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Hear national thought leaders discuss relevant issues that matter.

NARUC Welcomes Daniel Yergin for an Insightful Fireside Chat

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Daniel Yergin is a leading international voice on current and future energy trends, both in the US and globally.

Energy policy affects everything — from the price of groceries to the stability of our economy. Daniel Yergin is a leading authority on energy, geopolitics and the global economy, bestselling author, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He has been engaged in policy issues for decades and serves as vice chair of S&P Global. He joins the NARUC Summer Policy Summit to share his insights on the dynamic trends in energy, both at home and around the globe:

  • The questions we need to ask.
  • The choices we have.
  • The implications of those choices.
  • And, how state and federal energy policy leaders affect these trends.

Don’t miss an exciting opportunity to hear from this sought-after energy thought leader!

General Sessions


    Welcome Remarks

    Hon. Mike La Rosa, Chair, Florida PSC

    The Tightrope: Utility CEOs’ Balancing Act

    In this session, utility CEOs face regulators and consumers to discuss how they balance new resource investments and grid modernization while ensuring reliability and reasonable rates. How are decisions made concerning how and when to operationalize new initiatives? Are communication and engagement levels adequate?


    Hon. Rory Christian, New York

    Hon. Gary Hanson, South Dakota

    Hon. Jeff Hughes, North Carolina

    Hon. Darcie Houck, California

    Ken Thomas, State President, AARP Florida


    Calvin Butler, President and CEO, Exelon

    Susan Hardwick, CEO, American Water

    Ryan Long, President, Xcel Energy Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota

    Helen Wesley, President and CEO, TECO Peoples Gas


    Keynote Address: Hon. Willie L. Phillips, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    THROWDOWN: Reliability, Affordability, Sustainability: What’s the best path to getting there?

    Mike Nasi, Partner, Jackson Walker

    Christy Walsh, Senior Attorney and Director of Federal Energy Markets, Sustainable FERC Project, Climate and Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council


    Enabling a Clean Energy Economy: Advice from the National Petroleum Council for the Secretary of Energy

    The National Petroleum Council recently released the results of two studies conducted at the request of U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, one of which was titled “Charting the Course: Reducing GHG Emissions from the U.S. Natural Gas Supply Chain.” In this study, the NPC suggest the goals set forth in the Zero Emissions by 2050 scenario are achievable, but not without considerable challenges, including unintended consequences and significant increases in the costs to meet the goals.

    This session brings together study leaders to discuss the findings and recommendations for state regulators.

    Moderator: Hon. Tricia Pridemore, Georgia


    John M. Dabbar, Managing Director, Low Carbon Technologies, ConocoPhillips

    Jim Kerr, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company Gas

    Fireside Chat

    Daniel Yergin, Energy Authority; Author; Vice Chair, S&P Global


    NARUC Shark Tank

    Swimming in regulatory waters is not for the faint-hearted! The NARUC Shark Tank is an opportunity for organizations to showcase new technologies, programs, resources, etc., that will benefit the regulatory community. Those in the ‘Tank’ are vying for the support of the Sharks who will determine the finalists and ultimate Grand Prize Winner. Don’t miss it!

    Presentation Titles:

    • Gas X
    • Welcome to the New Neighborhood
    • Jump In and Out of the Box
    • Socket To Them
    • Weathering AI

    *NARUC Shark Tank is in no way affiliated with the Shark Tank television program.


    Currents of Change: Riding the Wave of Load Growth

    Electricity load is forecasted to multiply over the next decade and beyond. AI data centers, EV charging deployment across the transportation sector and societal electrification are driving resource planning across the country. Novel rates and contracts are needed to supply customer’s insatiable demand for power. Hear from industry leaders on how they are adapting to solve these challenges.

    Moderator: Hon. Carleton B. Simpson, New Hampshire


    Gene Rodrigues, Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy

    John Bozzella, President & CEO, Alliance for Automotive Innovation

    Kim Greene, Chair, President and CEO, Georgia Power

    Teresa Ho Kim, Managing Director, JP Morgan Asset Management

    Jeff Riles, Director of Energy, Microsoft

Our Sponsors

Leadership Level

Edison Electric Institute

Premier Level

Alliance for Automotive Innovation

Executive Level


Diamond Level

Advanced Energy United
National Association of Water Companies

Sapphire Level


Platinum Level

American Gas Association

Gold Level

CTC Global
RTO ERO NetZero Insider
Landis Gyr
Smart Electric Power Alliance

Bronze Level

U.S. Department of Energy. Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
Integral Analytics

Media Sponsor

Public Utilities Fortnightly