Senate Energy panel to look at technical innovation for grid

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources will consider the “State of Technological Innovation related to the Electric Grid” during a hearing slated for March 17 at 10 a.m.

Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and other members of the panel are expected to hear from a number of witnesses. The witnesses include:

** Lisa Barton, an executive vice president of AEP Transmission, which is part of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP).

** Lisa Edgar, a member of the Florida Public Service Commission, who will also appear in her role as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

** Michael Howard, the president and CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

** Peter Littlewood, the director of Argonne National Laboratory; and

** Jeff Taft, chief architect for Electric Grid Transformations for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Testimony will be available at on the day of the hearing.

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