PDF VersionThe following is the agenda for the NASEO 2020 Energy Policy Outlook Conference and Innovation Summit.

Tuesday 4 February 2020
9:30 AM - 6:45 PM

Pre-Conference Meetings

  • U.S. Department of Energy’s U.S. State Energy Program Competitive Meeting (State and Territory Energy Offices by Invitation Only) (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
  • U.S. State Energy Program Market Title Project Update and PAGE Demonstration (State and Territory Energy Offices Only) (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
  • Concurrent Energy Equity Task Force and Energy Security Committee Roundtables (Open to All Registered NASEO State, Territory, and Affiliate Members) (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
  • Concurrent Buildings and Electricity Committee Hosted Roundtables (Open to All Registered NASEO State, Territory, and Affiliate Members) (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
  • NASEO Board of Directors Meeting (Open to NASEO State, Territory, and Affiliate Members) (2:45 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • NASEO Concurrent Regional Meetings (4:15 PM - 5:30 PM)
  • Welcome Reception (5:45 PM - 6:45 PM)
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Wednesday 5 February 2020
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Welcome and Opening Remarks

The opening session includes remarks from NASEO’s Board leadership and a review of conference themes.

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8:20 AM - 9:15 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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State Energy Leadership: Outlooks for Resilience, Infrastructure, and Innovation

The U.S. energy landscape – policy, programs, markets – is evolving rapidly, and State Energy Directors continue their aggressive leadership roles in seizing energy and economic development opportunities. In this session, a few of NASEO’s state leaders will share the outlook for energy markets, technologies, and priorities in their states.

Moderator
  • Robert Jackson, Director, Energy Office, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; Past Chair, NASEO Board of Directors
Presenters
  • Dr. Will Toor, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office
  • Sushma Masemore, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Environment and State Energy Director, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Scott Glenn, Chief Energy Officer, Hawaii State Energy Office
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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DOE’s Office of Electricity Imperatives: Transformational Energy Storage, Mission Critical Grid Security, and Energy System Resilience

Increasing the resilience of the electricity system and especially to the most critical infrastructure in the nation is one of the top priorities of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity. In this session, Assistant Secretary Walker will discuss ways in which the Office of Electricity enhances mission critical grid security, including through the recently announced Energy Storage Grand Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage, and the North American Energy Resiliency Model, which integrates all parts of the energy infrastructure and provides situational awareness across the entire energy system, as well as the importance of securing Defense Critical Energy Infrastructure.

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9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and State Energy Policy: Emerging Issues and Implications

Recent decisions at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) - such as the December 2019 order to PJM to revise the rules for its wholesale electricity market – have a significant impact on state energy policy, continuing to blur the “bright line” between federal and state regulation. Commissioner Richard Glick will discuss recent FERC orders and emerging issues at the Commission and the potential implications for states in this session.

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level

Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Energy, Economic, and Climate Policy and Programs in the Field: Improving Rural and Agricultural Adaptability and Sustainability

As extreme weather and natural disasters impact rural communities and agricultural operations with greater frequency and intensity, states and agricultural business operators are seeking strategies to minimize the negative effects of these events while creating opportunities for sustainable rural energy and economic development. This panel will address federal, state, and private sector tools and best practices to help states understand the changes underway in the agricultural sector and rural economies.  The session will also examine private sector and state-led examples of how to engage with and support rural communities and businesses.

Moderator
  • Megan Meadows, Deputy Chief, Office of Community Assistance, Energy Section, Ohio Development Services Agency
Presenters
  • Rachel Steele, National Program Lead, Climate Hub, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Bruce Knight, Lead Consultant, Ecosystem Services Market Consortium; Principal and Founder, Strategic Conservation Solutions
  • Lindsay Fitzgerald, Director of Government Affairs, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.; Board Member, National Biodiesel Foundation
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Colonnade Room, Lobby Level
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Congressional Keynote Luncheon

Moderator
  • Brooke Tucker, Managing Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development; Co-Chair, NASEO Electricity Committee
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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Financing Resiliency: State Solutions in Harnessing the Uncertain Economics of Energy, Infrastructure, and Climate Change

The increasing prevalence of natural disasters, along with evolving consumer priorities and market demands are causing investors to pay special attention to measures that make energy mission critical facilities, and communities more resilient. This panel will discuss emerging methods to effectively finance resiliency improvements and, in turn, leverage resiliency benefits to make financing more attractive – a virtuous cycle of improvement.

