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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

May 21, 2018

To:                  State Representatives

From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative

Subject:           Agenda,Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. CT (9:00 MT, 8:00 PT, 11:00 ET).  The conference call number is 800-747-5150and your access code is 3951076.  The proposed agenda for our call follows:

 

2018 Coalition Leadership Announcement — Larry Pearce

 

FERC Policy Update and InsightsJames Hoecker, Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Jim Hoecker was FERC chairman from 1997 to 2001. During the nearly eight years he served as FERC chairman and commissioner he was responsible for instituting regional transmission organizations to administer the wholesale electric power system and streamlining regulatory processes.  He is also serves counsel to WIRES, a national business alliance of companies advocating investment in electric transmission, including transmission-dependent wind and solar energy firms as well as transmission developers.

            FERC to tackle PURPA reform, E&E

FERC chair restarts PURPA review, pledging ‘open mind’, Utility Dive

NARUC Pushes for PURPA Reform in Letter to FERC, NARUC

FERC picks clean energy turf battle with states, utilities, E&E

FERC rejects DOE NOPR, kicking resilience issue to grid operators, E&E

 

Coalition’s FERC May 30 Meeting Update — Larry Pearce

Coalition representatives attending from California, Delaware, Kansas, Montana, Washington

            FERC Briefing Memo

FERC Discussion Points

 

Hidden Numbers Revealed: U.S. Energy and Employment ReportDavid Foster, Energy Futures Initiative

The reportby the Energy Futures Initiative and the National Association of State Energy Officials shows state-by-state employee counts of workers directly engaged in energy fields. Based on a survey of 24,000 employers, the report aims to fill in the gaps where the Department of Labor didn’t account for certain corners of energy technology development.

2018 USEER Executive Summary Presentation

            Moniz unveils report showing surge in energy efficiency jobs, E&E

2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report

 

Update: Follow up call with Secretary Zinke’s staff regarding Offshore Wind Development Summit

Offshore Wind Energy Development Letter to Secretary Zinke, April 23, 2018

 

Washington Update — David Terry

 

National Clean Energy Week Draft Governor Proclamation — Larry Pearce

National Clean Energy Week, September 24-28, 2018

Draft Governor’s Proclamation

 

Pending and Upcoming Activities— Larry Pearce, David Terry

TransGrid-X 2030 Symposium:A Solution to Strengthen the Nation’s Electrical Transmission System, Ames, Iowa, July 26

Governors’ State Renewable Energy Progress Reports

            Letter to coalition member governors from 2018 leadership team

News release announcement of coalition’s 2018 leadership team

 

Next call is at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, June 28, 2018

 

 

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