At the Energy Supply Task Force meeting explore a host of energy issues, including new energy technologies and markets, the state policies that promote them, and how they affect price and reliability for the end consumer. Look into natural gas issues as they relate to long-term energy supply, infrastructure and its growing use as a transportation fuel. Find out how energy storage and demand response and grid technologies help meet energy demand while increasing reliability and lowering energy costs. (Members and RSVP Only. Please contact Kristy.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
8:30 AM -- 9:00 AM
8:50 AM -- 9:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions
- Representative Jeff Morris, Washington
- Representatives Al Carlson, North Dakota
9:00 AM -- 10:00 AM
Storing large quantities of energy for on demand use in the grid, has been far too expensive to be considered a viable, until recently. New storage technologies provide opportunties to reduce peak energy costs, integrate variable resources and increase grid reliability. Hear about multiple uses for energy storage, where the technology is headed and what policymakers can do to promote its development.
- Bret Adams, EnerVault, California
10:00 AM -- 11:00 AM
The Role of Distributed Generation in the Electric Power Grid
The growth of distributed electricity supplies, such as rooftop solar, natural gas microturbines, combined heat and power, and small wind power, are changing the way the power grid operates. Explore the changes, their benefits for consumers, how utilities are integrating distributed generation and what actions can be taken to ensure grid reliability.
- David Owens, Edison Electric Institute, Washington, D.C.
- David Wright, Miller Energy Resources, Tennessee
11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Modular Nuclear Reactors
Smaller, modular nuclear reactors can address some of the largest concerns posed by their larger counterpart, namely cost and safety. Learn about this developing technology and hear from a company that has been commissioned to build the first modular nuclear reactor in the United States.
- Chris Mowry, The Babcock & Wilcox mPower, Inc., North Carolina
- Paul Genoa, Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, D.C.
12:00 PM -- 1:15 PM
Lunch -- Coal in a Carbon Constrained Market
- Jeff Bloczynski, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, Washington, D.C.
1:15 PM -- 2:45 PM
Natural Gas Vehicles: Technology and Policy
Natural gas is a competitive, and often cheaper, alternative to gasoline for many transportation uses, but infrastructure and technology challenges are slowing its adoption. Explore the technology, where auto manufacturers are headed with natural gas vehicle production, and policy approaches that have helped some states become leaders in tapping this domestic resource for transportation.
- Michael Britt, United Parcel Service, Inc., Georgia
- Representative Randy Frye, Indiana
2:45 PM -- 3:00 PM
3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
Demand Response and New Efficiency Technologies
New grid technologies are providing utilities with new tools, such as demand response and new efficiency technologies, to improve reliability and reduce the costs of delivering electricity. Look at how utilities are using these new technologies to improve electricity delivery while reducing costs, as well as some of the regulatory and market barriers and policies to overcome them.
- Keyvan Cohanim, Enbala, Toronto
4:00 PM -- 4:25 PM
Presentation on Quebec/California Carbon Trading Partnership
In a first for any U.S. state or Canadian province, California and Quebec have adopted rules to link their carbon markets. The goal is to expand investments in low-carbon technologies and improve market liquidity for carbon allowances, thereby decreasing overall costs for both Quebec and California.
- Assemblymember Scott McKay, Quebec Assembly
4:25 PM -- 5:00 PM
Discussion of Task Force Goals and Publications