national council on electricity policy

Webinars

NCEP facilitates ongoing learning opportunities for members and the public to explore multiple perspectives on complex electricity system issues. NCEP offers three types of webinars: (1) coordination webinars to support member collaboration across national associations and provide updates on resources and events, (2) webinars that highlight resources available to members from DOE and the National Laboratories, and (3) topical webinars and virtual trainings.


Pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA), the Secretary of Energy is required to conduct the National Transmission Needs Study (Needs Study) every three years. The Need Study replaces what was formerly known as the National Electric Transmission Congestion Study (Congestion Study) and informs potential decisions to exercise DOE’s National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor (NIETC) designation authority, which enables under certain circumstances federal permitting of electric transmission facilities that serve the public interest. The Needs Study provides information about capacity constraints and congestion on the nation’s electric transmission grid. Where previous Congestion Studies were limited to consider only historic congestion, this study considers both historic and anticipated future transmission needs as required by Congress in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). More about the prior Congestion Studies can be read here: https://www.energy.gov/oe/services/electricity-policy-coordination-and-implementation/transmission-planning/national-2.

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Leaders from NCEP member associations National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), National Governors Association (NGA), National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA), and National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA), share updates on current and future activities and priorities for the year, providing a comprehensive overview of the work of state policy makers related to the provision of electricity and the electric grid.

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National associations representing NCEP members host a semi-annual webinar to share newly available resources and upcoming projects and events focused on the evolving electricity sector.

Speakers will highlight work products available and forthcoming that are relevant to multiple agencies, particularly those that touch on inter-agency coordination and NCEP’s current theme, transmission and distribution system coordination. Related issues likely to be discussed include electric vehicles, carbon capture utilization and storage, cybersecurity, emergency management, and grid modernization.

Staff leaders from six associations will speak during the webinar: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), National Governors Association (NGA), National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA), and National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA).

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