Alison Silverstein is an independent consultant, strategist, researcher and writer on electric transmission and reliability, energy efficiency and technology adoption issues. She has worked for decades to advance the use of clean energy and advanced grid technologies as part of a reliable, resilient energy system. She has written seminal papers on electric system reliability and resilience. Her work on major federal electricity efforts includes the U.S. Department of Energy’s Staff Report on Electric Markets and Reliability, three national transmission congestion studies, the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative framework, and the industry-wide advancement of synchrophasor technology. Silverstein worked as a senior advisor to Chairman Pat Wood, III, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 2001 through 2004, co-chairing the 2003 U.S.-Canada blackout investigation. She has worked at the Public Utility Commission of Texas and PG&E. Silverstein presently serves on the boards of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and lives in Austin, Texas.