2019-05-10 National Governors Association

Bootcamp for Governors’ New Energy Policy Advisors

May 9-10, 2019| Arlington, VA

 

NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment hosted a bootcamp on May 9 and 10 for Governors’ New Energy Policy Advisors. The bootcamp will provide new staff with the chance to learn from experts, interact with their colleagues, share priorities for the coming year and hear advice from current and past energy advisors. New advisors also will receive a briefing on technical assistance available to states from the NGA and federal agencies.

Agenda | Presentation

May 9, 2019

Day 1

Breakfast & Registration

NGA Welcome & Opening State Introductions

  • Speakers:
    • Sue Gander, Director, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
    • Dan Lauf, Energy Program Director, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
    • Anne Clement, Senior Legislative Associate, Natural Resources Committee, NGA Advocacy

Setting an Energy Policy Vision and Implementing Your Governor’s Priorities

  • Moderator:
    • Jessica Rackley, Senior Policy Analyst, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
  • Speakers:
    • Sam Robinson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
    • Alex Whitaker, former policy advisor to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Networking Break 

Levers and Language: An Overview of State Energy Policy and Regulation

  • Moderator:
    • Sue Gander, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Rich Sedano, President and CEO, Regulatory Assistance Project
    • Branko Terzic, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group

Keynote: Policy Deep Dive: Grid Operations in a Distributed World

  • Introduction:
    • Matt Rogotzke, Policy Analyst, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
  • Speaker:
    • Darlene Phillips, Senior Director, Operations Engineering Support, PJM

Lunch w/Keynote: Incorporating Equity in State Energy Policymaking

  • Introduction:
    • Patricio Portillo, Policy Analyst, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
  • Speaker:
    • John Howat, Senior Energy Analyst, National Consumer Law Center

Keys to Success: Engaging Your Legislature, Regulators, and Other State Partners

  • Moderator:
    • Dan Lauf, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Rick Bender, Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Energy Policy
    • Emma Cimino, former policy advisor to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Keynote: Policy Deep Dive: The Benefits and Opportunities of Energy Efficiency

  • Introduction:
    • Jessica Rackley, NGA
  • Speaker:
    • Annie Gilleo, Senior Manager, State Policy, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Flash Mentoring Session

  • Mentors:
    • Sam Robinson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
    • Rick Bender, Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Energy Policy
    • Emma Cimino, former policy advisor to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Keynote:Working with Washington, Part 1: Tracking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  • Introduction:
    • Patricio Portillo, NGA
  • Speaker:
    • Richard Glick, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Working with State Partners: Energy Resources, Roles, and Responsibilities Across State Government

  • Moderator:
    • Dan Lauf, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials
    • Danielle Sass Byrnett, Director, Center for Partnerships & Innovation, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
    • David Springe, Executive Director, National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
    • Glen Anderson, Energy Program Director, National Conference of State Legislatures

Day 1 Closing Remarks & Wrap-up

  • Speaker:
    • Jessica Rackley, NGA

Evening Reception 

 

May 10, 2019

Day 2

Welcome and Stage-Setting

  • Speaker:
    • Jessica Rackley, NGA

Working with Washington, Part 2: Resources and Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Energy

  • Moderator:
    • Sue Gander, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Adrienne Lotto, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Katie Jereza, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transmission Permitting & Technical Assistance, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Alex Fitzsimmons, Chief of Staff, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Mark Planning, Director, Intergovernmental & External Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

Networking Break 

Policy Deep Dive: Preparing for and Responding to Energy Emergencies

  • Moderator:
    • Dan Lauf, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Art House, Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer, State of Connecticut
    • Paul Holloway, Director, Emergency Planning, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

Keynote: Policy Deep Dive: Electrifying the Transportation Sector

  • Introduction:
    • Patricio Portillo, NGA
  • Speaker:
    • Kathy Kinsey, Senior Policy Advisor, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management

Lunch & Wrap-up Discussion

  • Speaker:
    • Dan Lauf, NGA

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2019-05-10 Julianne Heberlein

Bootcamp for Governors’ New Energy Policy Advisors

May 9-10, 2019| Arlington, VA

 

NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment hosted a bootcamp on May 9 and 10 for Governors’ New Energy Policy Advisors. The bootcamp will provide new staff with the chance to learn from experts, interact with their colleagues, share priorities for the coming year and hear advice from current and past energy advisors. New advisors also will receive a briefing on technical assistance available to states from the NGA and federal agencies.

