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Department of Energy Announces Quadrennial Energy Review Public Meeting in Rhode Island, Connecticut

April 16, 2014 - 4:09pm

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Department’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis will host a two part public meeting in Providence, R.I., and Hartford, Conn., on Monday to receive stakeholder input to the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), an administration-wide effort to make recommendations regarding key infrastructure needed for transmission, storage and distribution of energy.

The Rhode Island and Connecticut meetings will examine energy infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them. Following panel discussions, the public will be able to make statements at each location. The first public meeting was held in Washington, D.C., earlier this month and focused on infrastructure resilience and vulnerabilities, including cyber and physical threats, climate, and interdependencies.

The QER, officially launched by President Obama in January, is co-chaired by the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy, and includes representation from all relevant executive departments and agencies. DOE is playing a key role in development of the QER by providing policy analysis and modeling, and coordinating stakeholder engagement.

Additional information, including the agenda, is available HERE.

Providence, Rhode Island

WHAT

Quadrennial Energy Review outreach session on infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them

WHO

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee

Senator Jack Reed

WHERE

Rhode Island Convention Center

1 Sabin St.

Ballroom B

Providence, RI 02903

WHEN

9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 (Doors open at 8 a.m.)

(Secretary Moniz, Governor Chafee and Senator Reed will deliver remarks at 9:10 a.m.)

Hartford, Connecticut

WHAT

Quadrennial Energy Review outreach session on infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them

WHO

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

Governor Dannel P. Malloy

Representative John B. Larson

WHERE

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Phoenix Auditorium

79 Elm St.

Hartford, CT 06106

WHEN

1:00 p.m on Monday, April 21, 2014 (Doors open at noon.)

(Secretary Moniz, Governor Malloy and Representative Larson will deliver introductory remarks at 1:10 p.m.)

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