SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

August 22, 2007 11:54 ET

Infocast's Generation Strategies Conference to Address the Impact of New Carbon Regulation

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - Recent House passages of HR 3221 - New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security and Consumer Protection Act and H.R. 2776 - Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007, are significant milestones on the path to a carbon regime. However, both present major challenges for companies relying on fossil power generation, as well as immense opportunities for entities involved in the new low-carbon technologies and carbon finance markets. The most up to date, high level thinking on these topics will be presented at the Generation Strategies in an Era of Carbon Uncertainty conference to be held in Washington, DC September 10th - 11th 2007.

Both bills contain many provisions indirectly addressing climate change and carbon concerns, including a 15% Federal Renewable Portfolio Standard, subsidies for alternative energy investment, and incentives for carbon capture and sequestration. All of these ingredients are part of the sea changes in energy policies that smart utilities and power producers are trying to predict and incorporate into their long-range strategies.

The conference will cover:

An "Inside-the-Beltway" view of the various bills, their different implications, and the role of the states

Forecasting carbon prices under different scenarios

Carbon allowance allocation, proposed auctions and other allocation schemes

Price range at which clean coal becomes economic

Carbon capture and sequestration

The impact of CO2 on the economics of generation and dispatch orders

The latest thinking on how "Green Deals" can facilitate regulatory approval

Wall Street's latest valuations, ratings and investment criteria based on companies' carbon exposure and carbon management methods

High Level Regulatory Speakers

Representatives from the California Energy Commission, the Texas Public Utilities Commission, the New Jersey Public Utilities Board, the New York State Public Service Commission, the Oregon Public Utilities Commission and the Electric Power Supply Association will address imminent carbon regulation.

The conference also features a pre-conference workshop on Asset Valuations, which will delve into carbon price forecasting and the cross-over points where carbon prices swing fuel type, technology type and locational power sourcing decisions.

Further information can be found at www.infocastinc.com/carbongen.html or by calling Jason Keehn at (818) 888-4445 ext. 43.

About Infocast

Infocast is an event production company with twenty years of successful industry experience, including a highly successful series of Summits in both traditional and emerging power industries. Infocast conferences bring together industry leaders to share their perspectives on energy industry developments and their financial and business impacts.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jason Keehn
    (818) 888-4445 ext. 43