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Tuesday, July 18:

Task Force on Natural Gas Access and Expansion

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Location: Harbor Island 2
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Closed Meeting

General Session

Location: Grand Ballroom B/C
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Innovation: The Catalyst for Integration

There has been talk about the need to integrate central and distributed energy resources to enable customers to use, produce, and store electricity. Integration will require wireless connected technologies; including, but not limited to, information services, sensors, data analysis, and modeling. This session will be a series of ‘turbo talks’ by cutting-edge innovators. Attendees will learn about these new technologies and the value to regulators; connect these interrelated technology schemes to Big Data, and understand practical applications.

 

Moderator: Hon. Brien Sheahan, Illinois

Participants:

  • Boris von Bormann, CEO, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas
  • Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (USN, RET.), Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment)
  • Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO, Commonwealth Edison
  • Russell Stokes, President and CEO, GE Power

 

 

Networking Break (10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)

 

Committee on Electricity

10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom A
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Data Centers: Beneficial Load or Energy Hogs?

U.S. data centers use a lot of energy. A 2007 report to Congress estimated that this sector used 61 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, or 1.5% of all electricity used in the U.S., at a cost of about $4.5 billion (in 2006 dollars). This is similar to the amount of power used by about 5.8 million U.S. households. In 2014, U.S. data centers used about 70 billion kWh, or about 1.8% of total U.S. electricity consumption, a 4% increase. Energy use by data centers is expected to continue to grow, with U.S. data centers projected to use about 73 billion kWh in 2020. This panel will explore the future growth of data center electric and water consumption along with energy efficiency measures and emerging technologies to reduce this usage.

Moderator: Hon. John Rosales, Illinois

Panelists:

Sheila Owens, VP of Economic & Business Development, ComEd

Eduardo Balbis, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Anne Kaiser, VP Community & Economic Development, Georgia Power Company

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Report on Meeting with National Energy Technology Laboratory -- Joint With Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management

Moderator: Hon. Jeremy H. Oden, Alabama

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Coal Ash Issues: Making Sense of a Messy Topic 

(Joint With Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management)

For decades, electric utilities have disposed of coal ash under the regulation and approval of health and environmental agencies and/or public utility commissions — either in ash ponds or in dry landfills. Many utilities have also managed the ash in beneficial-use programs, where the coal ash is turned into wallboard or concrete for sale into the marketplace.

Following EPA’s 2015 decision to not regulate coal ash as a hazardous waste, stakeholders are focusing on implementation of the Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule and issues associated with the closure of ash disposal facilities containing decades of accumulated coal ash, many located at plant sites.

What does a utility do with ash at operating plant sites? At closed sites? Cap in place? Excavation and removal to a landfill? Removal for beneficial use? For utilities with retired plants, what are the options for indemnification from future liabilities and developing post closure re-development plans focusing on job creation? Can this be done while protecting the environment?

This panel will address these issues from several perspectives, provide updates on what is currently being done or is driving the issue today, and discuss options for the future.

Moderator: Hon. Jeremy Oden, Alabama

Panelists:

Frank Holleman, Sr. Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center

Jimmy Knowles, VP of Research and Development, The SEFA Group

Ann Loomis, Director of Federal Public Policy, Dominion Resources

Cindy Menhorn, Vice President, MCR Performance Solutions

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Business Meeting

Update on the Westinghouse Bankruptcy and the Status of Vogtle Units 3 & 4 and VC Sumner Units 2 & 3 

Jim Spearman, Executive Assistant & Sr. Technical Advisor, South Carolina Public Service Commission

Sheree Kernizan, Director of Electric Unit, Georgia Public Service Commission

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

Break

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

This meeting will be held in Grand Ballroom B/C

Innovation Spotlight: New Transmission Technologies

(Joint  with Task Force on Innovation)

NARUC and other organizations have adopted resolutions encouraging the consideration of advanced technologies to solve unique transmission siting and operations problems – problems that can slow progress toward State policy goals. Join the Electricity Committee and the Task Force on Innovation for a fast-paced review of four specific advanced transmission technologies. These speakers and video demonstrations will prepare you to push for modern solutions to age-old transmission conundrums such as how to move more power in limited space, how to prevent power injections from following the path of least resistance to the wrong customers, and how to improve wide-area grid situational awareness.

