DOE’s Electricity Advisory Committee to discuss cyber security issues

The U.S. Department of Energy plans a June 5-6 meeting of its Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn. headquarters in Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, D.C.

The committee is managed through DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. It is composed of individuals of diverse background selected for their technical expertise and experience, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues that relate to electricity.

The EAC was reestablished in July 2010 to provide advice to DOE in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation’s electricity delivery infrastructure.

This meeting of the EAC is expected to include discussion of the activities of the Energy Storage Technologies Subcommittee, the Smart Grid Subcommittee, and the Transmission Subcommittee, as well as discussions of cyber security issues in the power sector, energy storage valuation, and customer acceptance issues for Smart Grid technology, DOE said in a meeting notice to be published in the May 14 Federal Register.

The tentative agenda for June 5 includes:

  • Update on DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) 2013 Current Programs and Initiatives;
  • Race to the Top Initiative Working Group Discussion;
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Update;
  • Key Federal Roles to Enhance Cyber Security in the Power Sector Panel;
  • EAC Transmission Subcommittee 2013 Papers and Work Plan for 2013.

The tentative agenda for June 6 includes:

  • Energy Storage Valuation Panel;
  • EAC Storage Subcommittee Activities and Plans for 2013;
  • Customer Acceptance Issues for the Smart Grid Panel.
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