2014 Summer Committee Meetings 2014

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Consumers and the Electric Grid: Unleashing New Ideas and Connecting with Customers

Consumers and the Electric Grid: Unleashing New Ideas and Connecting with Customers
Sergej Mahnovski - Director, Utility of the Future, Con Edison

Consumers and the Electric Grid: Unleashing New Ideas and Connecting with Customers
Michael Saschse - Sr. VP Regulatory, Business Development, OPOWER

Hot Topic: Helping Main Street Through Rate Incentives

Hot Topic: Helping Main Street Through Rate Incentives
Hon. Jeremy Oden - Commissioner, Alabama

Overview of Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

Overview of Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative
Patty Durand - Executive Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

State Solutions to Consumer Assistance Needs

State Solutions to Consumer Assistance Needs
Dalitso Sulamoyo - CEO, IL Assoc of Community Action Agencies

State Solutions to Consumer Assistance Needs

State Solutions to Consumer Assistance Needs
Kate Granger - Manager of Consumer Advocacy & Low Income Programs, National Grid

State Solutions to Consumer Assistance Needs
Jennifer Gremmert - Deputy Director, Energy Outreach Colorado

The Emergency of Creative Capital Structures in Electric Transmission Markets -- Is More Regulatory Scrutiny Needed?

The Emergency of Creative Capital Structures in Electric Transmission Markets -- Is More Regulatory Scrutiny Needed?
Scott Hempling - Attorney at Law LLC


Committee on Critical Infrastructure

The Integrated Grid: A Deep Dive
Courtwright and Sowden
This panel discusses the use of inverters to better manage the power output of solar generators.

Update on Physical Security Standards
Elstein and Fama
At FERC's direction, NERC has developed reliability standards for providing physical security to the national electricity grid. This panel explains those proposed standards.


Committee on Electricity

Deciding to Invest in Resiliency
Ross-Leech, Cooper, Rohe & Zarakas
The US GAO's report "Climate Change: Energy Infrastructure Risks and Adaptation Efforts" profiled efforts by companies to make their operations resilient to extreme weather. This panel discussed those efforts, and how to decide such investments are appropriate.

Deciding to Invest in Resiliency
Rusco
The US GAO published "Climate Change: Energy Infrastructure Risks and Adjustment Efforts." The report profiled efforts by four companies to more their operations resilient to extreme weather.

Reliability Planning & Baseload Issues
Barron, Chapman, Gellici and Moeller
This panel discussed issues affecting the impact of coal, gas and nuclear generation on the ability of regional transmission organizations to insure reliability.

Value of the Integrated Grid
Hank Courtright

Business Meeting

Update Re DOE's Quadrennial Energy Review
Larry Mansueti

Reliability Planning and Base Load Issues

Reliability Planning and Base Load Issues
Kathleen Barron - SVP, Federal Reg Affairs & Wholesale Market Policy, Exelon

Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues/Waste Disposal

Nuclear energy 2014: Status and Outlook
Mr. Richard Myers - NEI
Mr. Myers presentation focused on the need for nuclear energy as relatively stable-priced base load generation, the need for nuclear generation to meet climate change goals, the need for nuclear generation in a diversified generation portfolio, and the problems facing nuclear power. Electricity pricing which primarily reflects short-run energy costs has forced the shut closure of some highly efficient nuclear plants that have substantial remaining life. without a change in electricity pricing or an increase in natural gas prices, more nuclear plants could close. Such closures could have severe impacts on electric reliability and the ability to reduce carbon emissions.

Rethinking Repository Siting
Dr. Charles Forsberg - MIT
A repository site should be viewed broadly to consider its components: SNF receiving, packaging, and disposal. Each of these functions requires people of differing skills and ancillary services. Developing each of these components at, or near, a disposal site could have great employment and economic development potential.


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Are We Entering a New Stage of Wind Generation?

A Continued Role for Wind: A Utility's Perspective
Dave Sparby, Xcel Energy

Renewables in a Post-PTC World
Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute

U.S. Land-Based Wind Energy
Sam Enfield, MAP

Business Meeting

Quadrennial Energy Review: An Update
Larry Mansueti, DOE

The Utility of the Future and the Role of Energy Efficiency
Steve Nadel, ACEEE

Electricity in the Transportation Sector: Taking Advantage of its Environmental and Economic Benefits While Balancing Competing Regulatory and Market Demands

CenterPoint Energy's Clean Air Technology Program
Debbie Korenek, CenterPoint Energy

Competition vs. Regulation
Britta Gross, GM

EV Charging and Competitive Markets
Michael Krauthamer, nrg

The Public and Grid Benefits of Intelligent Transportation Electrification
Max Baumhefner, NRDC

Modern Utility Industry, Modern Solutions

Connecting the US Energy Network to the 21st Century
Ken Daly, National Grid New York

Exploring Alternative Utility Business Models
Mike Messenger, Itron

Modern Solutions "Adaptive Regulation"
David O'Brien, BRIDGE Energy Group

Reforming the Energy Vision
Hon. Audrey Zibelman

National Climate Assessment

What Risks Lie Ahead for the Energy Sector?
Sue Tierney, Analysis Group

Pioneering the Value of Solar

Minnesota Value of Solar
Matt Schuerger

The Value of Solar Tariff
Karl Rabago, Pace Energy and Climate Center


Committee on Gas

Business Meeting

Business Meeting (Xcel and Spreadboss)
Kurt Haegar; Spreadboss

LNG

LNG
Mike Hightower; Guy Braden; David Schryver; Bob Ineson
Joint Meeting with Committee on International Relations. There has been discussion as to whether the number of LNG export licenses to non-FTA nations has the potential to become an important tool in the international arena. A panel of experts will discuss how U.S. LNG exports may affect international affairs and the flow of LNG resources into the European and Asian energy markets. In addition, the increases in domestic uses of LNG and recent safety-related events have led to a renewed discussion regarding safety. Presentations will revolve around LNG safety and will include an update from Sandia National Labs.

Methane Emissions in Transmission and Distribution: What Can be Done?

Methane Emissions in Transmission and Distribution: What Can be Done?
Roger Fernandez; Jill Cooper; Mark Brownstein; Bruce Paskett
The EPA's Proposed Rule 111(d) focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fueled power plants. Critics say that wellhead-to-burnertip methane emissions reduce the benefit of using gas-fired power plants to reduce GHGs. What tools are available to reduce the emission of methane in the transmission, storage, and distribution of natural gas? Do changes need to be made to the proposed EPA rule?

Natural Gas Infrastructure Replacement--Commissioner for a Day

Natural Gas Infrastructure Replacement--Commissioner for a Day (All)
Henry P. Longinfelter; Todd Snitchler; Denise Vandiver; Ron Edelstein; Rory Miller
The replacement of aging natural gas infrastructure has always been on the agenda of regulators, distribution companies, local officials, and consumer groups. Recent events have brought the complexities of infrastructure replacement to the forefront. In fact, the Northeast has been grappling with infrastructure constraints, raising the issues of what are the impediments to bringing prices down in the Northeast, and does the existing model(s) work? If not, what are innovative solutions that can be tied to economic development? The panel will comprise a combination of representatives of gas distribution companies, local officials, former regulators, and consumer groups who will address a variety of topics including, but not limited to, cost recovery, safety, environmental, and economic concerns. Each panelist will present his/her proposal on how to effectively and efficiently proceed with the replacement of aging infrastructure by responding to the following question: "If you were currently in charge of (re)writing the rules for infrastructure replacement, what would your rules be?"

Pipeline Safety: Cross Bores: The Next Safety Frontier

Pipeline Safety: Cross Bores: The Next Safety Frontier
Mark Bruce; Jim Marean
Trenchless installation techniques provide lower-cost, more efficient installations that also reduce disruptions to yards, streets, driveways and trees. But this practice has also inadvertently created another safety issue called cross bores. A cross bore occurs when one underground utility--a new gas pipeline, for example--intersects with another, such as a water or sewer system, resulting in direct contact that compromises the integrity of either structure. If this occurs with the installation of gas lines, a safety hazard is created even for homes that do not receive gas service. Some experts estimate that for every mile of sewer line, there could be as many as two or three cross bores, meaning there could be thousands of gas line cross bores throughout the nation's sewer system. In this presentation, panelists will detail the scope of the problem and its causes, present potential solutions for existing cross bores and discuss best practices to avoid future cross bore incidents.

Quadrennial Energy Review

Quadrennial Energy Review
Larry Mansueti
Affordable, clean, and secure energy and energy services are essential for improving U.S. economic productivity, enhancing our quality of life, protecting our environment, and ensuring our nation's security. To help the federal government meet these energy goals, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum on January 9, 2014, directing the administration to conduct a Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). This first-ever review will focus on energy infrastructure and will identify the threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security, enabling the federal government to translate policy goals into a set of integrated actions. The QER will provide a multiyear roadmap that outlines federal energy policy objectives, legislative proposals to Congress, executive actions, an agenda for RD&D programs and funding, and financing and incentive programs. The first installment of the QER will focus on transmission, storage and distribution infrastructure (TS&D), the network that links energy suppliers to intermediate and end users. The DOE will outline and review their role to coordinate interagency activities and provide policy analysis and modeling, and stakeholder engagement. Achieving the goals of QER will require active engagement of external stakeholders, from State utility regulators and local governments, labor organizations, business, and consumers.

The Polar Vortex of the Winter of 2014: Analysis & What We Have Learned

The Polar Vortex of the Winter of 2014: Analysis & What We Have Learned (All)
Tony Clark; Gary Helm; Mark McCullough
Joint Meeting with the Committee on Electricity. The historically cold winter weather of 2014 triggered a number of challenges for consumers and electric and gas utilities. These included record high natural gas and electricity demand, high natural gas prices, and extreme stress on the electric grid, generation resources, and pipeline infrastructure. This panel will look back on what happened, the weaknesses revealed, and ways to improve coordination between the electric and gas industries to maintain reliability.


Committee on International Relations

The Status of Utility Regulation in Thailand
Hon. Dr. Direk Lavansiri - Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand

Energy Reform in Mexico

Energy reform in Mexico: an overview
Hon. Francisco Xavier Salazar - President, Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico

Mexican Energy Reform- A View from the Private Sector
Vania Laban, GDF Suez

The Future of the Energy Reform in Mexico
Leonardo Beltrán - Undersecretary of Planning, Energy Secretariat of Mexico

Energy Trade Across the US-Mexico Border

Energy Integration in North America
Cristina Kessel, IEnova

The US-Mexico Border Energy Forum
Soll Sussman - Coordinator, US-Mexico Border Energy Forum

US-Mexico Cross-Border Trade in Texas
Joel Mickey - Dir. of Market Design and Development , Energy Reliability Council of TX (ERCOT)

Northern Lights The Electric Relationship Between the U.S. and Canada

Hydro Power from Canada
David Cormie - Division Manager, Power Sales and Operations, Manitoba Hydro

MISO - The International ISO
Brian Rybarik, Regional Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs

US-Canada Border Trade: The View from New England
Eric Johnson - Director, External Affairs, ISO New England


Committee on Telecommunications

COLR in an IP World?

COLR in an IP World?
Peter Bluhm-Consultant & Principal, Berkshire Telecommunications Consulting
This panel will address the IP and technology evolution and evaluate the future of Carrier Of Last Resort (COLR) obligations designed to protect the public interest in the new "IP" and alternative technology world.

COLR in an IP World?
Paul Vasington-Director State Public Policy, Verizon
This panel will address the IP and technology evolution and evaluate the future of Carrier Of Last Resort (COLR) obligations designed to protect the public interest in the new "IP" and alternative technology world.

Committee on Telecommunications Business Meeting

Committee on Telecommunications Business Meeting
2014 Winter Minutes

Fixed Wireless Technology

Fixed Wireless Technology
Lewis Bergman-President, Texas Communications
There are many variables companies have to consider when deploying a voice and broadband network; one technology is not likely to fit every market. Some technologies offer a better solution in dense metropolitan area, while others can provide comparable services at lower costs in less densely populated areas. Over a decade ago, commercial fixed wireless providers began offering services in select markets. While some competitive providers continue to use this technology, adoption has not been as robust as some may have thought. This panel will discuss what is fixed wireless, how it has evolved, its effect on broadband deployment, barriers faced by service providers, and what market conditions are optimal for this technology.

Fixed Wireless Technology
Paul Vasington-Direction of State Public Policy, Verizon
There are many variables companies have to consider when deploying a voice and broadband network; one technology is not likely to fit every market. Some technologies offer a better solution in dense metropolitan area, while others can provide comparable services at lower costs in less densely populated areas. Over a decade ago, commercial fixed wireless providers began offering services in select markets. While some competitive providers continue to use this technology, adoption has not been as robust as some may have thought. This panel will discuss what is fixed wireless, how it has evolved, its effect on broadband deployment, barriers faced by service providers, and what market conditions are optimal for this technology.

Fixed Wireless Technology
Ken Schifman-Senior Counsel & Director State Government Affairs, Sprint
There are many variables companies have to consider when deploying a voice and broadband network; one technology is not likely to fit every market. Some technologies offer a better solution in dense metropolitan area, while others can provide comparable services at lower costs in less densely populated areas. Over a decade ago, commercial fixed wireless providers began offering services in select markets. While some competitive providers continue to use this technology, adoption has not been as robust as some may have thought. This panel will discuss what is fixed wireless, how it has evolved, its effect on broadband deployment, barriers faced by service providers, and what market conditions are optimal for this technology.

Internet of Things

Internet of Things
Sandra Goeken-Miles-President, Goeken Group of Companies

Internet of Things
Don Dulchinos, President, Smart Home & Away LLC

Internet of Things
Jonathan Spalter-Chairman, Mobile Future

IP Transition Trials: Consumer Options and Awareness

IP Transition Trials: Consumer Options and Awareness
Frank Simone-AVP-Federal Regulatory, AT&T
"May the odds be ever in your favor" is not a phrase we would typically associate with the nation’s 99.99% reliable telecommunications network. Yet, as the IP transition trials begin to take shape, genuine concerns among consumers, businesses, government, advocates and industry are being raised. How will the trials address unresolved issues such as comparable quality of service, consumer choice, public safety – access to enhanced 911, choices for consumers with disabilities, third-party services such as alarm systems, fax machines, medical alert devices, etc…, consumer privacy, and affordability? And what consumer outreach and awareness actions should be considered as consumers transition from traditional copper telephone to other forms of voice service?


Committee on Water

Beyond the Resolution: Alternative Views on Alternative Regulation
Ken Costello, NRRI

Beyond the Resolution: Alternative Views on Alternative Regulation
Walton Hill, United Water

Funding and Access Issues in Storm Damage Response: Setting the Record Straight
Susan Mora, Pepco Holdings

Funding and Access Issues in Storm Damage Response: Setting the Record Straight
James Jenkins, American Water

How Do You Measure Up? Performance Benchmarking for Effectively Managed Utilities
Rob Renner, Water Research Foundation

How Low Can It Go? Declining Customer Usage
Dr. Jan Beecher, Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University

How Low Can It Go? Declining Customer Usage
Chuck Loy, GDS Associates

Moving the Consolidation Ball Forward in Arizona
Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith

Reducing the All-In Shock of Electricity on Water and Waste Water
Elizabeth Watson, United Water

Reducing the All-In Shock of Electricity on Water and Waste Water
Steve Tagert, Aqua Pennsylvania

The Wild Wild West: Taking on Mother Nature and More
Bob Laughman, Aqua Texas

The Wild Wild West: Taking on Mother Nature and More
Jack Hawks, California Water Association


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

The Integrated Grid: A Deep Dive
Courtright and Sowden
This panel discusses the use of inverters to better manage the power output of solar generators.

Update on the Physical Security Standards
Elstein and Fama
At FERC's direction, NERC has developed standards for providing physical security to the nation's electricity grid. This panel explains those proposed standards.


Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Energy Storage Technology Review

Envisioning State Regulatory Roles in the Provision of Energy Storage
Tom Stanton, NRRI

Geothermal Energy: Renewable Resource Planning's Knight in Shining Armor?

Geothermal's Value in a Changing Energy Market
Bob Sullivan, ORMAT

Wind: The Other Texas Energy Success Story

Wind: The Other Texas Energy Success Story
Jason Minalga, Invenergy


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

AGA Report on Lost and Unaccounted for Gas

AGA Report on Lost and Unaccounted for Gas
Lori Traweek
With the financial as well as environmental impacts of lost and unaccounted for (LAUF) gas coming under increased state and federal scrutiny, it's increasingly important that regulators have a clear understanding on what "lost and unaccounted for gas" truly incorporates. During the course of this presentation, the AGA will present their perspective on how regulators should define and measure LAUF gas in the North American natural gas system.

Quadrennial Energy Review

Quadrennial Energy Review
Larry Mansueti
On January 9, 2014, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the administration to conduct a Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). This fi rst-ever review of the U.S.'s energy infrastructure promises to help pinpoint the threats, risks, and opportunities in the areas of energy and climate security. Not only will this review give researchers unprecedented insight into the nation's energy sector, it will inevitably lead to policy goals and federal actions. During this presentation, the Department of Energy will help shine light on this process and the impacts it may have for regulators, the industry, the economy, and the environment.

Safe & Sound: What Next-Generation Technologies Will Offer the Future of Pipeline Safety

Safe & Sound: What Next-Generation Technologies Will Offer the Future of Pipeline Safety
Ron Edelstein
GTI will discuss exciting advances in GPS-based technologies, failure and consequence database analyses, smart pigging technology, and locating devices that are making and will make the natural gas distribution system even safer than it is today.

Why Don't You Build Me Up, Buttercup: Required Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure Panel

Why Don't You Build Me Up, Buttercup: Required Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure Panel
Kyle Rogers; Richard Hoffmann; Tony Radoszewski; Rob McCullough
Projected growth in the North American natural gas market will require the United States to invest billions of dollars through 2030. State commissions will not only be responsible for siting and allocating costs for new pipeline systems, but also oversee the replacement of thousands of miles of old and deteriorating distribution pipelines across their States. As we move forward, State commissions must delicately balance the safety and economic potential of new pipeline systems, with the costs ultimately borne by ratepayers. This panel will bring together speakers from around the industry to discuss lessons learned and opportunities moving forward for State commissions.


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity
John McClain, Office of Emergency Communications, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
On April 16, 2013, a coordinated physical and communications attack struck the Metcalf Transmission Substation in California. Before shooting holes in the oil tanks to disable the substation’s transformers, the assailants cut nearby communications links in an attempt to disable communications. This notable event demonstrates that State commissions must consider physical security in the mix of issues important to telecommunications and utilities. Thispanel will discuss physical security, cyber security, cross-sector coordination, consequence, recovery and related security issues between telecommunications and electric companies. Attendees will learn about the new Federal Communications Commission and Department of Homeland Security cyber priorities and resources; progress updates on the NIST cyber framework for utility and communications sectors; and security concerns moving to IP networks.

Cybersecurity
Clete Johnson-Chief Counsel, Cyber Security, Federal Communications Commission
On April 16, 2013, a coordinated physical and communications attack struck the Metcalf Transmission Substation in California. Before shooting holes in the oil tanks to disable the substation’s transformers, the assailants cut nearby communications links in an attempt to disable communications. This notable event demonstrates that State commissions must consider physical security in the mix of issues important to telecommunications and utilities. Thispanel will discuss physical security, cyber security, cross-sector coordination, consequence, recovery and related security issues between telecommunications and electric companies. Attendees will learn about the new Federal Communications Commission and Department of Homeland Security cyber priorities and resources; progress updates on the NIST cyber framework for utility and communications sectors; and security concerns moving to IP networks.

Cybersecurity
Neil Hershfield-Deputy Chief, ICS-CERT, Cyber Security & Communications
On April 16, 2013, a coordinated physical and communications attack struck the Metcalf Transmission Substation in California. Before shooting holes in the oil tanks to disable the substation’s transformers, the assailants cut nearby communications links in an attempt to disable communications. This notable event demonstrates that State commissions must consider physical security in the mix of issues important to telecommunications and utilities. Thispanel will discuss physical security, cyber security, cross-sector coordination, consequence, recovery and related security issues between telecommunications and electric companies. Attendees will learn about the new Federal Communications Commission and Department of Homeland Security cyber priorities and resources; progress updates on the NIST cyber framework for utility and communications sectors; and security concerns moving to IP networks.

Cybersecurity
James Brenton-Regional Security Coordinator, Electric Reliability Council of Texas
On April 16, 2013, a coordinated physical and communications attack struck the Metcalf Transmission Substation in California. Before shooting holes in the oil tanks to disable the substation’s transformers, the assailants cut nearby communications links in an attempt to disable communications. This notable event demonstrates that State commissions must consider physical security in the mix of issues important to telecommunications and utilities. Thispanel will discuss physical security, cyber security, cross-sector coordination, consequence, recovery and related security issues between telecommunications and electric companies. Attendees will learn about the new Federal Communications Commission and Department of Homeland Security cyber priorities and resources; progress updates on the NIST cyber framework for utility and communications sectors; and security concerns moving to IP networks.

Cybersecurity
On April 16, 2013, a coordinated physical and communications attack struck the Metcalf Transmission Substation in California. Before shooting holes in the oil tanks to disable the substation’s transformers, the assailants cut nearby communications links in an attempt to disable communications. This notable event demonstrates that State commissions must consider physical security in the mix of issues important to telecommunications and utilities. Thispanel will discuss physical security, cyber security, cross-sector coordination, consequence, recovery and related security issues between telecommunications and electric companies. Attendees will learn about the new Federal Communications Commission and Department of Homeland Security cyber priorities and resources; progress updates on the NIST cyber framework for utility and communications sectors; and security concerns moving to IP networks.

Subgroup Reports-Consumer Issues

Subgroup Reports-Consumer Issues
Karlen Reed, Massachusetts


Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Reliability Planning and Base Load Issues

Reliability Planning and Base Load Issues
Kathleen Barron - SVP, Federal Reg Affairs & Wholesale Market Policy, Exelon

Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues - Waste Disposal

Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues - Waste Disposal
Richard Myers


Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access

Presentation

Preparing the Next Generation – Utility Mentoring Program
Jerry Norcia, President & COO DTE Electric and Gas Storage & Pipelines
DTE Energy has received numerous awards for its commitment to supplier diversity. The Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council has named DTE Energy its Corporation of the Year – Consumer Products, for the last four years for creating opportunities for minority-owned businesses. DTE also is recognized as a Best Practice leader for mentoring and supporting minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses in its service area. An often-ignored demographic and one that is every bit as worthy of attention is youth, and in particular, at-risk youth. DTE Energy also is a leader in providing mentoring and support for youth in its service area. Find out about DTE’s youth mentoring program, its motivation for investing in at-risk youth, its success stories and program challenges, and what are its future plans.

the Important Role of MWDVE Investment Banks in the Merger and Acquisition of Investor Owned Utilities
Mr. Thomas Rosen, Managing Director, Power, Utilities, & Energy, Loop Capital
As mergers and acquisitions continue to change the regulated utility landscape, investment banks continue to provide a critical role in the ultimate structure of the new companies. Diverse firms are emerging as valuable assets in new corporate development. Loop Capital, an African American owned firm, was the lead advisor on the Exelon merger with Constellation and Pepco. Loop also served as lead advisor on the sale of Philadelphia Gas Works. The discussion will explore the benefits of relying on diverse investment banks to advise and finance mergers and acquisitions.


MACRUC 19th Annual Education Conference 2014


Microgrids
Jeanne M. Fox

Physical Security Electric Grid
William Gausman

Pole Attachments
Pamela Hollick

The Weather Outside is Frightful!
Terry Boston


2014 Western Conference 2014


Energy Storage: Game Changer for the Electric Industry

CA Storage Program Overview
Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Energy Storage in Resource Planning and Procurement
Praveen Kathpal, AES Energy Storage

Energy Storage: Game Changer for the Electric Industry
Commissioner Lorraine Akiba, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Energy Storage: Game Changer for the Electric Industry
Jay Griffin, Policy Chief, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Energy Storage: Meeting the Needs of the Changing Power Industry
Darrell Hayslip, President, Narrow Gate Energy LLC; Chair, Board of the Energy Storage Association

KIUC’s Perspective
Michael Yamane, COO, Kauai Island Utilitiy Cooperative

Thermal Energy Storage:The Lowest-Cost Option for Renewable Integration
Jim Lazar, Regulatory Assistance Project

NARUC Resource Procurement Training Workshop

Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Risk Assessment
David Hoppock, Duke University

Outlook for Electricity and Natural Gas Demand

Challenges in Load Forecasting
Kelcey Brown, Manager, Load Forecasting, PacifiCorp

NATURAL GAS DEMAND
Keith White, Vice President, Business Development & Energy Supply/Chief Strategic Officer, Northwest Natural Gas Company

Will the West Grow?
Dr. Matthew Croucher, Chief Economist and Manager, Energy and Revenue Analysis and Forecasts, APS

Securing Long-Term Physical Gas Supplies: How Utilities are Protecting their Customers from Rising Future Gas Prices

NARUC Western Conference Panel
James R. Livsey, Executive Vice President, COO, Wexpro Company

NorthWestern Energy Gas Production
Patrick Callahan, Director, Gas Growth & Storage, NorthWestern Energy

Protecting Customers from Rising Future Gas Prices
Barrie L. McKay, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Energy Efficiency, Questar Gas Company

Securing Long-Term Physical Gas Supplies: How Utilities are Protecting their Customers from Rising Future Gas Prices
Barbara Summers, Director of Business and market Development, Northwest Natural Gas Company

The Future of Coal Generation in the West

Clean, Safe, Reliable and Affordable
Jeff Burleson, Vice President-Systems Planning, Southern Co.

The Impact of Increased Telecommunications Competition on State Regulation

Integra
Doug Denney, Vice President Cost and Policy, Integra (Competitive LECs)

Water Energy Synergies:Best Practices for Conservation of Valuable Resources

Tackling the nexus: Best practice end-use energy and water efficiency programs
Rachel Young, Policy researcher, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Water and Energy in Arizona
Robert Lotts, Water Resources Manager, Arizona Public Service

Water Source and Water/Energy Efficiency Proceedings and Policies in California
Catherine Sandoval, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Water Use and Conservationin the Electric Power Sector
Kent Zammit, Senior Program Manager, Water and Ecosystems, Electric Power Research Institute

Water-Energy Synergies: Best Practices for Conservation of Valuable Resources

Water Energy Synergies:Best Practices for Conservation of Valuable Resources
Denise Kruger, Sr. Vice President Regulated Utilities, Golden State Water Company

Wednesday General Session

CLEAN POWER PLAN: Reducing Carbon Pollution From Existing Power Plants
Joe Goffman, Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Welcome and Special Presentation

SURVIVING AND PROSPERING IN THE COMING UTILITY REVOLUTION
Denis Hayes, President and CEO, Bullitt Foundation


NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Acccounting & Finance Spring 2014 Conference 2014

Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance

Attendee List Spring 2014, Jacksonville, FL

Can Water Defy Jevons Paradox?
Jan Beecher, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University

Credit Ratings – Criteria for Utilities
Todd Shipman, CFA, Director, US Utilities and Infrastructure Ratings, Standard & Poor’s

Distributed Generation
Lola Infante, PhD, Director, Generation Fuels and Market Analysis, Edison Electric Institute

Expert Witness Techniques and Skills
Connie Cannady, Executive Consultant, Energy Practice, NewGen Strategies & Solutions, LLC

FERC Accounting Update
Steven Hunt, CPA, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of Enforcement

Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Update
Nicholas T. Cappiello III, CPA, Project Manager, FASB

Financial and Accounting Impacts of Environmental Regulations
Steven Rathjen, CPA, Partner, KPMG

Hot Issues Before the Florida Commission
Cheryl Bulecza-Banks, Assistant Director, Division of Accounting & Finance, Florida Public Service Commission

Innovations in Funding Natural Gas Replacement and Expansion Programs
Jeff Murphy, Managing Director, Commercial Operations, Dominion East Ohio

Innovations in Funding Natural Gas Replacement and Expansion Programs
David Weaver, AGL Resources

Internal Audit’s Role in Utility Risks and Controls
Amanda Herron, CPA, CISA, Power & Utilities Director, PwC * Al Felsenthal, CPA, Managing Director, Power & Utilities, PwC

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Accounting Activities Update
Dennis Deutmeyer, CPA, Partner, Global IFRS Leader, Telecom/Power & Utilities, Ernst & Young LLP

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Update
Gregory Wilson, CPA, Deputy Director, PCAOB

PURPA Avoided Cost Calculation Differences Across States
Carolyn Elefant, Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant

Regulatory Concerns in Depreciation
Jacob Pous, P.E., President, Diversified Utility Consultant, Inc.

Rethinking Electric Company Business Models
Gregory Aliff, CPA, Senior Partner, Energy & Resources, Deloitte LLP

Reverse Morris Trust Transaction – Divesting Utility Assets
Victor Prep, P.E., CEM and Byron S. Watson, CFA, Energy & Resource Consulting Group, LLC

Risk and Regulation
Jan Beecher, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University

Rural Utilities Services Update
Ken Ackerman, CPA, Assistant Administrator for Program Accounting and Regulatory

Small Water Company Viability Issues – Regulation Best Practices
David R. Monie, President, G.P.M. Associates, Inc.

State of the Nuclear Energy Industry
Paul Genoa, Senior Director, Policy Development - Nuclear Energy Institute

Systematic Ring-Fencing: A Quantitative Approach to Balancing the Interests of Utilities and Regulators
Howard E. Lubow, President, Overland Consulting

Value of Rate Case Audits
Michael McGarry President, CEO, Blue Ridge Consulting Services, Inc.

Value of Rate Case Audits Example Work Plan
Michael McGarry President, CEO, Blue Ridge Consulting Services, Inc.

Spring 2014 Agenda

Spring 2014 Agenda


2014 NARUC Winter Committee Meeting 2014

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Beyond Net-Metering Wars: Real Solutions for Real Challenges

Beyond Net-Metering Wars
Commissioner David Cash, MA
In the rapidly changing electricity landscape that includes ever increasing deployment of distributed generation, technology development and new policies are driving PUCs and utilities out of their comfort zones. Yet, preparing for the future energy world requires all of us to reevaluate our traditional regulatory and business models. How do we wisely get to a world of distributed generation and more renewable resources? How do we make the transition while maintaining a reliable grid and reasonable costs for all ratepayers? This panel will be more interactive with the audience than most, and will explore the challenges for a more distributed electricity system and tap the expertise of regulators, utilities and developers on specific ways to overcome these barriers. The goal is that each audience member can leave with one or more clear ideas on overcoming net-metering challenges Moderator Hon. David Cash, Massachusetts Panelists Hon. Betsy Wergin, Minnesota David Sparby - President and CEO, Northern States Power Company Philip J. Dion - Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Customer Solutions, Tucson Electric Power Janet Besser - Vice President of Policy and Government Relations, New England Clean Energy Council

Consumers and the Electric Grid: Will Consumers Dictate What Services They are Provided in the Future?

Consumers and the Electric Grid:  Will Consumers Dictate What Services They are Provided in the Future? 
Jeremy Eaton

How Natural Gas Affects the Consumer Today and Tomorrow

How Natural Gas Affects the Consumers Today and Tomorrow
Michelle Bloodworth


Committee on Electricity

Electricity Committee Business Meeting

Agenda

EPRI Report
Barbara Bauman Tyran

Inside Pass to Real Time Projections: EPA and Section 111(d)

McKinney's Top Ten
Honorable Jon McKinney, West virginia

Integration of Renewables: Lessons from the EU

Integration of Renewables: Lessons from the EU
Jeffrey Altman, Senior Advisor, Finadvice GmbH

Integration of Renewables: Lessons from the EU
Lori Bird, Senior Analyst, NREL

Integration of Renewables: Lessons from the EU
Thomas Burgess, VP and Director of Reliability Assessment and Performance Analysis, NERC

Managing CapEx Risk Against the Odds

Managing CapEx Against the Odds
John Quackenbush, Chairman, Michigan Public Service Commission

Managing CapEx Risk Against the Odds
Paula M. Carmody, Consumer Advocate, Maryland Office of People's Counsel

Managing CapEx Risk Against the Odds
Larry Landis, Commissioner Emeritus, Indiana

Managing CapEx Risk Against the Odds
Paul Schuster, Managing director Trimountaine Group, LLC

Managing CapEx Risk Against the Odds
Michael Gorman, Managing Principal, Brubaker & Associates

Value of the Integrated Grid: Part II

Realizing the Full Value of Central & Distributed Energy Resources
Michael W. Howard, Ph.D. P.E., President and CEO, Electric Power Research Institute

What's That Over the Horizon

Visualizing the Future
Hank Courtright, Senior Vice President, Electric Power Research Institute


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Business Meeting

2014 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook
Ruth McCormick, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

The Cost of Saved Energy for Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs in the US
Chuck Goldman, LNBL

New Utility Business Models in the Face Rapid Technological Change: Developing Distributed Energy and Smart Grid Value through Collaborative Stakeholder Engagement and Policymaking: Part I

Designing DG Tariffs Well: Fair Compensation in a Time of Transition
Carl Linvill, RAP

New Business Model and Regulatory Policy Development Supporting Distributed Energy
Jeanne Fox, NJ Board of Public Utilities

Transforming Our Energy Market Models and Policy for DER and Smart Grid
C. Scott Wilson, CSWilsongroup International

Utility 2.0- Utility Perspective
Rob Caldwell, Duke Energy

New Utility Business Models in the Face Rapid Technological Change: Developing Distributed Energy and Smart Grid Value through Collaborative Stakeholder Engagement and Policymaking: Part II

The Microgrid Asset Classification Real World Example: Princeton University
Michael Webster, ICETEC

Power-Sector Water Risk: Planning and Mitigation

Energy Efficiency and Water Efficiency as a Mitigation Tool
Rachel Young, ACEEE

Risky Business: Harnessing Industry Expertise to Assess and Respond to Severe Weather Risks

Extreme Weather and Climate Change Impacts on Water & Wastewater Infrastructure, The DC Water Experience
Maureen M. Holman, DC Water and Sewer Authority

Preparing for Climate Change: Lessons From Superstorm Sandy
Stuart Nachmias, Con Edison

Sustaining and Expanding Long-Term Energy Efficiency Goals

A Field Guide to Utility-Run Behavior Programs: Making Sense of Variety
Susan Mazur-Stommen

Energy Efficiency Potential
Hank Courtright, EPRI

The Potential of Behavioral Energy Efficiency: Home Energy Reports
Jim Kapsis, OPower

Unlocking Behavioral Energy Efficiency in the Residential Sector
Humayun Tai, McKinsey&Company

Targeted Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Strategies for Increasing Capacity and Reducing Peak Demand

FortZed Power to the People: A Public-Private Grassroots Effort
Umber Bawa, Spirae

Intelligent Efficiency: Reducing Losses and Increasing Gains
Ethan A. Rogers, ACEEE

Reducing Peak Demand
Jeff Burleson, Southern Company


Committee on Gas

Flaring Reduction Technologies

Flaring Reduction Technologies Introduction
Hon. Todd Snitchler, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Gas Flaring Challenges and Opportunities
Brian Weeks, Gas Technology Institute

Gas Technologies LLC
Walter Breidenstein, Gas Technologies LLC

LNG Exports

LNG Exports - A Story of American Innovation and Opportunity
Patricia Outtrim, Cheniere Energy, Inc.

US LNG in the global gas market: Risks and opportunities
Leslie Palti-Guzman, Eurasia Group

US Natural Gas Import & Export Regulatory Process
Paula Gant, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Oil & Gas, US Department of Energy

Midstream Infrastructure Investment

Midstream Infrastructure Investment
Bill Wince, Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc.

Midstream Infrastructure Investment
Richard Kruse, Spectra Energy Transmission LLC

Natural Gas as a Transport Fuel

Natural Gas Vehicles - Strategic Considerations
Kevin McCrackin, AGL Resources

Trends and Opportunities in the Transportation Sector
Tony Lindsay, Gas Technology Institute


Committee on International Relations

Defending Cyberspace
Murray Kenyon, Associate Deputy Director for Engagement, Information Assurance, NSA

Nuclear Energy in a Post-Fukushima World

Fukushima - Lessons Learned
David Skeen - Japan Lessons Learned Directorate, NRC

Fukushima Update
Kenji Tateiwa, TEPCO

The Future of Nuclear Energy Post-Fukushima
Ed Lyman, Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

The Future of Nuclear Power in Japan
Hidechika Koizumi, Economics Section, Embassy of Japan


Committee on Telecommunications

USF Contributions

USF Contributions
Joel Lubin

USF Contributions Panel

NARUC USF Contributions Panel
Shirley Bloomfield


Committee on Water

Encouraging Building Owner Investment in Water Efficiency through Customer Data Aggregation

Building Benchmarking An Overview of City and Utility Efforts
Andrea Krukowski
In 2011, NARUC adopted a "Resolution on Access to Whole-Building Energy Data and Automated Benchmarking" recognizing the value of providing aggregated information to building owners to help them measure their energy and water use and enable their investment in efficiency improvements in building systems. The development of customer information aggregation policies promises to be one of the ways by which states can meet water and energy savings targets, while reducing the burden on customers and attracting capital from building owners. Panelists will discuss the potential for water and energy cost savings in the building sector and the role of benchmarking and customer data aggregation policies. Moderator Hon. Carolene Mays - , Indiana Panelists David Farnsworth - Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project Albert Kramer - Chief of Staff to Deputy Commissioner, New York City DEP Andrea Krukowski - Program Associate , Institute for Market Transformation

plaNYC Local Law 84 Benchmarking Water Consumption
Albert Kramer
In 2011, NARUC adopted a "Resolution on Access to Whole-Building Energy Data and Automated Benchmarking" recognizing the value of providing aggregated information to building owners to help them measure their energy and water use and enable their investment in efficiency improvements in building systems. The development of customer information aggregation policies promises to be one of the ways by which states can meet water and energy savings targets, while reducing the burden on customers and attracting capital from building owners. Panelists will discuss the potential for water and energy cost savings in the building sector and the role of benchmarking and customer data aggregation policies. Moderator Hon. Carolene Mays - , Indiana Panelists David Farnsworth - Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project Albert Kramer - Chief of Staff to Deputy Commissioner, New York City DEP Andrea Krukowski - Program Associate , Institute for Market Transformation

Keeping Best Practices Best for our Future

Best Practices Water Companies
Speaker Jani Tuzinski - Manager - Telco & Water, TUS, Pennsylvania PUC
Pennsylvania PUC Staff, working with key stakeholders, began a process to review, revise and refresh best practices in water and waste water in 2013. The process, findings, and future goals will be discussed. Speaker Jani Tuzinski - Manager - Telco & Water, TUS, Pennsylvania PUC


Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs

Keeping the Golden Years Energized

Affordable and Reliable Home Energy for an Aging Population
Chris Baker

Keeping the Golden Years Energized

HELPING THE ELDERLY
David Bonar

Keeping the Golden Years Energized
Felecia L. Greer


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Efficiency Roads Less Travelled

Pushing our Gas Power Plants to Go Further with Generation Storage
Kelsey Southerland, Director of Market Development & Regulatory, TAS Energy Inc.