Moderator
  • Maureen Neighbors, Energy Division Chief, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Presenters
  • Christine Ashburn, Chief of Communications, Legislative and External Affairs, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
  • Katherine Fox, Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Anna Pavlova, Vice President of Government Relations, Schneider Electric
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response: Supporting States in a Volatile Threat Landscape

The Nation's energy infrastructure is increasingly impacted by the proliferation of cyber threats and more frequent severe weather events. As the energy sector-specific agency, DOE CESER supports State Energy Offices in their energy security initiatives, including threat awareness and analysis; sector-wide response coordination; and energy assurance plan development, implementation, and execution. This session will highlight DOE’s energy security priorities based off of current threat intelligence and review both ongoing and new energy security initiatives.

Moderator
  • Molly Cripps, Director, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Treasurer, NASEO Board of Directors
Presenter
  • Nicholas Andersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Where We Live and Work: How Existing Buildings Affect Economic Development and Emissions Reductions

We have an opportunity to reduce the amount of energy consumed by existing buildings by engaging a workforce to make energy efficient improvements and deploy new technology that will reduce costs for owners and occupants. This panel will explore strategies for policymakers to develop an energy efficiency workforce and to deploy new approaches to energy efficiency retrofits.

Moderator
  • Dan Burgess, Director, Maine Governor's Energy Office
Presenters
  • John Williams, Director, Energy Analysis, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Joan Glickman, Acting Director, Residential Buildings Integration, Building Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dr. Carolyn Snyder, Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Networking Break

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Includes Afternoon Refreshments)

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
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Breakout 1: Wildfires, Curtailments, and Polar Vortices: Preparing for Planned Energy Interruptions (Hosted by NASEO Energy Security Committee)

Unprecedented extreme weather challenges in energy sector security require new and unique industry and state responses. Planned interruptions of electricity, petroleum, and natural gas can be necessary, short-term solutions to long-term challenges, such as devastating wildfires and polar vortices. This panel will examine sustainability and normalization of planned energy interruptions, options to mitigate the need for such actions over time, and the near-term solutions for states and the energy industry to utilize in communicating with the public.

Moderator
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  • Brooke Tucker, Managing Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development; Co-Chair, NASEO Electricity Committee
  • Jennifer Taylor, Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Relations, Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy
  • Joanne Morin, Deputy Commissioner, Energy Policy, Planning and Analysis, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
  • Jeffrey Baumgartner, Senior Advisor, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Ballroom I, Ballroom Level
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Breakout 2: Energy Equity Essentials: Tools and Resources to Promote Access and Inclusion in State Policymaking and Program Design (Hosted by NASEO Energy Equity Task Force)

Equity in energy policy is an emerging topic that addresses how vulnerable populations are affected by policy decisions. As State Energy Offices seek to build more equitable policies and programs, they may consider strengthening relationships with front-line communities and stakeholders in their state; considering how existing and future policies will affect underrepresented groups; and exploring creative potential policy alternatives. This session will examine several resources and tools that can help State Energy Offices consider equity in the energy policymaking context.

Moderator
  • Michelle Gransee, State Energy Office Director, Energy Division, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Presenters
  • Sarah McKinstry-Wu, Programs Director, Equity and Climate Planning, Urban Sustainability Directors Network
  • Yasmin Yacoby, Energy Justice Program Manager, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
  • Jacqueline Patterson, Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Michael DiRamio, Manager, Strategic and Interagency Initiatives, Weatherization and Intergovernemntal Program Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Thursday 6 February 2020
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Congressional Policy Outlook: Infrastructure, Climate, and Clean Energy

This discussion, led by NASEO’s General Counsel, will provide the latest news on Congressional priorities and national energy policy outlooks.