Moderator: Hon. Brad Johnson, Montana

Panelists:

Ken Blair, VP of Business Development, Ampjack Industries Ltd. 

David Rupert, Business Development Manager, BOLD (Breakthrough Overhead Line Design), LLC 

Todd Ryan, Director of Regulatory Affairs, SmartWires

Alison Silverstein, Project Manager, North American Synchrophasor Initiative

Subcommittee on Clean Coal

Location: TBD
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Joint session with Committee on Electricity

Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Harbor Island 3
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Business Meeting

Introductions:

Hon. Nancy Lange, Minnesota, Chair

Hon. Carla Peterman, California, Vice Chair

Presentation: Key Findings from Utility Dive's 2017 State of the Electric Utility Survey, which polled more than 600 utility professionals on the critical issues facing the sector today.

Gavin Bade, Editor, Utility Dive

Resolutions

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

Smart Grid Innovation Around the Country

(Joint with the Task Force on Innovation)

Learn about various ideas and functionality happening as part of the grid modernization actions across the country from dynamic “TURBO TED” talk speakers. The panel will discuss trends being researched and technology tools being implemented in many states and cities to move generation, intelligence and control to the grid edge as part of the larger strategy for smart cities and sustainability.

Researchers from some of the largest, best-known grid modernization testing facilities are investigating technologies to modernize our grid.  Progressive utilities are partnering with technology innovation companies to demonstrate and integrate the new technology tools to provide services to support the grid at both the transmission and distribution level and to partner with customers to use behind the meter resources for the grid.

Hear from promising cutting-edge projects that try to answer questions like: Will drivers follow signals from power providers who are trying to charge electric vehicles without stressing the grid? Can a device like the Energy Switch provide a homeowner total control over their energy systems to maximize their energy management cost effectively in an easy way? How can utilities explore their security measures and design more resilient approaches from generation all the way to the customer meter?

Moderator:  Hon. Lorraine Akiba, Hawaii

Panelists:

Stuart Laval, Technology Director, Emerging Technology, Duke Energy

Anda Ray, SVP, Energy, Environment and External Relations, EPRI

Shishir Saraiya, Head of Data Science, Bidgely

Aaron Smallwood, Senior Director, Technical Services, SEPA

Raiford Smith, Vice President Analytics, Smart Grid and Corporate Strategy, Entergy

Martha Symko-Davies, Director of Partnerships, NREL

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

ERE Strategic Planning Session (Closed Session)

This session will engage ERE members, ERE staff subcommittee members, and ERE alumni in a facilitator-led discussion of ERE priorities to inform future panels, resolutions, and monthly calls. Key topics will include: current and upcoming issues of interest to ERE members and how ERE can support NARUC’s consideration of upcoming energy and resource issues.

Session attendance is limited to ERE members, ERE staff subcommittee members, and ERE alumni.

Facilitator: Rich Sedano, Principal Director, Regulatory Assistance Project

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

What’s the Charge to Charge? Rate Design Principles to Facilitate EV Charging

(Joint with Committee on Consumer Affairs)

Managed correctly, EV charging could facilitate cost-effective grid-management services, produce significant emissions benefits, and provide an emerging source of new business opportunity for utilities. Managed incorrectly, EV charging could be more expensive and far more polluting than necessary. This panel will discuss which rate mechanism is better for commercial customers offering EV charging to their tenants or even to the general public—Time of Use rates or Demand Charges.

