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Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council

 

 

Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC) is collaboration between the 39 eastern states and the City of New Orleans and the District of Columbia to plan a more coherent and comprehensive approach to planning for our nation's long-term electric power needs.

NARUC Commissioner Lead: Commissioner David Boyd, MN

NARUC Committee: Electricity Committee

Agency Funding: U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Lab for the Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability ($14 million total in a four year cooperative agreement)

Project Summary: NARUC is acting as an umbrella organization for a funding application to DOE to support State coordination, involvement and direction-setting for the Eastern Interconnection-wide planning efforts.

Activity Since January 2013: NARUC hosted 4 full council meetings of the EISPC members, which constitute 2 representatives each from 41 jurisdictions, as well as a large number or observers and others. These meetings were held in New Orleans, LA on January 17-18, Philadelphia, PA on May 30-31, Chicago, IL on August 26-27, and Washington, D.C. on October 28-29.  EISPC completed a white paper on the economics of resource adequacy, a white paper on the co-optimization of transmission and other supply resources, and a study on state-by-state existing and potential clean energy zones in the Eastern Interconnection.  Future meetings and webinars will focus on scenario results, finalizing goals and objectives, timelines, and budgets for EISPC studies, white papers, and energy zones.

Additional resources and details for this project can be found at the EISPC homepage.

October 2 - October 3 Meeting


The Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC) will meet October 2-October 3 at the The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. The working group meeting will begin at 8:00 am followed by the council meeting at 9:00 am, Thursday, October 2 and will conclude at approximately 1:30 pm, Friday, October 3.

If you have questions about the agenda, please contact Kerry Worthington at kworthington@naruc.org.  

Please use these next few weeks to prepare travel arrangements including:

  1. Register and request a Reimbursement Authorization for Travel (RAFT) for this meeting at http://www.naruc.org/eispc(please note that by requesting a RAFT you have also registered for the meeting and no further action is required).
  2. Make hotel reservations
  3. Arrange air/train/bus travel if necessary (NARUC will reimburse coach-class airfare, train, and bus fare)

 

Hotel Information:
The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Tel: 202.737.1234
Check-in time: 3:00pm Checkout time: 12:00 noon
Rooms are available under the EISPC block at $222.00 + tax.

To book rooms in the EISPC room block:

Online Resevervation - Website: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NatlAssnRegulatoryUtility - A hotel reservation web page customized specifically for NARUC/EISPC meeting should appear. Please book using this link to ensure the group rate.

Phone - Call 202.737.1234 and reference the group name "EISPC Meeting".

If you are attending this EISPC meeting, please make your hotel reservations by Friday, September 26. After that date, the hotel cannot guarantee availability or our negotiated room rate ($222.00/night). Reservation cancellations must occur no later than 24 hours prior to arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee.

Attire: The attire is Business Casual. As meeting rooms tend to be chilly, we suggest you bring a jacket or sweater for your comfort.

Weather: http://www.weather.com

Internet: Complimentary wireless high-speed internet service will be in the meeting rooms, guest rooms and throughout the hotel. Internet expenses will not be reimbursable.

Meals: Full breakfast and lunch buffet will be available for registered attendees. Limited vegetarian options will be available.

RAFT Information: RAFTs are intended to support travel related costs to and from the EISPC meeting, including coach-class airfare, and hotel. Contact Heidi Wissa at hwissa@naruc.org if you have questions regarding your eligibility for a RAFT.

Transportation from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA):  
Taxi: Taxis to the hotel can be found outside of the baggage claim area.  Fare is approximately $14-$18 (10-20 minutes). 
Metro: Take the yellow line from the airport to the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop.  Transfer to the red line to union station (2nd stop).  The union station metro is located three blocks from the hotel.  Fare is approximately $2.70 (20-25 minutes).  Fares vary based on time-of day.  Please be sure to check the WMATA website.
Super Shuttle:  Shuttle vans are located at the airport, outside the baggage claim area at Ground Transportation.  Look for blue vans with yellow lettering.  The shuttles make multiple stops and drop off directly at the hotel.  Advance reservations may be made by calling 800-BlueVan (800-258-3826) ir on Super Shuttle's website.  Approximate fare is $14 one way, timing is dependent upon number of stops required by passengers.

Parking:  Valet parking is available at the rate of $48 per night (including 24-hour in/out privileges) for hotel guests.  Self-parking is not available.

RAFT Information: RAFTs are intended to support travel related costs to and from the EISPC meeting, including coach-class airfare, and hotel.

Please note, taxis are the preferrred method of transportation. Rental vehicles must be pre-approved by sending Heidi Wissa an email at hwissa@naruc.org

Staff Contact Information: Kerry Worthington kworthington@naruc.org

Registration and RAFT Request

To register for this meeting, complete the information below. When selecting the Attendance option, you must select designee, proxy, or staffer to apply for a Reimbursement Authorization for Travel (RAFT).

