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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.

January 27, 2015 EISPC Winter Seminar


The Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC) is hosting a one-day Winter Seminar on January 27, 2015 at The Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington DC, from 9:00am - 2:30pm.

If you have questions about the agenda or meeting arrangements, please contact Jan Brinch at jbrinch@naruc.org.  

Meeting Synopsis:  We are pleased to invite you to the next EISPC meeting, January 27, 2015, on the topic, Natural Gas: Policy Implications for EISPC Member States. The primary purpose of this meeting is to brief EISPC members and key stakeholders on two newly released reports completed with support from EISPC that have direct relevance to electricity-gas policy issues under discussion across the Eastern Interconnection. The meeting will also address drivers currently affecting the increased demand for gas, including reliability, affordability, climate policy, and infrastructure. The meeting will conclude with a discussion on regional policy initiatives that might be considered in addressing the electricity-gas balance.

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 (Please note, your credit card information is only necessary to hold the room.  Room reservations for EISPC members will be master billed to NARUC, and should not be paid for by the member at checkout.  We ask that you do not ask to be removed off the master bill).
  3. Arrange air/train/bus travel if necessary (NARUC will reimburse coach-class airfare, train, and bus fare). Please note, that if you choose to extend your stay, a flight comparison (the day you wish to leave versus the last day of the meeting) is required for pre-approval of the flight. Please email Heidi Wissa (hwissa@naruc.org)

 

Hotel Information:
Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washinton, DC
Tel: 1-800-424-1140

To book rooms in the EISPC room block:

Online - Website: https://www.reservations-page.com/C00519/H11149/be.ashx?pc=B21V - A hotel reservation web page customized specifically for the EISPC meeting should appear. Make sure that the Promo code box is populated with the 'B21V' code to ensure the group rate

Phone - Call 1-800-424-1140 and reference the group name "EISPC".

If you are attending this EISPC meeting, please make your hotel reservations by Friday, January 23. After that date, the hotel cannot guarantee availability or our negotiated room rate ($177.00+ tax/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: Wireless high-speed internet service will be offered complimentary in the meeting rooms, guest rooms and throughout the hotel.

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 to and from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):  
Taxi: Taxis to the hotel can be found outside the baggage claim area. Fare is approximately $14-$20 (10-20 minutes).

Please note, the preferred method of ground transportation to and from the hotel is by taxi. Rental cars (for use in Washington DC and driving to the meeting destination) must be pre-approved by Heidi Wissa (hwissa@naruc.org).

Parking:  Although both valet and self parking is available, NARUC will only reimburse for self parking at a rate of $25, plus tax per day for registered guests. This includes in and out privileges.

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

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).

Meeting:
Name of Registrant:
First Last
Registrant Email Address:
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Attendance: Designee Proxie Observer Staffer Speaker
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Resources

» Data Mining White Paper
This is part of a 3-part Data Mining Report by ORNL. Only the EISPC section of this report is here.
Date Mine Whitepaper.pdf

» White Paper: Long-term Electric and Natural Gas Infrastructure Requirements
Elecgas White Paper.pdf

» Study: Long- Term Electric and Natural Gas Infrastructure Requirements.
ICF-EISPC-Gas-Electric-Infrastructure-FINAL 2014-12-08.pdf

» White Paper Applications of the Energy Zones Mapping Tool
White_Paper_Applications-of-the-Energy-Zones-Mapping-Tool.pdf

» 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

» Data Mining White Paper
This is part of a 3-part Data Mining Report by ORNL. Only the EISPC section of this report is here.
Date Mine Whitepaper.pdf

» White Paper: Long-term Electric and Natural Gas Infrastructure Requirements
Elecgas White Paper.pdf

» Study: Long- Term Electric and Natural Gas Infrastructure Requirements.
ICF-EISPC-Gas-Electric-Infrastructure-FINAL 2014-12-08.pdf

» White Paper Applications of the Energy Zones Mapping Tool
White_Paper_Applications-of-the-Energy-Zones-Mapping-Tool.pdf

» 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

Power Flow Webinar
View the Recording | Power Flow Presentation

2014-10-21 1401 Webinar Application of the Energy Zones Mapping Tool White Paper
View the Recording

Washington D.C. EISPC - October 2-3 2014
2014-10-02 | 2014-10-03

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