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TVA - 2478 - Regional Energy Resource Council - Agency Authority


Committee NameRegional Energy Resource CouncilAgency NameTennessee Valley Authority
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2478
Original Establishment Date4/5/2013Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date7/30/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter7/30/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Melanie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameE
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Farrell
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*TVA Board ActionDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(423) 751-6802
Effective Date Of Authority*4/5/2013Designated Federal Officer Fax*865-632-9330
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*TVA Board established the RERC to provide TVA advice on its energy resource activities and the priorities among competing objectives and values.
How is membership balanced?*Membership shall consist of persons possessing demonstrated professional or personal qualifications relevant to TVA's energy resource activities and shall include a broad range of diverse views and interests including environmental, industrial, business, consumer, educational and community leadership interests.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*It is in TVA's interest and in the interest of the public it serves, to establish a mechanism for routinely obtaining the views and advice of other public and private entities and individuals involved with, and interested in, the development and management of energy resources in the Tennessee Valley region.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksNot Applicable


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*228Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentEight recommendations were made at 2 meetings with one minority report by the Sierra Club. They stated they did not support TVA's research efforts on Small Nuclear Reactors. The meetings were held in FY22: Dec. 8, 2021, May 24, 2022Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*60.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentTVA works closely with stakeholders and the local communities when considering the impact of its energy decisions; TVA will take into consideration balancing economic stewardship, competitive rates, system reliability, economic development and workforce impact priorities; system reliability is of critical importance.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*40.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentCouncil received briefings on sustainability, electric vehicle policy proposal, asset strategy and carbon reduction and transformative innovation; all of the 8 recommendations are underway.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*TVA works closely with stakeholders and the Council to share information regarding its energy-related business decisions. It continues to support transparency and continues to seek input and advice from this Council, in order to it make informed business decisions. Advice from the Council is provided to the TVA Board's External Relations Committee who then shares it with the rest of the Board. Staff is present to listen to comments and advice so they can include it in their work practices. Description*TVA has been charged with the wise use and conservation of the natural resources of the Tennessee River drainage basin and adjoining territory for the general purpose of fostering the orderly and proper physical, economic, and social development of the Tennessee Valley region. To help achieve this mission, TVA has created and operates the Nation's largest public power system, serving more than 10 million people in parts of 7 southeastern states. The Regional Energy Resource Council was established to provide TVA advice on its energy resource activities and the priorities among competing objectives and values.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$101,962.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$103,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$19,342.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$20,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$1,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$2,485.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$3,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$2,000.00
Other Costs$14,616.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$30,000.00
Total Costs$138,405.00Est. Total Next FY*$159,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/25/2022 2:45 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.50Est Cost RemarksCosts are increasing due to supply chain issues, labor shortages and holding combination virtual and in-person meetings. We need to use outside assistance and equipment to make the meetings virtual and in-person.
Cost RemarksCosts increased due to supply chain issues, labor shortages and holding combination virtual and in-person meetings. The equipment needed to do so was additional unplanned expenses.  
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-038952Regional Energy Resource Council2021
 COM-037016Regional Energy Resource Council2020
 COM-035935Regional Energy Resource Council2019
 COM-033729Regional Energy Resource Council2018
 COM-002144Regional Energy Resource Council2017
 COM-002492Regional Energy Resource Council2016
 COM-003920Regional Energy Resource Council2015
 COM-004328Regional Energy Resource Council2014
 COM-006376Regional Energy Resource Council2013