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Modernizing Integrated Resource Planning - Breakfast & Panel Discussion

Event Detail

NARUC Breakfast


The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Southern Current are convening a panel discussion the morning of Monday, November 12, 2018. The breakfast event will be held on-site at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Timor Sea Room 2.

In order for utilities to plan for meeting future energy demand in a cost-effective, risk-minimizing manner, many states require utilities to file integrated resource plans with their state public utility commissions. Disruptive new technologies, aging infrastructure, and lower-cost renewables and energy storage are changing the way utilities traditionally plan for long-term investments. This breakfast will explore the ways utilities should evaluate the benefits of solar and paired storage to meet future resource needs, increase grid flexibility, and avoid redundant investments.


The breakfast will run from 7:00 - 8:30am, with the panel discussion beginning at 7:45am.


  • Moderator, Sean Gallagher, VP State Affairs, SEIA
  • Hamilton Davis, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Southern Current
  • Jeffery Ackerman, Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • Kathleen Spees, Principal, The Brattle Group

Topics Will Include

  • Properly evaluating solar and storage economics
  • The role of Solar + storage in deferring peaker plants
  • Implementation of modernized IRP planning rules through proceedings such as the Consumers Energy IRP and the recent Colorado Electric Resource Plan
  • Improving stakeholder processes





For additional information about the panel discussion, please contact Heather Whitpan of SEIA at

This event is not sponsored by NARUC nor is it a part of the meeting agenda


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Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Orlando, FL 32819
United States