Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


Electricity Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy.
ACTION: Notice of open meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in theFederal Register.
DATES: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT.
ADDRESSES: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Meyer, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Rm. 8G-024, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone: (202) 586-3118;

Background:The Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) was re-established in July 2010 in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C, App. 2, to provide advice to the U.S. Department of Energy in 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 Committee is composed of individuals of diverse backgrounds selected for their technical expertise and experience, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues that pertain to electricity.

Purpose of the Meeting:The meeting of the EAC is expected to include presentations and discussions of reports on a prosperous, low-carbon Europe and the Smart Grid, as well as activities of the Smart Grid, Energy Storage Technologies, and Transmission Subcommittees.

Tentative Agenda:

8:30-8:45 a.m.Welcome and Introductions 8:45-9:15 a.m.U.S. Department of Energy Priorities To Facilitate Development of the Nation's Electric Infrastructure 9:15-10:45 a.m.Roadmap 2050:A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe:Presentation and Discussion of Report by the European Climate Foundation 10:45-11 a.m.Break 11-11:45 a.m.White House Grid Modernization Report: Presentation and Discussion of Report on Smart Grid 11:45-12 p.m.Smart Grid Subcommittee: Discussion of Subcommittee Deliverables 12-1:15 p.m.Lunch 1:15.-2:30 p.m.Presentation and Discussion on Energy Storage Technology Policy and Financial Development 2:30-2:45 p.m.Energy Storage Technologies Subcommittee: Discussion of Subcommittee Deliverables 2:45-3 p.m.Break 3-4:15 p.m.Transmission Subcommittee; Discussion of Subcommittee Deliverables 4:15-4:30 p.m.Public Comments (Must register at time of check-in) 4:30 p.m. Adjourn

The meeting agenda may change to accommodate committee business. For EAC agenda updates, see the Committee Web site at:

Public Participation:The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should register to do so on the day of the meeting, Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Approximately fifteen minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but is not expected to exceed three minutes. Anyone who is not able to attend the meeting, or for whom the allotted public comments time is insufficient to address pertinent issues with the EAC, is invited to send a written statement to Mr. David Meyer, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585 or e-mail followingelectronic file formats are acceptable: Microsoft Word (.doc), Corel Word Perfect (.wpd), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), plain text (.txt), Microsoft Excel (.xls), and Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt). If you submit information that you believe to be exempt by law from public disclosure, you must submit one complete copy, as well as one copy from which the information claimed to be exempt by law from public disclosure has been deleted. DOE is responsible for the final determination concerning disclosure or nondisclosure of the information and for treating it in accordance with the DOE's Freedom of Information Act regulations (10 CFR 1004.11). The DFO is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business.


Delivery of the U.S. Postal Service mail to DOE continues to be delayed by several weeks due to security screening. The DOE, therefore, encourages those wishing to comment to submit comments electronically by e-mail. If comments are submitted by regular mail, the Department requests that they be accompanied by a CD or diskette containing electronic files of the submission.

Minutes:The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review and copying within 60 days and will be posted on the Committee Web site at by contacting Mr. David Meyer at (202) 586-3118 or by e-mail

Issued at Washington, DC, on June 20, 2011. LaTanya R. Butler, Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.