Volt/VAR Optimization
Michael Donahue, Executive Vice President, Utilidata, Inc.

EPA Climate Rules

111(D) Requirements for Existing Fossil-Fuel EGUs
Paul Bailey, Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs and Policy, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

Physical Security Issues: How to Protect Key Electrical Assets

Physical Security
Bob Canada, Manager, Outreach & Training, NERC

Polar Vortex: Event Debriefing

2014 Polar Vortex Review
Mike Moon, Senior Director, Reliability Risk Management, NERC

Overview of ERCOT Grid Performance
Ken McIntyre, Vice President, Grid Planning & Operations, ERCOT

Polar Vortex 2014 & Winter Operations
Michael E. Bryson, Executive Director, System Operations, PJM

Serving Gas Customers During Extreme Winter Weather Conditions
James A. Stanzione, Director, Natural Gas Regulatory Policy, National grid


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Efficiency Roads Less Travelled

Pushing our Gas Power Plants to Go Further with Generation Storage
Kelsey Southerland, Director of Market Development & Regulatory, TAS Energy Inc.

Volt/VAR Optimization
Michael Donahue, Executive Vice President, Utilidata, Inc.

EPA Climate Rules

111(D) Requirements for Existing Fossil-Fuel EGUs
Paul Bailey, Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs and Policy, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

Physical Security Issues: How to Protect Key Electrical Assets

Physical Security
Bob Canada, Manager, Outreach & Training, NERC

Polar Vortex: Event Debriefing

2014 Polar Vortex Review
Mike Moon, Senior Director, Reliability Risk Management, NERC

Overview of ERCOT Grid Performance
Ken McIntyre, Vice President, Grid Planning & Operations, ERCOT

Polar Vortex 2014 & Winter Operations
Michael E. Bryson, Executive Director, System Operations, PJM

Serving Gas Customers During Extreme Winter Weather Conditions
James A. Stanzione, Director, Natural Gas Regulatory Policy, National grid


Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment

FERC Rules Create Opportunity for Storage Technologies

Recent FERC Rulemakings Impacting Energy Storage
Jeffery S. Dennis

What's Next in Renewable Energy Finance?

Introduction to Public Capital for Renewables & Energy Efficiency
David Feldman

Solar Finance
John Stanton, SolarCity

What's Next in Renewable Energy Finance? Utilities Investing in DG Solar
James Tong, Clean Power Finance


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Corporate Resilience in Light of Climate Change

Corporate Resilience in Light of Climate Change
Janet Peace and Joe Casola, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Natural Gas Life Cycle Analysis

Understanding Life Cycle Environmental Footprint of the Natural Gas Value Chain
Timothy Skone, US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory

NOAA's New Suite of Climate Normals

Climate Normals for a Changing Climate
Anthony Arguez, NOAA Climatic Data Center

Presentation of the Updated Sustainable Energy in America Factbook 2014

Sustainable Energy in America: Factbook 2014
Ruth McCormick, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

The Challenges of Ratemaking for State Utility Commissions

The Challenges of Ratemaking for State Utility Commissions
Ken Costello, National Regulatory Research Institute


NARUC 125th Annual Meeting 2013


Addressing Climate Change in Massachusetts
David W. Cash

Analysis of the Impact of "The President's Climate Action Plan "on the Cost of Electricity in Florida

GHG REGULATIONS UNDER 111(d) POLICY CONSIDERATIONS FOR KENTUCKY
Len Peters

Main Street USA to Frontierland Can Satellite Providers Bring Competitive Broadband to all of America?

Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Status Update
Galen Barbose

Return to Running Dry Are Our Water Problems the New Normal?

States Leading the Way Energy Diversity

The Environmental and Economic Implications of Carbon Restrictions
Chris Hobson

The New Frontier: The Environmental and Economic Implications of Carbon Restrictions
Steve Fine

The Nuclear Option What about Reprocessing?


Committee on Consumer Affairs

Effective Consumer Assistance Strategies NARUC 2013 Annual Conference

Expanding Distribution Gas Lines to Meet Demand

Tampa Electric / Peoples Gas Low Income Assistance

Dwindling LIHEAP Funds

Customer Assistance Programs 2013

Helping Low-income Consumers in an Era of Declining LIHEAP Funds

LIHEAP Program Purchasing Power


Committee on Electricity

Fossil Generation and The Clean Air Act

Fossil Generation and the Clean Air Act
Andrea Stomberg, VP Electric Supply, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.

Fossil Generation and the Clean Air Act
Michael J. Holmes, Deputy Associate Director for Research, Energy&Environment Research Center

Net-Metering at the Crossroads: Challenges, Opportunities and Paths Forward

Net Metering at the Crossroads: Opportunities, Challenges, and Paths Forward
Todd Glass, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

The System of Assurance of Net Metering Eligibility
Erin Sweet, Associate, Energy Services Division, The Cadmus Group

The Utility Solar Challenge
Eran Mahrer, EVP Strategy and Research, Solar Electric Power Association

Value of the Grid to DG Customers
Lisa Wood, Executive Director, IEE, Vice PResident, Edison Foundation


Committee on International Relations

Electricity Market Reform in Nigeria: Learn from the Past or Doomed to Repeat It?
Dr. Ted Kury, Public Utility Research Center, University of Florida

Energy Efficiency Policies as Part of Carbon Reduction: Lessons from the EU for the U.S.
Dr. Lynne Holt, Public Utility Research Center, University of Florida

Energy Regulatory Developments in the Black Sea Region: Overview and Update on Recent Activity in the USAID/NARUC/OMS Black Sea Regulatory Initiative
Hon. Eric Callisto, PSC Wisconsin

The Evolution of Current German Energy Policy
Dr. Georg Maue, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

The Illinois Commerce Commission-Tanzania Partnership
Hon. John Colgan, Illinois CC


Committee on Water

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Annual Meeting Water Committee
Bob Iacullo

Village of Ridgewood, NJ Renewable Energy Project
Dennis W. Doll


Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs

Duke Energy Florida Customer Assistance and Outreach

Effective Consumer Assistance Strategies
Lisa Roddy


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

10-Year Anniversary of the 2003 Blackout: Is the Bulk Power System More Reliable Today?

August 14, 2003 Blackout in the US and Canada: 10 Years Later
Michael Moon

EPA Regulations, RPS Mandates, Cheap Gas: How do RTOs plan to keep the lights on with an evolving future generation mix?

ERCOT: How do RTOs plan to keep the lights on with an evolving future generation mix?
Kent Saathoff

MISO: How do RTOs plan to keep the lights on with an evolving future generation mix?
Brian Rybarik

NERC-CAISO: Special Reliability Assessment: Maintaining BPS Reliability While Integrating Variable Energy Resources
John Moura

PJM: Evolving Resource Mix in PJM and its Relation to Men's Hairstyles.
M. Garry Helm


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

FERC Order 1000 Issues for Non-Jurisdictional Transmission Owners

Non-Jurisdictional Enetities' Perspectives
Randolph Elliot, Miller, Balis & O'Neil, P.C.

Non-Jurisdictional Entities & Order 1000
Daniel Kline, Director, Strategic Transmission Initiatives

The Implications of Order No. 1000 for Transmission Owning Municipal and Rural Electric Cooperative Utilities
Harvey L. Reiter, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Order 1000 Court Challenges

Order 1000: Where Do We Go from Here?
Carl Dombeck, Senior Editor, TransmissionHub


Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Evaluating Florida's Energy Efficiency & Conservation Act

Evaluation of the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act
Mark Jamison, Public Utility Research Center

Orlando Utilities Commission's Efforts
Chip Merriam, OUC

The Distributed Generation [r]Evolution

Smart Grid Economic and Environmental Benefits
Patty Durand, SmartGrid Consumer Collaborative

The Energy Cloud, Evolving Toward a Decentralized Grid
Richard Martin, NAVIGANT

Transactive Energy Framework
Ron Melton, Administrator of the GridWise Architecture Council


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Lost-and-Unaccounted-for Gas: State Utility Commission Practices


Staff Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access

Challenges Facing SDVOSB’s

The Supplier Diversity Toolkit Project Update


Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access

Women Minority Business Entity


Staff Subcommittee on Accouting & Finance - Fall 2013 Meeting 2013

Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance

Accounting Hot Topics - Pensions, Leases and Revenue
Lucas M. Carpenter, CPA, PwC

Asset Retirement Obligations
Earl M. Robinson, CDP, Principal & Director, AUS Consulting

Deferred Tax and Investment Tax Credit Normalization Requirements-Background and Current Issues
David Yankee, CPA, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP Bradley M. Seltzer, Tax Principal, Deloitte Tax LLP

Economic Development Rates and Load Retention Rates
John Wolfram, Principal, Catalyst Consulting LLC

FERC Accounting Update
Steven Hunt, CPA, Manager of the Regulatory Accounting Branch, Office of Enforcement, Division of Audits, FERC

Growth, Sustainability and Challenges of Hydroelectric Power
Jeff Leahey, Director of Government Affairs, National Hydropower Association

IFRS Update – Rate Regulated Activities
Jason A. John, CPA, Senior Audit Manager, KPMG LLP

Incentive Mechanisms
Mark Thompson, Manager, Rates and Regulation, NW Natural

Incentive Mechanisms
William (Bill) Steele, Steele & Associates

Incremental Financing Advantages of Small Reactors
Paul Genoa, Senior Director, Policy Development - Nuclear Energy Institute Mary Pietrzyk, Manager, Fuel Cycle Policy and Programs - Nuclear Energy Institute

Integration of Renewables
Cameron Yourkowski, Senior Policy Manager, Renewable Northwest Project

Mature Water System Challenges
Jim Cagle, Vice President, Regulatory Business, United Water Management Services, Inc.

Natural Gas Price Trends
Tom Pearce, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

NEEA’s Work to Promote Sustainability in Energy Efficiency
Susan Stratton, Executive Director, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

PCAOB Update
Gregory Wilson, CPA, Deputy Director, PCAOB

Rural Utilities Services Update
Ken Ackerman, CPA, Assistant Administrator for Program Accounting and Regulatory

Tax Capitalization Rules – Regulations, Safe Harbors and Method Changes
Bradley M. Seltzer, Tax Principal, Deloitte Tax LLP David Yankee, CPA, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP Deloitte

Telecommunications Deregulation
Sherry Lichtenberg, Ph.D., NRRI, Principal, Telecommunications Research and Policy

Utility Cybersecurity Issues
Tom Pearce, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Utility Multistate Allocation Methodologies
Denise K. Parrish, Deputy Administrator, Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate

FASB Update

FASB Update
Nicholas T. Cappiello III, CPA, Project Manager, FASB


2013 NARUC Summer Committee Meetings 2013

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs - Are They Still Beneficial to Consumers in Light of the Decline in the Cost of Natural Gas?

Bill Edmonds Presentation on Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs
Bill Edmonds

Michele Beck Presentation on Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs
Michele Beck

Tim Woolf Presentation on Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs
Tim Woolf


Committee on Electricity

Business Meeting

DOE Grid Tech Team
David Meyer

PURPA: What's Old is New Again (and Again)

PURPA: What's Old is New Again (and Again)
Kenneth Rose

Tuesday morning joint meeting

Learning from the Regions
Yoram Bauman

Utility Business Model Panel

Utility Business Models in a Low Load Growth/ High DG Future
Chuck Goldman

Utility Business Models

Reg. & Consumer Impacts in Era of Rapid Change
John Howat, National Consumer Law Center


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Addressing Climate Mitigation and Adaptation: National Climate Assessment

Draft National Climate Assessment: Adaption in the United States “Excerpts and Briefing”
Joel Smith, Stratus Consulting

Draft National Climate Assessment: Energy Supply and Use- Key Findings (with Additional Thoughts on Impacts and Resiliency)
Sue Tierney, Analysis Group

Draft National Climate Assessment: Water Resources Key Message + Example of a Water Utility Climate Program
Paul Fleming, Seattle Public Utilities

Improving the Integration of Renewable Energy

Improving the Integration of Renewable Energy
Jay Apt, Carnegie Mellon; Michael Dworkin, VT Law School

Microgrids: Ready or Not, Here They Come!

Business Models to Unlock the Value of Microgrids
Jon Creyts, Rocky Mountain Institute

Customer Self-optimization, evolution + policy considerations
Paul De Martini, Resnick Institute

Increasing Future Role of Microgrids
George Simons, Itron

Leveraging Microgrids and Customer Investment
John Kelly, Perfect Power Institute

Transitioning to a Clean Energy Future and Lowering GHG Emissions

The Case from China
Ailun Yang, World Resources Institute

The German 'Energiewende' Chances, Challenges and Outlook
Oliver Krischer, Member, German Bundestag

Transitioning to a Clean Energy Future and Lowering GHG Emissions
Jonathan Pershing, DOE

Tuesday morning joint meeting

Learning from the Regions
Bruce Braine


Committee on Gas

Bolster Gas Line Extensions
Ken Costello

Developments in Distributing LNG
Jane Michalek

Economic Contributions to the US and Impacts on NG
Ken Ditzel

Gas and Electric Coordination at MISO
Clair Moeller

Gas and Electric Interdependencies
Andy Ott

International LNG Business
Richard Guerrant

Natural Gas Resource Assesment
Gurcan Gulen

Natural Gas Supply and Demand
Erica Bowman

New Technologies for Methane Loss
Bryan Willson

NG Flaring
Justin Kringstad NDPA

Oil and Gas Industry Flaring
Jesse Sandlin

Presentation on Gas Extensions July 22, 2013
Ken Costello

Reaching New Customers with Natural Gas
Steven Greenly

Reducing GHGs in Existing Facilities
RobMcCulloch

San Bruno Expolosion BG
Jack Hagan

SPSC Western Gas-Electric Infrastructure and System Assesment
Alaine Ginnochio

Sustainable Energy in America
Ruth McCormick

Understanding the NG Resources Economics
Francis O Sullivan

US LNG Exports-Status Opportunites and Issues
Richard Smead

Gas and Electricity Interdependencies

Gas and Electricity Interdependencies
Andy Ott

Gas and Electricity Interdependencies
Naruc

Gas and Electricity Interdependencies
Jeff Burleson

The Myth of Carbon Pollution

The Myth of Carbon Pollution
Dr Happer

Wednesday morning joint meeting on LNG

Wednesday morning joint meeting on LNG
Ditzler and Durbin


Committee on International Relations

Denmark: Smart grids, renewables and distributed generation
Dr. Sunil Cherian, Spirae Inc.

Renewables Policy in the US and Western Europe
Prof. Frank Laird, University of Denver

The Colorado-Jordan Partnership
The Hon. James Tarpey, Colorado PUC


Committee on Telecommunications

Can we Kiss Our Telephone Number Goodbye in an IP World?

Henning Schulzrinne Presentation on Can we Kiss Our Telephone Number Goodbye in an IP World?
Henning Shulzrinne

Impacts of USF & ICC Reform on Broadband Investment

Jeff Smith Presentation on the Impacts of USF & ICC Reform on Broadband Investment
Jeff Smith

Kathleen Abernathy Presentation on the Impacts of USF & ICC Reform on Broadband Investment
Kathleen Abernathy

Mike Romano Presentation on the Impacts of USF & ICC Reform on Broadband Investment
Mike Romano

Rick Stevens Presentation on the Impacts of USF & ICC Reform on Broadband Investment
Rick Stevens

The Lifeline USF Program

Jon Cray Presentation on The Lifeline USF Program (Plaza F)
Jon Cray


Committee on Water

Best Practices for Small Systems: Reducing the Regulatory Barriers
Matt McCaffree


Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs

Colorado's Successful Low Income Demandside Management Programs

Jennifer Gremmert's Presentation on Colorado's Successful Low Income Demandside Management Programs
Jennifer Gremmert

Outage Communication

Kelly Frankenfeld Presentation on Outage Communication
Kelly Frankenfeld


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Economics of Resource Adequacy: Alternatives to 1-day-in-10

Economics of Planning for Resource Adequacy
James Wilson

Locational Resource Adequacy Indicators
Aleksandr Rudkevich

NARUC/EISPC Study: Economics of Resource Adequacy Highlights and Next Steps
Kevin Cardin

PJM Resource Adequacy
Steven Herling

NERC's Follow up Assessment of Gas-Electric Interdependency

2013 Special Reliability Assessment: Accommodating an Increased Dependence on Natural Gas for Electric Power
John Moura


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Customer Engagement

Connecting With Customers
Jamie Wimberly

Customer Engagement & What's Next in California
Chris Villarreal

Customer Engagement Insights
Becky Harrison

Simple Energy
Justin Segall

North American Transmission Forum

Transmission Forum Overview
Thomas Galloway


Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Clean Cities, Green Cities

Fort Collins: On the Path to the Electric System of the Future
John Phelan, Fort Collins Utilities

Rebuilding Greensburg Kansas as 100% Renewable Powered City
Shanti Pless, NREL

Electricity Storage Update

Energy Storage in Resource Planning & Procurement
Praveen Kathpal, AES

Proposal for Potential Electric Storage Procurement Targets and Mechanisms In California
Julie Fitch, CPUC

Regulatory Challenges to the Integration of Energy Storage
Dhruv Bhatnagar


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

BCSE Sustainable Energy in America 2013 Factbook Brochure

Presentation on FTYs July 21 2013
Ken Costello

Trends in NG Power Generation
Michelle Bloodworth, ANGA


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Lifeline Recertification
Moderator: Kay Marinos – Program Manager, Oregon PUC
Did the 2012 annual recertification process cleanse the Lifeline rolls of ineligible customers, or did it instead cause otherwise eligible customers to lose their Lifeline benefits? It appears that much of the de-enrollment occurred because customers did not respond to recertification requests. Was that because the customers no longer met eligibility requirements, or were there shortcomings in the customer notification and response processes? What have we learned about how the recertification process might be improved? Moderator: Kay Marinos – Program Manager, Oregon PUC Panelists: Trent Harkrader – Associate Bureau Chief, WCB, FCC Loretta Huff – Director Regulatory Operations, CenturyLink Stephen Athanson – Regulatory Counsel, TracFone Wireless, Inc. Sean Carroll – Hearing Officer, MA Dept. of Telecommunications and Cable Thomas Dixon – Rate/Financial Analyst, CO Office of Consumer Counsel

Lifeline Recertification


Staff Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access

Supplier Diversity An Update from Missouri

Technology and Social Media Adaptation
Michele Ruiz

Workforce Readiness
Thomas H Graham


MACRUC 18th Annual Education Conference 2013


Microgrids
Thomas Nyquist

Microgrids
Gearoid Foley

Sandy Recovery
William Spence

Sandy Recovery
Vince Maione

Sandy Recovery
Paul Heitmann

Water Water
William Varley

Water Water
Michael Pointing

What Can State Regulators do to Ensure Long Term Availability and Affordability of Telecommunications
Jennifer Schneider

What Can State Regulators do to Ensure Long Term Availability and Affordability of Telecommunications
Steve Meltzer

What Can State Regulators do to Ensure Long Term Availability and Affordability of Telecommunications
Robert Puckett


Spring 2013 NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance Meeting 2013

Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance

Accounting for Deferred Income Taxes and Bonus Depreciation
Donald Rowlett, OG&E

Alternative Regulation - Benchmarking
Bill Steele, Steele & Associates

Best Practices for Small Company Success
David R. Monie, P.E. - President, G.P.M. Associates, Inc.

FASB Update on Select Projects and Initiatives
Nick Cappiello - Project Manager, FASB

Infrastructure Issues & Cybersecurity
Chuck Harder - Senior Director Regulatory Policy and External Relations, CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program
Gerrard Moore, USDA RUS


The 3 Interconnections Meeting: Facing the Future with Interconnection-Wide Planning 2013


Presentations (combined) from the 3I Meeting
Various


2013 NARUC Winter Committee Meetings 2013

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Leveraging Energy Data to Improve Building Management and Control
Anna Pavlova - Director, Government Relations, Johnson Controls

Proposal for Portable Generator Carbon Monoxide Safety Information on Electric Utility Websites
Portable Generator Manufacturer's Association

Telecommunications Initiatives in the Education Environment
Kristin Townsend - Program Manager for Education, Verizon Foundation


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Consumer Empowerment is a Green Button and Much More!

Consumer Empowerment is a Green Button and More
Sandra Mattavous-Frye, OPC

Customer Engagement Presentation
Charles R. Dickerson, Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Federal Smart Grid Task Force
Eric Lightner, DOE

Getting Customers to Act as Though They Care
Justin Segall, Simple Energy

Energy Efficiency Hour

Energy Efficiency Pipeline From Research to Demonstration and Deployment
Hank Courtright, EPRI

GTI's Emerging Technology Program
Ryan Kerr, GTI

Voltage Optimization
Phil Powell, DVI

New Source Performance Standards: Exploring the Future in an NSPS World

Clean Air Act Regulation of Power Plants: Greenhouse Gas Performance Standards
Jennifer Macedonia, Bipartisan Policy Center

State Clean Energy Programs: Colorado
Frank Prager, Xcel Energy

The Cost, Benefits and Equity Issues of Net Energy Metering

Data Not Drama: Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of Net Energy Metering
Tom Beach, Crossborder Energy

Net Energy Metering- Fare Deal?
Eran Mahrer

Net Metering
Rick Gilliam, Vote Solar

Net Metering- National Perspective
Jason Keyes, IREC


Committee on Gas

What’s in the Pipeline
Randy Knepper - Chairman, NAPSR

Winter Outlook - Mid-Winter Update: Heating season 2012-2013
Natural Gas Supply Association

Investing in Combined Heat and Power: Benefits and Challenges

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) & Waste Heat to Power (WHP)
Jonathan Hesener - Regional Sales Director, GE Gas Engines

Overview of Baltimore Gas & Electric’s Combined Heat & Power Program
Bill Wolf - Manager, I&C Energy Efficiency Programs

Natural Gas: More Effective than Cap-and-Trade?

Changes in Energy-Related Emissions
Barry Smitherman - Chairman, Railroad Commission of Texas

Gas and Climate: How Low Can We Go?
Armond Cohen - Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force

Natural Gas - A Flexible Tool in Shaping Carbon Futures
Dr. Francis O’Sullivan - Executive Director, Energy Sustainability Challenge Program, MIT

Natural Gas: More Effective than Cap-and-Trade?
Matt Most - VP, Demand, Development & Policy, Encana Natural Gas, Inc.


Committee on International Relations

Europe & Eurasia Energy Program Activities
Steven Burns, USAID

Four Rules for Renewables
Mark Jamison, Public Utility Research Center, University of Florida

How USAID Funding Can Impact Project Feasibility
Barry Schaeffer, Nexant Consulting

NARUC International Programs: Accomplishments & Plans
Erin Hammel, NARUC

Strategy and Practice of Smart Grid in State Grid Corporation of China
Kai Xie, SGCC

The South Asia Regional Initiative: Cross Border Trading Some observations from A former U.S. Regulator
Craig Glazer, PJM Interconnection


Committee on Water

Energy Water Nexus: Sharing Energy Efficiency and Alternative Ratemaking
Tom Crooks & Cindy Menhorn - MCR Performance Solutions, LLC

Marcellus Shale Mitigation - Good Science, Good Habitat, Good Water
B. Michael Schaul & John J. Blazosky, PE - The WHM Group

Water Research Foundation Programs and Updates
Robert Renner - Executive Director, Water Research Foundation

40 Year Review of the Clean Water Act

Ohio River Basin: Water Quality Trading Project
Hank Courtright - Senior Vice President, EPRI

NAWC Water Policy Forums - Small System Issues and Recommendations

NonRevenue Water - Current and Future Remedies
Gary Harstead - Director, Asset Management, United Water


General Session

Energy in a Global Context
Dr. Robert F. Ichord, Jr. - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation, US Dept of State

Cybersecurity Super Session

Public Utility Commission Cybersecurity Overview
Pamela A. Witmer - Commissioner, Pennsylvania


Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs

ARRA Weatherization Assistance Program: The Successful Pennsylvania Experience
Mitch Miller - Mitch Miller Consulting

Spectrum Interference: the Achilles Heel for Smart Grids & other Critical Infrastructure?

M-LMS Position Location Network
Gary Parsons - Chief Executive Officer, NextNav & Progeny LMSStephen E. Coran - Counsel, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association

WISPs and the 900 MHz Band
Stephen E. Coran - Counsel, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Electric Grid Restoration: Where Does All That Replacement Equipment Come From?

Electric Grid Restoration
Jim Fama, Vice president, Energy Delivery, Edison Electric Institute

Perspectives on Securing Resources for Large Events
Carlos D. Torres, Vice President - emergency Management, Consolidated Edison Inc.

Smart Manufacturing: Bringing Better, Smarter Facilities to the Grid

Advanced Manufacturing
Barbara Tyran, Director - Washington & State Relations, Electric Power Research Institute


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Storm Hardening and Resiliency

conEdison Storms and Cost Recovey
Stuart Nachmias

EEI Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Strom Hardening and Resiliency
James Fama

Florida Office of Public Counsel
JR Kelly

Issues Surrounding the Determination of the Allowed Rate of Return

AUS Consultants on Rate of Retrun Issues
Pauline M. Ahern


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Expanding Gas Service: Developments and Considerations
Ken Costello - Principal Researcher. NRRI

Expanding Gas Service: Developments and Considerations

Expanding Natural Gas Service: Opportunities for American Homes and Business
Bruce Henning - VP, Energy Regulatory and Market Analysis, ICF International

Financing Natural Gas Expansions and Line Extensions
Cynthia J. Marple - Marple Rate Strategies

Line Extensions for Natural Gas: Nebraska’s Experience
Laura Demman - Director, Natural Gas Department, NE PSC

GTI Update

Infrastructure Sector R&D
Ron Edelstein - Director, Regulatory and Government Relations, Gas Technology Institute

LNG Vessel Safety and Security Report to Congress

Marine LNG Transport Cascading Damage Study Summary and Risk Management Considerations
Mike Hightower - Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

Natural Gas in the Transportation Sector: A Team Approach

Greening our Fleet: Waste Management’s Natural Gas Fleet Evolution
Dan LeFevers - Waste Management, Vice President, Federal Affairs

Natural Gas Vehicles Opportunities and Challenges in the Transportation Sector
Kathryn Clay, Ph.d - Executive Director, Drive Natural Gas Initiative

Opportunities and Challenges to the Expanded Use of Natural Gas in Transportation
Alex Schroeder - Senior Manager of Transportation Fuels, Colorado Energy Office


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Next Generation 9-1-1: A Game Changer
Brian Fontes & Trey Forgety - NENA

FCC Reports

Wireline Competition Bureau
Carol Mattey - Deputy Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC


Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Nuclear Waste Challenges

Local Governments and the Future of Waste Management and Disposal
Seth Kirshenberg - Executive Director, Energy Communities Alliance

Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste
Dr. Peter Lyons - Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, DOE


Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access

Supplier Diversity Toolkit Project
Laurie Dowling - Interim Executive Director, National Utilities Diversity Council

Welcome and Agenda
Hon. Harold D. Williams - UMA Chair and Maryland PSC Commissioner

Strategies for Communicating with Consumers and Utilities in a Multimedia, Mobile and Social Media World

Communication Technology
Hon. Ronald A. Brisé - Chairman, Florida PSC

Preparing for the Mobile Future
Brett Holland - Manager, Interactive Communications, PHI

PSC On the Go
Brinda Westbrook Sedgwick - Commission Secretary, District of Columbia PSC


NARUC 124th Annual Meeting 2012

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Empowering Consumers to Avoid Bill Shock
Greg Vadas - Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

Smarter Power Today: How Domestic Natural Gas Production is Benefiting Consumers
Michelle Bloodworth - VP of State Affairs and Business Development, ANGA


Committee on Electricity

Committee on Electricity Call

Friday, September 14th, 2012 1:00 PM CST

Emergency Restoration for Electric Utilities

Mutual Assistance from the Lineman’s Eyes
Marty Wright - Director, Business Excellence, Duke Energy

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Mark McGranaghan - Vice President, Power Delivery and Utilization, EPRI


Committee on International Relations

Energia Costa Azul - First Liquified Natural Gas Receipt Terminal in North America
Timothy Alan Simon - Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

NARUC / USAID Regulatory Capacity Assessment Report Mexico
Hon. Timothy Alan Simon, Commissioner, California PUC

NARUC / USAID Regulatory Capacity Assessment Report Mexico
Timothy Alan Simon - Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

PPIAF’s Initiatives in Developing Countries
Adriana de Aguinaga, Program Manager, The Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)

The Outlook for Energy:A View to 2040 with a Focus on the Power Sector
Todd Onderdonk, Senior Energy Advisor, Corporate Strategic Planning Department, ExxonMobil


Committee on Water

Performance Benchmarking for Effectively Managed Water Utilities (Project 4313)
Water Research Foundation

Gap Analysis - Earned vs. Allowed ROE, Next Steps

The Regulatory Model
Lisa Sparrows - CEO & President, Utilities Inc. and Robert Sprowls - CEO & President, American States Water Co.

Rate Stabilization Plans - Time for Water?

Alternative Regulation: The Ultimate Best Practice?
Walton Hill - Senior VP, Regulatory , United Water

Customer Safeguards: Alternative Regulation Moves Forward with Appropriate Protections
Steve L. Klick - Executive Policy Manager, PA PUC

Introduction to Atmos Energy
Gary Smith - Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, Atmos Energy


Concurrent Session

Connecting America: The Broadband Experience

Connecting America: The Broadband Experience
Michael Balhoff - Managing Partner, Balhoff & Williams, LLC

Get Connected: Your Life Made Easier
Lloyd Levine - Director, California Emerging Technology Fund

Electricity and Gas Interdependencies: The Squeeze Play - Is Gas a Viable Pinch Hitter?

Electricity & Gas Interdependencies
Hon. Todd Snitchler - Chairman, Ohio

Electricity & Gas Interdependencies
Hon. Kenneth W. Anderson, Jr. - Commissioner, Texas PUC

Electricity & Gas Interdependencies
Ron Christian - Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer, VECTREN

Electricity & Gas Interdependencies
Rick Smead - Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Improving Gas-Electric Coordination in New England
Gordon Van Wiele - President, ISO New England

NAESB Gas-Electric Harmonization Committee Report
Rae McQuade - President, North American Energy Standards Board

How Should Subsidies be Crafted to Ensure Usefulness as an Effective Tool to Achieve Energy Policy Objectives

Energy Subsidies: Political Drivers and Options for Better Targeting
Doug Koplow - Founder, Earth Track, Inc.

Some Thoughts on When Subsides Do and Do Not Make Sense
Jay Apt - Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Subsidies
Mark Sievers - Chairman, Kansas Corporation Commission

If We Knew Then...What Happens if Gas Prices Go Up?

Addressing Oklahoma's Future Energy Needs
Dana Murphy - Commissioner, Oklahoma

NRRI Survey on Long-Term Gas Contracting
Ken Costello - Principal Researcher, NRRI

Is it Fair for Families to Pay Exorbitant Rates to Call Incarcerated Relatives?

Federal Action Needed on Inmate Telephone Services and Fees
Jason Marks - Commissioner, New Mexico

Is it Fair for Families?
Lee G. Petro - Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Prison Inmate Phone Rates
Gary Maynard - Secretary , Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

MATS Implementation

MATS Implementation
Jim Dougherty - President , Babcock Power Environmental Inc

Power Hungry and Water Constrained: Electricity and Water Interdependencies

Drought Monitor National Maps for August 30 2011 and October 30 2012

Risky Business: Can Regulators Make Prudent Decisions in a Politically Charged World?

Risky Business
Ron Binz - President, Public Policy Consulting

Sink or Swim? Lessons and Best Practices for Dealing with Small-Scale Water Suppliers

Best Practices for Small Company Success
David R. Monie, P.E. - President, G.P.M. Associates Inc.

Best Practices for Small Water Suppliers
David Spenard - Office of the Attorney General, Kentucky

Small Water Companies in Nevada
Alaina Burtenshaw - Commissioner, Nevada

To Tell the Truth: Who's Right about Hydraulic Fracturing, and What does it Mean for Energy Supply?

How shale gas can be a win-win-win
Dr. Steven Sexton - Department of Environmental and Resource Economics,

Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health
Dr. Robert Oswald, Ph.D - Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Cornell University

What's on the horizon besides MATS that State and Federal regulators have to plan for?

Clean Water Act Regulations Affecting Electric Utilities
Julie Hewitt - Office of Water, EPA

Overview of Power Sector Environmental Regulation
Jennifer Macedonia - Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center


General Session

An All-IP World for the 21st Century
James Cicconi - Senior Executive VP of External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T

Installation Lunch

President Philip Jones Installation Speech
President Philip Jones of Washington
Submitted as prepared for delivery on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.

Outlook for Action on Nuclear Waste in the 2013 Political Landscape

Nuclear Waste Outlook 2013: Searching for a Winning Policy
David Boyd - Commissioner, Minnesota

President's Installation Speech

Managing Risk in Dynamic Times: Protecting Our Critical Assets and Consumers
Hon. Philip B. Jones, NARUC President (WA)


NARUC-FERC Emerging Issues Collaborative

Emerging Issues Collaborative: Planning a New Path to the Future - Non-Transmission

Reliability and the Environment
Jim Dougherty - President, Babcock Power Environmental Inc


Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs

Maryland Consumer Services Overview

Consumer Utility Issues in Maryland
Obi Linton - Director, Office of External Relations, Maryland PSC


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Combined Heat and Power, Opportunities and Barriers

Burlington NJ CHP for drywall
Thomas R Casten, Chairman,Recycled Energy Development, LLC

District Energy
Paul Moser, P.E., Penn State

Energy Independence and Security: A Reality Check

Energy Independence and Security: A Reality Check
Branko Terzic, Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions and Regulatory Policy

Overview of State and Local Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network and What it Offers to Regulatory Staff

Overview of State and Local Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network and What it Offers to Regulatory Staff
Johanna Zetterberg - Coordinator, US DOE


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

FERC Staff Update
Richard Foley - FERC Staff

GTI’s Intelligent Utility Program
Alicia Farag - GTI

LNG Exports: What State Utility Commissions Need to Know
Ken Costello - Principal Research, NRRI

Tiger Cat: Software for Hard Hat Industries
Diosa Woods & Michael Cooper - Tiger Cat Software

State Energy Efficiency Action Network

Overview of the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network
Johanna Zetterberg - Coordinator, State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network , U.S. DOE


Staff Subcommittee on International Relations

2012 Annual Report of the Staff Subcommittee on International Relations


Fall 2012 NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance Meeting 2012

Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance

Accounting for Retirement of Aging Coal Plants & Cost Recovery
Steven R. McDougal - Director, Revenue Requirements, PacifiCorp

And Then There Was Abundance: Examining Natural Gas in 2012
Bruce McDowell - Director, Policy Analysis, American Gas Association

Application of a New Risk Premium Model for Estimating the Cost of Common Equity
Pauline M. Ahern - CRRA, Principal, AUS Consultants & Dylan W. D’Ascendis, CRRA, Associate, AUS Consultants

Best of the Best Practices: Annual Price Index Pass-Through Rate Adjustments
John Williams - Utilities, Inc.

