September 23-26, 2018
PDF VersionThe following is the agenda for the NASEO 2018 Annual Meeting:
This opening session sets the stage for our conference.
This session will highlight key priorities and developments advanced by Michigan's congressional leadership.
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.
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.
This session will examine solutions to provide early stage investment and assistance to the entrepreneurs and start-ups transforming our energy economy.
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.
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.
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.
From electricity 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.
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.
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.
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.
In this session, experts in Public-Private Partnerships (P3) will walk attendees through the unique features, opportunities, and challenges of conducting and financing public building energy retrofits.
This keynote will review the important investments India’s central government has made in a clean energy future and highlight the critical role played by India’s state-level energy officials in advancing the benefits of Indian clean energy development at the local, national, and global levels.
While energy policy, program, and technology innovation have been a central focus of bilateral and multilateral engagement among federal governments, there remain significant opportunities for state and local policymakers to exchange best practices on pressing issues such as energy access, affordability, resiliency, and economic development. This session will examine the U.S.-India energy relationship and explore options for greater engagement between U.S. states, Indian states, and the private sector on shared energy challenges and opportunities.
Automakers and other transportation manufacturers are setting ambitious EV production goals for the coming years and are releasing long-range EVs in states across the country. 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.
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.
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.
In 2018, NASEO partnered with the Energy Futures Initiative to release the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report, which equips public agencies and corporate decisionmakers with data to make informed energy policy and investment decisions. This session will present strategies and case studies to turn USEER data into action by highlighting successful initiatives, programs, and policies for energy jobs.
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.
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.
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.
This session will highlight lessons learned and the challenges that continue to face communities ravaged by fires, floods, and hurricanes. Preparing and Rebuilding for Resilience.
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.
This session will feature experts from the financial industry to highlight how states and banks can work together to address pressing environmental and economic challenges.
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.
This discussion with NASEO's General Counsel will provide the latest news on Congressional and federal agency priorities and the outlook for energy policy.