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2004-05 Seminars

The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center sponsors a weekly seminar series on Thursdays at 12:00 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 Candace King (, 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
5/19/05 EPP Conference Room Joel Tarr
Carnegie Mellon University
"The Rise and Fall of the Manufactured Gas Industry in the United States"
5/12/05 EPP Conference Room Khoi Vu
Power Technology Department
ABB US Corporate Research Center
"Steps toward a wide-area protection system for Power Grids"
4/28/05 EPP Conference Room John Harper
Geologist Supervisor
Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey
"An Overview of Carbon Sequestration in Pennsylvania"
4/21/05 EPP Conference Room Sonny Popowsky
Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania
"Impacts of Global Warming on Consumers"
4/14/05 EPP Conference Room John S. Rohrbach
Lukens Energy Group
"Perspectives on ISO-New England's proposed Locational Installed Capacity Market"
4/7/05 EPP Conference Room David Hadley
Indiana Public Utility Commission
"IGCC and PUCs"
3/31/05 EPP Conference Room Michael Ashworth "Workforce Issues in the Electric Power Industry"
3/24/05 EPP Conference Room Geoffrey A. Landis
NASA Glenn Research Center
"Power technology research at NASA Glenn Research Center"
3/17/05 EPP Conference Room Melanie Kenderdine
"Considerations of LNG"
2/24/05 EPP Conference Room William Rosenberg
Harvard University
"3- Party Covenant for Financing IGCC"
2/10/05 EPP Conference Room Karl Pfirrmann
President PJM West
"PJM West and the Future"
2/3/05 EPP Conference Room Jason Black
"Demand Response as a Substitute for Electric Power System Infrastructure Investments"
1/27/05 No Seminar Scheduled!
1/20/05 EPP Conference Room Dalia Patino Echeverri
Carnegie Mellon University
"Electricity Financial Transmission Rights as Hedging Instruments"
12/9/04 EPP Conference Room Phillip G. Harris
President and CEO, The PJM Interconnect, Inc.
"Making a Fortune in the 21st Century"
12/2/04 EPP Conference Room Mark B. Lively Wide Open Load Following (WOLF): As Applied to Reactive Power
11/18/04 EPP Conference Room David Rode
Director, DAI Management Consultants
Aftershock: Deregulation and Stranded Cost Recovery
10/28/04 EPP Conference Room Prof. Ed Rubin
Comparative Assessments Of Fossil Fuel Power Plants With CO2 Capture And Storage
10/21/04 EPP Conference Room Karsten Neuhoff
Cambridge University
The impact of CO2 allocation on electricity prices
10/14/04 EPP Conference Room Serhiy Kotsan
West Virginia University Department of Economics
Mean-Variance Portfolio Analysis of the Locational Value of Generation Assets
9/30/04 EPP Conference Room Mike Adibi
IRD, Inc.
Power System Restoration after Failures
9/23/04 EPP Conference Room Bruce Edelston
Director, Policy and Planning, Southern Company
Alternative models for Deregulating the Electric Power Industry
9/16/04 EPP Conference
Fabien Roques
PhD Student, Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University
Investment Incentives in Electricity Markets
9/9/04 EPP Conference Room Granger Morgan and Lester Lave
EPP & Tepper School
The EPRI Summer Study: The Future of Electric Power
9/2/04 EPP Conference Room Katerina Dobesova
Visiting Fulbright Scholar in EPP from the University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Costs of the Texas renewables portfolio standard

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