Broadband and Minnesota
Diane Wells - MN Dept. of Commerce & Bill Hoffman - Connect Minnesota

Consideration of Best Practices
Teri Carlock

Creating Economic Value: How Utilities Can Do It
Steve Kihm, CFA - Research Director, Energy Center of Wisconsin

FERC Update
Steven Hunt, CPA - Regulatory Accounting Branch Manager, Office of Enforcement, FERC

Financial Accounting Standards Board Update
Nicholas Cappiello - Project Manager, Financial Accounting Standards Board

Fixed Cost Recovery Mechanisms
Kelly Mendenhall - Director, Regulatory Affairs, Questar Gas Company

Fixed Cost Recovery Mechanisms
Kelly Mendenhall - Director, Regulatory Affairs, Questar Gas Company

History of CIP/DSM
Jessica Burdette

IFRS Update
Darin Kempke - KPMG

Implementing a Fixed Delivery Services Charge For Natural Gas Service
David H. Sederquist - Xcel Energy

Industry Perspective IFRS & FASB Convergence Projects
Randall E. Hartman - Director, Accounting, Edison Electric Institute

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission: Hot Topics
Jerry Dausinger - MN Public Utilities Commission

PCAOB Update
Gregory S. Wilson - Deputy Director, PCAOB Division of Registration and Inspections

PowerOptInvest Model: Least Cost Planning Under Uncertainty
David Hoppock - Prof. Dalia Patino Echeverri

Regulatory Practices-The New York Approach
Walton Hill - United Water

Rural Utilities Service
Kenneth M. Ackerman - Assistant Administrator, Program Accounting and Regulatory Analysis, USDA RUS

Sustainability of Energy Efficiency/DSM Programs
Roger Levy - Lead Consultant, Smart Grid Technical Advisory Project, LBNL

Sustainability of Energy Efficiency/DSM Programs Graphics
Phyllis A. Reha - Commissioner, MN Public Utilities Commission

Sustainability of Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs in a Reduced Natural Gas Cost Environment
Jeffrey Daugherty - Director, Regulatory and Legislative Activities, CenterPoint Energy Minnesota Gas Operations

The Future Of Utility Hedging
Julie Ryan - Managing Partner, Aether Advisors LLC

The New Telecom World: Minnesota’s Industry Perspective
Brent Christensen - MN Telecom Alliance

The Role of Integrated Energy Systems in Community Energy Planning
Ken Smith - President & CEO, Ever-Green Energy

The Sustainability of Energy Efficiency: Several Aspects to Consider
Martin Kushler, Ph.D - Senior Fellow, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Xcel Energy’s Reliability Management
Joel Limoges - Manager, Electric Area Engin, XcelEnergy


2012 NARUC Summer Committee Meetings 2012

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Going the Next Mile: Bringing Natural Gas to Unserved and Underserved Communities

Bringing Natural Gas to Unserved and Underserved Communities
Sonny Popowsky - Consumer Advocate, PA Office of Consumer Advocate

Small Water Systems: Repair, Replace, Merge and Combine

Partnership to Resolve Contamination and Fragmented Community Systems
Charles V. Firlotte - President and CEO, Aquarion Water Co


Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Cybersecurity - the States' Role

AT&T Cybersecurity Policy Overview
Christopher Boyd

Cyber Security for Critical Energy and Telecommunications Infrastructures: Major Issues & Challenges for the States
Michael Ebert

Government-Private Partnerships & Cybersecurity Management: A Process that Works for Natural Gas Utilities
Dave Weber


Committee on Electricity

EPA REgulations: Are They Moving America Beyond Coal?

Energy Realities, Unknowns and Opportunities
Dr. Frank Clemente, Penn State University

Report on Forthcoming DOE 2012 Transmission Congestion Study

Update: DOE 2012 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study
David Meyer, Senior Advisor, Office of Electricity Delivery, DOE

State Regulators - What Do You Want to Know about Electricity Storage?

Electricity Storage
Katherine Hamilton, Policy Director Electricity Storage Association

Electricity Storage
Ralph Masiello, Kema Consulting


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Do Subsidies Remain an Effective Tool for Achieving State and National Energy Objectives

Double Bottom Line Venture Capital
Nancy Pfund - Managing Partner, DBL Investors

Some Data!
John Felmy - Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute

Some Thoughts on When Subsides Do and Do Not Make Sense
M. Granger Morgan - Head, Department of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs: Reaching the Hard-to-Reach

Energy Efficiency in Rhode Island & Northeast U.S.
Paul Roberti - Commissioner, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission

Energy Efficiency Resources:Three Decades of PNW Experience and Plans for the Next Two
Tom Eckman - Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Energy Efficiency with Avista
Bruce Folsom - Director, Energy Efficiency Policy, Avista

Puget Sound Energy
David Landers - Manager, Business Energy Management, Puget Sound Energy

Pay by the Hour, an In-Depth Look at Dynamic Pricing

Architecting the Future of Dynamic Pricing
Ahmad Faruqui, Ph.D - The Brattle Group

Dynamic Pricing Activities
Ross C. Hemphill - VP, Regulatory Policy & Strategy, Commonwealth Edison Company

Dynamic Pricing: Colorado and Beyond
William Levis - Consumer Counsel, Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel

Pricing: Lean & Agile Strategy for Electricity
Paul Centolella - VP, Analysis Group

Update on Wind Technology

ERCOT Update on Wind Technology
Trip Doggett - President & CEO, ERCOT

Integrating Wind with Grid Operations
Mark McGranaghan - VP, Power Delivery & Utilization, EPRI

Turbine Advancements (large and small)
Charles Newcomb - NREL

Wind Technology Today
John Dunlop - American Wind Energy Association

What Remains to be Done with Demand Response?

Cost-Effectiveness Working Group
Tim Woolf -VP, Synapse Energy Economics and Lisa Schwartz - Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project

Measurement and Verification Working Group
Miriam Goldberg - Senior VP, DNV KEMA Energy and Sustainability

Program Design & Implementation Working Group
Dan Delurey - Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS)

Tools and Methods Working Group
Andy Satchwell - Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Committee on Gas

Gas and Electricity Interdependencies

Addressing the Issue of Generator Fuel Security in New England
Gordon van Welie - President and CEO, New England ISO


Committee on International Relations

Global Trends in Smart Grid Initiatives

International Coordination of Smart Grid Research
Mark McGranaghan - VP, Power Delivery and Utilization, EPRI

NEDO and International Activities
Tatsuya Shinkawa - Chief Rep., Washington DC, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

National Regulatory Forum on Renewable Energy in Mexico

New Regulatory Instruments to Promote Clean Energies in Mexico: Outcomes from the National Regulatory Forum
Francisco Xavier Salazar Diez de Sollano - Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Mexico


Committee on Telecommunications

Broadband 2.0: Broadband Adoption Best Practices

Going Mobile
Brian Fontes - Member of the Board, Mobile Future

Older Adults Technology Services
Fred Fields - COO, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)

Primer on Broadband Adoption: Trends, Barriers, and Effective Approaches to Closing Gaps in Utilization
Michael Santorelli - Director, Advanced Communications Law and Policy Institute, NY Law Sch

Broadband 2.0: Local and State Roles in Improving Broadband Adoption

California Emerging Technology Fund
Sunne Wright McPeak - President & CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund

City of Seattle’s Role
Erin Devoto - Acting Director, Dept. of Information Technology, City of Seattle

Defining Needs for State & Local Broadband Policy
Karen Mossberger - Professor, University of Illinois/Chicago (Smart Communities Program)

Helping Communities Thrive through Broadband Adoption
Tom Fritz - VP, State & Local Programs, Connected Nation

NC Broadband
Angie Bailey - Director, NC Broadband, North Carolina Department of Commerce

Case Studies: How States are Coping with the FCC Mega-Order and Reforming State USF Funds

NRRI State USF Survey - 2012
Sherry Lichtenberg - Principal Researcher for Telecommunications, NRRI


Committee on Water

Planning for Sustainability: A Handbook for Water and Wastwater Utilities
William Anderson - Deputy Director, Municipal Support Division, US EPA

United Water's Environmental Compliance Assurance Program
Gregory P. Wyatt - VP and General Manager, United Water Idaho

Best of the Best (Practices)

Annual Price Index Pass-Through Rate Adjustments
John Williams - Director, Governmental Affairs, Utilities, Inc.

Regulatory Practices - The New York Approach
Walton Hill - United Water

Best Practices - Then, Now, Tomorrow

Promising Practices
Steve L. Klick - Executive Policy Manager, PA PUC

The Regulatory Model: What’s Working, What’s Not (cont’d) - The Environment
Lisa Sparrow - President and CEO, Utilities, Inc.; President, NAWC

Small Company Success

Small Company Success: What Does It Take
David R. Monie, P.E. - President, G.P.M. Associates Inc


Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs

Power Switch: A No Regrets Guide to Expanding Natural Gas-Fired Electricity
Patrick Bean - Energy Policy Advisor, American Clean Skies Foundation

A Utility's Experience Implementing Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Smart Metering at Portland General Electric
Bill Tierney & Karla Wenzel, Portland General Electric


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Gas-Electric Interdependency Studies: How Do We Do It?

Assessing the Reliability of Natural Gas and Other Fuels for Power Generation
Bruce B. Henning, Vice President - Energy Regulatory and Market Analysis, ICF International

Co-Optimized Analysis & Design of Electric & Natural Gas Infrastructures
Dr. James McCalley, Harpole Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Iowa State University

Gas-Electric Infrastructure Analysis Phase 1 and Phase 2
John Lawhorn - Director, Regulatory and Economic Studies, MISO

Gas-Electric Interdenpendency Studies: How do we do it?
Patrick Bean, Energy Policy Advisor, American Clean Skies Foundation


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Conflict Between Grid Reliability and Environmental Laws and Regulations

Interesection of Reliability and Environmental Regulation: A Case Study
Michael Dowd, Director, Air Division, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Privacy Issues and Efforts

Emerging Customer Privacy Issues
Megan Hertzler/Tony Munoz/Jules Polonetsky


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Natural Gas: Smarter Power Today
Michael Killion - Manager of Government Affairs, America's Natural Gas Alliance

Power Switch: A No Regrets Guide to Expanding Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation
Patrick Bean - Energy Policy Advisor, American Clean Skies Foundation

Safe and Responsible Exploration of Natural Gas: Technology Innovations and Research
Michelle Bloodworth - VP, Business Development, America's Natural Gas Alliance

A Summary of Recent and Forthcoming NRRI Gas Projects

NRRI Completed and Proposed Gas Studies
Ken Costello - National Regulatory Research Institute

Can Technology Provide More Transparency and Communication to Regulators?

Demand Response for Natural Gas: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Reliability and Customer Satisfaction
Brad Davids - Vice President, EnerNOC Utility Solutions

Pricelock Marketplace
Tripp Dunman - Managing Director, Pricelock

Reducing Risk & Outperforming Regulations: Risk Analytics for Natural Gas Infrastructure
Matt Futch - Global Policy Director, IBM Energy & Utilities Industry

Have We Reached a Tipping Point? - How to Provide Compressed Natural Gas to the Public

Natural Gas -America‘s Transportation Fuel? Will It Ever Be Realized?
Hal Snyder - VP,Customer Solutions, San Diego Gas & Electric Co./Southern California Gas

Natural Gas in Transportation
Vaughn Burns - Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Chrysler Group

Transforming our Nation’s Transportation Sector: The Role of Natural Gas
Kathryn Clay, Ph.D. - Executive Director, Drive Natural Gas Initiative

Why Utilities Should Not be in the NGV Refueling Business
Warren Mitchell - Chairman of the Board, Clean Energy

How Did We Get to the Shale Gas Revolution?

R&D - Building the Pathway to the Shale Gas Revolution
Ron Edelstein - Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, Gas Technology Institute

Natural Gas Market Update: Outlook and Opportunities

Kinder Morgan Update
Preston Troutman - Director, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Business Development

Market Update
Patrick Bean - Energy Policy Advisor, American Clean Skies Foundation


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Broadband + Lifeline Service = How Do We Make the Marriage Work?

Broadband for Lifeline
Robert Mayer -VP - Industry & State Affairs , US Telecom Association

Connected Nation and the Lifeline Broadband Pilot Program
Tom Koutsky - Chief Policy Counsel, Connected Nation

Project GOAL: Project to Get Older Adults Online
Debra Berlyn - Executive Director, Project GOAL

Regulatory Compliance Mapping

Regulatory Compliance Cloud-Based Mapping
Duncan "Sandy" Fitchet - TrueVector Technologies

State Regulatory Paradigm for the 21st Century

Telecommunications Deregulation 2010 - 2012
Sherry Lichtenberg - Principal Researcher for Telecommunications, NRRI


Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

ACCCE Follow-up to the St. Louis Meeting
Robert Paduchik

Alpine Air Quality Trends
Paul Loeffelman

Energy Impacts to the American Family
Eugene M. Trisko


Environmental Protection & Clean, Reliable Energy - Governments Working Together 2012

Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation

Setting the Stage: The Clean Air Act's Opportunities and Challenges
Bill Becker

Case Studies - State Examples

Clean Energy Results - Advancing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Commonwealth
Mark Sylvia and Nancy Seidman

Colorado's Energy Strategy
Joshua Epel

Creative Solutions on Energy /Environment Issues
Malcolm Woolf

Energy/Air Quality Integration in Texas
Dub Taylor

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule: What Next?
Kyle Danish

Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standards for Power Plants: The Road Ahead

Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants
Joseph Goffman

Value of State Clean Energy Programs
Frank Prager

The Utility Mercury Air Toxics Standard (MATS)

Electric Utility Planning in Response to Environmental Requirements
Jeffrey Burleson

MATS and the Maryland Healthy Air Act
Tad Aburn

MATS Implementation and Next Steps
Joseph Goffman

The Utility Mercury Air Toxics Standard
Todd A. Snitchler

Tools for Easing Compliance with Air Rules

EPA's Air Rules and Clean Energy: Opportunities and Resources
Sarah Dunham

PowerOptInvest: Assessing Utilities Investment Alternatives to Respond to New EPA Rules for Coal-Fired Power Plants
Dalia Patino-Echeverri


MACRUC 17th Annual Education Conference 2012


Act 129: Pennsylvania's Electric Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program
Gregory A. Shawley - PA PUC

Grid Yoga: Integrating Variable Renewable Energy into the Electric Grid
An Interactive Lab by NARUC

Implementing ICC Reform: What’s Left for the States?

Overview of Federal USF/ICC Reform
Michael J. Balhoff, CFA - Balhoff & Williams, LLC

Is AMI the Game Changer?

DC Water
Charles W Kiel - Assistant General Manager Customer Care and Operations, DC Water

Natural Gas AMR/AMI
Kathleen Kerr - NJ Natural Gas Company

Utility Telecom Game Changers
Mike Oldak - VP & General Counsel, Utilities Telecom Council

Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind? The Role of Lake Wind and Offshore Wind in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Offshore Wind A Path Forward to the Future
Eli Farrah - Winston & Strawn LLP

Offshore wind in Northeast Ohio
Dave Karpinski - VP, NorTech and Chair, LEEDCo

Offshore Wind: Environmental/Regulatory Needs & Critical State Support
Gary A. Buchanan, Ph.D. - Office of Science, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Ohio Power Siting Board
Kim M. Wissman - Director, Department of Energy and Environment, PUCO

Sustainable Water Supply: The True Life Line for All Customers

Haverstraw Water Supply Project
Michael Pointing - United Water

Regulatory Tools and Rule Development
Zeno Bai - Environmental Scientist, Standards & Risk Management Division, U.S. EPA

Small System Considerations
David R. Monie, P.E. - President, G.P.M. Associates Inc.

Sustainable Water Supply: The Water-Energy Nexus
Kathy L. Pape - President, Pennsylvania American Water

Testing...Testing: Are We Getting the Most Value out of Cost-Effectiveness Tests for Energy Efficiency?

An Introduction to Benefit-Cost Testing for Energy Efficiency Programs: Current Status and Some Key Issues
Martin Kushler, Ph.D. - Senior Fellow, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Evaluating the Benefits of Distribution System Deferrals
Ronny Sandoval - Energy Efficiency Programs, conEdison

Measuring it Right: Best Practices in the Selection and Implementation of Cost-Effectiveness Tests
Robin LeBaron - National Home Performance Council

The Regulation of Fracking

Shale Gas - A County Perspective
Michael Krancer - Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

What’s Happening and What Do We Envision?

Perspective from the Gas Industry
Gary Sypolt - CEO, Dominion Energy


2012 Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners 2012


Emerging Technologies

Advanced Light Water Reactors (Small Modular Reactors)
Dr. Jess C. Gehin - Lead, Reactor Technology R&D, Reactor & Nuclear Systems Division, US DOE

Advanced Technologies for Western Conference
Richard Lordan - Senior Technical Executive, Transmission, EPRI

Emerging Technology: Enhancing the Performance of Geothermal Power Production
Susan Petty - AltaRock Energy

Energy Storage: Appreciating the Diversity of Uses
Audrey Lee, Ph.D. - Energy Advisor, Office of the President, California Public Utilities Commission

Geo-Magnetically Induced Currents
Richard Lordan - Sr. Technical Executive, Transmission, EPRI

The Future is Efficient - Emerging Technologies Outlook 2012
Jeff Harris - Director, Emerging Technologies, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Integrating Variable Resources at Lowest Cost

Meeting Renewable Energy Targets in the West at Least Cost: The Integration Challenge
Lisa Schwartz - Regulatory Assistance Project

NWPP Members’ Market Assessment and Coordination Initiative
Elliot Mainzer - Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Bonneville Power

The biggest electricity challenge in the West: Lowering the cost of integrating variable generation
Doug Larson - Executive Director, Western Interstate Energy Board

Xcel Energy
Tom Imbler - Vice President of Commercial Operations, Xcel

What is the Future of Telecommunications Regulation?

Telecommunications Deregulation: 2010 – 2012
Sherry Lichtenberg, Ph.D. - NRRI

Will We Have Enough Water?

California American Water
Rob MacLean - President, California American Water


Staff Subcommittee on International 2012 Conference Calls 2012

Staff Subcommittee on International Relations

Conference Call February 2, 2012

Addressing the U.S. Department of Defense Mission Assurance Concerns and Renewable Energy Mandates
Rick Tempchin - Executive Director, Retail Energy Services, EEI

Conference Call June 11, 2012

The Public-Private Partnership Development Program in Ukraine
Jason Czyz, Esq., CE3D

Conference Call May 30, 2012

How Will Energy Demand Develop in the Developing World?
Catherine Wolfram, Orie Shelef, and Paul Gertler - UC Berkley

Conference Call October 10, 2012

Energy Development in Emerging Markets: Understanding and meeting Local Needs
Thomas Callsen, PE - Weldy/Lamont Associates

Conference Call September 9, 2012

Smart Grid: An Example of Technology Innovation and Issues in Regulated Markets
Ashley C. Brown - Executive Director, Harvard Electricity Policy Group, Harvard University


2012 NARUC Winter Committee Meetings 2012

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Federal Agency Reports

Federal Communications Commission
Joel Gurin - Chief Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

Life on Main Street, Real Life Issues of Modern Grid Security

Consumer Pulse and Segmentation
Patty Durand - Executive Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

How is Individual Privacy Protected in a World of Extensive Personal Data Collection & Processing
Dr. Tom Reddoch - Senior Technical Executive, EPRI

Protecting Consumer Privacy
Lillie Coney - Associate Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Should VoIP Service Outages Continue to Stay Under the Radar?

Outage Reporting for Broadband and VoIP Services
Mike Oldak - VP & General Counsel, Utilities Telecom Council


Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Gas Demand Response and Smart Technologies

LDC Metering Programs
Thomas Pearce - Ohio Public Utilities Commission

Natural Gas in a Smart Energy Future: Technology Update
James Marean - Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Sector, Gas Technology Institute

Overview: Centerpoint Energy
Chuck Harder - Senior Director of Regulatory Policy and External Relations , CenterPoint


Committee on Electricity

Life on Main Street, Real Life Issues of Modern Grid Security

Consumer Pulse and Segmentation
Patty Durand - Executive Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

How is Individual Privacy Protected in a World of Extensive Personal Data Collection & Processing
Dr. Tom Reddoch - Senior Technical Executive, EPRI

Protecting Consumer Privacy
Lillie Coney - Associate Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Hydraulic Fracturing: Is this a magic bullet for energy independence?

Focus on Transparency: Introduction to FracFocus
Mike Smith - FracFocus Partner, IOGCC Executive Director

Horizontal Drilling & Hydraulic Fracturing
Doug Louis - Director, Conservation Division, Kansas Corporation Commission

Less is More: SEE Action and the Power of Efficiency

DSM Performance Measures
Will Wynn

Less is More: SEE Action and the Power of Efficiency
Phyllis Reha

Less is More: SEE Action and the Power of Efficiency
Kathleen Hogan

Less is More: SEE Action and the Power of Efficiency
Mark Sylvia

Less is More: SEE Action and the Power of Efficiency
Gene Rodrigues

Progress in Bulk Energy Storage

Progress in Grid Energy Storage
Imre Gyuk

Unlocking value from existing utility assets
Chris Shelton

XTreme Power: The Power to Control
Carlos Coe


Committee on Gas

Gas Demand Response and Smart Technologies

LDC Metering Programs
Thomas Pearce - Ohio Public Utilities Commission

Natural Gas in a Smart Energy Future: Technology Update
James Marean - Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Sector, Gas Technology Institute

Overview: Centerpoint Energy
Chuck Harder - Senior Director of Regulatory Policy and External Relations , CenterPoint

Hydraulic Fracturing: Is this a magic bullet for energy independence?

Focus on Transparency: Introduction to FracFocus
Mike Smith - FracFocus Partner, IOGCC Executive Director

Horizontal Drilling & Hydraulic Fracturing
Doug Louis - Director, Conservation Division, Kansas Corporation Commission

Life on Main Street, Real Life Issues of Modern Grid Security

Consumer Pulse and Segmentation
Patty Durand - Executive Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

How is Individual Privacy Protected in a World of Extensive Personal Data Collection & Processing
Dr. Tom Reddoch - Senior Technical Executive, EPRI

Protecting Consumer Privacy
Lillie Coney - Associate Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center

LNG: Out Through the In Door?

APGA Position on the Export of LNG
David Schryver - Executive Vice President, American Public Gas Association

Impacts of North American LNG Export
Gary L. Sypolt - Executive Vice President, Dominion Resources, Inc.

LNG: Out Through the In Door?
Christopher Smith - Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. DOE

Pipeline Safety Challenges and Opportunities for Industry, Government, and Safety Advocates

Reducing Pipeline Risk With Technology
Eddie Johnston - Managing Director, Infrastructure Sector, Gas Technology Institute

The Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Perspective
Donald Santa - President, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America


Committee on International Relations

AEP's Renewable Energy Initiatives

Future Focus of NARUC/USAID Programs

International Renewable Energy Initiatives

Mexico's Initiatives with respect to Renewable Energy

USAID Six Regulatory Challenges Going Forward


Committee on Telecommunications

Is Deregulation a Dirty Word? Assessing Recent State Telecommunications Reform Efforts

Change in ILEC Lines
Ramona Carlow - Vice President, Public Policy, AT&T

Communications Policy: The State of the States
John Stephenson - American Legislative Exchange Council

Telecommunications Regulation in North Dakota
Rep. Blair Thoreson - ND House of Representatives

Regulatory Federalism in the 21st Century: What is the Role of the States Going Forward?

Role of State Utility Commissions in Modern Networks
Peter Bluhm - Rolka, Loube, Saltzer Associates

Should VoIP Service Outages Continue to Stay Under the Radar?

Outage Reporting for Broadband and VoIP Services
Mike Oldak - VP & General Counsel, Utilities Telecom Council


Committee on Water

Replacement Prioritization - More than (Pipeline) Skin Deep
Frank Grablutz - Senior Project Engineer, Aqua

A New Card on the ROE Table

A New Approach for Estimating the Equity Risk Premium Applied to Public Utilities
Pauline M. Ahern and Frank J. Hanley - AUS Consultants

Performance Measures and Benchmarking - What Works for Water?
Lisa Sparrow - NAWC; Scott Haskins - CH2M Hill; Stephen Schmitt - American Water Works


NARUC-FERC Emerging Issues Collaborative

Gas and Electric Interdependencies
Anna Cochrane - Deputy Director, Office of Energy Market Regulation. FERC


NARUC-FERC Smart Response Collaborative

A Day in the Life of the MISO Market
Paul J. Feldman - MISO Board

Green Button: Smart Response
Aneesh Chopra - United States CTO, White House Offi ce of Science & Technology Policy

Smart Response Now

Current Customers Providing Smart Response Service to the Grid
Allen Freifeld - Senior Vice President, Law & Public Policy, Viridity Energy

Integrated Meter Data, Energy Efficiency & Demand Response
Sarav Periasamy - President & CEO, PERI Software

Princeton Power Systems
Darren Hammell - Executive VP Business Development, Princeton Power


Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs

Consumer Roundtable

National Consumer Law Center
Olivia Wein - National Consumer Law Center


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

How Reliable Is the Electric System? A Country-Wide View
Joseph H. Eto, Staff Scientist , DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Transmission & Distribution Efficiency: A More Efficient Electrical System and a Lower Carbon Future
Karen R. Forsten, Director – Renewable Integration, Operations & Planning Power Delivery and Utilization, EPRI

NERC Standard Compliance: How are we doing?

NERC’s Compliance Program and Initiatives
Rebecca Michael, Associate General Counsel, NERC

Reliability Compliance for 2012: Positive Changes and Continued Concerns
Matthew McVee, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP

Reliability Compliance: How are we doing?
James Fama, Vice President-Energy Delivery, EEI


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

What are YOU doing to comply with FERC Order 1000?

FERC Order 1000: Transmission Planning & Cost Allocation Implications for the Northeast
Ray Stalter - Director, Regulatory Affairs, NYISO

FERC Order No. 1000: Compliance Efforts
Lindy Fisker - Director, Federal Regulation, Arizona Public Service Company

FERC Order No. 1000: MISO
Rob Berntsen - VP, State Regulatory, MISO

Order 1000 Compliance...Looking Back to Look Forward
Craig Glazer - VP, Federal Government Policy, PJM, Inc.


Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Federal Standards and the Future of Energy Efficient Lighting

Next Generation Lighting Programs: Opportunities to Advance Efficient Lighting for a Cleaner Environment
Peter Banwell

Summary of IEE LED Reflector Lamp Recommendations Project
Adam Cooper


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Natural Gas in the Transportation Market: Regulation, Business Models, Needed Infrastructure, and Rates
Cynthia J. Marple - Director, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, American Gas Association

Should the U.S. Export LNG?
Ken Costello - Principal, NRRI

The EIA’s Long-Term Outlook for U.S. Natural Gas Markets, AEO2012 Early Release Overview
Angelina LaRose - Team Leader, Gas Markets Team, Office of Energy Analysis, U.S. EIA


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

911.gov : National 911 Program Update
Laurie Flaherty - US DOT

How the CAF Order Affects the States
Bob Loube - Rolka, Loube, Saltzer Associates

RUS Telecommunications 2012 - Investment Activity
Jessica Zufolo - Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, USDA


Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

EOR: What's Next
Mike Blincow, Director of Anthropogenic CO2 Supply, Denbury Resources, Inc

Major DOE/FE Deomonstration Projects and Large-Scale Field Tests
Thomas A. Sarkus, Office of Major Demonstrations, NETL

Opportunities for a Positive Regulatory Framework
Sharry Tucker, Governmental Affairs Consultant, Denbury Resources Inc


Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future

Blue Ribbon Commission: Potential Program Impacts
Dr. Pete Lyons - Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, DOE

Nuclear Waste Storage and Fee Issues
Michael F. McBride - Van Ness Feldman, PC

Overview of the Final Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future
Richard A. Meserve - Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future


Critical Infrastructure Commissioner Workshop - Indianapolis 2011

Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Cyber Security Training - CI Commissioner Workshop Indianapolis
Miles Keogh, Thom Pearce

Cyber Security Training - CI Commissioner Workshop Indianapolis
Miles Keogh, Patrick Miller, Richard Lichtenfels and Alan Rivaldo


NARUC 123rd Annual Meeting 2011

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Empowering the Consumer: What Does it Mean? How do You Achieve it?

Foresight: The Front End of Innovation - The Future of Energy & Experience Design
Garry Golden - Energy Futurist

Leading With Consumer Curiosity: Accelerating energy efficiency programs by listening to the consumer
Kristen (Kris) T. Bowring - Sr. Director, Platform Lead, Home and Energy Management, Best Buy

Perfect Power Institute
John Kelly - Executive Director, Galvin Electricity Initiative

The Customer Roadmap: Customers as Co-Creators of Value
Peter Honebein - Principal, Customer Performance Group

The Industrial Consumer Perspective
Steve Spinner

The Double-Edged Sword: Credit Cards, Consumers, and Utility Bills

Prepaid Metering at Brunswick EMC
Robert “Chip” Leavitt - CE0, Brunswick EMC

Related Resolution of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
NASUCA


Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Don't Touch That! Stray Voltage Issues

Contact Voltage in the Urban Landscape
Dave Kalokitis

Lone Worker Management Briefing

Lone Worker Technology
Anthony Neal

The Good News: Getting Traction in Cybersecurity

Dealing With Cyber Threats
Jim Fama


Committee on Electricity

Interconnection-Wide Electric System Planning: Some Early Results Are In!

Interconnection-Wide Planning in the Eastern Interconnection
Whiteley/Gunn

Transmission Planning in the ERCOT Interconnection
Lasher/Nelson

Western Interconnection Regional Transmission Expansion Planning
Nickell/Tarpey


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

ACEEE 2011 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard
Neal Elliott


Concurrent Session

Are We There Yet? The FCC, Universal Service/ICC Reform, and the Future

Modernizing and Streamlining Universal Service and Intercarrier Compensation
Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau and Carol Mattey, Deputy Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau

Beyond Petroleum: Alternative Fueled Vehicles and the Utility Sector

Alternative Fueled Vehicle Experience at BGE
Wayne Harbaugh - VP, Pricing & Regulatory Services, BGE

New Vehicle Technology and Utility Regulation
Miles Keogh - Director, Grants and Research, NARUC

The Scenario Driver: Six-Plus Dollar Gas

Getting it Right: EPA Rules, Cleaning the Grid, Maintaining Reliability

EPA Rules, Cleaning the Grid, Maintaining Reliability
George Offen - Sr. Technical Executive, EPRI

Like a Bridge over Troubled Water: Resiliency Plans for National Disasters

Missouri American Water Joplin Tornado Response: Operational Challenges and Priorities Then and Now
Frank Kartmann - President, Missouri American Water

Resiliency Plans for National Disasters
Walton Hill - Sr. Vice President, United Water

Southern Company: Restoring Power
Daniel Glover - VP, Power Delivery, Southern Company

Making Ends Meet: Ratepayers and the Recession

A Non-Profit Organization’s Capabilities for Utility Assistance Program Administration
Cindy Datig - Executive Director, Dollar Energy Fund

Making Ends Meet: Ratepayers and the Recession
Bryan Batson - Senior Vice President, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, AGL Resources

Ratepayers and the Recession
Roger Colton - Fisher, Sheehan and Colton

What is Happening in Colorado
William Levis - Consumer Counsel, Colorado Dept. Of Regulatory Agencies

Safety First! How Pipeline Safety Programs are Evolving

Pipeline Safety Program: Ohio Highlights
Cheryl Roberto - Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of O

Regulatory Efforts to Enhance Pipeline Safety: The Rhode Island Experience
Paul Roberti - Commissioner, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission

Supply and Demand: Protecting Water Resources for Future Needs

Natural Gas: Smarter Power Today
David Blackmon - Director, Government Affairs, El Paso Exploration and Production Corporation

Power Plant Water Use - 500 MW Simple Cycle Fossil Plant
Thomas Effinger - Manager, Environmental; SCANA Corporation

Supply & Demand
Nick DeBenedictis - Chairman, CEO & President, Aqua America

The Future is Unwritten: New Energy Technologies and What Regulators Need to Know

Technologies of the Future for Natural Gas Operations
Ron Edelstein - Gas Technology Institute

The Future of Nuclear Power in the United States

Future of Nuclear Power
Warner Baxter - President & CEO, Ameren Missouri

U.S. Nuclear Power Policy and R&D Programs
Dr. Peter Lyon - Ass't Sec for Nuclear Energy, US DOE


General Session

The Outlook for Energy: a view to 2030
William M. Colton - Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning of Exxon Mobil Corporation


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

FERC on Vegetation Management

Working Together to Improve Vegetation Management Practices
Hegerle

Measuring Consumer Benefi ts of the SmartGrid

Maximizing Smart Grid Customer Benefits: Measurement and Other IImplications for IOUs and Regulators
Paul Alvarez - Principal and Practice Leader, MetaVu

Measuring Consumer Benefits of SmartGrid

Courtright EPRI SmartGrid Consumer Benefits
Courtright

SmartGrid Consumer Benefits
Goldman

Taking Risks: How do utilities and merchant developers evaluate risk?

Evaluating Project Risk
Riley

Taking Risks: How do utilities and merchant developers evaluate risk?

Power Generation: Update/Outlook
McCullough

Taking Risks: how do utilities and merchant developers evaluate risk?

REGULATORY UNCERTAINTY:
Kooper


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Gas Choice: Do Residential Customers Benefit?
Ken Costello, Principal, NRRI

Hydraulic Fracturing: Placing What We Know Today in Perspective
Ken Costello, Principal, NRRI


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Petitions or Preemption: Wireless Authority and Section 332
Karlen Reed - Director, Competition Division, Massachusetts DTC

2018 The End of the PSTN?

Sun-Setting the PSTN
Adam Drobot - 2M Companies


The Grid Game: Renewable Edition 2011


The Grid Game: Renewable Edition
Miles Keogh, NARUC


Webinar: Bridging Clean Air and Peak Demand 2011


Bridging Clean Air and Peak Demand
Chris James, Regulatory Assistance Project

Bridging Clean Air and Peak Demand
Eric Wilkinson, ISO New England

Stationary Diesel Engines
Melanie King, EPA

webinar recording: Bridging Clean Air and Peak Demand


EM&V for Energy Efficiency: The Basics and Beyond 2011


EM&V State Example: Maryland
Kevin Cooney, Navigant Consulting

EM&V State Example: Texas
Kevin Cooney, Navigant Consulting

How Can EM&V Play a Role in Air Quality Planning
Ken Colburn Regulatory Assistance Project

Introduction to EM&V: Options and Approaches
Kathleen Gaffney, KEMA

Models, Roles, and Responsibilities for EM&V
Kathleen Gaffney

Planning EM&V: Balancing Costs and Value of Information
Kevin Cooney, Navigant Consulting


Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council meeting 2011


EISPC Agenda Sept 22-23 2011


Webinar: Exploring Aggregated Net Metering in Arizona 2011


A Survey of State Practices
Kevin Fox

Aggregated Net Metering: Policymakers' Perspectives
Kris Mayes

Exploring Aggregated Net Metering in Arizona and Beyond: A Review and Discussion
Barbara Keene and Elijah Abinah

Recording: Exploring Aggregated Net Metering in Arizona and Beyond


Webinar: Third Party Energy Efficiency Providers 2011


Administrative Options for Energy Efficiency Programs in Colorado
Commissioner Baker, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

From Idea to Implementation
Scott Johnstone, District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility

Who Should Deliver Ratepayer Funded Energy Efficiency?
Rich Sedano, Regulatory Assistance Project


Serving National Security: A Conversation with DHS, DoD and Other Stakeholders 2011


Collaboration: The Hawaii Experience
Ron Cox

DOD Concerns About Grid Reliability: Some Talking Points
Mike Warwick

Energy Security and Utility Collaboration with our Department of Defense Partners
Dan Tunnicliff

Energy Security Collaboration
C. A. Skip Cofield


2011 NARUC Summer Committee Meetings 2011

Committee on Electricity

Alternative Fuels Vehicles

GM’s Advanced Propulsion Strategy
Alex Keros - Sr. Engineer, Electric & Hydrogen Infrastructure, General Motors

Natural Gas Vehicles A Real Transporation Solution - Today
Michael W. Allman - CEO, Southern California Gas Company

The Near Future of Electric Transportation
Henry A. “Hank” Courtright - Sr. Vice President, EPRI

Transforming our Nation’s Transportation Sector: The Role of Natural Gas
Dr. Kathryn Clay - Executive Director, Clean American Transporation Alliance (CATA)

Electric Reliability Starts With The Bulk Electric System

Smarter Transmission Roadmap: Technical Response To Industry Trends Impacting Reliability
Hank Courtright, Senior Vice President, Electric power Research Institute

Transmission: A Key Element In Bulk Power Reliability
David Owens, Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute


Committee on Gas

Gas Technology Institute Update

Natural Gas in a Smart Energy Future
Ron Edelstein - Gas Technology Institute

Pipeline Safety, Transmission and Distribution Integrity. What Needs to be done and how will it be paid for?

Pipeline Safety Action Plan
Tim Butters - Deputy Director, Office of Pipeline Safety

Pipeline Safety Technology Needs
Ron Edelstein - State Regulatory Director, GTI

Pipeline Safety, Transmission and Distribution
Jesus Soto - El Paso Corp.

Pipeline Safety: Moving to a Safer Future
Larry Bogard - Intergrys Corp.

PowerAdvocate - New and Unique Data and Technology Offerings

Using Data and Intelligence for Regulatory Support
Sean Riley - Director, Energy Intelligence Group , PowerAdvocate

Price Stability

Opportunities in the Natural Gas Value Chain
James Zadvorny - Director, encana

Summary of ACSF/BPC Report on Fostering Stable Natural Gas Markets
Gregory C. Staple - CEO, American Clean Skies Foundation

The New Natural Gas Reserve Estimates

Potential Supply of Natural Gas in the United States
Report of the Potential Gas Committee

US Natural Gas Market Update: Technology, Oil & NGLs Transform the Market
Porter Bennet - CEO, Bentex


Committee on International Relations

Global Perspectives on Balancing the Energy Mix in the Future

Global Perspectives on Balancing the Energy Mix in the Future: Offshore Oil and Gas
Gaétan Caron

Global Perspectives on Balancing the Energy Mix in the Future: The Mexican Experience
Francisco Salazar

Jamaica Power System Characteristics
Maurice Charvis

Roadmap 2050: A practical guide to a prosperous, low-carbon Europe
Michael Hogan


Committee on Telecommunications

Call Completion

Call Termination Issues
Bob Gnapp - Director, Deman Assurance & Network Analysis, NECA

Mergers: The Road to Duopoly or Path to Competitive Panacea?

AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile Would Harm Competition and Consumers with No Public Interest Benefit
Charles McKee - VP of Federal and State Government Aff airs , Sprint

Comments on AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
Hal J. Singer - Navigant Economics

Technical Capabillity of Cellular

Addressing Mobile Data Growth
Richard Engelman - Director, Spectrum Resources Legal and Government Affairs, Sprint

Mobile Broadband Spectrum Considerations
Peter Rysavy - Rysavy Research

Mobile Wireless and Broadband: A Rural Perspective
Daryl Atley Zakov - Associate, Bennet & Bennet, PLLC


Committee on Water

National Association of Water Companies
Michael Deane - Executive Director, NAWC

Best Practices and Legislative Initiatives - Crossroads to Success

ARM’s Three Legs: We’re Not in the 70’s Anymore
Steve L. Klick - Executive Policy Mgr, Office of PA PUC Chairman Powelson

Legislative Changes Under Consideration in Ohio
Sue Daly - Ohio Public Utilities Commission

California 2010 Water Action Plan

The Water Action Plan: The New New Plan for California Investor-Owned Water Utilities
Rami Kahlon - Director, Division of Water and Audits, CA Public Utilities Commission

Decoupling

An Empirical Study of Impact of Decoupling on Cost of Capital
Michael J. Vilbert, Ph.D. - The Brattle Group

Performance Measures for Water Infrastructure Programs - A Practical Response

NRRI - A Call for Water Utility Reliability Standards

Technology Moving Water Forward

Technology Moving Water Forward
Brian J. Graham, P.E. - Director of Technical Services, United Water

Technology Moving Water Forward
Marc A. Lucca - Vice-President, Production, AQUA

US EPA Update

US EPA Drinking Water Program Update
Mindy Eisenberg - Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, EPA

Valencia Water Company - Communication about New Tiered Rates

Communicating With Customers About Rates
reg Milleman - Vice President, Administration, Valencia Water Company


General Session

Global Energy Supply: How Will We Meet What the World Needs in a Time of Uncertainty?

A Blueprint for Common Sense Energy Policy
Gregory H. Boyce - Chairman and CEO, Peabody Energy Corporation

Chesapeake Energy Overview
Aubrey McClendon - Chairman and CEO, Chesapeake Energy

The Events at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant: What it May Mean for the United States

Fukushima Daiichi: Lessons-Learned & U.S. Response
Mary Pietrzyk - Manager, Policy Development, Nuclear Energy Institute

Fukushima: What it means for credit ratings
Sharon Bonelli - Managing Director Fitch Ratings

The Accident at Fukushima: Implications For Existing and New U.S. Nuclear Reactors
Per F. Peterson - Professor and Chair, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Electric Market Outlook

EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2011: Focus on Electricity Sector Projections
Michael Leff, Office of electricity, coal, Nuclear & Renewables Analysis, US Dept of Energy

Electric Market Outlook
Steve Michals, Branch Chief, Division of Energy Market Oversight, Office of Enforcement, FERC

EPA Initiatives Targeted at Coal Plants: How Will Electric Markets Be Effected?
Andrew Weissman, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Energy Business Watch

Role of Public Service Commissions in Economic Development

Evaluating Reliability Benefits
Michael Sullivan, President & CEO, Freeman, Sullivan & Co.


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Gas Hedging: Should Utilities Do Less and Do It Differently?
K en Costello - Principal , National Regulatory Research Institute


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Overview of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future

The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Charles W. Forsberg - Executive Director MIT Nuclear Fuel Cycle Study


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Reports by National Representatives

Overview of the RUS Telecommunications Loan and Grant Programs
Jessica Zufolo - Deputy Administrator, RUS


Coal at the Brink? Is Carbon Capture & Storage In Jeopardy? 2011

Staff Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

Paying for CCS
Jim Wood, Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE Fossil Energy


Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

CO2 and Warming Lasts Effectively Forever
Armond Cohen, Executive Director - Clean Air Task Force

Coal at the Brink?
Commissioner Jon McKinney, West Viriginia

NIPSCO Electric Generation Assets
David Hadley, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Northern Indiana Public Service Company


MACRUC 16th Annual Education Conference 2011


Fukushima Daiichi

Japanese Nuclear Accident and U.S. Response
Paul Genoa - Sr. Director Policy Development, Nuclear Energy Insitute

How Dynamic should Dynamic Pricing Be?

Dynamic Rates and Smart Meter Benefits
Lisa Wood - Executive Directory, Institute for Electric Efficiency

Illinois Case Study and Perspectives of a Consumer Advocate
Chris Thomas - Director of Policy, Illinois Citizens Utility Board (CUB)

Wholesale Price Responsive Demand
Scarp

Marcellus Shale: Water and Environmental Issues

Hydraulic fracturing and the Marcellus
D. Nathan Meehan - Sr. Executive Advisor, Baker Hughes Inc.

Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Dr. Jim Richenderfer - ector, Technical Programs, Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Operational and Infrastructure Issues: Marcellus Shale

End Use Opportunities
M. Elise Hyland - President, Commercial Operations

Marcellus Shale - The Beast in the East: Implications for the Northeast Market
Tom Sherman - Manager, Energy Analysis, BENTEK Energy

Seneca Resources: Drill Management Program
John McGinnis - Sr. VP, Seneca Resources, Inc

The Marcellus Experience in Pennsulvania: Overview of Challenges and Opportunities
Tyrone Christy - Commissioner, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Volts, Bolts and Jolts: Nobody Rides for Free

Electric Vehicles and Electricity Regulation
Miles Keogh - Director of Grants & Research, NARUC

Plug-in Electric Vehicles: A Utility Regulatory Discussion
Watson Collins, P.E. - Manager, Business Development, Northeast Utilities

Potential Regulatory Pitfalls for PEVs
Dan Cleverdon - DC PSC


Joint Meeting of NARUC, NASEO, and NACAA states 2011

Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation

Clean Air Rules Facing the Power Industry
Bill Becker - NACAA

Credit for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Air Quality Plans
Tad Aburn - Air Director, Maryland Department of the Environment

EPA’s EE - Clean Air Strategy Update
Julie Rosenberg - Chief, State & Local Climate and Energy Program, EPA

Facing tough realities: Energy and environmental issues in 2011 and beyond
Sue Tierney - Analysis Group

Is Reliability a Real Issue for power plants given the EPA rules?
Sue Tierney - Analysis Group

Least-Cost Decision Rules for Utilities and Regulators in 21st Century Electricity Markets
Mark Cooper - Sr. Fellow for Economic Analysis, Institute for Energy and the Ene

Special Reliability Scenario Assessment: Resource Adequacy Impacts of Potential U.S. Environmental Regulations
John Moura - Manager, Reliability Assessment

State Energy Offices: "Energy-Air-Utility Priorities"
David Terry - Executive Director, NASEO

Top 10 Myths and Facts About the Toxics Rule: The Uncomfortable Truths About Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants
Mary A. Gade, J.D. - Gade Environmental Group, LLC

Top Priorities in 2011 for State Utility Commissioners
Charles D. Gray - Executive Director, NARCU

Using Energy Efficiency to Help Comply with Environmental Rules
Steven Nadel - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)


2011 Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners 2011


Clearing the Air: EPA's Regulations and Electric Generation

Clean Air Act Benefits Outweigh the Costs
James Martin - Region 8, EPA

Natural Gas Supply Assessment and Price Stability

Natural Gas Market Dynamics and Long Term Contracts
Scott Moore - VP of Marketing, Anadarko

North American Natural Gas Resources, Reserves and Production Responses
Dr. John B. Curtis

Regulators' Tool-Kit: Preparing for Uncertainty

"May you live in interesting times...": The Regulators’ Tool-Kit in an Era of Uncertainty
Susan Tierney - Analysis Group

Scenario Planning: Avoiding Future Shocks

Introduction to Scenario Planning
Gerald Harris - President,. The Quantum Planning Group

Scenario Planning
John Savage - Oregon PUC

WECC Scenario Planning Process
Bradley Nickell - Director, Transmission Planning, WECC

The Telecommunications Market: Looming Monopolies

Winning with IPTV
Denice Hasty -VP IPTV Marketing, CenturyLink

[States and] The Big Squeeze
Susan Crawford

Turbulance Ahead: Water Issues in the West

California American Water
Robert G. MacLean - President, California American Water

Climate Change: Implications for Western Water
Kathleen Miller - National Center for Atmospheric Research

Water Implications of Advanced Energy Choices
Robin Newmark - Director, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, NREL


Transmission Technologies Institute 2011


Technology Provides New Transmission Options

Benefits of Energized Work in Electric Facilities
Dr. Aty Edris, Quanta Technology

Helping our Members work together to keep the lights on...today and in the future
Jay Caspary, Southwest Power Pool Electric Energy Network

Quanta Technology Advancing the Grid
Dr. Aty Edris, Quanta Technology

Transmission Innovation
Rob Binz, Public Policy Consulting

Transmission & Technologies 101

Transmission 101
Alison Silverstein, Alison Silverstein Consulting

Transmission Case Studies

Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) Technology - Application Cases
Dr. Aty Edris, Quanta Technology

New Transmission Options - Case Study Superconductor Cables
Jack McCall, American Superconductor

Overcoming Transmission Line Siting Challenges: Middletown-Norwalk Project
Albert W. Cretella, Burns & McDonnell

Transmission Grid Game

The Grid Game
Miles Keogh

Transmission Policy Drivers

Transmission from East to West
Professor Kristen Mayes & Commissioner Lauren Azar

Transmission Solutions from the CEO's Prospective

Crez Transmission Project Update
Hunter Hunt, CEO & President, Hunt Consolidated Energy


Up in the Air: What Utility and Air Regulators Need to Know About New EPA Rules 2011


Clean Air 101: A Brief Introduction
Eddie Terrill, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

Why the Electric Industry is Concerned with Environmental Regulations
David Littell - Commissioner, Maine PUC


2011 NARUC Winter Committee Meetings 2011

Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Don't Get Hacked! Cybersecurity Boot Camp
Patrick C Miller, EnergySec / NESCO; Bill Hunteman, US DOE; Miles Keogh, NARUC

A Black Swan? Geomagnetic Storms, Pandemics, & Cyber Events: Planning For The Uncertain

EMP and Geomagnetic Storms: Risk, Impact and Options
Avi Schnurr - President, Electric Infrastructure Security Council

Thoughts on Resilience & NERC's Severe Impact Resilience Task Force (SIRTF)
Tom Bowe - Executive Director Reliability Integration, PJM Interconnection


Committee on Electricity

A Black Swan? Geomagnetic Storms, Pandemics, & Cyber Events: Planning For The Uncertain

EMP and Geomagnetic Storms: Risk, Impact and Options
Avi Schnurr - President, Electric Infrastructure Security Council

Thoughts on Resilience & NERC's Severe Impact Resilience Task Force (SIRTF)
Tom Bowe - Executive Director Reliability Integration, PJM Interconnection


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Up in the Air: What Utility and Air Regulators Need to Know about new EPA Rules

Clean Air 101: A Brief Introduction
Eddie Terrill, Director, Air Quality Division, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

Why the Electric Industry is Concerned with Environmental Regulations
David Littell - Commissioner, Maine PUC

Variable Renewable Energy and Natural Gas: Two Great Things that Go Together or Best Not to Mix Them?

Integrating Natural Gas with Wind, Solar and other Renewables
Lynn Coles, Senior Engineer, Grid Integration Group, NREL

Integrating Wid Generation in the Bulk Electricity System
Aidan Tuohy, Senior Project Engineer, Electric Power Research Institute

Natural Gas Interaction with Wind and Solar Power
Richard Smead, Director, Navigant Consulting

Powering a Low Carbon Economy
Christopher Flavin - President, Worldwatch Institute

Risk, Uncertainty, and Ignorance: Analytic Tools for Least-Cost Strategies
Mark Cooper, Senior Research Fellow, Vermont Law School


Committee on Gas

Natural Gas Operations R&D Needs
Ron Edelstein - Gas Technology Institute

The Global Liquefied Natural Gas Industry/LNG 17 and the Opportunity for NARUC Participation
Jay Copan - Executive Director, LNG 17

Developing a Smart Energy System for the Future that Leverages Natural Gas

Natural Gas in a Smart Energy Future
Jim Marean - Gas Technology Institute

Natural Gas Transportation: A 'Here and Now' Solution

Clean Cities Program Overview
Tony Lindsay, P.E. - R&D Director, Gas Technology Institute

Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles: AT&T’s Path to a Cleaner Future
Jerome Webber - Vice President, AT&T Global Fleet Operations

Natural Gas Vehicles: A Real Transportation Solution - Today
Hal Snyder - Vice President of Customer Solutions, Southern California Gas Company

Natural Gas: The Fuel of Choice
David Hill - Natural Gas Economy, Encana Corporation

Realizing the Potential of Natural Gas: Moving Toward Market Stability
Byron Harris - Director, West Virginia Consumer Advocate Division

Pipeline Safety: Keeping America's Pipelines Safe and Secure

Natioanl Transportation Safety Board
Earl F. Weener - Board Member, NTSB

Realizing the Potential of Natural Gas: Moving Toward Market Stability

Long Term Contracting For Natural Gas
A. Scott Moore - Vice President of Marketing, Anadarko

Natural Gas Markets: A Review of History and an Outlook for the Future
Bruce B. Henning - Vice President, Energy Regulatory and Market Analysis, ICF International


Committee on International Relations

Encouraging Renewable Energy Development: A Handbook for International Energy Regulators
Bevan Flansburg

Incentive Regulation in the UK: Exporting and Importing Ideas
Branko Terzic


Committee on Water

2010 Great Lakes Water Rate Survey
Janice A. Beecher and Jason A. Kalmbach - Institute of Public Utilities-Michigan State University

Climate Resilience Evaluation & Awareness Tool (CREAT)
Curt Baranowski - Office of Water, Water Security Division, EPA

Current Topics in Water: Rate Design and Reliability
Scott J. Rubin

Foundation Research Related to Emerging Regulations
Rob Renner - Executive Director, Water Research Foundation

NAWC 2010 Water Policy Forum
Eric Thornburg - President, NAWC

Recent Customer Experiences: A New Way to Engage Customers
Dennis L. Ciemniecki - President, Regulated Business, United Water

The Differences in Water Rates of Municipal and Investor-Owned Utilities in California
Christian L. Aldinger, CPA - California Water Association

Reconciling Water Constraints and Reduced Consumption with Financial Viability

American Water
Paul G. Foran - VP and Counsel, Regulatory Programs, American Water

Challenges for the Water Industry: Reduced Water Consumption and Long Term Financial Sustainability
Nick DeBenedictis - Chairman and CEO, Aqua America

United Water Idaho
Greg Wyatt - Vice President and General Manager, United Water Idaho


NARUC-FERC Smart Response Collaborative

Consumer Education and Engagement

energyInSight
Gregory Knight - Division Vice President, Customer Service, CenterPoint Energy

PowerCentsDC
Brenda K. Pennington, Esq. - Interim People’s Counsel, Washington, D.C.

PowerCentsDC: A Smart Pricing Pilot in the Nation’s Capital
Rick Morgan - Commissioner, D.C. Public Service Commission; Chair, Smart Meter Pilot Program, Inc.

Frequency Response as a Tool for Grid Reliability

Energy Storage and Frequency Regulation
Andy Ott - Senior Vice President -Markets, PJM

ERCOT Demand Response
Kenneth W. Anderson, Jr. - Commissioner, Texas Public Utilities Commission

Use of Frequency Response Metrics to Assess the Planning and Operating Requirements for Reliable Integration of Variable Renewable Generation
Joseph H. Eto - Principal Investigator, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Update on FERC Activities on NIST Standards

Technical Conference on Smart Grid Interoperability Standards - January 31, 2011
Ray Palmer - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs

Engaging Customers and Fostering Energy Awareness with Smart Grid

Communication is the Key to a Successful Infrastructure Rollout
Michael Nantz - Director of Consumer Affairs, Georgia Public Service Commission

Our Smart Grid
Mike Youngblood - Manager of Rate Design, Idaho Power


Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future

Financing and Managing the U.S. Nuclear Waste Program
Joseph S. Hezir - EOP Group

NRC Decommissioning Funding Workshop
Thomas Fredrichs - Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Don't Get Hacked! Cyber Security Boot Camp 2011


Don't Get Hacked! Cybersecurity Boot Camp
Patrick C Miller, EnergySec / NESCO; Bill Hunteman, US DOE; Miles Keogh, NARUC


The C8 Meeting: A Conversation about Clean Coal, Climate Change, Carbon Capture, and China 2011

Staff Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

CCS Activities in the U.S. & China
Nicholas K. Akins

CCS Deployment and Status Update
Michael E. Moore

The C8 Meeting: A Conversation about Clean Coal, Climate Change, Carbon Capture, and China
David Mohler


The Price is Right: Making Dynamic Rates Work for Efficiency, Consumers, and the Smart Grid 2010

Worskhop

Making Dynamic Rates Work for Efficiency, Consumers, and the Smart Grid 2010

Connecting Smart Grid and Climate Change
Michael Jung, Silver Spring Networks

Rate Design and the Smart Grid
Lisa Wood, Institute for Electric Efficiency

Rate Design Options for Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Priya Sreedharan, E3: Energy + Environmental Economics

Tariff Design Options and Case Studies
Chris King, eMeter Strategic Consulting


NARUC 122nd Annual Conference 2010

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Let there be light! What do Consumers and State Commissions need to know about

Impending EISA Lighting Standards:Impacts on Consumers and Energy Efficiency Lighting Programs
Marianne DiMascio, Appliance Standards Awareness Project and Jeff Loiter, Optimal Energy, Inc.


Committee on Electricity

NIST Standards & White House Smart Grid Subcommittee

Overview & Goals For Ongoing Federal/State Collaboration
George Arnold, NIST

Say Hello To An Old Friend: The Future Role of Natural Gas In The Electrical Sector

Beyond Coal: Transforming America's Electricity Sector
Mark Kresowik, Northeast Regional Director, Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club

Natural Gas & Power Generation: The GHG Solution Is At Hand
Jack A. Fusco, President & CEO, Calpine Corporation

Natural Gas For Power Generation
Richard G. Smead, Director, Navigant Consulting Inc

Natural Gas Opportunities In The Electricity Generation Sector
Donald L. Mason, Esq., All American Energy Partners, LLC

Speaker Biographies

Stray Voltage Issues

Contact Voltage In The Urban Landscape: A Public Safety Hazard
David Kalokitis, CTO, Power Survey Company


Committee on International Relations

Building Electricity and Water Infrastructure After War-Angola
Jason Czyz, Esq - Deputy Director of Energy Programs, AED

PURC - International Outreach
Sanford Berg - Director of Water Studies, PURC

Smart Privacy for the Smart Grid
Ken Anderson - Assistant Privacy Commissioner & General Counsel, Ontario, Canada

World Forum on Energy Regulation V (May 2012) - Update


Committee on Telecommunications

Report from the Rural Utilities Service

Telecommunications Loan and Grant Programs for 2010
Jessica Zufolo - Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, USDA


Concurrent Session

Brother, Can You Spare $3 Trillion?

Financing Clean Power in the 21st Century
Ethan Zindler - Head of Policy Analysis, Bloomberg Energy and Finance

Building Consensus Among Diverse Parties

Building Consensus Among Diverse Parties: SPP Case Study
Phil Crissup, PE - Director Regional Transmission, Oklahoma Gas & Electric

SPP Highway-Byway Cost Allocation
Mike Palmer - Vice President, Commerical Operations , The Empire District Electric Co.

Dazed and Confused? Getting Your Agency Ready for Social Media

Dazed and Confused? Getting Your Agency Ready for Social Media
Andrew Heath - Director, Customer Satisfaction Services, E SOURCE

unpacking social media
Toby Vann - Sr. Vice President of Engagement Planning/Digital Director, GMMB

Gone With the Wind

The Status of State RPS Efforts: Trends and Challenges
Mark Sinclair - Clean Energy States Alliance

US REC Markets
Michel Di Capua - Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Infrastructure, Oversight and Disaster Response Issues in Natural Gas Pipeline Safety

2010 NARUC Annual Conference
Jeff Wiese

Making the Pipeline System Safer
Danny McGriff - NAPSR National Chairman

Pipeline Safety: Planning for a Safer Future
Rocco D’Alessandro - American Gas Association

Is our Long-Term Business Plan for Carbon Capture and Storage Correct?

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Sustaining Our Options
Henry A. "Hank" Courtright - Senior Vice President, EPRI

Natural Gas and Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Ron Edelstein - -Director Regulations and Government Relations, GTI

Rethinking Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Eugene M. Trisko - Attorney, ACCCE

School of Shale Rock: Hydraulic Fracturing and the Debate over its Impact

Advances in Drilling
John Richardson - President and COO, Energen Resources Corp.

Hydraulic Fracturing and the Debate Over its Impact
Robert F. Powelson - Commissioner, Pennsylvania PUC

The Marcellus Experience in Pennsylvania
Tyrone Christy - Vice Chairman, Pennsylvania PUC

The Return of the Wasteland: The Environmental Problems of Hydro-Fracturing
Bob Myers, Ph.D., Lock Haven University

Smart Meters? Smart Rates? What Really Works for Consumers?

Do Smart Rates 'Short Change' Consumers?
Ahmad Faruqui - The Brattle Group

Smart Grid - What do consumers want?
Nancy Brockway - NBrockway & Associates

Smart Watt?
Katherine Hamilton - President, Gridwise Alliance

Transforming the Future of Electric Distribution and Energy Consumption
Kenneth Mercado -Division Sr. Vice President , CenterPoint Energy, Inc

What's all this fuss I hear about smart meters?
Paula M. Carmody - Maryland People’s Counsel

The Climate Syndrome: Without Congressional Action, What Do State Regulators Need to Know?

Ontario's Story
Ken Quesnelle - Member, Ontario Energy Board

Planning for an Uncertain Future Case Study: Replacing Coal Units with Gas
Sam Waters - Director of System Planning & Regulatory Performance, Progress Energy Carolinas

Toolkit for Ensuring Reliable, Economic Responses to EPA’s Proposed Air Regulations
Sue Tierney - The Analysis Group


General Session

The Rural Broadband Challenge: The Recovery Act and Beyond

Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Jonathan Adelstein
Hon. Jonathan Adelstein - Administrator , USDA Rural Utilities Service

The State of our Infrastructure - How Water and Energy Utilities are Providing Solutions and How Wall Street is Responding

The State Of Our Infrastructure
Kevin B. Marsh - President and COO, South Carolina Electric and Gas

The State Of Our Infrastructure
Nick DeBenedictis - CEO, Aqua America, Inc.

The State Of Our Infrastructure
Mary Healey - President, NASUCA, Connecticut Offi ce of Peoples Counsel


Worskhop

Making Dynamic Rates Work for Efficiency, Consumers, and the Smart Grid 2010

Connecting Smart Grid and Climate Change
Michael Jung, Silver Spring Networks

Rate Design and the Smart Grid
Lisa Wood, Institute for Electric Efficiency

Rate Design Options for Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Priya Sreedharan, E3: Energy + Environmental Economics

Tariff Design Options and Case Studies
Chris King, eMeter Strategic Consulting


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

End Use Solutions Update
Ron Edelstein - Dir. Reg and Govt Relations, GTI

Rate Stabilization Mechanisms
Cynthia J. Marple - Director, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, American Gas Association

Infrastructure, Oversight and Disaster Response Issues in Natural Gas Pipeline Safety

Making the Pipeline System Safer
Danny McGriff - NAPSR National Chairman

Pipeline Safety: Planner for a Safer Future
Rocco D’Alessandro - Executive Vice President, NiCor Gas


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Carrier of Last Resort Obligations

Achieving the Broadband Vision for ALL Americans

COLR and Competition in a Broadband World
Mark E. Brown - Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Charter Communications

Impacts of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on COLR Obligations
Glenn Brown - McLean & Brown and the Rural Alliance

The COLR Challenge, Broadband, and Rural America
Jeff Lanning - Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs, CenturyLink

Where Have All the Minutes Gone?

Phantom Traffic & Access Avoidance
Bob Gnapp - Director, Demand Assurance & Network Analysis, National Exchange Carrier Association

Where Have All the Minutes Gone?
Tom McCabe - TDS Telecom


Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Activities
Dr. Pete Lyons - Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

US Advanced Light Water Reactor Development (ALWR) Program
Dave Modeen - Director, External Affairs, Nuclear Sector, EPRI


Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access

An Historical Overview of the Utility Market Access Partnership

DOE's Natural Gas Market Access Program for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses
Christopher J. Freitas - Senior Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

Funds Transfer Agent Agreement
Will Johnson - Chairman & President, Visage Energy

Historical Overview of the NARUC UMAP
Utility Market Access Partnership

New Connections - A Financial Services Symposium for Diverse and Emerging Firms - a National Partnership

DBL Equity Fund - BAEF II
Cynthia Ringo - Managing Partner , DBL Investors

Introduction to Cabrera Capital Markets, Inc.
Martin Cabrera - CEO, Cabrera Capital Markets, Inc.

SDG&E and SoCalGas' DBE Efforts & Finance Areas
Brian Chew - Director, Pension & Trust Investments, Sempra Energy

Southern California Edison: Diversity Firms in Financial Services
Greg Henry - Manager of Investments, Southern California Edison Company

The Investment Case for Emerging Managers
Johnita W. Mizelle - Head of Corporate, Endowment & Foundation Sales, Progress Investment Management Company


Renewable Energy Retreat 2010


Costs of Integration for Wind and Solar Energy: Large Scale Studies and Implications
Michael Milligan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

International Experience and EPRI R&D Efforts Related to Variable Generation
Karen Forsten, EPRI

Looking Forward: High Wind and Solar Penetration on the Grid
Judy Chang, The Brattle Group

Perspectives from a Grid Operator
Mike McMullen, Midwest ISO

Renewable Energy and the States
Miles Keogh, NARUC

Renewable Integration Model
Judy Chang, The Brattle Group

The Supply Curve of Flexibility: Options to Incorporate Wind and Solar onto the Grid
Brendan Kirby, Consult Kirby


Promoting Renewable Energy Development: An Introductory Workshop for Energy Regulators 2010


Adaptaciones al Marco Regulatorio: Emision de la Norma Tecnica de Generacion Distribuda Renovable en Guatemala (NTGRD)
Carlos Colom Bickford

Alternativas a las Feed-In Tariffs
John Gulliver
Pierce Atwood, LLP

Cap and Trade Example - MGGRA
John Shenot
Wisconsin Public Service Commission

Carbon Offsets, Cap and Trade, & Emission Trading
John Gulliver
Pierce Atwood, LLP

Carbon Offsets, Cap and Trade, & Emission Trading
John Gulliver
Pierce Atwood, LLP

Case Studies from the EU
John Gulliver
Pierce Atwood, LLP

Changes to the Regulatory Framework: Issuance of Technical Standard for Renewable Distribubted Generation in Guatemala (RDGTS)
Carlos Colom Bickford

Compensaciones por reducción del carbono, tope y comercio, comercio de emisiones
John Gulliver
Pierce Atwood, LLP

Ejemplo de tope y comercio - MGGRA
John Shenot
Wisconsin Public Service Commission

El modelo de las feed-in tariffs
John Shenot
Wisconsin Public Service Commission

Estudios de casos de la Unión Europea
John Gulliver
Pierce Atwood, LLP

FVE
John Gulliver
Pierce Atwood, LLP

Iniciativa Regional de Gases de Efecto Invernadero: un mercado del carbono para el noreste
Alice Miller
New York State Department of Public Service Commission

Introducción y descripción general
John Gulliver
Pierce Atwood, LLP

Introduction and Overview
John Gulliver
Pierce Atwood, LLP

Normas de la cartera
Alice Miller
New York State Department of Public Service Commission

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: A Carbon Market for the Northeast
Alice Miller
New York State Department of Public Service Commission

Renewable Portfolio Standards in the United States
Alice Miller
New York State Department of Public Service Commission

The Feed-In Tariff Model
John Shenot
Wisconsin Public Service Commission

VERS
John Gulliver
Pierce Atwood, LLP

Country Reports

Costa Rica- Energy Services Department- Renewable Energy
Marco Cordero and William Ramirez

El Salvador- Promoting Renewable Energy Development
Jose Calixto Arias

El Salvador- Renewable Energy Projects through the use of water resources
Jose Calixto Arias

Guatemala- Renewable Energies in Guatemala
Gustavo Ruano Martinez and German Antonio Juarez Vidaurre

Guyana- Guidelines for the Electricity Regulatory Framework in Guyana
Shankar Singh

Honduras- Legal Framework for Renewable Energy in Honduras and Prospects for Development
Miguel Angel Figueroa Rivera

Jamaica- Elements of the Legal and Regulatory Framework supporting Renewable Energy in the Jamaican Jurisdiction
Clement Jackson and Wayne McGregor

Jamaica- presentation supplement
Clement Jackson and Wayne McGregor

Mexico- Regulation of Renewable Energy in Mexico
Javier Flores Garcia

Panama- Legal and Regulatory Framework Supporting Renewable Energy in Panama
Elia Bim and Ruben Nieto

Reportes de países

Costa Rica- Direccion de Servicios de Energia- Energias Renovables
Marco Cordero and William Ramirez

El Salvador- Promoviendo el desarrollo de energia renovable
Jose Calixto Arias

El Salvador- Proyectos de Energia Ronovable, a traves de la utilizacion del recurso hidrico
Jose Calixto Arias

Guatemela- Energias Renovables en Guatemala
Gustavo Ruano Martinez y German Antonio Juarez Vidaurre

Guyana- Pautas para el marco regulatorio de la energia electrica en Guyana
Shankar Singh

Honduras- Marco Legal de Energia Renovable en Honduras y Perspectivas de Desarrollo
Miguel Angel Figueroa Rivera

Jamaica- Elementos del marco jurdico y regulador en apoyo a la energia renovable en la jurisdiccion jamaiquina
Clement Jackson y Wayne McGregor

Jamaica- suplemento de la presentación
Clement Jackson y Wayne McGregor

Mexico- Regulacion de las Fuentes de Energia Renovable en Mexico
Javier Flores Garcia

Panama- Marco Legal y Regulatorio que Apoya la Energia Renovable en Panama
Elia Bim y Ruben Nieto


2010 NARUC Summer Committee Meetings 2010

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Consumer Issues and ETC Designation

AT&T’s Lifeline Modernization Plan
Beth Fujimoto - Executive Director, Public Policy

ETC Designation
Irene Flannery - Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, FCC

ETC Designation: State Responsibilities
Bob Casey - Florida Public Service Commission

Value At Any Price? Lifeline Reform at the FC
Christine Mailloux - Staff Attorney, The Utility Reform Network


Committee on Electricity

Business Meeting

Can a State Order Its Utilities to File 'Feed-in Tariffs?' Two Paths to Non-Preemption
Scott Hempling

NERC and Bulk Power System Reliability
Jan Schori

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Standards Update July 2010

State-Level Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy: Comments on FERC's California Decision
Scott Hempling

Modernizing and Greening the Grid: The Challenges of Transmission Planning and Renewables Integration

Challenges of Transmission Planning and Renewables Integration
Doug McLaughlin

Eastern Interconnection States' PLanning Council - Current Issues
Hon. Lauren Azar

Interconnection?wide Transmission Analysis: Technical Work in the Midst of Major Policy Discussion
David Whiteley

Modernizing and Greening the Grid: The Challenges of Transmission Planning
John Bear

Modernizing and Greening the Grid: The Challenges of Transmission Planning and Renewables Integration
Jim Shetler

Modernizing and Greening the Grid: The Challenges of Transmission Planning and Renewables Integration
Mike Cashell

Planning in the 21st Century: The Black Sheep or the Crown Jewel of the Electric Industry?
Craig Glazer

Regional Transmission Planning in the West
Hon. Marsha Smith

Renewable Integration: California ISO Perspective
Dr. Keith Casey

Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation
Hon. Jon Wellinghoff

Shifting Gears: Accelerating the Shift to Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Joint Session with ERE)

Plug-In Electric Vehicles
Mark Duvall

Shifting Gears - Accelerating the Shift to Plug-in Electric Vehicles
Hon. Ron Binz

Shifting Gears to EVs and Plug-In Hybrids: The Ratepayer Perspective
Dave Ashuckian


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Advanced Research: Developing Options for a Carbon Constrained Future

A Business Plan for America's Energy Future
Sasha Mackler, American Energy Innovation Council

Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy
Dr. Mark Johnson, ARPA-E

Advanced Research: Developing Options for a Carbon Constrained Future
Hon. Paul Centolella, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Electric Power Research Institute: Technology Innovation
Rosa L. Yang, EPRI

State PUC Concerns Regarding Research, Deployment & Development for a Carbon Constrained World
Michael Dworkin, Vermont Law School

Biomass Generators: What Does the Future Hold?

A New Hampshire Case Study and Regulator's Perspective on Finding the Right Balance
Hon. Clifton Below, New Hampshire PUC

Biomass Environmental Implications
Danielle Fugere, Friends of the Earth

Biomass Power Drivers, Threts, Economics
Bill Carlson, Carlson Small Power Consultants

Biopower Status
Richard Bain, NREL

Energy Efficiency: A Fifty-Year Perspective

Energy Efficiency: Then and Now
Arthur H. Rosenfeld - Former Commissioner, California Energy Commission

ERE Committee Meeting

GTI's Building Energy Analysis and Carbon Management Information Center
Ron Edelstein

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
Hon. Paul Centolella, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

The Impact of Dynamic Pricing on Low Income Customers
Lisa Wood, Institute for Electric Efficiency

Feed-in Tariffs and Other Tariff Designs as the Tools for Ramping Up Renewable Resource Development

Challenges and Solutions to Successful Wholesale DG Markets: Feed-in Tariffs, Standard Contracts, Auction Mechanisms
Adam Browning, The Vote Solar Initiative

Competitive Feed-in Tariff - SREC Financing
Hon. Jeanne Fox, New Jersey BPU

Feed-in Tariffs in Oregon and Vermont
Lisa Schwartz, Regulatory Assistance Project

Hawaii Feed-in Tariff
Hon. John Cole, Hawaii PUC

Financing the Decarbonized Power Sector: What Everyone Should Know

Enabling Investments in Energy Efficiency: On-Bill, PACE, and Unsecured Financing Programs
Mark Zimring, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Financing the Decarbonized Power Sector
Joel Freehling, Shorebank

Implementing Energy Efficiency: Advanced Decoupling Objectives and Strategies

Decoupling: Characteristics and Impacts
Wayne Shirley, Regulatory Assistance Project

State Regulators and Climate Policy: What We Do Matters

Climate Realities and Utility Policies: Why States & Commissions Are So Important
Richard Cowart - The Regulatory Assistance Project

The Role of Commission Regulation in GHG Reduction
Andy Keeler - John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University


Committee on Gas

Hydraulic Fracturing Update: A Proven Well Completion Technology for Shale Gas
Hon. Bob Anthony - Chairman , Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and the Interaction of LNG and Shale Gas--What is Next for America?

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories LNG Cascading Damage Testing, Modeling, and Analysis
Mike Hightower

Global and US Gas Outlooks
Andrea Reyman-Cruz

Global Natural Gas Market Fundamentals
Darcel L. Hulse

LNG in the U.S., A FERC Perspective
Jeff C. Wright


Committee on International Relations

Contact Voltage in the Public Landscape

Detection of Contact Voltage in Electric Distribution Systems

Regulatory Development Framework in Saudi Arabia

Regulatory Environment for Electricity & Co-generation in Saudi Arabia


Committee on Telecommunications

Developments in Wireline Communications
Sharon Gillett - Chief Wireline Competition Bureau , FCC

Funding the National Broadband Plan through HCF Reform
Sherry Lichtenberg - NRRI

Consumer Issues and ETC Designation

AT&T’s Lifeline Modernization Plan
Beth Fujimoto - Executive Director, Public Policy

ETC Designation
Irene Flannery - Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, FCC

ETC Designation: State Responsibilities
Bob Casey - Florida Public Service Commission

Value At Any Price? Lifeline Reform at the FC
Beth Fujimoto - Executive Director, Public Policy

Funding the National Broadband Plan Through Federal Universal Service Fund Reform of the High-Cost Fund

Comments to the NBP/USF Panel (as delivered)
Larry S. Landis, Commissioner, IURC

How Does the Internet Really Work from an Engineering Perspective and Why Is That Important To State Regulators

Cable And The Internet
William Check, Ph.D. - National Cable & Telecommunications Association

How Does the Internet Really Work?
Larry Thompson, PE - CEO VantagePoint

How Is the Internet Different?
Dale N. Hatfield - University of Colorado

The Wireless Internet: T-Mobile Perspectives on the Customer Experience
Ambre Blatter - Director, Network Engineering & Operations, T-Mobile USA


Committee on Water

NARUC Utility Rate School
Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University

The Nashville Flood: The Images and Aftermath
Dr. Kenneth C. Hill - Director, Tennessee Regulatory Authority

Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanisms as a Necessary Regulatory Response
Stephen St. Marie - Advisor to Commissioner John A Bohn, California PUC

Australia: Water Reuse, Desalination and Drought Management

Partners in Managing Scarcity
Trevor Hill - President & CEO , Global Water Resources

Best Practices: Addressing Our Infrastructure Needs

Addressing Our Infrastructure Needs
Kimberly Joyce - Manager of Regulatory Affairs , Aqua America

Global Water Issues and Local Solutions

Student Association for International Water Issues (University of Reno)
Annie Lassaline and Claire Johnson - SAIWI

Sustainability - Two Projects that will help Arizona Reduce Reliance on Groundwater

Investing in Sustainable Water Solutions in the Arid Southwest
Paul Townsley - President, Arizona American Water

Sustainable Water Policy in Arizona
Kris Mayes - Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission

The Business of Being a Good Corporate Citizen

Middlesex Water Company
Dennis Doll - President & CEO, Middlesex Water Company

York Water
Jeff Hines - President, York Water

The Value of Water

Communicating the Value of Water
Walton Hill - Sr. Vice President, Regulatory Relations, United Water


General Session

Powering America (The Sequel)
James L. Turner - President, Duke Energy Franchised Electric & Gas

Quebec's Green Power


NARUC-FERC Smart Grid Collaborative

National Action Plan on Demand Response
David Kathan, Ph.D - FERC

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Standards Update
John McDonald -Chairman, SGIP Governing Board

Smart Grid Technical Advisory Project
Chuck Goldman - Project Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Status of Smart Grid Investment Grant Projects
Joe Paladino - DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

T&D Efficiency Initiative
Richard Lordan, PE - Technical Director, EPRI

Update on Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse
Lisa Schwartz - The Regulatory Assistance Project


Staff Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

Clean Coal Technologies: What Will We See in Our Lifetime?

