Rep. Robinson’s confirmation hearing to become U.S. Assistant Energy Secretary set for February – Framingham SOURCE

WASHINGTON DC – In September 2021, President Joseph Biden appointed Framingham State Rep. Maria Robinson to head the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity.

As a candidate for Assistant Secretary of Energy for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Rep. Robinson, once confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would lead the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. within the US Department of Energy.

A hearing date was eventually set. The hearing will take place on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The February hearing will be streamed live on the Committee’s website and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Evidence will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

“Being nominated by President Biden is truly the greatest honor of my life, and I look forward to beginning the confirmation process. Having the opportunity to serve my country using my vast experience in energy policy is a dream come true. “, as has serving under Secretary Jennifer Granholm, a leader I have long admired. I am especially grateful to my family and dear friends for their continued support throughout this process,” Rep. Robinson told SOURCE. last September.

“I am grateful to President Biden for appointing Maria Robinson to the position of DOE Assistant Secretary in the Office of Electricity. This office’s work to expand and modernize our electricity grid, including our transmission system, is critical to helping us tackle the climate crisis and create a clean energy economy that works for everyone. Maria has led the charge for clean energy in Massachusetts, and her political intelligence and technical expertise will help us achieve President Biden’s goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035. I’m so happy that she is willing to join the federal government and I look forward to her confirmation,” Secretary Granholm said in a statement this evening, Sept. 22.

The Board is leading efforts to modernize the electricity network. It does this by developing and implementing a national power system reliability policy and managing research, development and demonstration activities for next-generation power system infrastructure technologies.

Under the supervision of the Under Secretary of Energy for Energy and the Environment, the Assistant Secretary is responsible for the analysis of electricity congestion, the designation of electricity transmission corridor projects of national interest , coordination of energy corridors on federal lands and related labor issues. to the electricity industry.

Rep. Robinson was elected state representative in 2018, following the death of Chris Walsh from cancer in May. She has served in the State House since January 1, 2019.

She was the first Korean-American elected to the Massachusetts Legislature.

She leads the House side of the Clean Energy Caucus, is the Massachusetts state chair for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, where she sits on the board of directors, and is the state’s sole legislator on the US EPA. Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.

Robinson served as the Wholesale Markets Program Director with Advanced Energy Economy for 7 years before being elected as a state representative.

She has been a lecturer at Tufts University since the summer of 2020 and teaches “Energy Policy and the Transformation to Net-Zero for the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning.”

Rep. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She earned a master’s degree in energy, environmental, and natural resource law from the University of Tulsa in 2016.

Rep. Robinson is a Lifetime Girl Scout, who won her silver award.

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