A Review and Assessment of the Case For and the Case Against the Establishment of Pine Tree Power

by Economics

Lecture Open to the Public

Thu, Sep 21, 2023

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Hubbard 213 - The Pickering Room

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A Review and Assessment of the Case For and the Case Against the Establishment of Pine Tree Power. Speaker - Richard Silkman

Dr. Richard Silkman is a Ph.D. economist and a nationally recognized expert in the regulation of public utilities, the development of competitive energy markets and the development, licensing and operation of power plants, including hydroelectric generating stations. He is a Co-Managing Partner of CES and has extensive experience in a wide range of settings, including education, government, consulting, and the private sector. He has served as an expert witness before the FERC and a number of state public utilities regulatory commissions, as well as advised state legislatures on matters related to electric utility regulation and deregulation. In 1986, Dr. Silkman served as the chief policy advisor to the Governor of Maine on matters related to economic policy, energy, hydropower and river management policy, telecommunications regulation, state tax policy, health care regulation and cost-containment, and land-use and natural resources policy. Dr. Silkman has also developed a 4.5 MW wind project (Beaver Ridge Wind) and co-developed (along with Mr. Isaacson) the Kennebec Valley Gas Company to bring natural gas to industrial, institutional, commercial, and residential customers in central Maine. Dr. Silkman is also a founding partner in GridSolar, a smart grid company that addresses grid reliability through nontransmission alternatives and distributed generation.