2014 Annual Meeting

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Resolutions Passed During the Annual Meeting

NASUCA Supplier Resolution-2014-02

NASUCA Water/Waste-Water Resolution-2014-07

Protections for Distributed Generation Customers -2014-05

NASUCA Electricity Resolution-2014-04

Reasonable Rates for Telephone and Broadband Services- 2014-06

NASUCA EPA Resolution 2014-03


Meeting Agenda 

Meeting Presentations:

Sunday, November 16th
Workshop on 111 (d) Sponsored by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley Labs
Ken Colburn, Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project, Montpelier, VT
Elizabeth Stanton, Senior Economist, Synapse Energy Economics, Cambridge, MA

Monday, November 17th
Statewide Construction of Natural Gas Pipelines and Electric Transmission
Mark Schuling, Iowa Consumer Advocate, Office of the Consumer Advocate, Des Moines, IA
Jesse Reyes, Chief, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Energy and Telecommunication Division, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Boston, MA

50 Shades of Cost-Shifting: The View from Arizona California and Others States on the Front Line
Lon Huber, Special Projects Advisor, Arizona’s Residential Utility Consumer Office, Phoenix, AZ
Janine Midgen-Ostrander, Principal, The Regulatory Assistanec Project, Columbus, OH

Tuesday, November 18th
111(d) Report by by Synapse Energy Consultants on Tool Kit for State Compliance
Bruce Biewald, CEO and Founder, Synapse Energy Economics, Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Stanton, Senior Economist, Synapse Energy Economics, Cambridge, MA

Financial Impacts of Net-Metered PV on Utilities and Ratepayers: A Scoping Study of Two Prototypical U.S. Utilities
Andrew Satchwell, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Truth or Consequences: The Connection Between Accurate Broadband Mapping and Reliable Communications Services
Peter Pratt, Chief Operating of Commnexis, Inc., Marin County Manager for the North Bay-North Coast broadband Consortium (NBNCBC)
Christopher Witteman, Staff Counsel, California Public Utilities Commission

Public Private Partnership; Is It Good for Consumers?
Betty Ann Kane, Chairman, DC Public Service Commission, Washington, DC
Chris Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman, Breitling Energy Corporation, Dallas, TX
Danilo Sanchaz, Program Manager, Office of Ratepayer Advocates, Water Branch, San Francisco, CA


Click here for Registration and InvoiceRegistration closes November 1, 2014
*at this time we do not accept credit card payments for registration

san_franciscoHotel Information:

The NASUCA Annual Meeting is being held in San Francisco, November 16th -19th, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. It is extremely important to book your hotel room early. Even if you end up needing to cancel, we recommend reserving a room as soon as possible.
NASUCA will not be providing a hotel block for the Annual Meeting as it is held at the NARUC hotel. However, the TURN Office has been kind enough to put together a list of recommend hotels that are close to the Marriott.





San Francisco Hotels
These hotels are all within walking distance of the NARUC hotel, the Marriott Marquis, located at 4th St. Most of the recommended hotels are located near Union Square, with a couple closer to the Ferry Building with easy access to the Marriot on public transportation. They all have Internet access. They are categorized as larger hotels and boutique hotels. The boutique hotels may have only a few rooms available. The goal was to find hotels with rooms at $150 or less (tough in SF) or at most in the vicinity of $200.

Larger Hotels

Hotel Palomar
12 Fourth Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Right across the street from NARUC. Very nice hotel. Advance booking/non-refundable rate $212/refundable $269.
Reservations: (866) 373-4941
Hotel Palomar San Francisco

Parc 55
55 Cyril Magnin St.San Francisco,CA 94102

A short walk to NARUC.
Advance Purchase Rates: $187
Reservations: 800.595.0507
Boutique Hotels

Hotel Fusion
140 Ellis St, (Corner of Cyril Magnin)

Very close to NARUC. Small, comfortable rooms. Inexpensive. Government rate starts at $134. AARP and AAA discounts available @ $137. Free WiFI. Twin rooms are small, if you need to work ask about a desk. Reservations can be booked on-line.
Orchard Hotel
665 Bush St
San Francisco, CA
Non-Refundable $206/Refundable $229
The Orchard Hotel

Orchard Garden Hotel
466 Bush Street
Non-refundable rate $200/Refundable $221.50 (Includes free HS Internet) AAA rate available.

Reservations: Email: reservations@theorchardgardenhotel.com
Toll Free: 1-888-820-6150

Hotel Beresford
635 Sutter St.
Quaint hotel in the theater district., two blocks from Union Square. A little funky (e.g., older bath facilities and refrigerators in the rooms). A fun place to stay. Like traveling in Europe. Inexpensive. Rates from $129/Government rate $134. Only drawback, Internet access is sketchy.

Reservations: 1-800-533-6533

Hotel Triton
342 Grant Avenue

This looks like a really fun place. A Kimpton artsy hotel. Seven Blocks from NARUC (the farthest of the suggested hotel options). Rates range from $159 (with 60 day advance purchase) to $199. They offer a gov. rate but show no rooms at that rate for our dates.

Reservations: (800) 800-1299

Hotel Union Square
114 Powell Street

Rates from $134-$172. Very close to NARUC.
Reservations 1 800 553 1900
Hotel Union Square
***They did not recommend the Mosser, which is across the street from Marriott, because the rooms are not great (very small, hard to work).





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