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MISO CEO appointed to Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee

Committee provides independent advice to the Office of Nuclear Energy

For Immediate Release

June 11, 2018

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Julie Munsell

CARMEL, Ind. — The Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy has announced the appointment of MISO Chief Executive Officer John Bear to the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee.

The NEAC and its members provide independent advice to the Office of Nuclear Energy on complex science and technical issues that arise in the planning, managing and implementation of DOE’s nuclear program.

“I am pleased to be appointed to the NEAC,” Bear said. “This provides an opportunity for MISO to continue to be a partner in the conversation on the future and evolution of the power industry.”

Members of the NEAC are experts in their respective fields and were chosen to represent diverse sets of knowledge to provide advice on the growth and development of the U.S. nuclear sector.

“I look forward to working with expert representatives from research facilities, academic and policy-centered institutions and industry organizations to help inform and support the NEAC.” Bear noted.

Bear’s appointment solidifies MISO’s commitment to participating in all dialogues on maintaining the reliability of the nation’s future power grid.

More information is available from the Department of Energy.

About MISO

MISO ensures reliable operation of, and equal access to, high-voltage power lines in 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO manages one of the world’s largest energy markets, with more than $24.7 billion in annual gross market energy transactions. MISO was approved as the nation’s first regional transmission organization in 2001. The not-for-profit organization is governed by an independent board of directors and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.

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