Tuesday 7 February 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
Moderators

Discussion Session: Inflation Reduction Act Assistance on Building Energy Code Adoption (By Invitation Only)

This discussion session will focus on the needs of the State and Territory Energy Offices to implement Section 50131 of the Inflation Reduction Act, Assistance for Latest and Zero Building Energy Code Adoption, which provides $1 billion to the states through the U.S. State Energy Program. This session will provide participating State Energy Directors an opportunity to discuss program design elements to make the program most valuable to their state.

Moderators
  • Jeffrey Genzer, General Counsel, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Ed Carley, Senior Program Director, Buildings, National Association of State Energy Officials
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

NASEO Concurrent Regional Meetings: Braiding Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act Opportunities for Implementation (NASEO State, Territory, and Affiliate Members Only)

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Lindens Room, Third Floor
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Central Regional Meeting

Moderators
  • Dan Lloyd, Bureau Chief, Energy Office, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
  • Eddy Trevino, Director, State Energy Conservation Office, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Potomac Room, Third Floor
Moderators

Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

Moderators
  • David Althoff Jr., Director, Energy Programs Office, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Karen Lasure, Energy Development Specialist, Office of Energy, West Virginia Department of Economic Development
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Longworth Room, Ballroom Level
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Midwest Regional Meeting

Moderators
  • Chad Kruse, Manager, Office of Energy, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • Michelle Gransee, Deputy Commissioner, Energy Resources Division, Minnesota Department of Commerce
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Wilson Room, Third Floor
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Northeast Regional Meeting

Moderators
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
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Southeast Regional Meeting

Moderator
  • Molly Cripps, Director, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Decatur Room, Ballroom Level
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Western Regional Meeting

Moderator
  • Michael Furze, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Washington State Department of Commerce
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
Presenters

NASEO Board of Directors Meeting (NASEO State, Territory, and Affiliate Members Only)

NASEO's Board of Directors meeting will cover NASEO policy, program, and financial updates, as well as a review of NASEO’s annual independent audit.

Presenters
  • David Terry, President, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • John Williams, Executive Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
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NASEO Business Meeting (NASEO State, Territory, and Affiliate Members Only)

NASEO’s organizational Business Meeting includes a vote to update NASEO’s Bylaws and elect the Executive Officers of the Board of Directors.  Only State, Territory, and District of Columbia Energy Office Members may vote on organizational business matters.

Presenters
  • David Terry, President, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • John Williams, Executive Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Wednesday 8 February 2023
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Presenters

Welcome and Opening Remarks

This opening session sets the stage for our conference.

Presenters
  • David Terry, President, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • John Williams, Executive Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Nick Burger, Deputy Director, Energy Administration, District Department of Energy and Environment
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenter

Leadership in Clean Energy and Economic Growth: The Role of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is working to build a clean energy economy through work in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable transportation. This session will outline specific priorities for EERE over the next year and ways to engage State Energy Offices in this effort.

Moderator
  • Molly Cripps, Director, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Presenter
  • Alejandro Moreno, Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenter

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Priorities: Creating the Electric Grid of the Future

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is focused on enhancing the electric transmission grid to enable a resilient, clean, and affordable electricity sector. This session will explore specific priorities for FERC Commissioner Allison Clements over the next year, such as the deployment of grid-enhancing technologies, and ways to engage State Energy Offices in this effort.

Moderator
  • John Williams, Executive Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Presenter
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenters

Washington Playbook: Appropriations, Legislation, Executive Actions, and Market and Community Impacts

Over the past two years, the U.S. Congress has ushered billions of dollars in investment toward clean energy and climate programs and projects, including through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Inflation Reduction Act, CHIPS and Science Act, and others. In this panel discussion, join experts to understand how these investments will play out at the state and local level, steps State Energy Offices can take to ensure benefits reach those greatest in need, and expectations for more clean energy and climate actions from the 118th Congress.

Moderator
  • Janani Shankaran, Federal Policy Advisor, Office of the Director, District Department of Energy and Environment
Presenters
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenters

Grid Resilience and Investment: From Transmission to Distributed Energy Resources

Comprehensive grid resilience is challenging and interconnected. At the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Grid Deployment Office and the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response have been tasked with enhancing grid resilience and security, from bulk power and transmission to cybersecurity for distributed energy resources, respectively. A key component of this mission is to support state-led resilience investments and energy security planning. This session will highlight DOE’s approach to providing grid resilience support and technical assistance to State Energy Offices.

