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.
Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Witness Panel 1
Ms. Lisa BartonExecutive Vice President, AEP TransmissionAmerican Electric and Power
The Honorable Lisa EdgarMs. Lisa Edgar Commissioner, Florida Public Service CommissionPresident, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Dr. Michael Howard Ph.D., P.E.President and CEOElectric Power Research Institute
Dr. Peter LittlewoodDirectorArgonne National Laboratory
Dr. Jeff TaftChief Architect for Electric Grid TransformationsPacific Northwest National Laboratory