United States Clean Coal Research, Development & Demonstration Programs
Joseph Giove III & Thomas A. Sarkus


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

The Sustainable Electricity Future: the Key Role of Storage in the Integration of Renewables

American Electric Power’s Utility-Scale Energy Storage
George Bjelovuk

Simulating California’s High Renewable Future: Implications for Integration Requirements, Wholesale Prices and GHG Emissions
Udi Helman

The Role of Energy Storage with Renewable Electricity Generation
Paul Denholm

Wind and Solar Generation and Storage Impacts on the California Grid: Results of Joint KEMA and CAISO Study Performed in 2009
David Hawkins


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

The Sustainable Electricity Future: the Role of Distributed Renewable Power Resources

California and Distributed Generation
Andy Schwartz

Distributed Generation: Benefits, Constraints & Policy Solutions
Kevin Fox

The Changing Role of Distributed Renewable Generation
Noah Long


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Recent NRRI Natural Gas Related Research Activities

How Performance Measures Can Improve Regulation
Ken Costello - Principal, National Regulatory Research Institute

How Regulators Should Use Natural Gas Price Forecasts
Ken Costello - Principal, National Regulatory Research Institute

Renewable Natural Gas: Diverse and Secure Supplies and Environmental and Efficiency Benefits

Renewable Biogas: Pipeline Biomethane
Hal Snyder - Vice President of Customer Solutions, Sempra Energy

Renewable Gas
Donald Chahbazpour - Director of Sustainable Gas Group, National Grid

Smart Energy: Helping Bring Biogas to the Region
Bill Edmonds - Director of Environmental Management & Sustainability, NW Natural


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

A Practical, Scalable, Modular ALWR
Mike Shepherd - VP Global Sales, B&W Nuclear Energy


Staff Subcommittee on State Universal Service Fund Administrators

Consumer Issues and ETC Designation
Bob Casey, Florida Public Service Commission


Staff Subcommittee on Water

NARUC Utility Rate School
Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University

The Nashville Flood: The Images and Aftermath
Dr. Kenneth C. Hill - Director, Tennessee Regulatory Authority

Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanisms as a Necessary Regulatory Response
Stephen St. Marie - Advisor to Commissioner John A Bohn, California PUC

Australia: Water Reuse, Desalination and Drought Management

Partners in Managing Scarcity
Trevor Hill - President & CEO , Global Water Resources

Best Practices: Addressing Our Infrastructure Needs

Addressing Our Infrastructure Needs
Kimberly Joyce - Manager of Regulatory Affairs , Aqua America

Global Water Issues and Local Solutions

Student Association for International Water Issues (University of Reno)
Annie Lassaline and Claire Johnson - SAIWI

Sustainability - Two Projects that will help Arizona Reduce Reliance on Groundwater

Investing in Sustainable Water Solutions in the Arid Southwest
Paul Townsley - President, Arizona American Water

Sustainable Water Policy in Arizona
Kris Mayes - Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission

The Business of Being a Good Corporate Citizen

Middlesex Water Company
Dennis Doll - President & CEO, Middlesex Water Company

York Water
Jeff Hines - President, York Water

The Value of Water

Communicating the Value of Water
Walton Hill - Sr. Vice President, Regulatory Relations, United Water


Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

Clean coal Technologies: What Will We See in Our Lifetime?

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the United States: The Regulatory Challenges Ahead
Jeffrey P. Price & Robert W. Gee

CO2 Capture and Storage
Henry A. "Hank" Courtright

EPA Coal Ash Proposal
Jim Sullivan

United States Clean Coal Research, Development & Demonstration Programs
Joseph Giove III & Thomas A. Sarkus


Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation

Financing the Decarbonized Power Sector: What Everyone Should Know

Financing the Decarbonized Electric Future: Our Biggest Challenge Yet?
Hon. Ron Binz, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

The Public Sector Role in Financing Energy Improvements
Angela Gould, California Energy Commission


MACRUC 15th Annual Education Conference 2010


Can Interstate Transmission Lines Bring Renewable Energy to the MACRUC Region?

Offshore Backbone Transmission Systems
Eli Farrah - Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

Coping with Uncertainty: Federal Climate Policy

Planning under Climate Change/ Environmental Uncertainty
Bruce Braine - Vice President, American Electric Power

Transitioning to a Carbon-Constrained World: The Role of PUCs
Rick Morgan - Commissioner, D.C. Public Service Commission

Has Increased Supply, such as Marcellus Shale, Made Natural Gas the New 'Low Carbon, Low Price' Fuel?

Marcellus Shale and Implications for the Northeast
Andrew Bradford - BENTEK Energy

Marcellus Shale Development in New York
Jack Dahl - Director, Bureau of Oil and Gas Regulation Division of Mineral Resources, NY DEP

The Marcellus Experience in Pennsylvania: Opportunities and Challenges
Tyrone Christy - Vice Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Is Nuclear Expansion Poised for Take-Off?

Nuclear Energy: Realistic Expectations
Richard Myers - VP Policy Development, Nuclear Energy Institute

The High and Rising Cost of Building Nuclear Reactors: Understanding the Implication of the Economic Failure of Nuclear Power for Climate and Energy Policy
Mark Cooper - Senior Fellow Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School

Why Nuclear? New Nuclear Power Plant Development
Chris Fallon - Vice President, Office of Nuclear Development, Duke Energy

The National Broadband Plan: What’s In It for the Mid-Atlantic

The National Broadband Plan
Sharon Gillett - Bureau Chief, Federal Communications Commission

Utilities and The Economy

National Economic Climate
James W. Hughes -Dean, Rutgers University

Utilities And The Economy
Richard W. Cortright, Jr. - Managing Director, Standard and Poor’s

Water Infrastructure Challenges in the Mid-Atlantic: Where are we and Where should we be?

Water Infrastructure Challenges in the Mid-Atlantic


Special

Smart Grid School

An Overaching View
Joe Miller, Horizon Energy/NETL

Data, Privacy, Standards and Outreach: How Do We Engage and Protect the Consumer?
Commissioner Paul Centolella, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Distribution System Automation
Ellen Petrill, EPRI

In Greater Depth: Rate Designs and Measuring Value
Roger Levy, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

New Players and New Participants Changing the Game
Christian Grant, Booz & Company

The Last Ten Feet: Meters, Devices, Demand Side Resources and Demand Response
Roger Levy, Lawrence Berkely National Lab

The Smart Grid: Introduction
Miles Keogh, NARUC

Transmission System Smart Grid, Microgrids, and Storage
Alison Silverstein

Understanding the Benefits of Smart Grid
Joe Miller, Horizon Energy/NETL


NARUC Winter Committee Meetings 2010

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Lifeline Eligibility Verification -State Actions and Best Practices
Bob Casey, Florida Public Service Commission

Aesthetic Water Quality Issues and Small Systems

Small System Water Quality Pilot Programs
Nicholas DeBenedictis - Chairman and President, Aqua America

The Benefits and Dangers of Hedging in the Natural Gas Markets

Prudence Standards for Utility Hedging
Mike Gettings - CEO, RiskCentrix

Wireless Consumer Complaints: How the FCC and States can Better Coordinate Enforcement

How the FCC and States Can Better Coordinate Enforcement
K. Dane Snowden - CTIA-The Wireless Association

Report: FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of Wireless Phone Service


Committee on Critical Infrastructure

ARRA State and Local Energy Assurance Planning and Implementation
Alice Lippert - Infrastructure Security & Energy Restoration, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability

Coordination and Assurance of Critical Utility Service

Protective Security Advisor Program
Matt Wombacher - Protective Security Advisor, Capital Region, Department of Homeland Security

U.S. EPA's Community-Based Water Resiliency Project

Promoting Community-Based Water Resiliency
Laura Flynn - Water Security Division, U.S. EPA


Committee on Electricity

Conversation with Dr. James J. Markowsky

Department of Energy Carbon Capture and Storage Program
Dr. James Markowsky - Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, US DOE

Coordination and Assurance of Critical Utility Service

Communications and the Energy Sector
Susan Moore - Director, Telecom Management Division, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Hydraulic Fracturing - How to balance the need for new gas supplies with environmental uncertainties

Hydraulic Fracturing: Regulatory and Policy Considerations
Steve Heare - Director, Drinking Water Protection Division, Office of Grandwater and Drinking Water, US EPA

Over-the-Counter Energy Derivatives

Balancing Consumer Protection and Risk Management: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives Reform
Elizabeth Moler - Exec. VP, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Exelon Corporation

Over-the-Counter Energy Derivatives
Andy Whitesitt - Director of Financial Trading, ACES Power Marketing

Reducing Greenhouses Gas Production 80% By 2050: How Can It Be Done?

America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation
National Research Council Committee on America’s Energy Future

Climate 2030: A National Blueprint for a Clean Energy Economy
Alan J. Nogee - Director of Climate & Energy Policy and Strategy, Union of Concerned Scientists

Creating a Low-Carbon Future
Hank Courtright - Senior Vice President, EPRI

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Production: How Can We Do It?
Jill Duggan - Visiting Fellow, World Resources Institute

The Benefits and Dangers of Hedging in the Natural Gas Markets

Utilities (& Customers) Deserve Clarity as to Prudence Standards
Mike Gettings - CEO, RiskCentrix

The Coming Boom in Electric Vehicles: Are We Ready?

Driving San Diego to be Plug-in Ready
Hal Snyder - Vice President of Customer Solutions, Sempra Utilities

Preparing for Electric Vehicles
John Mucci - Vice President Engineering & Planning, Con Edison

The Coming Boom in Plug-In Electric Vehicles
Rick Tempchin - Interim Executive Director, Retail Energy Services, Edison Electric Institute

Vehicle Electrification - Cars, Infrastructure Investments, and Consumer Demand
Mark Duvall - Director of Electric Transportation, EPRI


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Survey of Current Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Practices and Emerging Issues
Chuck Goldman, Lawrence Berkley National Labs

The Green Bank in the Senate Jobs Bill
Reed Hundt, Coalition for the Green Bank

Bill Impacts of Energy Efficiency Programs

Bill Impacts of Energy Efficiency Programs: California
Dian Grueneich - Commissioner, California PUC

Bill Impacts of Energy Efficiency Programs: Massachussets
Tim Woolf - Commissioner, Massachussets DPU

Bill Impacts of Energy Efficiency Programs: Minnesota
Phyllis Reha - Commissioner, Minnesota PUC

Bill Impacts of Energy Efficiency Programs: Washington
Pat Oshie - Commissiner, Washington UTC

Conversation with Dr. James J. Markowsky

Department of Energy Carbon Capture and Storage Program
Dr. James Markowsky - Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, US DOE

Is the CO2 Solution Beneath Us? Update on Sequestration Efforts

Carbon Sequestration Overview
Jay Braitsch, PhD - Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

CO2 Sequestration Technology Overview
Ellen Petrill - Director, State & Regional Relations, EPRI

Removing the Legal and Regulatory Barriers to Large-Scale Deployment of CCS
Sean T. McCoy - Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Over-the-Counter Energy Derivatives

Balancing Consumer Protection and Risk Management: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives Reform
Elizabeth Moler - Exec. VP, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Exelon Corporation

Over-the-Counter Energy Derivatives
Andy Whitesitt - Director of Financial Trading, ACES Power Marketing

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Production 80% by 2050: How Can It Be Done?

America's Energy Future: Technology and Transformation
Robert Fri, Resources for the Future

Creating a Low-Carbon Future
Hank Courtright, EPRI

Reducing Greenhouses Gas Production 80% By 2050: How Can It Be Done?

America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation
National Research Council Committee on America’s Energy Future

Climate 2030: A National Blueprint for a Clean Energy Economy
Alan J. Nogee - Director of Climate & Energy Policy and Strategy, Union of Concerned Scientists

Creating a Low-Carbon Future
Hank Courtright - Senior Vice President, EPRI

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Production: How Can We Do It?
Jill Duggan - Visiting Fellow, World Resources Institute

The Coming Boom in Electric Vehicles: Are We Ready?

Preparing for Electric Vehicles
John Mucci - Vice President Engineering & Planning, Con Edison

Vehicle Electrification - Cars, Infrastructure Investments, and Consumer Demand
Mark Duvall - Director of Electric Transportation, EPRI


Committee on Gas

Hydraulic Fracturing: How to balance the need for new gas supplies with environmental concerns
Barry T. Smitherman, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas

Energy Interdependencies: Part III

An Overview of the 2009-2010 Department of Energy Geothermal Program Activities
Edward Wall - Director, Office of Geothermal Technology Programs, DOE

Geothermal Energy Resources
Brenda Pierce - Program Coordinator for the Energy Resources Program, USGS

Geothermal Power - Private Equity Perspectives
Todd Bright - Director, Denham Capital

Star Energy and Geothermal Development
Jim Slutz - President, Global Energy Strategies

Hydraulic Fracturing - How to balance the need for new gas supplies with environmental uncertainties

A Department of Energy Perspective on Modern U.S. Shale Gas Resource Development
Nancy Johnson - Director, Environmental Science and Policy Analysis, DOE Office of Oil and Natural Gas

Moratoria Study Group Report

Analysis of the Social, Economic and Environmental Effects of Maintaining Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Moratoria on and Beneath Federal Lands
Jay Ratafia-Brown and Rick Irby, SAIC; Kent Perry, GTI

Key Factors Influencing Shale-Gas Production 2010
Chris McGill - Managing Director Policy Analysis, American Gas Association

Ongoing Series on Green Initiatives

United Water's New 'E-Billing'
Dennis Ciemniecki - President-Regulated Business, United Water

The Benefits and Dangers of Hedging in the Natural Gas Markets

Prudence Standards for Utility Hedging
Mike Gettings - CEO, RiskCentrix

The Graying of the Energy Workforce

Minority Inclusion in Workforce Development
Frank M. Stewart - President and COO, American Association of Blacks in Energy

Power To Be Your Best
Rosa Schmidt - Employee Engagement and Outreach Manager, PSEG

Washington Gas
Roberta Willis Sims - Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Energy Acquisition, Washington Gas


Committee on International Relations

Canadian Gas in the US: Myths, Realities, Opportunities

Canada’s Energy Supply to U.S.
David Collyer - President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

USAID Energy Developments

USAID Energy Programs in Europe & Eurasia
Dr. Robert Ichord


Committee on Telecommunications

Wireless Consumer Complaints: How the FCC and States can Better Coordinate Enforcement

How the FCC and States Can Better Coordinate Enforcement
K. Dane Snowden - CTIA-The Wireless Association

Report: FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of Wireless Phone Service

Wireline, Wireless and Enforcement FCC Bureau Chiefs: What Have We Done and Where Are We Going?

Wireless Issues
Ruth Milkman - Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau - FCC


Committee on Water

American Water: Looking Ahead
Donald Correll - President & CEO, American Water

Current Water Infrastructure Research
Rob Renner - Executive Director, Water Research Foundation

National Drinking Water Council Advisory Group Update
Lisa Sparrow - President, Utilities Inc.

Planning Ahead for International Financial Reporting Standards
Howard Stone - Principal, National Regulatory Research Institute

Aesthetic Water Quality Issues and Small Systems

Small System Water Quality Pilot Programs
Nicholas DeBenedictis - Chairman and President, Aqua America

Aspen Institute’s Dialogue on Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Sustainable Water Systems: Redefining the Nation’s Infrastructure Challenge
Eric Thornburg - President & CEO, Connecticut Water Company

Sustainable Water Systems: Step 1 – Redefining the Nation’s Infrastructure Challenge
David Monsma - Executive Director,The Aspen Institute


General Session

Broadband: Our Enduring Engine for Prosperity and Opportunity
Julius Genachowski - Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

DOE and the States: Priorities for Working Together

Department of Energy Carbon Capture and Storage Program
Dr. James Markowsky - Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, US DOE


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

Allen Freifeld, Viridity Energy
Kevin Messner, AHAM

Demand Response with and without Smart Grid
Rich Sedano, RAP; Roger Levy, Consultant; and Chuck Goldman, LBNL

NIST Standards Development Update
Roger Levy, LBNL

Optimizing Load in the Smart Grid Environment
Allen Freifeld, Viridity Energy

Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse
Lisa Schwartz, RAP

Smart Grid Webinar Summary
Chuck Goldman, LBNL

Status Report: National Action Plan on Demand Response and 2010 Demand Response and Advanced Metering Survey
David Kathan, FERC


NARUC-FERC Smart Grid Collaborative

Comparison of Smart Grid Clearinghouse Information Requests to United States Department of Energy Guidebook for ARRA Smart Grid Program Metrics and Benefits dated December 7, 2009.
Benjamin A. Stafford, Aide to Commissioner Paul Centolella PUCO

Demand Response with and without Smart Grid
Rich Sedano, RAP; Roger Levy, Consultant; and Chuck Goldman, LBNL

NIST Standards Development Update
Roger Levy, LBNL

Optimizing Load in the Smart Grid Environment
Allen Freifeld, Viridity Energy

Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse
Lisa Schwartz, RAP

Smart Grid Webinar Summary
Chuck Goldman, LBNL

Status Report: National Action Plan on Demand Response and 2010 Demand Response and Advanced Metering Survey
David Kathan, FERC

Three Requirements of a Smart Grid
Kevin Messner, AHAM


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Interregional Planning and Integration of Renewables

Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative - Update
John P. Buechler - NYISO, Executive Regulatory Policy Advisor

Integration of Renewables at the Midwest ISO
Bill Malcolm - Manager, State Regulatory Relations, Midwest ISO

IRC Markets Committee - Key Findings of Wind Integration and Markets Workshop
Wind Integration Task Force, IRC Markets Subcommittee

Simulating California’s High Renewable Future:Implications for Integration Requirements, Wholesale Prices and GHG Emissions
Udi Helman - Integration of Renewable Resources Program, California ISO

Tariff and Market Issues
Wes Yeomans - Director Operations, New York Independent System Operator

Transmission Planning: FERC Activities
Mason Emnett - Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, FERC

Siting Challenges and Cost Allocation

Challenges to Transmission Project Licensing
Les Starck - Vice President, Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison Co

Cost allocation changes in the Midwest ISO
William Smith - Executive Director, Organization of MISO States

Postage Stamp Transmission Pricing: The Seventh Circuit Reverses FERC
Scott Hempling - Executive Director, NRRI

Transmission Siting in Pennsylvania: Current Issues
Jim Melia - Counsel, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Interregional Planning and Integration of Renewables

Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative - Update
John P. Buechler - NYISO, Executive Regulatory Policy Advisor

Integration of Renewables at the Midwest ISO
Bill Malcolm - Manager, State Regulatory Relations, Midwest ISO

IRC Markets Committee - Key Findings of Wind Integration and Markets Workshop
Wind Integration Task Force, IRC Markets Subcommittee

Simulating California’s High Renewable Future:Implications for Integration Requirements, Wholesale Prices and GHG Emissions
Udi Helman - Integration of Renewable Resources Program, California ISO

Tariff and Market Issues
Wes Yeomans - Director Operations, New York Independent System Operator

Transmission Planning: FERC Activities
Mason Emnett - Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, FERC

Siting Challenges and Cost Allocation

Challenges to Transmission Project Licensing
Les Starck - Vice President, Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison Co

Cost allocation changes in the Midwest ISO
William Smith - Executive Director, Organization of MISO States

Postage Stamp Transmission Pricing: The Seventh Circuit Reverses FERC
Scott Hempling - Executive Director, NRRI

Transmission Siting in Pennsylvania: Current Issues
Jim Melia - Counsel, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission


Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Green Bank and Green Jobs
Todd Filsinger and Reed Hundt - Co-Chairmen Coalition for the Green Bank

Hydraulic Fracturing: How to balance the need for new gas supplies with environmental concerns
Barry T. Smitherman, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Natural Gas as DSM Strategy in Electric Utilities' Energy Efficiency Programs

CenterPoint Energy
Chuck Harder - Director of Regulatory Policy and External Relations, CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

TECO Energy
Lewis Binswanger - Director, Business Strategy, TECO Peoples Gas

The Coming Boom in Electric Vehicles: Are We Ready?

Industry-Wide Plug-In Electric Vehicle Market Readiness Pledge
Edison Electric Institute


Staff Subcommittee on International Relations

PAS-55 Overview: Global Perspectives & Implications for the US
UMS Group


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Revisiting Nuclear Waste Disposal Policy

2010 Nuclear Waste Resolution: Preparing for a fundamental strategy review

Closing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Walter L. Kirchner - Argonne National Laboratory

Department of Energy Update
Patrick R. Schwab - Office of Nuclear Energy, US DOE

Existing NARUC Policy: Nuclear Waste Resolutions

Nuclear Waste Management: Key Attributes, Challenges, and Costs for the Yucca Mountain Repository and Two Potential Alternatives
Mark Gaffigan and Mehrzad Nadji - Government Accountability Office

Used Nuclear Fuel Integrated Management
Steven P. Kraft - Senior Director, Used Fuel Management, Nuclear Energy Institute


Staff Subcommittee on State Universal Service Fund Administrators

Running a Successful State Universal Service Fund

From A Regulator's Point Of View
Elizabeth H. Barnes - Assistant Counsel, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Solix Overview
Eric Sequin - VP Corporate Development, Solix, Inc.


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

USDA - RUS Telecommunications Program Update
Petra Schultze, RUS

Privacy Issues Surrounding Cybersecurity - True Crime or Every Which Way But Loose?

From Telecom Privacy to Utility Privacy: Coping with the needs of law enforcement on smart grid systems
Joel Margolis - Senior Director, Neustar Legal Compliance

Privacy and Cybersecurity
Tom Oscherwitz - Vice President of Government Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer, ID Analytics, Inc.

Privacy: Is there an app for that?
Roy Lathrop - NCTA

Universal Service Funding Reform - Billion Dollar Baby or a Fistful of Dollars?

CenturyLink: A Leader in Rural Broadband Deployment
David Bartlett - V.P., Federal Government Affairs, CenturyLink

Do Not Subsidize Competition
Joe Gillan - Consultant, Gillan Associates

Key Elements of USF Reform
Alan Buzacott - Executive Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Verizon

The Evolving Universal Service Challenge
Steve Morris - V.P. and Associate General Counsel, NCTA

Universal Service Support for Broadband - State and Federal Options
Peter Bluhm - Consultant, Rolka Loube Saltzer Associates


Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

Can Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Become Commercial in the United States? From RD&D to Business Reality
Jeffrey P. Price & Robert W. Gee

Potential Job Benefits of commercial Deployment of CCS Technologies / Cophenhagen Update
Eugene M. Trisko

Update on U.S. Clean Coal Research, Development and Demonstration Programs
Joseph Giove

Is the CO2 Solution Beneath Us? Update on Sequestration Efforts

Carbon Sequestration Overview
Jay Braitsch, PhD - Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

CO2 Sequestration Technology Overview
Ellen Petrill - Director, State & Regional Relations, EPRI

Removing the Legal and Regulatory Barriers to Large-Scale Deployment of CCS
Sean T. McCoy - Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


NARUC/NCEP Climate Change Conference: The Utility of the Future in a Carbon Constrained World 2009

Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation

Opening

America in a Very Low Carbon World: Gowing Wealth and Shrinking Carbon
Peter Schwartz, Chairman, Global Business Network

Panel 6: A Look at "Baseload," The Resources and the Concept Itself

Cost of Carbon Mitigation in Electricity Supply
Mike Gallagher, Exelon

Creating a Secure Low-Carbon Future - The Secrets to Success
Hank Courtright, EPRI

Panel Five: Some New Players

Accelerating the trasition to electric vehicles Or...EVs: Utility Bane or Boon?
Sven Thesen, Principal, Better Place

The Utility of the Future in a Carbon Constrained World Some New Players
Val Jensen, Vice president, Marketing and Environmental Programs, ComEd

The Utility of the Future in a Carbon Constrained World Some New Players
Paul A. Centolella, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Using Forests to Offset Energy - Sector Emissions: a case study
Minda Berbeco, PhD Candidate, Tufts University

Utilities in a Carbon Constrained World: Opportunities and New Players with Smart Grid
Peter Yeung, Sr. Director, Market Development, SilverSpring Networks

Panel Four: The Role of Regulators

Arizona's Energy Future
Kris Mayes, Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission

Panel One: The Landcape in 2030

The Landscape in 2030: Demographic Factors & Energy Use in a Carbon Constrained World
Frederick A.B. Meyerson, Assistant Professor of Demography, Ecology and Environmental Policy, University of Rhode Island

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission: the Utility of the Future Conference
Patrick Oshie, Comissioner, Washington Public Utilities Commission

Panel Seven: Financing Energy Portfolios of the Future

Financing Energy - Operational and Long Term Liabilities - The role of Insurance; the role of Government
Lindene Patton, Climate Product Officer, Zurick Financial Services Group

Financing Energy Portfolios of the Future
Dan Bakal, Director, Electric Power Programs, Ceres

Panel Three: Game-Changing Policies

Because That's Where the Money Is: The FERC, Cap-and-Trade, and Containing Costs
Samuel A. Wolfe, Chief Counsel, New Jersey Bureau of Public Utilities

Cap and Trade is Not Enough
Jay Apt, Carnegie Mellon University

Climate Change Initiatives in the Chinese Power Sector
Frederick Weston, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project

Recognizing the Disparities
Frank Stewart, President and COO, The American Association of Blacks in Energy

Panel Two: Price Effects of a Carbon Policy

Cutting Emissions - Comparing Greenhouse Gas Allowance Prices and Options for Meeting CO2 Emission Targets at Two Utilities
Ruth Maddigan, Senior Advisor, Environmental Science, Technology and Policy Office, TVA

Energy Efficiency's Role in Emerging Climate Policy and Energy Markets
Bill Prindle, ICF International

Energy Trading: The Impact of the EU ETS on power - the price to be paid for CO2 abatement?
Ralf Wagner, Head of Forward Analysis

The Marginal Effects of the Price for Carbon Dioxide: Quantifying the Effects on the Market for Electric Generation in Florida
Theodore Kury, Director of Energy Studies, Public Utility Research Center, University of Florida

Reflections Part I: Conclusions Regarding the Future of Energy Supply, Demand and Delivery

Characteristics of a High Renewable Electricity Future
Maureen Hand, National Renewables Energy Laboratory

The Full Portfolio: Technologies for an Affordable Low Carbon Future
Ellen Petrill, Director, Public/Private Partnerships Electric Power Research Institute

Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy
Hannah Choi Granade, Principal, McKinsey & Company

Reflections Part II: Conclusions Regarding the Evolving Utility Sector

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Ned Leonard, Vice President, Technology Policy, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE)

Climate Realities and Utility Policies: what have we heard here?
Richard Cowart, Director, Regulatory Assistance Project


NARUC 121st Annual Convention 2009

Committee on Electricity

Smart Grid and Retail Regulation: Integrating A Tool for the Future in Traditional Regulation

Industry Smart Grid Demonstrations Overview
Matt Wakefield, Electric Power Research Institute

Smart Grid & Retail Regulation: Integrating A Tool For The Future In Traditional Regulation
Jay Morrison, Sr. Regulatory Counsel, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Smart Grid: Powering Our Future, Delivering Value To Customers
Wayne Harbaugh, Vice President Pricing & Regulatory Affairs, Baltimore Gas & Electric


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Breaking the Energy Efficiency Barrier: How We Can Get Consumers Onboard

Breaking the Energy Efficiency Barrier
Omar Siddiqui, Program Manager, Energy Utilitization, EPRI

Perspectives on GHG Abatement and Energy Efficiency
Ken Ostrowski, McKinsey & Company

Reaching the Potential for Energy Efficiency: What's Achievable and What Can Regulators Do?
Lisa Wood, Executive Director, Institute for Electric Efficiency

ERE Committee Meeting

End Use Solutions Update
Ron Edelstein, GTI

Energy Efficiency: Building an Energy Resource
Kathleen Hogan, U.S. Department of Energy

NARUC/DOE/NREL Partnership Update
Karlynn Cory, NREL

Report on EPRI
Barbara Tyran, EPRI

White Tags: Energy Efficiency Certificates
Alden Hathaway, SVP Business Development

Motivating Commercial Customer Investment in Energy Efficiency with Better Information

BOMA: Motivating Commercial Customer Investment
Al Skodowski, BOMA Energy & Environment Committee Chair

ComED: Motivating Commercial Investment
Val Jensen, VP Marketing and Environmental Programs, Commonwealth Edison

EnerNOC
Gregg Dixon, Senior VP Marketing, EnerNOC

Tracking Utility Data for the State of Illinois
Kate Tomford, Office of Governor Pat Quinn, State of Illinois


Committee on Gas

Reforming the Energy Futures Market: Needed Protection?

A Successful Regulatory Model
Thomas J. Saal -Senior Vice President, Energy Trading Hencorp Futures


Committee on International Relations

Overview of Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulation in India
Mr. Konedana Rajeswara Rao

Canadian Energy Perspectives

Ensuring the Energy, Environmental, and Economic Needs of North America
Deputy Minister Cassie Doyle

Role of the Electric Industry in the Support of Plug-In Vehicles (PHEV)

Plug-in Electric Vehicles are Coming - Is Your Utility Ready?
Britta Gross, General Motors

Utility Perspectives on Electrification of the Vehicle
Knut Simonsen, DTE Energy

Synopsis of Energy Regulation in Thailand

Energy Regulation Issues in Thailand
Chairman Direk Lavansiri


Committee on Water

Bridging Silos With Technology
Bruce Phillips - Group President , ACLARA, an ESCO Technologies Inc.

Communicating the Value of Water
New York Chapter, NAWC

Renewables & Water/Energy Management

Aqua Going Green
Nicholas DeBenedictis - Chairman and CEO, Aqua

Tangent Enegy Solutions

United Water’s MTBE Class Action Litigation and Unique Regluatory Treatment of Settlement Proceeds

MTBE Litigation and the Regulatory Treatment of Damage Awards
Walton Hill - Sr. VP, Regulatory Relations, United Water


Concurrent Session

Breaking the Energy Efficiency Barrier: How We Can Get Consumers Onboard

Perspectives on GHG Abatement and Energy Efficiency
Ken Ostrowski - Director, McKinsey & Company

How Should Energy Efficiency Be Measured?

Alternative Energy Efficiency Measurement Methods
Neil Leslie, Gas Technology Institute

The “Cyber” House Rules: What Regulators Need to Know about Cybersecurity

10 Things Regulators Need to Know about Cybersecurity
Jim Fama, Edison Electric Institute

Cyber Security in the Electricity Industry
Gib Sorebo - Chief Security Engineer, SAIC

Perspectives from a Regulator
Hon. Kevin Gunn, Missouri Public Service Commission

Water Scarcity to Aging Water Infrastructure: Consumer Impacts and Possible Solutions

Efficiency, Equity, and Sustainability: The Role of Multi-Objective Water Rates
Janice A. Beecher, Ph.D. - Director, Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University


General Session

Breaking the Energy Efficiency Barrier: How We Can Get Consumers Onboard

Smarter energy
John Krenicki, GE Vice Chairman, President & CEO of GE Energy

Putting Consumers First: Being Smart about the Smart Grid

Smart Grid Power Our Future, Delivering Value to Consumers
Wayne Harbaugh - VP Pricing & Regulatory Services, BGE


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

Demand Response in California: When Wholesale Met Retail
Andrew G. Campbell - Advisor to Commissioner Rachelle Chong, CA PUC

National Demand Response Action Plan
David Kathan - Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, FERC

PJM Report on its DR Symposium and Expansion of the DR Roadmap to Incorporate Price Responsive Demand

Integrating PRD in PJM Markets & Operations: The Package of Necessary Elements
Hon. Paul Centolella - Commissioner, Ohio PUC

Integrating Price Responsive Demand
Andrew Ott - Sr. VP, Markets, PJM Interconnection, LLC


NARUC-FERC Smart Grid Collaborative

Smarter Grid Network – Smart Home
Ken Huber - Senior Technology & Education Principal, PJM

Federal Communications Commission

Energy & Environment and The National Broadband Plan
Nick Sinai - Director of Energy & Environment, FCC

Smart Grid Projects - Smart Grid Standards and Information Clearinghouse

Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse
Rich Sedano, Regulatory Assistance Project

Smart Grid Technical Advisory Project
Chuck Goldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs

Helping Customers Cope With Energy Bills in Tough Time
Nancy C. Cianflone - Director, Customer Experience , NationalGrid

NRRI Project on Energy Assistance Initiatives

Outline of Study on 'What Regulators Should Ask about Energy Assistance'
Ken Costello - Principal, National Regulatory Research Institute


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects and Other Arctic Projects
Richard Foley - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

GTI Delivery and End Use Sectors
Ron Edelstein - Director Regulatory Affairs, Gas Technology Institute

Cost Trackers - Research, Industry, and State Commission Perspective

Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Public Utilities in New York State
Thomas Dvorsky - Director Office Electric, Gas, and Water, New York State Public Service Commission

Talking Points on Cost Trackers
Ken Costello - Principal, National Regulatory Research Institute

Tracking Mechanisms in Utility Rate Design
Cynthia Marple - Director, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, American Gas Association


Staff Subcommittee on International Relations

Annual Report of the NARUC Staff Subcommittee on International Relations 2008-2009

Electric Policy and Regulation in Kosovo
Nicholas Bowden - Illinois Commerce Commission

Privatization of Utility Assets: An International Perspective
Carl R. Peterson, Ph.D. - Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Business and Regulation, University of Illinois Springfield


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Wholesale Pricing Issues

Restoring Section 271 to its Intended Role
Joe Gillan - Gillan Associates

Telecommunications Wholesale
Dale Schmick - YourTel America

Wholesale Services
Jon Banks - Sr. VP for Law & Policy, USTelecom

Wholesale Services: The Critical Input to Competition and Broadband Growth
Rich Morris - Sprint


Summer Committee Meetings 2009

Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Cyber Security Issues for the Utility Sector

Cyber Security in the Utility Sector
Jesse D. Hurley - CEO, Shift Research

Cyber Security Initiatives and Issues
Robert Schreiber, CISSP, CISA - Director, Client Services and Security Operations ITS

Pandemic Issues for Utilities

Roadmap for Water Sector Resiliency; Pandemic Planning
William Komianos - Sr. Director Operational Risk Management, American Water


Committee on Electricity

Electric System Planning on a Really Big Scale!

DOE Support for Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning
David Meyer - Senior Advisor, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE

Eastern Interconnection
Andrew Dearman - Chief Transmission Officer and Executive VP, Southern Company

Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative
David Whiteley - Consultant to PJM, Whiteley BPS Planning Ventures LLC

Regional Transmission Planning in the Western Interconnection
Scott Cauchois - Chair, Transmission Expansion Planning Policy Committee, WECC

Innovative Funding for Public Policy Objectives

Innovative Funding for Public Policy Objectives
Robert Boada - Vice President and Treasurer, Southern California Edison

Innovative Funding for Public Policy Objectives
Joseph S. Fichera - CEO, Saber Partners, LLC


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Accelerating Energy Efficiency with Smart Policies and the Smart Grid

Magnetic Island
Kevin Gunn, Missouri Public Service Commission

Measuring Energy Efficiency Performance: What are the challenges and opportunities?

Energy Efficiency Programs: Are we ready to measure success?
Joe Loper, Alliance to Save Energy

Evaluation, Measurement and Verification of Energy Efficiency Resources
Chuck Goldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Renewable Energy Transmission - The Chicken or the Egg?

The Chicken or the Egg?
President Jeanne Fox, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

The Chicken or the Egg?
Hon. Larry Brenner, Maryland Public Service Commission

The Upper Midwest Perspective
Hon. Phyllis Reha, Minnesota Public Utility Commission

Western Transmission and Renewables Development
Hon. John Savage, Oregon Public Service Commission


Committee on Gas

Electricity-to-Gas Substitution: What Should Regulators Do?

