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Registration and Travel Stipend Application Form for May 8-9, 2018 NCEP Annual Meeting and Workshop

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.

2018 Meeting and Workshop

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.

Optional Pre-Event Tour

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. 

Download the Agenda. 

Location

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 rafts@naruc.org

Travel Stipends

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.

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.

Requesting a Travel Stipend (Required)

NARUC travel stipends, or Reimbursement Authorization for Travel letters, will be distributed to those requesting a travel stipend via an email from rafts@naruc.org.

Travel Plans (Required)

NARUC has negotiated a GSA reservation rate of $180 + tax per night with the Warwick Hotel. Please inquire with rafts@naruc.org for more information on this hotel. Those who receive a RAFT will receive a link to book with their RAFT letters. Speakers will receive the link through their logistics memo. If you are not eligible for a RAFT nor a speaker, but would still like to attend the Annual Meeting and Workshop, please contact rafts@naruc.org for a link to the hotel reservation room block.

Optional NREL Tour

NREL requires that tour attendees complete a simple screening process to enter this government research laboratory campus. If you plan to attend the tour, please note that below and you will be contacted with more information.

NOTE: The tour has a 30 person capacity, which has been met. Registering for the Tour will put you on the wait list.

If you are requesting a travel stipend, you must indicate if driving or flying is your preferred mode of transportation.

Mode of Transportation

Additional comments related to my preferred transportation mode.
If driving, please provide the estimated cost of the round trip airfare between your home and Denver.