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2003-04 Seminars

The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center sponsors a weekly seminar series on Thursdays at 12:15 PM in the EPP conference room (Baker Hall 109). 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 below. When possible the slides for the talk are also available.

If you plan on attending a seminar, please contact Marilyn Walgora (, so we can order sufficient food for lunch.

If you would like to give a seminar, or have a good idea for a seminar topic, please contact Jay Apt ( or 412-268-3003).

Date/Day Location Speaker Title
6/10/04 EPP Conference Room Chris Lindell
Alliant Energy
Retail Choice in New Zealand
6/3/04 EPP Conference Room Clyde Chiltister/Software Engineering Institute and Yacov Haimes/University of Virginia Do We Understand the Risks in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems?
5/13/04 EPP Conference
Anthony M. DiGioia, Jr.
GAI Consultants, Inc.
Structural Reliability of Electric Transmission Lines - Is it a Problem?
*Wednesday 12PM
EPP Conference Room Maria Joćo Rodrigues
Visiting Scholar in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and Researcher at the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+ at IST, Technical University of Lisbon
Is it all about economic profitability? Insights on the diffusion of building-integrated photovoltaic technologies into urban areas following an innovation-diffusion theory approach.
4/29/04 EPP Conference Room Huaiwei Liao
Statistical Characteristics of Cascading Failures in Power Networks
*Monday 4PM
EPP Conference Room Steven Lindenberg 
Executive Director of Research and Technical Services National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Electric Cooperatives: An International Success Story
4/22/04 EPP Conference Room Joe Marriott
Creation of US Industry Sector Consumption Mixes: Disagregating Electricity Generation and Estimating Interstate Electricity Transfers
4/15/04 EPP Conference Room Alison Silverstein
Blackouts and Electric Reliability - What Should We Learn?
4/8/04 EPP Conference Room Judith Cardell
Smith College
The Operation of Distributed Generation in the Restructured Power Industry
4/1/04 EPP Conference Room Alex Farrell
UC Berkeley
Energy Infrastructure and Security

**Friday 1:30 PM

EPP Conference Room Peter Reinelt/ Fredonia College and David Keith/CMU EPP Investment in U.S. Electric Utilities under Regulation and Natural Gas Price Uncertainty: Timing of Plant Retirement and New Technology Choice
3/18/04 EPP Conference Room Seth Blumsack
Market Power and Mitigation in Deregulated Electricity Markets
3/4/04 EPP Conference Room Marija Ilic
CEIC, Engineering and Public Policy and Electrical and Computer Engineering
A Multi-Layered Approach to Transmission Provision and Pricing in the Electric Power Networks
2/26/04 EPP Conference Room Dmitri Perekhodstev
"Re-Regulation in California"
2/19/04 EPP Conference Room Serhiy Kotsan
West Virginia University Department of Economics
Efficient pricing of a bundled product of both real and reactive power
2/12/04 EPP Conference Room Cindy Skrzycki
The Washington Post
The Regulators
2/5/04 EPP Conference Room Tom Longstaff
Software Engineering Institute
Cyberspace Influence on the Aug 14 blackout
12/18/03 EPP Conference Room Ernest Moniz
Professor of Physics and Director of Energy Studies, MIT
The Future of Nuclear Power
12/11/03 EPP Conference Room Joe Belechak
Senior VP and Chief Operations Officer of Duquesne Light
Duquesne Light Operations and Business Model
12/4/03 EPP Confernce Room Cliff Davidson
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at CMU
The Pittsburgh Supersite Program: Characterization of Aerosols
11/20/03 EPP Coference Room Lester Lave
CMU Tepper
How to Write an Op-Ed Piece
11/13/03 EPP Conference Room Sarosh Talukdar and Paul Hines
Autonomous Agents in Electricity
11/6/03 EPP Conference Room Peter Skantze
Caminus/SunGard Energy
10/30/03 EPP Conference Room Cindy Skrzycki
The Washington Post
10/9/03 EPP Conference Room Alex Galatic and Frank Lacey
Strategic Energy
An examination of capacity markets in Electricity
10/2/03 EPP Conference Room Tim Merrill
Energy Center Pittsburgh
A Comparison of the Ongoing Restructuring of the Domestic Natural Gas and Electricity Industries
EPP Conference Room Rahul Tongia Information Technology and Power Distribution/Consumption

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