Electric-to-Gas Substitution: What Should Regulators Do?
Ken Costello - Principal, The National Regulatory Research Institute


Committee on International Relations

Allocation and Use of Allowances in a GHG Cap-and-Trade Program (Climate Issue Brief No. 2)

Principles for Cost Containment in a GHG Cap-and-Trade System (Climate Issue Brief No. 3)

State Clean Energy Policies: The Foundation for an Electric Sector Cap-and-Trade Program (Climate Issue Brief No. 4)

Summary of NARUC Climate Policy (Climate Issue Brief No. 1)

The Design of Carbon Credits Markets: Lessons from the European Union Trading Scheme
Dr. Xavier Lemaire - Sustainable Energy Regulation Network, Centre for Management under Regulation, Warwick Business School

Carbon Pricing: Canada and US Experience-Scope for Joint Dialogue

Dialogue on Carbon Pricing
CAMPUT Report

The Canadian Carbon Pricing Forum
Gordon Kaiser - Vice Chair, Ontario Energy Board

The US/Canada Carbon Pricing Dialogue
Joel Bluestein, ICF International


Committee on Telecommunications

Bandwidth Boom

Technology and Public Policy in the exaflood Era
Bret Swanson - President, Entropy Economics

Broadband Mapping

Broadband Data and Mapping: Recommendations of the California Public Utilities Commission
Rachelle Chong - Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Broadband Matters
Julie A. Veach - Acting Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC

National Broadband Mapping Program
Edward Smith - Special Advisor to Assistant Secretary, NTIA

State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program
Jon Banks - Sr. VP, Law & Policy, USTelecom

E-911 and Broadband

E 911 and Broadband
Carey Spence-Lenss, ENP - VP, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intrado Inc.

E 911 and Broadband: Should the States Have Jurisdiction?
Betty Ann Kane, Chairman, DC Public Service Commission

E-911 and Broadband: APCO International
Stephen J. Wisely, Interim Director, Comm Center and 9-1-1 Services Department, APCO International

E-911 and Broadband: Washington State Experience
Marlys R. Davis, E-911 Program Manager, King County, WA

Migrating to NG9-1-1: Transition Issues
Laurie Flaherty, National 9-1-1 Office

The Evolution of Telecommunications vs. 9-1-1
Laurie Flaherty, National 9-1-1 Office

Special Access: Are Consumers Hurt?

A Rural Perspective
Cheryl L. Parrino - President, Parrino Strategic Consulting Group

High-Capacity Services: Abundant, Affordable, and Evolving
Jonathan Banks - Senior Vice President for Law & Policy, USTele

Special Access: Are Consumers Harmed
Charles McKee - Vice President, Federal and State Regulation, Sprint


Committee on Water

Reducing Water Loss, Reducing Carbon Footprint
Zheng Yi Wu - Research Director, Applied Research Group, Bentley Systems, Inc.


General Session

A Shared Energy Vision for North America - Regulations, Markets and the Environment: A Canadian Perspective
Gaétan Caron - Chair and CEO, National Energy Board

Cutting Edge Broadband Technology
Bill Morrow - CEO, Clearwire

Pricing Carbon in the US: Implications for Utilitiy Regulators

Carbon Caps and the Power Sector: Why Carbon Revenues are More Important Than Carbon Prices
Richard Cowart - The Regulatory Project

Carbon Pricing, Utility Regulators, and Climate Risk Mitigation
Andy Keeler - John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University

Energy Efficiency
Dian M. Grueneich - Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Limiting the Emission of CO2 and the Role of CCS
M. Granger Morgan - Head, Department of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

A National Assessment of Demand Response Potential
Dean Wight - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The iGrid Project
Ahmad Faruqui, Ph. D.


NARUC-FERC Smart Grid Collaborative

Ensuring Smart Grid Longevity
Michael Jung - Policy Director, Silver Spring Networks

How Can Regulators Ensure that Investments in Smart Grid Technologies Will Not Become Obsolete?
Ed May - Director, AMI & Smart Grid Strategy, Itron

NIST Smart Grid Standards Roadmap
George W. Arnold, Eng.Sc.D.- National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, NIST

Smart Grid Policy
Ray Palmer and Mike Bardee - FERC

Smart Grid: Standing The Test Of Time
Bob Gilligan - GE Energy

SynchroPhasor Briefing
Alison Silverstein - Project Manager, North American SynchroPhasor Initiative


Special

The EEssentials of Planning

Energy Efficiency as a Resource Option: Three Decades of PNW Experience
Tom Eckman, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Fixing Resource Planning Tools to Acheive Higher Levels of Efficiency
Pam Lesh, Graceful Systems, LLC

How to Fully Include Energy Efficiency in Electric System Resource Planning
Bruce Biewald, Synapse Energy Economics, Inc

New Jersey's Energy Master Plan
President Jeanne Fox, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Resource Planning with Energy Efficiency: Issues for Policymakers
Snuller Price, E3

The Role of Energy Efficiency in Connecticut Integrated Resource Plan and ISO Forward Capacity Market
Vice Chairman Jack W. Betkoski, Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control


Staff Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs

Lifeline Radio PSA Georgia
Bill Edge
PSA for the Georgia News Network

Customer Service in Tough Times: Working with customers and Utilities

Chief, Consumer Protection, Regulatory Commission of Alaska
M. Grace Salazar

Consumer Assistance Supervisor, Idaho Public Utilities Commission
Beverly Barker

Director, NYS PSC, Office of Consumer Services
Sandra S. Sloane


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Flywheels: A New Player in the Regulation Market and Other Applications
Judith Judson - Dir., Regulatory & Market Affairs, Beacon Power Corporation

North American Synchrophasor Initiative: Blackout Prevention or Ring-Side Seat to Watch the System Go Down?
Alison Silverstein - Consultant to Department of Energy

Not Your Grandfather's Pole!
Richard Holloway - Chief Technology Officer, Resin Systems

Stray Voltage Comes to the City
Diane Barney - Utility Supervisor, Office of Electricity, Gas & Water, New York Public Service Commission

Stray Voltage Comes to the City
Doug Dorr, EPRI

Stray Voltage Comes to the City
David Kalokitis - Chief Technology Officer, Power Survey Company


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Aligning a Utility’s Interests with the Promotion of Energy Efficiency: How Should State Commissions Choose among the Several Ratemaking Alternatives?
Ken Costello - Principal, The National Regulatory Research Institute

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Coordinated Approach for LNG Safety and Security Research
Anay Luketa - Fire and Aerosol Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories

New York State’s Natural Gas Efficiency Program and Revenue Decoupling Mechanisms
Thomas G. Dvorsky - Director, Office of Electric, Gas and Water, NYPSC


Staff Subcommittee on International Relations

Current Economic Conditions in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Ambassador Daniel Li - Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle

Global Energy Comparisons: A Compilation of Interesting Facts
Denise Parrish - Deputy Administrator, Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate, Wyoming PSC


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

What's Next for Nuclear Waste?

A New Waste Strategy for a New Administration
Alan S. Hanson - Executive Vice President, AREVA NC Inc.

Closing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: The EnergySolutions Perspective
Alan Dobson - Sr. Vice President, EnergySolutions

Department of Justice Update on Liability
Michael Hertz - Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice

Long-term Management of Canada’s Used Nuclear Fuel
Patrick Moran - General Counsel, Nuclear Waste Management Organization (Canada)

Nuclear Waste Management: In Search of a Sustainable Policy
Ed Davis - Director, Sustainable Fuel Cycle Task Force, U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Smart Grids: What Makes Them So Smart?

A Small Rural ILEC Perspective
Karlen Reed - Regulatory Counsel, NTCA

Cellular Communications and Advanced Utility Automation
Robert Gustin - National Program Manager, Sprint Nextel

Smart Grid - You Say You Want A Revolution...
Bob Williamson - Sr. Engineer, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

Verizon Smart Grid Perspective
Bob Heffron - Utility Market Manager, Verizon Business

Wireline Competition Bureau
Jeremy Marcus - Associate Chief (Acting), Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC


Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

Chilled Ammonia Carbon Capture Process Update
Robert Hilton, ALSTOM

Climate 2030: A National Blueprint for a Clean Energy Economy
Ellen Vancko, Union of Concerned Scientists

Coal Generation Technology and Carbon Capture & Storage: A Guide for State Commissioners
Miles Keogh, NARUC

Industry/EPRI Carbon Capture ad Storage Demonstrations
Hank Courtright, EPRI

Measurement & Accounting of CO2 Stored in Deep Geologic Formations
Thomas Sarkus, NETL Office of Major Demonstrations

US Clean Coal Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs
Joseph Giove III, DOE


Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation

Allocation and Use of Allowances in a GHG Cap-and-Trade Program (Climate Issue Brief No. 2)

Discussion of Australian Climate Policy
Kevin D. Gunn - Commissioner, Missouri Public Service Commission

Principles for Cost Containment in a GHG Cap-and-Trade System (Climate Issue Brief No. 3)

Productive and Unproductive Costs of CO2 Cap-and-Trade
Ezra D. Hausman, Jeremy I. Fisher, Lauri A. Mancinelli, and Bruce E. Biewald - Synapse Energy Economics Inc.

State Clean Energy Policies: The Foundation for an Electric Sector Cap-and-Trade Program (Climate Issue Brief No. 4)

Summary of NARUC Climate Policy (Climate Issue Brief No. 1)


MACRUC 14th Annual Education Conference 2009


Attracting Capital

Attracting Capital for Energy & Water Projects in an Uncertain Market
Heike M. Doerr - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Attracting Capital for Energy & Water Projects in an Uncertain Market
Richard W. Cortright, Jr. - Managing Director, Utilities & Infrastructure Practice

Attracting Capital for Water Projects in an Uncertain Market
Nicholas DeBenedictis - Chairman and CEO, AQUA

CFO Perspective: 2009 Financing Challenges
Caroline Dorsa - Ex. VP and CFO, Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc.

Cybersecurity, Smart Grid, and the States

Cyber Security for PUCs
Miles Keogh - Director, Grants & Research, NARUC

The Evolving Interoperable Smart Grid
Ellen Petrill - Director, Public/Private Partnerships, EPRI

Deployment of Next Generation

NG9-1-1 and Its Impacts
Bob Gojanovich - National Emergency Number Association

U.S. Department of Transportation 9-1-1 Programs & Projects
Laurie Flaherty - U.S. Department of Transportation

Energy Conservation and Demand-Side Management:

Electrical Cost Savings as a Result of Pumping Equipment Rehabilitation
William M. Varley - President, Long Island American Water

Energy Conservation and DSM at United Water
Walton Hill - Sr. VP, United Water

Water Service Territories
Arnette McCrae - Chair, Delaware Public Service Commission

FCC Issues of Importance to the MACRUC Region

Broadband Matters
Julie A. Veach - Acting Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC

Plugging Electric Vehicles into PJM

Plugging Electric Vehicles into PJM for Ancillary Services
Willett Kempton - Director, Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, University of Delaware
For more information http://www.udel.edu/V2G

Regional Planning for Electricity

Regional Electricity Planning: Unavoidable Constraints, Possible Solutions
Scott Hempling, Executive Director, NRRI

Regional Planning for Electricity
Dallas Winslow - Commissioner, Delaware Public Service Commission

Regional Planning for Electricity: Mechanisms for Joint Decision Making
Terry Boston - President & CEO, PJM Interconnection

Regional Transmission Planning
Rodney Dickens - President, Allegheny Energy

Smart Grid: Ready for Prime Time?

Getting Smarter: Is the Smart Grid Ready for Prime Time?
Philip D. Moeller - Commissioner, FERC

PHI’s Smart Grid Promise & Challenges
Thomas H. Graham - President, Pepco Region

The Cost of Pricing Carbon

Controlling Greenhouse Gases and Reducing the Costs of Compliance
Rick Weston - Regulatory Assistance Project

Cost of Pricing Carbon
Jeanne Fox - NJ Board of Public Utilities

Potential Effects of Proposed Climate Change Policies on PJM’s Energy Market
Paul M. Sotkiewicz, Ph.D. - Senior Economist, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.

The Cost of Pricing Carbon
Sonny Popowsky - Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania

The Economy and Natural Gas

The Economy and Natural Gas: Will Economic Conditions have a Fundamental Impact on the Natural Gas Industry?
Jodi Gidley - Sr. VP, Mid-Atlantic Operations, AGL Resources

The Gettysburg Campaign

The Gettysburg Campaign
Joseph T. Kelliher

The Stimulus and You: What MACRUC States Need to Know

A Thrill-Packed Introduction to ARRA Funding Impacting Public Utility Commissions
Miles Keogh - Director of Grants & Research, NARUC

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Gil Bindewald - Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE


2009 Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners 2009


Hawaii’s Clean Energy Future: Or Lessons To Be Learned From Aloha & Poi
Hermina Morita - Representative, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Electric Vehicles

Electric Utility Strategies to Green Transportation
Dave Waller - Vice President for Customer Solutions, Hawaiian Electric Company

Integrating Renewables

Integrating Renewable Energy: The Challenges of Planning, Operations and Law
James K. Tarpey - Commissioner, Colorado PUC

Operational Challenges with Variable Generating Resources
Leon Roose - Manager, System Integration and Shari Ishikawa - Operations Supt., Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

Regional Electricity Planning: Unavoidable Constraints, Possible Solutions
Scott Hempling - Executive Director, National Regulatory Research Institute

Natural Gas

A Stunning Year: The Effect of the Current and Anticipated Economic and Political Environment on the Natural Gas Industry
Barrie L. McKay - General Manager, State Regulatory Affairs, Questar Gas Company

Natural Gas Priorities for the West and the California Experience
Timothy Alan Simon - Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Rockies Natural Gas: Heading West or Heading East?
Brian Jeffries - Executive Director, Wyoming Pipeline Authority

Smart Grid

Policies for Smart Grid Acceleration
Juan de Bedout - Global Technology Leader, Power Conversion Systems, GE Global Research

Policies to Ensure Cost Effectiveness of the Smart Grid: A Smart Metering Perspective
Philip Mezey - Senior Vice President and COO, North America, Itron Inc.

Smart Grid Basics (Benefits), Cost Drivers, Uncertainties
Shari Ishikawa - Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

Smart Grid: What Regulatory Policies are Necessary to Ensure Cost Effectiveness
Bruce Phillips - Group President, Aclara

Sustainable Water Supply

Water in Hawaii
Peter Nelson - President and CEO, California Water Service Group

What Best Practices Will Keep the Tap Running?
Paul G. Foran - VP and Counsel, Regulatory Programs, American Water


NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance Conference 2009

Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance

Affect of the New Accounting Standards and Reporting Requirements on the Ability of the Analysts and Investors to Understand the Recent market Disruptions
Dina M. Maher

Best Practices Determination of small Water Comapny Incentives
John Hoy

Fair Value Accounting and the Current Financial Crisis
Michael D. Barrett

FASB Update
Bob Wilkins

FERC Update
Steven Hunt

Gas Supply Planning and Procurement
Ken Costello

Getting Renewables to Market - A New Approach to Transmission Development
Zolaikha Strong

Hot Issues of the Arizona Corporation Commission
Steven Olea

How the Economy Will Affect Utilities' Access to Capital and Ability to Earn an Adequate Return
Richard Cortright

IAS 12 - Income Taxes
Sal Montalbano

IAS 16 -Property, Plant and Equipment
John Lathrop

IAS 32 and 39, and Energy Transacting
Lee Hathaway

Impact of the Debt and Economic Crisis on the Telecommunications Business
Richard Siderman

Impact of the Economic Stimulus Bill on the Communications Industry
Mary LaFave

Latest Developments with the PCAOB
Ron Boster

Nuclear Plants: Construction and Cost Recovery Challenges
Paul Genoa

Rural Utilities Services Update
Ken Ackerman

SEC Update
Douglas Parker

Summary of State Accounting and Regulatory Survey
Elise Cox

Western Water Issues
Thomas Broderick


Winter Committee Meetings 2009

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Energy Affordability and Energy Insecurity

Energy Security, Food Security, LIHEAP and Family and Child Health
John T. Cook, Ph.D. - Boston Medical Center

National Fuel Funds Network: Advocating for Energy Assistance
Sue Montgomery Corey - Chair, National Fuel Funds Network

Responding to the Growing Needs of At-Risk Customers
Becky Harsh - Manager, Consumer Retail Policy, Edison Electric Institute


Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Cyber-Security Issues

Cyber-Security Issues
Laura Hussey- Manager, Security Infrastructure & Operations, EEI

Network Reliability
Whitey Thayer- Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, Communications Systems Analysis Division, FCC

Energy and Water Interdepencency Issues

Energy and Water Interdepencency Issues
David E Bailey - Sr. Project Manager, EPRI

Energy and Water: Issues and Challenges
Mike Hightower - Sandia National Laboratories

Energy, Water, Infrastructure and the Environment in the New Congress
Kent Burton - Senior Vice President, National Environmental Strategies

Natural Gas - The Clean Energy Bridge
Tom Price - Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Water, Energy, Infrastructure and the Environment - Current Events
Mark W. LeChevallier, Ph.D. and Andre Zinkevich, Vice President - American Water

Hurricane Update: 2009 Hurricane Season Outlook & Utility Lessons Learned

An Overview of the Damage and Disruptions to the Energy Sector by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike
Alice Lippert- Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability DOE

Electric Sector Responses to Hurricanes: RMAG Approach
John Shaner- General Manager, Transmission Restoration and Emergency Preparedness, Allegheny Power

Resiliency and Response
Lisa Sparrow- Chief Operating Officer, Utilities Inc.

Telecom Providers Response
Jim Bugel- Assistant Vice President, Federal Regulatory AT&T Services Inc.


Committee on Electricity

Committee Business Meeting

Smart grid: empowering smarter energy choices
Bob Gilligan, GE Energy

Energy Affordability and Energy Insecurity

Energy Security, Food Security, LIHEAP and Family and Child Health
John T. Cook, Ph.D. - Boston Medical Center

National Fuel Funds Network: Advocating for Energy Assistance
Sue Montgomery Corey - Chair, National Fuel Funds Network

Responding to the Growing Needs of At-Risk Customers
Becky Harsh - Manager, Consumer Retail Policy, Edison Electric Institute

Problems of Siting Long Distance Electric Transmission Lines

Interstate Transmission: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
Dan Allegretti

Problems of Siting Long Distance Electric Transmission Lines
Commissioner Kristen Mayes

Problems of Siting Long Distance Electric Transmission Lines
Aldie Warnock

Upper Midwest Transmission Development Initiative
Commissioner David Boyd

State of the Electricity Markets & the Integration of Public Policy Considerations into Market Structures

State of the California Electricity Market
Laura J. Manz

Taking Energy Efficiency and Demand Response to New Levels (Joint Session with the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment)

California Energy Efficiency Policy
Commissioner Dian Grueneich, California PUC

Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction Potential: Capturing the Potential; Creating New Opportunities
Hank Courtwright, EPRI

Extending Success: Achieving the Next Level of Energy Efficiency Gains
Val Jensen, Commonwealth Edison

Introducing IEE & Taking Demand Response to New Levels
Lisa Wood, Institute for Energy Efficiency, The Edison Foundation

The Evolution of Integrated Resource Planning: Utility Resource Planning (Joint with the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment)

Energy First IRP: The Next Generation
Bob Anderson

IRP Challenges of the Coming Decade
Frank Graves

Planning for the Future
Pamela Lesh

The Evolution of Integrated Resource Planning ---- An Arkansas and Electric Cooperative Perspective
Sandra Hochstetter Byrd


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Energy Efficiency Equal Economic Development
Jerrold Oppenheim and Theo MacGregor

Energy Efficiency Resource Standards
Steven Nadel - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

RPS Collaboratie Update
Hon. Phyllis A. Reha - Commissioner, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

RPS Collaborative Update
Hon. Phyllis A. Reha - Commissioner, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Energy and Water Interdepencency Issues

Energy and Water Interdepencency Issues
David E Bailey - Sr. Project Manager, EPRI

Energy and Water: Issues and Challenges
Mike Hightower - Sandia National Laboratories

Energy, Water, Infrastructure and the Environment in the New Congress
Kent Burton - Senior Vice President, National Environmental Strategies

Natural Gas - The Clean Energy Bridge
Tom Price - Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Water, Energy, Infrastructure and the Environment - Current Events
Mark W. LeChevallier, Ph.D. and Andre Zinkevich, Vice President - American Water

Energy Storage for the Electric Grid

Electricity Storage in T&D Applications
Larry Dickerman - American Electric Power

Electricity Storage: Adding Value to the Grid Meeting
Bradford Roberts - Chairman, Electricity Storage Association

Energy Storage: An Enabling Technology
Michael W. Howard, Ph.D. - Sr. Vice President, R&D Group, EPRI

Energy Storage: Introduction
Hon. Clifton Below - Commissioner, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission

Flywheel Energy Storage
Judith Judson - Director of Regulatory and Market Affairs, Beacon Power Corp.

Transforming Energy System Efficiency and Grid Reliability
Frank Ramirez - CEO, Ice Energy

The State of Solar Part 1: Technology and Markets

First Solar
Kathleen Weiss - VP Government Affairs, First Solar

Solar Energy Technologies Program
John M. Lushetsky - Program Manager, Department of Energy

Solar Energy: Market Trends and Dynamics
Robert M. Margolis - National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The State of Solar Part 2: Finance and Deployment

Five Hot Topics in Net Metered Solar Energy
Jason B. Keyes - Keyes & Fox, LLP

Five Hot Topics in Net Metered Solar Energy
Jason B. Keyes - Keyes & Fox, LLP

Solar Financing and Incentives
David Arfin - Vice President of Customer Finance, SolarCity

Utility Solar Business Models
Julia Hamm - Executive Director, Solar Electric Power Association


Committee on Gas

Energy and Water Interdepencency Issues

Energy and Water Interdepencency Issues
David E Bailey - Sr. Project Manager, EPRI

Energy and Water: Issues and Challenges
Mike Hightower - Sandia National Laboratories

Energy, Water, Infrastructure and the Environment in the New Congress
Kent Burton - Senior Vice President, National Environmental Strategies

Natural Gas - The Clean Energy Bridge
Tom Price - Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Water, Energy, Infrastructure and the Environment - Current Events
Mark W. LeChevallier, Ph.D. and Andre Zinkevich, Vice President - American Water

Financial Markets and AGA ROE Study

Cost of Capital Issues Affecting Utilities
David Whitcher - Executive Director, Global Power and Utilities Group, Morgan Stanley

Credit Trends in the Gas Sector Amidst the Financial Crisis
Mihoko Manabe, CFA - Vice President/Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Financial Market Issues and the Impact on Utilities’ Cost of Capital
Jay Copan - Executive Director, American Gas Foundation

What is the Need for LNG

Fundamental Shifts for Natural Gas Market
Keith Barnett - Strategic Analysis, Merrill Lynch Commodities Inc.


Committee on Telecommunications

Mechanics of the Broadband Stimulus Package: How Does It Work?

Connecting Rural America
Christopher A. McLean - Principle, E-Copernicus

View from Rural Utilities Service
Ken Kuchno - Director, Broadband Division, Rural Utilities Service (USDA)


Committee on Water

Energy and Water Interdepencency Issues

Energy and Water Interdepencency Issues
David E Bailey - Sr. Project Manager, EPRI

Energy and Water: Issues and Challenges
Mike Hightower - Sandia National Laboratories

Energy, Water, Infrastructure and the Environment in the New Congress
Kent Burton - Senior Vice President, National Environmental Strategies

Natural Gas - The Clean Energy Bridge
Tom Price - Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Water, Energy, Infrastructure and the Environment - Current Events
Mark W. LeChevallier, Ph.D. and Andre Zinkevich, Vice President - American Water

Potential Role of DWSRF Program

Drinking Water SRF Agencies and Contacts


General Session

America’s coal = America’s Power
Steve Miler - American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

Natural Gas: America’s Responsible Energy Choice
Thomas Skains - Chairman, American Gas Association

Telecom Sector Outlooks
Gerald Granovsky - Vice President-Senior Analyst, Moody's Investment Service

The Stimulus Package and the Telecom Industry
Gerald Granovsky - Vice President-Senior Analyst, Moody's Investment Service

Energy Efficiency and Consumer Behavior: How We Can Get it Right

Behavioral Economics for Energy Conservation
Dean S. Karlan - Yale University; Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA); stickK.com

Feedback: A Key Element in Fostering the Thoughtful Use of Energy
Bernie Neenan - Technical Executive, EPRI

Wall Street Turmoil: Outlook for 2009 and Implications for Utilities and Regulators

Wall Street Turmoil: Impacts on Electric Utilities
Richard F. McMahon, Jr. - Executive Director, Edison Electric Institute

Wall Street Turmoil: Implications for Utilities and Regulators
Peter H. Kind - Managing Director, Bank of America Securities


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

Cost-Effectiveness Valuation Guidelines for DR Resources in the Pacific Northwest
Chuck Goldman - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Integrating Price Responsive Demand into Regional Power Markets and System Operations
Paul A. Centolella - Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Status Report on FERC National Assessment of Demand Response
Ray Palmer - Office of Energy Market Regulation, FERC

Status Report: National Demand Response Action Plan
David Kathan - Office of Energy Market Regulation, FERC


NARUC-FERC Smart Grid Collaborative

Smart Grid: Components and Timing
Ron Ambrosio - Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Smart Grid: Components and Timing
Steve Widergren - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Smart Rates
Ahmad Faruqui, Ph. D. - Principal, The Brattle Group

Utility Smart Grid Strategies Realities and Vision
Lee Margaret Ayers - OSIsoft


Special

Wall Street and the Credit Crisis: The Outlook for 2009

The Impact of the Credit Crisis on the Utility Sector
Jay Horine - Managing Director, JP Morgan Securities, Inc.

Wall Street Turmoil: Outlook for 2009 and Implications for Utilities and Regulators
Peter H. Kind - Managing Director, Bank of America Securities


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Electricity Storage: How Real? How Soon? At What Cost?

Energy Storage in California ISO Markets and other ISO/RTO Markets
Udi Helman

Energy Storage Status and Progress (coming to a grid near you)
Imre Gyuk

Energy Storage: Utility View
Anuja Ratnayake


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Asset Management
Marcus Overdyk - Vice President, Utilities, Shell Energy North America

Benefits of CarbonSaver Technology
David Wagner - President and CEO, Atlantic Hydrogen

Natural Gas Update
Barbara Mariner-Volpe - Energy Information Administration

The Outsourcing Option: Are There Some Gas Utility Functions That Others Can Do Better?
Ken Costello - NRRI


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Broadband Mapping

Broadband Availability Mapping & The Broadband Stimulus: What States Need to Know
Brent Legg - VP State & Local Iniatives, ConnectedNation and Tom Fritz, Ex. Director, ConnectOhio

Broadband Drives Economic Transformation
Jane Smith Patterson - Executive Director, The e-NC Authority

The Regulatory, Policy, and Business Implications fo Convered Networks

Communications Industry Trends and Verizon Advanced Network Services
Paul Brigner - Executive Director, Internet and Technology Policy, Verizon

Converged Networks - POTS and PANS and a Recipe for Success
Jill Broome - Cox Communications, Inc.

Emerging Implications of Broadband: Wrestling with Convergence and Communications Policy
Richard S. Whitt - Washington Telecom and Media Counsel, Google

Revenues
Joe Gillan - Gillan Associates

The Far-reaching Impact of Convergence: Next-Generation Networks
David J. Malfara, Sr. - President/CEO, ETC Group, LLC


Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

Carbon Capture and Storage Status Update
Thomas Sarkus- FutureGen Project Director, NETL DOE

Department of Energy Carbon Capture and Storage Program
Jarad Daniels- Office of Fossil Energy, DOE

Progress on Advancing Coal Generation Technologies
Ellen Petrill- Director, Public/Private Partnerships, EPRI

The Evolution and Anatomy of Recent Climate Change Bills in the U.S. Senate: Critique and Recommendations
Kenneth Richards- Associate Director, Center for Research in Energy and the Environment, Indiana University


Climate Policy Meeting 2009

Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation

Carbon Caps and the Power Sector: National Goals, Essential State Roles
Richard Cowart - The Regulatory Assistance Project

Climate Policy Context: The New World
Judi Greenwald - Vice President for Innovative Solutions, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Key Design Elements for Federal Cap-and-Trade Policy: How They Affect Outcomes in Electricity Delivery
Andy Keeler - John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University


120th Annual Convention 2008

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Energy Efficiency for 'At Risk' Utility Customers
Theo MacGregor - Democracy And Regulation

Meeting the Challenges to Help Customers Keep the Heat On

Helping Customers Cope with High Energy Bills
Rudolph Wynter - Senior Vice President, Customer Interaction Management, National Grid

Meeting the Challenges: AARP
Janee Briesemeister - Senior Legislative Representative, Government Relations and Advocacy, AARP

Meeting the Challenges: District of Columbia
Brian O. Edmonds, Esq. - Office of the Peoples Counsel, District of Columbia

Meeting the Challenges: Pennsylvania and PECO
Dick Webster - Director Regulatory Affairs, PECO


Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Extreme Weather Events & Electric Utility Response
Miles Keogh - Director of Grants & Research, NARUC


Committee on Electricity

Compliance With Mandatory Reliability Standards
David W. Hilt - Vice President and Director of Compliance and Julia Souder - Director, Inter-Governmental Relations, NERC

Potential for Energy Efficiency in the Power Sector and Role of IEE
Lisa Wood - Executive Director, Institute for Electric Efficiency

The ElectriNet...Creating the Electricity Network of the Future
Rob Chapman - Vice President, Technical Advisory Services, EPRI

Smart Grid and PHEVs: Components of the Future Electricity Network

ElectriNet... Integration of Electric Vehicles
Rob Chapman - Vice President, Technical Advisory Services, EPRI

Integrating PHEV with Austin Energy’s Smart Grid
Larry Alford - Manager, Distributed Generation Strategic Planning & Enterprise Development, Austin Energy

Plugging-in: GMs Chevy Volt
Mary Beth Stanek - Director, Environment and Energy Policy and Commercialization, General Motors


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Strategic Long-Term Planning for Electric Utilities: Environmental, Economic, and Security

A Commitment to Our Future
Mary Powell - President and CEO, Green Mountain Power

Strategic long-term planning for electric utilities: Puget Sound Energy
Stephen P. Reynolds - Chairman, President and CEO, Puget Sound Energy


Committee on Gas

Are Speculators Causing Price Increase in Natural Gas?
Paul M. Corby - Senior Vice President, Energy, Planalytics, Inc.

Benefits of Natural Gas Storage
Russell Murrell - Sempra Pipelines & Storage

Climate Change, Infrastructure Investment and Rate Design: Emergent Energy Issues
Cynthia J. Marple - American Gas Association

Natural Gas & Energy Efficiency:Keys to Reducing GHG Emissions
Janet Gail Besser - Vice President, Regulatory Strategy, NationalGrid

Natural Gas Supply Portfolio Practices 2007-2008
Christopher B. McGill - American Gas Association

The Great Promise of Natural Gas in America
Denise Bode - CEO, American Clean Skies Foundation


Committee on International Relations

Australian Energy Market Arrangements and Experience
John Tamblyn - Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

Power Sector: Best Practice Network
Wayne Shirley - Director, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Regulatory Issues in the Electricity Market in Israel
Amnon Shpira - Chairman, Israel Public Utility Authority-Electricity


Committee on Telecommunications

Ensuring Consumer Protection

California On the Front Lines
Christine Mailloux - Staff Attorney, The Utility Reform Network

Ensuring Wireless Consumer Protection: Consumer Advocates Perspectives
Patrick W. Pearlman - Deputy Consumer Advocate, WV PSC

National Wireless Consumer Protection Standards: The Road Behind
Rachelle Chong - Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Survey on National wireless consumer protection standards
Sharon E. Gillett - Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable

Wireless Infrastructure & Quality of Service
Jackie McCarthy - Director of Government Affairs, PCIA

USF and ICC Reform: What did the FCC Do?

Intercarrier Compensation and Universal Service: This Time We Really Mean It!
Larry S. Landis, Indiana Utitlity Regulatory Commission


Committee on Water

Deliberative Polling: A Public Policy Tool for Public Utility Commissions
William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy

Water and Energy Efficiency: Developments in California
Stephen St. Marie - California Public Utilities Commission

Water Utility Conservation Rates and Sales Decoupling: A California Example
Tom Smegal - California Water Service Company

Best Practices

Distribution System Improvement Charge: Ten Years After
Walton Hill - United Water

Regulatory Best Practices: Infrastructure Surcharges
Nicholas DeBenedictis - Chairman and CEO, AQUA

The Benefits of Infrastructure Replacement Surcharges
Walter Lynch - President of Regulated Operations, American Water


General Session

Ethics Matter!

The Toughest Job in America
Jim Sullivan - Commissioner (ret), Alabama Public Service Commission

The Australian Experience

The State of the Australian Energy Market
John Tamblyn - Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

The Next Wave of Utility Infrastructure: How Will it Get Built?

Building The Next Wave Of Energy Infrastructure In ERCOT
David Campbell - CEO, Luminant

Northwestern Energy: Delivering a Bright Future
Bob Rowe - President and CEO, NorthWestern Energy

The Attraction of Infrastructure
Christopher J. Leslie - CEO, Macquarie Infrastructure Partners Inc.


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

Barriers and Policy Options to Demand Response
KEMA

Status Report on FERC Demand Response Activities
David Kathan - Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


NARUC-FERC Smart Grid Collaborative

Achieving the vision of a Smart Grid: KEMA Perspectives and Observations
Ralph Masiello - KEMA

Context and Candidate Outcomes to Shape National Electric System Transformation
Carl Imhoff - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Grid Technology and Architecture
Eric Hsieh - Government Relations Manager, National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Smart Grid: The Big Picture
Wade O. Troxell, Ph.D. - College of Engineering, Colorado State University

Smart Grids: Standards Landscape & Directions
Julia Souder - North American Electric Reliability Corporation

The Capital Investment Challenge
David K. Owens - Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Allowed Return on Equity - Focus on Effective Regulation
David M. Boonin - NRRI

FERC and the Recent ROE Giveaway
R. Mihai Cosman - CPUC Energy Division

Potential for Energy Efficiency in the Power Sector and Role of IEE
Lisa Wood - Executive Director, Institute for Electric Efficiency

The Future of The Transmission Grid
David W. Hilt - Vice President and Director of Compliance and Julia Souder - Director, Inter-Governmental Relations, NERC

The Net Salvage Dilemma
Monisha Gangopadhyay - CPUC Energy Division and Larry Chaset, CPUC Legal Division

Utility Securitization: Financing Methods in Uncertain Markets to Lower Ratepayer Costs
Joseph S. Fichera - CEO, Saber Partners, LLC


NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance Conference/Meeting 2008

Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance

Competitive Implications of Forbearance Petitions and the Special Access Debate
Peter Bluhm

Competitive Implications of Forbearance Petitions and the Special Access Debate
Rich Morris

Competitive Implications of Forbearance Petitions and the Special Access Debate
Ron Hilyer

Credit Implications in Renewable Portfolio Standards Compliance
Richard Cortright

Current Accounting Issuses concerning Employee Benefit Standards
Francis Marbury

Current Utility Tax Issues
David Yankee

FASB Update
Bob Wilkins

FERC Update
Steven Hunt

Georgia Power's Green energy Program
Wilson Mallard

Global Demand and the Natural Gas Supply
Tim Johnston & Kent Taylor

How Traditional Regulatory Models Mesh with a VIOP World
Peter Bluhm

Large Capital Projects: Risks and Who Should Bear Them
Mark Agnew

Market Drivers Behind the Central Expansion in Gas Pipelines
Chris McGill

Rate Design and DSM - The Southern Approach
Glenn Jennings

RUS Update
Ken Ackerman

SEC Update
Douglas Parker

Small Water Systems Challenges and Recommendations
Daid Monie

Successful Water Reuse Programs
Christopher Buls

The Carbon Principles
Jim Butcher

The Future of Wind Power
Lola Infante

US GAAP versus International Financial Reporting Standards
Danah Al-Husaini


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Used Nuclear Fuel Integrated Management
Marvin S. Fertel

Yucca Mountain Project Update
Edward F. Sproat, III


Summer Committee Meetings 2008

Committee on Consumer Affairs

AMI/Advanced Metering: Implications For Consumers

A New Way of Doing Business
Joel Westvold - Director, PGE Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Improving Digital Literacy

ICT Digital Literacy Initiative
Brenda Kempster - President, Kempster Group

Prepaid Calling Card Issues

Calling Card Abuse
Arnoldo Mata - Director of Research, The Hispanic Institute

Prepaid Calling Card Fraud: The Next Great Consumer Scam
John Windhausen, IDT prepaid Calling Card Company

Prepaid Calling Cards in Alaska
Lori Kenyon - Chief, Common Carrier Section, Regulatory Commission of Alaska

Prepaid Phonecard Issues in California
Robert Haga - Chief of Staff to Commissioner Chong, CPUC


Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Joint Electricity & Critical Infrastructure Committee Meetings

Building New Infrastructure: Competition for Workers and Materials
Bill Stock

National Infrastructure Protection Plan Metrics

Water Sector Specific Plan Metrics
William Komianos and Debbie Newberry


Committee on Electricity

Building New Infrastructure - Competition for Workers and Materials (Joint with Committee on Critical Infrastructure)

Key Challenges facing the Electricity Sector
Revis James

Nuclear Power Plants: The Commission’s Regulatory Role
Hon. Matthew Carter

Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Power Pathway Program
Bill Stock

Committee Business Meeting

Competitive Procurement of Retail Electricity Supply: Recent Trends in State Policies and Utility Practices
Sue Tierney & Todd Schatzki

Federal Electric Transmission
Jeff Wright

Turbine Inlet Cooling (TIC): An Energy Solution That’s Good for the Environment, Rate Payers and Plant Owners
Gary Hilberg

Linking Goals for Renewable Generation with Transmission Planning - What are the disconnects?

Designing Energy Solutions Without Borders
Lisa Barton

Integrating More Renewable Energy in the Grid
Bert Garvin

The Experience of the Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company
Phil Crissup

The Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative
Hon. John Savage

Transmission for Renewables
Jay Caspary

The Need for New Transmission - How will we pay for it?

