Senate Energy Committee Hearing to Examine Blackstart

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The full Senate Committee on energy and Natural Resources will convene a hearing to examine Blackstart – the process for returning energy to the power grid after a system-wide blackout, and other system restoration plans in the electric utility industry.

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Chairman
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell, Ranking Member

Witness Panel:

  • Dr. David S. Ortiz, Acting Director, Office of Electric Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Mr. Juan J. Torres, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy Systems Integration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Ms. Joy Ditto, President and CEO, Utilities Technology Council
  • Mr. Thomas J. Galloway Sr., President and CEO, North American Transmission Forum
  • Mr. Andrew Ott, President and CEO, PJM Interconnection LLC
  • Mr. Timothy M. Yardley, Senior Associate Director of Technology and Workforce Development, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Dirksen Senate Office Building - Room 366
50 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20002

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