Announcing the NCEP Annual Meeting 2021 Scope and Call for Abstracts

Annual Meeting – September 2021

Coordinated Planning

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Save the Dates: September 13, 14, and 15, 2021


In 2021, the National Council on Electricity Policy community of state electricity policy-makers, decision-makers, and implementers will explore developments in modern planning techniques and tools to align planning processes across distribution, resources, and transmission planning. NCEP will explore:

–         What is a state’s role in aligning planning for maintaining a well-managed, efficient electricity system, now with rapidly changing requirements and many more participants?

–          What planning capabilities exist and are needed for potential distribution-system level markets, and TSO & DSO coordination?

–          What coordination opportunities exist for states, utilities, customers, RTOs, and federal entities and research institutions?


Call for Abstracts

NCEP is looking for expert discussion throughout the program, coupled with state-led examples and case studies. If you have research, resources or an example/case study that is ripe for sharing, please fill out the NCEP Annual Meeting 2021 Abstract Proposal Submission Form. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, March 5, 2021.


Background on Multi-Year Theme: T&D Interface

At the 2018 Annual Meeting and Workshop in Denver, CO, the National Council on Electricity Policy (NCEP) gathered state decision-makers and stakeholders to discuss the state of interfaces between distribution and transmission systems in light of increasing installation of distributed energy resources. In 2019, in Austin, TX, NCEP further explored this topic by focusing on transmission, distribution, and customer (TDC) system operational needs and their influence on planning and markets. In 2020, NCEP explored states role in managing who pays and how, in light of granular information on electricity use and supply across the TDC system. The NCEP T&D Resource Catalog documents examples and resources from both workshops to support state electricity system decision-makers in learning from experts and one another. The 2021 meeting will expand these discussions and resources. See for previous workshop materials.


Multi-Year Objectives

·         Discuss state, utility, RTO, and DER experiences coordinating planning, operations, and markets across TDC interfaces of the electricity system;

·         Examine ideas around the needs of a coordinated system and how states play a role in developing a future-proofed system;

·         Hear insights and lessons learned from experts, state regulators, energy directors, utility managers, technologists, legislators, consumer advocates, and other stakeholders.