Note:  Please note, the NASEO 2022 Annual Meeting will be in-person only. To download the preliminary agenda, click here.

Tuesday 11 October 2022
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM St. Petersburg I Ballroom, Lobby Level

Roundtable Event: Clean Energy Workforce Development, Access, and Inclusion (State and Territory Energy Offices and Invited Guests Only)

Through investments at the national, state, and local level, the United States is ushering historic levels of funding and financing to the development and deployment of clean energy and climate technologies. Governments at all levels as well as partners from academia and the private sector will be critical to ensure smooth implementation, impactful projects, and meaningful and lasting benefits, particularly for communities who have historically been underrepresented in investments and benefits. This roundtable event will bring together State and Territory Energy Offices, minority-serving institutions, and other thought leaders to examine the unique roles, opportunities, and actions that states can take to support workforce development, career development, and job quality and access in clean energy.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM St. Petersburg I Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Presenters
  • Sandy Fazeli, Senior Managing Director, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Henry Golatt, Chief of Strategy and Partnerships, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Development Action Coalition
  • Karen Soares, Director, Clean Energy Initiative, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Development Action Coalition
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM St. Petersburg I Ballroom, Lobby Level
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HBCU Leaders in Clean Energy and STEM: Partnership and Program Models for State Energy Offices to Know About

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) develop new generations of talent, including policymakers, business leaders, and workers, who can be critical to ensuring a successful energy transition that is inclusive of populations and individuals who have been historically underrepresented in the energy field. This session will highlight the various ways HBCUs play a role in community, workforce, and economic development in the clean energy sector.

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12:15 PM - 1:00 PM St. Petersburg I Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Keynote Lunch: What Justice 40 Means for the U.S. Clean Energy Workforce

Through President Biden’s Justice40 vision, the U.S. Department of Energy has embarked on an ambitious goal to decrease energy burden and increase clean energy enterprise creation, jobs, and technology ownership in disadvantaged communities. In this keynote session, explore how these goals will affect and involve the efforts of State Energy Offices, HBCUs, and other key partners in clean energy workforce and economic development.

Presenters
  • Dr. J. Chris Ford, Mission-to-Market Manager, Applied Research Center, Florida International University
  • Shalaya T. Morissette, Chief, Minority Business and Workforce Division, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM St. Petersburg Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Enhancing Job Quality, Inclusion, and Skill-Building in the Clean Energy Workforce

State Energy Offices and their partners, including State Workforce Agencies, can play a key role in improving access to and the quality of energy jobs, including by directly supporting workforce training and reskilling programs, or incorporating job quality standards into the clean energy investments they oversee. This session will discuss strategies and models for State Energy Offices to consider as states navigate the clean energy transition.

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  • Maya Goodwin, Senior Manager, Policy, Markle Foundation
  • Alex Winn, Clean Energy Lead, Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship
  • Dr. Sumesh Arora, Diversity and Workforce Strategies Program Manager, Entergy Corporation
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM St. Petersburg I Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Closing Keynote: The Federal Climate Policy Landscape and its Implications for the Clean Energy Workforce, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development

The historic investments in clean energy and climate solutions through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act will transform not only U.S. energy infrastructure, but also the workers, thought-leaders, and decision-makers that shape how clean energy resources and technologies are developed, delivered, and used. This session will highlight how the U.S. Department of Energy is navigating these unprecedented levels of investment and elevating the needs of businesses, workers, and academic institutions along the way.

Moderator
  • Robert Jackson, Director, Energy Office, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

NASEO Concurrent Regional Meetings (State and Territory Energy Offices and Registered Affiliates Only)

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Williams/Demens Room, Lobby Level
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Central Regional Meeting

Moderators
  • Dan Lloyd, Bureau Chief, Energy Office, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
  • Eddy Trevino, Director, State Energy Conservation Office, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Harbor/Skyway/Pier Room, Lobby Level
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Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM St. Petersburg II Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Midwest Regional Meeting

