Winter 2010 Meeting

State Energy Policy and
Technology Outlook Conference
February 1-4, 2010
Fairmont Hotel - 2401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC

Agenda & Presentations
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Monday, February 1

12:00 – 5:00 pm
Conference Registration

3:00 – 6:00 pm
Exhibitor Set up

3:00 – 4:30 pm
ARRA State Energy Program and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block
Grant Implementation Forum (State and Territory Energy Offices Only)
This discussion-oriented working session focuses on clarification of key ARRA procurement and reporting requirements. NASEO members will be able to discuss specific issues (e.g., metrics, Davis-Bacon, Buy American, reporting) with senior U.S. Department of Energy staff.

Speakers:
Mark Bailey, Energy Technology Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy
Dan Beckley, Energy Technology Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy
Mark Johnson, Energy Technology Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy
David Posner, Senior Analyst, SENTECH, Inc.

Moderator: Chuck Clinton (NASEO)

3:30 – 4:30 pm
ASERTTI Executive Committee Meeting

5:00 – 6:30 pm
NASEO Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Conference Sponsors’ Dinner with NASEO and ASERTTI Executive Committee Members
(Invitation only)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conference Registration and Exhibit Area Open

7:00 – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by 4tell Solutions, LLC

8:00 – 8:15 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speakers:
David Terry, Executive Director, NASEO / ASERTTI
Philip Giudice (MA), Chair, National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
Frank Murray (NY), Chair, Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions (ASERTTI)

8:15 – 8:35 am
Overview of the President’s 2011 Budget
This session will provide a first look at the Obama Administration’s proposed FY 2011 Energy
Budget, which is expected to be unveiled on February 1, 2010. The President’s funding proposal for
key energy efficiency and renewable energy programs will set the tone for change on national
energy policy, technology investment, and market transformation.

Speaker:
Speaker: Steve Isakowitz, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Philip Giudice (MA); Chair, NASEO

8:35 – 8:55 am
DOE ARRA Implementation – Overall Progress and Expectations
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) launched a new era for the nation’s efforts to deliver renewable energy, energy efficiency technologies, and green jobs. DOE’s leadership role across a wide range of programs from ARPA-e to support for state and local energy innovation is delivering results. This session provides an up-to-the-minute look at overall energy related ARRA progress and informs state and local governments about performance expectations and goals.

Speaker:
Matt Rogers Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy for Recovery Act Implementation, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Frank Murray (NY); Chair, ASERTTI; Board Member, NASEO

8:55 – 9:15 am
DOE ARRA Implementation – Discussion on Davis-Bacon, NEPA, and Buy American
The 2009 Recovery Act requires compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Buy American provisions. This session will provide the most recent guidance on these requirements.

Speaker:
Scott Blake Harris, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Jeff Genzer (NASEO)

9:15 – 9:45 am
Road to Recovery – A Look at States’ ARRA Funded Clean Energy Successes (Part 1)
This session provides a fast paced, region-by-region sampling of State Energy Offices’ progress and innovation in creating clean energy jobs through State Energy Program (SEP) investments in clean energy and energy efficiency programs and projects.

Speakers:
Lisa Elledge, Stimulus Program Manager, Texas State Energy Conservation Office
Amy Butler, Director, Michigan Energy Office
Cory Plantenberg, Energy Program Manager, Washington Energy Policy Division
Susie Marbury, State Energy Program Manager, New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division

Moderator: Vaughn Clark (OK); Board Member, NASEO

9:45 – 10:15 am
ARRA State and Local Energy Assurance Planning and Implementation
In an effort to meet two main goals of the Recovery Act: “facilitate recovery from disruptions to the energy supply” and “enhanced reliability and quicker repair of outages,” the Enhancing State Government Energy Assurance Capabilities and Planning for Smart Grid Resiliency Initiative focuses on updating state energy assurance and preparedness plans, integrating new energy portfolios, and enhancing new applications, such as Smart Grid technologies. This session will offer the latest updates on this program.
Speaker:
Alice Lippert, Senior Technical Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: David Gipson (GA); Board Member, NASEO

10:15 – 10:30 am – Break
Sponsored by ICF International

10:30 – 11:15 am
EERE Programs Update
This session will inform attendees about the overall direction of DOE’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs over the coming year. Hear in-depth reviews of DOE energy efficiency and clean energy programs.

Speakers:
Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Jake Fey, (WSU); Vice Chair, ASERTTI

11:15 am – 11:45 am
Renewable Biogas – Climate and Energy Advantages
Increasingly, the advantages of advancing and expanding the production and use of renewable biogas from a variety of sources is seen as a critical renewable resource with tremendous climate benefits. This session looks at new biogas technologies and federal policy that lead to advances in pipeline quality renewable biogas.

