House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on “Resiliency: The Electric Grid’s Only Hope.”
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.
William Sanders, department head at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois
Carl Imhoff, manager of the Electricity Market Sector at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Gavin Dillingham, program director of clean energy policy at the Houston Advanced Research Center
Walt Baum, executive director of the Texas Public Power Association
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee markup to vote on the nominations of Bruce Walker to be assistant Energy secretary for electricity delivery and energy reliability; and Steven Winberg to be an assistant Energy secretary for fossil energy.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10:15 a.m.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on “Energy Storage Technologies.”
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Vincent Sprenkle, technical group manager of Electrochemical Materials & Systems Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Praveen Kathpal, vice president of AES Energy Storage and chairman of the board of directors of the Energy Storage Association
Simon Moores, managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
John Seifarth, director of engineering at Voith
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Part II: Powering America: Defining Reliability in a Transforming Electricity Industry.”
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Energy hearing on S.186, the “Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards Act”; S.1059, the “Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act”; S.1337, the “Capitalizing on American Storage Potential”; S.1457, the “Advanced Nuclear Technologies Act”; S.1799, the “Energy Technology Maturation Act”; S.1860, the “Parity Across Reviews Act”; and H.R.1109, to amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2:30 p.m.
Agenda and Witnesses:
S 186 — Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards (RATES) Act
S 1337 — A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to make certain strategic energy infrastructure projects eligible for certain loan guarantees, and for other purposes.
S 1860 — A bill to amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act.
S 1799 — Energy Technology Maturation Act
S 1457 — Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies Act
S 1059 — Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act
HR 1109 — A bill to amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act.
James Danly, general counsel at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Department Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy Bernard McNamee testify
House Natural Resources Committee markup of H.R.210, “Native American Energy Act”; H.R.424, the “Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017”; H.R.717, the “Listing Reform Act”; H.R.1274, the State, Tribal and Local Species Transparency Act and Recovery Act”; H.R.1488, the “The Indiana Dunes National Park Act”; H.R.2600, to provide for the conveyance to the state of Iowa of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie County, Iowa; H.R.2603, the “Saving America’s Endangered Species Act”; H.R.2897, to authorize the mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia; and H.R.3131, the “Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act.”
Note: Markup will continue on October 4.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m. & Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
HR 1274 — State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act
HR 1488 — The Indiana Dunes National Park Act
HR 2897 — A bill to authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
HR 424 — Gray Wolf State Management Act
HR 2600 — A bill to provide for the conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and for other purposes.
HR 210 — Native American Energy Act
HR 717 — Listing Reform Act
HR 3131 — Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act
HR 2603 — Saving America’s Endangered Species (SAVES) Act
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Michael Dourson, Matthew Leopold, David Ross, and William Wehrum to be assistant EPA administrators; and Jeffery Baran to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
Witnesses: The nominees testify
House Transportation and Infrastructure — Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials hearing on “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Rail Stakeholders’ Perspectives.”
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
Edward Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads
Linda Darr, president of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Stephen Gardner, executive vice president for planning, technology, and public affairs at Amtrak
Tom DeJoseph, senior advisor of industry relations for Loram Maintenance of Way
Larry Willis, president of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee markup to vote on the nominations of Ann Marie Buerkle to be chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission; Walter Copan to be Commerce undersecretary for standards and technology; Howard Elliott to be administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration; Timothy Gallaudet to be assistant Commerce secretary for oceans and atmosphere; and David Redl to be assistant Commerce secretary for communications and information.
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Powering America: Consumer-Oriented Perspectives on Improving the Nation’s Electricity Markets.”
Date: Thursday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
Joseph Bowring, president of Monitoring Analytics
Stefanie Brand, director of the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel
John Hughes, president and CEO of the Electricity Consumers Resource Council
Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen Energy Program
Rebecca Tepper, chairman of the consumer liaison group for the ISO New England Region
Mark Vanderhelm, vice president of energy for Walmart
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee field (Searsmont, Maine) hearing on examine efficient approaches to reducing industrial energy costs.
Date: Friday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m