Members Advise on Strategies for Grid of the Future
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Electricity (OE) today announced the new members of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The EAC is an important component of OE’s strategy to improve its electric grid research, development, and demonstration portfolio and program activities.
EAC members advise OE on current and future electric grid reliability, resilience, security, sector interdependence, and policy issues. They periodically review and make recommendations on grid-related programs and initiatives, including 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.
“Looking back, the reliability of our nation’s power grid has been the cornerstone of over a century of American progress,” said Gene Rodrigues, Assistant Secretary for Electricity. “As we look ahead, our country must lead the transformation to a 21st century grid that provides all Americans with the benefits of clean energy, while also preserving the reliability, resilience, security, and affordability we all count on. The collective expertise of the Electricity Advisory Committee will help us chart that path forward.”
EAC members 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. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm appoints each member to a two-year term.
The 39 members of the EAC are:
Board Advisor & Consultant
Founder, Azar Law LLC
President, The Accelerate Group
Chief Technology Officer, Toumetis
Vice President, Integrated Grid & Energy Systems, Electric Power Research Institute
Senior Manager, Clean Energy World Resources Institute
Robert W. Cummings
President, Red Yucca Power Consulting, LLC
Vice President, Security & Operations, American Gas Association
President, Alliance Advisory Services
Senior Vice President, Government Relations, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Partner in Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure, Guidehouse
President and Chief Executive Officer, Smart Electric Power Alliance
Paula R. Glover
President, Alliance to Save Energy
Representative Nicole Lowen
Chair, Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection Hawai’i House of Representatives
Owner and Principal, Ruben Strategy Group, LLC
Jessica O. Matthews
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Uncharted Power, Inc.
Security Assurance Senior Manager and Global Energy Specialist, Amazon Web Services
Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer, ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
Richard S. Mroz
Managing Director, Resolute Strategies, LLC | Archer Public Affairs
Representative Don Parsons
State Representative, Georgia House of Representatives
Executive Director, North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff
Vice President of Engineering and Standards, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
Vice President of U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Breakthrough Energy
Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Avangrid
Executive Director, Center for Energy Workforce Development
Senior Director, Corporate Cyber Resiliency Task Force NextEra Energy
Chief Regulatory Officer, LUMA Energy
Executive Director, Government and External Affairs, Electric Power Research Institute
Director, Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics, Northwestern University
Chief Executive Officer, Cordova Electric Cooperative
Robert M. Lee
Chief Executive Officer, Dragos
Chief Executive Officer, Energy Keepers, Inc.
Senior Director, Regulatory Policy and Compliance, Salt River Project
Executive Director, Operations Engineering Support, PJM Interconnection, LLC
President and Chief Executive Officer, Grid-X Partners, LLC
President, Paul N. Stockton LLC
Chief Executive Officer, Malta, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Asset Strategy and Planning, Southern California Edison
Chief Executive Officer, GridPolicy, Inc.