National Capital Area Chapter of the
U.S. Association for Energy Economics
The National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE) is a non-profit organization of 400 energy professionals in the Washington metropolitan area. We are dedicated to providing a forum that fosters the exchange of ideas and the sharing of professional experiences. We also seek to promote an improved understanding of energy economics and energy related issues by all interested parties.
To accomplish these goals we hold lunch meetings (usually on the third Friday of each month) to provide an opportunity for networking, followed by a presentation from an expert speaker on a timely and important energy topic. Our luncheons are held in downtown Washington, DC. We also hold an annual dinner, where our members have a chance to interact in a more relaxed setting, and we co-host a comprehensive, one-day, policy conference, collaborating in recent years with Johns Hopkins SAIS, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Georgetown University. We have begun sponsoring field trips to energy-related sites in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Please check on this site for updated luncheon, conference and field-trip schedules.
The President's Letter
Welcome to the 2016/2017 NCAC year.
I am honored to serve as your President this year. While there are many professional organizations, none stand out like the NCAC. Our organization, with a focus on all matters related to the economics of energy, provides a forum where relevant issues can be discussed in an open, challenging and professional way and where all views are welcome. We are an all-volunteer organization and, with no sponsors, we have no biases or potential conflicts of interest. In today’s hyper-partisan world, the NCAC is a real gem.
We have an all-star Council. Returning this year are:
|Roger Lueken, (Treasurer)
||The Brattle Group
|Garry Tyran (Secretary)
||UCLA Anderson School of Management
|| Cheniere Energy
|| R Street Institute
|Joel Hicks (Student Rep)
||George Mason University
||Independent Energy Analyst
||Congressional Research Service
||Rush Energy Consulting
|James Koehler (IPP)
||Berkeley Research Group
| Omar Cabrales (Advisor)
||Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
|New to the Council are:
|Elaine Levin (Vice President)
||Natural Gas Roundtable
||High Road Strategies
Our theme for the year is Energy in Transition as suggested by Jennifer Reichert. Transition is the reality of the industry – nothing is more relevant or timely. Thank you Jennifer.
Topics planned for the fall include, (i) an update on the coal industry, (ii) the EIA Winter Fuels Outlook, (ii) grid security, and (iv) distributed generation. We are also planning technical tours and happy hours. More on these and other initiatives to follow.
When I first met with Elaine Levin, we talked about plans for the year ahead. At the end of our conversation, she summarized by saying, “Let’s keep it fun and lively.” I was taken aback for a moment and then responded, “Yes, let’s keep it fun and Lively.”
Our first lunch meeting will be on Friday, September 23 at Chinatown Garden on H Street. I look forward to seeing you at this and other NCAC events this coming year.
Avalon Energy Services, LLC
NCAC Lunch Presentation
Friday December 16, 2016
Speaker: Julia Hamm, President and CEO Smart Electric Power Alliance
Topic: A Blank Slate for New Energy Markets: Steering the Evolution of an Industry
NCAC Annual Dinner with Amy Myers Jaffe
Wednesday January 25, 2017
Speaker: Amy Myers Jaffe - Executive Director for Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis
Topic: Geopolitical and Structural Implications for the Future of Energy Markets
NCAC Lunch Presentation
Friday February 17, 2017
Speaker: E. Russell (Rusty) Braziel - President and CEO of RBN Energy
Topic: Back in the Saddle Again
The NCAC Membership Corner
On occasion, NCAC will take the opportunity to feature a member with his/her interests and achievements in energy and environment. The profiling will take the form of a Q&A.
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