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Electricity Advisory Committee

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Office of Electricity, Department of Energy.


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.


Wednesday, October 14, 2020; 11:45 a.m.-5:15 p.m. EST; Thursday, October 15, 2020; 11:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EST.


Due to ongoing precautionary measures surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the October meeting of the EAC will be held via WebEx video and teleconference. In order to track all participants, the Department is requiring that those wishing to attend register for the meeting here:​oe/​october-14-15-2020-meeting-electricity-advisory-committee. Please note, you must register for each day you would like to attend.

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Christopher Lawrence, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (202) 586-5260 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), to provide advice to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing certain sections of 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, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues that pertain to the electric sector.

Tentative Agenda

October 14, 2020

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. WebEx Attendee Sign-On

12:00 p.m.-12:20 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, Developments since the August 2020 Meeting

12:20 p.m.-12:40 p.m. Update on Office of Electricity Programs and Initiatives

12:40 p.m.-1:20 p.m. Overview of Defense Critical Electric Infrastructure (DCEI) Strategy

1:20 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Moderated Roundtable Discussion Regarding DCEI Strategy

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. State-Federal Coordination Issues Discussion Among EAC Members

4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Energy Storage Subcommittee Report

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Smart Grid Subcommittee Update

5:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjourn Day 1

October 15, 2020

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. WebEx Attendee Sign-On

12:00 p.m.-12:10 p.m. Welcome

12:10 p.m.-12:40 p.m. Update on the Bulk Power System Executive Order Implementation

12:40 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Break

1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. Panel: Big Data Analytics in the Utility Setting: The experiences, barriers and future needs—Panel 1: Transmission and Distribution

1:50 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Moderated Roundtable Discussion Between DOE and EAC Regarding Grid Modernization and Planning Activities

2:40 p.m.-2:50 p.m. Break

2:50 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Panel: Big Data Analytics in the Utility Setting: The experiences, barriers and future needs—Panel 2: Operators, Municipal and Cooperative Utilities

3:40 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Q&A and Moderated Discussion with Panel 2

4:30 p.m.-4:50 p.m. Break

4:50 p.m.-5:10 p.m. Public Comments

5:10 p.m.-5:30 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, no advanced registration is required. Individuals who wish to offer public comments at the EAC meeting may do so on October 15, 2020, but must register in advance. Approximately 20 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 identified by “Electricity Advisory Committee October 2020 Meeting,” to Mr. Christopher Lawrence at

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. Christopher Lawrence at the address above.

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Signed in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2020.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-20926 Filed 9-22-20; 8:45 am]