2017-12-01 National Governors Association

Mid-Course Workshop of the Policy Academy on Power Sector Modernization

November 29–December 1, 2017 | Orlando, FL

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the Mid-Course Workshop of the Power Sector Modernization Policy Academy was built on the ongoing efforts of the state teams and provided targeted information in response to state-specific questions. The four state teams who participated in the policy academy are: KentuckyOregonRhode Island and Washington.

Agenda

Presentations

November 29, 2017

Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Speaker:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Updates from the Field
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Sonia Aggarwal, vice president, Energy Innovation
  • Ken Colburn, principal and director, U.S. Programs, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Vignesh Gowrishankar, associate director, Energy & Transportation Program, Natural Resource Defense Council
  • Kristy Manning, director, Division of Energy, Missouri Department of Economic Development

Updates from the State Teams 
Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Lauren McCloy, senior policy Advisor, Energy, Washington Governor Jay Inslee
  • Rick Bender, executive advisor and manager, Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence
  • Ruchi Sadhir, senior energy advisor, Oregon Governor Kate Brown
  • Macky McCleary, administrator, Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers

 

November 30, 2017

Lessons from State and Local Efforts to Enhance Energy Resiliency
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Dr. Laurie Burnham, principal member, Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Tom Stanton, principal researcher, National Regulatory Research Institute

Strategies to Address DERs and the Changing Energy Landscape 
Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Chris Villarreal, president, Plugged In Strategies
  • Ronald Brisé, commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission
  • Ray Hohenstein, energy storage market development director, AES Energy Storage

Lunch & Peer-to-Peer Exchange

Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session 1: Animating Demand Response
Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, division director, Environment, Energy & Transportation, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Sonia Aggarwal, vice president, Energy Innovation
  • Dain Nestel, senior director, Demand Response, CLEAResult

Breakout Session 2: Designing DER Tariffs
Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Tom Stanton, principal researcher, National Regulatory Research Institute
  • Ali Al-Jabir, senior consultant, Brubaker and Associates

Breakout Session 3: Considerations for Beneficial Electrification
Moderator:

  • Patricio Portillo, policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Ken Colburn, principal and director, U.S. Programs, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Vignesh Gowrishankar, associate director, Energy & Transportation Program, Natural Resource Defense Council
  • Chris Nelder, manager, Electricity Practice, Rocky Mountain Institute

Breakout Session 4: Valuing, Compensating, and Deploying DERs
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Hunter Hydas, program manager, Capacity Planning & Fleet Strategy, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Chris Villarreal, president, Plugged In Strategies

Faculty Office Hours

State Team Time #1
State teams had an opportunity to digest information from the day and revisit their action plans. A NGA liaison facilitated the time.

 

December 1, 2017

State Team Time #2
State teams had an opportunity to digest information from the day and revisit their action plans. A NGA liaison facilitated the time.

State Report Out & Peer Exchange
Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, division director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Lauren McCloy, senior policy advisor, Energy, Washington Governor Jay Inslee
  • Macky McCleary, administrator, Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers
  • Ruchi Sadhir, senior energy Advisor, Oregon Governor Kate Brown
  • Rick Bender, executive advisor and manage, Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence

Lunch & Keynote
Speaker:

  • Jans Vrins, managing director, Global Energy Practice, Navigant

Closing Remarks & Adjourn