Tuesday 4 February 2020

Pre-Conference Meetings

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
Presenter

U.S. Department of Energy’s U.S. State Energy Program Competitive Meeting (State and Territory Energy Offices by Invitation Only)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office will convene a meeting of states awarded under the U.S. State Energy Program competitive process.

Presenter
  • Amy Kidd, Team Lead, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
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U.S. State Energy Program Market Title Project Update and PAGE Demonstration (State and Territory Energy Offices Only)

The Goal of the SEP Market Title Project is to achieve greater consistency in the use of Market Titles or “Activities” so that the SEOs and WIP are better positioned to share the impacts of SEP with stakeholders. Over the last year, a team of twelve State Energy Offices in partnership with NASEO and with technical assistance from the Department of Energy, has worked to analyze, collapse and combine Market Titles and work with the PAGE team to explore options for building these changes into the existing PAGE system. During this session, the Market Titles Project team leads will provide an update on the Market Titles Project and provide a demonstration of the proposed updates to PAGE.

Presenters
  • Molly Cripps, Director, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Treasurer, NASEO Board of Directors
  • Amy Royden-Bloom, Manager, State Energy Program, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Greg Davoren, Supervisory Team Lead, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Alexa Voytek, Energy Programs Administrator, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Co-Chair, NASEO Transportation Committee
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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 Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
Committee Chair
Presenters

NASEO Energy Equity Task Force: Electrification and its Impacts on Underserved Communities (Boxed lunch will be served to all attendees)

States across the country are exploring strategic electrification policies in transportation, buildings, and industry. While these policies offer substantial environmental and economic benefits, policymakers must pay careful attention to the challenges and costs that electrification presents for low-income households and frontline communities. This roundtable will cover the implications of electrification for underserved individuals and communities and offer strategies on how states can bring minority and disadvantaged voices into the electrification conversation.

Committee Chair
  • Michael Furze, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Washington State Department of Commerce
Presenters
  • Maggie Molina, Senior Director for Policy, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  • Dr. Shelley Francis, Co-Founder, EVNoire Mobility Intelligence Group
  • Dr. Jeremy Richardson, Senior Energy Analyst, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Longworth Room, Ballroom Level
Committee Chairs
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NASEO Energy Security Committee: Getting the Most Out of Your In-State Emergency Exercise: Design, Execution, and Best Practices Roundtable

This hands-on facilitated discussion will explore means by which energy emergency exercise can be of most value to State Energy Offices. Participants will examine scenario design, stakeholder engagement, exercise documentation, success metrics, and outcome implementation and tracking.

Committee Chairs
  • Ben Bolton, Energy Programs Administrator, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Co-Chair, NASEO Energy Security Committee
  • Megan Levy, Local Energy Programs Manager, Office of Energy Innovation, Wisconsin Public Service Commission; Co-Chair, NASEO Energy Security Committee
Presenters
  • Kate Marks, Director, Preparedness and Exercises, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Brian Marko, Program Manager, Energy Sector Exercises, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Buildings and Electricity Committee Hosted Roundtables (Open to All Registered NASEO State, Territory, and Affiliate Members)

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
Committee Chair
Presenters

NASEO Buildings Committee: Will 2020 Bring Better Visibility into How and When Buildings Consume Energy?

This session will include presentations on ENERGY STAR for buildings and plants, grid-interactive buildings and opportunities in energy performance contracting, and an update from NASEO staff on Building Program priorities in 2020 and beyond. Topics include the results of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code development cycle, priorities in energy benchmarking and disclosure for residential and commercial buildings. State Energy Offices are invited to provide feedback on the priorities outlined in the session.

Committee Chair
Presenters
  • Laura Van Wie McGrory, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Katy Hatcher, ENERGY STAR National Manager, Public Sector, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Cliff Majersik, Director of Market Transformation, Institute for Market Transformation
  • Ken Sandler, High-Performance Building Advisor, Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Ed Carley, Program Director, Buildings, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Maddie Koewler, Program Manager, National Association of State Energy Officials
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
Committee Chairs
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NASEO Electricity Committee: New Frontiers in Distribution System Planning – State Energy Offices’ Opportunities and Impacts

The NASEO Electricity Committee provides direction for NASEO's projects related to the production, distribution, and consumption of electricity. The committee examines state, regional, and federal initiatives that affect the electricity sector, cross-cutting issues such as resilience and risk, as well as interdependencies with other sectors. During the Committee discussion session, speakers will examine new challenges and opportunities in distribution system planning, which includes energy storage, microgrids and states’ efforts to achieve significant clean energy goals. The session is also intended to provide states with an opportunity to share updates as well as discuss the work of the Electricity Committee going forward.

Committee Chairs
  • Chris Yunker, P.E., Energy Systems and Transportation, Hawaii State Energy Office; Co-Chair, NASEO Electricity Committee
  • Brooke Tucker, Managing Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development; Co-Chair, NASEO Electricity Committee
  • Deana Dennis, Senior Manager, External and Government Affairs, Electric Power Research Institute; Affiliate Co-Chair, NASEO Electricity Committee
Presenters
  • Kelly Speakes-Backman, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Energy Storage Association
  • Dan Ton, Program Manager of Smart Grid Research and Development, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jocelyn Durkay, Policy Analyst, Colorado Energy Office
  • Joseph Paladino, Senior Advisor, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
Moderator

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

NASEO’s Board of Directors Meeting will cover programmatic and administrative updates of the organization, as well as information on federal policy positions, Congressional and Administration actions, budget, and appropriations.  All NASEO State, Territory, and Affiliate Members are encouraged to attend.

Moderator
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

NASEO Concurrent Regional Meetings

The NASEO regional meetings provide an opportunity for states to meet in-person with their colleagues to discuss program and policy implementation and share lessons learned.

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Decatur Room, Ballroom Level
Moderator

NASEO Central Regional Meeting

The NASEO regional meetings provide an opportunity for states to meet in-person with their colleagues to discuss program and policy implementation and share lessons learned.

Moderator
  • Jason Lanclos, Director, Technology Assessment Division, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Dumbarton Room, Third Floor
Moderators

NASEO Mid-Atlantic Meeting

The NASEO regional meetings provide an opportunity for states to meet in-person with their colleagues to discuss program and policy implementation and share lessons learned.

Moderators
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Longworth Room, Ballroom Level
Moderator

NASEO Midwest Regional Meeting

The NASEO regional meetings provide an opportunity for states to meet in-person with their colleagues to discuss program and policy implementation and share lessons learned.

Moderator
  • Michelle Gransee, State Energy Office Director, Energy Division, Minnesota Department of Commerce
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Lindens Room, Third Floor
Moderator

NASEO Northeast Regional Meeting

The NASEO regional meetings provide an opportunity for states to meet in-person with their colleagues to discuss program and policy implementation and share lessons learned.

Moderator
  • Dan Burgess, Director, Maine Governor's Energy Office
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
Moderator

NASEO Southeast Regional Meeting

The NASEO regional meetings provide an opportunity for states to meet in-person with their colleagues to discuss program and policy implementation and share lessons learned.

Moderator
  • Kelley Smith Burk, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Member, NASEO Board of Directors
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Roosevelt Room, Ballroom Level
Moderator

NASEO Western Regional Meeting

The NASEO regional meetings provide an opportunity for states to meet in-person with their colleagues to discuss program and policy implementation and share lessons learned.

Moderator
  • Michael Furze, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Washington State Department of Commerce
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Welcome Reception