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ENV-VISION: Environmental Vision -- An International Electricity Sector Conference

EPRI's seminars communicate the latest global climate research findings of interest to the electricity industry and other organizations concerned with energy/environmental issues.

Event Details

Scheduled: May 12-14, 2015

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

EPRI Planner:
Ana Martins: amartins@epri.com

Program Contacts:
Naresh Kumar, EPRI (Conference Chair)
Francisco de la Chesnaye, EPRI
Andy Coleman, EPRI
Jessica Fox, EPRI
Chris Melhorn, EPRI
Annette Rohr, EPRI
Tom Wilson, EPRI
Kent Zammit, EPRI


A premier conference to exchange research results on current and emerging issues in the electricity sector, and to develop a shared vision to address the most critical environmental and sustainability challenges through engagement of electric industry leaders, regulators, NGOs, academics, and other stakeholders.


Environmental issues facing the electricity sector are changing as rapidly as the dynamic global economy and evolving regulatory policy. There is an urgent need to anticipate future environmental challenges, identify major science and technology gaps, and design a research approach to enable sustainable and cost-effective solutions to those challenges. Currently, there are no conferences that comprehensively focus on existing and emerging challenges in the electricity sector. This conference fills that void by bringing together leaders, managers, and researchers from a broad spectrum of stakeholder groups to promote discussions and help create a roadmap for electricity sector environmental research and information needs. The main purpose of this conference is to enable high level discussion on current and future environmental challenges facing the electricity sector, identify knowledge gaps and to define research needed to solve those challenges. This conference will focus on the scientific research needs of the electricity sector; it complements the joint DOE-EPA-EPRI MEGA Symposium, held every other year, which focuses on emission control technology issues.

Who Should Attend

The seminar is open to attendance by representatives of industry, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations concerned with the issue of global climate change. The seminar will present material of interest to technical staff, managers, executives, and legislative representatives in those organizations.

Energy Systems and Climate Analysis Session C Tracks

Session 1C: Energy and Climate Analysis – Direction of U.S. Climate Policy

  • Trends in U.S. Energy and Emissions
  • Implications of International Policy: The U.S. and China Climate Announcement
  • Measuring the Benefits of GHG Emission Reductions: The Social Cost of Carbon
  • Perspectives on Cost Estimates of EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan
  • EPA's Clean Power Plan - Development of State Plans

Session 2C: Energy & Climate Analysis – Analyses of the Clean Power Plan (Panel)

  • Remaking American Power
  • Costs and Benefits of EPA's Proposed Clean Power

Session 3C: Energy and Climate Analysis – Analyses of Costs of the Clean Power Plan (Panel)

  • Strategic Behavior under the Clean Power Plan
  • Nicholas Institute Analysis of the Clean Power Plan C

Session 4c: Energy & Climate Analysis – Clean Power Plan Regional Implementation Perspectives (Panel)

  • PJM Analysis of the Clean Power Plan M
  • Regional Cooperation Under the Clean Power Plan

For more detail about all of the conference tracks, please click here.

About the Conference


Visit www.awma.org/environmental-vision to register online.

Three-day rates and daily rates are available. Register before April 24, 2015 for a savings of $50-$100!

Continuing Education Credit Opportunities
Conference attendees may be eligible for continuing education credits. For more information, please contact Gloria Henning at glhenning@awma.org or +1-412-904-6021.

Conference Proceedings
Online conference proceedings will be accessible for download from the conference Web site post-event. Attendees will be notified via e-mail when the presentations are available.