Speakers:
Dan LeFevers, Executive Director of Washington Operations, Gas Technology Institute

Moderator: Joe Kramer, Energy Center of Wisconsin; ASERTTI Bioenergy Committee Co-Chair

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Keynote Luncheon – Energy Technology Policy: Innovation and the New Economy
Government can serve to bridge the technologies gap, providing the much-needed investment to move technologies to market in a cost-effective way. This session provides the latest on legislation designed to promote the innovation economy.

Speaker:
Honorable Paul D. Tonko, Member, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives

Moderator: Frank Murray (NY); Chair, ASERTTI; Board Member, NASEO

1:15 – 2:45 pm (concurrent session)
NASEO Energy Data and Security Committee Meeting
With nearly $40 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for Energy Assurance and Planning for Smart Grid Resiliency, State and Territory Energy Offices are ramping up planning and implementation efforts. This committee meeting will focus on assisting states with the implementation of this important ARRA funded grant program, as well as the outlook for regional energy assurance exercises and planning that State Energy Offices can leverage.

  • Briefing on the Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center State Data Call on Critical Infrastructure
  • Discussion of State Technical Assistance Needs in Support of the Energy Assurance (EA) Grant Program (States attending the meeting should be prepared to discuss: (1) the status of current EA efforts; (2) any problem areas encountered; and (3) technical assistance and training needs.)
  • Other Business and Next Steps

1:15 – 2:15 pm (concurrent session)
NASEO – ASERTTI Industrial Roundtable
This roundtable session will bring together leading experts from various segments of the industrial efficiency community including representatives of the Industrial Assessment Centers, Clean Energy Application Centers, trade associations, best practices advocates, and policy experts to discuss how to better coordinate efforts. Topics will include aggregating support for funding of overall industrial efficiency efforts; increased coordination in industrial efficiency messages, technical assistance, and training; and identification of next steps in collaboration.

Speakers:
David Terry, Executive Director, NASEO and ASERTTI
Jeff Harris, Vice President for Programs, Alliance to Save Energy
R. Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Moderators:
Bill Nesmith, Senior Advisor, NASEO
John Cuttica, Director, Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago; Board Member, ASERTTI

2:15 – 3:00 (concurrent session)
NASEO Industrial Committee
Recently the U.S. Department of Energy’s, Industrial Technology Group, issued 23 new grants to State Energy Offices and regional groups. The purpose of these grants is for State Energy Offices to provide on-the-ground support for implementing energy conservation measures. The measures are identified in energy studies performed under ITP’s Save Energy Now program. This session will provide an overview of what DOE expects from these 23 state grants, discussion of performance measures, and information about future US DOE industrial efforts and State Energy Office opportunities.

Speaker:
Sandy Glatt, U.S. Department of Energy

Committee Co-Chair: Jake Fey, Director, Washington State University – Extension Energy Program
Moderator: Bill Nesmith, Senior Advisor, NASEO

3:00 – 3:30
Efficiency Best Practices and Innovation
This session examines two efficiency applications that offer great potential and are quietly making a big impact to increase energy efficiency across a range of sectors and products from buildings to industry. The first presentation focuses on the extraordinary efficiency improvements and savings offered by mechanical and specialty insulation. The second presentation looks at the innovation occurring in the use of the Ultraviolet and Electron Beam Process that is lowering energy costs and increasing competiveness in the industrial sector.

Speakers:
Michele Jones, Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer, National Insulation Association
Ron King, Past President and Consultant, National Insulation Association
Gary M. Cohen, Executive Director, RadTech-The UV & EB Technology Association

Moderator: Ted Peck (HI); Secretary, NASEO

3:30 – 3:45 pm  - Break

3:30 – 6:00 pm (State Energy Office Attendees Only)
State and Territory Energy Office Offsite Meeting with DOE Officials on ARRA Implementation

3:45 – 5:00 pm
Update on Green Jobs Bill
In the wake of the 10.2 percent unemployment rate, representatives in Congress are taking up a job-creation bill to boost employment through loans, rebates and other incentives. Learn more about the energy-focused provisions within this legislation from the experts on this panel.

Speakers:
Suzanne Watson, Director of Policy, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Larry Zarker, Chief Executive Officer, Building Performance Institute

Moderator: Susan Stratton, Energy Center of Wisconsin; Executive Committee Member, ASERTTI

6:00 – 7:00 pm
Networking and Refreshments
Sponsored by Johnson Controls

Wednesday, February 3

7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conference Registration and Exhibit Area Open

7:00 – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Chevron Energy Solutions

8:00 – 8:30 am
Road to Recovery – A Look at States’ ARRA Funded Clean Energy Successes (Part 2)
This session provides a fast paced, region-by-region sampling of State Energy Offices progress and innovation in creating clean energy jobs through State Energy Program (SEP) investments in clean energy and energy efficiency programs and projects.

