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Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 12:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. (EST); Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:00 a.m.-3:40 p.m. (EST).


National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

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Matthew Rosenbaum, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8G-017, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (202) 586-1060 or Email:

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Purpose of the Committee: The Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) was established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 2, to provide advice to the U.S. Department of Energy (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.

Tentative Agenda: The 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, resiliency, customer acceptance of Smart Grid technology issues, and the DOE's Utility of the Future Initiative.

Tentative Agenda: March 6, 2013

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Registration

1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Welcome and Developments since the October 2012 Meeting

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Update on DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) 2013 Current Programs and Initiatives

2:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m. Briefing on Special DOE Initiative: Utility of the Future and EAC Member Discussion

2:50 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Key Federal Roles to Enhance Cyber Security in the Power Sector Panel and EAC Member DiscussionStart Printed Page 9039

4:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m. EAC Storage Subcommittee Activities and Plans for 2013 and EAC Member Discussion

5:40 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Wrap up Day One

5:45 p.m. Adjourn Day One of March 2013 EAC Meeting

Tentative Agenda: March 7, 2013

8:00 a.m.-9:40 a.m. Post Hurricane Sandy: Lessons for Grid Resilience Panel and EAC Member Discussion

9:40 a.m.-10:50 a.m. EAC Transmission Subcommittee Papers and Work Plan for 2013, EAC Member Discussion

10:50 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Customer Acceptance Issues for the Smart Grid Panel and EAC Member Discussion

12:40 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch (Local Restaurants)

2:00 p.m.-3:10 p.m. EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Paper and Work Plans for 2013, EAC Member Discussion

3:10 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Status of June EAC Meeting—Webinar vs. In-Person

3:20 p.m.-3:35 p.m. Public Comments (Must register to comment at time of check-in)

3:35 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Wrap Up of March 2013 EAC Meeting

3:40 p.m. Adjourn March 2013 EAC Meeting

The meeting agenda may change to accommodate EAC business. For EAC agenda updates, see the EAC Web site at:​oe/​services/​electricity-advisory-committee-eac.

Public Participation: The EAC welcomes the attendance of the public at its meetings. Individuals who wish to offer public comments at the EAC meeting may do so on Thursday, March 7, 2013, but must register at the registration table in advance. Approximately 15 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but is not expected to exceed three minutes. Anyone who is not able to attend the meeting, or for whom the allotted public comments time is insufficient to address pertinent issues with the EAC, is invited to send a written statement to Mr. Matthew Rosenbaum. You may submit comments, identified by “Electricity Advisory Committee Open Meeting”, by any of the following methods:

The following electronic file formats are acceptable: Microsoft Word (.doc), Corel Word Perfect (.wpd), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), plain text (.txt), Microsoft Excel (.xls), and Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt). If you submit information that you believe to be exempt by law from public disclosure, you must submit one complete copy, as well as one copy from which the information claimed to be exempt by law from public disclosure has been deleted. You must also explain the reasons why you believe the deleted information is exempt from disclosure. DOE is responsible for the final determination concerning disclosure or nondisclosure of the information and for treating it in accordance with the DOE's Freedom of Information regulations (10 CFR 1004.11).


Delivery of the U.S. Postal Service mail to DOE may be delayed by several weeks due to security screening. DOE, therefore, encourages those wishing to comment to submit comments electronically by email. If comments are submitted by regular mail, the Department requests that they be accompanied by a CD or diskette containing electronic files of the submission.

Minutes: The minutes of the EAC meeting will be posted on the EAC Web page at​oe/​services/​electricity-advisory-committee-eac. They can also be obtained by contacting Mr. Matthew Rosenbaum at the address above.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2013.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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