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Workshop to address U.S. electricity markets, Oct. 10

Leading energy experts will convene at Princeton Friday for a workshop aimed at addressing issues of risk and deregulation in the U.S. electricity markets.

The workshop, "Price Risk and the Future of the U.S. Electricity Markets," is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in 113 and 114 Friend Center. It is sponsored by the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and the Bendheim Center for Finance .

The keynote talk will be delivered by Vernon Smith, an economist from George Mason University and the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics. Three panel discussions will address issues of the structure of the electricity markets, energy trading and risk management, and capital investment. Further details about topics and panel members are available online .

The workshop will address problems of management, service disruptions, price fluctuations and changes in the regulatory environment that have beset the energy markets for the last two years. Its goal is to bring together policy makers, regulators, business representatives, consumer advocates and academicians to address these issues in an independent setting.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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