The hearing will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 10:00 am in Room SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the hearing is to examine the reliability, resiliency, and affordability of electric service in the United States amid the changing energy mix and extreme weather events.
Members of the committee may participate in person or online. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.
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. Joe ManchinChairmanSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Sen. John BarrassoRanking MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Witness Panel 1
Mr. James R. RobbPresident and Chief Executive OfficerNorth American Electric Reliability Corporation
Mr. Mark A. GabrielAdministrator and Chief Executive OfficerWestern Area Power Administration
The Honorable Pat Wood IIIChief Executive Officer, Hunt Energy NetworkFormer Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Mr. Michael ShellenbergerFounder and PresidentEnvironmental Progress
Mr. Manu AsthanaPresident and Chief Executive OfficerPJM Interconnection