DOE Announces Technical Assistance for State Utility Regulators to Address Challenges Related to a Transforming Electric Grid
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 21 public utility commissions that will receive technical assistance from the National Laboratories to help state regulators make decisions and develop innovative solutions to improve grid reliability and resiliency, enable the adoption of new technologies, promote energy and environmental justice, and develop strategies to decarbonize their electric grids.
“Public utility commissions are at the front lines of our energy transition,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “Rapid technological advancements and clean energy goals present changes to the status quo—but also great opportunities for consumers. These efforts can help to make the grid more reliable, face climate change, and increase equity.”