July 21 - Lunch
Mark Finley, General Manager, Global Energy Markets and US Economics at BP, 2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy

June 2017 Lunch
Mark P. Mills, Partner, Co-Founder Cottonwood Venture Partners; Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Faculty Fellow, Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering. Energy Demand Disruptions: Aspirations vs Reality


May 2017 Lunch
Robert Kleinberg, Schlumberger. Petroleum Geology of Shale Gas & Tight Oil and How To Do It: Drill and Frack a Horizontal Well

  • April2017 - The 21st Energy Policy Conference
    Jim McDonnell
    Dr. Mark Rozell
    Adam Sieminski
    Gary Hufbauer
    Erica Bowman
    Michael Cohen
    Melanie Kenderdine
    Stephen Munro
    Tom Matzzie
    Ray Shepherd

    Keynote Speaker
    : Thomas Pyle, President, American Energy Alliance

    Adam Sieminski
    Bruce McKay
    Christi Tezak
    Terry Turpin
    Barney Rush
    Bob McNally
    David Goldwyn

March 2017 Happy Hour
Rock 'N Roll Roast and Toast of Adam Sieminski


February 2017 Lunch
E. Russell (Rusty) Braziel, President, CEO & Principal Consultant at RBN Energy, LLC. Presentation Unavailable: "Energy Back in the Saddle Again"


January 2017 Dinner Meeting
Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director for Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis. Presentation Unavailable: "Market Outlook: Is the Expected 2018-2020 Oil Supply Crunch? Real or Chimera?"


December Lunch
Julia Hamm, President & CEO of the of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).
A Blank Slate for New Energy Markets: Steering the Evolution of an Industry


November Lunch
Paul J. Feldman, Former Chairman of the Midwest ISO.
Cybersecurity and the Grid

October Lunch
Adam Sieminski, U.S. Energy Information Administration.
EIA Winter Fuels Outlook

September Lunch
Janet Gellici, Chief Executive Officer of the National Coal Council.
Coal Industry Update

20th Energy Policy Conference

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Happy Hour Event
NCAC -- Women's Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE) Happy Hour July 2016
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Adam Sieminski, Lunch Speaker Presentation
Adam Sieminski, Speaker at
the NCAC Annual Conference
Monthly Lunch Meeting
NCAC Annual Conference
NCAC Anual Conference
Mark Lively, Peri Ulrey,
and Mark Finley at a
Monthly Lunch Event

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

The results are in.


Our 2017/2018 NCAC officers and Council members are as follows:


2017-2018 NCAC Council Leadership


NCAC Officers

Elaine Levin - Powerhouse (President)*

Michael Ratner - Congressional Research Service (Vice President)*

Joel Yudken - High Road Strategies (Treasurer)*

Pat McMurray - Public Utilities Fortnightly (Secretary)*


Council Members At-Large
John Caldwell - Edison Electric Institute
Devin Hartman - R Street Institute*
Natalie Kempkey - EIA*
Sarah Ladislaw - CSIS
Roger Lueken - Brattle Group*
Mark Noll - Georgetown University (student rep)
Jennifer Reichert - CRDF Global*
Barney Rush - Rush Energy Consulting*
Garry Tyran - UCLA Anderson School of Management*
Dan White - Berkeley Research Group
Jim McDonnell - Avalon Energy Services (Immediate Past President)*

* denotes current NCAC Council membership

This is a highly impressive group of folks which is reflective of the high caliber of our overall membership. I am confident that the future of the NCAC is bright.

There are numerous professional organizations in the DC area but none like the NCAC. All volunteer. Minimalist budget. No sponsors. Seeks no sponsors. Non-partisan. Expertly focused on energy and economics. And, out of this group comes consistently high quality, relevant lunch speakers, topical conferences, Lively networking events, and interesting technical tours. And, about 14% of our 400 members are students which bodes well for the future of the organization.

It has been a pleasure serving this past year as president. I’d like to thank the current officers and Council members for their dedication and a job well done. I’d also like to thank you, the members. It is you that make the NCAC what it is.


All the best,


Jim McDonnell
Avalon Energy Services, LLC
Immediate Past President, NCAC

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Vice President, Policy
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**** In Memoriam ****

Mark Lively

February 4, 1948 - March 4, 2016

Mark Lively

NCAC Past President,
Vice President, Treasurer and Longtime Member

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2013 PowerPlant/Wind/CoalMine Tour
2013 PowerPlant/Wind/CoalMine Tour
NCAC Tours Calvert Cliffs 2016
2016 Tour at Calvert Cliffs
USAEE members on oil sands tour during the 2010 Calgary Conference
2010 Oil Sands Tour in Calgary
NCAC members at 150th Anniversay of Drake Well in Titusville, PA
NCAC members at 150th Anniversay
of Drake Well in Titusville, PA
NCAC members at historic Venango Museum in Oil City, PA  (Aug 2009)
NCAC members at historic
Venango Museum in Oil City, PA