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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

December 2, 2019

To:                  State Representatives

From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative

Subject:           Agenda, Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, December 5 2019 at 10:00 a.m. CT (9:00 MT, 8:00 PT, 11:00 ET).  The conference call number is 712-775-7270 and enter access code 998717#.  The proposed agenda for our call follows:


State and City Progress Toward 100 % Clean EnergyKelly Trumbull, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

“Despite federal policy designed to promote fossil fuels, a renewable energy transition is underway, led by communities and states throughout the U.S.  A growing number of cities are choosing to transition to 100% clean energy – and dozens have already hit that target – while the list of states committed to a 100% renewable energy future also continues to grow. This local and state demand has contributed to a near doubling of renewable energy generation since 2008.


Progress Toward 100 % Clean Energy Across the U.S. in Cities and States Across the U.S.

100% ‘clean’ electricity: Where things stand, E&E


Dominion Offshore Wind Update — TBA

“Dominion Energy is proposing a major offshore wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach that would be the largest of its kind in the country. The company said Thursday that it plans to expand a test project that’s already under construction to build up to 220 giant wind turbines on a patch of ocean 27 miles off the coast. The project would generate 2,600 megawatts of electricity by 2026, enough energy to power 650,000 homes. It is estimated to cost $7.8 billion.” — Washington Post

Virginia Offshore Wind Update ODU 2019-12-05



Dominion Energy plans major offshore wind farm near Virginia Beach, Washington Post

Virginia Gov. Northam orders 100% carbon-free power by 2050, Utility Dive


Outreach to New PJM President, Manu AsthanaLarry Pearce

“Asthana will be the first PJM CEO to bring a competitive retail electricity focus to the job. ‘The electric industry is rapidly changing, and PJM needs to continue to evolve,” Ake Almgren, chairman of PJM’s Board of Managers, said in a statement. Asthana will “lead PJM into the future.’ “


PJM taps former Texas utility, natural gas provider exec as CEO, Utility Dive

PJM Draft (11-15-19) Draft Version B


Washington Update — David Terry


December’s monthly conference call is rescheduled to 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, January 23, 2020.


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