Performance of the Electric Power System in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic During Recent Winter Weather Events, Including the Bomb Cyclone, Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, January 23, 2018 [open pdf - 9MB]
This is the January 23, 2018 hearing on the "Performance of the Electric Power System in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic During Recent Winter Weather Events, Including the Bomb Cyclone" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. According to the opening statement of Lisa Murkowski the hearing served as an "opportunity to gauge whether federal policy is helping or hindering improvements in energy system performance. [...] We must ensure that our nation's natural gas supply, which is a boon to our economy and to our national security, can be reliably delivered to a changing marketplace. At the same time, it is not clear what the reliability and economic impacts will be of a grid whose primary electricity resources are less diverse over time as baseload nuclear and coal units continue to retire. Meeting all of these challenges, while also strengthening competition for the benefit of energy customers, should be a shared priority. After all, promoting competition has been a tenet of federal electricity policy that has enjoyed wide bipartisan support for more than two decades and should remain so." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kevin J. McIntyre, Bruce J. Walker, Charles A. Berardesco, Allison Clements, Andrew L. Ott, and Gordon van Welie.
S. Hrg. 115-498; Senate Hearing 115-498
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