Moderator: Hon. Meg Curran, Rhode Island

Panelists:

Jim Lazar, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project

Russell Garwacki, Director, Pricing Design and Research, Southern California Edison

Committee on Gas

10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Harbor Island 2
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Technologies Driving Innovation in the Natural Gas Arena – Cruising Forward

(Joint with Taskforce on Innovation)

The natural gas industry is making major investments for the purpose of integrating new resources, technologies and services into the energy system. The gas sector through new gas fueled technologies is contributing to greater economic productivity, higher levels of customer satisfaction and lower levels of air emissions. This level of innovation is taking place at the distribution and customer level in particular through the utilization of cutting edge technologies including distributed generation and microgrids, new HVAC technologies and other small and large scale innovations. This session will discuss the latest technological and policy advances, how new technologies can be used to become part of the "smart energy grid."

Moderators:

Hon. Carla Peterman, California

Hon. Angela Weber, Indiana

Panelists:

Lisa Alexander, VP of Customer Solutions, SoCal Gas 

Josh Chaise, Director, Product Management, Water & Gas, Aclara

Ron Edelstein, Director, Regulatory and Government Relations, Gas Technology Institute  

William Hederman, Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania

Dan Simmons, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

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

Committee on Gas Business Meeting

  • Update from FERC
  • Update from Washington Action Committee
  • Update from Pipeline Safety Subcommittee and Staff Pipeline Safety Subcommittee which includes update on PHMSA/NAPSR/NARUC Collaborative
  • Update on Staff Gas Subcommittee
  • World Gas Conference Update (Barry Worthington, Executive Director, United States Energy Association)
  • Resolutions
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Understanding the Role of Diversity in Utilities' Financing Teams

(Joint Panel with Subcommittee on Supplier and Workforce Diversity)

The presentations offer private sector investment firms and utility perspectives on the importance of increasing the participation of diverse and emerging financial services institutions for investor-owned utilities to achieve economic potential, spur job growth in underserved communities, utilize unique talents and resources to broaden the number of investors, and provide opportunities for lower financial costs resulting in direct cost benefits to ratepayers. Regulators will gain knowledge of the value proposition that diverse finance teams can offer ratepayers and learn their options on how to approach this topic with the utilities they regulate.

Moderator: Hon. Rachael Eubanks, Michigan

Panelists:  

Sidney Dillard, Partner - Investment Banking Division - Corporate Loop Capital Markets

Gary Hall, Head of Investment Banking, Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. LLC

Elizabeth (Beth) W. Reese, Executive Vice President and CFO, Southern Company Gas

Arion K. Williams, Director, Drexel Hamilton LLC

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

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Natural Gas and Coal Generators

(Joint Panel with Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management)

The energy challenges facing the nation are enormous and the possible solutions are multifaceted. Energy decision makers must consider several energy supply sources, including coal, nuclear, natural gas, wind, solar, biomass, and others. Each energy fuel source has distinct advantages and disadvantages to help states meet their respective energy, economic and environmental interests. This moderated discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities of baseload generation, primarily facing the natural gas and coal generators. In April 2017, the United States Department of Energy announced a comprehensive 60-day review of the energy grid with an eye to examining whether policies that favor wind and solar energy are accelerating the retirement of coal and nuclear plants critical to ensuring steady, reliable power supplies. This review will be an important tool to understand the implications of how to move forward in addressing our energy issues. Thus, this timely panel discussion will be an opportunity to share the current status of that DOE review and its findings as well as looking at the challenges and opportunities for the relevant baseload generation to appropriately integrate into the fuel of the future and ensure the continued reliability and resiliency of our nation's grid.

Moderators: 

Hon. Kara Brighton Fornstrom, Wyoming

Hon. Thomas Johnson, Ohio

Panelists:

Michelle Bloodworth, COO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

Dean Ellis, Senior Vice President – Regulatory & Government Affairs, Dynegy Gas Generation 

Doug Matheney, Special Advisor to the Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Steve Nelson, COO, Longview Power

Tom Wilson, Principal Technical Executive for Strategic Analysis, Electric Power Research Institute

 

   

Task Force on Innovation

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday General Session 

Innovation: The Catalyst for Integration

There has been talk about the need to integrate central and distributed energy resources to enable customers to use, produce, and store electricity. Integration will require wireless connected technologies; including, but not limited to, information services, sensors, data analysis, and modeling. This session will be a series of ‘turbo talks’ by cutting-edge innovators. Attendees will learn about these new technologies and the value to regulators; connect these interrelated technology schemes to Big Data, and understand practical applications.