Moderator
  • Dan Burgess, Director, Maine Governor's Energy Office
Presenters
  • Maria Robinson, Director, Grid Deployment Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Puesh Kumar, Director, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
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Presenter

Advancing Clean Energy Abundance: Innovation, Affordability, and Climate Action

In its role coordinating billions of dollars of investments and programs across the energy sector, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has placed an important emphasis on technology deployment, state and local partnerships, and equity. In this discussion, join Deputy Secretary of Energy Turk for an exploration of the avenues for collaboration and coordination between DOE and State Energy Offices.

Moderator
  • Jason Lanclos, Director, Technology Assessment Division, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Presenter
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
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Presenter

White House Office of Management and Budget: Outlook and Priorities (Session Closed to Media)

This session discusses the priorities of the White House Office of Management and Budget on key Biden Administration budget and appropriations topics, as well as Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act implementation issues.

Moderator
Presenter
  • Dr. Candace Vahlsing, Associate Director for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Science, Office of Management and Budget, The White House
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Colonnade Room, Lobby Level
Moderator
Presenter

Long Duration Energy Storage: Disruptive Implications for Planners and Investors (Keynote Luncheon)

Moderator
  • Karen Lasure, Energy Development Specialist, Office of Energy, West Virginia Department of Economic Development
Presenter
  • Ted Wiley, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer, Form Energy
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Infrastructure Implementation Ideas and Solutions (Concurrent Breakout Sessions)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Presenters

1-Innovative Transmission Solutions: Use of Highway Right-of-Way and Grid Enhancing Technologies to Create a More Resilient and Cleaner Grid

To enhance resilience and integrate additional clean energy into the electricity system, the nation’s existing transmission lines will have to become more efficient and additional transmission projects will have to be deployed. This session will examine grid enhancing technology options, explore the potential for adding clean energy and new transmission lines to existing highway rights-of-way, and outline the role of State Energy Offices in both.

Moderator
  • Dan Lloyd, Bureau Chief, Energy Office, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Presenters
  • Laura Rogers, Deputy Director, The Ray
  • David Townley, Director of Public Policy, CTC Global Corporation
  • Jessica Oh, Strategic Partnerships Director, Sustainability and Public Health Office, Sustainability, Planning, and Program Management Division, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Hilary Pearson, Vice President, Policy and External Affairs, LineVision
  • Randy Satterfield, Executive Director, NextGen Highways
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Ballroom I, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenters

2-The Future of America’s Energy Workforce: Moving the Discussion to Action

The transition to a clean energy economy will require an expanded, well-trained, and diverse workforce. New programs, grants, and incentives made available by recent federal investments will increase demand for qualified workers, underscoring the need to bolster training programs, diversify recruitment strategies, and ensure job quality. This session will highlight innovative ways states can foster partnerships, leverage existing workforce systems, and take advantage of federal funding to help grow a more inclusive energy workforce.

Moderator
  • Carrie Hearne, Associate Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Virginia Department of Energy
Presenters
  • Kerry Campbell, Environmental Program Manager, Energy Programs Office, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Daryl Wright, Chief Strategy Officer, Emerald Cities Collaborative
  • Lisa Brown, Senior Director, Municipal Infrastructure and Smart Communities, Johnson Controls
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenters

3-Combining U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Energy Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act Investments to Achieve Great Outcomes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a number of sources of capital aimed at promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy investment in rural and agricultural communities. By leveraging these capital sources in conjunction with funding opportunities through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act, states can provide significant investment to rural communities looking to make deep retrofits to their facilities. Speakers will discuss how states can braid these funding streams together to enact programs that can effectively reach rural communities.

Moderator
  • Brian Selinger, Director, Energy Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
Presenters
  • Tony Morgan, Deputy Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Julie Kempf, Policy Analyst, Indiana Office of Energy Development
  • Courtney Haynes, Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, U.S. Department of Energy
  • John McAuliff, Climate Policy Advisor, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Break

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

NASEO Concurrent Committee Meetings

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
Moderators
Presenters

NASEO Electricity Committee: Options for Distribution Planning and Renewable Energy Siting

Join the NASEO Electricity Committee for an in-depth discussion on distribution planning and renewable energy siting. This session will explore how State Energy Offices are facing new mandatory requirements to engage in transmission and distribution planning and state efforts and coordination with local governments to streamline and expedite renewable energy siting, permitting, and zoning.

