Presentation on theme: "NSTC Smart Grid Subcommittee Overview and Goals for Ongoing Federal/State Collaboration By George Arnold, NIST & Jessica Zufolo, RUS NARUC Annual Convention,"— Presentation transcript:
NSTC Smart Grid Subcommittee Overview and Goals for Ongoing Federal/State Collaboration By George Arnold, NIST & Jessica Zufolo, RUS NARUC Annual Convention, Atlanta Georgia November 14, 2010 1
NSTC SG Subcommittee Charter Established July 2010 as a subcommittee under the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology in order to: – Articulate a vision for Smart Grid and the core priorities and opportunities for its development – Facilitate a strong, coordinated effort across federal agencies to develop Smart Grid policy – Develop a framework for administration policy related to the Smart Grid that will be described in a public report.
NSTC SG Subcommittee Leadership Steering Committee – Patricia Hoffman, DOE (Chair) – George Arnold, NIST (Vice-chair) – Aneesh Chopra, Office of Science and Technology Policy – Phil Weiser, National Economic Council – Jason Bordoff, Council on Environmental Quality
NSTC SG Subcommittee Participants Energy Commerce Agriculture Homeland Security Environmental Protection Agency Defense Justice Housing and Urban Development General Services Administration Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality – National Economic Council – Office of Science and Technology Policy – Office of Management and Budget – Council of Economic Advisors Independent Observers: FERC FCC FTC NSF
1.Identify next steps post - Recovery Act – Exploring a Federal/state policy framework with NARUC going forward; 2.Develop an Administration narrative on smart grid and aligning expectations and rhetoric with reality of what smart grid can and cannot achieve for consumers; 3.Create a vehicle for cooperation with states, investor- owned and non profit stakeholders, and governmental entities involved in modernizing the electric grid system. NSTC SG Subcommittee Goals
NSTC SG Subcommittee Activities Outreach to all stakeholder groups including industry, utilities, non-profit coops, Public Power entities, NGOs, consumer advocates, entrepreneurs, and international partners Coordinate meetings and speeches made by members of the task force. (50 speaking engagements have been made by task force members in 15 states in 4 months.) Coordinated four Requests for Information (RFI’s) issued by DOE and OSTP Targeted collaborative outreach to state commissions, state and local governments and consumer organizations to gauge consumer acceptance and adoption Support NIST activities aimed at fostering smart grid interoperability and standards harmonization across public and private sector stakeholders
RFI Outputs: DOE Smart Grid Reports Data Access and Privacy Issues Related to Smart Grid Technologies. Issued October 5, 2010. http://www.gc.energy.gov/documents/Broadband_Report_Da ta_Privacy_10_5.pdf http://www.gc.energy.gov/documents/Broadband_Report_Da ta_Privacy_10_5.pdf Communications Requirements of Smart Grid Technologies. Issued October 5, 2010. http://www.gc.energy.gov/documents/Smart_Grid_Communi cations_Requirements_Report_10-05-2010.pdf http://www.gc.energy.gov/documents/Smart_Grid_Communi cations_Requirements_Report_10-05-2010.pdf
Latest RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges to Smart Grid DOE’s third RFI regarding Smart Grid implementation. The purpose was solicit comments from interested stakeholders on policy and logistical challenges that confront smart grid implementation, and recommendations on how to best overcome those challenges. DOE received over 50 comments from a wide range of commenters including NARUC. The comments and recommendations will help inform DOE and the Administration’s analysis of policy challenges and possible solutions being developed by the NSTC Smart Grid Subcommittee. Comments have been posted: http://www.oe.energy.gov/Smart%20Grid%20Request%20f or%20Information%20and%20Public%20Comments.htm http://www.oe.energy.gov/Smart%20Grid%20Request%20f or%20Information%20and%20Public%20Comments.htm
Framework Report Under Development “The report that the subcommittee will prepare for the NSTC’s Committee on Technology will articulate a vision for the Smart Grid; provide analysis of the social costs, benefits, and issues related to the Smart Grid; identify barriers to Smart Grid deployment; and make policy recommendations for federal, state, and local policymakers to overcome those barriers”
NSTC Partnership with NARUC Due to the critical role state commissions play overseeing smart grid deployments, the NSTC SG Subcommittee has opened a dialogue with states to foster collaboration between federal and state smart grid initiatives. NSTC thanks the NARUC leadership and commissioners on the NARUC Smart Grid Working Group Co-Chaired by Chairman Isiogu of MI and Commissioner Harris of NY for their participation and thoughtful guidance.
NSTC – NARUC Collaboration Initial Steps 11 NSTC and NARUC Smart Grid Working Group have held two in-person meetings and two teleconferences Three areas for collaboration have been Identified: 1.Technical Assistance to the States 2.Consumer Engagement 3.Technology Labs These are the first steps in a long term collaboration
Thank you. We look forward to working with you! George W. Arnold, National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, NIST U.S. Department of Commerce firstname.lastname@example.org (301) 975-2232 Jessica Zufolo, Deputy Administrator, RUS USDA Jessica.Zufolo@wdc.usda.gov 202-720-0696