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Sept 11, 2015: SPP Clean Power Plan Compliance Assessment – State-by-State
September 11, 2015 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Our guest speaker for September 11th will be Jay Caspary, Southwest Power Pool’s Director of Research, Development & Special Studies.
In July, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), released a final analysis of the potential impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft Clean Power Plan on a state-by-state basis. According to SPP, a state-by-state compliance potentially would result in nearly 40 percent higher costs than a regional approach outlined in a report released in March.
Jay Caspary, Director – Research, Development & Special Studies and project leader for the report will speak to the Dallas Electric Club about the SPP report: “SPP Clean Power Plan Compliance Assessment – State-by-State”.
The state-by-state approach evaluated by SPP would cost an estimated $3.3 billion annually in new generation capital investment and energy production costs to comply with the draft Clean Power Plan. The assessment did not include the cost of new transmission needed to maintain reliability, gas infrastructure expansion, market enhancements or the transmission congestion and losses that could result from compliance.
Mr Caspary joined SPP in 2001 after almost a 20 year career at Illinois Power/Dynegy. At SPP, Jay has been responsible for Engineering in support of regional planning and transmission development. In early 2013, Jay completed a one-year assignment at the DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability in DC as a Senior Policy Advisor to help with grid modernization efforts and research priorities. In this current position, Jay facilitates efforts to help SPP staff, members and stakeholders create and manage R&D projects, develop staff skills and resources, evaluate new tools, improve processes and perform special studies.
Jay graduated from the University of Illinois – Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power Systems in 1981. Jay is in the process of completing his requirements to obtain a Masters of Engineering degree from Iowa State. Jay serves on several industry committees, including the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC), Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study (ERGIS), and EPRI’s Grid Operations, Planning and Renewable Integration program leadership team. Jay serves on the Board of Directors for the Utility Variable-generation Integration Group (UVIG) and the Industry Advisory Boards for the GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronics Systems (GRAPES), as well as the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC).
MEETING SPONSOR: CHRIS LESTER, TEKsystems
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