Energy Institute at Haas

Power Conference

3rd Annual POWER Conference on
Energy Research and Policy

March 20, 1998

Clark Kerr Campus
Joseph Wood Krutch Theatre
2601 Warring Street
University of California, Berkeley


Organized by the University of California's Energy Institute's Program on Workable Energy Regulation, this conference presents the work of leading researchers on electricity industry restructuring. Their work directly addresses a number of critical policy concerns including competition in a deregulated market, market design and financial instruments, ancillary services, and demand-side managment.  Discussants of the work will include both researchers and practitioners.

The Agenda

8:00 - 9:00 --- Registration

    Continental Breakfast


9:00 - 9:15 --- Welcome

    Severin Borenstein, UCEI Director, POWER


9:15 - 12:30

    "Getting on the Map: The Political Economy of State-Level Electricity Restructuring" by Amy Ando and Karen Palmer, Resources for the Future

    "Market Design and Price Behavior in Restructured Electricity Markets: An International Comparison" by Frank Wolak, Stanford University


    Richard Bilas, CPUC

    Pablo Spiller, UC Berkeley



    "Must Run Generation: Can We Successfuly Mix Regulation and Competition" by John Jurewitz and Robin Walther, Southern California Edison

    "Water and Power: Hydroelectric Resources in the Era of Competition in the Western US" by James Bushnell, UC Energy Institute


    Matthew White, Stanford University

    Yves Smeers, Universite Catholique de Louvain


12:30 - 1:45 --- Luncheon


1:45 - 5:00

    "Priority Network Access Pricing for Electric Power" by Shijie Deng and Shmuel Oren, UC Berkeley

    "Congestion Management by an Independent System Operator" by Alex Papalexopoulos, Harry Singh, and George Angelidis, Pacific Gas & Electric


    Robert Wilson, Stanford University

    Laura Brien, NERA



    "Congestion Rents and Oligopolistic Competition in Electricity Networks: An Experimental Investigation" by Jurgen Weiss, Harvard University


    Steve Stoft, FERC


5:00 - 6:00 --- Reception


We would like to thank our conference sponsors:


ARCO Western Energy / Midway Sunset Cogeneration