October 18, 2021, San Juan, Puerto Rico – LUMA is pleased to announce that Mario Hurtado, the company’s Chief Regulatory Affairs officer, has been appointed to the Electricity Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Energy. The appointment was made by U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.
The Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) is an important component of the Department of Energy’s strategy to enhance its research and development portfolio and program activities. Hurtado along with the other 37 members of the body will advise DOE on current and future electric grid reliability, resilience, security, sector interdependence, and policy issues. The group works with DOE’s Assistant Secretary for Electricity and meets three times a year to advise DOE on a variety of electricity issues. The members of the EAC are from state governments, regional planning entities, utility companies, cyber security and national security firms, the natural gas sector, equipment manufacturers, construction and architectural companies, non-governmental organizations, and other electricity-related organizations.
“I am very honored to be part of the Electricity Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Energy. Together with other advisors, we will provide consulting on resilience, reliability, safety, and interdependencies in electric power, said Mario Hurtado, Head of Regulatory Affairs at LUMA.
LUMA is a Puerto Rican company that, since June 1, 2021, operates the transmission and distribution system of electric power in Puerto Rico. LUMA is a mission-driven company dedicated to transforming the electric transmission and distribution system to provide all Puerto Ricans with the reliable, resilient, and affordable power grid they deserve. As a customer-centric company, LUMA’s entire workforce is focused on securely delivering an exceptional customer service experience to our more than 1 million customers.