Sunday, February 12, 2012

2/16 - UTES Lecture: Student Research Showcase

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Thursday, February 16
5:15 - 6:15pm

Open to all
Refreshments served at 5:00pm
Please settle in by 5:10pm

Student Research Showcase featuring the following speakers:
-Sudamsh Bai-Reddy, McCombs School of Business
"Project Valuation in the Oil & Gas Industry"
-Benjamin Sigrin, Energy and Earth Resources and LBJ School of Public Affairs
"Going Solar: Economics of Decision-making"
-Dave Tuttle, Electrical and Computer Engineering
"Comparative Performance of Electric Vehicles"
-Dan Weisberg, Pecan Street Inc.
"Granularity Maters--Insights from Pecan Street Inc.'s Demonstration Projects."

Speaker Bios:

Sudamsh Bai-Reddy is a 2nd yr MBA student with a concentration in Energy Finance. He did his undergrad in petroleum engineering from Indian School of Mines. Before coming to business school, Sudamsh worked for 2 years as a Reservoir Engineer at an E&P company in India and 3 years with an oil and gas consulting firm in Middle East.

Ben Sigrin is a masters student pursuing a dual degree in the Energy & Earth Resources/Public Affairs departments and will graduate in May 2013. His research interests include financial modeling of energy systems and understanding consumer energy investment decisions. He has a BA in Physics from Grinnell College and also served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Namibia.

Dave Tuttle is a Research Fellow and PhD student in renewable energy systems, the integration of Plug-In Vehicles and the grid, and the Smartgrid in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin. He is one of the lead researchers in Austin’s Pecan Street 100 Chevrolet Volt Smartgrid research project.

Dan Weisberg is a postgraduate research fellow at Pecan Street Inc., where he assists with analysis of home energy use and utility markets. Before joining Pecan Street Inc., Dan spent time working at Austin Energy. He earned a B.A. in Economics and a Masters of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Next talk:

23 February, 5:15-6:15pm, MEZES HALL (MEZ) 1.306

Speaker: David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy

NRG Energy is a Fortune 250 wholesale power generation company headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. We own and operate one of the industry's most diverse generation portfolios (including nuclear, wind and solar power) that provides nearly 26,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, or enough to support nearly 21 million homes. NRG’s retail businesses, Reliant Energy and Green Mountain Energy Company, combined serve more than 1.8 million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers.

NRG has taken a leading role on climate change and the power sector’s role in reducing greenhouse gases from the next wave of new power generation while meeting the country’s growing energy needs. NRG supports clean energy resources and technologies critical to our transition to a low carbon society.

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