PDF VersionThe following is the preliminary agenda for the NASEO 2018 Annual Meeting:

Sunday 23 September 2018
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Pre-Conference Meetings for NASEO State and Affiliate Members

  • Pre-Conference Meetings for NASEO State and Territory and Affiliate Members (10:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
  • U.S. State Energy Program Competitive Meeting (By Invitation Only) (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • NASEO Concurrent Regional Meetings (NASEO State and Territory and Affiliate Members Only) (1:00 PM - 2:15 PM)
  • Energy Assurance Planning Roundtable for Islands, Territories, and Remote Communities (By Invitation Only) (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • NASEO Concurrent Committee Meetings (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • NASEO Board of Directors Meeting (NASEO State and Territory and Affiliate Members Only) (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
  • NASEO Annual Business Meeting (NASEO State and Territory and Affiliate Members Only) (5:15 PM - 5:30 PM)
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Monday 24 September 2018

Energy Policy and Technology Strategies for Buildings and the Grid

Conference Events Open to All Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Presenters

Welcome and Opening Remarks

This opening session sets the stage for our conference.

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor

Congressional Keynote

This session will highlight key priorities and developments advanced by Michigan's congressional leadership.

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Moderator
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Accelerating Sustainability in the Motor City

This session will examine Detroit's multi-pronged approach to sustainability and highlight strategies that state and local officials can use to improve energy infrastructure, transit options, and the built environment.

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Putting the Strategy in Strategic Electrification: Understanding the Research on Costs and Benefits

A balanced understanding of the implications of electrifying energy systems may help highlight pathways to achieve beneficial electrification without sacrificing the environmental or economic advantages associated with other types of fuels. This session will present the latest research findings examining the costs and benefits of electrification, with a particular focus on the buildings sector.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Crystal Ballroom, Fourth Floor)
Moderator
Presenters

Concurrent Breakout 1: Utility Rate Design Innovations and Reinventing Distribution System Planning (Hosted by NASEO’s Fuels and Grid Integration Committee)

This session will present the latest research and analysis on effective utility rate design, and the impact and importance of state policy in re-envisioning distribution system planning.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Founders AB Room, Third Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Concurrent Breakout 2: Driving Market Transformation Strategies Through Home Energy Scorecards and Transparency in the Residential Real Estate Market

This session will include an update on efforts by states and cities to make home energy performance information more transparent in residential real estate transactions.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Woodward CD Ballroom, Second Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Concurrent Breakout 3: Within Reach: Energy Strategies for Rural and Remote Communities

This session will focus on challenges and opportunities for rural and small-town communities to reduce energy costs and waste, enhance energy reliability and resilience, and strengthen economic development.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Woodward AB Ballroom, Second Floor
Moderator
Presenter

Keynote Lunch: Extracting Value from the Nexus Between Affordability and Zero-Energy: Whisper Valley Community Spotlight

Located along the booming SH 130 corridor, Austin's Whisper Valley community is the blueprint for a new kind of planning. Whisper Valley is an environmentally-sensitive development dedicated to energy efficiency and cutting-edge technology. Homes built by Pacesetter Homes and Avi Homes are affordably priced, from the low $200s. Whisper Valley is a model for the future of sustainable living. From the ground up – and even far below it – everything has been thoughtfully planned to create the ideal community.

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Educating and Engaging Consumers

From utility consumer engagement to energy efficiency competitions, this session will examine ways states, utilities, and suppliers can enable and empower consumers to make smart energy decisions.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Presenters

The Tremendous Value Proposition of Insulation Across Sectors: Mechanical, Commercial, Homes

This session will feature experts across home, commercial, and mechanical insulation to share important insights on why this oft-overlooked piece of energy efficiency should have a prominent place in energy policy and program design.

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Moderator
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What’s Next for Energy Efficiency and Grid Optimization: Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

Technology advances are enabling governments, businesses, and homes to reach higher levels of energy efficiency and productivity. Increasingly, efforts to connect building energy use and production to the grid, to different sources of generation, and to the Internet of Things are creating more opportunities than ever for intelligence and interactivity. This session will explore "what's next" for energy efficiency -- including how it will adapt to changing U.S. energy infrastructure and markets, and the policies needed to get EE to the next level.

