Discussion Draft Addressing Energy Reliability and Security, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, May 19, 2015 [open pdf - 6MB]
This is the May 19, 2015 hearing "Discussion Draft Addressing Energy Reliability and Security," held before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield: "This discussion draft contains a number of measures to strengthen reliability and security and prepare the grid for the future. This includes provisions to resolve potential conflicts between grid reliability and environmental regulations, and to improve emergency preparedness and response. It requires a Department of Energy plan regarding the creation of a Strategic Transformer Reserve, and also establishes a volunteer program to harden the grid against cybersecurity threats. Other measures encourage State public utility commission and utilities to improve grid resilience and promote investments in energy analytics technology to increase efficiencies and lower the cost for ratepayers, while strengthening reliability and security. The discussion draft also requires FERC [Federal Energy Regulatory Commission] to work with each RTO [Regional Transmission Organization] to encourage a diverse generation portfolio, long-term reliability and price certainty for customers, and enhanced performance assurance during peak periods." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Bardee, Gerry W. Cauley, Thomas A. Fanning, Elinor Haider, Joseph Dominguez, Michael Bergey, John N. More, John Di Stasio, Emily Heitman, Elgie Holstein, Susan N. Kelly, Phyllis Cuttino, and the American Public Power Association.
Serial No. 114-44
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