On June 1st, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a full committee hearing to examine the reliability and resiliency of electric services in the United States in light of recent reliability assessments and alerts.

Committee Chairman Senator Joe Manchin and Senator John Barrasso offered opening remarks. Among the speakers were: James B. Robb, President & Chief Executive Officer of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Manu Asthana, President and Chief Executive Officer of PJM Interconnection; Dr. Melissa Lott, Senior Research Scholar on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University; and, David Tudor, CEO and General Manager of Associated Electric Cooperative.

The speakers spoke of the grave risks to reliability facing many states as a result of premature plant retirements. The full hearing can be watched at:

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