Bonus Sessions and Tour


Commissioner Bonus Session

(Commissioners Only)

3:15–4:30 p.m. • Crockett CD (4th Floor)




NARUC/DOE Resilience Workshop

1:00–5:00 p.m. • Republic BC

Regulating for Resilience

As states, utilities, and other stakeholders seek to reduce the consequences of disruptions to the electric power sector from threats such as severe weather, cyber-attacks, and accidents, the need for regulators to consider how resilience can be properly internalized is coming into sharp focus. States, utilities, municipalities, and customers are increasingly taking steps to improve our communities’ resilience, yet are doing so without the benefit of an established, clear and comprehensive set of planning considerations for grid resilience.

The goal for this facilitated workshop is twofold:

  1. To present and discuss work to date on overcoming critical barriers to development of a structured resilience framework, including:
    1. Developing a concise and accepted definition of resilience as it pertains to the grid
    2. Quantifying resilience in a way that works within various planning frameworks
    3. Balancing resilience benefits against other goals and requirements
    4. Threat-informed vs. threat-agnostic resilience frameworks
  2. To explore commission experience and needs related to important resilience topics, including:
    1. Setting grid resilience objectives
    2. Coordinating roles and responsibilities among policymakers, regulators, utilities, and other stakeholders
    3. Understanding the line between resilience investment and “gold plating”
    4. Performance-focused versus technology or program-focused regulation (e.g. resilience performance vs. microgrids)
    5. Strategy implementation considerations

Insights captured during this workshop will inform the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity in addressing commission needs related to electric distribution system resilience.

NARUC Supercritical CO2 Tour at Southwest Research

12:15–3:00 p.m.

Limited to 25 commissioners and commission staff.

There is no fee to attend. Look for an email with details on how to sign up.

Supported through the DOE-NARUC Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Partnership