Moderators
  • Janine Benner, Director, Oregon Department of Energy
  • Chris Yunker, Managing Director, Resiliency, Clean Transportation and Analytics, Hawaii State Energy Office
Presenters
  • Dan Burgess, Director, Maine Governor's Energy Office
  • Ed Gilliland, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
Moderators
Presenters

NASEO Energy Equity Committee: Identifying Equity Metrics for U.S. Department of Energy Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Energy will present updates on the development of equity metrics and will walk attendees through a mock application process highlighting tools that State Energy Offices can employ to choose equity metrics for funding applications and project reporting. This session is open to all conference attendees.

Moderators
  • Michelle Gransee, Deputy Commissioner, Energy Resources Division, Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Michael Furze, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Washington State Department of Commerce
Presenters
  • James Strange, Consultant, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dr. Anjuli Jain Figueroa, Chief Scientist, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Monisha Shah, Equity Lead, U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Ballroom I, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenters

NASEO Energy Security Committee Cyber and Physical Security Strategy Session: Protecting Against Manmade Threats

Join the NASEO Energy Security Committee for a discussion on physical and cybersecurity threats, risk assessments, and actions that State Energy Offices can consider. This session will feature insights from federal officials, law enforcement, and industry partners and will provide an opportunity for collaborative planning discussion.

Moderator
  • Ben Bolton, Senior Energy Programs Administrator, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Presenters
  • Brandi Martin, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Megan Levy, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Project Manager, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Kristen Worosz, Policy and Partnerships Advisor, Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center
  • Audrey Bragg, Director of Policy, E4TheFuture
  • Matt Kelly, Director, Energy Markets, ICF
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Colonnade Room, Lobby Level

Welcome Reception

Thursday 9 February 2023
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
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Presenter

Hydropower and Grid Reliability

The transition to a clean energy grid powered increasingly by variable renewable generation creates new challenges for reliability and resilience. With over 100 Gigawatts of existing hydropower and pumped storage capacity already on the grid, this session will focus on how this carbon-free resource can help balance variable renewables and offer essential grid resources. This session will also address the upcoming wave of hydropower plants up for relicensing by 2035 and its potential impact on grid reliability.

Moderator
  • Alan Zelenka, Assistant Director for Planning and Innovation, Oregon Department of Energy
Presenter
  • Malcolm Woolf, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Hydropower Association
Presentations
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenter

U.S. House of Representatives: Legislative and Appropriations Priorities

In this discussion, U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko will discuss legislative and appropriations priorities in the U.S. Congress, the outlook for energy policy action in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the potential implications for the State and Territory Energy Offices.

Moderator
  • John Williams, Executive Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Presenter
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenter

U.S. Senate: Energy Policy Priorities and Legislative Outlook

Join U.S. Senator Angus King for a discussion of U.S. Senate energy policy priorities and “what’s next” for clean energy and climate policy on Capitol Hill.

Moderator
  • Dan Burgess, Director, Maine Governor's Energy Office
Presenter
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenter

Advanced Nuclear Reactors: Status, Near-Term Use Cases, and State Opportunities

The research, development, and deployment (RD&D) of advanced nuclear reactors is accelerating through a combination of local, state, federal, and private sector activity moving regulation, policy, innovation, and programs forward. This session will examine how the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is supporting these efforts and share information on how NE and State Energy Offices can coordinate on nuclear RD&D that aligns with state goals around decarbonization, resiliency, and workforce.

Moderator
  • Greg Todd, Director, Utah Office of Energy Development
Presenter
  • Alison Hahn, Director, Office of Nuclear Deployment, Reactor Fleet and Advanced Reactor Deployment Office, Office of Nuclear, U.S. Department of Energy
Presentations
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Networking Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenter

Leadership in Clean Energy and Economic Growth: All of the Above Decarbonization

As the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) at the U.S. Department of Energy aims to minimize the environmental impacts of fossil fuels while working towards net-zero emissions, this session will explore specific priorities for the office over the next year and ways to engage State Energy Offices in this effort. Overlapping priority areas for FECM and states include carbon capture, transport, storage, and use; the role of hydrogen with carbon management; methane emissions reduction; critical mineral production; and carbon dioxide removal, while improving the conditions of communities impacted by the legacy of fossil fuel use and supporting an energy transition that accelerates economic and job growth.

