Keeping the Lights On: Strategies for Grid Resilience and Reliability
This hearing will review Bipartisan Infrastructure Law policies and investments that would improve grid resilience and consider which additional climate investments are needed.
"We don’t need to pick between lower costs, a reliable electric grid, or clean air for our kids. Clean energy gives us the chance to have it all." - U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor
The committee will receive testimony from:
The Honorable Nancy Sutley, Senior Assistant General Manager of External and Regulatory Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. Sutley oversees conservation, regulatory, and sustainability efforts for the largest municipal utility in the United States, serving 4 million residents. She previously served as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where she was one of the chief architects of President Obama’s 2013 Climate Action Plan.
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Dr. Karen Wayland, Chief Executive Officer, GridWise Alliance. An expert in energy and environmental policy, Wayland leads a diverse group of stakeholders supporting grid modernization. During the Obama Administration, she oversaw the development of strategies for working with state and local governments at the Department of Energy. Wayland also previously served as Senior Advisor for Domestic Energy Policy to the Deputy Secretary of Energy.
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Katherine Hamilton, Chair, 38 North Solutions; Chair, Global Future Council on Clean Electrification, World Economic Forum. At 38 North Solutions, Hamilton provides public policy and business development services to clean energy companies and organizations. An international clean energy policy expert, she has led several councils of the World Economic Forum. Hamilton previously led buildings research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and designed grids for Virginia Power.
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Mark Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Faculty Fellow, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science & Co-Director, Institute on Manufacturing Science and Innovation, Northwestern University. A former experimental physicist and engineer, Mills has provided science and technology policy counsel to numerous private-sector firms, the Department of Energy, and U.S. research laboratories. He previously served in the White House Science Office under President Reagan.