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1st Interdisciplinary Workshop on Smart Grid Design & Implementation

Challenges of Power Infrastructure Development in a Fast Growing Country
Hugh Rudnick
Electrical Engineer, University of Chile, 1970
Master of Science, The Victoria University of Manchester, England, 1977
Doctor of Philosophy, The Victoria University of Manchester, England, 1982
He has made ‚Äč‚Äčcontributions as a consultant and researcher, the deregulation of the electricity sector in Latin America, both in regulation and pricing of transmission and distribution, and the organization of competitive generation markets. Has consulted with companies and governments in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Peru and Venezuela, as well as the World Bank. His contributions have been a reference to deregulatory processes that are taking place in other parts of the world. Dr. Rudnick has covered consulting work in the Following areas of the electrical industry: restructuring Policies and Bylaws, Policies planning, technical development, generation expansion, transmission planning, reliability, information systems, operation of electrical systems, electricity costs and tariffs, development of The Regulatory Market, open access transmission, distribution and pricing tranhsmission, etc.
The talk will discuss the economic, social and political challenges of a fast growing country, where power capacity has to be doubled every 10 years. The market structure will be explained, describing the wholesale spot market, contract PPA market, locational marginal pricing, capacity market, the renewable requirements, and the centralized transmission expansion. The role of the State will be discussed, in a deregulated environment where private investors drive the power sector. The long lasting consequences of a market shock, combined with increasing environmental requirements and social opposition to infrastructure development will be assessed.
Friday, December 7th 2012
201 NEB

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