Energy Market and Planning (E-MAP) Program


Purpose and Goal

NASEO‚Äôs State Energy Office members and private sector partners have elevated the need to address a growing list of interrelated electricity system opportunities and challenges, including: 

  • Recognition of the need to modernize the electric transmission and distribution systems and related energy infrastructure to ensure economic growth and enhance reliability
  • Increased use of demand-side and supply-side energy efficiency and renewable energy resources
  • Inclusion of distributed energy and smart grid technologies in infrastructure planning and system modernization
  • Application of energy storage and two-way power flow opportunities
  • Acknowledgement of a greater public and private sector priority on resilience, reliability, and affordability.

To assist states in addressing this complex set of interrelated energy challenges and economic opportunities, NASEO, with support from DOE-OE, established the E-MAP program. The goal of the E-MAP program is to help states develop holistic approaches to advancing electricity system and related energy infrastructure modernization, resilience, and affordability.  To achieve this, the program will provide assistance to 2-3 State Energy Offices (the pilot states), selected under this request for proposals, in developing a state-led electricity system modernization roadmap that takes a comprehensive view across the electricity system and related infrastructure.  The practices, lessons learned, and resources developed through working with the pilot states will be shared with other states interested in pursuing similar goals and undertaking their own roadmapping efforts.



  • Nevada E-MAP Stakeholder Workshop - Las Vegas, NV [Agenda
    NASEO Introduction and E-MAP Overview [Presentation]
    Caitlin Callaghan, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy [Presentation]
    Andrew Satchwell, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkley National Lab [Presentation]
    Jennifer Potter, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkley National Lab [Presentation]
    Stanton W. Hadley, Senior Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory [Presentation]
    Don Fuller, Director of Strategic Alliances, California ISO [Presentation]

    November 10, 2016


  • NASEO Energy Market and Planning Request for Proposal Release Webinar [Presentation]
    August 17, 2015
  • NASEO Energy Market and Planning Pilot Project Kick-Off Webinar [Presentation]
    November 14, 2014 



Request for Proposal (RFP) Documents

RFP Questions and Answers 

1.  Can the E-MAP Program be integrated into the state energy planning process?

While states may be able to integrate E-MAP into a state energy planning process, it is important to keep the E-MAP roadmapping process distinct and focused on electricity and grid modernization convergence issues.  The E-MAP roadmapping process is not meant to focus on energy infrastructure broadly; rather, it is designed to focus on energy infrastructure as it affects the electricity system.

2.  Is there any concern that this overlaps with the 2015 SEP Competitive?

There is no concern that the E-MAP Program and roadmapping process will overlap with the 2015 SEP Competitive awards.  This is a distinct and complicated area that deserves to be elevated and is best considered as an independent activity. 

3.  In regard to the statement on page 2 of the RFP: "....the focus and purpose of E-MAP is not to directly support related environmental compliance activities."  Can you elaborate on your intent? Are you referring to the EPA Clean Power Plan?

While environmental rules are certainly an important consideration in the type of roadmapping contemplated under EMAP, it is the not the focal point.  Rather, grid modernization is the focus which could include addressing some environmental issues.  EMAP is not, however, intended to be a CPP or other environmental planning activity.