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UNI hosts electrical power lecture, Wednesday, April 16

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Siobahn Morgan, professor of earth science, (319) 273-2389
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa's scientific research society, Sigma Xi, and the College of Natural Sciences will present 'The Electric Power Grid in Iowa and the Midwest: Will Deregulation Ultimately Lower Electricity Prices?' at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 in the Schindler Education Center, Room 247.

The talk will explore the physics of power grid operation, how deregulation can both lower and raise electrical prices, and the future of electrical power in Iowa and the country.

The featured speaker will be Thomas J. Overbye, from the Department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Overbye was the recipient of the 1993 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Engineering Society Walter Fee Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the 2001-2002 IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the BP Amoco Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served before the talk.