February 12-15, 2023
Renaissance Washington Hotel
Washington, D.C.

Agenda

 

Attire: Sunday, Casual (Monday - Wednesday, Business Casual)

Staff Subcommittee (S.S) - Meeting open to members only (Closed Meeting)

Saturday, February 11, 2023

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Subcommittee on Education and Research

Room: Meeting Room 2

3:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Executive Committee

Room: Meeting Room 2

(Closed Meeting)

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Registration Open 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

S.S. on Telecommunications

Room: River Birch A

Cybersecurity Update for Telecommunications and Broadband Networks
New Commissioner Forum

Room: River Birch B

11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

S.S. on Energy Resources and the Environment
S.S. on Rate Design

Room: Potomac 1 & 2

(Joint Meeting)

Can We Meet on the Fifty-Yard Line? Incentives and Rate Design for Futureproofing Electrification
S.S. on Information Services

Room: Anacostia D

CIO Roundtable
Sub./S.S. on Nuclear Issues — Waste Disposal

Room: Potomac 3

Conversations with Leaders: Loan Programs Office Director Jigar Shah and Tennessee Valley Authority President and CEO Jeff Lyash on the Future of Advanced Nuclear
S.S. on Telecom.

Room: River Birch A

Telecommunications State Staff Meeting (Closed) & Consideration of Resolutions (open)
Washington Action

Room: Meeting Room 16

(Closed Meeting)

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Sub./S.S. on Clean Coal and Carbon Management

Room: River Birch B

CCS Infrastructure in the Midwest and the Coal Fleet's Role in Grid Reliability
S.S. on Consumers and the Public Interest

Room: Meeting Room 16

(Closed Meeting)

S.S. on Critical Infrastructure
S.S. on Electric Reliability and Resilience

Room: Anacostia D

(Joint Meeting)

Federal Partner Update
S.S. on Gas

Room: River Birch A

LNG Exports and U.S. Gas Customers
Sub./S.S. on Nuclear Issues — Waste Disposal

Room: Potomac 3

Business Meeting (closed)

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Committee on Consumers and the Public Interest

Room: Potomac 3

Mobilizing Public/Private Partnerships
Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Room: Anacostia D

Federal Partner Update
Committee on International Relations

Room: River Birch B

Sub./S.S. on Pipeline Safety
S.S. on Gas

Room: River Birch A

(Joint Meeting)

(Closed Meeting)

Safer and More Efficient Pipeline Inspections with Drones - A Texas Railroad Commission Case Study

2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

S.S. on Electricity

Room: Anacostia F

Power Markets Simulation - Interactive Demonstration

4:15 p.m.

3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Room: Anacostia D

S.S. on Water

Room: River Birch B

Staff Subcommittee on Water Business Meeting
Sub./S.S. on Pipeline Safety

Room: River Birch A

(Closed Meeting)

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception (Casual Attire)

Room: Foyer and Potomac 1 & 2

6:30 p.m.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Registration Open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

Commission Chairs Council Breakfast

Room: Anacostia F

For State Commission Chairs

Join us for breakfast, networking and a panel discussion on methods to position your Commission for the 21st Century.

Panelists:

  • Megan Decker, Chair of Oregon Public Utility Commission
  • Ted Thomas, Founder of Energize Strategies
  • Jeff Ackerman, Senior Policy Advisor for the Center for the New Energy Economy

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Winter Wake-Up Coffee Break

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Opening General Session

Room: Potomac Ballroom

The Changing Energy Landscape and Regulatory Challenges: The Hon. Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy, DOE

The Wright Touch: A Conversation with David Wright

A one-on-one with the Hon. David Wright, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and past president of NARUC.

