DOE Announces Clean Energy Innovator Fellowship Program to Help Build a Diverse U.S. Workforce to Decarbonize the Electricity Sector
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Clean Energy Innovator Fellowship, a $6 million program that sends recent graduates and energy professionals to work at critical energy organizations to advance clean energy solutions. This program will help increase access to clean energy career opportunities across the country and accelerate the national transition to a resilient and affordable clean energy economy.
The Clean Energy Innovator Fellowship recruits talent from diverse backgrounds to spend up to two years supporting the work of eligible host organizations, which include public utility commissions, municipal and rural cooperative utilities, and grid operators, such as regional transmission organizations or independent system operators. Innovator Fellows will receive a stipend and an educational allowance to support host institution projects that will help decarbonize the U.S. power system, electrify transportation and industry, and make the power system more equitable and inclusive.