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NARUC Center for Partnerships and Innovation Releases New Content across Updated Website

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NARUC Center for Partnerships and Innovation Releases New Content across Updated Website
Greater Functionality and Improved Responsive Design Highlight Wide-Ranging Resources

WASHINGTON (May 12, 2020) — The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Center for Partnerships and Innovation today announced the release of new content as part of the launch of its redesigned website, featuring greater functionality and improved responsive design across all devices.

CPI identifies emerging challenges and connects state commissions to expertise and strategies to navigate complex decision-making by building relationships and regularly developing resources and delivering training for members. The team is grant-funded by cooperative agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and charitable sources.

As part of the website launch, CPI is releasing several new resources, including:

  • a compilation of critical infrastructure executive orders and federal guidance, along with cybersecurity policy and practice references;
  • video-based learning modules on smart grid interoperability, featuring subject-matter experts and state utility commission staff;
  • new pages highlighting current resources and webinars on electric vehicles, micro-grids, grid-interactive efficient buildings and performance-based regulation; and
  • a robust archive of recordings and summaries from all of CPI's innovation webinars and commission staff surge calls from 2016 through April 2020.

“The main objective of this redesign was to give our members faster and easier access to the deep and valuable content that CPI produces,” said CPI Director Danielle Sass Byrnett. “The site is much more user-friendly and focused on current regulatory topics ranging from carbon capture and natural gas technology changes across the industry to cybersecurity to distributed energy resources, distribution system planning and more.”

The newly redesigned website address is



NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of state public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.