Moderator: Hon. Brien Sheahan, Illinois

Participants:

  • Boris von Bormann, CEO, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas
  • Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (USN, RET.), Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment)
  • Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO, Commonwealth Edison
  • Russell Stokes, President and CEO, GE Power
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Joint session with Committee on Gas

 

Technologies Driving Innovation in the Natural Gas Arena – Cruising Forward

The natural gas industry is making major investments for the purpose of integrating new resources, technologies and services into the energy system. The gas sector through new gas fueled technologies is contributing to greater economic productivity, higher levels of customer satisfaction and lower levels of air emissions. This level of innovation is taking place at the distribution and customer level in particular through the utilization of cutting edge technologies including distributed generation and microgrids, new HVAC technologies and other small and large scale innovations. This session will discuss the latest technological and policy advances, how new technologies can be used to become part of the "smart energy grid."

Moderators:

Hon. Carla Peterman, California

Hon. Angela Weber, Indiana

Panelists:

Lisa Alexander, VP of Customer Solutions, SoCal Gas 

Josh Chaise, Director, Product Management, Water & Gas, Aclara

Ron Edelstein, Director, Regulatory and Government Relations, Gas Technology Institute  

Josh Jorgensen, Manager of Development Engineering, Honeywell Gas Metering Solutions

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

Joint session with Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Smart Grid Innovation Around the Country

Learn about various ideas and functionality happening as part of the grid modernization actions across the country from dynamic “TURBO TED” talk speakers. The panel will discuss trends being researched and technology tools being implemented in many states and cities to move generation, intelligence and control to the grid edge as part of the larger strategy for smart cities and sustainability.

Researchers from some of the largest, best-known grid modernization testing facilities are investigating technologies to modernize our grid.  Progressive utilities are partnering with technology innovation companies to demonstrate and integrate the new technology tools to provide services to support the grid at both the transmission and distribution level and to partner with customers to use behind the meter resources for the grid.

Hear from promising cutting-edge projects that try to answer questions like: Will drivers follow signals from power providers who are trying to charge electric vehicles without stressing the grid? Can a device like the Energy Switch provide a homeowner total control over their energy systems to maximize their energy management cost effectively in an easy way? How can utilities explore their security measures and design more resilient approaches from generation all the way to the customer meter?

Moderator:  Hon. Lorraine Akiba, Hawaii

Panelists:

Stuart Laval, Technology Director Duke Technology Center, Duke Energy

Anda Ray, SVP, Energy, Environment and External Relations, EPRI

Shishir Saraiya, Head of Data Science, Bidgely

Aaron Smallwood, Senior Director, Technical Services, SEPA

Raiford Smith, Vice President Analytics, Smart Grid and Corporate Strategy, Entergy

Martha Symko-Davies, Director of Partnerships, NREL

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Innovation in the Telecommunications Space

(Joint Session with the Committee on Telecommunications)

The momentum behind the ongoing digital journey is informed by hyper connectivity, programmable network, and digital value platforms. The consequences are contextualized experiences, privacy and trust, and everything connected. With 17 billion currently connected devices globally, some of the latest estimates suggesting more than 50 billion connected devices in the future, and greater than 50% of the worlds’ population estimated to live in cities by 2050, are utilities, telecommunications companies and cities the family of the future? Network is not just the center of this transformation, but often it is at the forefront. And the future of the network impacts the way we live, work, learn and play. This Panel will explore the evolution of technology and some of the ways human-technology interactivity are being reimagined.

