The hearing will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the hearing is to examine blackstart, which is the process for returning energy to the power grid after a system-wide blackout, and other system restoration plans in the electric utility industry.
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Sen. Lisa MurkowskiChairmanSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Sen. Maria CantwellRanking MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Witness Panel 1
Dr. David S. OrtizActing Director, Office of Electric ReliabilityFederal Energy Regulatory Commission
Mr. Juan J. TorresAssociate Laboratory Director, Energy Systems IntegrationNational Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mr. Thomas J. Galloway Sr.President and CEONorth American Transmission Forum
Mr. Andrew OttPresident and CEOPJM Interconnection LLC
Mr. Timothy M. YardleySenior Associate Director of Technology and Workforce DevelopmentUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign