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28th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference - December 3-5, 2008
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7:00am - 6:30pm • Outside Bickler Room

2013 Anchorage NA Conference Planning Meeting

7:30am - 8:30am • Capitol Ballroom F-G

Continental Breakfast

7:30am - 8:30am • Capitol Ballroom Foyer

Presider's Huddle

8:10am - 8:25am • Capitol Ballroom E

Concurrent Sessions 19 - 27

8:30am - 10:00am

Coffee Break

10:00am - 10:30am • Capitol Ballroom Foyer

Dual Plenary Session: Implications of North American Natural Gas Development

10:30am - 12:00n • Capitol Ballroom A-C

This session will focus on the broad set of implications of rapidly expanding production of natural gas in North America. This continent's turn from anticipated LNG importer to likely large-scale exporter has already begun to change the world gas scene, with domestic and global economic and policy consequences. Starting from an integrated economic perspective, the panel will review ways that ramped up gas competition will influence energy, economic and trade throughout European, Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Asia Pacific gas markets.

Benjamin Schlesinger (Presiding)
President, Benjamin Schlesinger & Assoc LLC

Robert D. Stibolt
Managing Director, Galway Group LP
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Ariel Cohen
Senior Research Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Policy, Davis Institute for International Studies
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Hi-chun Park
Professor, Inha University
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Dual Plenary Session: The Future of Electric Markets: New Directions in Sustainable Energy Development

10:30am - 12:00n • Capitol Ballroom D

Markets can be the most efficient and effective way to accomplish a broad range of society's goals. Perhaps the most important challenge society will ever face is whether markets can effectively deliver sustainable energy development. To address this broad question, one must have experience, vision, and a willingness to innovate and learn. The panelists all meet these requirements and will share their ideas and wisdom on electric markets and products development.

Karl R. Rabago (Presiding)
President, Rabago Energy LLC

Cris Eugster
Executive VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, CPS Energy

Brewster McCracken
Executive Director, Pecan Street Inc.

Roger Duncan
General Manager (Retired), Austin Energy

Richard Morgan
Green Building Manager, Austin Energy

Rebecca A. Klein
Principal, Klein Energy LLC

H.B. "Trip" Doggett
President & Chief Executive Officer, ERCOT

Awards Luncheon

12:00n - 1:45pm • Capitol Ballroom E-H
Sponsored By: IHS CERA

USAEE Adelman Frankel Award presented to Robert Pindyck

USAEE Senior Fellow Awards presented to Richard Gordon, Benjamin Schlesinger and Chi-Keung Woo

Concurrent Sessions 28 - 36

1:45pm - 3:30pm

Coffee Break

3:30pm - 4:00pm • Capitol Ballroom Foyer

Dual Plenary Session: North American Oil & Gas Infrastructure

4:00pm - 5:30pm • Capitol Ballroom A-C

This session will focus primarily on the opportunities and challenges associated with moving crude, NGLs and natural gas from the major producing regions, specifically the shale plays, to the Gulf Coast and other major demand centers as well as storing them.

Ariana McKnire (Presiding)
Natural Gas & NGL Advisor, Enbridge

Michael M. McCall
President & CEO, Ranger Midstream
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Perry Schuldhaus
VP Regional Pipeline Development, Enbridge
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David Darcey
VP CSD Strategy & Development, Williams
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Dual Plenary Session: Unleashing the Potential of the Smart Grid: Energy Efficiency and Consumer Choice

4:00pm - 5:30pm • Capitol Ballroom D

Consumers are demanding a greater variety of choices to control their bills and get access to bill payment options. Smart grid investments open opportunities for competition on the customers' premises. Advanced meters enable sophisticated pricing, prepaid energy (with daily usage texts), and advanced analytics. Choice will result in a better matching of individual preferences with resource supply. However, managing individual choice is a challenge for utilities. Three EE experts discuss approaches that have been successful.

Nat Treadway (Presiding)
Managing Partner, DEFG
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John W. Jimison
Managing Director, Energy Future Coalition
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Fereidoon "Perry" Sioshansi
President, Menlo Energy Economics
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Scott Hinson
Leader, Pecan Street Home Research Lab, Pecan Street Inc.
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USAEE General Membership Meeting

5:30pm - 6:00pm • Capitol View Terrace South

Networking Reception

6:00pm - 7:00pm • Creekside I & II Room

Movie - SWITCH

7:00pm - 9:00pm • Capitol Ballroom D

What is the future of energy? Join Dr. Scott Tinker on a spectacular global journey to discover a balanced path to our energy future. SWITCH is the first truly balanced energy film, embraced and supported by people all along the energy spectrum - fossil and renewable, academic and environmental.

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and Monday's Program



7:00am - 1:00pm • Outside Bickler Room

Breakfast With EIA Administrator

7:30am - 8:30am • Capitol Ballroom E
Sponsored By: BP p.l.c.

Michael E. Canes (Presiding)
Distinguished Fellow, Logistics Management Institute

Adam E. Sieminski (Keynote Speaker)
Administrator, Energy Information Administration
"Sustainability of U.S. Energy Production: Outlook and Implications"
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Prague Planning Meeting

7:30am - 8:30am • Capitol Ballroom F-G

Presider's Huddle

8:10am - 8:25am • Capitol Ballroom H

Concurrent Sessions 37 - 45

8:30am - 10:00am

Coffee Break

10:00am - 10:30am • Capitol Ballroom Foyer

Closing Plenary Session: Where Do We Go From Here? 2013 and Beyond

10:30am - 12:00n • Capitol Ballroom D

Given the competing forces of demand, supply, and constraints, what does the future hold for global energy security? The Panelists will incorporate the content of the USAEE/IAEE North American Conference sessions into their perspectives for the coming years and beyond. As a group, they represent a diverse combination of corporate management, academic research, and environmental experience. They will focus on the intersection of available resources, population growth, economic development, and environmental conditions for future global energy sustainability.

Raymond L. Orbach (Presiding)
Director, Energy Institute, University of Texas at Austin

James D. Marston
VP of Energy Program, Director of Texas Regional Office, Environmental Defense Fund

Douglas J. Suttles
Former COO, BP

Scott Tinker
Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
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Workshop: Unconventional Gas and Oil

12:15pm - 4:30pm • Creekside I & II Room
Sponsored By: American Petroleum Institute

The goal of the workshop is to inform engineers and energy economists, policy makers, legal practitioners, regulators and energy market analysts of some of the technical issues surrounding the development of unconventional oil and gas resources.

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Scott Tinker (Presiding)
Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

Eric Potter
Associate Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
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Tad Patzek
Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
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Robert Kleinberg
Unconventional Resources, Schlumberger-Doll Research
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Kenneth B. Medlock III
Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute, Rice University
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Svetlana Ikonnikova
Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
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Gurcan Gulen
Senior Energy Economist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
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Surya Rajan
Director, IHS CERA

Tour Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Control Room

12:45pm - 4:00pm • Registered Delegates Only

The facility is about 35 miles from the hotel. A boxed lunch will be served on the bus. After going through security, we will visit the Control Room. The tour is approximately a one and a half hour presentation with a question and answer session. We will return to the Sheraton Hotel between 4-5pm.

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