DOE plans Oct. 2-3 meeting of its Electricity Advisory Committee

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the U.S. Department of Energy plans an Oct. 2-3 meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC).

It will be at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association headquarters in Arlington, Va., which is a Washington D.C. suburb.

The EAC was reestablished in July 2010 to provide advice to the 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. The EAC is composed of individuals of diverse backgrounds selected for their technical expertise and experience.

The upcoming EAC meeting 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 distributed resource integration and lessons for grid resilience, said DOE in a meeting notice to be published in the Sept. 11 Federal Register.

The tentative agenda for Oct. 2 includes:

  • Update on DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) 2013 Current Programs and Initiatives;
  • DOE Energy Storage Program Update;
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Update;
  • Distributed Resource Integration Panel; and
  • EAC Storage Subcommittee Activities and Plans for 2013.

The tentative agenda for Oct. 3 includes:

  • Post-Sandy: Lessons for Grid Resilience Panel;
  • EAC Transmission Subcommittee 2013 Papers and Work Plan for 2013;
  • DOE Keynote Speaker; and
  • EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Papers and Work Plans for 2013.
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