DOE Secretary of Energy Advisory Board
Notice of Open Meeting
Electric System Reliability Task Force
Tuesday, May 12, 1998, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
The Madison Hotel, Dolley Madison Ballroom, 15th and M Street NW,
Washington, D.C. 20005
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard C. Burrow, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (AB-1), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20585, (202) 586-1709 or (202) 586-6279 (fax).
Information on the Electric System Reliability Task Force and the Task Force’s interim report may be found at the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board’s web site,
The electric power industry is in the midst of a complex transition to competition, which will induce many far-reaching changes in the structure of the industry and the institutions which regulate it. This transition raises many reliability issues, as new entities emerge in the power markets and as generation becomes less integrated with transmission.
Purpose of the Task Force
The purpose of the Electric System Reliability Task Force is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board regarding the critical institutional, technical, and policy issues that need to be addressed in order to maintain the reliability of the nation’s bulk electric system in the context of a more competitive industry.
Tentative Agenda Tuesday, May 12, 1998
8:30AM Opening Remarks & Objectives — Philip Sharp, ESR Task Force
8:45AM Working Session: Discussion of Draft Position Paper on Technical
Issues in Transmission Reliability — Facilitated by Philip Sharp
10:00AM Working Session: Discussion of International Lessons Learned —
Facilitated by Matthew Holden
10:45AM Working Session: Discussion of a Draft Position Paper on
State/Regional Reliability Issues — Facilitated by Ralph Cavanagh
11:45PM Working Session: Planning for the Final Report — Facilitated by Philip Sharp
1:00PM Working Session: Discussion of a Draft Position Paper on
Incentives for Transmission Enhancement — Facilitated by Susan Tierney
2:15PM Working Session: Discussion of Draft Position Paper on Ancillary
Services and Bulk-Power Reliability — Facilitated by Philip Sharp
3:30 Public Comment Period
4:00 PM Adjourn
This tentative agenda is subject to change. The final agenda will be
available at the meeting.