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Letter

Jacky Rosen

From the office of:

Jacky Rosen

 

Sending Office: Honorable Jacky Rosen
Sent By:
Grant.Dubler@mail.house.gov

 

Request for Signature(s)

Please join me in sending a letter to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee urging Congress to robustly fund the Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Research & Development program in Fiscal Year 2018.  The President’s budget proposal
seeks a $25 million cut to the Fiscal Year 2017 funding level of $35 million, a 71% cut.

Smart Grid R&D develops the critical technologies, tools, and techniques needed to modernize the electric power grid and ensure the U.S. energy delivery system is secure and resilient. We should be increasing investments in smart grid technologies, not cutting
funding to critical programs. The deadline to sign is TODAY AT 1PM.

If you would like to sign this letter, or for more information, please contact Kelly Riddle with Rep. Rosen’s office at
kelly.riddle@mail.house.gov or 5-3252.

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Dear Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Kaptur:

I write to respectfully request that the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s (OE) Smart Grid Research & Development (R&D) receive robust funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) supports research and development of technologies that strengthen and improve our energy infrastructure and provide consumer access. Within this office, Resilient Distribution Systems (Smart
Grid R&D) works to ensure the U.S. energy delivery system is secure, resilient, and reliable. This program develops the technologies, tools, and techniques needed to modernize the electric power grid, including microgrids, advanced distribution management
systems, and two-way communications and intelligent control systems.

Strengthening and modernizing the grid is critical to addressing aging infrastructure, preventing power outages, providing reliable service to Americans, and mitigating cybersecurity risks. In today’s computerized world, we need to ensure that we have reliable
and resilient energy systems to defend against attacks on our electricity grid. We should be increasing investments in smart grid technologies, not cutting funding to critical programs.

I urge you to include robust funding for Smart Grid R&D in FY18 in order to maintain our reliable delivery of electricity that our nation’s economy, security, citizens rely on.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

 

Sincerely,

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