Agenda | Presentation

May 9, 2019

Day 1

Breakfast & Registration

NGA Welcome & Opening State Introductions

  • Speakers:
    • Sue Gander, Director, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
    • Dan Lauf, Energy Program Director, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
    • Anne Clement, Senior Legislative Associate, Natural Resources Committee, NGA Advocacy

Setting an Energy Policy Vision and Implementing Your Governor’s Priorities

  • Moderator:
    • Jessica Rackley, Senior Policy Analyst, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
  • Speakers:
    • Sam Robinson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
    • Alex Whitaker, former policy advisor to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Networking Break 

Levers and Language: An Overview of State Energy Policy and Regulation

  • Moderator:
    • Sue Gander, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Rich Sedano, President and CEO, Regulatory Assistance Project
    • Branko Terzic, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group

Keynote: Policy Deep Dive: Grid Operations in a Distributed World

  • Introduction:
    • Matt Rogotzke, Policy Analyst, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
  • Speaker:
    • Darlene Phillips, Senior Director, Operations Engineering Support, PJM

Lunch w/Keynote: Incorporating Equity in State Energy Policymaking

  • Introduction:
    • Patricio Portillo, Policy Analyst, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
  • Speaker:
    • John Howat, Senior Energy Analyst, National Consumer Law Center

Keys to Success: Engaging Your Legislature, Regulators, and Other State Partners

  • Moderator:
    • Dan Lauf, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Rick Bender, Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Energy Policy
    • Emma Cimino, former policy advisor to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Keynote: Policy Deep Dive: The Benefits and Opportunities of Energy Efficiency

  • Introduction:
    • Jessica Rackley, NGA
  • Speaker:
    • Annie Gilleo, Senior Manager, State Policy, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Flash Mentoring Session

  • Mentors:
    • Sam Robinson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
    • Rick Bender, Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Energy Policy
    • Emma Cimino, former policy advisor to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Keynote:Working with Washington, Part 1: Tracking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  • Introduction:
    • Patricio Portillo, NGA
  • Speaker:
    • Richard Glick, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Working with State Partners: Energy Resources, Roles, and Responsibilities Across State Government

  • Moderator:
    • Dan Lauf, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials
    • Danielle Sass Byrnett, Director, Center for Partnerships & Innovation, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
    • David Springe, Executive Director, National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
    • Glen Anderson, Energy Program Director, National Conference of State Legislatures

Day 1 Closing Remarks & Wrap-up

  • Speaker:
    • Jessica Rackley, NGA

Evening Reception 

 

May 10, 2019

Day 2

Welcome and Stage-Setting

  • Speaker:
    • Jessica Rackley, NGA

Working with Washington, Part 2: Resources and Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Energy

  • Moderator:
    • Sue Gander, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Adrienne Lotto, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Katie Jereza, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transmission Permitting & Technical Assistance, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Alex Fitzsimmons, Chief of Staff, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Mark Planning, Director, Intergovernmental & External Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

Networking Break 

Policy Deep Dive: Preparing for and Responding to Energy Emergencies

  • Moderator:
    • Dan Lauf, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Art House, Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer, State of Connecticut
    • Paul Holloway, Director, Emergency Planning, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

Keynote: Policy Deep Dive: Electrifying the Transportation Sector

  • Introduction:
    • Patricio Portillo, NGA
  • Speaker:
    • Kathy Kinsey, Senior Policy Advisor, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management

Lunch & Wrap-up Discussion

  • Speaker:
    • Dan Lauf, NGA