. ETR also monitors and engages with cities, states, and provinces in its bilateral and multilateral energy transformation work.
Office of Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy
The Office of Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy (PAPD) directs U.S. international energy policy analysis for the Secretary and senior-level decision makers that focuses on ensuring U.S. and global energy security and prosperity, opening markets and removing barriers to energy trade and development, promoting U.S. energy exports, and strengthening universal access to affordable and reliable energy. PAPD manages the public affairs office charged with communicating the bureau’s work of furthering U.S. foreign policy by forging international energy policy and responding to energy challenges from around the world that affect U.S. economic policy and national security.
PAPD receives applications for Presidential permits for cross-border pipelines and advises the Secretary if the infrastructure would serve the foreign policy interests of the United States. PAPD manages the bureau’s multilateral engagement to advance energy security initiatives at the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), G20 and G7 energy ministerials, the International Energy Forum, and the International Energy Charter. PAPD also provides energy training that assures Department of State and interagency officials have the necessary tools to promote U.S. energy goals abroad. ENR manages the Washington Energy Seminar; the Energy: Power Generation Course in Pittsburgh; the Petroleum Gas and Industry Course in Houston; and the “Advanced Energy: Texas Power Case Study” in Austin. For the latest from ENR, please visit and add our Twitter handle (@EnergyatState) to your feed.