Environmental Regulation and Electric System Reliability


Friday, October 22, 2010


8:30 AM to 2:30 PM


The Grand Hyatt


Constitution Ballroom
1000 H St NW


8:30AM - 9:00AM Coffee and Registration 9:00AM - 10:30AM Overview of Workshop Series MODERATOR: Jason Grumet, President, Bipartisan Policy Center - Overview of regulatory roadmap

  • Jennifer Macedonia, Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

- Discussion of health effects driving new regulations

  • Daniel Greenbaum, President, The Health Effects Institute

- Frame issues: environmental regulations and potential for reliability/cost impacts, featuring

  • Scott Segal, Partner, Bracewell & Guiliani
  • Dr. Susan Tierney, Principal, The Analysis Group

- Question and Answer session 10:45AM - 12:30PM Clean Air Act Regulation, Technologies, and Costs MODERATOR: Commissioner Rick Morgan, DC Public Service Commission - Background on new rules for conventional and hazardous air pollutants

  • Joseph Goffman, Senior Counsel to Asst. Administrator, Office of Air, US EPA

- Panel discussion of control technologies and costs

  • Dr. James Staudt, Principal, Andover Technology Partners
  • Dr. Larry Monroe, Senior Research Consultant, Southern Company
  • David Hawkins, Director of Climate Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Dave Foerter, Executive Director, Institute of Clean Air Companies

- Question and Answer session 12:30PM - 1:00PM Lunch (provided) 1:00PM - 2:30PM Cooling Water and Coal Combustion Waste Regulations MODERATOR: David Conover, Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center - Background on forthcoming cooling water and coal combustion waste rules

  • Frank Behan, Branch Chief, US EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
  • Dr. Julie Hewitt, Branch Chief, US EPA Office of Water
  • John Novak, Ex. Director, Federal and Industry Activities, Electric Power Research Institute

- Respondents

  • Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice
  • Joseph Stanko, Jr., Partner, Hunton and Williams
  • Reed Super, Attorney, Super Law Group, LLC

- Question and Answer Session WORKSHOP TWO – December 7, 2010 A second workshop will focus on modeling power sector developments, including environmental regulations and natural gas price impacts, expected plant retirements and retrofits, and regional assessments of the electric system. WORKSHOP THREE – January 2011 The third workshop will focus on local, state, and federal planning and options to accommodate the expected power sector transition.

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