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  • Michelle Gransee, State Energy Office Director, Energy Division, Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Chad Kruse, Manager, Office of Energy, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Grand Central/Edge/Kenwood Room, Lobby Level
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Northeast Regional Meeting

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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM St. Petersburg I Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Southeast Regional Meeting

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  • Mitchell Simpson, Director, Energy Office, Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment
  • Kenya Stump, Executive Director, Office of Energy Policy, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM St. Petersburg III Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Western Regional Meeting

Moderator
  • Michael Furze, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Washington State Department of Commerce
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM St. Petersburg I Ballroom, Lobby Level
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NASEO Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Business Meeting (State and Territory Energy Office and Affiliate Members Only)

NASEO's Board of Directors and Annual Business Meetings are open to NASEO State and Territory Energy Office and Affiliate members only. The meetings cover NASEO policy, programmatic, and administrative updates, the election of NASEO’s Executive Officers, and approval of NASEO’s budget.

Presenters
  • Kelley Smith Burk, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • John Williams, Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM St. Petersburg Foyer, Lobby Level

Welcome Reception (Open to All Registered Attendees)

Wednesday 12 October 2022
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Welcome and Opening Keynote

This opening session sets the stage for our conference.

Presenters
  • David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Kelley Smith Burk, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • The Honorable Nikki Fried, Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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The Sunshine State: Florida’s Comprehensive Energy Resilience Approach in Blue Skies and Grey

This session will highlight local efforts in Florida to enhance climate resilience, energy security, and energy justice, and explore how Florida has formally integrated climate and energy resilience into local and state government planning.

Moderator
  • Kelley Smith Burk, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Making Electricity Sustainable and Affordable

Electric companies are committed to building and maintaining a resilient, modern grid that not only serves all consumers reliably and affordably but also enables distributed energy resource owners to optimize the value of their resources in local and regional markets, such as resilience benefits. As State Energy Offices are taking the lead on developing many of the grant funding and investment opportunities in the Investment Infrastructure and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, this session will explore how utilities and states can work together to upgrade electric infrastructure, meet community priorities, and advance common goals.

Moderator
  • Robert Brabston, Executive Director, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Presenter
  • Carim Khouzami, President and Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Grid Modernization, Resilience, and Reliability

The Investment Infrastructure and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act are unlocking significant federal funding for states to support resilience investment across the electricity sector – generation, transmission, distribution, storage, and flexible demand.  This important session provides the vision of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Deployment Office in the use of these funds to modernize our electricity system for greater resilience, more rapid decarbonization, and lower long-term costs for consumers and businesses.

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  • Maria Robinson, Director, Grid Deployment Office, U.S. Department of Energy
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Harbor/Skyway/Pier Room, Lobby Level
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Breakout 1: State Energy Planning, Energy Security Planning, and Climate Action

The Investment Infrastructure and Jobs Act offers State Energy Offices an unprecedented opportunity to update and modernize their State Energy Security Plans alongside any potential Comprehensive Energy Plan or Climate Plan updates. This, in turn, can result in new opportunities to further coordinate these planning processes and better integrate key programs and strategies between the plans. This session will explore how State Energy Offices have developed new climate and comprehensive energy plans alongside energy security plans and offer ideas on how to better coordinate these processes to reduce the planning burden.

Moderator
  • David Althoff Jr., Director, Energy Programs Office, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Presenters
  • Maria Redmond, Director, Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, Wisconsin Department of Administration
  • Alan Zelenka, Assistant Director for Planning and Innovation, Oregon Department of Energy
  • Jody Raines, Deputy Director, Reliability and Security, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Williams/Demens Room, Lobby Level
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Breakout 2: Electric Vehicle Charging: Infrastructure Reliability and Impact on the Grid, Resilience, and Demand

As states are preparing to spend federal infrastructure funds to enhance electric vehicle (EV) charging availability across the country, widespread investment in EV chargers will have significant impacts on grid infrastructure, potential electricity demand, and the resilience and reliability of the electricity grid. In addition, new infrastructure will be required to meet stringent reliability and uptime requirements, requiring significant coordination between infrastructure providers, site hosts, and utilities. This panel will explore how states are working to ensure that the grid remains secure and resilient, while decarbonization targets for both the transportation and electricity sectors are met. Speakers will also highlight how states and the private sector are coordinating on cybersecurity, reliability, and demand considerations for the new charging infrastructure.

