NASEO and NGA Webinar Series: Comprehensive Energy Planning 101 – Tips and Best Practices from the States

July 25, 2024, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar/Virtual Meeting

NASEO and National Governors Association (NGA) invite you and your colleagues to a virtual education series focused on best practices for comprehensive state energy planning. Comprehensive state energy plans guide public – and in some cases private – policy and investment decisions, which may take the form of Executive Orders, legislation, guidance and rulemakings, and investment incentives. Thoughtful comprehensive energy planning can ensure strategic investment in new infrastructure, and well-designed energy programs created to meet the plan’s goals can help deliver economic, environmental, and health benefits throughout a state. While the plans themselves are not intended to produce these benefits, comprehensive state energy plans provide structures that are accepted by a broad stakeholder community, offer quantifiable and achievable goals, assign responsibility to specific public and private entities, and link financing mechanisms to each goal to translate the plan into practical implementation.

The purpose of this webinar series is to inform State Energy Officials and Governors’ Advisors on various aspects of the comprehensive state energy planning process through peer-to-peer engagement with other State Energy Officials and Governors’ Advisors who have recently completed state energy planning processes. The format of these videos is designed to enable State Energy Directors and Governors’ Advisors to share best practices and their strategies for overcoming challenges during the comprehensive energy process, and to provide advice to Directors and Advisors who have yet to create or update their comprehensive energy plans. Each video will focus on a specific aspect of the comprehensive energy planning process and feature three State Energy Directors and Governors’ Advisors who will engage in a structured conversation around the specific topic for the video.

Webinar Dates and Topics Covered

April 23rd: Initiating Statewide Planning Processes

May 23rd: Energy Plan Governance and Oversight

June 21st: Data Collection and Modelling

July 25th: Stakeholder Engagement

August 22nd: Ensuring Equitable Outcomes

September 26th: Communicating and Implementing the Comprehensive Energy Plan

We hope you can join us for the series, and recordings will be made available to states. If you have questions, please reach out to Sam Cramer, NASEO Senior Program Director ( or Chris Fletcher, NGA Senior Policy Analyst (