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In July 2019, the Office of Electricity (OE) published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on cost-effective ways to enhance the resilience of electric infrastructure systems against severe weather events, including windstorms, floods, wildfires, etc. The responses from industry and associations are posted below, verbatim and without endorsement or comment. OE is reviewing the responses to identify best practices and will post that information as it is available.

Note: Some of the responses below address both the RFI on Oil and Natural Gas Infrastructure Systems and the RFI on Electric Infrastructure Systems so those comments will be listed, in duplicate, on each page.

For more information about this RFI, please contact: David.Meyer@hq.doe.gov

Federal Register Doc. 2019–14547 Request for Information on Codes, Standards, Specifications, and Other Guidance for Enhancing the Resilience of Electric Infrastructure Systems Against Severe Weather Events

Item no.Name of OrganizationNameFile Name
1American Public Power AssociationResponse of the American Public Power Association to Request for InformationAPPA Response to Grid RFI
2American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning EngineersResponse to RFI Guidance for Enhancing Grid ResilienceASHRAE Response to Grid RFI
3American Transmission CompanyRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsATC Response to Grid RFI
4AnterixRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsAnterix Response to Grid RFI
5Build Strong CoalitionGuidance for Enhancing Grid ResilienceBuildStrong Coalition Response to Grid RFI
6The Business Council for Sustainable EnergyRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsBCSE Response to Grid RFI
7Dominion Energy VirginiaRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsDominion Energy Virginia Response to Grid RFI
8Edison Electric InstituteRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsEEI Response to Grid RFI
9Electric Power Research InstituteSelect EPRI Reports Related to Severe Weather ResiliencySelect EPRI Response to Grid RFI
10Electricity Consumers Resource CouncilComments of the Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON) on the Department of Energy (DOE) Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Codes, Standards, Specifications, and other guidance for enhancing the resilience of electric infrastructure systems against severe weather events, 84 FED. REG. 32730 (JULY 9, 2019)Electricity Consumers Resource Council Response to Grid RFI
11Exelon CorporationRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsExelon Response to Grid RFI
12Great River EnergyRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsGreat River Energy Response to Grid RFI
13Institute for Policy IntegrityRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsInstitute for Policy Integrity Response to Grid RFI
14International Code CouncilRe: Comments of the International Code Council on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Request for Information (RFI) on Codes, Standards, Specifications, and Other Guidance for Enhancing the Resilience of Oil and Natural Gas and Electric Infrastructure Systems Against Severe WeatherICC Response to Grid RFI
15ITC Holdings Corp.Comment of ITC Holdings Corp.ITC Response to Grid RFI
16JanneyGrid Resiliency From Electromagnetic Threats; the Infrastructure Plan Provides an Opportunity for Substantial InvestmentJanney Response to Grid RFI
17Modesto Irrigation DistrictGuidance for Enhanced Grid ResilienceModesto Irrigation District Response to Grid RFI
18NACE InternationalGuidance for Enhancing Resilience of Electric Infrastructure SystemsNACE Response to Grid RFI
19NACE EIS StandardsNACE Standards and Specifications Related to Electric Infrastructure SystemsNACE Standards Response to Grid RFI
20National Association of State Energy OfficialsBulk Electric Systems Operations absent Energy Management System and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Capabilities -- a Spare Tire ApproachNASEO Response to Grid RFI
21National Grid Response to Grid RFIRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsNational Grid Response to Grid RFI
22National Rural Electric Cooperative AssociationRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsNRECA Response to Grid RFI
23North American Transmission ForumGrid ResilienceNATF Response to Grid RFI 1
24North American Transmission ForumNATF Practices Document for NERC Reliability Standard CIP-014-2 Requirement R5NATF Response to Grid RFI 2
25North American Transmission ForumNATF Practices Document for NERC Reliability Standard CIP-014-2 Requirement R4NATF Response to Grid RFI 3
26North American Transmission ForumBulk Electric Systems Operations absent Energy Management System and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Capabilities -- a Spare Tire ApproachNATF Response to Grid RFI 4
27North American Transmission ForumBulk Electric System Monitoring and Control - An Overview of Backup CapabilitiesNATF Response to Grid RFI 5
28Oak Ridge National LaboratoryExtreme Weather and Climate Vulnerabilities of the Electric Grid: A Summary of Environmental Sensitivity Quantification MethodsOak Ridge National Laboratory Response to Grid RFI
29OncorRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsOncor Response to Grid RFI
30PG&E CorporationRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure Systems PG&E Response to Grid RFI
31PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.Comments of PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.PJM Response to Grid RFI
32Seattle City LightGuidance for Enhanced Grid ResilienceSeattle City Light Response to Grid RFI
33Securing America's Future EnergyComments on the Office of Electricity's Request for Information Pertaining to Guidance for Enhancing Grid ResilienceSAFE Response to Grid RFI
34Southern CompaniesGuidance for Enhancing Oil and Natural Gas ResilienceSouthern Companies Response to Grid RFI
35Spire Inc.Comments of Spire Inc.Spire Response to Grid RFI
36Sustainable FERC Project, Natural Resources Defense Council, Union of Concerned ScientistsComments of the Sustainable FERC Project, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Union of Concerned ScientistsSustainable FERC Project Response to Grid RFI
37Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsTDEC Response to Grid RFI
38Union of Concerned ScientistsRE: RFI on Electricity Infrastructure SystemsUCS Response to Grid RFI
39Western Area Power AdministrationDOE Request for Information from Western Area Power Administration Resilience Against Severe Weather Events August 2019WAPA Response to Grid RFI