2017-01-10 National Governors Association

Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles Policy Workshop

January 10, 2017 | Denver, CO

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) held a workshop to convene state energy and emergency management policy officials with alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) experts to identify strategies to incorporate AFVs effectively into state energy assurance plans and emergency operations plans to improve state resiliency. Participants also learned about the resources and opportunities available through the Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles (iREV).

Agenda

Presentations

January 10, 2017

Introductions and Meeting Goals

Speakers:

  • Dan Lauf, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center
  • Cassie Powers, senior program director, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Christopher Worley, director of policy and research, Colorado Energy Office

What are Alternative Fuel Vehicles and How Can States Leverage Them for Resiliency?

Moderator:

  • Cassie Powers, senior program director, National Association of State Energy Officials

Speakers:

  • Molly Urbina, executive director, Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office
  • Eric Van Orden, product developer, Xcel Energy

Roundtable Discussion: Alternative Fuel Vehicles and State Energy and Emergency Planning

Moderator:

  • Lauren Weiss, policy analyst, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Ruth Horton, RMHorton Consulting; senior technical advisor, NASEO
  • Kristofor Anderson, senior program manager, Energy Resources Division, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

Lunch Presentation: iREV Tools and Resources Overview

Speaker:

  • Cassie Powers, senior program director, National Association of State Energy Officials

Roundtable Discussion: Policy Barriers and Implementation Challenges for State AFV Adoption

Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Will Toor, transportation program director, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
  • Matthew Tuma, deputy director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy

Stakeholder Feedback

Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center