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Participating States

Fifteen states represented NARUC and NASEO members on the Task Force for Comprehensive Electricity Planning.

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At the culmination of the two-year Task Force on Comprehensive Electricity Planning, members shared steps they are taking to apply the principles and strategies they developed — informed by utilities, electricity system stakeholders, and technical experts — through concrete actions such as:

  • Promoting a more holistic analysis of both distribution and resource system needs and possible solutions (e.g., Arizona, Hawaii, North Carolina, Puerto Rico)
  • Exploring opportunities to strategically align electricity planning processes to meet state-specific priorities — such as resilience, decarbonization or renewable energy targets — through docketed proceedings or other initiatives (e.g., California, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia)
  • Facilitating the availability of data for improved distribution planning, such as voltage studies, hosting capacity analyses and distributed energy resources siting analyses (e.g., Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island)
  • Holding technical conferences or briefings on Task Force results to support state-specific conversations about opportunities to align planning processes (e.g., Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina)
  • Informing new and existing advisory or working groups to offer dedicated forums for stakeholder input into planning efforts (e.g., Arizona, Hawaii, Maryland, Ohio)

Many member states have provided additional details about their actions, linked alphabetically by name. A compilation of all state announcements is also available.

  1. Arizona
  2. Arkansas
  3. California
  4. Colorado
  5. Hawaii
  6. Indiana
  7. Maryland
  8. Michigan
  9. Minnesota
  10. North Carolina
  11. Ohio
  12. Puerto Rico
  13. Rhode Island
  14. Utah
  15. Virginia

At the beginning of the Task Force, NARUC and NASEO developed brief summaries of each state’s 2018 electricity profile, organizational responsibilities, policy goals, and planning processes. These state summaries are available for reference.