Tuesday 4 February 2020

Pre-Conference Meetings

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Conference Registration

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)

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office, this meeting convenes 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
Presenters

U.S. State Energy Program Market Title Project Update and PAGE Demonstration (State and Territory Energy Offices Only)

The U.S. State Energy Program (SEP) Market Title Project aims to achieve consistency in reporting and sharing the impacts of SEP with stakeholders. In the past year, 12 State Energy Offices and NASEO, with technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy, have worked to analyze and consolidate the reporting process and engaged administrators to build these changes into the “PAGE” reporting system. This session provides an update and demonstration of the proposed updates.

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
Presentations
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 attendees)

Strategic electrification policies may offer substantial environmental and economic benefits for some customers. However, policymakers must pay careful attention to the challenges and costs that they present for disadvantaged and minority households and frontline communities. This roundtable covers the implications of electrification and offers strategies on how states can bring minority and frontline voices into the 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
Presentations
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Longworth Room, Ballroom Level
Committee Chairs
Presenters

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 engages participants to design effective and impactful energy emergency exercises by examining a range of topics, including 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
Presentations
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 includes presentations on ENERGY STAR for buildings and plants, grid-interactive buildings and opportunities in energy performance contracting, and an update from NASEO staff on program priorities in 2020. State Energy Offices are invited to provide feedback on the priorities outlined in the session.

Committee Chair
Presenters
  • Katy Hatcher, ENERGY STAR National Manager, Public Sector, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, 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
  • Laura Van Wie McGrory, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Alliance to Save Energy
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Ballroom II, Ballroom Level
Committee Chairs
Presenters

NASEO Electricity Committee: New Frontiers in Distribution System Planning – State Energy Offices’ Opportunities and Impacts

This Electricity Committee discussion examines new challenges and opportunities in distribution system planning, including energy storage, microgrids, and states’ efforts to achieve significant clean energy goals. States are invited to provide updates as well as inform 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
  • Jason Berwen, Vice President, Policy, U.S. Energy Storage Association
  • Dan Ton, Program Manager, 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 covers programmatic and administrative updates of the organization, as well as information on federal policy positions, Congressional and Administration actions, budget, and appropriations.  All NASEO 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, 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, 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, discuss program and policy implementation, and share lessons learned.

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

NASEO Midwest Regional Meeting

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

Moderators
  • Michelle Gransee, State Energy Office Director, Energy Division, Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Chad Kruse, Manager, Office of Energy, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; Member, NASEO Board of Directors
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, 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, 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, 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 Colonnade Room, Lobby Level

Welcome Reception