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IEEE Joint Task Force Delivers Draft Response to Support White House Quadrennial Energy Review (QER)

IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced that it has provided insights to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on a set of priority issues relating to a new White House initiative, the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). A multi-disciplinary, IEEE-wide task force consisting of IEEE volunteers has delivered a draft report responding to the DOE priority issues, which is available for review and comment at: www.ieee-pes.org/qer.

In January 2014, President Obama signed a memorandum directing his administration to conduct a Quadrennial Energy Review, the first of which focuses on the development of a comprehensive strategy for the infrastructure involved in transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy. The QER will be developed through robust interagency dialogue and engagement of external stakeholders, and rigorous systems analysis, and will help to build on the United States’ progress toward greater energy and strengthened security.

“The future of electrical energy is being addressed globally, and bringing advanced technologies and new innovations in energy generation to bear is more important today than ever,” said IEEE President, Roberto de Marca. “With more than 400,000 members worldwide, IEEE is ideally positioned to support governments in policy development and implementation, as our volunteers possess unparalleled, integrated knowledge on all key aspects of energy infrastructures to provide policymakers with an all-inclusive and rigorous approach.”

Spearheaded by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and IEEE-USA, IEEE Joint Task Force leaders engaged a large IEEE volunteer community (including IEEE PES Technical Committees) to compile the report, which addresses the effects of renewable intermittency on the electric power grid and the potential role of storage; utility and energy company business cases related to microgrids and distributed generation (DG), such as rooftop photovoltaics; the technical implications of electric vehicle (EV) integration; the implications and importance of the aging infrastructure and the overall asset management; recommendations for metrics for addressing smart grid; skilled workforce issues; and condition and performance of the electric grid. The IEEE Joint Task Force will continue engaging the IEEE volunteer community to support the completion of the document by the end of August.

“The QER provides a foundation for addressing clean energy, grid resilience and competitive markets, as well as new technologies, and the entire community of IEEE power, energy and policy experts involved are delighted to collaborate with the DOE on such an important strategic government initiative,” said Miroslav Begovic, president, IEEE PES.

“The QER is a very important effort to help us address the future needs of America’s energy infrastructure,” said Gary Blank, IEEE-USA president. “Our nation’s economy and national security depend on safe and reliable energy, and the QER will provide a technical, regulatory and public policy roadmap for advancing the energy system. IEEE-USA is pleased to contribute to this.”

Recognized for its open, transparent collaboration, IEEE utilizes synergies among the private sector, academia, national labs, regulatory organizations, and other industry participants to provide an unbiased and independent technical view to a wide variety of industries, including the electrical power and energy sector.

Additional information, including how stakeholders can get involved, is available in a Q&A interview with co-chairs of the IEEE Joint Task Force on QER, Veronika Rabl, chair of the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, and Damir Novosel, IEEE Power & Energy Society, President-Elect on the IEEE Smart Grid web portal. The IEEE Joint Task Force draft Quadrennial Energy Review report can be accessed on the IEEE PES web site at www.ieee-pes.org/qer. IEEE plans to deliver the final response by end of August and DOE plans to publish its report by January 2015.

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