Speakers:
Joanne O. Morin, Director, New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning
Dave Althoff, Director, Pennsylvania Bureau of Energy, Innovations, and Technology Deployment
Benjamin Stuart, Deputy Director, Florida Energy and Climate Commission

Moderator: Ryan Gooch (TN); Treasurer NASEO

8:30 – 9:15 am
U.S. Department of the Interior Renewable Energy Update – Clean Energy Priorities
This session will provide an overview of U.S. Department of Interior renewable energy priorities over the coming year.

Speaker:
Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

Moderator: Larry Shirley (NC)

9:15 – 9:45 am
Combined Heat and Power Program Update
With increased awareness of Combined Heat and Power as a potential energy solution to a sustainable future, this session will discuss recent policy developments at the federal and state levels intended to accelerate CHP implementation.

Speakers:
Rob Thornton, President, International District Energy Association
Jessica Bridges, Executive Director, United States Clean Heat & Power Association
Ted Bronson, President, Power Equipment Associates (Coordinator, U.S. DOE Clean Energy Application Centers)

Moderator: John Cuttica, Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago; Executive Committee Member, ASERTTI

9:45 – 10:15 am
ARRA Appliance Rebate Program Update and Report
The Recovery Act provided $300 million to the State Energy Offices to operate a program to provide rebates to encourage consumers to purchase ENERGY STAR appliances. In this session, hear the latest on the status of the program and guidance.

Speaker:
Joan Glickman, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Amy Butler (MI); Board Member, NASEO

10:15 – 10:30 amBreak

10:30 – 11:15 am
Vehicle Electrification – Cars, Infrastructure Investments, and Consumer Demand
Beginning in 2010, major automakers around the globe are introducing production scale, plug-in electric hybrid and all electric vehicles. These introductions combined with rapidly evolving federal and state policies and investments in vehicle electrification mean exiting new options for our states and clean energy businesses. This session looks at the schedule for vehicle introduction, technology milestones, policy and regulatory gaps, and other issues.

Speaker:
Mark Duvall, Director, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute

Moderator: Ken Dulaney (Advanced Energy)

11:15 – 11:45 am
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Update
This session will focus on the tools and resources available to states through EPA’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program.

Speaker:
David Lee, Director of the ENERGY STAR Residential Program, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator: John Davies (KY), Co-Chair, NASEO ENERGY STAR Task Force

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Keynote Luncheon – Federal Energy Appropriations Outlook
This session will provide the latest update from Capitol Hill on appropriations.

Speaker:
The Honorable Steve Israel, Member, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives

Moderator: Frank Murray (NY); Chair, ASERTTI; Board Member, NASEO

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Realizing America’s Affordable Low-Carbon Future
This session will discuss the Electric Power Research Institute’s 2009 Prism and MERGE analyses. These analyses provide a technically and economically feasible roadmap for the electricity sector as it seeks to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions over the next few decades, while keeping electricity affordable.

Speaker: Ellen Petrill, Director, State & Regional Relations, Electric Power Research Institute

Moderator: Claudia Chandler (CA), Board Member, NASEO

1:30 – 2:00 pm
Transformative Clean Energy Technologies – Innovation and Market Outlook
The production and use of renewable energy and other energy innovations are seen as climate and economy win-win solutions. What are the cutting-edge technology advances that will propel this sector forward? This session examines the goals of ARPA-E, what this new program model offers energy innovators, and how states can assist DOE in advancing clean energy innovation.

Speaker:
Arun Majumdar, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Ward Lenz (NC)

2:00 – 2:15 pm – Break

2:15 - 2:30 pm
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Update
This session will focus on how states can partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on pollution prevention and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, as well as the latest renewable fuel standard.

