On Friday, April 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy will hold the first in a series of regional stakeholder meetings on the QER from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Congressional Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol. The first formal stakeholder meeting is focusing on addressing energy infrastructure vulnerabilities and improving resiliency.

To help inform the QER, each stakeholder meeting will include an “open mic” session, during which the general public and the community of stakeholders will have the opportunity to speak for three minutes. All public comments will be included in the permanent QER comments library, including any reports, studies, or data sets participants request be considered in developing the final QER recommendations.

What: First stakeholder meeting of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER)

Where: Main auditorium of the Capitol Visitors Center

When: Friday, April 11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

9 a.m. Doors Open
Participants wishing to speak during the afternoon public comment session may sign up on a first-come-first-served basis.

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opening remarks by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office on Science and Technology Policy

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Statements by Members of Congress

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel I – Resiliency and Vulnerabilities in Energy Transmission, Storage and Distribution

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Panel II – Key Perspectives on Energy Infrastructure and Vulnerabilities

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Public Comment

More information is available online at www.energy.gov/qer.