Webinar and Discussion: NASEO-NARUC Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) Working Group - Update on State Technical Assistance Resources and Projects

June 25, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar/Virtual Meeting

This webinar will provide and update on new Working Group resources and National Lab technical assistance.

New resources include:

  • Guidance document to support state estimates of demand flexibility potential
  • Guidance document to inform demand flexibility investments for state and local government office buildings, with supporting analysis that:
    • Identifies the highest value demand flexibility measures by U.S. region
    • Characterizes cost savings
    • Estimates cost and emissions reductions for a package of demand flexibility measures
  • Technical brief on Pilot Considerations for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings in Washington and a similar brief for Hawaii
  • Technical assistance for Working Group members
    • Arizona Corporation Commission Staff - Review of draft request for proposals filed by Arizona Public Service for aggregated distributed demand-side resources
    • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - Opportunities to incorporate efficiency and demand flexibility into utilities’ Conservation and Load Management plans
    • Public Service Commission of Wisconsin - Opportunities to use energy efficiency and demand flexibility toward achieving the state's zero-carbon goals.

There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of the presentations. We will also ask for your input on additional topics for peer-to-peer sharing, guidance documents or technical assistance, such as incorporating demand flexibility in energy efficiency resource standards, appliance standards, state goals for carbon dioxide reductions and energy efficiency portfolios.


  • Rodney Sobin, NASEO 
  • Danielle Sass Byrnett, NARUC


  • Natalie Mims Frick and Lisa Schwartz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Joyce McLaren, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Christine Holland and Juliet Homer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

This event will be open to NASEO-NARUC GEB Working Group member states (whose points-of-contact [POCs] will receive a Zoom registration link). If you are from a WG state but not our POC list or from a non-WG state but are interested in joining, please contact Rodney Sobin rsobin@naseo.org, Ed Carley ecarley@naseo.org, or GEB@naseo.org.