Task Force on Energy Supply Presentations and Summary

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April 10-11, 2010
Washington, D.C. 

NCSL Task Force on Energy Supply Members 
Meeting Summary (6 page PDF)

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The third meeting of the Task Force on Energy Supply provided members an opportunity to work through the draft report, prepare and plan for the dissemination of the report and plan for upcoming meetings of the Task Force. Speakers presented information on the relationship between legislators and energy regulators as well as what it will take to move advanced baseload technologies from research to market.

Saturday, April 10

Welcome and Introductions

  • Rep. Tom Holbrook, Illinois, Co-Chair,
  • Rep. Al Carlson, North Dakota, Co-Chair

Task Force Update and Working Lunch

This first working session will focus on review of the draft report. NCSL staff will facilitate a discussion of the report and answer questions.

Energy Planning, Regulators and State Legislatures

This session will discuss the evolving electricity landscape, the changes in energy supply that affect the regulated utilities, the role that state regulators play in ensuring the delivery of reliable, affordable, and clean energy. The session will also explore areas where legislatures and state energy commissions may overlap and how both can improve their cooperative efforts to meet state energy goals.

  • Miles Keogh, Director of Grants & Research, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)     Download PDF Presentation  (40-pages)

Task Force Working Session II

This second task force working session will be used to review the potential policies to be included in the report. NCSL staff will facilitate a discussion to collect input from task force members.
NCSL staff and Task Force Members

Sunday, April 11

Task Force Working Session III

This third working session will give task members and NCSL staff the opportunity to strategically plan the roll out of the final report during the NCSL Legislative Summit (July 25-28, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky). NCSL Staff will facilitate the discussion and provide examples of how other NCSL task forces have disseminated reports.

Advanced Energy Technologies Research and Deployment

With an emphasis on baseload generation, this session will provide an overview of the current state of emerging baseload technologies that may change the energy generation landscape. .
James Wood, Deputy Asst Sect for Clean Coal, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Larry Mansueti, Director State and Regional Assistance, Office of Electricity Delivery and Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy

Task Force Discussion and Next Steps

The last working session will give task members and NCSL staff the opportunity to wrap up any final questions and plan for the next meeting of the task force. NCSL staff will facilitate the discussion and gather information from members in order to prepare the agenda for the next meeting.

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