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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 24, 2017

To:                 State Representatives


From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative


Subject:           Agenda, Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, August 24, 2017


The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for this Thursday, August 24 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:


The Importance to the Nation’s Energy Future of Interconnecting the Western and Eastern Electric GridsJames McCalley, Iowa State University

McCalley: Interconnecting West and East Grids

Interconnection Seams Study, NREL

Researchers study links across U.S. grids to move renewable energy and share capacity, Iowa State University

DOE Announces $220 Million in Grid Modernization Funding, DOE


DOE’s Grid Study, President’s Infrastructure Executive Order, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Missouri Public Service Commission’s Clean Line Energy Decision — Rob Gramlich

DOE report blames natural gas for closures, E&E

Federal Electricity Study Hints at Future Support for Coal, NY Times

President’s Infrastructure Executive Order, White House

FERC chairman takes heat for comments on coal, nuclear, E&E

Missouri Nixes $2.5 Billion Line to Bring Wind Power to the Midwest, Bloomberg


Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act (S.1672) IntroducedLarry Pearce

Draft GWSC Offshore Incentive Letter (8-11-17)

Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act 2017 Summary Updated


Deepwater Wind, Tesla plan largest offshore battery project, E&E



Washington Update — David Terry, Larry Pearce


House to tee up spending bills when recess ends, E&E


Next call is at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

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