Moderator
  • Steven Polunsky, Senior Energy Policy Specialist, Energy Policy Office, Washington State Department of Commerce
Presenters
  • Asaf Nagler, Vice President External Affairs, ABB E-Mobility North America
  • Christian Williss, Senior Director, Transportation Fuels and Technology, Colorado Energy Office
  • Rob Bennett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Emera Technologies
  • Britta Gross, Director of Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Grand Central Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Breakout 3: Grid Evolution or Revolution? Accelerating Building Electrification, Demand Flexibility and Distributed Energy Resources

Climate, resilience, and economic imperatives accompanied by new technologies are accelerating the electrification of buildings while advancing roles for distributed energy resources and demand flexibility. If the incentives are right, utility and distributed resources, including storage, and demand flexibility, can be orchestrated to deliver reliable, economic, and clean energy, providing virtual power plant services in complement to conventional utility assets. This session will highlight examples of implementing these new approaches and discuss how policy, technological, and market factors may influence their advance.

Moderator
  • Scott Glenn, Chief Energy Officer, Hawaii State Energy Office
Presenters
  • Dylan Klomhaus, Program Engineer, Building Innovation and Energy Finance, Colorado Energy Office
  • Demetra Tzamares, Manager, Distributed Energy Resources, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Justin Hill, Principal Research Engineer, Southern Company Services
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM St. Petersburg Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Harnessing the Power of Technology: An Introduction to the Upside Tech Alliance - Keynote Luncheon

The Upside Tech Alliance partners with local leaders to implement technology solutions that serve the public good. From measuring air pollution and retrofitting buildings to expanding broadband access and overhauling public service payment systems, the alliance tailors data-driven solutions that build healthy, connected, intelligent cities. In this keynote, meet Upside Tech Alliance’s Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Promise, for a closer look at the transformative role of technology, infrastructure investments, and state energy and climate policy in helping communities become healthy, connected, and intelligent.

Moderator
  • Kelley Smith Burk, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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American-Made: Leveraging Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Vehicle Incentives to Accelerate Transportation Electrification Manufacturing Investments

States are working closely with the federal government to build out an electric vehicle (EV) charging network in a strategic, efficient, and equitable manner. At the same time, companies are increasingly locating their clean energy and transportation manufacturing facilities in the United States to take advantage of the many funding, financing, and tax credit opportunities provided through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act, as well as stringent Buy America requirements. During this session, federal and state leaders, EV-related manufacturers, charging station providers will share their latest plans for leveraging investments across this critical sector to build U.S. manufacturing facilities, diversify supply chains, and lower transportation costs and emissions.

Moderator
  • Molly Cripps, Director, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Presenters
  • Alex Schroeder, Chief Technology Officer, Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
  • Michael Tubman, Director of Federal Affairs, Lucid Motors, Lucid Motors
  • Michael Maten, Director, Electric Vehicle Policy and Regulatory Affairs, General Motors
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Cybersecurity: The Leviathan in the Room

Cybersecurity threats to critical energy infrastructure are increasingly pervasive and have the potential to significantly disrupt the ability of energy systems to function, and energy sector partners to perform. Too often, cybersecurity protections and considerations are viewed as optional add-ons; and some infrastructure-related systems may be seen as less critical, rather than one of many important components of energy infrastructure sourcing, manufacturing, procurement, deployment, and use. In the vast majority of states, State Energy Offices are leads for both state energy security and unprecedented federal funding for grid resilience. Collectively, state, federal and private partners must more fully consider the cybersecurity implications of their plans, policies, and investments. This session provides perspective on the cybersecurity threat and highlights actions and resources that can be leveraged by states to both mitigate the cyber risk to the energy sector – all fuels, all end-use sectors – and meet the public’s expectation for reliability of the grid, fuels, distributed energy resources, and mission critical end-use energy sectors.