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Resources

» Transmission Planning White Paper
Transmission Planning Whitepaper.pdf

» Energy Zones Final Report
Energy_Zones_Final_Report_Combined_Sections_12_13_2013_FINAL.pdf

» White Paper: Co-optimization of Transmission and Other Supply Resources
Co-optimization-White-paper_Final_rv1.pdf

» Study: State-by-State Existing and Potential Clean Energy Zones - Survey of Relevant State Laws, Rules, Regulations and Orders in the Eastern Interconnection
Final CESA report 9 16 13 _v102413_.pdf

» Inventory of Energy Zones Policies
EZ Policy Inventory Final Report Appendix C.xlsx

» Assessment of Nuclear Power Industry Study and White Paper
Study: Assessment of the Location of New Nuclear and Uprating Existing Nuclear Units; White Paper: on Consideration of Incentives/Disincentives for Development of Nuclear Power (Navigant Consulting)
Assessment-of-the-Nuclear-Power-Industry-Final Report.pdf

» Study: Coal Potential Including Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
Final-ICF-Project-Report071213.pdf

» White Paper: Consideration of Incentives/Disincentives for Development of Coal Power
ICF-EISPC_Coal-Whitepaper-071213_final.pdf

» Assessment of Demand-side Resources within the Eastern Interconnection
Assessment of Demand Side Resources within EISPC - Final Report March 2013 Revised (2)1.pdf

» The Economic Ramification of Resource Adequacy
Economics of Resource Adequacy WhitePaper_Astrape_Final.pdf

» Market Structures and Transmission Planning Processes in the Eastern Interconnection
EISPC Market Structures Whitepaper_6_15_12.pdf

Click here for the webcast from the September 6-7, 2012 meeting.
September 6
September 7

Click here for the webcast from the May 31-June 1, 2012 meeting.
May 31
June 1

Click here for the webcast from the April 10-11, 2012 meeting.
April 10
April 11

Webcasts from 2011 and 2010

Resources

» Transmission Planning White Paper
Transmission Planning Whitepaper.pdf

» Energy Zones Final Report
Energy_Zones_Final_Report_Combined_Sections_12_13_2013_FINAL.pdf

» White Paper: Co-optimization of Transmission and Other Supply Resources
Co-optimization-White-paper_Final_rv1.pdf

» Study: State-by-State Existing and Potential Clean Energy Zones - Survey of Relevant State Laws, Rules, Regulations and Orders in the Eastern Interconnection
Final CESA report 9 16 13 _v102413_.pdf

» Inventory of Energy Zones Policies
EZ Policy Inventory Final Report Appendix C.xlsx

» Assessment of Nuclear Power Industry Study and White Paper
Study: Assessment of the Location of New Nuclear and Uprating Existing Nuclear Units; White Paper: on Consideration of Incentives/Disincentives for Development of Nuclear Power (Navigant Consulting)
Assessment-of-the-Nuclear-Power-Industry-Final Report.pdf

» Study: Coal Potential Including Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
Final-ICF-Project-Report071213.pdf

» White Paper: Consideration of Incentives/Disincentives for Development of Coal Power
ICF-EISPC_Coal-Whitepaper-071213_final.pdf

» Assessment of Demand-side Resources within the Eastern Interconnection
Assessment of Demand Side Resources within EISPC - Final Report March 2013 Revised (2)1.pdf

» The Economic Ramification of Resource Adequacy
Economics of Resource Adequacy WhitePaper_Astrape_Final.pdf

» Market Structures and Transmission Planning Processes in the Eastern Interconnection
EISPC Market Structures Whitepaper_6_15_12.pdf

Webcasts

New Method of Forecasting Peak Demand - a webinar recording, PowerPoint slides, and a paper by Brattle Group
Webinar recording | Webinar presentation slides | Paper

Long Term Electric and Natural Gas Study by ICF - September 4, 2014

Identification of State-by-State Existing and Potential for Energy Efficiency Resources -Tues, Aug 5, 2014

PRA Study and White Paper Updates - Aug 7, 2014

Identification of State-by-State Existing and Potential for Demand Response

Identification of State-by-State Potential for Smart Grid Development

EISPC Council Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia May 15-16, 2014
May 15, 2014 | May 16, 2014

Webinar on the potential for new and uprated nuclear power plants, and the risks faced for retirements in the Eastern Interconnection. Navigant presents their most recent study on the topic, followed by a Q&A session.

EISPC Naples March 13, 2014

EISPC Naples March 14, 2014

2014-01-15 11.00 EISPC Webinar - the ABCs of the Natural Gas System

Transmission Planning Primer Review, January 10, 2014
The mysteries of transmission planning... revealed! On January 10, 2014, Ralph Luciani from Navigant presented a new Transmission Planning Primer that was prepared for State decision-makers, including the participants in the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council.

Washington D.C. EISPC- October-28-29 2013

Washington D.C. EISPC- October-28-29 2013

Washington D.C. EISPC- October-28-29 2013

Chicago EISPC- August 27

Chicago EISPC- August 26

Webinar on Setting The Stage: The EISPC undertakes a collaborative long-term natural gas/electric infrastructure requirements study and white paper
View Webcast

EISPC Meeting in Philadelphia, May 30, 2013 and May 31, 2013
May 30, 2013 | May 31, 2013

DOE/NARUC sponsored "Three Interconnections Meeting: Facing the Future With Interconnection-wide Planning," held Feb 6-7, 2013 in Washington, DC
Audio recording

DOE/NARUC sponsored "Three Interconnections Meeting: Facing the Future With Interconnection-wide Planning," held Feb 6-7, 2013 in Washington, DC
Audio recording

Click here for the webcast from the November 29-30, 2012 meeting.
November 30

Click here for the webcast from the September 6-7, 2012 meeting.
September 6
September 7

Click here for the webcast from the May 31-June 1, 2012 meeting.
May 31
June 1

Click here for the webcast from the April 10-11, 2012 meeting.
April 10
April 11

Webcasts from 2011 and 2010