IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee Chair To Discuss Organization's National Energy Policy Recommendations at International Power Engineering Conference

WASHINGTON, July 25 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veronika Rabl, chair of the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, will participate in the "Late Breaking News: Energy Policy" panel session at the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting on Tuesday 29 July.

The session, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., will run from 8 a.m. to noon in Potomac C. Jeffrey Nelson, P.E., a project development manager for the Tennessee Valley Authority, will moderate.

Rabl will discuss IEEE-USA's 28-page National Energy Policy Recommendations. The position statement recommends that for the United States to safely and reliably meet its growing energy needs, it must:

  • Use energy & economic resources more efficiently
  • Expand energy sources for our transportation systems
  • Transition our energy systems & our economy to ones that can better manage our environment and emissions
  • Prepare an engineering & skilled-trades workforce that has the necessary knowledge & skills to design, plan, construct, operate & maintain modern energy delivery systems
  • Build flexibility & adaptability into all elements of the physical, regulatory & institutional aspects of our energy infrastructure

Here are Rabl's fellow panelists and what they will be presenting:

  • Bill Hederman, senior adviser & deputy director, U.S. Department of Energy: "The Quadrennial Energy Review: Its Scope, Goals and Implications for the Electric Grid"
  • Frank Princiotta, director, Air Pollution Prevention & Control Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: "Global Climate Change -- The Quantifiable Sustainability Challenge"
  • Gordon van Wellie, CEO, ISO New England: "Reliability and Economic Challenges Resulting From an Electric Power Industry in Transition"
  • Ramon Alberto Leon Candela, senior executive, XM (Colombia): "Electric Energy Policy Trends in Latin America"
  • Goran Strbac, professor & deputy head of Control & Power Research Group, Imperial College (England): "Choices for Future European Energy Policy"

The PES General Meeting is expected to draw more than 2,800 power engineers from around the world. IEEE-USA has been a technical co-sponsor since 2011.

IEEE-USA serves the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of more than 200,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE.  

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SOURCE IEEE-USA (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)



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