NCEP – A National Voice for Smart Electricity Policy

Who We Are

The National Council on Electricity Policy (NCEP) is a platform for all state-level electricity decision-makers to share and learn from diverse perspectives on the evolving electricity sector. Our community includes over 200 representatives from public utility commissions, air, and environmental regulatory agencies, governors’ staffs and state energy offices, legislatures, and consumer advocates. We are an affiliate of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Center for Partnerships and Innovation (CPI).

NCEP serves as a forum for collaboration around grid-related topics at the state, regional, and national levels, offering a unique opportunity for state electricity decision-makers throughout the country to examine the ways new technologies, policies, regulations, and markets impact state resources and the bulk power system.

NCEP facilitates an annual meeting, connections to virtual resources, and ongoing learning opportunities for members to explore multiple perspectives on complex electricity system issues.

Activities 

NCEP meets throughout the year through topical webinars and for an Annual Meeting. Currently, NCEP is exploring the transmission and distribution systems interface through markets, planning, and operations. See our Events and Updates page for more information.

NCEP’s Mission and Values

A set of Guiding Principles guide NCEP in its purpose, administration, mission, and values. NCEP’s Mission is to:

  • Provide information and technical assistance to states, regions, and multiple stakeholders and policy-makers;
  • Improve understanding of electricity technologies, markets, programs, and policies;
  • Support the deployment of reliable, clean, and reasonably-priced electricity;
  • Improve interstate and intra-state coordination on electricity issues; and
  • Undertake planning and coordination activities of the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC)

In addition, NCEP adheres to the following values when conducting activities and developing resources:

  • Objectivity: ensuring all efforts are balanced, credible, and fact-based without a partisan, ideological, or business-driven agenda.
  • Diversity: maintaining organizational diversity in composition (e.g., state electricity office represented, political affiliation), professional background (e.g., law, economics, engineering), and geography.
  • Collaboration: collaborating internally and externally in order to deeply explore topics.
  • Engagement: engaging state decision-makers through a combination of in-person and virtual events.

Join Us!

The National Council on Electricity Policy (NCEP) is a platform for all state-level electricity decision-makers to share and learn from diverse perspectives on the evolving electricity sector.   Whether you are a state-level decision-maker or a stakeholder, please contact Kerry Worthington, NCEP Senior Manager, for engagement opportunities.

NCEP is a project of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners through the Center for Partnerships and Innovation. NCEP thanks the U.S. Department of Energy for it’s support.