Based on research completed by NASEO, more than 20 states will initiate state energy policy plans over the next 12 months, and as many as 40 states will have completed plans over the next two years.  The plans are increasingly seen as an excellent means to set state executive branch and legislative priorities and are a key means of providing strategic direction and guidance in the decisions of state regulators and other state and local agencies.  In a majority of states, State Energy Offices lead or guide the planning process and plan development.  To support states with these efforts, NASEO completed an evaluation report of existing energy plans, compiled a database of over 30 state plans, and finalized a set of energy planning process guidelines.  This session will review key findings from NASEO's research and provide an overview of the new planning guidelines.

NASEO Contact: Cassie Powers