Speaker: The Honorable Lisa Jackson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator: Philip Giudice (MA), Chair, NASEO

2:30 - 4:00 pm
Buildings Committee and ENERGY STAR Task Force

Buildings Committee

  • Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium (ZECBC) – Working Groups and Plans
    Brad Hollomon, Task Lead, ZECBC
  • State Government Building Energy Rating/Benchmarking Legislation Initiatives
    Cliff Majersik, Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation
    Andrew Burr, Program Manger, Institute for Market Transformation
  • Building Codes Priorities – Goals and Actions for 2010
    Brian Henderson, Regional Coordinator, NASEO

ENERGY STAR Task Force

  • ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Update
    Caterina Hatcher, ENERGY STAR National Manager, Public Sector, Climate Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Leslie Cook, ENERGY STAR Public Sector Manager, Climate Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Jayson Antonoff, Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy / Climate Change Policy Advisor, City of Seattle Department of Planning & Development

Buildings Chair: Janet Streff (MN)
ENERGY STAR Task Force Co-Chairs: Amy Butler (MI) and John Davies (KY)

4:00 - 5:00 pm
NASEO – ASERTTI Renewable Task Force
This meeting will focus on a discussion of the scope of the task force, including identification of national policy priorities, development of multi-state projects and programs, and exchange of program implementation results. In addition, there will be two brief presentations on emerging projects of interest to NASEO and ASERTTI members.

Moderators:
David Terry, Executive Director, NASEO and ASERTTI
Frank Murray (NY), Chair, ASERTTI; Board Member, NASEO
Larry Shirley (NC)

  • Task Force Scope and Initial Priorities
    David Terry, Executive Director, NASEO and ASERTTI
  • Biofuels Development Opportunities with the Air Force and NCFAP
    Stan Johnson, Chairman of the Board, National Center for Food and Agriculture Policy
  • DOE Wind Program Update
    Michele DesAutels, National Coordinator, Wind Powering America, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Report on Renewable Energy Workforce Development Programs in the Central Region
    Jim Ploger, Regional Coordinator, NASEO
  • Hawaii Renewable Energy Permitting Guidebooks
    Ted Peck, State of Hawaii Energy Office

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Congressional Reception – Capitol Hill (Rayburn House Office Building Foyer)
Sponsored by Eaton Corporation

Thursday, February 4
7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Exhibit Area Open

7:00 – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by SENTECH, Inc.

8:00 – 8:45 am
Advancing and Transferring Emerging Technologies
Our nation’s National Laboratories are at the center of technological progress and are essential RD&D partners for the states and private industry. This session provides a new look at the activities of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and examines potential collaborative approaches with State Energy Offices and State Energy Technology Institutions aimed at speeding technology transfer and deployment.

Speaker: Dan Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Moderator: William Horak, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Executive Committee Member, ASERTTI

8:45 – 9:15 am
DOE Buildings Technologies Program Update
The DOE’s Buildings Technologies Program funds research and technology development to reduce energy use in the residential and commercial buildings sectors. In this session, learn more about this program’s latest initiatives.

Speaker:
Roland J. Risser, Program Manager, Office of the Building Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Janet Streff (MN); Chair, NASEO Buildings Committee

9:15 – 9:30 am – Break

9:30 – 10:00 am
ARRA State Energy Program and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Implementation
Implementation of SEP and EECBG projects is underway in most states. This session will provide an update on the latest guidance, reporting requirements, and communications strategies from DOE.

Speaker:
Mark Johnson, Energy Technology Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy
Mark Bailey, Energy Technology Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Malcolm Woolf (MD); Vice Chair, NASEO

10:00 – 10:45 am
Paid-from-Savings: How to Use Green Performance Contracting with Existing Buildings
Many owners want to improve their existing buildings, but often perceived the needed improvements to be cost prohibitive. With the support of the Energy Services Coalition, the U.S. Green Building Council recently released the Paid-from-Savings Guide to Green Existing Buildings to provide owners, facility managers, and ESCOs with detailed information on how to green an existing building without restrictive up-front costs. In this session the presenters will outline how state agencies, local governmental ARRA recipients, and private sector owners alike can utilize Green Performance Contracting as a project-delivery method to finance green building retrofits with the goal of achieving LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification.

Speakers:
Dale Hahs, President, Energy Services Coalition
Doug Gatlin, Vice President, Mark Development, U.S. Green Building Council

Moderator: Tom Plant (CO); Board Member, NASEO

10:45 – 11:30 am
Eastern Interconnect States Planning Council (EISPC)
This project of the DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is intended to result in an interconnection-based transmission plan for the entire U.S. This session will provide an update on this initiative.

Speakers:
Lauren Azar, Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Roya Stanley, Director, Iowa Office of Energy Independence

Moderator: Al Christopher (VA); Board Member, NASEO

11:30 – 12:00 pm
Washington Update – Energy Appropriations and Legislative Outlook

Speaker:
Jeff Genzer, Counsel, NASEO

12:00 pm
Wrap up and Adjourn
David Terry, NASEO and ASERTTI Executive Director

Thursday, February 4 – Friday, February 5, 2010
ARRA Related Energy Code Workshop for State and Local Officials
 

For more information contact Sherry Benzmiller at SBenzmiller@ecw.org.