Moderator
  • Jeffrey Genzer, General Counsel, National Association of State Energy Officials
Presenters
  • Spencer Nelson, Professional Staff Member, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senate
  • Brie Van Cleve, Senior Democratic Energy Advisor, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Heather Reams, Executive Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
  • Sasha Mackler, Director, The Energy Project, Bipartisan Policy Center
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Congressional Keynote

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  • John Williams, Director, Energy Analysis, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Solar and Hydropower Expansion: Regulatory Streamlining May Be Arriving "Just in Time" to Meet States’ Rising Renewable Power Targets

Across the nation, states are driving greater renewable power expansion through elevated Renewable Electricity Standards and targets.  Grid integration challenges abound, but so to do longstanding regulatory barriers that can be modernized to reduce deployment costs and speed results, while addressing environmental quality commitments.  This session looks at two key renewable power resources and the regulatory and permitting processes that will change over the next year and to help states meet their goals.

Moderator
  • Lise Trudeau, Senior Engineering Specialist, Emerging Energy Technologies, Division of Energy Resources, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Presenters
  • Dan Reicher, Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Lecturer, Stanford Law School
  • Anne Hoskins, Chief Policy Officer, Sunrun Inc.
  • Dr. Lola Infante, Senior Director, Clean Energy Technology and Policy, Edison Electric Institute
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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U.S. State Energy Program: Supporting State Energy Priorities and State-Federal Coordination

This essential Outlook session provides the latest news from the U.S. Department of Energy on the U.S. State Energy Program and Weatherization Assistance Program, and offers the chance for states to engage with leadership of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office.

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  • AnnaMaria Garcia, Director, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Building for the Future: The Importance of Building Energy Codes in Addressing the Climate Crisis

The 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) governmental member voting results are now available. The next iteration of the energy code was developed with significant participation by State Energy Offices and local governments and will have important changes in store for both the building industry and for energy and climate policymakers. This session will describe what to expect from the 2021 IECC when the final version is published.

Moderator
  • Chad Kruse, Manager, Office of Energy, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Presenter
  • Christopher Perry, Research Manager, Buildings Program, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
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Breakout 1: State Leadership on Energy-Related Climate Action at the National and Global Levels

Last November, thousands of scientists from hundreds of nations signed on to a stark warning: “we declare unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency,” predicting “untold suffering” without major transformations to local and national economies. Many U.S. states are stepping up to confront the climate crisis through aggressive policymaking, in-depth stakeholder engagement, and innovative coalition-building. This session will highlight State Energy Offices’ actions nationally and internationally to protect their communities and residents from the worsening impacts of climate change.

Moderator
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  • Kelley Smith Burk, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Member, NASEO Board of Directors
  • Michelle Gransee, State Energy Office Director, Energy Division, Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Alexa Voytek, Energy Programs Administrator, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Co-Chair, NASEO Transportation Committee
  • Alan Zelenka, Assistant Director for Planning and Innovation, Oregon Department of Energy
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ballroom I, Ballroom Level
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Breakout 2: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: Supporting the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Sectors

While nearly every state is investing in electric vehicles, and associated charging infrastructure, servicing medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles is becoming a greater focus. With electric buses, trucks, and fleet vehicles hitting the road in greater numbers, infrastructure will need to be tailored to the needs of these drivers. This session will look at this emerging market need, and how states are working with private firms to enable the electrification of these energy-intensive vehicles.

Moderator
  • Sara Bluhm, Director, Division of Clean Energy, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Presenters
  • Eric McCarthy, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Public Policy and Legal Affairs, Proterra
  • Lynn Felcyn, Program Manager, Electrification and Commercial Business Development, DTE Energy
  • Jeffrey Bennett, Associate Director, Transit Delivery Division, District Department of Transportation
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Colonnade Room, Lobby Level
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Keynote Luncheon: Keeping Cool with the Solid-State Technology Revolution

Refrigeration and climate control technologies touch many facets of daily life, from the spaces where people live, eat, and work to facilities that support public health, industrial and economic development, and transport. Much like the transition from Edison’s buld to LED lighting, commercially available solid state refrigeration technologies – no compressor needed – are arriving today.  In this session, Phononic’s Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer will discuss the promise of solid-state technologies and his company’s rapid ascent as an innovator and disruptor and the implications this historic advance has for state and federal energy leaders.

Moderator
  • Sushma Masemore, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Environment and State Energy Director, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Presenter
  • Dr. Tony Atti, Director, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Phononic
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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State Energy Offices and the Clean Tech Ecosystem

Evolving and increasingly ambitious state energy, climate, workforce, and economic development goals have underscored the need for new and improved technologies deployed by the private sector at large scale.  In this session, thought leaders from the states, federal government, academia, and the policy community will set the stage for the 2020 Innovation Summit by discussing how and why state energy policymakers are a critical part of the rapidly evolving Innovation landscape.

Moderator
  • Dr. Sumesh Arora, Director, Energy and Natural Resources Division, Mississippi Development Authority; Co-Chair, NASEO Energy Technology Innovation Advisory Group
Presenters
  • Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer and Director, Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy
  • John Lochner, Vice President, Innovation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Charles Hernick, Policy and Advocacy Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
  • Melanie Kenderdine, Principal, Energy Futures Initiative
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Innovation Nation: Harnessing U.S. Business Leadership for Cutting-Edge Technologies, Infrastructure, and Workforce

As the association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies, the Business Roundtable advances research and analysis to spur job creation, improve U.S. competitiveness, and strengthen the economy. This session will highlight the Roundtable’s efforts to promote infrastructure, energy, environment, and innovation policy in support of U.S. competitiveness and economic security.

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Impact through Collaboration: Coordination Opportunities for State and Federal Energy Technology Advancements and Investments

This panel discussion will highlight federal agencies’ investments in energy technology research and development and explore opportunities for collaboration among federal, state, and research partners.

Moderator
  • Kelley Smith Burk, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Member, NASEO Board of Directors
Presenters
  • Dr. James Zahler, Associate Director for Technology-to-Market, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
  • Jack Surash, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Sustainability, U.S. Army
  • Alex Fitzsimmons, Chief of Staff and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Concurrent Innovation-Focused Breakout Sessions

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Ballroom I, Ballroom Level
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Breakout 1: More than Just Research and Development: Technology Innovation and Commercialization within DOE’s National Laboratories

The U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories play a critical role in advancing technologies for the U.S. clean energy economy. This session will highlight emerging technology advancements and the important work the labs do to bring innovations to market to solve pressing climate, energy, and economic challenges.

Moderator
  • David Althoff Jr., Director, Energy Programs Office, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Presenters
  • Brent Rice, Executive Manager, Strategic Partners, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Robert (Lee) Cheatham, Director of Technology Deployment and Outreach, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Rob Bectel, Senior Program Analyst for Data Management and Digital Communications, for the Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
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Breakout 2: Technology Integration and Connectedness through Smart Cities, States, and Governments

Community, state, and federal facilities and spaces offer opportunities for innovators to test, demonstrate, validate, and deploy new technologies. This session will introduce the concept of a “smart” community, underscore the importance of testing emerging technologies in real-world operational settings, and provide a deep-dive on efforts to accelerate intelligent mobility and reduce transportation energy use in Chattanooga, Tennessee through high-performance computing.

Moderator
  • Alexa Voytek, Energy Programs Administrator, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Co-Chair, NASEO Transportation Committee
Presenters
  • Dr. Jibonananda Sanyal, Group Leader and Senior Scientist, Computational Urban Sciences Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Representative, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Steve Crout, Director, Policy and Resilience Programs, Smart Cities Council
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM Colonnade Room, Lobby Level

Innovation Summit Reception and Poster Sessions

Network and learn about new and emerging technologies with State Energy Officials, technology innovators, federal representatives, and investors.

Friday 7 February 2020
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Morning Keynote: Investing for the Future

Investment is a crucial ingredient in clean technology innovation, commercialization, and deployment. Breakthrough Energy Ventures is a unique, investor-led fund dedicated to aligning capital, expertise, and stakeholders to advance climate solutions. In this session, Managing Director Jim Cabot will highlight the top priorities that guide Breakthrough Energy’s investments, as well as the critical need for technology, business, and policy innovation in tackling global climate and energy challenges.

