2017-06-29 National Governors Association

North Carolina Retreat on Enhancing Lead-by-Example Efforts

June 29, 2017 | Raleigh, NC

The state of North Carolina, in partnership with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) is working on an initiative on enhancing the State’s Lead-by-Example efforts, which is a state-led, multi-agency, planning exercise. The North Carolina team is collaborating with stakeholders and several outside experts to examine ways to enhance the energy resiliency of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in Raleigh, NC. The EOC is critical to North Carolina’s successful response to energy supply disruptions, and the State expects to disseminate the lessons learned from this retreat to other municipal, county, and regional emergency management offices in the State. The purpose of this state retreat is to engage all the relevant state agency stakeholders to:

  • Share background on the EOC facility and potential opportunities to enhance its energy resiliency;
  • Refine the state’s vision, challenges, and goals from this process;
  • Learn about possible policy solutions and identify the best policy options for the State to pursue; and
  • Develop an action plan after this meeting on solutions to work on advancing the energy resiliency of public buildings, including legislative options.

Agenda

Presentations

Welcome Remarks and Introductions

  • Jeremy Tarr, Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor
  • Sue Gander, Division Director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Overview of the Emergency Operations Center Facility and Drivers for Action

Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, Sr. Policy Analyst, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Mike Sprayberry, Director, Department of Public Safety/North Carolina Emergency Management
  • Russell Duncan, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality/State Energy Program, Energy Assurance Program Manager

Energy Resiliency Strategies at the EOC Facility

Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Bob Beadle, North Carolina Electric Membership Cooperative
  • Bobby Simpson, Director, Power Quality & Reliability, Duke Energy
  • Adam Nygaard, Business Development Manager for CHP, Microgrid, and Energy Storage Development, Duke Energy Technology

Capturing the Value of Energy Resiliency Efforts at the EOC – Regulations, Financing, and Other Considerations

Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Meegan Kelly, Senior Associate, ICF International
  • David Reed, Solutions Development Leader, ESS/Global Solutions – Microgrids, Schneider Electric

Lunch & Keynote

Speaker:

  • Shawn Doyle, Major, Deputy Base Civil Engineer, Otis Air National Guard Microgrid System

Discussion: Applying Policy & Technology Options to the EOC Facility

Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, NGA Center

Discussion: Applying Policy Options More Broadly to Increase Energy Resiliency in North Carolina

Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, NGA Center

Next Steps and Action Items

Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, NGA Center
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