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Energy Policy Committee

The Committee
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Priority Issues
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Next Meeting
9 June 2015

2001 L Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

Mission Statement

IEEE-USA created the Energy Policy Committee (EPC) to assist in the resolution of energy problems in the United States through the provision of rational, sound, technical, and professional counsel based upon the best resources available from the IEEE.A major portion of EPC's efforts are directed towards energy-related activities of the legislative and executive branches at all levels of the U.S. government.

The EPC may address all aspects of the U.S., regional, state or local energy situation where the engineering knowledge and skills of IEEE members can make a constructive contribution. The committee may provide a vehicle for presenting the sound technical views of the IEEE to the public and appropriate elements of government. EPC will prepare and present positions in accordance with IEEE-USA procedures on any aspect of governmental energy policy within the technical and professional competence of IEEE. The committee works to provide balanced, technically sound information on energy related matters to U.S. IEEE members.

Priority Issues and Activities

The following priority issues have been identified for committee focus in 2013:

  • Pursuing Energy Efficiency & Demand Response
  • Tranforming Transportation by Diversifying Energy Sources
  • Greening the Electric Power Supply
  • Building a Stronger and Smarter Electrical Energy Infrastructure
  • Cyber & Critical Power & Energy Infrastructure Security
  • Energy-Sector Jobs, Workforce Requirements & the Economy

Position Statements

IEEE-USA Updated its Energy Policy Recommendations [New!]
The Energy Policy Committee developed the IEEE-USA National Energy Policy Recommendations for 2014. These board-approved recommendations reflect the most recent changes in the energy supply and the state-of-the art in energy technology.

Policy Communications: Committee Reports, Testimonies and Letters

Quadrennial Energy Review (QER)

[New!] IEEE Joint Task Force on QER Summary Report, Full Report, and Presentations

Committee Members

  • Chair: Veronika Rabl
  • Vice Chair: Jim MacInnes
  • Staff: James Savage
  • Roster


The Energy Policy Committee (EPC) invites U.S. IEEE members who have an interest in energy policy coupled with expertise in energy issues and who are willing to be active contributors to the committee's activities to join the committee as an internet corresponding member. As an ICM, you will be invited to recommend committee activities, comment on draft position statements and testimonies, and otherwise participate in the business of the committee. To become an ICM, please complete and submit the following information:







Please provide a brief (no more than 250 word) description of your interest and expertise in this area.


Smart Grid Resources

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IEEE Launches Smart Grid Portal: On Jan. 19, IEEE launched the its Smart Grid Web Portal, an integrated gateway to Smart Grid intelligence, education and news designed for manufacturers, policymakers, educators, academics, governments, engineers, computer scientists, researchers and other stakeholders in the power and energy, information technology (IT), and communications industries.    more

NIST Smart Grid Twiki: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has primary responsibility to coordinate development of a framework that includes protocols and model standards for information management to achieve interoperability of smart grid devices and systems.  NIST has developed an open collaboration site for the Smart Grid (SG) community to work with NIST in developing this framework.    more

Video: A Smart Grid for Intelligent Energy Use
Our future is in the smart grid that will enable consumers to save money by controlling their use of energy. The IEEE-USA and IEEE Power Engineering society developed this 8-minute video, "A Smart Grid for Intelligent Energy Use," that explains the smart grid and its importance for reducing our carbon footprint.

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