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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

March 19, 2018

To:                  State Representatives


From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative


Subject:           Agenda, Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, March 22, 2018


The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. CT (9:00 MT, 8:00 PT, 11:00 ET).  The conference call number is 800-747-5150 and your access code is 3951076.  The proposed agenda for our call follows:


FERC Update: Grid operators comment on grid resiliency, WATT report on transmission technologiesRob Gramlich, Grid Strategies

Bringing the Grid to Life: White Paper on the Benefits to Customers of Transmission Management Technologies, WATT

PJM pushes plant payment reforms as RTOs file resilience comments at FERC, Utility Dive

Appointee who led divisive DOE-FERC grid study to exit, E&E

Learn to love power lines through technology, advocates say, E&E

US Wind Industry Frets as Major Transmission Lines Stall, Greentech media


Achieving 100% Renewable Energy: Technical Assistance for States and Localities — Ed DeMeo, Renewable Energy Consulting Services

            100% Clean Energy Commitments in Cities, Counties, & States

 Case Study-Cities are Ready for 100% Clean Energy


Impact of FERC’s Order Facilitating Battery StorageJason Burwen, Energy Storage Association

Colorado lawmakers send storage bill to Hickenlooper’s desk, Utility Dive

FERC finalizes energy storage rule, E&E

The flip side of FERC’s landmark storage order: A call for states to take action, Utility Dive

FERC rule gives big boost to U.S. storage market — report, E&E


The Plans for Offshore Wind DevelopmentNancy Sopko, AWEA

AWEA Offshore Wind Update 3-22-18

            Getting to ‘head-spinning’ low prices for U.S. offshore wind, Utility Dive

NJ regulators to accelerate offshore wind development, launch solicitation process for 1.1 GW, Utility Dive

Massachusetts Could Win Big In Offshore Wind Energy, WBUR


Washington Update — David Terry, Larry Pearce

final fy18 approps – energy section

President’s 2019 Budget Message

Trump official trumpets clean energy — and budget cuts, E&E

            Congressional 2018-2020 Budget Accord

                        About that budget deal, don’t expect a windfall for climate, E&E


Pending and Upcoming Activities — Larry Pearce, David Terry

            Governors’ State Renewable Energy Progress Report

FERC and Renewable Energy Initiatives

            Letter to Coalition member governors from 2018 leadership team

Proposed work plan for 2018

Public announcement of coalition’s 2018 leadership team


Next call is at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Note: News clips provided do not necessarily reflect the views of coalition or its member governors.