27th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference - September 16-19, 2007
Program Registration Accommodations General Information Sponsors Students Special Events

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SUNDAY 9/16 & MONDAY 9/17 | TUESDAY 9/18 & WEDNESDAY 9/19

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

REGISTRATION

7:00 am – 5:30 pm • Registration Desk –
Westheimer

industry outlook breakfast

7:00 am – 8:30 am • Ballroom C

Sponsored by: BP International Ltd.

What do major oil companies see as key energy market trends in the medium to long term, and how are they planning for the future?   View Full Description

David H. Knapp (Presiding)

Senior Editor
Energy Intelligence Group

R. Dean Foreman

Senior Economist Corporate Planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Neelesh Nerurkar

Economist, BP
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istanbul planning meeting

7:30 am – 8:30 am • Boardroom

new orleans conference planning meeting

7:30 am – 8:30 am • Aesops Room

DUAL PLENARY SESSION: LNG

8:30 am – 10:00 am • Ballroom A

The LNG plenary session will center on the uncertainties and constraints that may be faced, as well as their likely impacts, as North America becomes increasingly connected to international natural gas markets. View Full Description

Mariano Gurfinkel (Presiding)
Associate Head, Center for Energy Economics

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Ken Medlock (Presiding)
Fellow in Energy Studies, Rice University

Hill Huntington
Executive Director, Energy Modeling Forum
Stanford University

"Findings of EMF Study 23: World Natural Gas Markets"
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Jacob Dweck
Attorney
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

"LNG Downstream Infrastructure Development: Regulatory and Environmental Issues"
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Kyle Sawyer
Consultant, Strategy
El Paso Pipeline

"The Effects of North American LNG Imports on Regional Market Balances and Issues Involving Pipeline Takeaway Capacity"
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DUAL PLENARY SESSION:

Electricity market design

8:30 am – 10:00 am • Ballroom B

The panel will address the development of electricity supply infrastructure such as generation, transmission lines, and intelligent grid systems with a focus on the perspectives of potential investors. View Full Description

William F. Hederman (Presiding)

Executive Director, Morgan Lewis Resources Group

William Hogan

Professor, Kennedy School of Government

Harvard University

"Electricity Hybrids: Mixed Market Designs and Infrastructure Investments"

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Frank A. Wolak

Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow

Stanford University

"Demand Response Infrastructure for Electricity Markets"
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Dean Wilde II

CEO, DC Energy

"Electricity Infrastructure and Financial Considerations"
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COFFEE BREAK

10:00 am – 10:30 am • Foyer 2

Sponsored by:  Black & Veatch

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:  15 to 20

10:30 am – 12:00 noon

luncheon

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm • Ballroom C

Troy Thompson (Presiding)
Market Intelligence Manager

Chevron Corporation

Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award presented to David Williams Sr. and David Williams Jr.

Branko Terzic (Keynote Speaker)
Global Regulatory Policy Leader, Deloitte Services LP

"Energy & Consumers:  Lessons for the 21st Century "
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DUAL PLENARY SESSION:

Legal and regulatory

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm • Ballroom A

This session will examine the ways in which energy policy changes of recent years in the U.S. (Energy Policy Act 2005), Mexico and Canada, are changing the regulatory landscape of the power sector and of associated fuels and technologies.  View Full Description

Vito Stagliano (Presiding)
Research Director, National Commission Energy Policy

Hon. Brendan Bell

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment
Government of the Northwest Territories
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Javier H. Estrada

President, Analitica Energetica S.C.

