NASEO Affiliates’ State Energy Planning Taskforce Kick-off Call

January 6, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

In 2014, at least 36 states had active energy plans and 18 states initiated the process of updating or developing new plans. To further enhance this work and to leverage the significant experience of NASEO’s private sector partners, NASEO is launching an industry-driven State Energy Planning Taskforce that provides insights for states to consider when updating or renewing their statewide energy plans. The kick-off call described below will be the first in a series of Taskforce discussions designed to help NASEO develop and promote an “Industry Perspectives” addendum to NASEO’s signature resource, State Energy Planning Guidelines: A Guide to Develop a Comprehensive State Energy Plan plus Supplemental Policy and Program Options. Participants in this effort will be acknowledged as advisors and contributors in the final product released to NASEO’s State Energy Office members.

Members of NASEO's Affiliates Program are invited to participate in the Taskforce’s kick-off conference call on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 2:00-3:00pm ET. This call will feature NASEO staff and State Energy Office directors discussing trends and experiences in statewide energy planning, and will include a facilitated discussion to identify Affiliates’ key areas of interest to be discussed in future Taskforce discussions. 


Welcome and Introductions

  • Sandy Fazeli, Program Director, NASEO
  • Maurice Kaya, Senior Advisor, NASEO

Overview of State Energy Planning

  • Melissa Savage, Senior Program Director, NASEO

State Energy Offices’ Experience in the Planning Process

  • Al Christopher, Director, Energy Division, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
  • Kristy Manning, Deputy Director of Policy, Division of Energy, Missouri Department of Economic Development

Discussion of Taskforce Next Steps

  • Sandy Fazeli, Program Director, NASEO

How to Participate

The State Energy Planning Taskforce project is open exclusively to NASEO state and Affiliate members. NASEO had made the conference line information for this call available to all Affiliate members by email. To learn more about becoming a NASEO member or to request the conference call information, contact Sandy Fazeli at