Powering the Future: Key Issues for the Next Administration

8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address: Challenges for a Comprehensive National Electricity Policy
Paul Joskow, President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

9:45 a.m.
Panel: Electricity Restructuring: Success or Failure?
Thomas Lenard (moderator), President, Technology Policy Institute
Jay Apt, Executive Director, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center, Distinguished Service Professor, Engineering and Public Policy
Tim Brennan, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

Referenced Paper
Tim Mount, Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
Nancy Rose, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:00 a.m.
Panel: The Supply Challenge: How Can We Meet It?
Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research, Technology Policy Institute
Tom Fanning, Chief Operating Officer, Southern Company
Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator, Energy Information Administration

William Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

David Owens, Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute

12:30 p.m.
Lunch: Energy Policy: The View from the Presidential Campaign
Kenneth Berlin, Senior Campaign Advisor for Energy and Environmental Policy, Obama campaign
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Chief Domestic Policy Advisor, McCain campaign
2:00 p.m.
Panel: The Intersection of Telecommunications and Electricity Markets – New Technologies for Meeting Energy Needs
Ray Gifford (moderator), Chairman, Technology Policy Institute, Partner, Kamlet Shepherd, former Chairman, Colorado PUC
Walter Curt, Owner, Power Monitors Inc.
Kathryn C. Brown, Senior Vice President for Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon

Jim Ferland, Senior Vice President, PNM Resources

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