Moderator
  • Jason Lanclos, Director, Technology Assessment Division, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Presenter
  • Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenters

Planning for Economic Growth and Affordability with a Panoply of 10-Year Federal Tax Benefits

Moderator
  • Eddy Trevino, Director, State Energy Conservation Office, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Presenters
  • Curtis Thayer, Executive Director, Alaska Energy Authority
  • Vincent Barnes, Senior Vice President, Policy and Research, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Presentations
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenter

Environment and Energy: U.S. Environmental Protection Priorities for 2023

Environment and Energy: U.S. Environmental Protection Priorities for 2023
In this session, join U.S. Environmental Protection Agency leadership for a glimpse into the billions of dollars of financing and funding the Agency will direct to zero-emissions projects, air quality improvements, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions efforts in the coming years.

Moderator
  • Sushma Masemore, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Environment and State Energy Director, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Presenter
  • Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Colonnade Room, Lobby Level
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Presenter

Keynote Luncheon

During this session, John Podesta, Senior Advisor to President Biden for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation at the White House, will discuss the role of federal, state, and local governments in shepherding hundreds of billions of dollars in investments to tackle the climate crisis, improve national security, and support economic growth and development.

Moderator
Presenter
  • John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation, The White House
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

NASEO Concurrent Committee Meetings

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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NASEO Buildings Committee: Codes, Standards, and the Role of Buildings in a Low-Carbon Economy

This discussion-oriented session will explore a variety of themes, including energy-efficient manufactured housing; building energy codes; community decarbonization; the integration of distributed energy resources and demand flexibility in building emissions reduction policies; and opportunities for state-local collaboration on resilience, energy affordability, decarbonization, and equity.

Moderator
  • Julie Staveland, Manager Sustainability Section, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Presenters
  • Amy Royden-Bloom, Program Manager, Residential Building Program, Building Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Ashley Armstrong, IRA Management Expert and Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Elliot Seibert, Implementation Manager, ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
Committee Chairs
Presenters

NASEO Financing Committee: New Trends in Energy Financing

This session will convene NASEO’s Financing Committee to continue discussions on the revolving loan funds (RLFs) State Energy Offices will establish as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and learn about best practices for new trends in low- to moderate-income (LMI) solar financing and Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs). States will discuss current progress on their RLF applications and learn about new ways to leverage public and private capital to finance LMI community solar. States will also learn about a new ESPC training series being offered by the Federal Energy Management Program from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Committee Chairs
  • Eddy Trevino, Director, State Energy Conservation Office, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Robyn Reyes-Boyle, Energy Resource Professional, Energy Office, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Presenters
  • David Althoff Jr., Director, Energy Programs Office, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Grady Bailey, Southwest Regional Manager, Smart-E Loan Program, Inclusive Prosperity Capital
  • Skye Schell, Supervisor, Procurement Services, Performance Contracting, and Energy Generation, Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Ballroom I, Ballroom Level
Committee Chair
Presenters

NASEO Transportation Committee: Freight Electrification, Grid Integration, and Supply Chain Considerations for the Electric Vehicle Sector

This meeting of the NASEO Transportation Committee will feature: insights from State Energy Offices, U.S. Department of Energy representatives, and others on how State Energy Offices can play a role in the build-out of medium- and heavy-duty charging infrastructure to support freight electrification; current resources available to support grid integration planning for electric vehicles; and a discussion on how supply chain disruptions are impacting clean transportation program design and implementation, and what states can do about it.

Committee Chair
  • Alexa Voytek, Deputy Director, Programs, Innovation and Transportation, Communications, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Presenters
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Break

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

Public-Private Roundtable on Residential Energy Efficiency and Beneficial Electrification: Nine Billion Reasons to Collaborate

The state co-chairs of the NASEO Residential Energy Efficiency and Beneficial Electrification Task Force will lead a discussion among state, federal, and private-sector partners on the implementation of the home energy rebates established in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Presenters
  • John Williams, Executive Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Dr. Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • Michelle Gransee, Deputy Commissioner, Energy Resources Division, Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Dan Burgess, Director, Maine Governor's Energy Office
  • Michael Forrester, Principal Deputy Director, Office of State and Community Energy Programs, U.S. Department of Energy
  • David Terry, President, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Curt Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
  • Kara Saul Rinaldi, President and Chief Executive Officer, AnnDyl Policy Group, LLC
Friday 10 February 2023
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenter

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s $5 Billion Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program (Session Closed to Media)

The Inflation Reduction Act’s establishment of the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program represents a significant opportunity for EPA to support the development of climate action plans and the implementation of investment-ready policies, programs, and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the near term. This session will provide an overview of the opportunity and identify ways in which State Energy Offices can help lead GHG reduction planning under grants in their state.

