Agency for Energy Executive Director Brader to testify before House Energy subcommittee Wednesday

June 13, 2017

Nick Assendelft (Michigan Agency for Energy), 517-284-8300

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Agency for Energy Executive Director Valerie Brader will testify Wednesday morning before the House Energy Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., to discuss Michigan’s leading role in emergency preparedness planning.

The hearing is expected to provide Energy and Commerce Committee members an opportunity to examine the federal government’s State Energy Program, authorized under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of 1975, and look at potential ways the committee can refocus the program on one of its core missions: energy security.

Brader is scheduled to discuss Michigan’s preparations for any energy emergency -- severe storms, infrastructure issues or physical and cyber threats -- which can disrupt access to critical energy resources. She will also explain how state officials, along with their federal, local and private sector partners, are working to find new ways to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities while adapting to ever-evolving challenges.

What: Hearing titled, “States’ Perspectives on Energy Security Planning, Emergency Preparedness, and State Energy Programs.” 

When: Begins 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14

Where: Room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.


Brader will be available to the media after testimony is completed.

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