Richard S. Mroz, Archer Public Affairs Senior Director-Strategy & Regulatory Affairs, was recently reappointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette, to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). Mroz’s two-year term began July 1, 2020.

The Electricity Advisory Committee serves as an important component of the DOE’s strategy to improve its research and development portfolio and program activities. The group reports to the DOE’s Assistant Secretary for Electricity and meets three times a year to advise DOE on a variety of electricity issues. “The EAC’s advice, insights, and thoughtful feedback all dramatically improve DOE’s electricity initiatives. The combination of industry stakeholders plus the capabilities of DOE and the National Labs enhances our ability to identify and solve future electricity challenges,” said Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker.

During their two-year term, the EAC members will advise DOE on current and future electric grid reliability, resilience, security, sector interdependence, and policy issues. They will periodically review and make recommendations on DOE electric grid-related programs and initiatives, including electricity-related R&D programs and modeling efforts. Members will also identify emerging issues related to electricity production and delivery and advise on Federal coordination with utility industry authorities in the event of supply disruptions and other emergencies.

Mroz has a long and distinguished career in law, government, business, and public service. His experiences as a regulator, lawyer, lobbyist, banker, consultant and thought leader have focused on numerous issues, including energy markets & technologies, cybersecurity, water and wastewater policy, as well as infrastructure development and financing for various industries. Mroz is the immediate Past President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), serving as Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of the Agency, and acted as the Chief Energy Officer for New Jersey.