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
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,
Avalon Energy Services, LLC
Immediate Past President, NCAC
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