The Department of Energy (DOE) has released information on the first six public meetings to be held in support of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The QER, co-chaired by the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy, is an integrated review of energy policy, and includes representation from all relevant executive departments and agencies. The first of these stakeholder and public engagement meetings is scheduled for Friday, April 11, 2014, in Washington, DC. The meeting will focus on infrastructure resilience and vulnerabilities, including cyber and physical threats, climate, and interdependencies. DOE plans to release a briefing document before the meeting.
Details for the next five QER stakeholder public meetings are still being finalized, but will include a meeting on infrastructures constraints in New England, to be held in Hartford, CT; infrastructure constraints related to Bakken, to be held in North Dakota; electricity transmission, storage, and distribution in the west, to be held in Portland, OR; petroleum product transmission and distribution, including carbon dioxide and enhanced oil recovery, to be held in Louisiana; and rail, barge, and truck transportation, to be held in Chicago, IL.