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NCAC-USAEE 27th Annual Conference | Ensuring Reliability: The Right Energy in the Right Places at the Right Times

  • 25 Apr 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • George Mason University, Van Metre Hall
  • 158



Please join us for our 27th Annual Energy Policy Conference!

Ensuring Reliability: The Right Energy in the Right Places at the Right Times


U.S. Association for Energy Economics, National Capital Area Chapter


Co-hosted with George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government, Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP)

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Venue: Van Metre Hall (Arlington Campus)

3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

In most developed countries, particularly in the US, energy reliability and availability have progressed to become a near universal expectation. As the energy transition deepens globally and new sources of energy demand materialize, there are growing concerns about the ability of energy systems to continue to provide reliable and affordable service. There is active debate across the energy industry about the severity of the risks and the best solutions to any challenges.

In this conference, we will examine the potential supply-demand gaps across energy systems and consider the solutions through the lens of energy economics. We will have leading experts lay out and evaluate the supply and demand challenges, both domestically and internationally. We will see how data centers and electrification are driving unexpected electricity demand while examining the constraints on supply and the incentives needed to drive solutions. We will examine the role of natural gas in this context, and feature a major study by the National Petroleum Council on greenhouse gases across the gas value chain to be released that week. We will also tour an exciting new lab at George Mason that is finding technical solutions to the issues we will discuss.

Current Agenda

8:30-9:00 | Breakfast and Registration

9:00-9:15 | Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15-9:25 | Introduction: Framing the Reliability and Adequacy Challenges

9:25-9:40 | Smart Grid Lab Introduction

9:40-10:40 | Drivers of Energy Demand Growth

10:40-11:00 | Networking Break and First Lab Tour

11:00-12:00 | Keynote: Julian Nebreda, CEO of Fluence

12:00-1:30 | Lunch and Panel (Tackling GHG Emissions in the Natural Gas Value Chain)

1:30-2:30 | A Global Perspective on Energy Reliability

2:30-3:00 | Networking Break and Second Lab Tour

3:00-4:00 | Market and Other Solutions to Ensuring Energy Reliability

4:00-4:15 | Closing Remarks

4:15-6:00 | Cocktail Reception

Important Notes:

  • Pro-tip for Non-Members: If you become member and then register for the conference you can save money!

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