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Unformatted text preview: E LECTRICITY A DVISORY C OMMITTEE E LECTRICITY A DVISORY C OMMITTEE M ISSION The mission of the Electricity Advisory Committee is 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. E LECTRICITY A DVISORY C OMMITTEE G OALS The goals of the Electricity Advisory Committee are to provide advice on: Electricity policy issues pertaining to the U.S. Department of Energy Recommendations concerning U.S. Department of Energy electricity programs and initiatives Issues related to current and future capacity of the electricity delivery system (generation, transmission, and distribution, both regionally and nationally) Coordination between the U.S. Department of Energy, state, and regional officials and the private sector on matters affecting electricity supply, demand, and reliability Coordination between federal, state, and utility industry authorities that are required to cope with supply disruptions or other emergencies related to electricity generation, transmission, and distribution P URPOSE OF R EPORT The purpose of the Report is to address barriers and opportunities to deploying Smart Grid technologies to enhance the Nations electric power delivery system to meet the challenges of the 21 st century. The Report focuses on specific actions the U.S. Department of Energy can take to implement Smart Grid technologies. Electronic copies of this report are available at: http://www.oe.energy.gov/eac.htm Printed on 50% wastepaper including 20% post-consumer waste Smart Grid: Enabler of the New Energy Economy December 2008 More information about the EAC is available at: http://www.oe.energy.gov/eac.htm Letter from the Chair December 2008 On behalf of the members of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC), I am pleased to provide the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with this report, Smart Grid: Enabler of the New Energy Economy . This report recommends policies that the U.S. Department of Energy should adopt to ensure that a successful Smart Grid program is funded and implemented in the months ahead. The recommendations herein were developed through a process carried out in 2008 by the Electricity Advisory Committee. The members of the Electricity Advisory Committee represent a broad cross-section of experts in the electric power arena, including representatives from industry, academia, and state government. I want to thank and recognize Guido Bartels , General Manager of Global Energy and Utilities at IBM, Chairman of the GridWise Alliance, and Chair of the EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee, for his leadership in developing this report. I also want to thank those members of the EAC who served on the Subcommittee. Thanks also go to Kevin Kolevar , Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy and to David Meyer , Senior Policy Advisor, DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and...
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