NETL: Who We Are
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that produces
technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. The
laboratory focuses on finding tools and processes that simultaneously
address the three overarching issues that characterize today’s energy
situation in the United States: energy affordability, supply security, and
NETL has three research sites—in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West
Virginia—that conduct a broad range of energy and environmental
research and development. NETL also has small offices in Alaska
and Oklahoma that address challenges unique to those energy-rich
regions. All five locations support DOE’s mission to advance the
national, economic, and energy security of the United States.
As the only national laboratory owned and operated by DOE, NETL is
unique in how it conducts business and in the relationships it forms
with industry, academia, and other research organizations. First and
foremost, NETL conducts cutting-edge research and technology
development on site. About one-quarter of NETL’s approximately
1,200 Federal and contractor employees are directly engaged in onsite
NETL also applies its extensive project-management capabilities to
shape, fund, and manage research throughout the United States and
in more than 40 foreign countries. The laboratory’s research portfolio
includes more than 1,300 projects, with a total award value of nearly
$11 billion and private sector cost-sharing of nearly $6 billion.
In addition, NETL conducts studies of complex, large systems and the
interactions among those systems. Published results of the studies
provide strategic information and analysis to the policymakers
responsible for providing direction and funds to ensure that America
has a continuing supply of clean, affordable energy.
The NETL Community
The Albany site is located in Albany, Oregon, a thriving community
of business, industry, and agriculture i