Full Committee Hearing to Examine the Impacts of Wildfire on Electric Grid Reliability

December 19, 2019
09:30 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. EST in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the impacts of wildfire on electric grid reliability and efforts to mitigate wildfire risk and increase grid resiliency. 

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.

Archived Webcast

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski

    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. Joe Manchin

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Carl Imhoff

    Manager, Electricity Market Sector
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Mr. Scott Corwin

    Executive Director
    Northwest Public Power Association
  • Mr. Bill Johnson

    CEO and President
    PG&E Corporation
  • Dr. B. Don Russell

    Distinguished Professor and Director, Power System Automation Laboratory
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Michael Wara

    Senior Research Scholar
    Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment