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2008-09 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 Adam Loucks  (aloucks@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
Thursday
6/18/09
EPP
Conference Room
Prof. Dr. Christoph Weber
Chair, Department of Energy
Professor, Institute for Energy Economics
University of Duisburg-Essen
"Stochastic Modeling for Wind Integration"
Wednesday
5/13/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Paul Denholm
Senior Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
"The Role of Energy Storage in the Present and Future Electric Grid"
Wednesday
4/29/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Rodney Andrews
Director
Center for Applied Energy Research
University of Kentucky
TBA
Wednesday
4/22/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Jon Peterson
Vice President, Marketing OSIsoft
"Leveraging Historical and Real-Time Data to Meet the Challenges of Wind Generation"
Wednesday
4/1/09
Noon
EPP
Conference
Room
Steve Puller
Associate Professor Department of Economics Texas A&M University
"Testing Theories of Scarcity Pricing and Price Dispersion in the Airline Industry"
Monday
3/23/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Hannah Chalmers
Energy Technology for Sustainable Development Group Mechanical Engineering Department
Imperial College London
"Operating Options for Power Plants with CO2 Capture"
Tuesday
3/17/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room David Rutledge
Tomiyasu Professor of Electrical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
"Assessing the Ultimate Production of Oil, Gas, and Coal, and the Implications for Fossil-fuel Alternatives and Climate Change"
Thursday
3/5/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Eric Epstein
Coordinator
EFMR Monitoring, Inc.
"Appetite for Consumption: The Rise and Fall of the Pennsylvania Ratepayer"
Wednesday
2/25/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Brandi Colander
Natural Resources Defense Council
"Decoupling"
Wednesday 2/17/09
12:30 PM
EPP Conference Room Christopher Weber, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
"Uncertainty and Variability in Accounting for Grid Electricity in Life Cycle Assessment"
Wednesday 2/4/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Willet Kempton
Center for Carbon-free Power Integration Director
University of Delaware
NEW TITLE
"Grid Integration of Large Fluctuating Power Generation with Plug-in Vehicles"
NEW DATE
Wednesday
1/28/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Howard Herzog
MIT
TBA
Wednesday
12/17/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Steve Day
Sr. Director of Marketing
Powercast Wireless Power
TBA
NEW DATE & TIME
Wednesday 12/10/08
2:00 - 3:00 PM
EPP Conference Room Arshad Mansoor
EPRI
"So We Think We Understand Energy Efficiency!"
Wednesday
11/19/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Robert Kaminski
Master of Science, Public Policy and Management
H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Carnegie Mellon University
"The Politics of Climate Change:
An inside Account from our Nation's Capital"
Friday
10/31/08
Noon
TBA Kim Chi Wan
Director of the Power Generation Division
Korea East-West Power Company
"Unique Operational Experiences of the Korea Electric Industry"
Wednesday
10/22/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Grant Bromhal
Research Group Leader of the Sequestration, Hydrocarbons, and Related Projects Group
NETLís Geosciences Division
"Risks and Associated Monitoring and Mitigation Strategies for Geologic Sequestration"
Wednesday 10/8/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Volker Harkopf
School of Architecture
Carnegie Mellon University
"What I learned about energy efficiency during my summer 'vacation: An informal report on travels in German, China and Japan"
Friday
10/3/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Susan Tomasky
President
AEP Transmission
"Transmission in AEP"
Friday
9/26/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Trevor Houser
Director, Energy & Climate Practice
The Rhodium Group
"Leveling the Carbon Playing Field: Addressing Climate Change in a Global Economy"
Wednesday
9/24/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Troy Hammond
Plextronics
TBA
Wednesday
9/17/08
Noon
EPP Conference Room Joe Belechak
Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels
"Fueling the Future of Nuclear Power"
CANCELLED
Wednesday
9/10/08
Noon
CANCELLED
EPP  Conference Room
CANCELLED
Grant Bromha
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the Department of Energy (DOE)
CANCELLED
TBA

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