The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center sponsors a weekly seminar series
at noon on Thursdays in GSIA 388. These seminars provide an informal means of
presenting research, listening to outside speakers, and learning about the
electricity industry. Upcoming and past seminar speakers and topics are listed
Thursday, May 11
Karl Pfirrmann, Vice President, System Planning & Operations, Allegheny
PJM West - Expanding the Mid-Atlantic Energy Market.
Thursday, March 28
Sarosh Talukdar, Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) and some grand
Wednesday, March 20
Markus Bayegan, Chief Technology Officer, ABB.
ABB's vision of the future of the electricity industry
Thursday, March 7
Mike Berkenpas (Department of Engineering and Public Policy)
The Next Hurdle - Mercury Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants
Thursday, February 28
David Rode (Dept. of Social and Decision Sciences and DAI Management
Paul Fischbeck (Dept. of Social and Decision Sciences and Department of
Engineering and Public Policy)
Evaluating the Financial Performance of Power Generation Assets (2): Cash Flow
Risk Analysis and Portfolio Optimization
Thursday, February 21
Michael Berkenpass, EPP
The next hurdle: mercury controls
Mike will discuss recent research on these issues, focusing on the next big
hurdle for coal-fired power plants - controlling mercury emissions. He will
discuss the data analysis and modeling that has been conducted at CMU over the
last several years and its role in underpinning the major studies that are
being relied by Congress as they consider this problem.
Linda Stuntz Former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy
Presented in conjunction with EPP's "How Washington Works" seminar, Ms.
Stuntz will discuss current policy issues in electricity and other areas.
Joseph DeCarolis and David Keith, EPP
Paul Fischbeck and David Rode
Evaluating the Financial Performance of Power Generation Assets: Applications of
Neural Networks, Autonomous Agents, and Variance Reduction Methods
Ed Rubin, EPP
How Environmental Regulations Will Shape The Future Of The U.S. Utility Industry.
Alex Farrell, EPP
Electricity industry security and survivability
Chengshan Wang, ECE
Urban power distribution planning
Seth Blumsack, Tepper
Commoditization in North American Power Markets
Neil Strachan, EPP
Distributed Generation: Business and policy implications