James Allen Center, Northwestern University

2169 Campus Dr

United States

KEMI Public Summit: “Wholesale Electricity Markets – Hurdles to Overcome”

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1:00 PM – 6:30 PM

James L Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

– Faculty/Staff – Student – Public

– Day 1 Summit – Open to the Public: Free

Luciano DeCastro, Asst Prof. of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg


 *Day 1 Summit (1/29) is free and open to the public.  Day 2 (1/30) Workshop is by invitation only.*

This workshop aims to gather representatives of US state regulators (public commissioners), federal regulators (FERC, NERC, etc), Independent System Operators (ISOs), electricity companies (generation and transmission firms, market monitors, DisCos, ESCos, etc) and respective assocations, regulators and companies from Europe, Latin America and international researchers to discuss problems that affect and will affect wholesale electricity markets.

Day 1 Summit agenda:

* Keynote: John Wellinghoff, FERC Chairman

* Panel: Higher penetration of renewables – what to expect and how to deal with it

* Panel: Perspectives on climate change reduction and its impacts on electricity markets

* Closing Keynote: John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus, Exelon


A second workshop to discuss retail electricity markets (demand response, smart grid, distributed generation and energy efficiency) is scheduled tentatively for June 2013.

See archival material of past Electricity Markets workshops here

Who is KEMI?  The Kellogg Electricity Markets Initiative (KEMI) will promote practical research related to the design of electricity markets, with particular attention to the need for reorganizing these markets to face critical challenges.  It will also include the translation of this research into actionalbe steps and the exchange of different view about the issues through a network of collaborators.

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