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Members, USNC Council (FOR VOTE)
(Copy FOR INFORMATION to:
Members, Technical Management Committee
Members, Conformity Assessment Policy Coordination Committee)
Bill Holley, Sandy Butterfield, Michele Myers Mihelic, Tom Vinson,
Sam Sciacca, Jodi Haasz, Terry deCourcelle
Ken Caird, Gary Rackliffe, Steve Griffith, Joe Bhatia, Gary Kushnier
Tony Zertuche, Frances Limon, Mary Johnson)
STATEMENT; On 3 January 2013, the following IEC Council
document was circulated to the USNC Council for Recommended Vote by 15
C/1774/DV – Document for National Committee Vote – Proposal for a
new technical committee on Grid Integration of Large-capacity Renewable
Energy (RE) Generation (Copy attached)
IEC National Committees were invited to approve this new TC by 22 March
2013. The USNC was invited to respond to the following questions:
1. We agree to the subject proposed being dealt with by IEC
2. We agree to the scope proposed
3. We suggest the scope be modified as follows: (With
4. We do not agree to the subject proposed being dealt with by
IEC (With reasons)
5. We are willing to undertake the secretariat if new TC is
6. We wish to participate actively in the work (P-Member)
7. We wish to be kept informed of the progress of work
8. We do not wish to be either P- or O- member
By the USNC deadline, substantive comments had been submitted by
1) Mr Sam Sciacca, SCS Consulting, LLC, USNC Council IEEE
2) Dr William E Holley, GE Power and Water and Technical Advisor, USNC
TAG IEC/TC 88 – Wind Turbines
3) Ken Gettman, NEMA, Vice Chair, USNC TMC.
Mr Sciacca is basically recommending an affirmative vote on the
establishment of a new TC with rationale provided while Dr Holley is
recommending a negative vote with rationale provided and contending, in
the main, that the bulk of the proposal can better be handled within
the existing IEC TCs.
of collaborative discussions took place between Mr Sciacca and Dr
Holley and at the conclusion both maintained their positions as stated
in their final comments.
note that while Mr Sciacca’s comments suggest that IEEE would be a good
candidate to assume the Secretariat if a new TC was established,
IEEE has advised that a determination has been made that China, the
proposer of this new TC will most likely be assigned this
In addition, an effort to find a possible candidate for Chair of a new
TC has not been successful.
Finally, IEEE does support the establishment of this new TC.
Your consideration of the following QUESTIONS would be appreciated so
that the USNC vote on this document can be submitted by the 22 March
QUESTION 1: Do you endorse the recommended positions of Mr Sam
Sciacca as the basis for an affirmative USNC’s vote with comments on
QUESTION 2: Do you endorse the recommended positions of Dr Bill Holley
and the USNC TAG for IEC/TC 88 as the basis for a negative USNC’s vote
with comments on document C/1774/DV?
PLEASE ADVISE YOUR APPROVAL, DISAPPROVAL OR ABSTENTION ON THESE
QUESTIONS BY MONDAY, 18 MARCH 2013.
(All negative votes and abstentions must be accompanied by comments
explaining the reasons for your position.)
and have a great day!
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