Addressing Arizona’s long-term energy needs is on the mind of many Legislators. From solving our looming electricity shortage, to encouraging more renewable energy, there are many questions to be explored and answered. This coming Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Rep. Lucy Mason will preside over a discussion of how restructuring Arizona’s electricity market could address the long-term shortages and encourage more renewable use.
The participants in the discussion are top experts in their fields and all have a unique perspective to offer:
Dr. Stanley Reynolds, Professor of Economics and SRP Professor of Technology, Public Policy & Markets at the University of Arizona, will discuss Arizona’s current electricity generation, distribution and retail markets and how restructuring those markets for competition and greater opportunity for distributed generation could work.
Dr. Andrew N. Kleit, Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss how electrical restructuring can control the costs of renewable mandates and encourage the development of green energy resources in ways that are more economically efficient than would occur without restructuring.
Bill Peacock, vice president of research and administration and director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, will discuss Texas’ successful experiences with electrical restructuring from an on-the-ground perspective.
If you care about Arizona’s long-term energy needs and where that energy will come from, you won’t want to miss this discussion.
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Place: House Hearing Room 3