NCEP Special Session – Exploring Optimization through Benefit-Cost Analysis

Thursday, February 25, 2021

3:00 to 4:30 PM Eastern

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NCEP is pleased to offer a stand-alone webinar version of one of the most popular sessions from our December 2020 Annual Meeting on Evolving Compensation and Market Mechanisms. Moderator Tanya McCloskey (Pennsylvania Office of the Consumer Advocate) will facilitate presentations and discussion among panelists Hon. Abigail Anthony (Rhode Island Public Utility Commission), Julie Michals (E4TheFuture), and Snuller Price (E3). Continue reading →

NCEP Annual Meeting 2021

Announcing the NCEP Annual Meeting 2021 Scope and Call for Abstracts


Annual Meeting – September 2021

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Scope

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: Continue reading →

NCEP National Association Coordination (2021)

NCEP National Association Coordination (2021) Webinar

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern / 9:00 – 10:00 AM Pacific

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The National Council on Electricity Policy (NCEP) supports collaboration and coordination between state agencies focused on electricity issues and their respective associations. At state and local levels, Continue reading →

NCEP Annual Meeting 2020

Annual Meeting 2020

Evolving Compensation and Market Mechanisms

December 7–9, 2020 (Virtual)

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 Meeting & Workshop Scope

In 2020, NCEP will explore the age-old utility question of “who pays?” with a new twist from grid modernization: “how?” The modern grid will allow for the exchange of more granular information on electricity use and supply across the distribution and transmission systems. State electricity policy decision-makers will explore:

  • What is a state’s role in maintaining a well-managed, efficient electricity system, now with rapidly changing requirements and many more participants?
  • How is value acknowledged and compensated among sellers, operators, and buyers? What risks are shared with customers?
  • How can modern cost-benefit analysis, valuation approaches, and cost recovery plans be used to compare and optimize between bulk power system solutions and distribution system solutions?
  • What capabilities exist and are needed for potential distribution-system level markets, and TSO & DSO coordination?

Session concepts include:

  • Operational considerations for distribution-level markets
  • Exploring optimization through benefit-cost analysis
  • A future with customer-level markets
  • Intersections of regional markets and state policies
  • Balancing Grid Alternatives

 

October 26, 2020 Webinar: Introduction to Wholesale Markets

NCEP Introduction to Markets

Monday, October 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM Eastern

Webinar Recording

Webinar Presentation

The National Council on Electricity Policy invites you to a webinar on the US electricity markets. This webinar will feature Joe Bowring, President of Monitoring Analytics with decades of experience monitoring the PJM Market. Mr. Bowring will discuss the perspectives of being a market monitor within the transmission operator and as an external monitor. Most of all, he will guide us through the various energy, capacity, and ancillary services markets in PJM. This webinar will be moderated by Commissioner Upendra Chivukula of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

This webinar laid a foundation of how wholesale markets work as the National Council on Electricity Policy prepares for our Annual Meeting on Evolving Compensation and Market Mechanisms as part of its multi-year theme on the evolving Transmission & Distribution Interface.

 

NCEP National Association Coordination (mid-2020)

NCEP National Association Coordination (mid-2020)

Monday, June 29, 2020

3:00 – 4:00 Eastern / 12:00 – 1:00 Pacific

Presentation | Recording

The National Council on Electricity Policy (NCEP) supports collaboration and coordination between state agencies focused on electricity issues and their respective associations. At state and local levels, members collaborate and coordinate with other state and local agencies in order to meet overarching public interest objectives. Similarly, NCEP has longstanding relationships with other national associations to coordinate work products and events to serve members.

On this webinar, national association staff leaders will provide an update on their work products and events so that all NCEP members may benefit from these efforts. Speakers will highlight work products available and forthcoming that are relevant to multiple agencies, particularly those that touch on inter-agency coordination and NCEP’s current theme, transmission and distribution system coordination. Related issues likely to be discussed include electric vehicles, carbon capture utilization and storage, cybersecurity, emergency management, and grid modernization.

Associations who will speak during the webinar include: the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the National Governors Association (NGA), the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, and the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA).

Call for Abstracts for NCEP Annual Meeting

The National Council on Electricity Policy Executive Committee is excited to announce the scope of the 2020 Annual Meeting and invite state members and stakeholders to submit abstracts for consideration. In early December at the NCEP Annual Meeting and Workshop, we will explore Evolving Compensation and Market Mechanisms related to our multi-year transmission and distribution system interface theme. To offer an idea or session proposal, please complete the NCEP Annual Meeting 2020 Abstract Proposal Submission Form by Friday, May 15, 2020. More information is available in the announcement below (or view the PDF here).

 

Announcing the Annual Meeting Scope and Call for Abstracts

 Annual Meeting & Workshop 2020

Week of December 7, 2020

Location TBD

 Evolving Compensation and Market Mechanisms

Scope

In 2020, NCEP will explore the age-old utility question of “who pays?” with a new twist from grid modernization: “how?” The modern grid will allow for the exchange of more granular information on electricity use and supply across the distribution and transmission systems. State electricity policy decision-makers will explore:

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

–         How is value acknowledged and compensated among sellers, operators, and buyers? What risks are shared with customers?

–          How can modern cost-benefit analysis, valuation approaches, and cost recovery plans be used to compare and optimize between bulk power system solutions and distribution system solutions?

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

 

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 2020 Abstract Proposal Submission Form. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, May 15, 2020.

 

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. 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 2020 workshop will expand these discussions and resources.

 

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.

 

NCEP – Lab Webinar Series – Argonne National Laboratory (April 9, 2020)

NCEP – Lab Webinar Series – Argonne National Laboratory

Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT

Presentation.  Recording

Argonne National Laboratory, based out of Lemont, Illinois, engages in engineering and science research on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. This webinar will introduce Argonne National Labs to the NCEP community and how Argonne’s efforts support state decision-makers. Two projects highlighted on the webinar include (a) a project to assess valuation techniques for pumped-storage hydro powerplants (see Handout for more information), and (b) the Energy Zones Mapping Tool, https://ezmt.anl.gov/.

Moderator: The Honorable Ted Thomas, Arkansas
Speakers:
Vladimir Koritarov, Argonne National Labs
Jim Kuiper, Argonne National Labs

Save the Date: Week of December 7 for NCEP Annual 2020

Please save the week of December 7, 2020, for the next NCEP Annual Meeting! Continuing on the theme of Transmission and Distribution system coordination and interface, we will be discussing markets and their impact on coordination, planning, and operations. Abstract submissions will open in the spring.

Please continue to submit resources to the T&D Resource Catalog for your colleagues in other states!