IMPACT

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS:

  • Encourage adoption of financial incentives to drive deployment of innovative energy technologies.

 

  • Support the development of mechanisms that can use scarce public dollars to spur private capital investment.

 

  • Support the development of mechanisms that make it easier for residents and businesses to pay for deployment of

 

  • Innovative energy technologies on their properties.

PREPARE WORKFORCE:

  • Partner with industry to identify skills gaps and workforce availability.

 

  • Provide state-level incentives for energy sector business opportunities and workforce development programs to support these growing  industries.

 

  • Work with educational institutions at all levels to ensure that training programs are available to meet skills gaps both now and in the future.

 

  • Identify underserved and high-unemployment groups and geographies to maximize benefits to communities in greatest need.

SUPPORT INNOVATION:

  • Empower and direct agencies to explore and accelerate the adoption of innovative energy technologies.

  • Appoint and convene working groups to gather stakeholder input on facilitating the adoption of innovative energy technologies.

  • Direct state agencies to enable innovative technologies through energy planning processes.

  • Promote the adoption of state procurement targets for innovative energy technologies.

  • Encourage regulated utilities to pursue innovative energy technologies and offer customers choices.

  • Request that agencies or utilities test and pilot emerging technologies.

  • Directly support research and development (R&D) through innovation programs to develop home-grown technologies and expertise.

  • Promote laws and regulations that drive technological innovation and deployment.

UPDATE NETWORK SETTINGS:

  • Meet the broadband needs of underserved communities.

 

  • Develop policies and programs to facilitate the state’s transition to a “smart state.”

 

  • Encourage state agencies or utilities to assess infrastructure efficiencies.

LEGALIZE IT!

  • Promote grid modernization initiatives.

  • Implement performance incentives that reward utilities for meeting policy goals.

  • Establish new rate design mechanisms and incentives for energy users.
    Foster competition between traditional utilities and third parties.

  • Include targeted R&D or pilot programs in cost recovery and ratemaking structures.

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CYBER THREATS:

  • Coordinate efforts and information sharing among stakeholders, with clearly defined roles.

  • Incorporate cybersecurity into existing planning, including energy assurance plans.

  • Promote practices among utilities that build on standards and guidelines to address unique threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Ensure that state agencies, including public utility commissions, have a thorough understanding of how utilities manage risks.

  • Continuously evaluate and upgrade skills, systems and planning in response to emerging threats.

  • Develop and use the cyber expertise of the state’s National Guard.
    Use expertise with the civilian workforce to assist with responses.