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Founders AB Ballroom, Third Floor
Moderator
Presenter

Concurrent Breakout 1: Designing for Innovation: Energy Technology Advancements and Communications for Evolving Energy Markets

Technology innovators, entrepreneurs, and incubators play a crucial role in advancing energy markets. This session will highlight emerging technologies, practices, and communications strategies that State Energy Officials should know about.

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Woodward CD Ballroom, Second Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Concurrent Breakout 2: Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings: Improving and Optimizing Energy Performance

This session will delve deeper into the topics discussed in the What’s Next for Energy Efficiency and Grid Optimization: Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings plenary.  New technologies and approaches will allow a transition from energy supply chasing energy demand to one in which both supply and demand are adjusted to optimize costs and performance of both the grid and buildings/facilities.  This session will explore opportunities and challenges to advancing grid-interactive efficient buildings.

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Crystal Ballroom, Fourth Floor
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Concurrent Breakout 3: Where’s the Demand: How Increased Electrification is Impacting the Power Sector

The power sector is undergoing an unprecedented transition marked by flat load growth, the emergence of new cost-competitive technologies, and a growing focus on the environmental impacts of traditional sources of generation.  In an effort to combat declining electricity sales while addressing consumer concerns over carbon emissions, many electric utilities have identified opportunities for growth through the electrification of the commercial and residential sectors.  This session will explore how increased electrification is impacting consumer behavior and identify key considerations and opportunities for policy makers and regulators.

Tuesday 25 September 2018

New Markets, Crosscutting Solutions and Integrated Programs

Conference Events Open to All Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor

Keynote Pending

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Presenters

U.S. Electric Vehicle Market: Where We Are and Where Cars are Heading

Automakers and other transportation manufacturers are setting ambitious electric vehicle (EV) production goals for the coming years and are releasing long-range EVs in states across the country, with some estimates projecting that there will be 30 million EVs on the road globally by 2030. Despite these exciting developments, there are still significant barriers to wide-scale adoption of electric vehicles, including lack of urban and corridor infrastructure, inconsistent signage and usage standards, and a significant “education gap” among would-be EV drivers. During this session, automaker executives and others will share insights on their EV production and deployment strategies and will highlight key challenges that must be overcome for EVs to truly take hold.

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Crystal Ballroom, Fourth Floor
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Concurrent Breakout 1: Creating a Coordinated Electric Vehicle Charging Network: Leveraging Public Funds to Catapult Private Investment

This session is a deep-dive into program design, funding sources, past results, lessons learned, and how the programs have changed in response to a rapidly evolving market. State experts and leading EV infrastructure providers will identify the needs and opportunities in build a comprehensive EV infrastructure network.

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Woodward CD Ballroom, Second Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Concurrent Breakout 2: Energy-Water Nexus: Findings of the NASEO-NCSL and Wastewater Treatment Case Study Spotlight

This session will present the findings from a set of groundbreaking research reports crafted by NASEO and the National Conference of State Legislatures on how states are bridging the energy-water nexus.  Practical results will also be showcased through a case study presentation on efficiency in wastewater treatment using the APOLLO platform and data analytics to improve facilities' energy use.

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Founders AB Ballroom, Third Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Concurrent Breakout 3: Keeping the Lights On: Strengthening Resiliency to Address Cyber and Physical Threats to the Grid Through Microgrids

Highly destructive natural disasters have illustrated the fragility of critical infrastructure including emergency services, healthcare, and water treatment during long-term electricity outages. One pathway to increase the resilience of critical infrastructure amidst disruptions to grid systems is developing nano- or micro-grids, particularly those that incorporate solar photovoltaics and energy storage. Research is limited with respect to how much critical infrastructure could benefit from resilience solutions, how many states have pursued this approach, and what policies need to be in place to support more widespread deployment.  This session will explore the policy landscape for improved resilience and the role that state, federal, and private actors are playing to facilitate market opportunity for microgrids.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Woodward AB Ballroom, Second Floor
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Keynote Lunch: The Business of Resiliency: Insuring Energy Assets and Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

This keynote session will demonstrate how insurance companies are investing in green building and environmental solutions to hedge climate change risks.

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Smarter Together: Integrating Electric Vehicles, Buildings, and the Grid for Greater Efficiency, Intelligence, Resiliency, and Mobility

Greater integration between electric vehicles, buildings, and the grid offers opportunities for improved energy use management, communications between energy assets, energy affordability, and mobility. This dynamic discussion session will highlight policy and technology strategies to achieve these significant benefits.

