The Honorable Mark Wesley Menezes, DOE under secretary of energy, visited Sandia’s Albuquerque campus on July 8 to tour facilities and attend briefings showcasing the Labs’ energy program and other national security contributions. He was accompanied by DOE Senior Advisor Allan Webster.
The visit included tours of Sandia’s Z Pulsed Power, Electromagnetic Pulse and Neutron Generator facilities, as well as the Megatron site, the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex and the Battery Abuse Lab.
Sandia leaders and researchers provided briefings on several topics, including electric grid security and resilience and energy storage safety and reliability.
Under Secretary Menezes is DOE’s principal advisor on energy policy and a wide array of existing and emerging energy technologies. He is responsible for driving transformative energy policy and technology solutions for the nation.