Survey Forms

Stakeholders Meetings — Electricity and Renewables Surveys Review for 2014

EIA is required to clear electric power and renewable energy survey forms (below) through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) every three years. Although the formal clearance process doesn't take place until 2013, the preparation and planning has already begun. We have preliminary proposals to improve the surveys, and now we would like input from our stakeholders.

EIA identified seven distinct subject areas in the forms and teams researched the various aspects of the electricity and renewables data collection efforts. Proposed changes were developed. We will be conducting a series of meetings to brief our stakeholders and solicit comments on the proposed changes. We will use your feedback to help create a revised set of proposed changes which will undergo the formal OMB clearance process next year.

We welcome your participation. Register to attend any of the meetings — in person* or following along on-line via WebEx. On-line registration is limited, so make your reservations soon.

Stakeholder Meeting Schedule

Subject area Proposal(s) Date Time
Nuclear plant needs*   May 31, 2012 9 am - 12 pm
Balancing authorities
June 7, 2012
July 26, 2012
9 am - 12 pm
Power plant
    - characteristics
    - operations
    - environmental
June 12, 2012 1 pm - 4 pm
Renewables PDF    PPT June 14, 2012 9 am - 12 pm
Energy efficiency / demand response / smart grid / distribution system reliability and consumption of electricity changes PDF  PPT June 21, 2012 1 pm - 4 pm
Power plant costs  PDF  PPT June 26, 2012 1 pm - 4 pm
Bulk power and reliability  PDF  PPT June 28, 2012 9 am - 12 pm


All meetings will be held at:
      U.S. Department of Energy Headquarters (Forrestal Building)
      1000 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC 20585
      Room 2E-069.

*To attend in person you must have a valid photo ID and be a U.S. citizen. (Non-citizens can enter the building only with a special clearance. A Foreign National Visitor Application must be filled out and returned to at least two weeks in advance of meeting date.)

Instructions for WebEx will be sent prior to each meeting at the email address registered.


Registration required






Attending:   in person* on-line

*Meeting has been cancelled. EIA is not recommending any additions, clarifications, or deletions to existing surveys. Although data were identified as potential candidates for survey collection, the data have either been obtained through publicly available third party sources or the benefit associated with collection of the data has been determined to not be commensurate with the burden to respondents. Should stakeholders require additional information, please feel free to contact Nancy Slater-Thompson at or 202-586-9322.


Next Steps
After all stakeholder input is received, revised forms will be drafted and posted for comment. We will simultaneously release a Federal Register Notice (FRN) announcing the proposals and asking for comments within a 60-day period. We expect this process to begin in late 2012.

EIA will review all comments in response to the FRN and prepare final proposals and a supporting statement. These materials will be submitted to OMB, and will also be released to the public with an accompanying FRN for a 30 day review period. OMB will then make final decisions on changes to the surveys.


Current Forms
The seven forms below are under this review and clearance. No forms have been re-drafted to reflect new proposals. To reference the current forms see: