The Newsletter of the IEEE Tucson Section April 2001


The Bulletin of Electrical & Electronics Engineers of Tucson

IEEE Section Meeting

Electric Deregulation: What does it mean for us?

Date: April 19, 2001

Day: Thursday
Time: 5:30 PM
Speaker: Art Fregoso
Place: AME S202 at the U of A

There will be food served!

Rolling blackouts, power shortages, and high energy prices have hit California pretty hard. Deregulation of the electric industry has been blamed for many of these problems. Arizona will also go through a similar deregulation. Does that mean we are destined for the same problems that have hit California?

Art Fregoso may have some of the answers. How did California get into this crisis? What is Arizona doing to prevent the same thing from happening here? Will shortages and higher prices be common here? Come to this IEEE presentation to get some of these answers!

Art Fregoso is currently an Account Manager in Marketing at Tucson Electric Power Company. After getting his Mechanical Engineering degree from the U of A, he has worked at TEP as an engineer at the Irvington Generating Station, and as an analyst in Demand-Side Management, Product Planning and Development, and Pricing.

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Tucson Section Meeting Thursday, April 19, 2001

5:30 PM, at the U of A

AME S202

(NE corner of Speedway and Mountain – Parking available east of the building after 5 P.M.)



Tucson Section, Institute of

Electrical and Electronics Engineers

1029 N. Del Valle Pl.

Tucson, AZ 85711