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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.


Energy Staff Network Quarterly Virtual Meeting

Energy staff network helps educate and assist energy policy-focused state legislative staff working on a wide range of energy policy issues. Come hear a guest speaker at this quarterly meeting.

Integrated Utility System Planning: Factoring in the Distribution Grid

States have increasingly asked electric utilities to engage in planning exercises to proactively integrate various aspects of their system and operations. While integrated resource plans have been common methods for utilities to address large-scale generation and transmission infrastructure requirements, the distribution grid has received less scrutiny—even as they’ve been required to incorporate a growing share of electric vehicles and distributed energy resources. This webinar will discuss this growing trend in utility planning practices, how these plans fit into larger utility planning processes, and the role that states play in establishing these requirements.

Strengthening 911 Systems: State Policy Options

An estimated 240 million calls are made annually to 911 call centers nationwide. States rely on a strong 911 communications infrastructure and steady workforce to respond promptly to such calls and set the emergency response process in motion. However, factors like limited resources and the ongoing demand to accommodate technological advancements can create barriers to effective emergency care. This webinar will explore the use of improved technology, funding and other tools available to policymakers to enhance their state’s existing 911 systems.

Grid Resilience Planning Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Content

Join NCSL and the National Association of State Energy Officials for an overview of the implications and opportunities for electric grid resilience under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law on Friday, April 28 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET. Ahead of the May 31 deadline for 40101(d) applications, this webinar will highlight the importance of coordinated grid resilience planning and investment strategies. Attendees will receive an introduction and overview of grid resilience planning and the role of legislators, an overview of the role of State Energy Offices, and hear from U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Deployment Office on their program goals.

Energy Storage as Resilience

Energy storage has always had the potential to serve as a vital resource during periods of stress for the electric grid. Energy storage resources can inject much-needed electricity when demand is highest, or support a microgrid that enables homes, businesses and communities to ride out power outages. However, current limitations with the most common battery technologies has, in some cases, constrained the impact of these resources during disaster scenarios, leading some states to begin exploring long-duration storage technologies to support resilience. This webinar will look at current energy storage technologies, how these technologies are currently deployed, and how they could be deployed in the future to support greater resilience.