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Chapter : Electricity
Energy Dept. (DOE), Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), 1000 Independence Ave. S.W., #8H033, 20585; (202) 586-1411. Fax, (202) 586-1472. Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary (Acting).
[Page 264]General email, OEwebmaster@hq.doe.gov
Develops electricity policies and programs that shape electricity system planning and market operations; develops technologies to improve the grid infrastructure that provides electricity to homes, offices, and factories.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (Commerce Dept.), Smart Grid, 100 Bureau Dr., MS 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8200; (301) 975-5987. Fax, (301) 975-4091. Chris Greer, Director, (301) 975-5919.
General email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Develops interoperable standards to govern operations and future growth of the national Smart Grid, a planned electricity system that will add digital technology to electricity grids throughout the United States to channel their electric currents at an anticipated lower ...