9th Annual Energy Roundtable: Competition Challenges in Electricity Markets: Private Equity Financing and Market Design

Mar 03

9th Annual Energy Roundtable: Competition Challenges in Electricity Markets: Private Equity Financing and Market Design

Date: March 03, 2009
Location: Arlington, VA

On March 3, 2009, AAI held its 9th Annual Energy Roundtable: Competition Challenges in Electricity Markets: Private Equity Financing and Market Design discussing the major competitive issues associated with private equity investment in the electricity sector and the design of electricity markets.

Read the summary of the discussions here.

The panel presentations and discussion at this year’s roundtable provided the opportunity to accomplish two objectives:
1. Explore the major competitive issues associated with private equity financing in the electricity sector and develop appropriate analytical approaches and policy options.  
2. Assess current issues and policy options for electricity market design, with a particular focus on developing incentives for efficient pricing and entry.
The morning session focused on the competitive implications of private equity investment in the electricity sector.  The afternoon session focused on the major competitive issues surrounding market design.

Download the presentations here:
Joseph E. Fontana, Transaction Advisory Services Global Utilities Leader, Ernst & Young LLP    
Eric Emch, Economist, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
Susan Kelly, Vice President of Policy Analysis and General Counsel, American Public Power Association 
Matthew White, Class of 1965 Wharton Term Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Mark Hegedus, Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission
Dave Mohre, Executive Director, Energy & Power Division, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 
Peter Fox-Penner, Principal and Chairman Emeritus, The Brattle Group

The AAI thanks the sponsors of this event:
·       American Public Power Association
·       National Rural Electric Cooperative Association