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Energy Cybersecurity: An Ever-Present Threat with Crosscutting Solutions

The energy system is increasingly interconnected and distributed.  These changes come with security concerns. With different policy considerations and regulatory requirements for the local distribution grid, this panel will explore how states can balance the deployment of technologies with new threats to the operation of the nation’s most critical energy infrastructure.

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Crystal Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Moderators
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Concurrent Breakout 1: Strengthening States’ Energy Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities: Challenges and Lessons Learned (Hosted by NASEO’s Energy Security Committee)

This NASEO Energy Security Committee hosted facilitated discussion will explore how states can engage with local governments and identify gaps in current state energy assurance and response plans to improve cybersecurity, fuel coordination, and multi-state planning and response.

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Woodward CD Ballroom, Second Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Concurrent Breakout 2: Creating Policy in the Grid Modernization Era with Equity in Mind

States across the country have robust low-income programs to support efficiency within new and existing buildings, such as weatherization and LIHEAP. As new technologies are introduced to market, however, many low-income and disadvantaged populations are unable to reap the benefits of these innovations because they fall outside of existing programs. During this session, participants will explore how states can structure programs and policies that support grid modernization, technological advancement, and other innovative energy solutions while enabling adoption across all segments of the population.

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Founders AB Ballroom, Third Floor
Moderator
Presenters

Concurrent Breakout 3: Increasing Resiliency in Mission-Critical Facilities Through Public-Private Partnerships

Keeping facilities such as hospitals, police and fire stations, and municipal command centers online during natural and man-made disasters is essential to a quick and lasting recovery. By partnering with the private sector, these facilities can make much-needed retrofits to increase their resiliency in the face of disaster without straining limited capital budgets. This session will feature three speakers discussing various approaches and upgrades that public buildings can undertake to ensure their reliability in future disasters.

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Reception at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Financing, Planning, and Take-Aways

Conference Events Open to All Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
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Passing the Baton: Honoring NASEO’s Leaders

In this session, NASEO’s Board will acknowledge the significant contributions of NASEO’s outgoing Chair, Robert Jackson of Michigan, and welcome NASEO’s incoming Chair.

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor

Getting Deals Done: Financing Strategies for Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and Beyond

As states and cities set increasingly ambitious clean energy and resiliency goals, innovative and strategic investment by the public and private sectors will be crucial drivers for success. This session will showcase partnerships, strategies, and models that states and municipalities can use to harness the power of energy financing in pursuit of their state and local energy, environmental, and economic development goals.

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
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Energy Efficiency Jobs: From Data to Action

More than two million professionals compose the U.S. energy efficiency workforce. Effective training, job placement, and policy initiatives can ensure energy efficiency continues to be a job creator and driver. This session will present strategies and case studies highlighting successful initiatives, programs, and policies for energy efficiency jobs.

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Moderator
Presenters

State Comprehensive Energy Planning Roundtable: Practical Examples and Proven Results

This session will provide an update from states with recently completed statewide energy plans and offer guidance on how states undergoing the planning process can encapsulate and plan for their rapidly changing energy markets.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
Presenter

U.S. State Energy Program and Weatherization Update

This session will present an update on guidance and priorities, as well as technical assistance offerings from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, which oversees the U.S. State Energy Program and Weatherization Assistance Program.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
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Washington Update

This discussion with NASEO's General Counsel will provide the latest news on Congressional and federal agency priorities and the outlook for energy policy.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Venetian Ballroom, Fourth Floor
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Meeting Adjourn

12:15 PM - 4:30 PM Offsite Tours

Optional Tours ($25.00 Per Person Fee to Reserve Seat on Tours. Space is Limited)

High-Performance Manufacturing: General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Tour
Tour the Detroit-Hamtramck Plant which is among General Motors’ (GM) most complex Manufacturing Assembly facilities in North America building four vehicles on one production line. It is GM’s only plant located in Detroit and is the epicenter of electric vehicle production producing all of GM’s extended-range electric vehicles. The plant site includes a 16.5-acre wildlife habitat conservation area, 30kW solar carport capable of simultaneously charging up to 10 electric vehicles, and the state’s largest ground-mount solar array capable of providing 10 percent of the fixed demand for the plant.

The History of American Innovation: Henry Ford Museum Tour
Tour the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is a national historic landmark founded by automobile industrialist Henry Ford to preserve artifacts which exemplifies the America’s spirit of creativity and innovation.