November 19, 2013

Principal Peter Fox-Penner to Lead Discussion on the U.S. Power Sector at Columbia University

Brattle Principal Peter Fox-Penner will be a featured speaker at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy’s (CGEP) upcoming event, “Smart Power: Climate Change, Smart Grid and the Future of Electric Utilities,” taking place November 19, 2013 in New York, NY.

Dr. Fox-Penner will speak alongside Ron Binz, Founder and Principal of Public Policy Consulting and former Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities, as well as CGEP Inaugural Fellow and former U.S. Under Secretary of Energy (Acting) David Sandalow on the key challenges the U.S. power sector currently faces. The speakers will examine the status of the challenges identified in Dr. Fox-Penner’s 2010 book, Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities, including the decarbonization of the utility sector, the deployment of smart grid, the development of substantial renewable resources on the grid, and the financial state of the utility industry.

Dr. Fox-Penner, Mr. Binz, and Mr. Sandalow will also speak on the recent rise of resiliency concerns, the impact of low natural gas prices, and the status of climate policy in the U.S, and will also provide a comparative look at the U.S. experience and energy industries worldwide.

For more information, please visit the event website.

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Dr. Fox-Penner specializes in economic, regulatory, and strategic issues in network industries. His practice centers on energy and environmental policies and electric regulation, planning, and competition issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4