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March 13-14, 2019 Meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Location: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203


The Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee held a meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, and Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. Below are links to materials associated with this meeting. Note: as of February 2018, to avoid duplication of information, transcripts of EAC meetings will no longer be produced. Information from EAC meetings will continue to be captured in meeting minutes and posted on this website, along with presentations and other related materials.

Members of the public were invited on a first come, first served basis (depending on the availability of meeting room space) to listen to the Committee proceedings and to make comments. The two-day meeting included updates from Office of Electricity, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response leadership, and panel discussions on big data analytics and cybersecurity preparedness.

Federal Register Notice (FRN) Announcing the Meeting





March 13, 2019

  • OE Activities Related to Data Analytics - Eric Lightner, Program Manager, Advanced Grid R&D Division, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Panel: Value Proposition for Big Data Analytics
  • Moderator: Mladen Kezunovic, Eugene E. Webb Professor and Regents Professor, Texas A&M University
    • Doug Dorr, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute
    • Mahesh Sudhakaran, Chief Digital Officer, IBM Energy and Utility Business
    • Mark Johnson, Managing Director, Utility Analytics Institute

March 14, 2019

  • Panel: Electric Sector Cybersecurity Preparedness: Separating Facts from Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
  • Moderator: Richard Mroz, Managing Director, Resolute Strategies, LLC
    • Scott Aaronson, Vice President, Security and Preparedness, Edison Electric Institute
    • Dr. Lynn Costantini, Deputy Director, Center for Partnership and Innovation, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
    • Sam Chanoski, Director of Threat Intelligence, Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
    • Robert Lee, CEO and Co-Founder, Dragos 


Minutes of the March 13-14, 2019 Meetings