Hearing Series

Powering America


Powering America

Today, the nation’s electricity industry is undergoing a period of transformation due to technological innovation and market competition, creating tremendous benefits to American consumers.  U.S. electricity prices are low, employment within the energy sector continues to rise, and advanced technologies are giving consumers more control over how they interact with the grid.  With that said, the electricity system isn’t perfect and is facing dynamic changes and an uncertain future.

The Powering America series will explore electricity markets, electricity generation, distribution, consumption, and the resiliency of the electric grid.  The committee has been proactively engaged with all stakeholders in meaningful discussion on how to strengthen the grid and how to provide greater value to American consumers both now and in the future.

Hearings:

Powering America: Examining the Role of Financial Trading in the Electricity Markets (November 29, 2017)

Powering America: Consumer-Oriented Perspectives on Improving the Nation’s Electricity Markets (October 5, 2017)

Part II: Powering America: Defining Reliability in a Transforming Electricity Industry (October 3, 2017)

Powering America: Technology’s Role in Empowering Consumers (September 26, 2017)

Part I: Powering America: Defining Reliability in a Transforming Electricity Sector (September 14, 2017)

Powering America: Reevaluating PURPA’s Objectives and its Effects on Today’s Consumers (September 6, 2017)

Powering America: A Review of the Operation and Effectiveness of the Nation’s Wholesale Electricity Markets (July 26, 2017)

Powering America: Examining the State of the Electric Industry through Market Participant Perspectives (July 18, 2017)

Federal Power Act: Historical Perspectives (September 7, 2016)

 

Letters:

Letter to FERC Chairman Norman Bay on State of Electricity Markets (July 10, 2016)

 

 


Subcommittees
Energy (115th Congress)