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Natural Gas Industry Comments on Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges to Smart Grid

The undersigned members of the natural gas industry are pleased to submit for your consideration the following comments in response to the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Request for Information Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges to Smart Grid Implementation, 75 Fed. Reg. 57,006 (Sep. 17, 2010). The Request seeks comment on challenges that confront smart grid implementation and recommendations on how best to overcome those challenges.

We believe abundant, domestic, low-carbon natural gas resources along with robust natural gas transmission and distribution systems can and should play a significant role in increasing the reliability and efficiency of the nation’s energy grid while helping to create a smart energy future.