2019-07-17 National Governors Association

Governors Advisors Energy Policy Institute

St. Paul, MN | July 17 – 19, 2019

The National Governors Association’s (NGA) Governors’ Advisors Energy Policy Institute brought together governors’ energy policy staff to share energy policy solutions, learn from experts and participate in peer-to-peer exchanges.  It is hosted annually by NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices’ Energy, Infrastructure & Environment Division.

AGENDA 

Site Tour (Wednesday, July 17 – Prairie Island Nuclear Facility)

Pre-Meeting Site Tour: Prairie Island Nuclear Facility, Red Wing, MN

This site visit will explore Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island nuclear power plant. Please meet in the hotel lobby at 12:50 pm. Participants can expect to arrive back at the hotel by 6 pm.

Note: Space is limited, and advanced registration is required.

Day 1 (Thursday, July 18 – InterContinental Riverfront St. Paul)

Breakfast & Registration

Welcome and NGA Updates

Speakers:

  • Sue Gander, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment Division Director, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices
  • Dan Lauf, Energy Program Director, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

States Speak: Roundtable on Key Energy Priorities

Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Employment Trends: Findings from the 2019 U.S. Energy & Employment report

Introduction:

  • Alyse Taylor-Anyikire, Senior Policy Analyst, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Speaker:

  • David Foster, Distinguished Associate, Energy Futures Initiative (EFI)

What’s Happening in Energy: Trends and Future Outlook

Introduction:

  • Sue Gander, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment Division Director, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Speaker:

  • Stanley Porter, Vice Chairman and Energy, Resources & Industrials (ER&I) Industry Leader, Deloitte

BREAK

Shaping the Future: Maximizing Grid Modernization to Meet State Goals

Moderator:

  • Julia Hamm, President and CEO, Smart Electric Power Alliance

Speakers:

  • Beth Trombold, Commissioner, Ohio Public Utility Commission
  • Joe Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Energy Resources, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Lunch & Keynote: Corporate Leadership in Energy Management

Introduction:

  • Matt Rogotzke, Policy Analyst, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Speaker:

  • Holly Lahd, Lead Energy Program Manager, Target Corporation

BREAK

Innovations in Energy Resilience: New Approaches for States

Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, Program Director, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Speakers:

  • Stephen Flynn, Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University
  • Tomás Rodríguez, Economic & Policy Analyst, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • David Meyer, Senior Advisor, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy

Ready to Go: Setting a State’s Energy Vision  

Introduction:

  • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Speaker:

  • Jane Cohen, Policy Advisor, Office of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

BREAK                            

Out in Front: Clean Energy Deployment and Deep Decarbonization

Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment Division Director, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Speakers:

  • Jeremy Tarr, Energy Policy Advisor, Office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
  • Patrick Woodcock, Undersecretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Jeff Lyng, Director, Energy & Environmental Policy, Xcel Energy

What Did You Hear: Day 1 Recap of Key Ideas and Insights

Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, Program Director, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

No-Host Reception

Day 2 (Friday, July 19 – InterContinental Riverfront St. Paul)

Registration and Breakfast                

Transportation Electrification: Policies and Incentives

Moderator:

  • Matt Rogotzke, Policy Analyst, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Speakers:

  • Brett Williams, Senior Principal Advisor, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Chris Rice, Chief of Staff, Maryland Energy Administration
  • Tim Echols, Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission

Leasing for Outcomes: Benefiting from the Oil and Gas Boom

Introduction:

  • Alyse Taylor-Anyikire, Senior Policy Analyst, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Speaker:

  • James W. Coleman, Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University,

BREAK

Energy Efficiency’s Role in Rural Prosperity

Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Speakers:

  • Amy Royden-Bloom, State Energy Program Manager, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Fritz Ebinger, Minnesota, Clean Energy Resource Teams – Rural Energy Development

All for One: Supporting Cybersecurity Efforts in Public Power Utilities         

Moderator:

  • Alyse Taylor-Anyikire, Senior Policy Analyst, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices

Speakers:

  • Richard Mroz, Senior Advisor, Protect Our Power
  • Mike Hyland, Senior Vice President-Engineering Services, American Public Power Association

Working Lunch: Takeaways and Bold Predictions                

Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, Program Director, NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices