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US Energy: U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2022 Electricity Advisory Committee

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Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the new members of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC), an important component of DOE’s strategy to improve its research, development, and demonstration portfolio and program activities. Each member is appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm for a two-year term. The group reports to the DOE’s Assistant Secretary for Electricity and meets three times a year to advise DOE on a variety of electricity issues. The 37 members of the EAC come from across the energy community, including state and regional entities, utilities, cybersecurity and national security firms, the natural gas sector, equipment manufacturers, construction and architectural companies, non-governmental organizations, and other electricity-related organizations.

“The Department’s priorities can only be achieved through close coordination with the energy community,” said Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Gilbert Bindewald. “The EAC is a passionate and dedicated group whose advice, insights, and thoughtful feedback ensure we continue to improve DOE’s electricity initiatives now and well into the future.”

During their two-year term, the EAC members advise DOE on current and future electric grid reliability, resilience, security, sector interdependence, and policy issues. They periodically review and make recommendations on DOE electric grid-related programs and initiatives, including electricity-related research and development programs and modeling efforts. Members also identify emerging issues related to electricity production and delivery and advise on Federal coordination with utility industry authorities in the event of supply disruptions and other emergencies.

The 37 appointed members of the EAC are listed alphabetically below:

SHARON ALLAN
Board Advisor & Consultant

CHRISTOPHER AYERS
Executive Director
North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff

LAUREN AZAR
Founder
Azar Law LLC

ANDREW BARBEAU
President
The Accelerate Group

TOM BIALEK
Chief Technology Officer
Toumetis

DANIEL BROOKS
Vice President, Integrated Grid & Energy Systems
Electric Power Research Institute

JENNIFER CHEN
Senior Manager
Clean Energy at World Resources Institute

ROBERT W. CUMMINGS
President
Red Yucca Power Consulting, LLC

KIMBERLY DENBOW
Vice President, Security & Operations
American Gas Association

DREW FELLON
President
Alliance Advisory Services

LOUIS FINKEL
Senior Vice President, Government Relations
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

LISA FRANTZIS
Partner, Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure segment
Guidehouse

SHERI GIVENS
Vice President, U.S. Policy & Regulatory Strategy
National Grid

HOWARD GUGEL
Vice President of Engineering and Standards
North American Electric Reliability Corporation

BRIAN HARRELL
Vice President and Chief Security Officer
Avangrid

DAVE HERLONG
Senior Director, Corporate Cyber Resiliency Task Force
NextEra Energy

PHILIP HERMAN
Chief Operating Officer
Elio Energy Group LLC

MICHAEL HEYECK
Founder
The Grid Group LLC

MARIO HURTADO
Chief Regulatory Officer
Luma Energy LLC

LOLA INFANTE
Executive Director, Government and External Affairs
Electric Power Research Institute

LYNNE KIESLING
Research Professor, College of Engineering Design and Computing
University of Colorado, Denver

CLAY KOPLIN
Chief Executive Officer
Cordova Electric Cooperative

ROBERT M. LEE
Chief Executive Officer
Dragos

BRIAN LIPSCOMB
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Keepers, Inc.

REPRESENTATIVE NICOLE LOWEN
Chair, Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection
Hawaii House of Representatives

MONICA MARTINEZ
Owner and Principal
Ruben Strategy Group LLC

JESSICA MATTHEWS
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Uncharted Power, Inc

SAMARA MOORE
Security Assurance Senior Manager and Global Energy Specialist
Amazon Web Services

JAY MORRISON
Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer
ElectriCities of North Carolina Inc.

RICHARD S. MROZ
Managing Director
Resolute Strategies LLC

REPRESENTATIVE DON PARSONS
Member
Georgia House of Representatives

DELIA PATTERSON
Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Communications and General Counsel
American Public Power Association

DARLENE PHILLIPS
Executive Director, Operations Engineering Support
PJM Interconnection LLC

WANDA REDER
President and Chief Executive Officer
Grid-X Partners LLC

PAUL STOCKTON
President
Paul N. Stockton LLC

RAMYA SWAMINATHAN
Chief Executive Officer
Malta, Inc.

TOM WEAVER
Retired
American Electric Power Company Inc.

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