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2007-08 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
6/11/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room L. Doug Carter
Senior Energy Advisor
VanNessFeldman

Ben Yamagata
Member
VanNessFeldman

"Law Firms and Congressional Action on Climate Change"
Wednesday 5/14/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Lauren Fleishman
PhD student
EPP , Carnegie Mellon University
"Public Perceptions of Carbon Capture and Sequestration and Other Low-Carbon Electricity Technologies"
Thursday
5/8/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Dr. Ananth Chikkatur
Energy Technology Innovation Policy Project
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
"Towards Sustainable Coal Power in India"
Wednesday
4/30/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Ralph D. Masiello
Sr. Vice President
Energy Systems Consulting
KEMA, Inc.
"The CO2 and NOX Impacts on Plants as a Result of Regulation Cycling"
Wednesday
4/23/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Kenneth Kern
Director of the Office of Systems, Analysis and Planning
National Energy Technology Laboratory
"Coping with Competing Energy Strategy Directions"

 
Wednesday
4/2/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Tom Holsen
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Clarkson University
"Mercury Contamination in the Northeastern US: The Importance of Regional versus Global Sources"
Wednesday
3/26/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room John Bistline
Carnegie Mellon University
"Impacts of Electricity Generation on Water Resources"
Wednesday 3/19/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Dr. Elmar Kriegler
Visiting Researcher
EPP and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
"The Role of Carbon Dioxide Capture from Ambient Air for Achieving Ambitious Climate Protection Targets."
CANCELLED
Thursday
3/6/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room CANCELLED
Ralph D. Masiello
Sr. Vice President
Energy Systems Consulting
KEMA, Inc.
CANCELLED
NEW DATE
Wednesday
3/5/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Fan Zhang
Assistant Professor in Energy Policy and Economics
Pennsylvania State University
"Does Electricity Restructuring Benefit the Environment? Theory and Evidence from Intertemporal Emission Trading in the U.S. SO2 Allowance Market"
Wednesday
2/27/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Ken Huber
PJM Interconnection
"New Technology at PJM"
Wednesday
2/20/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Prof. John Scofield,
Oberlin College
 
"Lowering Green House Gas Emission through Better Buildings -- What is Possible?"
Wednesday
2/13/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Michiel Houwing
visiting PhD student
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
"Intelligent Control of Distributed Energy Resources; the Case of Micro Combined Heat and Power Systems"
NEW DATE
Tuesday
2/5/08
Noon
EPP Conference
Room
InÍs Lima Azevedo
Carnegie Mellon University

"Realistic Regional Energy Efficiency and Conservation Supply Curves for the Residential Sector: First Steps."
Wednesday
1/30/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Daniel Cohan
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
"Electric power generation and air quality"
Thursday
1/24/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Dr. Richard Benjamin
FERC

 

"Generation, Transmission, and the Load Pocket Problem"
Wednesday
1/16/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Klaus Lackner
Professor
Columbia University
"Managing Emissions from Fossil Energy Resources"
Monday
12/10/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room John A. "Skip" Laitner
Senior Economist for Technology Policy
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
"Energy Efficiency models and results"
NEW DATE
Friday 11/30/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room David Victor
Director
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development
Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Professor of Law
Stanford University
"Protecting the Planet: New Strategies for Cooling the Climate and Solving other Global Problems"
Wednesday 11/28/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Revis James
EPRI
"The Power to Reduce CO2 Emissions: The Full Portfolio"
Wednesday
11/14/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Gong Zhang, Ph.D.
Senior Engineer
Stationary Fuel Cells
Siemens Power Generation
"Fuel Cell Technology and Public Policy"
Wednesday 11/7/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Conrad Anderson
Madison Power
"Developing Gasification Projects in a Difficult Environment"
Friday
11/2/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Yuji Yamada
Graduate School of Business Sciences
University of Tsukuba
"Weather derivatives on prediction errors for wind power energy trading"
Wednesday 10/31/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Jim Rawson
GE Global Research
"Geological Storage of CO2 from Coal-Fired Plants"
NEW DATE
Friday 10/26/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Mark Kapner
Senior Strategy Engineer
Austin Energy
"Renewable Energy and the Electric Future of Texas"
Wednesday 10/10/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room John Tombari
Vice President North & South America
Schlumberger Carbon Services
"The Life of a Geologic CO2 Storage Site"
Wednesday 10/3/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Eduardo Camponagara
Professor, Department of Automation and Systems Engineering
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
"Model Predictive Control for Traffic Networks"
Tuesday 10/2/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Norm Shilling
Carbon Leader for GE Gasification
GE Power Systems
 
Accelerating IGCC with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Wednesday
9/26/07
Noon
EPP Conference Room Julianne Klara
Senior Analyst
Office of Systems, Analysis and Planning at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the Department of Energy (DOE)
"Cost and Performance of Fossil Energy Power Plants:
Current-Day Designs"
Wednesday
9/12/07
Noon
EPP  Conference Room Dr. Aimee Curtright
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Climate Decision Making Center
"Photovoltaic Technology Options for Addressing Climate Change: An Expert Elicitation"

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