Moderator
  • David Terry, President, National Association of State Energy Officials
Presenter
  • Jennifer Macedonia, Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator for Implementation, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenters

Planning with Purpose: State Energy Planning to Meet Climate, Economic Development, and Resiliency Goals

Comprehensive state energy plans offer routes by which State Energy Offices can plan to meet Governor and legislatively-directed state energy goals. This session will discuss best practices in state energy planning and how states can use energy planning to prepare for upcoming funding opportunities through the IIJA and IRA. Speakers will also discuss how energy plans are enabling them to achieve GHG reduction and energy resiliency goals.

Moderator
  • Jamie Donovan, Program Analyst, Energy Administration, District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment
Presenters
  • Josh Elliott, Director, Division of Policy and Programs, New Hampshire Department of Energy
  • Deb Harris, Senior Director, Climate Planning and Climate Center Senior Fellow, ICF
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenter

Supporting States' Clean Energy and Community Economic Development Actions

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) coordinates signature state- and locally-focused programs like the U.S. State Energy Program, Weatherization Assistance Program. and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. Through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act, it is also working with states to usher new energy efficiency and electrification investments to schools, homes, and communities across the country. In this session, join SCEP Director Dr. Henry McKoy to explore avenues for effective, impactful, and equitable state-federal coordination.

Moderator
  • Sara Bazemore, Director, State Energy Office, South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff
Presenter
  • Dr. Henry McKoy, Director, Office of State and Community Energy Programs, U.S. Department of Energy
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenters

Large-Scale Possibilities for Small-Scale Solar: Strategies to Realize Affordability, Clean Energy, and Community Benefits

Smaller-scale, distributed, and community-based solar systems can play a critical role in combating rising electric rates and energy burdens, especially those prevalent in low-income and disadvantaged communities. In this session, leading local and community solar experts will highlight strategies and partnerships for states to leverage innovative funding, financing, and technical assistance opportunities to support the deployment of distributed solar and provide relief for cost-burdened household.

Moderator
  • Joe Pater, Director, Office of Energy Innovation, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Presenters
  • Nicole Steele, Senior Advisor, Energy Justice and Workforce, Solar Energy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Michael Judge, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Coalition for Community Solar Access
  • Robin Dutta, Campaign Director, Local Solar for All
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenters

Policies, Pathways, and the Private Sector: Perspectives on Achieving Energy and Economic Development Goals

Increasingly, State Energy Offices are tasked with balancing goals and targets for state energy policies and corporate procurement needs, while providing economic development pathways. This can present challenges, and opportunities, to attract private sector investments and create long-term economic opportunities. This session will feature perspectives from large multi-sector industrial users and corporate buyers on state policies affecting energy pricing, carbon-free energy development, and economic development within states.

Moderator
  • Shaun Sagle, Energy Programs Manager, Office of Energy and Environment, Ohio Department of Development
Presenters
  • Brian George, Global Energy Market Development and Policy, US Federal Lead, Google
  • Chad Eaton, Director of Government Affairs, Nucor Corporation
Presentations
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenter

Technologies Enabling Customer Side Distributed Resources at Scale

Innovations in the distributed energy resource space allow engagement with customers like never before. Smart grid-edge technologies can drive energy efficiency and demand response programs that help customers better understand their energy usage and its impact on their communities. This session will focus on the growing need to engage with customers, the tools and programs enabling that, and the challenges and opportunities in gaining wider adoption.

Moderator
  • Mark Glick, Chief Energy Officer, Hawaii State Energy Office
Presenter
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Moderator
Presenters

State Roundtable: Outlook on the U.S. State Energy Program and Weatherization Assistance Program

This session will invite State and Territory Energy Offices that administer U.S. State Energy Program (SEP) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds to highlight recent SEP and WAP success stories, share how they envision leveraging the additional SEP and WAP funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to achieve their state’s energy and climate goals, and identify challenges they foresee in administering these programs in the years ahead.

Moderator
  • Michael Furze, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Washington State Department of Commerce
Presenters
  • Rebecca Respicio, Director, Guam Energy Office
  • Julie Staveland, Manager Sustainability Section, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
  • Kristofor Anderson, Director of Energy Resources, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Presentations
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
Presenters

Wrap-Up and Adjourn

Presenters
  • David Terry, President, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • John Williams, Executive Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority