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State Energy Planning - NASEO and NCEP workgroup update
May 23, 2012
State Energy Planning Call
When: 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Conference number: 1-888-450-5996
Participant Pass code: 822858

Without a national energy policy careful planning by states is crucial in order to set a smart path forward. The National Council and NASEO (National Association of State Energy Offices) are working together on state energy planning in order to enable states to compare and build on success and l from one another.

Please join us on the call to hear about the work completed and upcoming efforts on developing a smart, cohesive energy policy for the country.

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Renewable Energy Integration and Intermediate Lessons Learned
March 28, 2012
Variable types of renewable energy - such as wind and solar - can have outputs that vary over the course of the day or season and can be difficult to predict due to changing weather. Integrating variable generation into the electric grid requires additional flexibility to deal with sudden changes in electricity production. This webinar presented a variety of renewable energy integration issues, including the predictability of wind and solar; grid impacts of renewables; managing variability; and costs of integrating variable renewable energy generation.

The Facts on Fracturing and the Implications for State Officials
January 26, 2012
Hydraulic Fracturing and advancements in horizontal drilling techniques have opened up gas reserves previously thought unrecoverable. Please join the National Council on Energy Policy for this informative webinar that will examine the technicalities of hydraulic fracturing and help state officials understand the role fracturing plays in our energy future as well as the trade-offs that may arise because of it. We will discuss the risks and what policy tools exist to help decision makers and stakeholders mitigate them.
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NARUC & NCSL Transmission Technologies Institute
April 20 - April 21, 2011
Denver, Colorado
The National Councils NARUC/NCSL working group announces the Transmission Technology Workshop April 20 & 21st in Denver Colorado. This workshop will bring legislators, regulators, and other state energy decision-makers together to discuss the nexus between transmission and energy policy while learning about cutting edge technology solutions to solve transmission challenges. Participants will learn about electric transmission from the basics to the cutting edge from the top experts in the field. The session will culminate in an interactive transmission-building activity that will put what their insights and perspectives on technology, collaboration, and policy-making to use. This game is a unique fusion of Sim City, Risk and Transmission Planning, with video, lots of group interaction, and realistic siting challenges generated by a Wheel of Siting Fortune & Misfortune.
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Transmission Technologies Workshop
April 20 - April 21, 2011
Denver, Colorado
How can technology help regulators and legislators solve transmission challenges today, and in the future? Come learn about the latest advancements in transmission technology.

Policy Committee Call
December 18, 2009
Electricity policy post-Copenhagen.

National Council Annual Planning Meeting
December 2, 2009
Dallas, TX

The Changing Landscape of Energy Efficiency: Unlocking Opportunities and Applying Best Practices
August 21, 2009
McKinsey & Company will present details from their recently released report, "Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy" which looks at existing barriers and potential solutions for efficiency to reduce energy consumption 23 percent by 2020. The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit partnership organization that helps government entities and their stakeholders develop and implement actions to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and adapt to a changing climate. The CCS will present key policy actions to reduce emissions via technologies and best practices for end-use efficiency and conservation.
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Examining the Smart Grid
December 12, 2008
3:00 Eastern
A Presentation of the proposed NCEP paper, "Examining the Smart Grid: A Guide for Government Officials", which may be released in November 2008.

More than Transmission: Exploring Regional Approaches to Electricity Resource Planning in the Southeast
November 19, 2008
New Orleans, LA
On November 19, 2008 between noon and 4:00 PM the National Council on Electricity Policy will conduct an executive dialogue on regional resource planning for state officials from the southeast. The event will be conducted at the Sheraton New Orleans located on historic Canal Street in New Orleans, LA. The November 19th event is designed to identify strategies for maximizing regional electricity resources through interstate and intrastate cooperation in the Southeast. The goal of the dialogue is to develop a preliminary list of actions to enable greater electricity and environmental coordination. Dialogue participants represent state energy agencies, utility and environmental regulators, governors staff and legislative bodies involved in electricity system planning. This is an invitation only event.
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Monthly Policy Call
November 14, 2008
3:00 Eastern
Co-hosting a Policy call with NGA, NCSL, NARUC, NACAA or NASEO. Topic TBD.

National RPS Summit
November 6 - November 7, 2008
Chicago, IL
The Clean Energy States Alliance, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Energy Foundation are pleased to announce and sponsor a two-day National Summit on Renewable Portfolio Standards on November 6th and 7th, 2008. The forum will be held in Chicago, Illinois.
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Monthly Policy Call
October 10, 2008
3:00 Eastern
Co-hosting a Policy call with NGA, NCSL, NARUC, NACAA or NASEO. Topic TBD.

Examining Alternatives to Electric Transmission
September 26, 2008
3:00 Eastern
A presentation of the National Council paper, "Examining Alternatives to Electric Transmission: A Guide for Government Officials" which will be released in September, 2008.

State and ISO Demand Response Programs since EPact 2005
September 12, 2008
3:00 Eastern
A presentation of the National Council paper, "State and ISO Demand Response Programs since EPact 2005: A Guide for Government Officials" which will be released in August 2008.

NASEO 2008 Annual Meeting
September 7 - September 10, 2008

10 Basic Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency
August 22, 2008
3:00 Eastern
A presentation of the National Council paper, "10 Basic Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State Officials" which will be released in August, 2008.

Coordinating Interstate Electric Transmission Siting
August 15, 2008
3:00 pm Eastern
A presentation of the National Council paper, "Coordinating Interstate Electric Transmission Siting: An Introduction to the Debate" released in July, 2008.

NCSL Legislative Summit
July 22 - July 26, 2008
New Orleans, Louisiana
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NARUC Summer Committee Meetings
July 20 - July 23, 2008
Portland, Oregon
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The National Town Meeting on Demand Response
June 2 - June 3, 2008
Washington, DC
It will be held in Washington, DC, on Monday and Tuesday, June 2 & 3, 2008, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. The event will build upon the first four National Town Meetings on Demand Response that have been widely acclaimed for bringing together the demand response communityif you are part of that community or want to be, dont hesitate to sign up and attend! The National Town Meeting brings the Demand Response Community together to exchange information and discuss the latest issues of and topics involving demand response and the smart grid. Past attendees have come from utilities, RTOs/ISOs, technology companies, the research community and the finance industry. The Town Meeting also is known for having a high attendance from the public sector, with many federal and state policymakers participating.
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National Council on Electricity Policy's Annual Planning Meeting
April 14 - April 15, 2008
Washington, DC
Each year the National Council on Electricity Policy (National Council) meets to review current projects and examine the strategic needs of electricity policy officials. This year the annual planning meeting will focus on the nexus between electricity policy and emerging climate change issues. Day one will have a host of speakers framing emerging electricity and climate policy issues. Day two will explore a National Council strategy for improving coordination between state, federal and regional electricity/climate change programs. The National Council planning meeting is open to any state or federal energy/air official, but final decisions about strategic activities will be made by the National Council Policy Committee.
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Monthly Policy Call: March
March 14, 2008
ENERGY STAR Benchmarking Tools to Facilitate Project Evaluations and the Development of Verifiable Energy Efficiency Offsets.


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