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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. 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.


Monday, June 29, 2015—12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015—8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


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 re-established in July 2010, 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. The EAC 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 pertain to electricity.

Tentative Agenda: The meeting of the EAC is expected to include an update on the programs and initiatives of DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the DOE Quadrennial Energy Review and Technical Review, and the DOE Grid Consortium effort. The meeting is also expected to include panel discussions on the value of volt-ampere reactive (VAr) power and the current and future development of microgrids, as well as a discussion on cyber security strategies. Additionally, the meeting is expected to include a discussion of the plans and activities of the Cyber Security Working Group, the Power Delivery Subcommittee, the Smart Grid Subcommittee, and the Energy Storage Subcommittee.

Tentative Agenda: June 29, 2015

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.—EAC Leadership Committee Meeting

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.—Registration

1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.—Welcome, Introductions, Developments since the March 2015 Meeting

1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.—Update on the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's Programs and Initiatives

1:45 p.m.-2:05 p.m.—Update on the DOE Quadrennial Energy Review

2:05 p.m.-2:25 p.m.—Update on the DOE Quadrennial Technical Review

2:25 p.m.-2:45 p.m.—Update on the DOE Grid Consortium Effort

2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.—Break

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.—Value of a VAr Panel

3:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.—EAC Discussion of Value of a VAr

3:50 p.m.-4:10 p.m.—EAC Power Delivery Subcommittee Activities and Plans

4:10 p.m.-4:25 p.m.—EAC Member Discussion of Power Delivery Subcommittee

4:25 p.m.-4:55 p.m.—EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Activities and Plans

4:55 p.m.-5:15 p.m.—EAC Member Discussion of Smart Grid Subcommittee Plans

5:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.—Wrap-up and Adjourn Day One of June 2015 Meeting of the EAC

Tentative Agenda: June 30, 2015

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.—Microgrid Current and Future Development Panel

10:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.—EAC Discussion of Microgrids

10:20 a.m.-10:40 a.m.—Cyber Security Strategies

10:40 a.m.-11:00 a.m.—EAC Member Discussion of Cyber Security Working Group Plans

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.—EAC Energy Storage Subcommittee Activities and Plans

11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.—EAC Member Discussion of Energy Storage Subcommittee Plans

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Public Comments

12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.—Wrap-up and Adjourn June 2015 Meeting of the EAC

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 Tuesday, June 30, 2015, but must register at the registration table in advance. Approximately 10 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. Start Printed Page 29667Anyone 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 May 18, 2015.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2015-12458 Filed 5-21-15; 8:45 am]