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Join us remotely, please use the webinar registration links below. Presentations are also available below.

September 11, 2019presentations IEEE P&E Magazine Sept/Oct 2019 on Grid Architecture

September 12, 2019 presentations

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NCEP Welcomes North Carolina Utilities Commissioner Brown-Bland as new Vice President

National Council on Electricity Policy Welcomes North Carolina Utilities Commissioner Brown-Bland as New Vice President

WASHINGTON (August 2, 2019) — The National Council on Electricity Policy—the nation’s only stakeholder organization that supports all state-level decision-makers involved in electricity policy—elected Commissioner ToNola Brown-Bland, of the North Carolina Utilities Commission, as its new vice president.

NCEP also welcomed Ted Thomas, Arkansas Public Service Commission; Upendra Chivikula, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; Eric Koch, Indiana State Senate; and Baker Allen, Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, to its Executive Committee. Continue reading →

Working with PUCs Mini Guides Now Available

The NCEP mini guide series promotes inter-agency dialogue by highlighting examples of successful engagement across NCEP members. Each mini guide features collaborative approaches, lessons learned, and interviews with leading state and local decision makers. The first two publications in the series are now available, with more on the way.

Registration Open: September 11-12, 2019 for NCEP Annual Meeting and Workshop

September 11 – 12, 2019

Transmission, Distribution, and Customer System Intersections

The National Council on Electricity Policy

Annual Meeting and Workshop 2019

Austin, Texas

An overview of the agenda is now available.

Register here:


This event is free and open to the public. NCEP Members are eligible for travel reimbursement.

Last year, at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Workshop in Denver, CO, NCEP gathered state decision makers and stakeholders to discuss the state of interfaces between distribution and transmission systems in light of increasing distributed energy resources. In Fall 2018, NCEP released a compendium of resources, which lists resources, case studies, and remaining questions for research around T & D system planning, operations, and markets.

In 2019, NCEP will further explore this topic by focusing on transmission, distribution, and customer interfaces, taking a closer look at operational needs and their influence on planning and markets. NCEP members and colleagues will…

  • Learn about and share experiences with coordinating planning, operations, and markets of transmission, distribution, and customer electricity systems;
  • Examine ideas around the operational needs of a coordinated system and how states play a role in developing a future-proofed system;
  • Document an ongoing conversation about the evolving intersections and coordination needs of the system for state policy makers;
  • Connect states with resources and tools to provide safe, reliable, and affordable power; and
  • Hear insights and lessons learned from state regulators, energy directors, utility managers, technologists, legislators, and consumer advocates.



Webinar Recording: 2/19/19 Variable Renewable Energy and Wholesale Power Prices

NCEP will host a webinar to discuss the effects that variable renewable energy (VRE) had on wholesale power prices from 2008 through 2017. The LBNL study assessed forecasts and factors that may influence prices in wholesale markets in the US. Recent trends and patterns from 60,000 wholesale pricing nodes were evaluated against the impacts of VRE and other factors, as well as a number of constrained pricing areas (“hot spots”) to highlight several drivers for geographic and temporal pricing variations. The webinar will feature analysis from Andrew Mills of Berkeley Labs and perspectives from Keith Collins of Southwest Power Pool. Moderated by Commissioner Abigail Anthony of the Rhode Island Public Utility Commission.


The recording can be found at this link.

Event: DOE Workshop on Electric Transmission Development and Siting Issues

Event: DOE Workshop on Electric Transmission Development & Siting Issues

Thursday, November 15, 2018
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Center
4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA, 22203
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. eastern

Agenda. Registration. Limited travel stipends available to commissioners and commission staff by contacting NARUC at

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, DOE is holding a public workshop to solicit input relevant to its next electric transmission congestion study, and more generally to foster dialogue on key issues affecting today’s electric transmission systems. Continue reading →

Compendium of Resources for State Electricity Policy Officials: Evolving Transmission & Distribution Intersections

This compendium of resources documents all of the examples of projects and policies, resources and references, and lingering questions and research needs that participants articulated at the May 2018 NCEP Annual Meeting and Workshop. Readers will find brief bullets and hyperlinks to the source materials. Inclusion in this compendium should not be construed as an endorsement of the source or of the contents therein by NCEP. All referenced materials are included in this document.

To submit a request to include an additional resource, please send the name of the resource, publishing date, hyperlink, and where it belongs in the compendium to

New Podcast: How Do States Affect the Deployment of Renewables?

This conversation between Vermont Public Utility Commissioner Sarah Hofmann and former Director of NARUC’s Research Lab, Miles Keogh, goes into detail about how states can affect the deployment of renewable sources of energy. Commissioner Hofmann describes how Vermont, in addition to other states, is exploring the wide variety of renewable technologies available in the rapidly changing electricity marketplace. Also discussed is the lowering price of renewable energy and its effects on traditional sources of energy, how state legislators can assist and incentivize renewable deployment, concerns regarding over-reliance on renewables, and the pluses and minuses of net metering programs.

Click here to listen.

Webinar on September 13: Impact of Integrating Renewable Energy

On Thursday, September 13, 218 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT

The National Council on Electricity Policy presented a webinar on

The Impact of Integrating Renewable Energy

As renewable energy increases on the grid, system operators are gaining experience on how to forecast, integrate, and operate with renewable, intermittent resources on the grid. State officials will be able to hear about the trends of utility scale renewable integration, how an ISO incorporates residential solar PV on the distribution system into its plans, and how an RTO performs a Renewable Integration Impact Assessment for long term planning.

Presentations are linked below and a recording of the webinar is located here.

Agenda (download here)

Renewable Integration Trends by Sonia Aggarwal – Energy Innovation (presentation here)

Challenges of Integrating Renewable and Distributed Resources into Transmission Planning by Dana Walters – New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) (presentation here)

Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on Transmission System Reliability by Al McBride – Independent System Operator New England (ISONE) (presentation here)

Renewable Integration Impact Assessment by Jordan Bakke – Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) (presentation here)