11th Annual Energy Roundtable

Apr 12

11th Annual Energy Roundtable

Date: April 12, 2011
Location: NRECA, Arlington, VA

The AAI marks its 11th annual Roundtable by gathering experts in antitrust and regulation from government, industry, academia, and advocacy to discuss major competition policy issues involving electricity and energy. The roundtable will examine the role of market interventions in moving the U.S. electricity industry to a lower-carbon, more efficient sector, with a focus on wholesale market competition and benefits to consumers. Fuel subsidies, demand-side resource mandates, locational capacity requirements, and renewable and efficiency portfolio standards are methods of modifying the electricity supply portfolio to achieve current energy and electricity policy goals. But market interventions can also create barriers to entry and distort price signals that create inefficiency and opportunities for the exercise of market power. The day will start with an overview of the increasingly complex picture surrounding state and federal external market interventions. We will then explore their major competitive implications for electricity markets, including effects on prices, entry, changes in resource allocation, transmission planning and expansion, and strategic competitive behavior.
 
The AAI thanks the sponsors of this event:
·      American Public Power Association
·      National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

This event is by invitation only. To request an invitation, contact aai@antitrustinstitute.org.