[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 98 (Monday, May 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29995-29996]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12217]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Electricity Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory 
Committee (EAC). 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.

DATES: Monday, June 11, 2012, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, June 
12, 2012, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (EST).

ADDRESSES: Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW., Washington, DC 20036.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: 
matthew.rosenbaum@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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

Tentative Agenda: June 11, 2012

1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Registration
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Welcome, Introductions and Developments
    Richard Cowart, EAC Chair and David Meyer, EAC Designated Federal 
Official
2:30 to 2:50 p.m. Update on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office 
of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's (OE) 2012 Current 
Programs and Initiatives
    Honorable Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for Electricity 
Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy (invited)
2: 50 to 3:10 p.m. Strategic Plan for DOE OE--Presentation
    Bill Parks, Senior Technical Advisor, DOE- OE (invited)
3:10 to 3:30 p.m. Discussion of DOE Initiatives and DOE Strategic 
Themes
3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Workforce Panel--Where are the Critical Gaps? What 
can be Done About it?
    Wanda Reder, Chair. Panelists will include:
     Barbara Kenny, National Science Foundation (accepted)
     Ann Randazzo, Center for Energy Workforce Development 
(accepted)
     Gil Bindewald, DOE-OE (invited)
    4:45 to 5:00 p.m. EAC Member Discussion of Key Work Force Issues 
and the Workforce Group's Proposed Whitepaper
5:00 to 5:10 p.m. Wrap up
    Richard Cowart, EAC Chair
5:10 p.m. Adjourn Day One of EAC Meeting

June 12, 2012

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Microgrids Panel--How Could Microgrids Alter the Face 
of the Electricity Industry? How Soon?
    Ralph Masiello, Chair, EAC Storage Subcommittee Chair. Panelists to 
include:
     Dr. Jeff Marqusee, DOD/OSD
     Will Agate, Vice President, PIDC (Philadelphia Navy Yard)
     Angie Beehler, Walmart (Invited)
9:00 to 9:20 a.m. EAC Discussion of Microgrids Impacts and Possible 
Next Steps for the EAC
9:20 to 9:45 a.m. EAC Transmission Subcommittee 2012 Work Plan Status
    Mike Heyeck, EAC Transmission Subcommittee Chair. Panelists to 
include:
    --Technology (PMU/EMS) work
    --Grid Resiliency Work--focus on aging assets in 2012
    --PMA Support--Using public process (Cavanagh, Weedall lead)
9:45 to 10:00 a.m. EAC Discussion of Transmission Subcommittee Topics
10:00 to 10:15 a.m. Break

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10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Interoperability Panel: Getting All the Devices to 
Talk to Each Other
    Presentation by Gridwise Architecture Council, Erich Gunther, 
Chairman
10:45 to 11:00 a.m. EAC Discussion of Interoperability Issues and Next 
Steps for the EAC
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Work Plan Status
    Wanda Reder, EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Chair
    --Leveraging findings from ARRA SGIG/SGDP projects
    --Developing recommendations to advance the smart grid industry
11:30 to 11:50 a.m. EAC Discussion and Approval of Smart Grid 
Subcommittee Work Plan
11:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Prior to Lunch--EAC Members Only
    Annual Ethics Briefing for EAC Members, Brian Plesser, Attorney 
Advisor, DOE Office of General Counsel
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own--Local Restaurants
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EAC Storage Subcommittee Work Plan Status
    Ralph Masiello, EAC Storage Subcommittee Chair
    --Status of Report to Congress/Coordination with DOE
    [cir] Detailed discussion of report outline/status
    --Large Scale Storage Integration
2:30 to 2:50 p.m. EAC Discussion of Storage Subcommittee Plan for 2012
2:50 to 3:10 p.m. Break
3:10 to 3:30 p.m. Public Comments
Must register at time of check-in
3:30 to 3:45 p.m. Wrap-up of EAC Meeting
    Richard Cowart, EAC Chair
3:45 p.m. Adjourn
    The meeting agenda may change to accommodate EAC business. For EAC 
agenda updates, see the EAC Web site at: http://www.oe.energy.gov/eac.htm.
    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 12, 2012, but must register at 
the registration table in advance. Approximately 15 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.
    You may submit comments, identified by ``Electricity Advisory 
Committee Open Meeting,'' by any of the following methods:
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: 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.
     Email: matthew.rosenbaum@hq.doe.gov. Include ``Electricity 
Advisory Committee Open Meeting'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All 
submissions received must include the agency name and identifier. All 
comments received will be posted without change to http://www.oe.energy.gov/eac.htm, including any personal information provided.
     Docket: For access to the docket, to read background 
documents or comments received, go to http://www.oe.energy.gov/eac.htm.
    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).
    The EAC will also hold meetings in Washington, DC on October 15-16, 
2012. The venue and agenda will be provided in future notices.

    Note:  Delivery of the U.S. Postal Service mail to DOE may be 
delayed by several weeks due to security screening. The Department, 
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 http://energy.gov/oe/services/electricity-advisory-committee-eac. They can also be obtained by contacting Mr. Matthew 
Rosenbaum at the address above.

    Dated: Issued in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2012.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-12217 Filed 5-18-12; 8:45 am]
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