Board on Energy and Environmental Systems

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July 22, 2005

Jay Braitsch

FE-24 Forrestal Building U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue Washington D.C. 20585

Dear Mr. Braitsch:

At last week’s meeting,there was discussion as to which DOE activities would be the subject of benefits assessments during phase two. Accordingly, the committee has selected three FE activities for benefits assessment. The selected activities are as follows, and where applicable the specific subprogram that will be the focus of the assessment has been noted in parentheses:

  • Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle;

  • Sequestration; and

  • Natural gas technologies (exploration and production).

The committee requests that, for the above activities, DOE provide the necessary program description and model runs (using NEMS, for example)as set forth in Figure K-1 of Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE (Phase One): A First Look Forward. In addition, a brief history of the activity is requested.

It is suggested that FE designate a point of contact for each activity listed above to facilitate requests for information. Please contact Martin Offutt of the NRC at 202-334-2904 or with the names of these contacts. In addition,it is requested that a meeting take place in the near future between the program managers from DOE and the NRC panel chairs to discuss the information request.

Thank you for your assistance with this request.


Maxine Savitz


Committee on Prospective Benefits of DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy R&D Programs (Phase Two)

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