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2009-10 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
CANCELLED!
Wednesday
5/26/10
Noon
EPP Conference Room CANCELLED!
Frederick Weston
Director and Principle
Regulatory Assistance Project
CANCELLED!
"The Chinese Electric Sector"
Wednesday 4/28/10
Noom
EPP Conference Room Prof. Gabriela Hug
ECE
CMU
"Control of Power Flow Control Devices in the Electric Power System"
NEW DATE!
Wednesday
4/21/10
Noon
EPP Conference Room Ingmar Sterzing
Director, Risk Management
Nuclear Power Plants
Westinghouse Electric Company
"A Technical Overview of the Texas Power Market"
Wednesday
4/14/10
Noon
EPP Conference Room Delavane Diaz
Project Manager
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
"Implications of GHG Offset Policy on Corporate Strategy"
Wednesday
3/3/10
Noon
EPP Conference Room Bill Brant
Former Regional Director of M&A
BP
"Negotiating in China - An Oil Persons Experience"
Wednesday
12/16/09
Noon
NEW LOCATION
ECE Conference room: Hamerschlag Hall 1112
Charles E. Zebula
Senior Vice President and Treasurer
American Electric Power
"Perspectives of a Treasurer at a Major Utility"
Monday 12/14/09
Noon
NEW LOCATION
Tepper
Room 343
Hunt Allcott
Columbia University
"The Smart Grid, Entry, and Imperfect Competition in Electricity Markets"
Wednesday 12/2/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room William G. Rosenberg
President
E3 Gasification
Senior Fellow
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Don Maley
Vice President
Leucadia International  Corporation

"Real World Challenges of Developing Major Coal and Petcoke to SNG gasification plants that Capture CO2 Emissions”
NEW DATE
Tuesday 11/10/09
Noon
NEW LOCATION
ECE Conference room: Hamerschlag Hall 1112
Patrick Brant
Global R&D
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
"Polymer Separator Film for Lithium Ion Batteries: Past, Present, and Future"
Wednesday 11/4/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Dr. Frederick H. Morse
Senior Advisor
Abengoa Solar
Chairman, USP Division
Solar Energy Industries Association
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)
Wednesday 10/14/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Stephane Kirkland
Direct Energy
"The New Energy Market: How Innovation Drives Customer Behavior"
Wednesday 9/30/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Adam Diamant
Senior Project Manager
EPRI Global Climate Change Program
"Carbon Offsets in HR 2454"
Wednesday 9/23/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Cara Libby
Project Manager
EPRI
"Solar Thermal Demonstration Program"
Wednesday 9/9/09
Noon
EPP Conference Room Lester Lave
CMU
"Energy policy behind the metal detectors"

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