Moderator
  • Kristofor Anderson, Director of Energy Resources, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Presenters
  • Andrew Wills, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dr. Emma Stewart, Chief Scientist, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM St. Petersburg Foyer, Lobby Level

Break

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Reimagining Transmission Planning and Deployment: State and Federal Efforts

Building new transmission lines and using existing transmission lines more efficiently will be key to for a clean and more resilience electricity grid. This session will explore how states are working together on transmission planning and how the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act is impacting federal transmission considerations as well as transmission planning in the states.

Moderator
  • Katie Dykes, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Presenters
  • Patrick Woodcock, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
  • Wesley Maurer, Vice President/Corporate Sustainability Director, Gannett Fleming
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Planning for a Resilient Grid: Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Provisions

The IIJA supports significant investments in increasing the resilience of the electricity grid through several new programs for states, utilities, and other eligible entities. This session will explore how these programs interrelate and how State Energy Offices can develop a holistic approach to resilience and energy security planning, while also considering equity and workforce questions. The session will also provide an opportunity for states to discuss needs for technical assistance going forward and engage with DOE on questions related to 40101(d) and the recently announced Grid Resilience and Innovative Partnership program.

Moderator
  • Lynn Retz, Director, Energy Office, Kansas Corporation Commission
Presenters
  • Michael Furze, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Joseph Paladino, Program Manager, Grid Deployment Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Thomas King, Jr., Director, Sustainable Electricity Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Brandy Bones, Vice President Disaster Management and Senior Climate Center Fellow, ICF
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Harbor/Skyway/Pier Room, Lobby Level
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Breakout 1: Electricity Markets: Regional Collaboration on Transmission and Distribution Planning

States are exploring a variety of opportunities for electricity markets regionally to enhance resilience, move decarbonization efforts forward, and lower costs for consumers. This panel will examine current regional collaboration on transmission and distribution planning, state efforts to establish markets, ways to engage utilities, and outline the benefits and concerns of a formalized market structure. It will also highlight how current policy and regulatory structures are impacting the electricity grid and how markets could potentially support innovative technologies.

Moderator
  • Elizabeth Schrader, Director, Energy Group, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Presenters
  • David Bobzien, Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy
  • Janine Benner, Director, Oregon Department of Energy
  • George Lynch, Legal Counsel and Mineral Program Manager, Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy and Mineral Resources
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Williams/Demens Room, Lobby Level
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Breakout 2: Assuring Critical Function Resilience Through Innovative Fuels and Advanced Emergency Planning

More severe natural hazards, compounded by domestic and international logistics and supply chain challenges, have put traditional fuels usage and delivery approaches into question, and have shifted the paradigm on resilient fuels planning and emergency response. Working with industry partners, State Energy Offices can help to meet the various critical generation, home-heating, agricultural, and transportation-related fuel Americans need, and ensure that the critical supplies on which they depend on are affordable, accessible, acceptable, and available. This panel will offer strategies that State Energy Offices can pursue to ensure the security and reliability of various delivered fuels for critical functions.

Moderator
  • Ben Bolton, Senior Energy Programs Administrator, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Presenters
  • Dan Burgess, Director, Maine Governor's Energy Office
  • Megan Levy, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Project Manager, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Tucker Perkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Propane Education and Research Council
  • Sherri Stone, Vice President, Energy Marketers of America
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Grand Central Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Breakout 3: Growing Green: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Agriculture Sector

The agriculture sector offers many opportunities to promote the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to support rural communities and improve the livelihoods of farmers. This session will discuss how State Energy Offices can work with agribusiness and other rural partners to promote the adoption of new energy technologies to help farmers pursue additional revenue streams while increasing the efficiency of their operations throughout their farms.

