National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics
|Thursday Apr 06 2017 NCAC-GMU Energy Policy Conference|
|Topic:||Energy Reset? Conflicting Forces in the Energy Space: Moderated by Former EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski|
The 21st Annual Washington Energy Policy Conference
Keynote Speakers: Thad Hill, President and Chief Executive Officer, Calpine Corporation
Thomas Pyle, President, American Energy Alliance
Thursday, April 6, 2017
George Mason University
8:30 – 9:00 am Coffee and Registration
9:00 – 9:10 am
9:10 – 10:00 am
10:00 – 11:15 am
Michael Cohen, Director and Head of Energy Commodities Research, Barclays
Topics: The growth of U.S. production of oil and natural gas has been remarkable, giving the U.S. the potential for energy independence. So too has growth in U.S. exports of energy. Increased U.S. shale production led to a change in OPEC policy. What role will U.S. exports play in the global markets? How would policies such as a Border Tax Adjustment alter the landscape? Our panel will explore the possibility for U.S. production, exports and the impact of protectionist legislation.
11:15 – 11:30 am: Break
11:30 – 12:30 pm
Ray Shepherd, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Federal Government Affairs, Peabody Energy
Topics: Alternative sources of energy such as wind, solar and biomass have been growing, aided by federal policies. Would a change in administration matter? Have alternative technologies become price competitive even without tax credits? What sources of energy do end users want from their suppliers (and what are they willing to pay for)? Could a push from the new administration encourage a renaissance of more traditional sources of energy, namely, coal? The panel will discuss the future of power generation, from both the producer’s and supplier’s points of view.
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 pm
2:15 – 3:15 pm
Christi Tezak, Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners
Terry Turpin, Director of the Office of Energy Projects, FERC
Topics: There is no debate that the U.S. needs to address its existing energy infrastructure, including oil and gas pipelines and the electric transmission grid. The new administration has vowed to invest in infrastructure as a way to spur job growth. What projects will be priorities? How will the U.S. pay for them? Will state and local government support or delay implementation? What role will publicprivate partnerships play? Opposition from interest groups has blocked infrastructure across the country. How can companies work with the public to gain support for these projects? Our panel will explore what industry is doing now and what we can expect to achieve over the coming years.
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm
David Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn Global Strategies
Topics: Building off the topics addressed earlier in the day, the discussants will debate these issues the vantage point of what does the left and right agree on and what they do not. This session should illuminate the key issues confronting the U.S. Administration and Congress and where change is likely to occur.
4:30 – 4:45 pm
4:45 – 6:00 pm
Note: Chatham House Rules apply. Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker, nor that of any other participants, may be revealed.
NCAC-USAEE Members: $125
Register at the NCAC-USAEE Website
*** Registration closes April 5 th at noon ***
National Capital Area Chapter, U.S. Association for Energy Economics & George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government
For questions please contact:
Elaine Levin, NCAC-USAEE Vice President
Joel Hicks, George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government
|Speaker:||Keynote:Thad Hill, President and CEO Calpine Corp.|
Thad Hill, President and Chief Executive Officer
Thad Hill became Calpine’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors in May 2014. Mr. Hill joined the company in September 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He became Chief Operating Officer in November 2010 and was named President in December 2012. Prior to Calpine, Mr. Hill was with NRG Energy from 2006 to 2008, serving as President of NRG Texas in 2007- 2008. Prior to NRG, Mr. Hill was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Texas Genco LP from 2005 to 2006. From 1995 to 2005, he was with Boston Consulting Group Inc., where he rose to Partner and Managing Director and led the North American energy practice, serving companies in the power and gas sector with a focus on commercial and strategic issues. Mr. Hill received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University magna cum laude and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College, where he was elected an Edward Tuck Scholar.
Keynote:Thomas Pyle, President, American Energy Alliance
Thomas J. Pyle, President, American Energy Alliance
Thomas J. Pyle is the president of the American Energy Alliance (AEA). In this capacity, Tom brings a unique backdrop of public and private sector experience to help manage AEA's Washington, DC-based staff and operations. He also helps to develop the organization's free market policy positions and implement education efforts with respect to key energy stakeholders, including policymakers, federal agency representatives, industry leaders, consumer entities and the media.
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|Date:||Thursday Apr 06 2017|
|Time:||8:30 AM until 4:45 PM|
|Location:||George Mason University - Arlington Campus - Schar School of Policy and Government|
|Tickets:||Click to Register / Purchase|
Roger Lueken, NCAC Treasurer
Student Members $20.00
Student Non-Members $30.00
|Tuesday Apr 18 2017 Joint Lively/Happy Hour|
|Topic:||Joint Lively/Happy Hour|
NCAC will be cohosting with OurEnergyPolicy.org (OEP), which is a nonpartisan, nonprofit that has hosted more than 300 policy discussions over the past four years. The mission of OEP is to facilitate responsible dialogue on energy policy issues, and provide this dialogue as a resource for the American people, policymakers and the media.
Appetizers will be served and there will be a cash bar. The event starts at 5:30 PM with networking through 8 PM. There is no registration fee for this event, however, registraton is required.
|Date:||Tuesday Apr 18 2017|
|Time:||5:30 PM until 8:00 PM|
|Location:||Cities Restaurant and Lounge - 1909 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006|
|Tickets:||Click to Register / Purchase Only 35 Places Open|
|RSVP:||Yes please, see contact info below.|
Student Members $0.00
Student Non-Members $0.00