Moderator
  • Jim Ferris, Bureau Chief for New Technology, Clean Energy Division, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Presenter
  • Jim Cabot, Managing Director, External Affairs and Policy, Breakthrough Energy Coalition
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Innovation for All: New Energy Investments and Technologies in Underserved and Frontline Communities

Energy technology advancements can be harnessed to address pressing socio-economic and environmental challenges, including climate change, energy burden, and unequal access to well-paying jobs and careers. This session will introduce partners ensuring the benefits of clean tech investments extend not only to the traditional “early adopters,” but also to underserved and vulnerable individuals and communities.

Moderator
  • Edward O’Brien, Senior Economist, Technology Assessment Division, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Presenters
  • Jo Brickman, Deputy Director and Director of Impact Strategy, VertueLab
  • Jason Towns, Managing Partner, Groundwork Ventures
  • Dr. Rajesh Mehta, Program Director, SBIR/STTR, National Science Foundation
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Break

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Staying Alive in the Valleys of Death: Financing, Strategic Partnerships, and Technology Demonstration and Validation

States can play an integral role in bridging funding, financing, and technical assistance gaps for promising energy technologies. This session will examine the “valleys of death” faced by innovators and the solutions that strategic financing and demonstration programs can offer.

Moderator
  • Brian Selinger, Team Leader, Energy Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
Presenters
  • Dr. Cyril Yee, Principal, Digital Ventures, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Marco Rubin, Senior Investment Director, Center for Innovative Technology
  • David Hart, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Director, Center for Science and Innovation Policy, George Mason University
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Mentorship Models in Energy Technology Innovation

The commercialization pathways for new energy technologies are often indirect. Innovators face both opportunities and pitfalls as early-stage concepts and technologies advance toward market. The session will examine the variety of program models that provide resources, mentorship, and assistance to entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Moderator
  • Robert Jackson, Director, Energy Office, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; Past Chair, NASEO Board of Directors
Presenters
  • Dr. Emily Reichert, Chief Executive Officer, Greentown Labs
  • Eddy Trevino, Director, State Energy Conservation Office, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Mark Glick, Specialist, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Co-Chair, NASEO Energy Technology Innovation Advisory Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Colonnade Room, Lobby Level
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Keynote Luncheon: Diversity and Representation in STEM Education and Workforce Development

Women and minorities face greater hurdles in accessing energy technology innovation professions and investments. This key presentation will explore policy and program design solutions that can help overcome these barriers and increase access for underrepresented entrepreneurs and innovators.

Moderator
  • Michael Li, Energy and Technology Policy Bureau Chief, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Presenter
  • Yuka Nagashima, Executive Director, Food Shift, Stanford Continuing Studies
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Priorities for DOE Technology Offices: Research, Development, Deployment, and Demonstration Opportunities

This session invites representatives of several DOE technology offices to share their outlook for research, development, demonstration, and deployment and funding priorities in the coming year, and highlight potential partnership opportunities with the State Energy Offices and their partners.

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  • David Nemtzow, Director, Building Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Eric Hsieh, Director, Grid Systems and Components, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dr. Sunita Satyapal, Director, Fuel Cells Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus, Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Valri Lightner, Acting Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Closing Keynote: Forging the Policy-Technology Nexus through State Energy Office Policies, Programs, and Partnerships: Perspectives from the Golden State

The California Energy Commission invests more than $200 million each year to accelerate scientific and technology solutions that support a cleaner, safer, more affordable, and more resilient energy system for the state. In this session, Commissioner Andrew McAllister will present an in-depth view of the Commission’s wide range of innovation programs, and how they support California’s ambitious climate, energy, and economic development goals.

Moderator
  • Molly Cripps, Director, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Treasurer, NASEO Board of Directors
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3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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Synthesis and Closing Remarks

This session will synthesize key takeaways from the event that NASEO will use to inform its ongoing engagement of State Energy Offices, federal agencies, and congressional partners on clean energy technology innovation and policy.

Moderator
  • David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials
Presenters
  • Dr. Sumesh Arora, Director, Energy and Natural Resources Division, Mississippi Development Authority; Co-Chair, NASEO Energy Technology Innovation Advisory Group
  • Mark Glick, Specialist, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Co-Chair, NASEO Energy Technology Innovation Advisory Group