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FY22-23 Priority Goals

Clean Energy Innovation and Deployment

Support integrated research, development, demonstration and deployment of cost-competitive, clean energy technologies to achieve net zero goals while promoting good paying clean energy jobs, domestic manufacturing, resilient supply chains, and benefits to disadvantaged communities.

By September 30, 2023, publish 5 crosscutting innovation and deployment strategies with performance and deployment targets that help to achieve economy-wide emissions reductions of 50-52 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 levels and net zero emissions by 2050.

Energy Sector Cybersecurity

Increase the overall cyber resilience of the grid by addressing critical cyber vulnerabilities prior to adversary exploitation through a multi-faceted approach that includes applying classified threat intelligence, illuminating systemic cyber supply chain risks, cyber vulnerability testing and forensic analyses, and engineering out cyber risks – all in close partnership with asset owners and manufacturers across the Energy Sector Industrial Base.

By September 30, 2022, analyze no less than 10% of critical components in energy sector systems; and expand manufacturers participating in the voluntary Energy Cyber Sense program to cover no less than 15% of the market share of critical components.

Drive down overall cycle time for critical vulnerability discovery to mitigation to notification of impacted asset owners by at least 10%, compared to a 2021 baseline.

By September 30, 2023, analyze no less than 15% of critical components in energy sector systems; and expand manufacturers participating in the program to cover no less than 30% of the market share of critical components.

Environmental Management & Nuclear Waste Disposal

To execute key projects of the EM cleanup mission, including treatment of radioactive tank waste and disposal of transuranic waste and mill tailings.

By September 30, 2022, EM will treat 500,0000 gallons of waste through Tank-Side Cesium Removal System

By September 30, 2023, EM will treat a total of 9 million gallons of waste through the Salt Waste Processing Facility

By September 30, 2023, EM will increase Salt Stone disposal capacity by 34 million gallons with completion of Saltstone Disposal Unit 8

By September 30, 2023, EM will complete demolition of the X-326 Gaseous Diffusion Plant building at Portsmouth

For FY 2022 and 2023, EM-Los Alamos will send 30 shipments of transuranic waste to WIPP by September 30 for each fiscal year (60 shipments total)

By September 30, 2022, EM-Moab will dispose 750,000 tons of uranium mill tailings; and by September 30, 2023, will dispose an additional 1 million tons of uranium mill tailings

Nuclear Security

Maintain and modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile and dismantle retired nuclear weapons, as directed by the President through the Nuclear Posture Review, as well as enable further international nuclear nonproliferation and arms control progress.

By September 30, 2023, complete 100 percent of annual B61-12 bomb deliveries required to support fiscal years 2022 and 2023 U.S. Air Force operational needs. (WA)

By September 30, 2023, complete 100 percent of annual W88 Alt 370 warhead deliveries required to support fiscal years 2022 and 2023 U.S. Navy operational needs. (WA)

By September 30, 2023, replace 330 cesium irradiators with non-radioactive source-based technologies. (DNN)

Equity and Justice

Provide a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality; affirmatively advance equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity.

By September 30, 2022, DOE will introduce a survey or similar instrument to solicitations and funding opportunity announcements in order to collect respondent/applicant demographic data as a part of the development of a broader system of data collection across DOE acquisition space.

Beginning January 1, 2022, DOE will increase directed outreach to and participation from underserved communities–including Justice40 communities, communities of color, LGBTQIA communities, women-and minority-owned businesses, and minority-serving institutions–in DOE acquisition and financial assistance activities, contributing to the overall goal of six percent of DOE obligated dollars going to SDBs by October 1, 2023, and 15% of SBIR/STTR Phase 1 awards disbursed to both women and minority-owned businesses by October 1, 2024.

National Laboratories

Deliver the highest quality R&D and production capabilities; strengthen partnerships with industry, academia, and other key regional and national stakeholders; and revitalize and modernize the physical infrastructure of the national laboratories to enable efficient national leadership in science, technology, economic competitiveness, and national security

Meet Administration priorities in two areas: advanced computing and climate change.

In the strategic area of advanced computing, deliver exascale application performance across mission-critical science and engineering applications and on multiple platforms by the end of FY 2023 and establish a viable path forward for continued U.S. leadership in advanced computing.

In the strategic area of climate change, by September 2023, use cross-laboratory models in the strategic areas of: (1) climate observations to support gaps in high-resolution climate models; and (2) predictive climate modeling to underpin solutions at the local scale to address climate change and environmental equity challenges.

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure deployment under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) (Joint with DOT)

Deploy Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): The BIL invests in the deployment of a national network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers as one of many important ways that the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Energy (DOE) and their newly formed Joint Office of Energy and Transportation are addressing the climate crisis. All three entities will support building a national network of electric vehicle chargers towards the President’s BIL goal of installing 500,000 EV chargers. By September 30, 2023, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation in conjunction with DOT and DOE will complete the following critical building blocks needed for the deployment of EV charging infrastructure:

  • Issue a set of minimum standards and requirements for all EV chargers deployed under Title 23 generally, and the “National EV Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program” specifically, to ensure a convenient, affordable, reliable, and equitable EV charging network
  • Facilitate the development and approval of State, Puerto Rico, and District of Columbia EV charging plans to establish a cohesive national EV charging network that covers all Interstates and designated highway corridors
  • Distribute formula funds through the “National EV Infrastructure Formula Program” and awarding competitive grants under the NEVI Discretionary Grant Program to eligible entities following the timeline specified in the BIL
  • Launch a federal EV Advisory Committee
  • Provide technical assistance to school districts and transit operators deploying electric school and transit buses under BIL programs; and
  • Increase the number of public EV charging ports to 160,000 by the end of calendar year 2023 (Dec. 31).