EEI > Resources & Media > Newsroom > EEI Statement on the Quadrennial Energy Review
EEI Statement on the Quadrennial Energy Review
​WASHINGTON (April 21, 2015) — Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement today regarding the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Quadrennial Energy Review (QER).

“We thank the Administration for the opportunity to provide our policy recommendations throughout the QER process. EEI is thoroughly reviewing and evaluating the policy actions put forth today. 

“Electric utilities are making important investments to integrate new technologies and innovations that are transforming the electric grid to enable it to continue to serve as a platform that provides safe, reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean electricity, as well as more energy choices for customers. It is critically important that all recommendations recognize the value of the grid and its essential role in the daily lives of all Americans, the economy and national security.

“We appreciate the QER’s focus on the reliability, resiliency and safety of the electric grid. The industry is actively engaged with DOE and the Administration on significant efforts to improve the security of the grid, and we look forward to continuing to enhance the partnership that we have created through the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council. We are also appreciative of the QER’s focus on the siting and permitting of transmission and distribution infrastructure.

“We look forward to continuing to work together with the Administration and all stakeholders as we further enhance the grid for the benefit of all customers.”

Please click on the links to view the comments EEI submitted on the QER in June and October, 2014.
Media Contact
EEI Media Relations
Jeff Ostermayer