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Rebuilding Utility Infrastructure:
Challenges and Opportunities
21 - 22 February 2006     ·     Louisiana State University     ·     Baton Rouge, Louisiana
 
AGENDA
Tuesday Afternoon, 21 February 2006

11:00 - 12:00Registration
12:00 - 12:15Introduction
Allan Pulsipher, Executive Director, Center for Energy Studies
12:15 - 1:15Utility Discussion -- Proposals for Rebuilding and Financing Infrastructure
Danny M. Taylor, Manager, Engineering, Entergy Louisiana Electric Operations
Perry J. Dufrene, Manager, Engineering and Business, Entergy Gas Distribution Business
1:15 - 1:30LPSC Oversight and Review of the Rebuilding Process
Jimmy Field, Chairman, Louisiana Public Service Commission
1:30 - 2:00Regulatory Issues in the Face of Natural Disasters
Bob Michaels, Cal State Fullerton
2:00 - 2:30Break
2:30 - 3:15Emergency Management in the Energy Sector - Building Resilent Energy Systems, Plans and Infrastructure
David Redman, Chairman, Former Director, Emergency Management, Alberta
3:15 - 4:00Consumer Advocate Roundtable
  Experiences in Responding to the Challenges Post 9-11
  Gerry Norlander, Public Utility Law Project
  Florida's Experience in the Post Hurricane Environment
  Harold McLean, Florida Public Counsel
4:00 - 5:15Industry Roundtable on Infrastructure Development & Needs
Gary Chapman, Dow Chemical
Alan Wiggins, ConocoPhillips
Joe Marone, Oxy Chem
Richard Smith, Weyerhaeuser
Chris Hendrix, Wal-Mart
5:15 - 6:30Reception
 
Wednesday Morning, 22 February 2006

8:00 - 8:30Registration
8:30 - 9:15Transmission Planning and Development Opportunities
Commissioner Nora Brownell, FERC
9:15 - 10:00Opportunities for Municipalization and the Benefits of Public Power
Terry Huval, Lafayette Utilities System
10:00 - 10:45Federal Perspectives on Electric Infrastructure Development
James McGlone, US Department of Energy
10:45 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:45Evaluating Infrastructure Integrity -- The Costs of Hardening For Hurricanes
Bill Snyder, KEMA
11:45 - 12:30Roundtable on Conference Follow up and Discussion of Future Outlook
Professor Craig Freeman, Moderator, Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs
Phillip May, Entergy Services
Loren Scott, Loren Scott & Associates
Eric Smith, Tulane Energy Center
Dane Revette, Louisiana Department of Economic Development
Mike Sherman, Sullivan and Worcester
Note: Attendees may be entitled to Continuing Law Education credits (CLEs) by the Louisiana State Bar Association.


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