National Council on Electricity Policy Annual Meeting: Coordinated Electricity Planning (In-person or Online)

Monday, September 13 (12:30pm) - Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (5pm US/Eastern)
Fairmont West End
2401 M St NW [map]
Washington, DC 20037

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Meeting Scope:

In 2021, the National Council on Electricity Policy (NCEP) community of state electricity policy-makers, decision-makers, and implementers will explore developments in modern planning techniques and tools to align planning processes across distribution, resource, and transmission planning. NCEP will explore:
• What is a state’s role in aligning planning for maintaining a well-managed, efficient electricity system, now with rapidly changing requirements and many more participants?
• What planning capabilities exist and are needed for potential distribution-system level markets and transmission system operator and distribution system operator coordination?
• What coordination opportunities exist for states, utilities, customers, RTOs, federal entities, and research institutions?

Background on Multi-Year Theme: T&D Interfaces

At the 2018 Annual Meeting and Workshop, the National Council on Electricity Policy (NCEP) gathered state decision-makers and stakeholders to discuss the state of interfaces between distribution and transmission systems in light of increasing installation of distributed energy resources. In 2019, NCEP further explored this topic by focusing on transmission, distribution, and customer (TDC) system operational needs and their influence on planning and markets. In 2020, NCEP explored states’ roles in developing and managing markets and questions of who pays and how, in light of granular information across the TDC system. The NCEP T&D Resource Catalog documents examples and resources from these workshops to support state electricity system decision-makers in learning from experts and one another. The 2021 meeting will expand these discussions and resources by exploring opportunities and actions steps towards comprehensive or coordinated electricity planning that spans all levels of the electricity system. See for previous workshop materials.

Multi-Year Objectives
• Discuss state, utility, RTO, and DER experiences coordinating planning, operations, and markets across TDC interfaces of the electricity system.
• Examine ideas around the needs of a coordinated system and how states play a role in developing a future-proofed system.
• Hear insights and lessons learned from experts, state utility regulators, energy directors, utility managers, technologists, legislators, consumer advocates, and other stakeholders.

NCEP thanks the U.S. Department of Energy for ongoing support. Please contact for questions about the agenda. Please contract for logistical or travel related questions.

Join us for this years annual meeting at the Fairmont (West End) in Washington, D.C.

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Travel Information:

• Flight should be booked to arrive on Sunday, September 12 or Monday morning, September 13 and depart Wednesday evening, September 15 or on Thursday, September 16.
• The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Other regional airports include Dulles International Airport (DIA) and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI).

For more information please contact:

Dominic Liberatore
Logistics & Finance Officer
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Phone: (202) 898-2448
Fax: (202) 898-2213