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IEEE SMART GRID CHAIR WANDA REDER NAMED ELECTRICITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

DOE Committee formed to help define long-term strategy for modernization of the United States’ electricity delivery infrastructure

PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA – IEEE, the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology, today announced that Wanda Reder, IEEE Smart Grid chair and 2008-09 past president of IEEE Power & Energy Society has been invited to serve as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC).

The EAC will provide advice to the Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), in carrying out its mission to modernize the Nation’s electricity infrastructure, and make recommendations on a wide range of policy and technical issues that affect electricity delivery. These include challenges to smart grid deployments and integrating renewables into the grid; electricity-related research and development priorities; ways to enhance the benefits provided by the Nation’s transmission infrastructure; coordination between DOE, State and regional officials and the private sector.

In addition to her roles in IEEE, Ms. Reder is vice president, Power Systems and Services Division at S&C Electric Company. She joins 26 fellow Committee members who represent a diverse group that includes state government officials, industry executives, environmentalists, and consumer advocates.  

“It’s an honor to be chosen by the DOE to serve on the Electricity Advisory Committee alongside such distinguished industry experts,” said Ms. Reder. “I am delighted to be involved in advancing the DOE’s critical work to modernize our electricity delivery infrastructure.”

The EAC's first meeting in 2010 will take place on October 29, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia.  All EAC meetings are open to the public.  Details of the meeting and additional information on the EAC can be found at http://www.oe.energy.gov/eac.htm.