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4th International Conference on SF6 and the Environment

November 28-30, 2006, Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX

The agenda and presentations are provided below.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Time Agenda Item
8:30 am

Welcome, Logistics and Introduction

  • Jerome Blackman and Scott Bartos, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
8:40 am

Keynote Address: Combating Global Climate Change Locally

  • Mayor Will Wynn, City of Austin, Texas
9:10 am

Climate Science Update

  • Andrew Dessler, Texas A&M University
10:15 am

The Consequences of a Warming Arctic

  • Mike MacCracken, Climate Institute
11:00 am

SF6 Global Production

12:00 pm

Conference Luncheon

  • EPA Recognition of International Leaders in SF6 Emission Reduction, Dina Kruger, Director, EPA’s Climate Change Division
1:30 pm

Utility Breakout Session I: Partnership Update and Partner Presentations

1:30 pm

Magnesium Breakout Session I: Introduction to Alternative Melt Protection Technologies and Climate Protection Initiatives

3:30 pm

Utility Break Session II: New Developments in Leak Detection Technologies

3:30 pm

Magnesium Break Session II: Industry Experiences with Melt Protection Alternatives to SF6

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Time Agenda Item
8:30 am

Greeting and Site Tour Information

  • Alfonso Lujan, San Antonio City Public Service
8:45 am

International Climate Protection Policies and SF6 Panel Discussion

  • Taiwan, Ching-huei Lu, Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • Brazil, Newton Paciornik, Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil
  • China, Cui Cheng, Energy Research Institute
  • United States of America, Scott Bartos, EPA
8:45 am

Climate Protection and Economic Opportunities

1:45 pm

Utility Breakout Session III: SF6 Reductions: Global Opportunities and Challenges

1:45 pm

Magnesium Breakout Session III: Global Industry Emission Reduction Efforts and Experiences

3:45 pm

Utility Breakout Session IV: Electric Power Systems: Estimating Emissions, Equipment Repair and Maintenance Issues

3:45 pm

Magnesium Breakout Session IV: SF6 Emission Reduction Project Development Workshop — Panelists and Facilitated Discussion

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Time Agenda Item
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

San Antonio City Public Service (SACPS) Tour of Switchyard