APGA Submits Testimony to House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Electric Grid Reliability

By Dave Schryver posted 09-14-2017 12:46 PM


On September 13th, APGA submitted testimony to a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy Hearing entitled “Powering America: Defining Reliability in a Transforming Electricity Industry”.  The two-part hearing is part of a larger series of hearings focused on the challenges of electricity markets and the consideration of reforms related to electricity generation, distribution, consumption, and grid resiliency. The first part of the hearing was held on September 14th and included witnesses from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, and North American Electric Reliability Corporation.  The second part of the hearing, which will be made up of representatives from the electricity generating fuels, will likely be scheduled later this month.

In its testimony, APGA communicates the significant role of the direct use of natural gas can play: in providing low-cost energy to consumers; reducing the strain on the electricity grid; and in enhancing our overall energy system resiliency.  The testimony also states that “the direct use of natural gas is highly efficient with a production and delivery system that provides over 90% of the source energy to the point of use.”  The testimony further urges Congress to embrace the direct use of natural gas as part of our energy future given the many benefits that is provides.  

A copy of the testimony is available here.  If you have any questions on this article, please contact Dave Schryver of APGA’s staff by phone at 202-464-2742 or by email at