QER Second Installment Public Meeting-Washington, DC

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Doors open: 8:30 AM; Program begins: 9:30 AM

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
1st and East Capitol Streets NE
Washington, DC 20510

Watch the February 4th Stakeholder Meeting here.


The U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Dan Utech, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change will host public meeting on the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), an integrated study of the U.S. electricity system from generation through end use.  Panel discussions and a public comment period will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the electricity sector and its key role in promoting economic competitiveness, energy security, and environmental responsibility.


Public comments can be submitted online

The Administration is seeking public input on key questions relating to possible federal actions that would address the challenges and take full advantage of the opportunities of the changing electricity system to meet the Nation's objectives of reliable, affordable and clean electricity. DOE will accept public comments on the QER from February 4, 2016, to July 1, 2016.

Submitting comments online to the DOE Web site will require you to provide your name and contact information. Your contact information will be viewable to DOE staff only. Your first and last names, organization name (if any), and submitter representative name (if any), will be publicly viewable. Your contact information will be publicly viewable if you include it in the comment itself or in any documents attached to your comment. Any information that you do not want to be publicly viewable should not be included in your comment, nor in any document attached to your comment. Otherwise, persons viewing comments will see only first and last names, organization names, correspondence containing comments, and any documents submitted with the comments. Do not submit information for which disclosure is restricted by statute, such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information (hereinafter referred to as Confidential Business Information (CBI)). Comments submitted through the DOE Web site cannot be claimed as CBI.

Confidential Business Information: Pursuant to 10 CFR 1004.11, any person submitting information that he or she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public disclosure should submit via email, postal mail, or hand delivery/courier two well-marked copies: one copy of the document marked “confidential” including all the information believed to be confidential, and one copy of the document marked “non-confidential” with the information believed to be confidential deleted. Submit these documents via email or on a CD, if feasible. DOE will make its own determination about the confidential status of the information and treat it according to its determination. Confidential information should be submitted to the Confidential QER email address: QERConfidential@hq.doe.gov.

Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat submitted information as confidential include: (1) a description of the items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the information has previously been made available to others without obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the competitive injury to the submitting person which would result from public disclosure; (6) when such information might lose its confidential character due to the passage of time; and (7) why disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest. It is DOE's policy that all comments may be included in the public docket, without change and as received, including any personal information provided in the comments (except information deemed to be exempt from public disclosure).

Stakeholder Meetings

Visit our Stakeholder Engagement page to review videos, agendas and other documents from our public meetings across the country.

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