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Student Presentations of Policy Research Project on Mexico - U.S. Electricity Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities

Event Details

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

SRH 3.122, LBJ School of Public Affairs
2315 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78712

Students from Dr. Alejandro Ibarra-Yunez's Policy Research Project: Challenges and Opportunities for International Electricity Integration: Policy and Private Investment Between Border Mexico and the USA will present their research findings, relevant to academics, policy makers and industry partcipants alike.

The wide mix of market structures for the electricity industry makes research of these various systems critical from both an economic and political perspective. Dr. Ibarra's Policy Research Prioject has analyzed the linkages and connections between Mexico and the United States with a focus on the border region market. Stakeholders of the project were Gupo Xignux and SEISA in Mexico and principle clients in Texas were ERCOT and Hunt Energy. Additional important supporters in Mexico were CFE, CRE, SENER, COFECO, CIDE's Professor Juan Rosellon and the Mexican Embassy in Washington. Important support in the United States was provided by FERC, the Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars.

The program of presentations is as follows: 

FIRST PART

Introduction of the entire project and framework of analysis..........Profs. Alejandro Ibarra-Yunez and Chandler Stolp (2:10- 2:25pm)

Load management, pricing and demand response.............................Marcus Pridgeon and Timothy Regal (2:25-2:40pm)

Consumers on both sides of the border and trends............................Daniel Noll and Bradley Smith (2:40-2:55pm)

The Grid, international pools, and exchanges....................................Dyan Knapp and Claire McEnery (2:55-3:10pm)

Q&As (3:10-3:25pm)

 

SECOND PART

Mexico state of regulations and market activities............................Alejandro Marquez and Michael Simpson (3:25-3:40pm)

US state of regulations and markets.....................................................Nora Ankrum, Lun Dai, and Austin Woody (3:40-3:55pm)

Regulators cooperation or rivalry........................................................Amin Shams, and Josef Varga (3:55-4:10pm)

The green revolution and its future......................................................Oscar Padilla and Kaye Schultz (4:10-4:25pm)

Q&A (4:25-4:40pm)

Wine reception (4:45-5:15pm)