Joint Public Hearing on Grid Reliability and Winter Storm Elliot Recap

Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

February 27, 2023 | 10 a.m.

Room 8E-B


10:00 – 10:10 AM      Opening Remarks

10:10 – 11:00 AM      Panel One: Regulators

  • Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, Chair, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission – Testimony
  • Asim Z. Haque, Vice President of State and Member Services, PJM – Testimony
  • Diane Holder, Vice President of Entity Engagement and Corporate Services, Reliability First – Testimony

11:00 – 11:50 AM      Panel Two: Suppliers

  • Rachel Gleason, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Coal Alliance – Testimony
  • Chris Moser, Senior Vice President of Competitive Market and Policy, NRG Energy – Testimony
  • Matt Crozat, Senior Director for Strategy and Policy, Nuclear Energy Institute – Testimony
  • Andrew Williams, Vice President of Policy and Corporate Affairs, SolSystems – Testimony

 11:50 – 12:00 PM       Closing Remarks

Hearing to Discuss AEPS (Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards)



Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee

AND Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

May 1, 2019 at 1 p.m.
North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

AEPS (Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards)

Opening Remarks

Overview of AEPS

Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, Chairman
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

David Althoff, Environmental Group Manager
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Tier I Panel

Brent Alderfer, President 
Attachment Slides
Community Energy

Bruce Burcat, Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition

Mark Hammond, Esq.
Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association

Tier II Panel

Jaret Gibbons, Executive Director

Gene Alessandrini, Regional Vice President
Brookfield Renewable

Frazier Blaylock, Senior Director, Government Relations
Covanta Energy Systems, Inc.

Proposed Tier III Panel

Michael Shellenberger, President
Environmental Progress

John E. Parsons, Executive Director and Professor Jacopo Buongiorno (Written Testimony Only)
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Consumer Panel

Tanya McCloskey, Acting Consumer Advocate
Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate

Patrick Cicero, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Utility Law Project

Generation/Fuel Supply Panel

Rachel Gleason, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Coal Alliance

Leah Gibbons, Director, Regulatory Affairs

Craig Gordon, Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs


Environmental Panel

Rob Altenburg, Energy Center Director
Penn Future

John Walliser, Senior Vice President
Pennsylvania Environmental Council


Joint Public Hearing on Pipeline Safety

Joint Public Hearing

Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
and Environmental Resources and Energy Committees

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
11 a.m. in North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Joint Public Hearing on Pipeline Safety


11:00 AM
Opening Comments
Senator John C. Rafferty

11:10 AM
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Honorable Gladys M. Brown, Chairman

11:35 AM
Department of Environmental Protection
Domenic Rocco, Acting Environmental Program Manager, Regional Permit Coordination Office

12:00 PM   Environmental/ Safety Organizations
Environmental Defense Fund
Andrew WilliamsDirector of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, US Climate and Energy               

Uwchlan Safety Coalition
Rebecca Britton

Goshen United for Public Safety
Melissa DiBernadino

12:30 PM
Marcellus Shale Coalition
Keith Coyle, Chair, Pipeline Safety Workgroup

Written Testimony:

Department of Environmental Protection