Orlando, Florida
November 16-20th
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Meeting Agenda

Passed Resolutions
2013-05 Supporting Automated Benchmarking of MultiFamily Buildings for Energy Efficiency Purposes
2013-06 VoIP Telephone Numbers
2013-07 Fair Spectrum Allocation

Meeting Presentations

Monday, November 18th

Introduction & RTO Issues: Consumer Advocates of the PJM States (CAPS)

SGGC Smart Grid Economic and Environmental Benefits
Patty Durand , Executive Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, Roswell, GA

Multi-Family Housing: Overcoming the Barriers to Accessing Utility-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs.
Charles Harak
, Managing Attorney, National Consumer Law Center, Boston, MA
Todd Nedwick, Assistant Director of Public Housing, National Housing Trust, Washington, DC
Anne McKibbin, Policy Director, CNT Energy, Chicago, IL

State Legislative Developments
Kevin D. Gunn , Shareholder, Polsinelli, LLP, St. Louis, MO
Elin Swanson Katz, Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut, Office of Consumer Counsel, New Britain, CT
Bruce Biewald, Chief Executive Officer, Synapse Energy Economics Inc., Cambridge, MA

What gets lost in the IP Transition?
Joe Gillan
, Consultant , Gillan Associates, Daytona Beach, FL
Susan Baldwin , Consultant to Consumer Advocates, Newburyport, MA

Tuesday November, 19th

Wind Powered Energy Resources and State Utility Consumer Advocates: A Dialogue
Christy Omohundro
, Regional Representative, East. AWEA, Washington, DC

Making Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Real For People
Nicole W. Sitaraman
, Assistant People’s Counsel, Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Theodore J. (Ted) Kury, Director of Energy Studies, Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Patrick Sheehan, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Tallahassee, FL

The FCC Review of Verizon’s Section 214 Application and its Implications for the IP Transition.
Lisa Youngers
, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Federal Affairs, XO Communications, Herndon, VA
Thomas Maguire, Senior Vice President, Verizon Telecom
Susan Baldwin, Consultant to Consumer Advocates, Newburyport, MA

Financial Reform; Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Energy Companies
Lopa Parikh, Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs for Energy Supply, Edison Electric Institute, Washington, DC
Peter J. Scanlon, Partner, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C., Washington, DC

Gas Main Extensions: What Are the Best Policy Choices for Customers?
David Dismukes
, Professor, Associate Executive Director, and Director of Policy Analysis, Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Ken Costello, Principal Researcher, Energy and Environment, at the National Regulatory Research Institute, Silver Spring, MD

Registration and InvoiceRegistration is now closed. Onsite Registration will be available.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but we do not accept credit cards

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Fees (per person) – 2013 NASUCA Annual Meeting
$395 – NASUCA Member
$450 – Government (public interest groups should seek prior approval from NASUCA to qualify for the government rate)
$495 – Industry/Utilities, Consultants, Trade Associations

Our Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the NARUC Annual Meeting and your registration includes a ticket to the NASUCA dinner event as well as admittance into the open NARUC panels.

Meeting Information

The meeting is taking place at the NARUC Hotel the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. NASUCA has a small block of rooms reserved at the hotel for a rate of $199 per night plus 13%tax. The cutoff date for hotel registration is October 18th, but given the small number of rooms we recommend booking as early as possible.

Below is the link for hotel registration: It will take you to a NARUC generated reservation option. Our block is though NARUC so you are in the correct place, for the NASUCA Block.

NASUCA: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=20126150

If you are unable to stay at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek there are a number of hotel options and we do recommend shopping around. When we checked some sites I saw a cheaper rate at the NARUC hotel then the group rate being offered. So even if you miss the hotel block you can sill stay at the NARUC hotel you would just need to book though another site. Orlando has a ton of hotels many of them with very reasonable rates, you would just most likely have to rent a car to get from your hotel to the conference.

If you visit Orbitz.com http://www.orbitz.com/ click, search by address, type in Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821 it will generate a list of nearby hotels. I would double check the location before booking, but it at least puts you in the vicinity.

A good option that is very nearby is the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort, located just a half a mile from the NARUC hotel.

*If you find a great rate at another hotel close to the Hilton Bonnet Creek please let me know so I can put it up on our website for other members.

Here are some hotels that other members have reservations booked.

Two bedroom condo at Marriott Royal Palms which is six miles from the NARUC hotel. They will have a car in case anyone wants to carpool. The government rate is $194/night ($97 for each person) and you can’t beat the accommodations. For more information, go to http://www.marriottvacationclub.com/vacation-resorts/marriott-royal-palms/overview.shtml

State government rate of $101 – ½ mile from the conference hotel. Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek –http://www.wyndham.com/common/images/branded/WY/images/45462_b1t.jpg

Springhill Suites Marriott Village- $79 per night government Rate

You’re invited to…

CCIF’s 4th Annual Kickoff Forum
Distributed Generation: Consumer-Focused Options for Policymakers & Regulators
Saturday, November 16, 2013 ? 2:00 – 5:00pm
Orlando Hilton Bonnet Creek ? Orlando, FL
Floridian Ballroom B & C

The Critical Consumer Issues Forum (CCIF) invites you to join us in Orlando for our 4th Annual Kickoff Forum, which will build on the consensus framework and principles on distributed generation (DG) that were developed by CCIF earlier this year (report available at www.CCIForum.com). To dig deeper into the complex topic of DG, areas of discussion will likely include:

* Value of a Safe, Reliable, and Resilient Grid to Enable DG Options for Consumers

* DG Market Development and Deployment

* DG Cost Allocation Approaches and Best Practices

* Consumer Protections, Complaint Resolution, and Education

This dialogue will help shape CCIF’s work in summits next spring, at which commissioners, consumer advocates, and electric utility representatives will continue the discussion, develop options for consideration by policymakers and regulators, and form consensus where possible. As we begin the effort to build on the CCIF framework on DG and further assist policymakers and other stakeholders in evaluating these challenging issues, we encourage your participation.

Registration. Registration is open at www.CCIForum.com/ccif-events/registration. Please register by November 6th. There is no charge to participate, but registration with CCIF is required. Please make travel plans accordingly.

Hotel Stipends. EEI is offering a limited number of stipends to participating state commissioners and consumer advocates for a 1-night credit at the Orlando Hilton Bonnet Creek at the NARUC conference rate (or reimbursement for 1 night at an equal or lower rate at another hotel). Please indicate interest in a stipend during registration, and eligibility will be confirmed soon thereafter. All registrants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations, including any additional nights to attend the forum.

For More Info. Information about CCIF and this meeting is posted at www.CCIForum.com. You may also contact Katrina McMurrian, CCIF Executive Director, by e-mail at katrina@CCIForum.com or by phone at 337-656-8518.

Register at www.CCIForum.com/ccif-events/registration.

This event is not a part of the agendas of the 125th NARUC Annual Meeting or 2013 NASUCA Annual Meeting.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the meeting attire?

Do you accept credit cards for registration?
We do apologize but at this time we do not accept credit cards.

Can additional tickets be purchased to the NASUCA Dinner event?
Yes they are $50 each and there may be a limited number

Do Speakers need to Register?

Area Speakers required to pay the registration fee?
If the speaker is just coming in for his or her panel they do not need to pay the registration fee. If they are attending more than one day of the meeting, then yes they are required to pay for registration.

Below is some additional travel information provided by NARUC

Transportation to and from airport: How much does a typical cab cost to Hotel?  Are there shuttle buses?  Other ways to get around? Which is the closest airport?
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What Airport should I fly into?
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