Cummings Named to DOE Advisory Committee

ATLANTA – Bob Cummings, NERC’s senior director of Engineering and Reliability Initiatives, was appointed to the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee and joined its Energy Storage and Smart Grid subcommittees. The mission of the Electricity Advisory Committee is to provide advice to DOE for implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation’s electricity delivery infrastructure. The goals of the Electricity Advisory Committee are to advise DOE on:

  • Coordination with states and industry on electric reliability.
  • Coordination with federal agencies, state governments and industry for responding to emergencies affecting the reliability of the bulk power system and distribution system.
  • Future regional and national generation, transmission and distribution issues related to the capacity of the grid.
  • Electricity policy issues.

In addition, the EAC reviews and makes recommendations to DOE on its electricity programs and initiatives.
EAC meetings are public and take place regularly at DOE. Meetings are noticed in the Federal Register and then posted to DOE’s website.

DOE Electricity Advisory Committee webpage

Posted On: 07/12/2018