IRPS Conference

Date: 4/17/2014

The Institute for Regulatory Policy studies at Illinois State University is sponsoring a conference entitled “The Math of Energy: Adding Shale Gas, Subtracting Load, and Balancing the Environment” on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Illinois. The conference will focus on three issues concerning (1) the impact of shale gas on electric and gas industries, (2) predictions for load growth, and (3) the EPA and it’s attempt to regulate carbon using 111(d). Session 1 will discuss the impacts and changes in Midwest natural gas markets, including pipeline capacity and constraints. It will examine the impact on natural gas generators in the Midwest, and review opportunities and challenges faced by devel-oping the New Albany shale. Session 2 will examine the predictions for load growth, analyze changes, and address the impact of energy efficiency and distributed generation on load. Session 3 will provide an overview of 111(d) and the implication of using it to regulate carbon, comparing federal and state viewpoints. In addition, the session will present models of carbon regulation and discuss the impact of reliability concerns. For more information and registration, please visit our website at

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Springfield, IL
United States