"Mexican Perspectives on Legal/Regulatory Frameworks and Issues for Energy Development"
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Hans R. Konow

President and CEO

Canadian Electricity Association

"Electricity Policy and Regulatory Trends in Canada:  Markets, Mandates and Mandarins"
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William S. Scherman

Partner

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

DUAL PLENARY SESSION:

energy trading

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm • Ballroom B

The session will examine the state of energy trading in the US, including the role of commercial and investment banks, hedge funds and integrated oil companies in assisting recovery from the collapse induced by the financial difficulties of Enron and merchant energy companies.  View Full Description

Vincent Kaminski (Presiding)

Professor of Management

Rice University, The Jones School

Steven Puller

Assistant Professor, Texas A & M University

"Strategic Bidding in Electricity Auctions"
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Pv Krishna Rao

Managing Director and Head of Fundamental and Quantitative Research, Citigroup
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Lee-Ken Choo

Senior Advisor

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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COFFEE BREAK

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm • Foyer 2

Sponsored by:  Exelon

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:  21 to 25

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

special bp trading simulation at rice university

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm • Attendance reserved for Houston Metropolitan Area Educators

Sponsored by:  BP Energy Company

Usaee general membership meeting

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm • Richmond Room

special energy 101 training session at wiess energy hall, houston museum of science

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm • Attendance reserved for Houston Metropolitan Area Educators

wiess energy hall reception

6:45 pm – 8:45 pm • Houston Museum of Natural Science

Bus transportation leaves the Post Oak Hilton hotel main entrance for the reception at 6:15 pm sharp.  View Full Description

Sponsored by:  Canadian Consulate General, Dallas and Canadian Consulate, Houston

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

REGISTRATION

7:00 am – 12:00 noon • Registration Desk –
Westheimer

San francisco conference planning meeting

7:30 am – 8:30 am • Aesops Room

canadian association for energy economics meeting (by invitation)

7:30 am – 8:30 am • Boardroom

dual plenary session :  human capital

8:30 am – 10:00 am • Ballroom A

Global energy markets are in transition: new resources will be brought to market, new competitors are emerging and new business models will be developed. View Full Description

Skip York (Presiding)

Principal, CRA International Inc

Chris Ross

Vice President, CRA International Inc

"Impact of Changes in the Global Energy Complex on Human Capital Needs"
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Monte C. King

Manager Workforce Development

Shell Oil Company

"Industry Response:  Collaborative Solutions to Workforce Challenges"
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James Hertlein

Managing Director, Boyden

"Financial Implications of the Shortage of Talent"
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Al Escher

Director, Business Consulting

Schlumberger

"The Market for Petro-Technical Talent: Challenges Ahead and Approaches for Resolution"
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DUAL PLENARY SESSION: energy reporting and education

8:30 am – 10:00 am • Ballroom B

This session will address how best to communicate complex technical information on energy issues... View Full Description

Mary Barcella (Presiding)
Director of Global Gas

Cambridge Energy Research Associates

David Knapp

Managing Director-Global Energy Markets, Energy Intelligence Group
"The Challenge of Splitting the Difference Between Technical and Non-Technical Audiences"
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Shirley Neff

President & CEO, Association of Oil Pipelines

"Context, Connections and Relevance."
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Bob Tippee

Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Journal
"Communicating Energy: It Takes An Audience"
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COFFEE BREAK

10:00 am – 10:30 am • Foyer 2

Sponsored by:  American Petroleum Institute

training session:  making good presentations

10:30 am – 12:00 noon • Forum

Great ideas do not sell themselves. They have to be communicated to colleagues and clients in a compelling way.  View Full Description

Adam Sieminski (Presenting)

Chief Energy Economist, Deutsche Bank AG

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training session:  GCPA Discussion on ERCOT

10:30 am – 12:00 noon • Concorde Room

Wholesale competition in the Texas electricity market started in 1995 with retail choice following in 2002.  View Full Description

John Stauffacher (Presiding)

Executive Director, Gulf Coast Power Association

Gurcan Gulen

Senior Energy Econimist

Center for Energy Economics, University of Texas at Austin

Darrell Hayslip

Airtricity and

President of the Board, GCPA

John Stauffacher

Executive Director, Gulf Coast Power Association

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:  26 to 28

10:30 am – 12:00 noon

 

 
 

 

  SUPPORTED BY:
USAEE
IAEE
 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION :

Conference Secretariat
USAEE/IAEE Headquarters
28790 Chagrin Blvd.,
Suite 350
Cleveland, OH 44122 USA
Tel: 216-464-2785
Fax: 216-464-2768