21 - 22 February 2006


Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
Energy, Coast & Environment Bldg
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rebuilding Utility Infrastructure 2006:

Challenges and Opportunities



Tuesday Afternoon, 21 February 2006

11:00 - 12:00


12:00 - 12:15

Allan Pulsipher, Executive Director, LSU Center for Energy Studies

12:15 - 1:15

Utility Discussion -- Proposals for Rebuilding and Financing Infrastructure
Danny M. Taylor, Manager, Engineering, Entergy Louisiana Electric Operations
Perry J. Dufrene, Manager, Engineering and Business, Entergy Gas Distribution Business

1:15 - 1:30

LPSC Oversight and Review of the Rebuilding Process
Jimmy Field, Chairman, Louisiana Public Service Commission

1:30 - 2:00

Regulatory Issues in the Face of Natural Disasters
Bob Michaels, Cal State Fullerton

2:00 - 2:30


2:30 - 3:15

Emergency Management in the Energy Sector - Building Resilient Energy Systems, Plans and Infrastructure
David Redman, Chairman, Former Director, Emergency Management, Alberta

3:15 - 4:00

Consumer Advocate Roundtable
Experiences in Responding to the Challenges Post 9-11
Gerry Norlander, Public Utility Law Project
Florida's Experience in the Post Hurricane Environment
Harold McLean, Florida Public Counsel

4:00 - 5:15

Industry Roundtable on Infrastructure Development & Needs
Gary Chapman, Dow Chemical
Alan Wiggins, ConocoPhillips
Joe Marone, Oxy Chem
Richard Smith, Weyerhaeuser
Chris Hendrix, Wal-Mart

5:15 - 6:30


Wednesday Morning, 22 February 2006
8:00 - 8:30


8:30 - 9:15

Transmission Planning and Development Opportunities
Commissioner Nora Brownell, FERC

9:15 - 10:00

Opportunities for Municipalization and the Benefits of Public Power
Terry Huval, Lafayette Utilities System

10:00 - 10:45

Federal Perspectives on Electric Infrastructure Development
James McGlone, US Department of Energy

10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:45

Evaluating Infrastructure Integrity -- The Costs of Hardening For Hurricanes
Bill Snyder, KEMA

11:45- 12:30

Roundtable on Conference Follow up and Discussion of Future Outlook
Professor Craig Freeman, Moderator, Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs
Phillip May, Entergy Services
Loren Scott, Loren Scott & Associates
Eric Smith, Tulane Energy Center
Dane Revette, Louisiana Department of Economic Development
Mike Sherman, Sullivan and Worcester