The mission of the Electricity Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the U.S. Department of Energy 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.
Activities of the EAC include:
- Advise DOE on current and future electric grid resilience, security, reliability, sector interdependence, and policy issues of concern;
- Periodically review and make recommendations on DOE electric grid-related programs and initiatives, including electricity-related R&D programs and modeling efforts;
- Identify emerging issues related to production, delivery, end-use, reliability, security, resilience, modeling and electric utility regulation, and make recommendations, if appropriate, concerning DOE policy and initiatives;
- Make recommendations on how DOE can address the growing interdependence of and risk to critical and defense critical electric infrastructure and other critical sectors such as defense, communications, and transportation;
- Advise on coordination between DOE, State, Tribal, territorial, and regional officials and the private sector on matters affecting production, delivery, end-use, reliability, resilience, security, and electric utility regulation; and,
- Advise on coordination between Federal, State, Tribal, territorial, and regional officials and the private sector in the event of supply disruption or other emergencies related to electricity transmission, generation, and distribution.