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March 24, 2004
CONTACT: David Fish
(202) 289-8928

The Future of Electricity Policy:
April 5 DC Event

Discussion to Feature DOE, FERC, Wharton & Harvard Experts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - What's next for electricity policy? An upcoming workshop - "The Future of Electricity Markets: Reliability, Infrastructure and Market Design" - will feature policymakers, industry and investment community experts, and noted academics (Harvard, Wharton and PFF) who will attempt to answer that multi-billion dollar question. The diverse panel of experts meets in Washington on Monday, April 5 at The City Club at Franklin Square, Parkview Annex, from 8:30 am -1:30 pm.

Panelists include: Stephen Fairfax of MTechnology, Inc., Jimmy Glotfelty, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electric and Transmission Distribution; Rob Gramlich, Legal Advisor, Office of the Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; William Hogan, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Paul Kleindorfer, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Thomas M. Lenard, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (moderator).

Last year saw major developments in the electricity policy arena, including the Northeast blackout and its aftermath, the consideration by Congress of the first major energy legislation in more than a decade, and the Federal Regulatory Commission's follow-up to its Standard Market Design proposal. What should come next?

Those interested in attending the session to find out should register online. Questions should be directed to Eileen Goulding at 202-289-8928 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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