Moderator
  • Kenya Stump, Executive Director, Office of Energy Policy, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
Presenters
  • Ward Lenz, Executive Director, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
  • John McAuliff, Climate Policy Advisor, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Jordan Solomon, President and Chief Executive Officer, EcoStrat
Thursday 13 October 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Billion Dollar Catalysts for Multi-Gigaton Opportunities: Innovations and Demonstrations in Hydrogen, Direct Air Capture, and Carbon Management

The U.S. Department of Energy has recently announced significant funding opportunities to support states as they explore innovative opportunities around hydrogen development, direct air capture, and carbon management. States are currently exploring potential projects to invest time and resources in as they look for ways to decrease carbon emissions, increase reliability, and responsibly manage the energy transition. This panel will share information on these potential projects and the role of states in the research, development, and demonstration process. It will also highlight the importance of including equity, workforce, and economic considerations in funding innovative new technologies.

Moderator
  • Matt Anderson, Deputy Director, Utah Office of Energy Development
Presenters
  • Dr. Glen Murrell, Executive Director, Wyoming Energy Authority
  • Maria Effertz Hanson, Director, Division of Community Services, North Dakota Department of Commerce
  • John Litynski, Director for Carbon Transport and Storage, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Ryan Kammer, Research Manager, Carbon Management, Great Plains Institute
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Advancing Manufacturing Competitiveness and Decarbonization

Strengthening while decarbonizing manufacturing is key for states and the nation to improve economic competitiveness, jobs and income, and equity. It is also critical for meeting climate and environmental sustainability objectives. Both opportunities and challenges abound for improving energy management, decarbonizing processes, securing supply chains, and supporting workers and communities through a clean energy transition. Hear from industry, government officials, and technical assistance experts about initiatives, resources, and projects that are advancing clean, sustainable, and competitive American industry.

Moderator
  • Stacey Washington, Senior Energy Program Manager, Energy Office, South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff
Presenters
  • Anne Hampson, Technical Partnerships Program Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jessica Kelleher, Director, Recovered Energy Generation, Ormat Technologies, Inc.
  • Ben Bolton, Senior Energy Programs Administrator, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Building Energy Codes and Building Performance Standards: Aligning Targets Across New Construction and Existing Buildings

Building energy codes and building performance standards are two policy strategies that can be adopted to reduce the total energy use and emissions of the building sector and ultimately meet state energy goals. New buildings are constructed in accordance with the codes enacted within their jurisdiction, but after one or more years of operation, may also be subject to building performance standards that typically set increasingly stringent energy efficiency or emissions levels for existing buildings over time. As more cities and states look to adopt recent versions of national model codes and enact building performance standards, it will be increasingly important to align the timing, targets, and other synergies of these two climate strategies.

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  • Harry Bergmann, Technology Manager, Building Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Katy Hatcher, ENERGY STAR National Manager, Public Sector, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Harbor/Skyway/Pier Room, Lobby Level
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Breakout 1: Residential Electrification Programs for Affordable Decarbonization

With funding available from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act, there are additional opportunities for State Energy Offices to decarbonize residential buildings. These case studies from across the country will highlight a variety of successful approaches to reducing residential greenhouse gas emissions while centering affordability, which include appliance upgrade rebate programs, stakeholder engagement during the local planning process, and scaling whole home retrofits for all.

Moderator
  • Michelle Gransee, State Energy Office Director, Energy Division, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Presenters
  • Alan Zelenka, Assistant Director for Planning and Innovation, Oregon Department of Energy
  • John Balfe, Senior Manager, Buildings and Communities Solutions, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
  • Erin Kempster, Regional Manager, Energy Solutions
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Williams/Demens Room, Lobby Level
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Breakout 2: Critical Minerals: Key Ingredients, Concerns, and Opportunities for New Clean Energy Technologies

Emerging clean technologies, critical for decarbonizing our power, buildings, transportation, and manufacturing sectors, are dependent on critical minerals and elements, engendering worries over their availability and supply chain vulnerabilities. However, energy-related critical mineral and material production, processing, and recycling also offer economic opportunities that can buttress American technological competitiveness too. This session will discuss concerns about and opportunities for strengthening energy-related critical material supply chains, including for conventional and unconventional domestic resources that can offer economic development to energy transition communities.

