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Electricity Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting

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


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. EST; Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EST.


National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 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 panels or presentations on rates, tariffs, and market design for energy storage; mutual assistance agreements; and emergency response and resilience in recovery efforts. The meeting is also expected to include a discussion on regulatory reform and an update on FERC activities presented by Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur. Additionally, the meeting is expected to include an update on the programs and initiatives of the DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and a discussion of the plans and activities of the Smart Grid Subcommittee, Power Delivery Subcommittee, and Energy Storage Subcommittee.

Tentative Agenda: February 20, 2018

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, Developments since the September 2017 Meeting

1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Update on the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's Programs and Initiatives

1:30 p.m.-2:25 p.m. Regulatory Reform

2:25 p.m.-2:35 p.m. EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Update

2:35 p.m.-2:50 p.m. EAC Power Delivery Subcommittee Update

2:50 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EAC Energy Storage Subcommittee Update

3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Panel Session: Rate, Tariff, and Market Design for Energy Storage

5:45 p.m.-5:55 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjourn Day 1

Tentative Agenda: February 21, 2018

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Presentation on Mutual Assistance Agreements

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Panel Session: Emergency Response and Resilience in Recovery Efforts

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Presentation: FERC Update

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Reflections on Today's Panel and Presentations

12:00 p.m.-12:05 p.m. Public Comments

12:05 p.m.-12:15 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjourn

The meeting agenda may change to accommodate EAC business. For EAC agenda updates, see the EAC website 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 Wednesday, February 21, 2018, but must register at the registration table in advance. Approximately five 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.

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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 January 19, 2018.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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