Moderator: Hon. Upendra Chivukula, New Jersey

Panelists: 

TJ Costello, Americas Smart Cities & IoT Director, Cisco

Hans Raj Nahata, Director – Technology Architecture, Verizon Communications

Stephen Opferman, Senior Director of Innovation Technologies, CenturyLink

Christian Pape, VP Innovation, CableLabs

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

Joint session with Committee on Electricity

Innovation Spotlight: New Transmission Technologies

NARUC and other organizations have adopted resolutions encouraging the consideration of advanced technologies to solve unique transmission siting and operations problems – problems that can slow progress toward State policy goals. Join the Electricity Committee and the Task Force on Innovation for a fast-paced review of four specific advanced transmission technologies. These speakers and video demonstrations will prepare you to push for modern solutions to age-old transmission conundrums such as how to move more power in limited space, how to prevent power injections from following the path of least resistance to the wrong customers, and how to improve wide-area grid situational awareness.

Moderator: Hon. Brad Johnson, Montana

Panelists:

Ken Blair, VP of Business Development, Ampjack Industries Ltd. 

David Rupert, Business Development Manager, BOLD (Breakthrough Overhead Line Design), LLC 

Todd Ryan, Director of Regulatory Affairs, SmartWires

Alison Silverstein, Project Manager, North American Synchrophasor Initiative

Committee on Telecommunications

10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Harbor Island 1
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Back to the Future: Net Neutrality – Where we’re going, we don’t need . . . regulations (or do we?)

Moderator: Hon. Ron Brise, Florida

Panelists:

Rick Cimerman, VP of External Affairs, NCTA

Dr. Mark Jamison, Director, Public Utility Research Center, Univ. of Florida

Dr. Nicol E. Turner-Lee, Fellow, Center for Technology Innovation, Gov. Studies, Brookings Institute

Professor Christopher Yoo, Dir., Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, Univ. Pennsylvania

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Business Meeting
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Innovation in the Telecommunications Space

Joint Session with the Task Force on Innovation

The momentum behind the ongoing digital journey is informed by hyper connectivity, programmable network, and digital value platforms.  The consequences are contextualized experiences, privacy and trust, and everything connected.  With 17 billion currently connected devices globally, some of the latest estimates suggesting more than 50 billion connected devices in the future, and greater than 50% of the worlds’ population estimated to live in cities by 2050, are utilities, telecommunications companies and cities the family of the future?  Network is not just the center of this transformation, but often it is at the forefront.  And the future of the network impacts the way we live, work, learn and play.  This Panel will explore the evolution of technology and some of the ways human-technology interactivity are being reimagined.  

Moderator: Hon. Gregg Sayre, New York

Panelists: 

TJ Costello, Americas Smart Cities & IoT Director, Cisco

Hans Raj Nahata, Director – Technology Architecture, Verizon Communications

Tom Funk, Senior Lead Architect, CenturyLink

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

Combating Robocalling

(Joint Session with Committee on Consumer Affairs)

Moderator: Hon. Brandon Presley, Mississippi

Panelists: 

Brenda Clark, Director Regulatory, AT&T State Legislative & Regulatory Affairs

Brent Struthers, Senior Policy Advisor, Neustar

Dave Conn, VP Regulatory, T-Mobile

Richard Shockey, Chairman of the Board, SIP Forum

 

 

Committee on Water

10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Seabreeze
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Beyond Lead: Emerging Contaminants and Meeting Customer Expectations

In the United States, a multi-barrier approach, consisting of source water protection, risk management through drinking water treatment and compliance based monitoring of the 90 plus regulated compounds in engineered storage and distribution systems, is used to protect public health from consumption of drinking water. Effectiveness can be enhanced by coupling the physical barriers with public education/communications. Despite this, recent events (e.g. Flint) were a stark reminder that changes in any one or more of the components in the multi-barrier approach can result in significant political, social, or public health impacts of acute (e.g. Legionella) or chronic (lead) nature. A holistic approach, leveraging enhanced monitoring, implementation of novel treatment strategies and/or infrastructure modernization, is needed to manage the public health impacts associated with drinking water associated exposure to existing and emerging contaminants derived from disparate sources of pollution. In water scarce regions where increased reliance on reclaimed water is necessary, this situation may be exacerbated further. Technologically, modernizing drinking water systems to address water quality issues is feasible, but deployment can be costly and often requires supportive regulatory and legislative mechanisms. This panel will examine the health risks of microbial and chemical contamination and explore possible regulatory and technological solutions.