Moderator
  • Daren Zigich, Engineering Technology Program Manager, Energy Conservation and Management Division, New Mexico Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Presenters
  • Dr. Jeremy Mehta, Technology Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Lorrie Skiffington, Geology and Energy Communications, Virginia Department of Energy
  • Malissa Gordon, Manager, Community and Government Relations, Piedmont Lithium
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Grand Central Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Breakout 3: Key Tenets of Low-Income Community Solar Program and Policy Design

As community solar programs and markets mature across the country, there is growing awareness of their myriad potential benefits: reduced energy burden, greater opportunities for renters and lower-income households to access clean energy, and increased ability to achieve state clean energy and climate goals. Realizing these benefits, however, takes dedicated attention to program design, consumer protections, and benefits structures, dynamics which State Energy Offices are well-positioned to navigate and elevate. In this session, join experts to explore the significant opportunity, including through new federal programming,  of delivering shared community solar to those who stand to benefit the most from lower bills and cleaner energy options.

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  • Ariel Drehobl, Management and Program Analyst, Solar Energy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Angela Navarro, Head of State Regulatory Affairs, Arcadia
  • Ari Gerstman, Associate Director, Policy and Compliance Division, District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM St. Petersburg Ballroom, Lobby Level

Networking Luncheon

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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State-Local Coordination and Planning: Models, Tools, and Leveraging EECBG, ARPA, and IRA

The historic investments through the America Rescue Plan Act, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and Inflation Reduction Act will require coordination and collaboration across all levels of government – national, state, and local. State Energy Offices and their partners are uniquely poised to encourage convening, engagement, and coordination on proven program and policy models across the energy sector, including in energy efficiency, clean transportation, renewable energy development, and more. In this session, hear from experts advancing these priorities to support energy, economic development, and equity goals.

Moderator
  • Carrie Hearne, Associate Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Virginia Department of Energy
Presenters
  • Michael Li, Acting Deputy Director, Community Energy Programs, Office of State and Community Energy Programs, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI
  • Pat Stanton, Director of Policy, E4TheFuture
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Equitable and Consumer-Centered Financing for Unprecedented Clean Energy Deployment

Low-cost financing can be a powerful tool to empower consumers to invest in clean energy. State Energy Offices, green banks, and mission-driven organizations play a significant role in offering energy efficiency and renewable energy financing options that are accessible, beneficial, and easy-to-use and -understand by borrowers, including those with lower incomes or credit scores. This session will highlight new developments in investments, financing options, and public-private partnerships that states can use to achieve new levels of clean energy deployment.

Moderator
  • John Williams, Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Presenter
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Residential Program Design and Implementation

The Inflation Reduction Act directs $8.5 billion to State Energy Offices to administer residential energy efficiency rebate programs, in addition to residential energy efficiency programs funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Residential efficiency and rebate program administration can be complex and require a range of technical expertise and tools. This session will explore program design considerations, including options to work with third-party program administrators. Attendees will learn more about program design considerations, budgeting for program administration, and suggestions for how to maximize the impact of this program for energy efficiency in their states.

Moderator
  • Mitchell Simpson, Director, Energy Office, Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment
Presenters
  • Lloyd Kass, Vice President of Market Development and Regulatory Strategy, Franklin Energy
  • Vicki Hackett, Acting Deputy Commissioner and Bureau Chief of Energy and Technology Policy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Harbor/Skyway/Pier Room, Lobby Level
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Breakout 1: Manufactured Home Energy Efficiency and Affordability Initiative Meeting (By Invitation Only)

Ten states are partnering with NASEO and the U.S. Department of Energy on the Manufactured Home Energy Efficiency and Affordability Initiative. California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, and West Virginia are sharing best practices and leading the development of strategies to make ownership of energy-efficient manufactured homes more affordable and accessible. This meeting is open only to initiative participants.

