The Energy Telecommunications and Electrical Association (ENTELEC) is a user association focusing on communications and control technologies used by petroleum, natural gas, pipeline, and electric utility companies (http://www.entelec.org). The association is a broad community of professionals advancing knowledge of communicating technologies throughout the energy industry.
Since 1928, ENTELEC’s primary goal has been to provide an educational platform for the entire energy industry,
including technical presentations, exhibits, and networking opportunities during the annual ENTELEC Conference & Expo.
In 2011, the ENTELEC Board of Directors announced the formation of a new Regulatory Committee to address pressing
regulatory issues of concern to ENTELEC’s membership at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and elsewhere.
In 2013, the name of the Committee was expanded to the “Regulatory & Technology Committee” to reflect the Committee’s broad commitment to technical as well as regulatory issues facing the energy industry.
Consistent with the association’s Bylaws, the mission of the ENTELEC Regulatory &Technology Committee is “to share information and take advocacy positions in legislative, administrative, regulatory, and judicial proceedings on behalf of the association as are necessary to promote engineering, design, construction, maintenance, administration, and operation of telecommunications, automation, electrical power, information processing systems, and other electrical and electronic facilities employed in the energy industries.”
Dan Mueller of Enterprise Products serves as Chair of the Committee. Kori Kalich, Infrastructure Networks, Inc., is Co-Chair. Both are highly experienced in operational and regulatory matters affecting energy companies.
Both Corporate (end-user) and Associate (vendor/consultant) members of ENTELEC are eligible to join the Regulatory & Technology Committee. According to Mr. Mueller, “including end-user energy companies as well as vendor/consultants best represents the interests of all members of the association while enabling the Committee to speak with the broadest possible voice on behalf of the industry.” Ms. Kalich said, “we welcome the opportunity to bring together vendors and users in the energy industry in a way that promotes our mutual interests in the regulatory and technology arenas.”
The Committee has created four Subcommittees to address specific regulatory and technology concerns:
- Spectrum – Wireless spectrum issues affecting the energy Industries.
- M2M – Machine-to-Machine technology and applications in the energy industries.
- Cybersecurity – Cyber safety issues and technologies in the energy industries.
- Regulatory Compliance – Compliance with FCC to include fines, and enforcement, licensing, assignments and transfers, towers & more.
All active members of ENTELEC are now eligible to join the Regulatory & Technology Committee. Each member company will be entitled to one vote and may authorize an unlimited number of representatives to become involved in the work of the Committee. If you would like to participate please submit R&T Application above to firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information regarding ENTELEC or the Regulatory & Technology Committee, please contact Blaine Siske at email@example.com or 888-503-8700 x203.
If you are not a member of ENTELEC and would like to be please download the member application HERE.