March 17, U.S. Senate hearing on electric grid innovations

There is no representation of the public at this hearing. and therefore, the committee will not receive information about the myriad problems and costs of Smart Meters and the Smart Grid.

NARUC will be on the panel (see previous posts on NARUC) and EPRI. This is an industry and “captured” agency presentation to Congress, not a fact-finding hearing. The committee members and their website links are here. to contact them. Elizabeth Warren is on this committee: http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/members

Mar 17 2015, 10 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

The State of Technological Innovation Related to the Electric Grid

Full Committee Hearing

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to evaluate the state of technological innovation related to the electric grid.

The hearing will take place Tuesday, March 17, at 10 a.m. in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

The hearing will be webcast live here on the energy panel’s website.

Opening Remarks

  • Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Witness Panel 1

  • Ms. Lisa Barton
    Executive Vice President, AEP Transmission
    American Electric and Power
  • The Honorable Lisa Edgar
    Ms. Lisa Edgar Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission
    President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
  • Dr. Michael Howard Ph.D., P.E.
    President and CEO
    Electric Power Research Institute
  • Dr. Peter Littlewood
    Director
    Argonne National Laboratory
  • Dr. Jeff Taft
    Chief Architect for Electric Grid Transformations
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-and-business-meetings?ID=1348cae4-e8dd-448a-b111-6357cf9af113

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