Moderator
  • Dan Lloyd, Bureau Chief, Energy Office, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Presenter
  • Steve Dunn, Technology Manager, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Williams/Demens Room, Lobby Level
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Breakout 2: Labeling and Program Design Considerations for Renewables and Storage at State and Local Facilities

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Ac provide numerous opportunities for State Energy Offices to spearhead renewable energy and energy storage improvements in state and local facilities, especially K-12 school systems, through building labeling and energy savings performance contracting (ESPC). This session will explore how program models that involve labeling might be financed by ESPC and other mechanisms to drive deep retrofits for state and local government buildings and K-12 schools.

Moderator
  • Nam Nguyen, Associate Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Virginia Department of Energy
Presenters
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Grand Central Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Breakout 3: Social and Economic Dynamics of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Siting: Solutions, Progress and Next Steps

Meeting the ambitious clean energy, economic development, and climate change goals of states and the federal government will require thoughtful, data-driven and stakeholder-informed strategies to siting renewable energy projects. This session will highlight the latest research and best practices for State Energy Offices to consider as they navigate new funding and investment opportunities and address the urgent need for accelerated renewable energy development across the country.

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Presenters
  • Spencer Nelson, Managing Director, Research and New Initiatives, ClearPath
  • Maria Tome, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Hawaii State Energy Office
  • Kendra Kostek, Solar Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Friday 14 October 2022
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level

NASEO Update

This session will provide an update on NASEO’s policy and program updates.

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
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Transforming Housing through Energy Efficiency, Fair Valuation, and Equitable Investment

Energy efficiency improvements and weatherization play a critical role in improving the quality of housing but may do little to increase wealth and equity for homeowners. This dynamic is particularly severe in communities of color where homes are systemically undervalued relative to comparable properties in white neighborhoods. In this session, hear from Cynthia Adams and Robin LeBaron, co-founders of Pearl Certification, about their new market transformation initiative, which uses high-performing home certifications to catalyze long-term homeowner demand for energy efficient homes. The session will focus on the way Pearl’s program is being deployed to support energy efficiency investments in underserved markets, ensure that high-performing homes are valued and appraised fairly, and build wealth and equity for homeowners who have been historically marginalized in housing and mortgage markets.

Moderator
  • Chad Kruse, Manager, Office of Energy, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Presenters
  • Robin LeBaron, Co-Founder, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Pearl Certification
  • Cynthia Adams, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pearl Certification
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Grand Bay Ballroom, Lobby Level
Moderator
Presenter

DOE State and Community Energy Programs Priorities and Approach

This session will inform attendees about the priorities of the newly created U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of State and Community Programs, which includes the U.S. State Energy Program, Weatherization Assistance Program, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and other important activities.  It is also an opportunity for State Energy Offices to share their views with DOE about approaches to State and Local Government partnerships aimed at advancing the deployment of clean energy, reducing energy costs and emissions, and addressing energy equity and inclusion.

Moderator
  • John Williams, Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Presenter
  • Dr. Henry McKoy, Director, Office of State and Community Energy Programs, U.S. Department of Energy
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Grand Bay Foyer, Lobby Level

Break

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Moderator
Presenters

States, Market Transformation, and $9 Billion for Residential Efficiency and Electrification Rebates: Issues, Guidance, and Implementation

The Inflation Reduction Act creates two new residential energy efficiency rebate programs to be developed and implemented by State Energy Offices. We have created the NASEO Residential Energy Efficiency and Beneficial Electrification Task Force – led by California, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and New York– to develop program guidance recommendations for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) consideration. This discussion-oriented session examines the potential program models and the differing needs among State Energy Offices, as well as variations in market conditions, such as housing stock and workforce.  NASEO aims to accelerate DOE’s guidance process and maximize both state and implementor flexibility to transform markets and deliver value for homeowners.

Moderator
  • Eddy Trevino, Director, State Energy Conservation Office, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Presenters
  • Kelley Smith Burk, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • John Williams, Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Michelle Gransee, State Energy Office Director, Energy Division, Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Dr. Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission (virtual)
  • Kara Saul Rinaldi, President and Chief Executive Officer, AnnDyl Policy Group, LLC
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenters

NASEO Year Ahead and Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

Presenters
  • David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Kelley Smith Burk, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Incoming Chair, NASEO Board of Directors