Moderator: Hon. Daniel Y. Hall, Missouri

Panelists:

Zia Bukhari, Senior Scientist, American Water

Rob Renner, Chief Executive Officer, Water Research Foundation

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

Ratemaking and Cloud Computing

As water utilities adopt various cloud computing services, regulators will have to determine how the costs of those services will be accounted for and treated in the ratemaking process. The panelists will discuss the issues regulators will face when determining the proper rate treatment of cloud computing costs.

Moderator: Hon. Sadzi M. Oliva, Illinois

Panelists:

John Farnkopf, Senior Vice President, HF&H Consultants, LLC

Jim Jenkins, Vice President, Regulatory and Public Policy, American Water

Danny Kermode, Assistant Director of Water and Transportation, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

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

Water Trading and Other Unique Approaches to Addressing Water Shortages and Shifts in Demand.

Can water trading and other unique approaches such as water banking serve as effective tools to address short-term water shortage situations and longer-term geographic shifts in demand? The panelists will discuss their experiences in trading, banking, and other unique mechanisms as well as discussing the potential for these mechanisms to expand in use and become more refined to address the many issues water providers are challenged with.

Moderator: Hon. Martha Guzman Aceves, California

Panelists:

Chuck Cullom, Colorado River Programs Manager, Central Arizona Project

Joseph Vanderhorst, Assistant General Counsel (retired), Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Scott Slater, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

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

Commissioners’ Roundtable

The Commissioners’ Roundtable is an opportunity for commissioners to have an open discussion regarding current issues, water utility trends, and ideas for the future of water utility regulation.

Staff Subcommittee on Information Services

10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Marina 5
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft will be presenting on the collaboration technologies available in Office 365.

Nathan Beckham

Director, Cloud Solutions and Justice & Public Safety Lead

 

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Progress of Information Technologies at State Commissions (continued)

Roundtable discussions of projects, plans, challenges and experiences

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

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft will discuss the growing collection of integrated cloud services that developers and I.T. professionals use to build, deploy and manage applications through Microsoft's global network of datacenters.

Brant Jones

Cloud Solutions Architect

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

The Progress of Information Technologies at State Commissions (continued)

Roundtable discussions of projects, plans, challenges and experiences.

Commissioner Only Luncheon (11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.) Bayview Lawn

Commissioner Emeritus Luncheon (11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.) Water’s Edge Private Dining Room

 

Networking Break (2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)

 

Networking Break (3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

 

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Location: Harbor Island 1

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

This meeting will be held in Harbor Island 1.

Combating Robocalling

(Joint Session with Committee on Telecommunications)

Moderator:

Hon. Brandon Presley, Mississippi

Panelists:

Lynn Butler, Executive Director — Regulatory, AT&T

Dave Conn, Vice President, T-Mobile

Richard Shockey, Chairman of the Board, SIP Forum

Brent Struthers, Senior Policy Advisor, Neustar

 

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

This meeting will be held in Harbor Island 3.

What’s the Charge to Charge? Rate Design Principles to Facilitate EV Charging

(Joint with Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment)

Managed correctly, EV charging could facilitate cost-effective grid-management services, produce significant emissions benefits, and provide an emerging source of new business opportunity for utilities. Managed incorrectly, EV charging could be more expensive and far more polluting than necessary. This panel will discuss which rate mechanism is better for commercial customers offering EV charging to their tenants or even to the general public—Time of Use rates or Demand Charges.

Moderator: Hon. Meg Curran, Rhode Island

Panelists:

Russell Garwacki, Director, Pricing Design and Research, Southern California Edison

Jim Lazar, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project