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EEI Submits Comments to DOE on the Quadrennial Energy Review

​WASHINGTON (October 10, 2014) - Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Executive Vice President of Business Operations and Regulatory Affairs David Owens issued the following statement today regarding EEI’s comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) on its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER).

“Throughout the year, EEI and its members have been actively engaged in the first phase of DOE’s QER process focusing on transmission, storage, and distribution.  This has included participating in public meetings, identifying key issues for the electric power industry, and making meaningful policy and technical recommendations.

“It is vital that the QER process recognizes the value that the electric grid provides to all Americans and its critical importance to our daily lives, the economy, and national security. EEI’s comments emphasize that recommendations made as a result of the QER should preserve and promote policies that encourage infrastructure investment, mitigate risk, and provide regulatory certainty. This will help to enable the integration of new technologies onto the grid, and will enable the continued delivery of reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean electricity to all customers.

“Additionally, EEI believes the QER should encourage policymakers and industry stakeholders at all levels to work to ensure electric reliability and a level playing field while minimizing environmental impacts and costs to customers.”

The comments submitted today are a supplement to EEI’s initial comments submitted in June.

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