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2006-07 Seminars


The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center sponsors a weekly seminar series in the EPP conference room (Baker Hall 129). 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 (cvking@andrew.cmu.edu), 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 (apt@cmu.edu or 412-268-3003).

Date/Day/Time Location Speaker Title
Wednesday
7/18/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Ravi Jethra
Industry Manager - Power
Endress+Hauser
"Process Measurements in powerplants"
Wednesday
5/16/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Michael A. Sandell
Vice-President, Technology
Wheelabrator Air Pollution Control Inc
"Air Pollution Control in the U.S.Today"
Wednesday
5/9/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Dr. Elizabeth Wilson
Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and Law
The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota
"Motivating Municipal and Co-operative Utilities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Case of Energy Efficiency and Conservation."
Wednesday 5/2/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room John Kitchin
Assistant Professor
CMU Department of Chemical Engineering
"Electrochemical approaches to CO2 capture"
Thursday
4/26/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Carl R. Bozzuto
Alstom Power
"Power Plant Economics"
Wednesday 4/18/07
11:30 AM
EPP Conference Room William Rosenberg
President, E3 Gasification LLC
Professor of Practice, EPP, Carnegie Mellon
Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
"Challenges in Developing Coal to SNG Gasification Projects"
CANCELLED
Wednesday 4/11/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room CANCELLED (moved to 5/2)
John Kitchin
Assistant Professor
CMU Department of Chemical Engineering
CANCELLED (moved to 5/2)
"Electrochemical approaches to CO2 capture"
Wednesday 2/28/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Rich Benjamin
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
“Principles of Inter-regional Transmission Expansion”
Wednesday 2/21/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Dr. Robert Schainker
Strategic Planning
EPRI Office of Innovation
 
"Exciting R&D Activities at the Electric Power Research Institute"
CANCELLED
Wednesday 1/31/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room CANCELLED (moved to 2/28)
Rich Benjamin
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
CANCELLED (moved to 2/28)
“Principles of Inter-regional Transmission Expansion”
Thursday 1/25/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Alexander E. Farrell
Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
"Effects of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles in California Energy Markets"
Wednesday
12/13/06
Noon
EPP Conference Room

David Rode

CMU and DAI Management Consulting

"The Value of Using Coal Gasification as a Long-Term Natural Gas Hedge"
Wednesday
11/29/06
Noon
EPP Conference Room Pramod Kulkarni
California Energy Commission
“A Practitioner's Perspective: Policy Driven Technology Development for Energy Resources"
Friday 11/10/06 Noon EPP Conference Room Shalini Vajjhala, PhD
Fellow
Resources for the Future
"Siting Difficulty and Renewable Energy Development"
Wednesday
11/8/06
Noon
EPP Conference Room Ben Louw

 

“Life in the (Electrical) Trenches”
Wednesday
11/1/06
4:00 PM
EPP Conference Room Michael Dworkin
Vermont Law School
"Energy Efficiency In A Needy State: How Efficiency Programs Helped the Vermont PSB Reduce the Burden of Electric Costs Even As Market Prices Rose"  
Wednesday
10/25/06
Noon
EPP Conference Room Howard Bruschi
Westinghouse Nuclear
“Why is nuclear energy making a comeback in the U.S.? (And what is so special about Westinghouse's AP1000?)”
Wednesday
10/11/06
Noon
EPP Conference Room Andy Ott,
Vice President, Markets
PJM Interconnection Inc.
"PJM’s Pricing Allocation Model"
Thursday
9/28/06
10:30 AM
EPP Conference Room Professor Olav Bolland
NTNU
"Oxyfuel CO2 Capture"
Tuesday
9/26/06
Noon
EPP Conference Room Dr. R.W. Künneke
TU Delft
 
"The regulation of critical technical functions in infrastructures"

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