Feb 17th W&J brings you Grid Academy, “The Economics of the Power Industry”

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Session III

Managing Uncertainty:  The Economics of the Power Industry 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Yost Auditorium, Burnett Center, Washington & Jefferson College

In Session III, our energy experts will examine the issues that must be resolved to arrive at a new business model for the generation and delivery of electricity. The ultimate question is who is going to pay for the modern grid that we need?  How do we set up the right incentives for those investments?  Do we need to create new regulatory frameworks?

Featured Panelists

Dianne Anderson
Former Executive Director , Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation, Case Western Reserve University

Maria Hanley
Energy Industry Analyst in the Office of Electric Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Gregory F. Reed, Ph.D.
Director of Center for Energy and of the Electric Power Initiative; Professor at Swanson School of Engineering, U. of Pittsburgh

The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.  Click Here to Register Today!

PA, WV, and OH CLE credit is available for attorneys; contact the Washington County Bar Association at wcba@washcobar.org or 724-225-6710 for CLE cost and information.  W&J will provide certificates of completion of Professional Development Hours for applicable registrants.

The prototype Grid Academy program was developed as a partnership between the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Science and Engineering Ambassadors Program of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. CEPM thanks both the Allegheny Conference and the Ambassadors Program for their generosity in allowing a modified version of the Grid Academy to be presented at W&J.

DoE Seeking Help in Identifying Challenges to Renewable Energy Deployment

New regulations on greenhouse gases, aging Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs), and falling renewable energy production prices are driving states to take a fresh look at renewable energy options. The Department of Energy is soliciting feedback from state-level entities, utilities, the solar and wind industry, energy companies, academia, research laboratories and other stakeholders on issues related to the development of new renewable energy targets and deployment strategies as the state level.

DoE specifically interested in information on the types of analysis, planning tools, processes, and other technical assistance that states and utilities need to plan for the expansion of renewable energy deployment.

For more information,

Responses to this RFI are due January 13.

More information can be found at the DoE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s website.