The National Council on Electricity Policy (NCEP) invites decision-makers and personnel that represent public utility commissions, state legislators, state energy offices, governors’ advisors, environmental regulators, and consumer advocates to participate in the NCEP Annual Meeting and Workshop in Denver, Colorado, on May 8-9, 2018. A limited number of travel stipends will be available. Please register below and indicate if you are applying for a travel stipend.
As investments in new energy-related technologies, products, and activities are underway—many of which impact planning, operations, and markets along both the transmission and distribution parts of the grid—state policy-makers and others are being called upon to make decisions that will affect customer services and utility grid modernization efforts. Increasingly, energy decision-makers at local, state, and regional levels are foreseeing that their decisions will impact how the grid operates at customer locations, across the distribution system, and into the transmission system. The intersection points of these stakeholders and systems are not fully understood, as technologies and processes are evolving all the time.
NCEP’s Annual meeting and Workshop will explore this evolution and specifically the impacts that distributed energy resources (DERs) are having and will have on the transmission and distribution systems in the contexts of planning, operations, and markets. Such DERs include energy efficiency, distributed generation (e.g., PV), energy storage, electric vehicles, demand response, and more. NCEP will leverage the discussions at the annual meeting and workshop to write a paper for state electricity decision-makers about the current state of play, and remaining questions to be answered.
A draft agenda is now available and will be updated prior to the meeting. The event is scheduled to begin May 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and end on May 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Prior to the start of the meeting, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), all attendees are invited to an optional tour of the NREL Distribution Grid 3D Visualization demonstration project (more information on the project may be found in this 3-minute video.). The tour will offered on the afternoon of Monday, May 7th. Travel to and from the meeting hotel will be provided. More information will be forthcoming.
NOTE: The tour has a 30 person capacity, which has been met. Registering for the Tour will put you on the wait list.
The meeting will be held at the Warwick Hotel in downtown Denver. Hotel information will appear after the attendee has registered. If you need the hotel information at a later time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of travel stipends are available for state employees and policy-makers. Please register for the Annual Meeting below and indicate if you are applying for a travel stipend. ALL MEETING ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE APPLYING FOR A TRAVEL STIPEND; PLEASE USE THE SAME REGISTRATION FORM.
Please register for the Annual Meeting and Workshop below and indicate if you are requesting a travel stipend. If planning to attend the NREL tour, please indicate that as well. All Attendees must register in advance.