8th Annual POWER Conference on
Energy Research and Policy
March 14, 2003
Clark Kerr Campus
Joseph Wood Krutch Theatre
2601 Warring Street
University of California, Berkeley
Organized by the University of California Energy Institute's (UCEI) Center for the Study of Energy Markets (CSEM), the conference presents the work of leading researchers on some of the most challenging issues facing the electricity industry. This year, the papers directly address issues of climate change, cap-and-trade mechanism, tariff restructuring, energy efficiency, and electricity market design. Discussants of the work will include both researchers and practitioners.
8:00 - 9:00 --- Registration
Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago
Catherine Wolfram, UC Berkeley and UCEI
"On the Efficiency of Transmission Congestion Contract Markets in New York," Afzal Siddiqui, Emily Bartholomew, Chris Marnay, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Shmuel Oren, UC Berkeley .
Jim Bushnell, UC Berkeley and UCEI
Chris Knittel, UC Davis
12:30 - 1:45 --- Luncheon
1:45 - 5:00
"Price Wars and Collusion in the Spanish Electricity Market," Natalia Fabra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and Juan Toro, Oxford University and centrA.
Ed Kahn, Analysis Group
Steve Puller, Texas A&M University
"Is Real-time Pricing Green?" Stephen Holland, UCEI and Erin Mansur, Yale University.
Larry Ruff, Charles River Associates
Ben Hobbs, Johns Hopkins University