Maryland Grid Modernization Retreat

Hanover, MD | Nov. 7, 2019

The National Governors Association (NGA) co-hosted this meeting with the State of Maryland to explore grid modernization strategies. Maryland is preparing for increased electrification, primarily electric vehicles (EVs), and is looking for ideas to incentivize EVs, while managing impacts on the electric grid. Participants will convene to discuss ways to achieve Maryland’s aggressive EV procurement targets, while mitigating grid impacts. The retreat will be largely interactive and focused on collaboration and action planning as NGA will facilitate how Maryland can best prepare for transportation electrification.

 

AGENDA 

 

NGA Introductions

Jessica Rackley, Program Director, NGA

 

Overview and Meeting Goals

Introduction:

  • Matt Rogotzke, Policy Analyst, NGA

Speakers:

  • Mary Beth Tung, Director, Maryland Energy Administration
  • Earl Lewis, Deputy Secretary for Policy, Planning & Enterprise Services, Maryland Department of Transportation

Electric Vehicle Incentives, Policies and Education

Moderator:

  • Matt Rogotzke, Policy Analyst, NGA

Speakers:

Heavy Duty Electrification

Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, NGA

Speakers:

  • Javier Itriago, Vice President, Port Development & Infrastructure, Ports America Chesapeake
  • Jeff Knueppel, General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Stakeholder Discussion – Reactions to the EV Incentives & Heavy-Duty Electrification Panels

Facilitator:

  • Jessica Rackley, NGA

Working Lunch – Overview of MDOT Solar Deployment

Introduction:

  • R. Earl Lewis, Deputy Secretary, Maryland DOT

Presentation:

Managing Grid Impacts for Reliability & Resilience Benefits

Moderator:

  • Matt Rogotzke, NGA

Speakers:

  • Jason Stanek, Chairman, Maryland Public Service Commission
  • Nancy Ryan, Partner, Energy + Environmental Economics
  • Rob Stewart, Manager, Smart Grid & Technology, Pepco Holdings/Exelon

Stakeholder Discussion – Reactions to the Grid Impacts Panel

Facilitator:

  • Matt Rogotzke, NGA

Opportunities for Stakeholder Feedback

Co-Facilitators:

  • Jessica Rackley, NGA
  • Emma Cimino, NGA 

State Team Debrief