Inaugural POWER Conference on
Energy Research and Policy

March 15, 1996

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
Edward Kahn, LBL
Co-Directors, POWER

9:15 – 12:30

“Electricity Power Sector Restructuring: England and Wales,” David Newberry, University of Cambridge

“Measuring Duopoly Power in the British Electricity Spot Market,” Catherine Wolfram, MIT

“Transfers and INcentives in the Spanish Electricity Sector,” Claude Crampes and Jean-Jacques Laffont, Universite des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse

“Equity and Efficiency in Unit Commitment in Competitive Electricity Markets,” Shmuel Oren, UC Berkeley, Raymond Johnson and Alva Svoboda, PG&E


Richard Gilbert, UC Berkeley

12:30 – 1:45 — Luncheon

1:45 – 5:00

“Coordinated Multilateral Trade of Electric Power Grid,”Pravin Varalya and Felix We, UC Berkeley

“Price-Driven Coordination in a Lossy Power Grid,” Bart McGuire, UC Energy Institute

“Spatially Interconnected Spot Markets for Electricity: Theory,” Hung-po Chai and Steven Peck, EPRI

“Electric Grid Investment Under a Contract Network Regime,” James Bushnell and Steven Stoft, UC Energy Institute


Paul Joshow, MIT

James Kritikson, SCE

5:00 – 6:00 — Reception