National GEB Roadmap: U.S. DOE, A National Roadmap for Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (May 2021)

U.S. DOE, Connected Communities (overview presentation)

NASEO, "Demand Flexibility and Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings 101" (September 2022)

 

What's new? 

  • Upcoming:

    • Upcoming forums are limited to state Working Group members. Please contact geb@naseo.org with questions.

      • Next NASEO-NARUC GEB Working Group Forum planned for Match 15, 2023, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET. Details pending.

      • Related events of interest:
        • NASEO-NARUC Webinar: Grid Investments and Technologies Necessary for FERC Order 2222 January 27, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET To implement FERC Order 2222, state and federal policy makers and regulators are evaluating and determining whether and where to establish new rules and requirements as well as enabling policies to bring both distributed energy resources (DERs) and their aggregations onto the electricity system safely, fairly, and reliably. Underpinning these decisions are the technological requirements for enabling DER aggregation. As part of the NASEO-NARUC Distributed Energy Resources Integration and Compensation Initiative, this webinar will highlight a new report on this topic being developed by the GridWise Alliance. Modeled after their recently released Technology Portfolio Report. This webinar will be an opportunity for Public Utility Commission and State Energy Office staff to ask questions as well as highlight specific needs in understanding these technologies more fully. To register, please click here.
        • NASEO Virtual Roundtable: State Efforts to Enhance Energy Storage RD&D January 25, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET This virtual roundtable will be an opportunity to discuss state policy and market needs and how they align with federal investments in energy storage RD&D. U.S. DOE will share information on how states can support federal activity to enhance energy storage RD&D, followed by remarks from NYSERDA on New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap. State attendees will then have an opportunity to ask questions and share relevant updates, Please register for the roundtable here and email Kelsey Jones (kjones@naseo.org) with any questions.

  • Recent:

    • NASEO-NARUC GEB Working Group Forum: Cybersecurity and Demand Flexibility/GEB/DERs January 18, 2023. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory experts presented on cybersecurity aspects of demand flexibility and distributed energy resources (presentation). Among resources presented: Facility Cybersecurity resources.

    • Connecticut Innovative Energy Solutions (IES) Program is a statewide initiative to identify, pilot, and scale innovative ideas that enable a decarbonized, affordable, and equitable electric grid for Connecticut. With "regulatory sandbox" characteristics, the Program will provide resources and support for the implementation of innovative pilot projects over the course of a 12-to-18-month period. Successful pilots will have the opportunity to be deployed at scale in Connecticut. The IES Program presents an exciting opportunity for third-party innovators and technology developers to establish collaborative partnerships with Connecticut’s two investor-owned EDCs, Cycle 1 will focus on demand-side flexibility (January 24  Information Session ; January 31 formal solicitation release; March 1 concept papers due -- see program page for information).

    • Virtual Power Plant Partnership (VP3), led by the Rocky Mountain Institute with private sector partners, is dedicated to understanding the opportunities—and challenges—of the VPP market, including the roles that DERs and demand flexibility can play in decarbonizing and stabilizing the grid. See also the RMI Virtual Power Plants, Real Benefits report.

    • California Load Flexibility Research and Development Hub (CalFlexHub) and Symposium held December 6 & 7, 2022 exploring current innovations in load flexibility across California (recordings available).

    • See also NARUC-NASEO DER-Integration & Compensation Initiative
    • See also reports from the parallel NASEO-NARUC Microgrids State Working Group.

 

GEB Working Group Technical Assistance calls and resources (participation limited to Working Group states, contact geb@naseo.org for information):

 

NASEO documents/resources

 

U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. General Services Administration, SEE Action Network, National Laboratories

 

State and Regionally Focused 

 

Other resources

 

NASEO and associated Webinars and Forums

Other Webinars 

  • NARUC, Financial Toolbox on Electrification, addressed technology, economic, accounting, and customer considerations related to building electrification programs, including status and trends, cost-benefit considerations, and regulatory questions. Webinar May 26, 2022 recording.
  • Resources for the Future, Greening the Grid through Demand-Side Automation, April 4, 2022, 3:00 PM ET (recording available).
  • Calibrated, Validated, and Publicly Available End Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock, October 28, 2021 - Recording and slides are available here. The end use load profiles can be downloaded here. For questions about using the load profiles, please email: load.profiles@nrel.gov and other questions can go to Natalie Mims Frick nfrick@lbl.gov or Eric Wilson eric.wilson@nrel.gov. 
  • Valuing and Incentivizing Demand Flexibility as a Grid Asset, September 22, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm ET - Better Buildings Alliance webinar covering research to quantify the value of DF from GEBs to the utility and highlights mechanisms that utilities and policymakers can use to encourage DF. Speakers: Tom Eckman (consultant to LBNL - Determining Utility System Value of Demand Flexibility from Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings) and Margot Everett (Guidehouse - Incentive Mechanisms for Leveraging Demand Flexibility as a Grid Asset). Webinar slides and recording
  • Decarbonization at a District Scale: Colorado Residential Retrofit Energy District (CoRRED), August 31, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm ET - DOE State Energy Program webinar on the results of a DOE-funded simulation of a Denver neighborhood of grid-interactive efficient homes. (August 31 slides and recording pending; also available are the July 20 versions of the webinar slides and recording link [password for recording: CoRRED2021! ] )  

  • NARUC webinar Virtual Power Plants in the 20s: Moving From Theory to Practice, August 12, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm ET (recording).
  • Grid Integration and Electrification in Energy Codes, August 12, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm ET, DOE Building Energy Codes Program webinar on the role of building energy codes in advancing connected buildings, how electrification will necessitate this, and GEB technologies being adopted at state and local levels. (slides; recording).

Meeting presentations

 

NASEO and State RFI comments