Measuring Equity: The Energy Equity Roundtable

10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

S.S. on Pipeline Safety

Room: Sycamore Room (Ballroom Level)

(Closed Meeting)

2:00 p.m.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Committee on Electricity

Room: Potomac 2 

Overcoming the Transmission Bottleneck: Exploring Federal Funding and Regional Planning to Support Transmission Expansion for a Clean Energy Future
Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment
Select Committee on Regulatory and Industry Diversity

Room: Potomac 3

(Joint Meeting)

Continuing the Journey from Intern to C-Suite: How Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Impacts Us All
Committee on Gas
Committee on Water

Room: Anacostia D

(Joint Meeting)

The Rise of ESG: How Will It Impact the Utilities Sector?
Committee on Telecommunications

Room: River Birch A

Broadband Funding, Offices, and Coordination with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Committee Chairs Luncheon

(Invitation Only)

Room: Meeting Room 5

12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Committee on Electricity

Room: Potomac 2

Making the Smart Grid Smarter Through Intelligent Rate Design
Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Room: Potomac 3

Keeping Track of Clean Energy
Committee on Gas

Room: Anacostia D

Assessing the State of U.S. Natural Gas Infrastructure
Committee on Telecommunications

Room: River Birch A

Business Meeting
Committee on Water

Room: River Birch B

Reexamining Customer Policies and Practices from an Equity and Effectiveness Perspective

2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Networking Break

3:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Room: Anacostia D

Business Meeting
Committee on Gas
Committee on Electricity

Room: Potomac Ballroom

(Joint Meeting)

Playing from the Same Sheet of Music: Harmonizing Gas-Electric Coordination
Committee on Telecommunications

Room: River Birch A

Robocalls, Spam Texts, Call-based fraud, Oh my! 
Committee on Water

Room: River Birch B

Business Meeting

4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Commissioner Emeritus Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 9

Regional Meetings

MACRUC - Meeting Room 3

MARC - Meeting Room 5

NECPUC - Meeting Room 8

SEARUC - Meeting Room 4

Western - Meeting Room 2

Commission Staff Power Hour

Room: Anacostia F

5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Registration Open 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

Commissioners-Only Breakfast

Room: Anacostia D

9:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Winter Wake-Up Coffee Break

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

General Session

Room: Potomac Ballroom

GSA-Utility Partnerships Will Cut Emissions and Lower Energy Costs for Nation’s Largest Energy Consumer

Featuring: Administrator Robin Carnahan, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Committee on Electricity

Room: Potomac Ballroom

First Do No Harm: Siting EV Charging Infrastructure
Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Room: Potomac Ballroom

First Do No Harm:  Siting EV Charging Infrastructure
Committee on Gas

Room: Anacostia D

Business Meeting
Committee on Telecommunications

Room: River Birch A

Legacy Network Discontinuance: Limitations, Impacts, and Unregulated Services
Committee on Water

Room: River Birch B

Can Regulated Water Infrastructure Help Facilitate Carbon-Free Hydro-Electric Generation? 

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Committee on Electricity

Room: Potomac 2

Committee on Electricity Business Meeting
Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Room: Potomac 1

Will the IRA Reduce Inflation? What If Some States Choose Not To Play?  
Committee on Gas

Room: Anacostia D

Federal and State Regulatory and Technology Approaches to Reduce Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Network
Committee on Telecommunications

Room: River Birch A

Affordable Connectivity Program: Improving Outreach and Increasing Enrollment
Committee on Water

Room: River Birch B

The Unknown Unknowns: Water Quality Challenges beyond PFAS

2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Networking Break

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

General Session

Room: Potomac Ballroom 

Looking Back--and Forward--at FERC-State Engagement

4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Registration Open 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Winter Wake-Up Coffee Break

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

General Session

Room: Potomac Ballroom 

Transportation Electrification

Gabe Klein, Executive Director, Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

From Cyber Hacks to Physical Attacks: Protecting Critical Infrastructure

11:00 a.m.

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

Room: Anacostia D

12:45 p.m.

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Bonus Workshop

Room: River Birch Ballroom 

Demystifying Virtual Power Plants: What is a VPP? How are VPPs deployed today? What are the opportunities and challenges for regulators, utilities, and other stakeholders?

1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission Meeting

4:00 p.m.

4:15 p.m.