As one of its planning priorities in 2008, the KEC will investigate electrical generation and transmission. The Electricity Committee held its first meeting on January 17, 2008, to develop specific committee objectives and work plan through May 2008. It met a total of 7 times from January to June 2008.
All KEC meetings are open to the public.
|Stuart Lowry, Chair|
Thursday, January 17, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to noon, First Floor Hearing Room, Kansas Corporation Commission, Topeka.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Westar Energy, 818 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka.
- Black & Veatch: Planning for Growing Electric Generation Demands
- Overview of Wind Study
Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rooms 147 and 148, SRS Regional Office, 500 SW Van Buren, Topeka.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Rooms 147 and 148, SRS Regional Office, 500 SW Van Buren, Topeka.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Auditorium B, Eisenhower Building, 700 SW Harrison, Topeka.
- Empire District Electric Company Future Generation Planning
- Kansas Power Pool
- Midwest Energy Power Supply Portfolio Development
Thursday, July 3, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Auditorium A, Eisenhower Building, 700 SW Harrison, Topeka.
- FPL Energy, SPP Wind Integration
- Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, Forecasting the Future
Friday, July 18, 2:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Auditorium A, Eisenhower Building, 700 SW Harrison, Topeka.
Listed below are some resources containing background information related to policy regarding electricity generation (see KEC staff annotated summary for synopsis of these resources). Most of the resources listed below are from reasonably objective sources (e.g., governmental or educational institutions); however, also included are reports prepared by advocacy groups that are, arguably, less objective.
Transforming America’s Power Industry: The Investment Challenge, The Brattle Group, 2008
Carbon Markets: Why and How?, Olivia Hartridge, Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPC), June 2007 (available at HEPC's website: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/hepg)
Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy Markets 2007 – Executive Summary, Energy Information Administration (EIA), 2007 (available at EIA's web site: www.eia.doe.gov)
2007 State of the Market Report, Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Prepared by Boston Pacific Company, External Market Advisor for SPP, Inc., April 24, 2008
The Full Portfolio, Revis James, Electricity Power Research Institute (EPRI) study, 2007 (available at EPRI's web site: www.epri.com)
Restrictions on the Stringency of State and Local Air Quality Programs: Results of a Survey by the State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators (STAPPA) and the Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials (ALAPCO), December 17, 2002.