PES General Meeting 2010 Video: Members Meeting & Plenary Session

PES General Meeting 2010 Video:

Members Meeting & Plenary Session


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Power and energy professionals from around the world participated in an important live webcast on Monday, July 26, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM Central Time.


The webcast originated from the Opening Session at the 2010 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting. The meeting carried the theme, Power Systems Engineering in Challenging Times and was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The first hour of the video is the PES members meeting and the balance of the video is the Plenary session. View the presentation on the following URL.

Members Meeting & Opening Plenary Video

The Membership Meeting included brief statements from three candidates who are seeking office as IEEE Division VII Director-Elect for 2011 as well as comments about the current status and progress of the Society from Alan Rotz, PES President.

Immediately following the Members Meeting four recognized speakers addressed attendees during the Plenary session. The speakers focused their remarks on energy policy and infrastructure issues.


The plenary speakers and their presentations are as follows:

Jerry Jackson, PhD.

Texas A&M University

What Economics Really Tells Us about our Energy Future

This presentation examines the question: What will the economic recovery mean for future oil, natural gas and electricity prices and how do issues like resource scarcity, technology development, and carbon taxes impact the familiar energy demand and supply model?  It will provide a primer on economic principles and a discussion of other issues that call traditional model forecasts into question.

Ken Rose, PhD

Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University

The Big Picture View from the Dismal Science

This presentation reviews electricity supply and demand characteristics, the resources used to generate it and how resource limits (including environmental constraints) may change our working assumptions in the electric supply industry.  The demand for electricity is also considered for its unique characteristics that make changing consumer behavior difficult.  Finally, resource substitutes that are emerging to generate electricity will be considered and the role they may play in the future.

Steve Caldwell

Pew Center for Global Climate Change

Electricity Demand in a Low-Carbon Energy Future

This presentation includes information about the current trends that may significantly affect future electricity demand include reforms to utility regulation (e.g., decoupling), new efficiency standards, and increased and novel methods for educating consumers about their consumption and its impacts.


Giuliano Monizza, PhD


ABB Europe

Enabling the Future Sustainable Energy System

This presentation discusses the three forces needed to enable the future sustainable energy system: 1. Technology push through R&D funding for key technologies, and funding for full scale demo projects. 2. Market pull through reliable long term investment incentives, and growth in public acceptance and awareness. 3. Dialogue and cooperation between politics, industry, and NGOs manifested as legislation at the EU and national level.

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