Committee on Consumer Affairs
Committee on Critical Infrastructure
Committee on Electricity
Committee on Energy Resources and Environment
Committee on Gas
Committee on International Relations
Committee on Telecommunications
Committee on Water
Subcommittee on Education and Research
Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety
Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access
Task Force on Transportation
Telecommunications Act Modernization (TeAM)
Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Staff Subcommittee on Critical Infrastructure
Staff Subcommittee on Electricity
Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability
Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment
Staff Subcommittee on Gas
Staff Subcommittee on Law
Staff Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety
Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design
Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications
This agenda is subject to change.
Wednesday, November 16
Registration Open (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Location: La Cita
Section D (8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.)
Location: Flores 1-3
|8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.||D1||
Opening the Door on Open Records Requests
With an increased trend for transparency and information sharing from state, local, and federal governments come an ever-increasing number of Freedom of Information Act requests. Although the Act itself pertains to federal government, there are related guidelines or statutes in place for each state. This session is designed to help states better understand and manage these requests and decrease the chilling effect associated with communicating internally and externally. Attendees will learn more about the rules of FOIA and open records requests, share and hear best practices for effective responses, understand the exemptions and, understand how State regulations on releasing public records differ from federal law.
Moderator: Hon. Lamar Davis, Arkansas
Rich Heidorn Jr., Editor-in-Chief & Co-Publisher, RTO Insider LLC
Jennifer Murphy, Assistant General Counsel, NARUC
Location: Flores 4
|8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.||D2||
A Square-Off on Nuclear Policy
The Headlines tell the story:
These Two Huge States Are Both Going Green, But Only One Is Trying to Save Nuclear Energy; Nuclear's Decline Will Raise Clean Power Plan Compliance Costs; Climate Scientists Urge California to Reconsider Diablo Canyon Closure Plans; Current Plant Closures Expected to Increase U.S. Carbon Emissions by 46 Million Metric Tons.
The debate on this issue will unfold live at NARUC! New York and California have taken different policy paths—each with merit. Ralph Cavanagh of NRDC and others will argue which State took the better alternative and why. Commissions and stakeholders will hear varying views on the most efficient way to migrate to a reduced carbon generation portfolio, including how to handle nuclear generation going forward. This problem is front and center before a large number of State Commissions and of interest to all stakeholders in the energy sector.
Moderator: Hon. Travis Kavulla, NARUC President, Montana
Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress, Co-founder and Senior Fellow at The Breakthrough Institute
Networking Break (9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
Location: Flores Foyer
General Session and NARUC Business Meeting
Location: Fiesta Ballroom
|10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||
The Rate is Right?
and NARUC Annual Business Meeting
The General Session will begin with the NARUC Annual Business Meeting. Commissioners are requested to take seats in the front of the meeting room.
This session will review how the distributed energy resources compensation manual can be most useful to both new and seasoned commissioners and their staff. Attendees will be able to interact with the authors of the manual as they go through a guided case study showing the use and application of the DER Compensation Manual. Attendees learn the primary purposes of the manual and what implementation should look like. At the conclusion, attendees will know: how a State can identify the impacts of DER on its system, what types of questions a regulator should be asking, and what type of information a regulator should be collecting. The authors will also discuss when revisiting your DER policy is appropriate and what policy techniques are most useful at that time.
Facilitator: Christopher Villareal, Minnesota
Jamie Barber, Georgia
Ann-Marie Cuneo, Nevada
Jeff Orcutt, Illinois