Thursday 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Regulation, Integration and Decentralization

The evolving utility business model

7:30 – 9:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45

Debbie Kimberly, Vice President, Customer Energy Solutions, Austin Energy
“New Programs, Enhanced Approaches to Meeting Customer Energy Needs at Austin Energy”
Click here to view a PDF of Debbie Kimberly’s presentation slides.

9:45 – 11:00

Climate Change: Environmental and Economic Conflicts LEC*
Moderator: Dan Lashof, Chief Operating Officer, NextGen Climate America PDF presentation
Featured panelists:
Bill Barnes, Director, Regulatory Affairs, NRG Energy
PDF presentation
Colin Meehan, Director of Regulatory and Public Affairs, First Solar PDF presentation
Steve Hagle, Deputy Director of the Office of Air, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

11:00 – 11:15


11:15 – 12:30

The Impact of Water Resources on Energy Technology*LEC
Moderator: Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune
Featured panelists:
Charles Porter, Assistant Professor, St Edward’s University
Patrick Cox, District Director and President, Pedernales Electric Coop
James Murphy, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
John Williams, Energy and water writer and author

12:30 – 2:15

Lunch – Keynote
Calvin Crowder, Executive Director, American Electric Power; President, Electric Transmission Texas LLC
Click here to view a PDF of Calvin Crowder’s presentation slides.

2:15 – 3:30

Assessment of the Full Cost of Electricity
Moderator: James Dyer, The Fondren Foundation Centennial Chair in Business, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
David Spence, Professor, McCombs School of Business, School of Law, and Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin
Click here to view a PDF of the Full Cost of Electricity presentation

3:30 – 3:45


3:45 – 5:00

The Future of Electricity Generation & Utilities
Moderator: Ross Baldick, Professor and Leland Barclay Fellow in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
PDF presentation
Featured panelists:
Bram Reinders, Director, Alliance Management, Alliander NV
PDF presentation
Roger Duncan, former General Manager, Austin Energy
Cris Eugster, Group Executive Vice President, Chief Generation and Strategy Officer, CPS Energy
Ken Donohoo, Director, System Planning, Oncor
PDF presentation
Related Energy Week Events
All day continuing Legal Education Seminar:
Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law
Click here to view the TJOGEL Symposium program (PDF).
Benjamin Sovacool will speak on Energy and Climate Goals in Nordic Countries and Implications for the U.S. at the UT Energy Symposium, held in the Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302, from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Click here to view a video of Benjamin Sovacool’s presentation
LEC*This panel is hosted by the Longhorn Energy Club.