Building New Transmission To Meet Reliability, Environmental & Economic Goals
David Boguslawski

Cost Allocation - Regional Examples
Bill Smith

The Need For New Transmission: How Will We Pay For It?
David Owens

Transmission Expansion Cost Drivers
David Mead

What Would You Do?: The Trillion Dollar Question
Gregory Ioanidis

The Practical Realities of Implementing Energy Efficiency (Joint with the Committee on Consumer Affairs)

Boston Market's Energy Efficiency Program
Greg Tomsick

Practical Realities of Increasing the Contribution of Energy Efficiency
Revis James


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Don’t Get Burned: The Risks of Investing in New Coal-Fired Power Plants
David Schlissel - Synapse Energy Economics

Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis
Lazard

Big Energy Efficiency Roll-Out

Energy Trust of Oregon

Proposal for IT Energy Efficiency Programs
Rich Lechner - VP, Energy Efficient Technologies and Services, IBM

Energy Reliability and Water Sustainability: How Do We Meet the Challenges?

Being Proactive on Climate Change: Tracking and Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions
B. Kent Turner - President, California American Water

Climate Change, Water and Risk in Electricity Planning
Jeremy Fisher, PhD - Synapse Energy Economics

Hydrologic Implications of Climate Change for the Pacific Northwest, and Columbia River Basin
Alan F. Hamlet, Philip W. Mote, Dennis P. Lettenmaier - University of Washington

Realizing the Potential of Renewable Resources: Achieving 20% Renewable Resources by 2030 - What are the Policy Implications?

Renewables by 2030: Policy Implications
Paul Bonavia - President, Utilities Group, XCEL Energy

Sunpower: Smarter Solar
Julie Blunden - Vice President, Public Policy and Corporate Communications, SunPower Corporation

The Policy Pathway
Bob Anderson - Managing Director, Western Grid Group

Wind Energy by 2030
Larry Flowers - National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Utilities As Networks Part I: How the Smart Grid Changes the Utility Paradigm

How the Smart Grid Changes the Utility Paradigm
Hon. Paul A. Centolella - Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

PG&E SmartMeter
Jana Corey, Director, Energy Information Network, PG&E

Silver Spring Networks
Eric Dresselhuys - VP Markets, Silver Springs Networks, Network Architecture & Issues for Smart Grid

The Smart Grid - Seeing the Trees for the Forest
Dan Delurey - Demand Response and Advanced Metering Coalition

Utilities as Networks Part II: Meeting Electric Transportation Needs

An Environmental Assessment of Electricity as a Transportation Fuel
Marcus Alexander - Manager, Vehicle Systems Analysis

Ford’s Plug-in Progress
Nancy Homeister - Manager of Environmental Policy, Ford Motor Company

Plugging In Transportation To Our Energy Futures
Edward Kjaer - Director, Electric Transportation, Southern California Edison

Technical Potential Assessment Of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles On Regional U.S. Power Grids
Michael Kintner-Meyer, Ph.D. - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Committee on Gas

Advanced Power Projects
Tom Mason - President, American Clean Skies

Alaska Gas Pipeline Project
Dennis J. McConaghy - Exec. VP, Pipeline Strategy & Development, TransCanada

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Coordinated Approach for LNG Safety and Security Research
Anay Luketa - Fire and Aerosol Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories

Natural Gas Issues and Opportunities in Canada
Gaétan Caron - Chair and Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Board

Regulatory Oversight of Gas Supply Planning and Utility Performance
Ken Costello - Director, Natural Gas Research and Policy, NRRI

U.S. Gas Market and LNG Status
Darcel L. Hulse - President & CEO, Sempra LNG

Effect of Climate Change Legislaton on Residential and Small Commercial Classes

Natural Gas in a Carbon-Constrained World
INGAA Martin Edwards, AGA Jeff Petrash, AXPC Bill Whitsitt

Energy Efficiency

California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan: Innovation, Integration, and Collaboration
Sempra Cherif Youssef

Energy Efficiency and Rate Design
Atmos Energy Tom Hawkins

Energy Efficiency: R&D to Increase the Energy Savings
EPRI Ellen Petrill

The Need for Natural Gas Energy Efficiency R&D
GTI Ron Edelstein

Report from NASUCA

NASUCA Update
David R. Springe - Consumer Counsel, Kansas Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board

Review AGA-NRDC Joint Statement & Deployment of Energy Efficiency in the Natural Gas Residential Sector

A Star is Born
Marc Hoffman - Executive Director, Consortium for Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency and the AGA/NRDC Joint Statement
Sheryl Carter - Energy Program Co-Director, Natural Resources Defense Council

PG&E's Gas Efficiency Programs
PG&E Roland Risser


Committee on International Relations

Global Natural Gas Supply and Demand
Thom Pearce

It Is One World... with Many Regulators
Denise Parrish

NARUC International Programs
Arnetta McRae and Aida Timm


Committee on Telecommunications

Innovative Approaches to Broadband Mapping

Capturing the Promise of Broadband for North Carolina and America

Mapping Broadband: California’s Story
Hon. Rachelle Chong - Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

State of Wyoming: Broadband Gap Study
CostQuest Associates

Study finds no national consensus for broadband policy
CostQuest Associates

The e-NC Authority: Broadband Mapping
Charlie Pittman, Sr. Director of Telecommunications - The e-NC Authority

Universal Service and Intercarrier Compensation Reform: Together Again?

USF Reform and ICC Reform: Together Again? The Basics
Ray Baum - Commissioner, Oregon Public Utility Commission


Committee on Water

Energy Reliability and Water Sustainability: How Do We Meet the Challenges?

Being Proactive on Climate Change: Tracking and Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions
B. Kent Turner - President, California American Water

Climate Change, Water and Risk in Electricity Planning
Jeremy Fisher, PhD - Synapse Energy Economics

Hydrologic Implications of Climate Change for the Pacific Northwest, and Columbia River Basin
Alan F. Hamlet, Philip W. Mote, Dennis P. Lettenmaier - University of Washington

Monday, July 21, 2008

Best Practices Determination of Small Water Company Incentives
Roger Hall-Vice President-SB Water Company

Climate Change and Water Supply
B. Kent Turner-President-California American Water Company

Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
Octavia Oconerly-Environmental Scientist- US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
Dennis Ciemniecki-President, Regulated Sector-United Water

Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
Paul Foran-Vice President, Regulatory Programs-American Water

Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
Sergio A. Santiviago-Director, State Policy-Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Climate Change Science: How it is Affecting Water Supply in the Western United States
Dr. Lai-yung Ruby Leung-Labratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest Natinal Laboratory

Energy Reliability and Water Sustainability: How De We Meet the Challenges?
Kent Turner-President-California American Water

Western Water Issues
Walton Hill-Sr. Vice President, Regulatory Relations United Water

Western Water Issues
Floyd Wicks-President and CEO, American States Water Company


NARUC-FERC Competitive Procurement Collaborative

Competitive Procurement of Retail Electricity Supply: Recent Trends in State Policies and Utility Practices
Susan F. Tierney, Ph.D., and Todd Schatzki, Ph.D. - Analysis Group, Inc.


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

National Demand Response Assessment & National Action Plan on Demand Response
Ray Palmer and David Kathan - Office of Energy Market Regulation, FERC

Overcoming Barriers to Customer Demand Response through Coordinated Retail and Wholesale Regulatory Policy
Daniel Schnitzer and Liz Hicks - KEMA

Update on NERC’s outlook on Demand Response
Rick Sergel - President & CEO, NERC


NARUC-FERC Smart Grid Collaborative

Evolution and Progress of Smart Grid Development at the Department of Energy
Eric Lightner - Director, Smart Grid Task Force

Framework for the Evaluation of State Smart Grid Pilot Projects
Dr. Arshad Mansoor- Vice President, Power Delivery & Utilization, EPRI

Interoperability: Enabling all elements of the smart grid to interact
Jack Mc Gowan - Chair, GridWise Architecture Council

PNNL Smart Grid Activities
Carl Imhoff - Manager, Electricity Infrastructure Market Sector, PNNL

What is the Smart Grid?
Joe Miller - Modern Grid Strategy Team


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

CAISO’s Plan for Integration of Renewable Resources
David Hawkins

Integrating Wind Power into the Electric Power System
Ed DeMeo

Meeting the Wind Integration Challenge in the Pacific Northwest
Elliot Mainzer

Wind Integration in the Western Interconnection
Bob Anderson

Wind Power Integration Issues for Texas
Mike Sloan


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

California’s Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative
Anne Gillette

JCSP 2008 Economic Transmission Development Work-to-Date
John Lawhorn

New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard: Designed around Competitive Markets?
John Saintcross

Western Renewable Energy Generation and Transmission and the Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative
Tom Darin


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

FERC Update: All Things Natural Gas
John Carlson, Deputy Director, FERC

Key Issues Facing Gas Utilities and State Public Utility Commissions
Ken Costello - Director, Natural Gas Research and Policy, NRRI


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Telecom in 10 Years

A Broadband World: Connected & Mobile
Frank Simone - Executive Director, Federal Regulatory, AT&T

Telecommunications in 2018
Stephen Kukta - Director and Counsel, Sprint Nextel

Telecommunications in Ten Years:Why the End of (Cheap) Fossil Fuels Will be a Key Driver
Sherman Elliott - Illinois Commerce Commission

U.S. Telecom in 2018: Three Utopias
Peter Bluhm - Director, Telecommunications Research and Policy, NRRI


Staff Subcommittee on Water

Monday, July 21, 2008

Australian Regulatory Issues
Brett Mathieson-Manager, Regulation & Planning, Strategy & Communications-Yarra Valley Water

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Overcoming Market Barriers to Water Utility DSM
Nancy brockway-Director of Multi-Utility Research & Policy, NRRI


Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Role of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Karyn D. Severson

Strengthening Management of Advanced Reprocessing Technologies (SMART)
Shawn P. Burns - American Council on Global Nuclear Competitiveness Congressional Fellow

Yucca Mountain Licensing Update: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensing Process
Michael A. Bauser, Deputy General Counsel, Nuclear Energy Institute

Yucca Mountain Program Status Update
Christopher A. Kouts - Principal Deputy Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management


Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation

Conference on Climate Change and Utility Regulation

Architecture and Policy of Cap and Trade: Power Sector Issues
Richard Cowart - The Regulatory Assistance Project

Public Opinion, Utility Prices and Climate Change

2008 Utility Consumer Survey
Greg Aliff, US Energy & Resources Leader and Branko Terzic, Regulatory Policy Leader, Deloitte Services LP

Climate Change, Public Opinion, and Utility Rates
Steve Caldwell - Regional Policy Coordinator, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Regional State Climate Efforts

California and Western Region Energy Sector GHG Reductions
Zach Church - Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Pres. Michael R. Peevey, CPUC

Climate Change, Public Opinion, and Utility Rates
Steve Caldwell - Regional Policy Coordinator, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Regional State Climate Efforts: Midwest
Dave Sparby - CEO & President, NSP Minnesota

Regional State Climate Efforts: New Jersey
Jeanne Fox - Commissioner, NJ Board of Public Utilities

Technological Advances in Electric Generation

Comparison of Coal-Based Power Generation Platform Technologies
Tom Sarkus - Department of Energy

The Nuts & Bolts Of Cap & Trade

The Implications Of Climate Policy For State Regulators
Andy Keeler - National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI)
Presentation provided at the NARUC Climate Workshop, July 23, 2008, Portland OR.


Western Solar Policy Dialogue 2008


California's Remarks
Commissioner Michael Peevey, CA

Colorado's Solar Policies
Commissioner Ron Binz, CO

Introduction to Solar in the West
Julia Friedman


MACRUC 13th Annual Education Conference 2008


Broadband is there an Urban Digital Divide?
Dr. Robert Atkinson, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Pennsylvania Quality of Service
Joseph K. Witmer - Assistant Counsel, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Reliability Pricing Model (RPM
Andrew Ott - PJM, Senior Vice President, Markets

The Impact of New Technology on the Public Switched Telephone Network
Benjamin J. Aron, Esq.

The Power to Reduce CO CO2: The Full Portfolio
Ellen Petrill, Director, Public/Private Partnerships, Electric Power Research Institute

Toward A Balanced Electricity Resource Acquisition Strategy for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Susan Coakley - Executive Director, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

What Are The Best ILEC/CLEC/Wireless Service Quality Metrics?
Steven Bradley, Virginia State Corporation Commission

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Thinking Regionally  in the Face of Local Politics

Managing Risk in a Carbon-Constrained World

Managing The Risks of Climate Legislation
Bruce Braine, Senior Vice President, AEP Energy Services

Risk Management and Cost Containment in a Carbon-Constrained World
Richard Cowart, Director, Regulatory Assistance Project

The Carbon Principles
Jonathan Dickman-Wilkes, JP Morgan Chase

Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water Gain National Attention - Where Do We Go From Here?

Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
Paul G. Foran - VP, Regulatory Programs, American Water

Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
Walton F. Hill, United Water

The Impact of New Technology on the Public Switched Telephone Network

The Evolution of Communications Networks
C. Lincoln (Link) Hoewing, Verizon

The Impact of New Technology on the Public Switched Telephone Network
Bob Calaff - Director, Technology Policy, T-Mobile USA

The Next Step for Next Generation Technology: Interconnecting Managed Packet Networks to Preserve Voice Service Quality and Competition
Joseph Gillan, Gillan Associates

Toward A Balanced Electricity Resource Acquisition Strategy for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Demand Response in New York
Floyd Barwig, Director of Energy Efficiency and the Environment, New York

Understanding Gas Supply Disruption and Its Effects: Getting Ready For Hurricane Season

The Promising Future for Natural Gas
Kevin R. Petak - Vice President, Gas Market Modeling, ICF International


Mid-Atlantic Solar Policy Dialogue 2008


Delaware Solar Energy Program
Scott Lynch, Delaware Energy Office

DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program
Charlie Hemmeline

Maryland's Solar Policy
Michael Li, Maryland Energy Administration

New Jersey's Clean Energy Program
Michael Winka, NJ Board of Public Utilities

Solar Energy: Transforming the NYS Power Market
Jeff Peterson, NYSERDA


NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance Conference 2008

Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance

Accounting for Leases
Case Herman & Mia DeMontigny

Critical Infrastructure Project Implementation - Water Perspective
Walton Hill & Sameet Master

Economics and Risk of Scaling Up for Carbon Capture
Neville Holt

Economics and Risks of Scaling Up for Carbon Storage
John Tombari

Energy Efficiency Policy Trends: A look Nationally
David Pickles

FAS 141(R) & FAS 160 - Mergers and Acquisitions
John Lathrop

FAS 157 &159 Fair Value Measurements & Derivatives Disclosue
Glen Hecht

Financing Carbon Capture and Storage: Wall Street View
Swami Venkataraman

GAO Post-PUCHA Survey results
Randolph Johns

Hedging and Price Risk Management
Todd Strauss

Implications of Major Pipeline Projects
Rick Smead

Risks of Building Nuclear Generation: Wall Street View
Sharon Bonelli

Spring 08' FASB Update
Bob Wilkins

Spring 08' FERC Update
Steven Hunt

Spring 08' Rural Utility Services Update
Ken Ackerman

Spring 08' SEC Update
Robert Malhotra

State Regulation of Cable Service and Rates
Lori Panzino-Tillery

Universal Service Reform
Mike Tan

Universal Service Reform
Nathan Glazier

Universal Service Reform
Denise Parrish

Water Rate Consolidation
Troy Rendell


Winter Committee Meetings 2008

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Energy Efficiency: Will A "Just Do It" Approach Get it Done for Consumers?

Developments and Issues in Utility Energy Efficiency - 2008
Peter Fox-Penner - Co-Chairman and Principal, The Brattle Group

Will A 'Just Do It' Approach Get it Done for Consumers?
Katrina McMurrian - Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission

Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accesibility Act

Accessible Communications in the 21st Century
Karen Peltz Strauss - Coalition of Organizations for


Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Water Security Metrics

Water Security Metrics
Mr. Cade Clark

Water/Energy Interdependency Issues in the Southeast

Drought in the Southeast/Electric Issues
Mr. Steve Jester

Interdependencies, Security & Growing Resource Constraints
Mr. Paul Foran


Committee on Electricity

Electric and Natural Gas In A Carbon Constrained World

Direct Use of Natural Gas: An Assessment Prepared for the American Gas Foundation
William N. Cantrell - President, TECO Peoples Gas Systems

Electricity and Natural Gas in a Carbon Constrained World
Donald L. Mason, Esq. - Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Fitch Ratings: Know Your Risk
Ellen Lapson - CFA, Fitch Ratings

Natural Gas Markets Enter an Era of Unprecedented Uncertainty
Jennifer Snyder - Head of North American Gas Research Practice, Wood McKenzie Inc.

The Power to Reduce CO2 Emissions: The Full Portfolio
Revis W. James - Director, Energy Technology Assessment Center

Update On EPA Climate Actions

Cap and Trade Programs for Air Emissions
Sam Napolitano - Director, Clean Air Markets Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Clean Air Interstate and Visibility Rules Update
Sam Napolitano - Director, Clean Air Markets Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Efficiency's Role in Greenhouse Gas Policies
Kathleen Hogan - Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lessons learned from EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
Dina Kruger - Director, Climate Change Division


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

A Lower-Cost Option for Substantial CO2 Emission Reductions
Ron Edelstein - Gas Technology Institute

Achieving the Full Portfolio: Climate Technology Demonstration Initiatives
Ellen Petrill - Director, Public/Private Partnerships, EPRI

Customer and Societal Benefits Of AMI: From Smart Meters To A More Efficient Power System
Hon. Paul A. Centolella, Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Renewable Power from Poultry Litter
Eric Jenkins - VP Commercial Development, Fibrowatt LLC

Accelerating the Ramp Up Of Energy Efficiency Programs

Energy Efficiency in Alabama

Minnesota Energy Efficiency

Ohio: New Developments related to Energy Efficiency

Ramping Up Energy Efficiency - Oregon

Vermont's Recent Energy Efficiency Activities

Advanced Nuclear Energy Technology

Advanced Reactors and Government Support for New Nuclear Plants
Rebecca Smith-Kevern - Office of Light Water Reactor Deployment, Office of Nuclear Energy, DOE

New Reactor Licensing
R. William Borchardt, Director, Office of New Reactors, US NRC

The Power to Reduce CO2 Emissions: The Full Portfolio, Perspectives on Nuclear Power
Revis W. James - Director, Energy Technology Assessment Center, EPRI

Update On EPA Climate Actions

Cap and Trade Programs for Air Emissions
Sam Napolitano - Director, Clean Air Markets Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Clean Air Interstate and Visibility Rules Update
Sam Napolitano - Director, Clean Air Markets Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Efficiency's Role in Greenhouse Gas Policies
Kathleen Hogan - Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lessons learned from EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
Dina Kruger - Director, Climate Change Division


Committee on Gas

Electric and Natural Gas In A Carbon Constrained World

Direct Use of Natural Gas: An Assessment Prepared for the American Gas Foundation
William N. Cantrell - President, TECO Peoples Gas Systems

Electricity and Natural Gas in a Carbon Constrained World
Donald L. Mason, Esq. - Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Fitch Ratings: Know Your Risk
Ellen Lapson - CFA, Fitch Ratings

Natural Gas Markets Enter an Era of Unprecedented Uncertainty
Jennifer Snyder - Head of North American Gas Research Practice, Wood McKenzie Inc.

The Power to Reduce CO2 Emissions: The Full Portfolio
Revis W. James - Director, Energy Technology Assessment Center


Committee on International Relations

Carbon Pricing: A Canadian Perspective
Gaétan Caron - Chair and CEO, National Energy Board

China's Energy and Environmental Challenges
Frederick Weston - The Regulatory Project

Commission's Proposal for the Empowering of the National Regulators and the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER )
Alexia Trokoudi - Head Legal Dept. R.A.E.

Commission's Proposal for the ownership unbundling
Theodore C. Panagos - Vice Chairman R.A.E.

Energy Issues and Regulatory Developments in Europe and Eurasia
Robert A. Archer - Energy & Infrastructure Bureau for Europe and Eurasia

Overview of Global Greenhouse: Gas Initiatives
Ted Kury - Director of Energy Studies, Public Utility Research Center

Regulatory Developments In Europe and Eurasia: Renewables & Efficiency
Robert A. Archer - Energy & Infrastructure, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, USAID

Status Update: World Forum on Energy Regulation IV

The road to WFER IV, OCTOBER 2009
Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE)


Committee on Telecommunications

Interconnection and Interoperability in a VOIP World

Challenges facing the industry
Richard N. Clarke - Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Planning and Policy, AT&T

How Should We Think About IP-PSTN Interconnection?
Jeff Lanning - Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Embarq

What Happens When There Is Only One Left Standing? Confronting Tough Questions About Carriers Of Last Resort

Carriers of Last Resort - An Evolving Concept
Peter Bluhm - National Regulatory Research Institute

COLR: Confronting Tough Questions About Carriers of Last Resort
Bob Rowe - Senior Partner, Balhoff, Rowe & Williams, LLC

Confronting Tough Questions About Carriers of Last Resort
Ellen Blackler - Executive Director, Regulatory Planning & Policy, AT&T

Slaying the COLR Ogre: How Universal Service and Competition Can Live Happily Ever After
Jose M. Jimenez - Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs, Cox Communications


Committee on Water

A Safe Harbor for Water Companies That Comply with Safe Drinking Water Standards: State Legislation
William K. Koska and Michael K. Stagg - Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Nutrient Trading and the Chesapeake Bay
Paul K. Marchetti - PENNVEST

Understanding Public Health Risks and Putting it into Context
Peter E. Shanaghan ? USEPA, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

Pricing Considerations Related to Reclaimed Water

Overview of Water Reuse Technology: Pricing Considerations Related To Reclaimed Water
Mark LeChevallier, Ph.D, Director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship-American Water Works Service Company

State Drinking Water Administrators' Current Issues and Possible Impacts Upon Economic Regulators

State Drinking Water Administrators' Current Issues
Jim Taft, Executive Director, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators

The Impact and Spirit of Sarbanes-Oxley: An Evolving Best Practice

The Impact of Sarbanes Oxley, An Evolving Best Practice
Ellen C. Wolf - Senior Vice President and CFO, American Water

Underground Water Storage Research and Other American Water Works Association Research Foundation Projects

AwwaRF: Underground Water Storage Research
Awwa Research Foundation


General Session

General Session

2008 Natural Gas Outlook
David McClanahan - Chairman, American Gas Association; President and CEO, CenterPoint Energy

Challenges to Climate Change Legislation
David L. Sokol - MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company

The Multi-Billion Dollar Question: Reforming the Universal Service Fund

Joint Board Recommendation USF Reform
Ray Baum - Commissioner, Oregon Public Utility Commission. State Chair USJB


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

2008 Demand Response and Advanced Metering Report and Survey
David Kathan - FERC

Demand Resource Participation in Recent Capacity Market Auctions

Demand Response as Capacity in New York
David J. Lawrence - Manager, Auxiliary Market Products, New York Independent System Operator

Demand Response Participation in Capacity Markets
Andrew Ott - Vice President, PJM Markets

Update on Demand Resource Participation in New England?s Forward Capacity Market
Henry Yoshimura - Demand Resources Department, ISO New England, Inc.

Demand Response in Market Operations: Experience and Cost-benefits

Demand Response in Midwest ISO Markets
Midwest ISO

Demand-Side Management Influence on Reliability
Mark Lauby - Manager, Reliability Assessments

New England Demand Response Resources: Present Observations and Future Challenges
Henry Yoshimura - Demand Resources Department, ISO New England, Inc.


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Business Session

Interconnection Queing Practices
SuedeenG. Kelly - Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Renewable Power from Poultry Litter
Eric Jenkins - VP Commercial Development, Fibrowatt LLC

Wind Vision
Rob Gramlich - Policy Director, American Wind Energy Association

Transmission for Renewables

Integration of Variable Generation
Mark Lauby - Manager, Reliability Assessments, NERC

New Transmission Initiatives for Renewable Energy and Some Thoughts on Wind Integration
Kevin Porter - EXETER Associates

Queue Reform at the Midwest ISO
Midwest ISO

Transmission for Renewables
Kristine Schmidt - Director, Transmission Business Development, XcelEnergy

Wind and Transmission
Rob Gramlich - Policy Director, American Wind Energy Association


Staff Subcommittee on Information Services

Automation using the STAR PSC System
ACO Information Services, LLCAgency

The Evolution of Unified Communications: Practical Applications for today?s Enterprise
Brad Herrington - Senior Manager Product Marketing, Interactive Intelligence Inc.

Where Worlds Collide: Information Security and Risk Management
Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek - Sensei Enterprises, Inc.


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Planning for Success: Reasoned Expectations For New Nuclear Plant Construction
Paul Genoa, NEI

Regulating the Rest of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Michael Weber, Director Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Packet Interconnection

Policies for Next-Generation Interconnection
Dennis Weller - Chief Economist, Verizon

Voice Packet Interconnection: Challenges facing the industry
Richard N. Clarke - Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Planning and Policy, AT&T

VRS Functional Equivalent

Video Relay Service and Assignment of Numbers for IP Based Services
Penn Pfautz, AT&T


Staff Subcommittee on Water

Small Water Systems: Challenges and Recommendations
Melissa J. Stanford - National Regulatory Research Institute

Understanding Public Health Risks and Putting it into Context
Peter E. Shanaghan ? USEPA, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water


Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration

Working Together: The Pew Center And Coal Energy Representatives Discuss State Options For Low Carbon Coal Policy

Accelerating Deployment of CCS
Judi Greenwald - Director of Innovative Solutions, Pew Center On Global Climate Change

Electricity Generation in a Carbon Constrained World & the Role of CCS
Ben Yamagata - Executive Director, CURC

State Policy Options for Accelerating CCS
Richard Cowart - The Regulatory Assistance Project


Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Interim Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel
Marshall Cohen - Senior Director, State and Local Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute

New Nuclear Generation
Ellen Ruff - President, Duke Energy Carolinas

Yucca Mountain Project Update
Edward F. Sproat, III - Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, U.S. Department of Energy


Encore? Energy Efficiency Program Performance 2008


Developing Common Protocols to Estimate, Track and Report Demand Resources Savings, Costs and Emission Reduction Impacts in the Northeast
Rich Sedano, Regulatory Assistance Project on behalf of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.

Development and Deployment of A Standardized Savings and Economic Valuation System for Tracking Conservation Resource Acquisitions in the PNW
Tom Eckman, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Energy Efficiency Program Performance
Dian M. Grueneich, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Evaluation Issues from the States
Nick Hall, TecMarket Works

Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide - Basics of EM&V
Steve Schiller, Schiller Consulting

New York State’s Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard
Bill Saxonis, Office of Energy Efficiency & Environment, New York State Department of Public Service


Shedding Light on Solar Technologies and Policies 2007


Solar Regulatory Policies

Photovoltaic Net Metering and Interconnection
Mike Taylor, SEPA

Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Opportunity for Expanding State Solar Markets
Ryan Wiser, LBNL

State Support for Solar Energy: Policies, Program & Trends
Mark Sinclair, Clean Energy Group

Solar Technologies

Concentrating Solar Power
Mike Taylor, SEPA

Cooking with the Sun: The Benefits of & Recipe for Creating a Sustainable Solar Marketplace
Thomas Thompson, NY SEIA

The Effect of Utility Commission Actions From A Customer's Perspective
Dr. Thomas Hoff, Clean Power Research

State and Industry Perspectives

An Industry Perspective
Christopher Cook, SunEdison

New Jersey's Solar Transistion to REC Based Financing
Frederick Butler, Commissioner

SDG&E's Sustainable Communities Program and Support for our Solar Customers
Joe Velasquez, San Diego Gas & Electric


119th Annual Convention 2007

General Session

2007 Annual Convention Program

Electricity Technology in a Carbon-Constrained Future

Electricity Technology in a Carbon-Constrained Future
Hank Courtright, Senior Vice President. EPRI

Hacker’s Chess in Cyber-Space: Protecting the Final Frontier…Checkmate?

Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience
Rita Wells, National & Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Protection/Resilience

Hacker’s Chess in Cyber-Space:  Protecting the Final Frontier…Checkmate?
Joe Weiss, Applied Control Systems

How Should Utility Generation Planning be Conducted in an Era of Econonmic and Environmental Uncertainty?

Generation Planning in an Era of Economic and Environmental Uncertainty
Doug Esamann-Senior Vice President, Strategy & Planning, Duke Energy

Meeting Future Demands for Energy In A World Facing Climate Change
Steve Winn

Resource Choices in a Carbon-Constrained World
Richard Cowart, The Regulatory Assistance Program

Risk-Constrained Least-Cost Planning
Michael Schilmoeller, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)

Competing for LNG in the Global Gas Market
Mike Zenker, Barclays Capital Research

The Past, Present & Future of Gas Quality: A Utility Operations / End Use Perspective
Robert D. Wilson, Director of Environmental Operations, KeySpan

More Than a Tin Can on a String: Disaster Communications In the 21st Century

Loop Preservation
Allan Isfan

The Role of the Communications Sector
J. Michael Hickey, Vice President - Government Affairs,

Tim Peterson, Chief of Staff, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

The Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of Gas Utilities In Today’s Markets: Giving Customers More Choices, Options, and Opportunities

Commerce Energy
Anthony Cusati

Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of Gas Utilities in Today’s Markets: Dominion East Ohio
Jeffrey A. Murphy - Director, Rates & Gas Supply, Dominion East Ohio

Hess: Your Energy Partner
Randy Magnani

How Georgia Is Giving Customers More Choices, Options and Opportunities
Hank Linginfelter, Executive Vice President, Utility Operations, AGL Resources

IGS Energy
Vincent A. Parisi, Interstate Gas Supply, Inc.

To "De-Couple": Decoupling  and Other Potential Regulatory Mechanisms in Efforts to Achieve Efficient Water Usage and Additional Societal Benefits

United Water at a Glance
Walton Hill, United Water Resources

Understanding Spectrum

Spectrum 101
Bryan Tramont, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer LLP

Water and Energy Interdependencies: How Convergences Can Lead to Efficiencies and Respond to Global Climate Change

Being Proactive on Climate Change: Tracking and Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Wayne D. Morgan, President, West Virginia American Water

Water and Energy Interdependencies: How Convergences Can Lead to Efficiencies and Respond to Global Climate Change
Robert Wilkinson

Water, Energy and Sustainability
Bruce A. Macler, PhD - USEPA Region 9

What is the Role of Federalism in the Context of Greenhouse Gas Regulation?

Greenhouse Gas Regulations: Policies & Progress in California
Nancy Ryan, California Public Utilities Commission

U.S. Climate Policy: It Takes a Martyr
Cathy S. Woollums, Sr. V.P. Environmental, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company

Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System
Andrea Coons, WREGIS Administrator

What is the Role of Federalism in the Context of Greenhouse Gas Regulation?
Jeanne Fox, President New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

What Obstacles Exist Concerning the Siting of Wind Generation

FPL Energy
Mike O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President, FPL Energy

Industrial Wind Action Group
Lisa Linowes, Industrial Wind Action Group

Minnesota's Wind Site Permitting Experience
Bob Cupit, Manager, Energy Facility Permitting, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Siting and Policy Wind Power Plants*
Bob Anderson, West Wind Wires

What Obstacles Exist Concerning the Siting of Wind Generation?
Steve Lindenberg, Department of Energy


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

Experience with Getting Retail and Wholesale Incentives Aligned for Customers
Current Group LLC

Linking Generation, Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, Consumer Advocacy, and Measurement Policies for Optimal Social and Economic Outcomes
Mike Gordon; Chief Strategy Officer & Founder, ConsumerPowerline

Making the Wholesale Market Work for Retail Customers: Connecticut Municipal System Experiences
Brian E. Forshaw, Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative

Midwest ISO
T. Graham Edwards, President & CEO

Site Controls
Chris Hickman - President, Energy Services


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Forebearance and Competition

Cox Communications: A Cable CLECs' Perspective on Competition
Doug Garrett, Cox Regulatory Affairs

Facilities-based Competition In Mass Market Telecom: A Period Of Rapid Change
Dave Teitzel, Staff Director - Public Policy, Qwest Communications

Industry Perspective on Competition
Integra Telecom, Inc.

Omaha, NE: First Victim of FCC Forbearance


Accounting and Finance 2007 Fall Meeting 2007

Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance

Building Sustainable Efficiency Businesses
Eric Ackerman

Rural Development: Utilities Programs
Kenneth M. Ackerman

SFAS 141 and 142: Implementation Issues
Jan Umbaugh, Deloitte Touche LLP


NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance Fall 2007 2007

Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance

Accounting for Emission Allowances
Bob Ford, Ernst & Young LLP

Alternative Forms of Regulation - A Rural ILEC’s Views and Experiences
Timothy W. Ulrich, TDS Telecom

Broadband-The Best Way
Mary Retka, Qwest

Broadband-The Best Way
Glenn Blackmon, Ph.D.

Commodity Cost Adjustment Clauses
Steve L. Klick, Manager-Rates and Regulation

FASB Update
Robert C. Wilkins

FERC Update
Steven Hunt

Fin 48 Implementation Issues
Sal Montalbano, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Key Financial Statement Adjustments Used in the Ratings Process
Richard W. Cortright, Jr., Managing Director

Overview of New LMP Markets
David Withrow, CAISO

Participation and Intervention before the FERC
William J. Froehlich, Special Counsel

PCAOB Update
Mary M. Sjoquist, Special Counsel

Renewable Energy Project Economics, Policy and Incentives
Dr. Lola Infante

Revenue Decoupling and Other Non-Volumetric Rates for Natural Gas Utilities
Cynthia J. Marple

SEC Financial Reporting Issues
John W. Albert

U.S. Natural Gas Supply -
J. Paul Matheny

Utility Tariff Bonds
Sharon Bonelli, Managing Director


Summer Committee Meetings 2007


AT&T Mobility Network Optimization
Michael Van Weelden, Director-SCM, AT&T Mobility

Special Access
Dave Conn, National Director, State Regulatory, T-Mobile USA

Special Access 'Dispelling the Myths'
Wendy M. Moser, Vice President Public Policy, Qwest

The Truth About Special Access
Donna Epps, Vice President-Federal Regulatory, Verizon


Board of Directors on Executive Committee

Competitive Procurement Collaborative Meeting

Panel 1: Panelists Notes
Stan Wise

Panel 2: Panelists Notes
Marsha Smith


Committee on Consumer Affairs

Advanced Metering: What it is, How it affects consumers
Steve Hadden, Plexus Research

How Will AMI & Dynamic Pricing Affect Low Income Users?
Ahmad Faruqui, Ph. D., Principal, The Brattle Group

PG&E SmartMeter Program
Tom Bottorff, Sr. VP Regulatory Relations


Committee on Electricity

Aligning Utility Incentives with Energy Efficiency Investment
Val Jensen, ICF International

Construction of Coal-Fired Generation: Evaluating the Utility Credit Implications
Ellen Lapson, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings, Utilities, Power & Gas

DOE Resources to Help You in Policymaking along the Clean Energy Highway
Mark Bailey, Acting Program Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Trust of Oregon

Gambling with Coal: How Future Climate Laws Will Make New Coal Plants More Expensive
Steve Clemmer, Clean Energy Program Research Director. Union of Concerned Scientists

One Question, Three Facts, and an Answer
Steve Miller, CEED

Perspectives on Renewable Portfolio Standard Authority
Richard Sedano, The Regulatory Assistance Project

Policy Options for Energy Efficiency Programs: Decoupling and Other Innovative Rates
Cynthia J. Marple - Director, Rates and Regulatory Affairs

Policy Options for Energy Efficiency Programs: Decoupling, Incentives & Third-Party Administrators
John R. Perkins, Iowa Consumer Advocate

Revenue Decoupling: New York’s Experience & Future Directions
James T. Gallagher - Director, Office of Electricity and Environment, New York State Department of Public Service

Role of Renewable Energy and Implication of RPS in a Sustainable Electric Generation Portfolio
Thomas Key, EPRI Renewable and Hydropower

RPS Impacts

Stimulating Renewables: Do We Need A Federal RPS?
David K. Owens, Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute

The Independent Transmission Company
Joseph L. Welch - President and CEO, ITC Holdings Corp.

The Role of Coal Generation in a World of Greenhouse Gas Regulation
Howard Herzog, MIT

The Role of Coal Generation in a World of Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Duke Energy
Keith Trent, Group Executive and Chief Strategy, Policy and Regulatory Officer. Duke Energy

The Role of Coal Generation in a World of Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Jackson E. Reasor, President & CEO, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Clean Energy & Storage Innovations at Work
Gregory Tropsa, President ICE Energy

Coordinating Energy Flow with Information Flow: Interoperability Enables the Smart Grid
Erich W. Gunther, DOE GridWise Architecture Council

Electricity Technology in a Carbon-Constrained Future
Steven Specker, President and CEO, EPRI

How Will AMI & Dynamic Pricing Affect Low Income Users?
Ahmad Faruqui, Ph. D., Principal, The Brattle Group

Ice Storage for Peak Load Reduction
Chris Smith, NYSERDA

Land-Based Initiatives & Climate Change
Andrew Spahn, SRA International

Minimizing Costs for Consumers Under a Global Warming Pollution Cap
Dale S. Bryk, Natural Resources Defense Council

Off-Peak Cooling with Thermal Energy Storage (TES): Overview
Clifton C. Below, Commissioner, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission

Realizing the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
Larry Mansueti, DOE and Stacy Angel, EPA

Residential Electicity Pricing Pilots: Reducing Peak Demand with a Bonus - Lower Greenhouse Gases
Chris King, President eMeter Strategic Consulting

Smart Meters, Demand Response and 'Real Time' Pricing: Too Many Questions and Not Many Answers
Barbara R. Alexander, Consumer Affairs Consultant

The Economics of Poverty: How Investments to Eliminate Poverty Benefits All Americans
Jerrold Oppenhim and Theo MacGregor, Democracy and Regulation

Thermal Energy Storage and Peak Load Reduction
Mark M. MacCracken, PE, LEED, Pte, CALMAC Mfg. Corp.

