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DOE - 34749 - Electricity Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameElectricity Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Energy
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number34749
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://energy.gov/oe/electricity-advisory-commi...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*35
Current Charter Date8/7/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Management and Program Anlyst, Energy Resilience Division, Office of Electricity
Date Of Renewal Charter8/7/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Christopher
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityN/ADesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Lawrence
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Energy Policy Act of 2005; Energy Independence and Security Act, 2007Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 586-5260
Effective Date Of Authority*8/8/2005Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 586-8008
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*christopher.lawrence@hq.doe.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The EAC conducts the following activities: A. Advise on electricity reliability, security and policy issues of concern to the Department of Energy (DOE). B. Periodically review and make recommendations on DOE electricity programs and initiatives, including electricity-related R&D programs. C. Advise on current and future capacity of the electricity system. D. Identify emerging issues related to capacity, production, delivery, reliability, security and utility regulation, and make recommendations, if appropriate concerning DOE policy and initiatives. E. Advise on coordination between DOE, state, regional officials, and the private sector on matters affecting electricity supply, demand, and reliability. F. Advise on the coordination between federal, state, and utility industry authorities in the event of supply disruption or other emergencies related to electricity transmission, generation, and distribution. The Committee, with DOE approval, has established two Subcommittees: The Subcommittees are: 1) Smart Grid Subcommittee and 2) Energy Storage Technologies Subcommittee. The Smart Grid and Energy Storage Technologies Subcommittees were formed in response to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and seek to accomplish the statutory requirements therein. The Subcommittees produce reports, memos to the Department, opinion letters, white papers and other materials to submit to the full Committee that, upon approval, are then be submitted to the Department of Energy (DOE).
How is membership balanced?*Under its charter, the EAC may have approximately 35 members, including the chair. Members shall be experts in their respective fields and appointed as special Government employees (SGEs), or representatives of entities including, but not limited to, state governments, regional planning entities, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, construction and architectural companies, environmental, energy and consumer groups, academia and other electricity-related organizations, should the EAC's task require such representation.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In FY 2020, the EAC met four times: October 16 – 17, 2019; February 26 – 27, 2020; May 28 – 29, 2020; and August 26, 2020. The purpose of the October 16 – 17, 2019 meeting was to discuss updates from Office of Electricity, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and panel discussions on bulk power generation reserves and energy storage deployment risk. The purpose of the February 26 – 27, 2020 meeting was to discuss updates from Office of Electricity, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and panels discussing the Office of Electricity's sensing R&D portfolio and the DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge. The purpose of the May 28 – 29, 2020 meeting was to discuss updates from Office of Electricity, and panels discussing industry efforts related to power-to-gas and long duration storage applications, the Department's efforts to deploy power-to- gas technology to the grid, updates on the North American Energy Resilience Model, and DOE's efforts related to grid planning. The purpose of the August 26, 2020 meeting was for EAC members to deliberate and vote on its response to the Department of Energy's Request for Information on the Energy Storage Grand Challenge.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) was established to assist the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) in implementing provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that require DOE to take advisory committee input, helping DOE facilitate modernization of the Nation’s electricity delivery infrastructure and provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Electricity Reliability and Energy Delivery on subjects requiring specific technical expertise that does not exist within the Department or elsewhere.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A. All meetings of the EAC are open to the public and are noticed in the Federal Register.
Recommendation RemarksN/A
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Office of Electricity adjusted its programs and policies often based on the recommendations of the EAC.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe mission and goals of the Committee do not include increasing cost savings.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*74Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentFour reports were submitted by the EAC in FY 2020. The reports included:

1) Optimizing Reserves (available at https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2019/10/f68/EAC_Optimizing%20Reserves%20%28October%202019%29.pdf);

2) Framework for a Resilience Handbook (available at https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2019/10/f68/EAC_Framework%20for%20a%20Resilience%20Handbook%20%28October%202019%29.pdf);

3) 2020 Biennial Energy Storage Review (available at https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/06/f75/EAC_2020%20Biennial%20Energy%20Storage%20Review_FINAL.pdf); and

4) Recommendations Regarding the Energy Storage Grand Challenge (available at https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/08/f77/Final%20EAC%20Recommendations%20on%20ESCG_Aug%2026_0.pdf).
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*50.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThis percentage of recommendations were included generally in the Office of Electricity's programs. Though the recommendations may have been only partially implemented due to how the recommendations were written, they nonetheless were useful to the Office of Electricity (OE).Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentInformation for Committee documentation is provided on the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity's website at: https://energy.gov/oe/services/electricity-advisory-committee-eac. Links are included on the website to the EAC reports.
Agency Feedback Comment*The Assistant Secretary for OE provides ongoing feedback to EAC.Narrative Description*Establishment of the Electricity Advisory Committee was necessary to assist OE to implement provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 both requiring advisory committee input, and to modernize the nation’s electricity delivery infrastructure. The EAC meets the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and advises OE on a number of subjects involving specific technical expertise that does not exist within the Department. The EAC will conduct the following activities: A. Advise on electricity reliability, security and policy issues of concern tothe Department of Energy. B. Periodically review and make recommendations on DOE electricityprograms and initiatives, including electricity-related R&D programs. C. Advise on current and future capacity of the electricity system. D. Identify emerging issues related to capacity, production, delivery,reliability, security and utility regulation, and make recommendations ifappropriate concerning DOE policy and initiatives. E. Advise on coordination between DOE, State, regional officials, and theprivate sector on matters affecting electricity supply, demand, and reliability. F. Advise on the coordination between Federal, State, and utility industryauthorities in the event of supply disruption or other emergencies relatedto electricity transmission, generation, and distribution.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$124,648.16Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$175,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$33,593.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$60,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$75,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$90,000.00
Total Costs$233,241.16Est. Total Next FY*$325,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Applied Science
Engineering
Energy
Energy
Research
Research and Development
Science and Technology
Innovation
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036363Electricity Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033566Electricity Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001327Electricity Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002815Electricity Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003589Electricity Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005050Electricity Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005686Electricity Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007117Electricity Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007815Electricity Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009335Electricity Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009803Electricity Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011256Electricity Advisory Committee2008