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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity is now accepting nominations through Friday, April 19, 2024, for appointment to the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC).  

Nominees with strong technical knowledge and expertise within the electricity sector are preferred. This includes, but is not limited to expertise in energy reliability, grid edge, utilities, reliability, energy distribution, energy storage, clean energy, cybersecurity, tribal energy, and infrastructure.   

No member may be a registered Federal lobbyist, pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (codified at 2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).   

The EAC advises the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity on a broad range of issues regarding electricity. The specific duties of the EAC are to: 

  1. Advise DOE on current and future electric grid resilience, security, reliability, sector interdependence, and policy issues of concern; 
  2. Periodically review and make recommendations on DOE electric grid-related programs and initiatives, including electricity-related R&D programs and modeling efforts; 
  3. 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; 
  4. 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;  
  5. 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; 
  6. 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; and 
  7. Make recommendations to the Department on how to best implement programs or policies directly affecting all components of the electric grid and its operations, as appropriate.  

Additional information on the EAC and its activities may be found here

Any person or organization may nominate qualified individuals for membership. Self-nominations are also welcome.  

Nominations must include the nominee’s full name, current occupation, position, daytime telephone number, and email address along with a summary of the nominee’s qualifications that identifies, how his or her education, training, experience, expertise, or other factors would support the EAC’s work. Each nomination should also include a short biography or curriculum vitae.    

Nominations should be submitted electronically to Ms. Jayne Faith, Designated Federal Officer at Jayne.Faith@hq.doe.gov or via U.S. Mail at Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., Room 7H–073, Attn: Ms. Jayne Faith, Designated Federal Officer, Washington, DC 20585.  

DOE issued a Federal Registration Notice (FRN) for nominations on March 25.