What Utilities Can Do With Renewable Energy
Thomas P. Meissner Jr. Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Unitil Corporation


Committee on Gas

Alaskan Gasline Project
Patrick Galvin

Bringing On The Gas Developing Liquefacation and Gasification Resources Overseas and Domestically to Serve a Growing Natural Gas Demand
Mark Stiers, Vice President, Gas Sales & Supply, DTE Energy

Developing Natural Gas Infrastructure in the Americas: the Mexican Case
Francisco Salazar Diez de Sollano, Chairman, CRE

Infrastructure Development in Canada
Georgette Habib, Board Member, National Energy Board

LNG supply - who knows what the future will bring?
David Sweet - Executive Director, World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE)

Managing Our Future: A Case for LNG
Keith Meyer - President, Cheniere Marketing


Committee on International Relations

Energy Development in Canada
Arden Berg, Chairman, CAMPUT

International Investing in the U.S. Utility Sector
David Nastro - Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Power & Utility Group

International Outreach and Issues
Mark A. Jamison, Director Public Utility Research Center, Univesity of Florida


Committee on Telecommunications

Federal Universal Service Overview
Ray Baum, Commissioner Oregon Public Utility Commission

Foundations of Telecommunications Technology
Douglas C. Sicker, Department of Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. University of Colorado at Boulder

High-Cost Universal Service Reform for a Mobile and Broadband World
Paul Garnett, Assist. Vice President, CTIA -The Wireless Association

Modernizing Universal Service
Dennis Weller, Chief Economist, Verizon

Universal Service Fund - High Cost Reform
Billy Jack Gregg, Director, West Virginia Consumer Advocate

Universal Service Modification Proposals: Surveying the Options
Joel Lubin, Vice President Regulatory Planning and Policy, AT&T

USF Reform
Dale Lehman - Director, Executive MBA in Information and Communication Technology, Alaska Pacific University

USF Reform: Getting It Right, Getting it Fair
Dr. Brian K. Staihr, Regulatory Economist - Embarq

Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we going?
Robert C. Rowe - Senior Partner, Balhoff & Rowe, LLC


Committee on Water

AQUA America: Water Supply Planning
Nicholas DeBenedictis

California Regulatory Initiatives: Case History, California American Water
B. Kent Turner, President California American Water

Financing 'Greenfield' Developments: An Overview of Financing Options for a combined Water System
Keith Switzer, Golden State Water Company and Peter Johnson, Sun Cal Companies

Improving Water Efficiency by Implementing the IWA/AWWA Water Audit Methodology
George Kunkel P.E., Philadelphia Water Department

Improving Water Efficiency by Implementing the IWA/AWWA Water Audit Methodology
George Kunkel P.E., Philadelphia Water Department

Utilities, Inc.
Larry Schumacher, President & Chief Executive Officer

Water Planning in the Western U.S.: Impacts and Opportunities for Investor-Owned Water Utilities
Jeffrey Stuck, Environmental Management Director, American Water Western Region

Water Security: A Public-Private Partnership to Secure the Nation’s Water Infrastructure
William Komianos, Director, American Water and Debbie Newberry, USEPA

Water Supply Planning: East, West, North and South
United Water


General Session

Credit Impact of Climate Change on the Power Sector
Swami Venkataraman, CFA, Director, Standard & Poor’s

Global Warming: How Can We Avoid Dangerous Climate Change?
Jim Hansen

Wall Street Responds to the Climate Challenge
Gregg Orrill, Equity Research Analyst, Lehman Brothers


NARUC-FERC Competitive Procurement Collaborative

Competitive Procurement Collaborative Meeting

Agenda

EPSA Releases Policy Paper and 10-Point 'Why and How' on Competitive Electricity Procurement
Electric Power Supply Association: Press Release

Pennsylvania: Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act

Pennsylvania: Procurement of Renewable & Alternative Energy
Kirk House, Lead Counsel, Office of Special Assistants, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

The Case for Competitive Procurement in States with Vertically-Integrated Utilities
Electric Power Supply Association: Policy Paper


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

Arkansas Experience
Paul Suskie, Chairman, Arkansas Public Service Commission

Demand Response At Southern Company
Leonard Haynes

Energy Curtailment Specialists
Paul Tyno, Executive Vice President Program Development

New York’s Demand Response Programs - A Collaborative Effort
David J. Lawrence - Manager, Auxiliary Market Products, New York Independent System Operator

Pepco and Delmarva Power: Blueprint for the Future Filings
J. Mack Wathen

Perspectives of a Large End Use Participant of NYISO Programs
Michael Caufield - Alcoa Inc.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
James Tracy, Chief Financial Officer

TVA’s Quest for DSM
Chris Smith - Tennessee Valley Authority Customer Resources, Market Research & Evaluation

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc: Demand Response
Ken Baker, Senior Manager for Sustainability

Xcel Energy
Deb Sundin


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

AMR Advanced Applications - Taking it a Step Beyond
David Glenwright, AMR Operations & Strategies

Battling Load Growth in NYC
Chris Smith, NYSERDA

conEdison: Who we are
Lou Cedrone

Environmental Issues in System Planning
Jim Platts, ISO New England


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

AMR Advanced Applications - Taking it a Step Beyond
David Glenwright, AMR Operations & Strategies

Battling Load Growth in NYC
Chris Smith, NYSERDA

conEdison: Who we are
Lou Cedrone

Environmental Issues in System Planning
Jim Platts, ISO New England


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

All Things Natural Gas: Infrastructure, Rates and Policy
John Carlson, Office of Energy Markets and Reliability, FERC

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Coordinated Approach for LNG Safety and Security Research
Tom Blanchat, Anay Luketa-Hanlin, Mike Hightower, Sheldon Tieszen - Fire Science & Technology, Energy Systems Analysis, Sandia National Laboratories

NAESB Update
North American Energy Standards Board


Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Broadband Policy & Deployment
Roy Lathrop, NCTA

Connecting All Americans
Link Hoewing - Verizon VP, Internet and Technology Policy

Rural Development Utilities Programs
Kenneth Kuchno, Director, Broadband Division, Telecommunications Program

What’s In Your Broadband?
Billy Jack Gregg - Director, West Virginia Consumer Advocate Division


Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Discussion of Nuclear Waste Management
Brew Barron, Group Executive and Chief Nuclear Officer, Duke Energy

The Keystone Center Joint Fact-Finding On Nuclear Power
The Keystone Center

Yucca Mountain Program Overview
Michael T. Richard, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs, DOE


Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access

A Proposal: Taking UMAP To The Next Level
Jose L. Perez, Cynthia Marshall, Tom Oliver - National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC)

SDDC - The Journey
Supplier Diverisity Development Council

Supplier Diversity Works! A Few Success Stories
Indiana Energy Association Supplier Diversity Committee


Accounting and Finance 2007 Spring Meeting 2007

Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance

Auctions and Universal Service
Peter Bluhm

Cost Recovery of Distribution Integrity Management, Pipeline Safety and Pipeline Replacement Costs
Getz

EEI Energy Efficiency Initiative
Eric Ackerman

FAS 71 Exceptions.to FAS 109
David J. Yankee

FASB Statement No. 146, Accounting for Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities
David Ellerback

FIN 48 Select Topics
Charles A. Lenns

Financial Accounting Standards Board Update
Robert C. Wilkins

Hybrids, Capital Structure and Revenue Requirements
Philip W. Smyth

Income Taxes and Purchase Accounting
Nissley

Infrastructure Funds & Public Utilities
Richard Klapow

Natural Gas Price Volatility.And the Outlook for Natural Gas
David Shin

Normalization v. Flow-through Accounting;.Normalization Requirements and Violations
Richard E. Matheny

Perspectives on Utility Mergers
Rob Robinson

Rural Development .Utilities Programs Update
Kenneth M. Ackerman

State Incentives for Development of Clean Coal Facilities
Karen R. Obenshain

Telecommunications Mergers and Acquisitions
Denise Parrish

The AT&T Forbearance Petition
Peter Bluhm

The Texas Model of Water and Wastewater Regulation
Dorothy Young


Winter Committee Meetings 2007

Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies in Times of Disaster
Stephen Harvey, Deputy Director of Market Oversight and Assessment at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FBI's InfraGard
John Chesson, Supervisory Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Water Infrastructure Interdependencies
John Whitler, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water Security Division


Committee on Electricity

Controlling Carbon in the U.S. Electricity Sector
Jay Apt

Cost-Effectiveness of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in Meeting Future Demand for Energy Services
Christopher Paine - Senior Nuclear Program Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council

Gas-Electric Interdependency Standards & Issues
North American Energy Standards Board

Is Nuclear Power Economic?
James G. Hewlett - Energy Information Administration

Market Mechanisms to Curb Greenhouse Gases: Challenges and Future Directions
Joe Kruger

Myth or Reality: Is New Nuclear Generation A Cost-Effective Method for Meeting Anticipated Future Load
Caren Byrd - Executive Director, Global Power and Utilities Group, Investment Banking Division

Nuclear Power: A Critical Component of Our Energy Future Nuclear
Jeffrey Lyash - Progress Energy

Our Joint Global Climate Change Challenge
Quinlan J. Shea III

Overview of DOE High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) Cable Projects
Debbie Haught - Program Manager, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)

Regional Resource Planning
David K. Owens - Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute

Regional Resource Planning Makes Sense
Elliot Roseman - Vice President, ICF International

Used Nuclear Fuel Integrated Management
Marvin S. Fertel - Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute

Yucca Mountain Project Update
Edward F. Sproat, III - Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management U.S. Department of Energy


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Advanced Meter Deployment
Richard Sedano of the Regulatory Assistance Project

Air Emissions Cap and Trade Programs: An Update
Sam Napolitano of the U.S. EPA

Becoming More Sustainable: The Role of Technology Innovation
Bill Wiley of Arizona Public Service

Bringing Dynamic Pricing to the Mass Market
Dr. Ahmad Faruqui, The Brattle Group

Controlling Carbon in the US Electricity Sector
Jay Apt of Carnegie Mellon University

Electricity Technology in a Carbon-Constrained Future
Dr. Stephen Specker of the Electric Power Research Institute

ENELs Metering System and Telegestore Project
Sergio Rogai of ENEL Distribuzione S.p.A

EPRIs Energy Efficiency Initiative: Energy Efficiency as Energy Costs Increase
Clark Gellings of the Electric Power Research Initiative

Implementing the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
Larry Mansueti of the DOE and Stacy Angel of the EPA

Market Mechanisms to Curb Greenhouse Gases: Challenges and Future Directions
Joe Kruger of the National Commission on Energy Policy

Our Joint Global Climate Change Challenge
Quin Shea of the Edison Electric Institute

The Secrets to Successful AMI Deployment - The Ontario Experience
Paul Murphy of the Independent Electricity System Operator


Committee on International Relations

Annual Update of USAID Energy Programs in Europe and Eurasia
Dr. Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Pan-European Natural Gas Pipelines Map
INOGATE

Roundtable on Regional Natural FAS Pipeline Issues
Yusuf Gunay

Update on PURC Capacity Building, Outreach, and Research
Mark A. Jamison


Committee on Telecommunications

A Homeland Security Issue: Trandem Diversity and the Public Switched Telephone Network

Neutral Tandem Locations

PSTN Vulnerabilities: The Interconnection between Networks
John Calarco


Committee on Water

Commodity Cost Adjustment Clauses
Kathy L. Pape

Draft Water Sector-Specific Plan
Curt Baranowski

Effective Capital Planning and Asset Management
Gary Naumick

Partners in Protecting Public Health
Peter E. Shanaghan

Risk and Reality United Water Toms River
Walton Hill

The Decentralized Water Infrastructure
Linda Hanifin Bonner, Ph.D


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

California: Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
Andy Campbell, California PUC and Pat McAuliffe, California Energy Commission

Demand Resource Participation in New England’s Forward Capacity Market
ISO New England

Demand Response – The Pacific Northwest
Ken Corum, NW Power and Conservation Council

Measurement, Verification, and Forecasting Protocols for Demand Response Resources
Chuck Goldman - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative (MADRI) Experience

NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative Meeting Agenda: February 18, 2007


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Agenda

Cost Treatment for Regionally Beneficial Projects
Clair J. Moeller

Gas-Electric InterdependencyStandards & Issues
Valerie Crockett

Transmission Cost Allocation in New England


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Major Pipeline Projects Certificated
John Carlson

Natural Gas Update
Barbara Mariner-Volpe


118th Annual Convention 2006

Committee on Water

Emerging Technologies for Water
Mark W. LeChevallier, Ph.D

New Drinking Water Quality Regulations
J. Alan Roberson

Potential Cost Impacts New Regulations Will Have on Small Water Companies
Wayne Morgan

Potential Cost Impacts New Regulations Will Have on Small Water Companies
David R. Monie, P.E.


NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative

Demand Response in Washington State: Problems and Issues
Mark Sidran

Demand Response Update
Bruce Kaneshiro - California Public Utilities Commission and David Hungerford - California Energy Commission

Demand Response Working Group
Paul Hudson, Chairman - Public Utility Commission of Texas

Dialogue on Demand Response: Florida Update

Efficiency and Demand Response Programs
Texas Electric Utility Energy

Opening Remarks NARUC-FERC Demand Response Collaborative
Phyllis A. Reha, Co-Chair

Report on Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative (MADRI)
Rick Morgan - District of Columbia PSC

Vermont State-Wide Demand Response Initiatives

What we’re doing in New Jersey
Jeanne M. Fox - President, NJ Board of Public Utilities


Setting the Standard: An Introduction to Energy Efficiency Resource Standards 2006


Connecticut Distributed Resources Portfolio Standard
Cindy Jacobs, CT Dept. of Public Utility Control

EERS: A Utility Perspective
David Sparby, Xcel Energy

Energy Efficiency in a Needy State
Michael Dworkin, Vermont Law School

Energy Efficiency Programs
Theresa Gross, Public Utility Commission of Texas

Illinois Sustainable Energy Plan: Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard
David Baker, IL Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Impacts of Energy Efficiency Resource Standards
Howard Learner, Environmental Law and Policy Center

The Basics: A Quick Introduction to Energy Efficiency Resource Standards
Martin Kushler, ACEEE


Aligning Regulatory Incentives with Demand-Side Resources 2006


Decoupling in California: More than Two Decades of Broad Support and Success
Roland Risser, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Decoupling Throughput from Profits: The Revenue Per Customer Method
Wayne Shirley, Regulatory Assistance Project

Decoupling: Should Ratepayer's be Worries
Simon ffitch, Washington State Attorney General's Office

Encouraging Efficient Demand Response
Mike King, NERA

Examples of Good, Bad, and Ugly Decoupling Mechanisms
Jim Lazar, Consulting Economist

Obstacles to Revenue Decoupling for Gas Utilities
Ken Costello, NRRI

Understanding the Ratemaking Implications of Linking Profits and Sales
David Moskovitz, Regulatory Assistance Project


Summer Committee Meetings 2006

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Lifeline Across America
Lauren Patrich, Bev DeMello, Karol Krohn, John Ridgway


Committee on Electricity

BPL Deployment at Consumers Energy
Gerald Wyse

California Statewide Pricing Pilot: Lessons Learned
Roger Levy

Capacity
Kurt Adams, Chairman, Maine PUC

Capacity Markets
Thomas Welch

Capacity Markets and Other Means of Assuring Adequate Generating Capacity
Julie Simon

Capacity Markets: Substitutes for a good price?
Ron McNamara

Competition Policy After PUHCA
Diana L. Moss

Competitive Baseload: Market Signals and Competitive Response
Steven Corneli

DOEs EPACT Report to Congress on Demand Response in Electricity Markets
Larry Mansueti and Charles Goldman

Environmental Stakeholder Perspectives on Western Regional Planning
David Olsen

FERCs Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization and the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body
Kevin kelly and Susan J. Court

GoodCents SELECT: Powered by Technology Driven by Economics Controlled by the Customer
Margaret Neyman

Implications of PUHCA Repeal: As Assessment of Investor Perceptions
Julie M. Cannell

Making the Legal Case for Good Policy on Standby Rate Design
Sean Casten

Market Stability and The Cost of Capital
Hoff Stauffer

Mergers and Ring Fencing Issues: An Oregon Perspective
Ray Baum

New Base Load Generation in RTOs Time to Get Real
Sue Kelly

Organized Markets and Baseline Capacity Development
Nancy Brockway

PJM Market Support for Investment
Tom Welch

PUHCA Repeal: Basic Overview
Robert Burns

Ratepayers Getting Railroaded
Robert G. Szabo

Regulated Utility M & A After PUHCA Repeal
Brent E. Gale

Reliability: What is the Appropriate Role for Regional Entities and State Commissions?
Philip A. Fedora

SECURITIZATION: The AP experience in West Virginia
Peter E. Toomey

Standby Rate Design Principles A Utility Perspective
Akbar Jazayeri

Standby Rates
Don King, Kaiser Permanente

Standby Rates for Customers with Distributed Generation
Wayne Shirley

The Inter-Relationship Between Policy and Transmission Planning in the West
Dian M. Grueneich

The Need for Robust Reliability Standards
Richard Schultz

The Utility of the Future Reaching New Heights
Itron Inc.

Turbine Inlet Cooling: Good for Plant Owners, Rate Payers and the Environment
William McAuliffe

TXU BPL Initiative
Steve Houle

Understanding Utility Responses to BPL
Wade P. Malcolm

Update on DOEs Implementation of Electricity Provisions of the Energy Policy Act
Larry Mansuetti

Utility Oversight GAO Examination of Federal and State Roles After EPAct 2005
John Ludwigson

Utility Securitization: A Brief History With New Uses to Lower Ratepayer Costs
Joseph S. Fichera

Utility Tariff Bonds: Credit Perspectives
Ellen Lapson

Western Regional Planning
Grace Anderson


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Advanced Coal
Chris Larsen of EPRI

California Statewide Pricing Pilot: Lessons Learned
Roger Levy - Demand Response Research Center

DOE’s EPACT Report to Congress on Demand Response in Electricity Markets
Larry Mansueti - Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy and Chuck Goldman - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Enabling Energy Efficiency - IntelliGrid
Don Von Dollen of EPRI

Energy Efficiency: US and California Success Stories
Arthur H. Rosenfeld – Commissioner, California Energy Commission

EPRI Technical Briefing
Steve Specker of EPRI

Global Climate Change
Michael Miller of EPRI

GoodCents SELECT
Margaret Neyman - Gulf Power Company

Planning to Transacting: The Road to Getting Renewables Done
Eric M. Markell - Sr. Vice President Energy Resources, Puget Sound Energy

Renewable Energy Certificates and the California RPS
Andy Schwartz - Division of Strategic Planning, California Public Utilities Commission

Renewable Energy Certificates: A Detailed Overview
Dan Lieberman - Center for Resource Solutions

Role of Renewable Energy in Future Electricity Supply
Hank Courtright of EPRI

The Treatment of Renewable Energy in Western Utility Resource Plans
Mark Bolinger - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Committee on International Relations

Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EMRA)
Yusuf Gunay

Southeast Asia Market Observations, Natural Disasters & Power Plant Projects in Malaysia, Indonesia & Thailand
Joe Moody, P.E.

Trends in Global Energy Consumption: Emerging Markets & Emerging Technologies
L. Cartan Sumner, Jr.


Committee on Telecommunications

E9-1-1 Deployment Issues 1 Deployment Issues
Patrick Halley

Issues Related to Transition to Inter-modal Competition in the Provision of Telecommunications Services
Robert Mayer

Lifeline Across America
Lauren Patrich, Bev DeMello, Karol Krohn, John Ridgway

NARUC E911 Survey of Compliance with VoIP Order
Maureen Harris, Robert Mayer, Connie Hughes

Presentation
Hilda Legg, ConnectKentucky

State Retail Regulation: A Review of Where We’re At and Where We’re Heading
Lilia Pérez-Chavolla, Ph.D, Ed Rosenberg, Ph.D

The Ultimate Data Pipeline Connecting the Home to the World
Dr. Patrick Nunally, Nethercomm Corporation


Committee on Water

Active and Effective Water Security Programs
Marc Santora

American Water - Past, Present, Future
Donald L. Correll

Are Clauses Good for Customers?
Kathy L. Pape, Esq.

California Water Action Plan
Stan Ferraro

NARUC’s Critical Infrastructure Efforts
Sue Daly

Only Tap Water Delivers
Hoffbuhr

Presentation
Linda Kelly and Tony Winnicker

Satellite Management of Small Water Systems
Michael P. Ireland

Surcharges, Adjustment Clauses and Other Cost Recovery Mechanisms
Melissa J. Stanford

The National Association of Water Companies: An Overview
Peter C. Nelson

Utilities Helping Utilities Before, During and After Disaster: Water/Wastewater Agency Response Networks
Ray Riordan

Utilities Helping Utilities: An Action Plan for Mutual Aid and Assistance Networks for Water and Wastewater Utilities


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

NAESB Overview of Wholesale and Retail Electric Activities
NAESB


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Advanced Fuel Cycles
Steve Kraft, NEI


Winter Committee Meetings 2006


Efficiency and Demand Response
Steve Specker - President & CEO, EPRI

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: A Carbon Market for the Northeast
Christina Palmero - New York State Department of Public Service


Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Water Infrastructure Interdependencies
John Whitler - US EPA Office of Water, Water Security Division


Committee on Electricity

PUHCA Repeal
Robert Burns

Securitization
Joseph Fichera, David Sapper, and Peter Toomey


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Aligning Utility Incentives with Public Policy Objectives
Wayne Shirley - Director, The Regulatory Assistance Project

Bill Prindle
Deputy Director of ACEEE

Bjorn Fischer
The Climate Trust

Dr. Steve Specker
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Electric Power Research Institute

Energy Efficiency Action Plan
Kathleen Hogan - Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Efficiency Action Plan
Larry Mansueti - Director, State and Regional Assistance, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy

Gregg Kantor
Northwest Natural Gas

Hon. Diane Grueneich
Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Hon. Shirley Baca
Commissioner, New Mexico Public Service Commission

Janine Migden-Ostrander
Ohio Consumers Counsel

Kathleen Hogan
Director of Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Kathleen Hogan
Director of Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Larry Mansueti
Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy

NW Natural’s Conservation Tariff
Gregg Kantor- Natural Gas Distribution Company

Tina Palmero
New York Commission on behalf of RGGI

Wayne Shirley
Regulatory Assistance Project


Committee on Gas

APGA Security and Integrity Foundation

Can you stand the heat? [of LNG FIRES]

Common Ground Alliance - Dedicated to Shared Responsibility in Damage Prevention

Gas Hedging Program

Short Term Canadian Natural Gas Deliverability, 2005 -2007

The Other Natural Gas Source: U.S. Outer Continental Shelf

Towards a World Gas Market, Observations Along the Way

Why Hedging is Needed in the Current Natural Gas Market


Committee on International Relations

Developing A Tariff Methodology For A Secondary Natural Gas Market For Ghana

Investment Needs/Prospects in Southeastern Europe and a Capacity Adequacy Mechanism Design

NARUC International Programs Overview

Presentation To The NARUC Winter Meeting by Gordon Weynand

Regulatory Framework For A Secondary Natural Gas Market For Ghana

The WAGP And Development Of Ghana Domestic Gas Market

Update on PURC Capacity Building, Outreach, and Research

USAID Energy Programs in Europe and Eurasia


Committee on Telecommunications

Regulatory Resource Center: The NRRI Library

Separations handout - Pros and cons of post freeze adjustments

Separations Primer

Sprint Relay Services

State Issues Regarding Separations Freeze

VOIP and Numbering


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Becoming the Electric Reliability Organization

Disaster Preparedness – Utility Best Practices

Energy Policy Act of 2005: Transmission Congestion Study and National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors

Meeting Agenda

Overhead vs Underground - What are the Opportunities


Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Broadband Over Powerlines
Wade P. Malcolm, P.E.

Capacity Markets
Julie Simon - Constellation Energy

NAESB Overview of Wholesale and Retail Electric Activities
North American Energy Standards Board


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Advanced Fuel Cycles
Steve Kraft NEI

Global Nuclear Energy Partnership
John Herczeg DOE

Nuclear Industry Developments
Skip Bowman NEI

Yucca Mountain Repository Update
Paul Golan DOE

Yucca Mountain Tour


117th Annual Convention 2005

Committee on Electricity

An Introduction to International Transmission Company

Comments on Global Energy Decisions: Putting Competitive Markets to the Test

Putting Competitive Power Markets to the Test

Transmission: the Critical Link: The benefits of Independent Transmission


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

2005 Energy Policy Act Implementation: PURPA Metering Issues and Technology Recommendations
Barbara Tyran of the Electric Power Research Institute

EPAct 2005s New PURPA Standards: Deja Vu
Robert E. Burns, Esq. of the National Regulatory Research Institute

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Its Revisions to PURPA
Grace D. Soderberg of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners


Committee on International Relations

Attracting Investment in African Regulated Businesses

China Energy Policies: Consequences For U.S. Consumers And Regulators

NARUC International Programs Update

Regulatory Framework In EU (Current Issues On Energy)

Update on PURC Capacity Building, Outreach, and Research


Committee on Telecommunications

Estimated CCI ENUM LLC Tier 1A/Tier 1B Timeline Presentation

Overview of Universal Service Presentation


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Capacity in Electricity Markets

Joint Meeting Electric Reliability Staff Subcommittee/Electricity Staff Subcommittee

MADRI Creates Advanced Metering Infrastructure Toolbox

NERC: On the Road to Becoming the Electric Reliability Organization

Power System Reliability: Promoting Responsive Loads

Reactive (VAR) Reserve Margin


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

2010: A Gas Odyssey

Assuring Gas Distribution Pipeline Safety

Supply Outlook


Summer Committee Meetings 2005

Committee on Electricity

A Perspective on Texas Restructuring Efforts

An Economic Analysis of Retail Electric Competition in Texas

Clean Air Interstate, Mercury, and Visibility Rules

Electric Restructuring in Texas: A Success Story

Electricity Market Restructuring: Successful Market Design

Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Technology

Keep the Power Flowing

New Base Load Generation Options: Portfolio of Technologies

Resource Procurement Best Practices

Resource Procurement: Best Practices for States and Utilities

Restructuring at the Crossroads: The APPA White Paper and Subsequent Events

The Case for Private Development: Coal Gasification Deployment in Todays Business Climate

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Reconnecting the Dots of Resource Procurement

TIG: The Incremental Alternative for Northwest Transmission

Transmission Construction in the West

Transmission Cost Allocation Principles for the Western States

Transmission Development in the West: A Major Transmission Owner Perspective

Trends in Residential Rates in Texas: What Do They Mean?

WestConnect Transmission Planning and Construction Activities


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Californias Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Initiative

Can We Talk? Open Dialogue and Trust in Open Dialogue and Trust in Addressing Climate Change Addressing Climate Change

Carbon Management: Can Actual Practice Match the Hype?

Clean Air Interstate, Mercury, and Visibility Rules

Clean Solutions: Whats In It For Utilities?

Climate Change Risk and Insurance

Credit Rating Issues Associated With Nuclear Investment

Diverse Solutions to the Natural Gas Crisis – Finding Clean Solutions

New Base Load Generation Options: Portfolio of Technologies

Overview CO2> Sequestration Science and Technology in the U.S.

Preserving the Nuclear Option

Providing Low-Cost Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World: The Role for Sequestration

Renewable Energy and Natural Gas: From Crisis to Opportunity

Role of Energy Efficiency in Rebalancing Natural Gas Markets

Strategies for a Sustainable Natural Gas Future

Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration to Offset Greenhouse Gases: U.S. Economic Potential

The Future Role of Nuclear Power

The National Gas Crisis: Creating Clean Solutions

Understanding Climate Impacts and Responses


Committee on Gas

AGA Perspective on Distribution Integrity Management

America’s Natural Gas Market Challenge

Distribution Integrity Management – The Current Work

Distribution Integrity Management – The future

Is that a Gas Light at the End of the Tunnel?

NARUC LNG White Paper Highlights

Natural Gas Supply: The New Landscape

State Survey on Excess Flow Valves

Strategies for a Sustainable Natural Gas Future

That Gas Light Will Need Some Infrastructure

The Need for Effective and Forthright Communication Planning for LNG Facility Siting: A Checklist for State Public Utility Commissions


Committee on International Relations

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission

Electric Utilities Deregulation in Japan

Meeting Agenda

Mexican Energy Sector: Regulatory Update and Challenges

NARUC International Program Update

Tranceparency in Regulation

Update on PURC Capacity Building, Outreach, and Research


Committee on Telecommunications

ETC Certification a key state role

NRRI Report to the Telecommunications Committee and the Staff Subcommittee


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Nuclear Fuel Recycling and Waste Management in Japan

Payments into the Nuclear Waste Fund

Yucca Mountain Project Update


Winter Committee Meetings 2005

Committee on Electricity

An Overview of Federal Electric Law Developments

California’s Statewide Pricing Pilot Key Findings for Residential Customers

Cost and Risk Management: Benefits from Energy Efficiency in the Northwest Power and Conservation Plan

Demand Response Resources IEA DSM Task XIII

Demand Response: Why So Important?

Ending the Energy Stalemate: A Bipartisan Strategy to Meet America’s Energy Challenges

Federal and State Issues: Electric Resource Adequacy

GoodCents SELECT

Introduction and Overview: Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Today and Tomorrow: What are the Opportunities?

Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resource Initiative (MADRI)

North American Regulatory Utility Commissioners Report to the Electricity Subcommittee

Resource Adequacy And Federal-State Regulatory Approaches To Markets And To Affiliate Transactions


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

A Grid that is Smart, Strong and Flexible: How Can We Develop 21st Century Secure Power Networks, Within the Footprint of the 20th Century Grid?

California’s Statewide Pricing Pilot Key Findings for Residential Customers

Cost and Risk Management: Benefits from Energy Efficiency in the Northwest Power and Conservation Plan

Demand Response Resources IEA DSM Task XIII

Demand Response – Why So Important?

Does RTP Deliver Demand Response? Case Studies of Niagara Mohawk RTP and ~43 Utility RTP Programs

Electricity Transmission: A Primer

Ending the Energy Stalemate: A Bipartisan Strategy to Meet America’s Energy Challenges

Energy and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Schools

ERE Committee Meeting Panel Discussion on Micro-grids

GoodCents SELECT

GridWise: Bringing the Electricity System into the Information Age

Introduction and Overview: Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Today and Tomorrow: What are the Opportunities?

Making PV Work in Business and Government

Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resource Initiative (MADRI)

Net Metering and Interconnection: The Foundation for Solar Energy on the Grid

Outlook for Large Scale Concentrating Solar Power

Political Developments in the Climate Change Debate

Residential and Small Commercial Price Response: Real, Verifiable, Here to Stay

Responding to the Blackout of 2003 Assuring Safe and Reliable Electricity

Smart-Grid Developments: EPRI’s IntelliGrid Consortium

State and Regional Action on Climate Change

The Benefits of Solar Energy

The Bush Administrations Climate Change Strategy: An Overview of DOE’s Role

The CERTS Microgrid

The Consumer Energy Council of Americas Transmission Infrastructure Forum

The New Jersey Experience - Real Time Pricing Rate Design

Tuscon Electric Power Presentation on Green Energy Future


Committee on Gas

A Presentaion on Liquidified Natural Gas

APGA Security and Integrity Foundation

Focusing On A Responsible Course of Action

Guidance on Risk Analysis and Safety Implications of a Large Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Spill Over Water

Natural Gas Outlook To 2020

Pipeline Safety Program Overview

Safety Performance and Integrity of the Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure


Committee on Telecommunications

Consumer Issues in an IP World

Fair Affordable Comprehensive Telecom Solution

Fixed and Mobile Broadband Access Techologies

Intercarrier Compensation

Intercarrier Compensation: Review of other plans

Plan for Intercarrier Compensation

Telecom Technology and Regulation


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

FERC’s Division of Reliability

Measuring Performance Of Electric Power Distribution Systems – IEEE Std. 1366-2003

Meeting Agenda

The National Regulatory Research Institute’s Work on Reliability: Alternative Directions


Staff Subcommittee on Information Services

A presentation on Hot Issues in Computer Security: 2005

A presentation on performing a Security Assessment

A presentation on Project Failures/Success

A presentation on Solutions for the 'Paperless' Workplace

Agenda

Minutes


116th Annual Meeting 2004

Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Electricity Technology Roadmap Presentation

Energizing the Future: Research Thrusts at ORNL

NWCC Update

Overview of AREVA T&D Advanced Communication & Control Project for Demand Response


Committee on International Relations

NARUC International Program Update

The Internal Electricity Market in the European Union

Turkish Energy Market Reform

Update on International Capacity Building and Outreach


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Change is Coming NERC Readiness Audit Program and Version 0 Standards

Draft - Resolution Calling for State Action on Mandatory Reliability Standards

Meeting Agenda

Regional Reliability Councils: Reliability Resources Closest to the States (and Provinces)

State Electric Reliability Rules and Standards

Wind Power is Ready: Grid Code Standards and Wind Turbines


Staff Subcommittee on Executive Management

Commission Executive Management Forum 2004 Summary

Meeting Minutes

New Ventures, New Gains: NRRI Products and Services

Steven I. Fleishman Bio

Web-based Training: An Overview (Bronner Group, LLC)


Staff Subcommittee on Information Services

Agenda

Colorado Statewide Filing System LEXIS/Courtlink and ICON

Getting my Storage Under Control

How Secure is your Network? (IEM Presentation)

IPC Technologies Presentation

Picket Fence Cyber Defense System: A DoD Homeland Security Initiative

Security Demons and How to Exorcise Them

The Integration Imperative


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

NARUC Nuclear Waste Program

Nuclear Power: Department of Energy Initiatives

Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Program Update

The Future of Nuclear Power


Summer Committe Meetings 2004

Committee on Electricity

Coals Future: IGCC and Carbon Sequestration?

Demand Response Project, International Energy Agency (IEA), United States Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC)

Dimensions of Demand Response: Capturing Customer Based Resources in New Englands Power Systems and Markets

Electric Resources for the Next Decade

Energy Efficiency: Still a Large and Attractive Energy Resource

Future Investments in Nuclear Power

PJM Regional Transmission Organization Presentation

Regional State Committees: The Midwest Approach

Renewable Energy in Todays Power Markets

Resource Decision Making

Supporting Efficiency and Clean Generation Through Cap and Trade Programs

The Consumer Viewpoint: Value Reliable Electric Service – But Not At Any Cost!

Valuing Reliability Resources (All of Them)

Valuing Reliability Resources: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation

Valuing Reliability Resources: National Grid USA Presentation

Valuing Reliability Resources: North American Electric Reliability Council Presentation


Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Coal's Future: IGCC and Carbon Sequestration?

Energy Efficiency as a Practical Response to the Natural Gas Crisis

Energy Efficiency: Still a Large and Attractive Energy Resource

Good Electricity Policy Is Good Environmental Policy

GTI Presentation: Environmental Impacts of Natural Gas Supply An R&D Perspective

NWCC Update

PJM Regional Transmission Organization Presentation

Renewable Energy in Todays Power Markets

Supporting Efficiency and Clean Generation Through Cap and Trade Programs

The Role of LNG In Meeting U.S. Energy Needs: Critical Questions for Policy-Makers

Views on Gas-Based Power Generation


Committee on Gas

Better Stakeholder Involvement - How to Make it Work

LNG, FERCs Model, and Going Forward

NARUC LNG White Paper and Communications Plan: Progress Report

NPC Presentation: Balancing Natural Gas Policy: Fueling the Demands of a Growing Economy

What Is LNG?


Committee on International Relations

Electricity market reform in Developing Countries

NARUC International Program Update


Committee on Telecommunications

Broadband over Power Lines: A PLCA Industry Viewpoint

Creating the Environment for Entrepreneurial Growth

Current Communications Group: Broadband over Powerline (BPL) Communications

Implications of VoIP on Rural Telecom Providers

Legg Mason Presentation: Getting it Right: Coordinating Policy Getting it Right: Coordinating Policy Approaches for Rural Telecom

Powerline Broadband

Reaching Low Income Consumers: State and Federal Cooperation

Universal Service High Cost Support: Review of Rural/Non-Rural Issues

Universal Service in a Multimedia World: How do we get from here to there?

USAC Report


Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Measuring Performance Of Electric Power Distribution Systems – IEEE Std. 1366-2003

NERC Version 0: Giving the Standards Process a Transfusion, Plus Other Bulk Power Reliability Standards in the Making

The Operational Side of Planning

Utility Vegetation Management (UVM): Not Just a Transmission Problem


Staff Subcommittee on Executive Management

Meeting Agenda

MidAmerican Energy Presentation

Regional State Committees: The Midwest Approach

Reliability Standards/Performance Benchmarks

Resolution of NARUC to Encourage State Commissions to Participate in Blue Pages


Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Investigation of New England Gas-Electric Market Events January 13-16, 2004

Major Pipeline Projects Certificated January 2002 to July 2004

North America Gas & Power Presentation

Questar Regulated Services Presentation

Regulation of Natural Gas Storage: Time for Change


Staff Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal

Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Program Update


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