July Lunch
Basil Karatzas, Founder and CEO, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.
US Energy Exports and the Panama Canal Expansion

June Lunch
Paul Sotkiewicz
, Ph.D.
Senior Economic Policy Advisor for the PJM Wholesale Power Market
PJM Updates: Capacity Auctions, CPP Implementation, New Investments

June Tour
Andrew Knox

US Navy, Energy Initiatives and Integration Manager
Getting to Zero: A DC Family’s Project to Cut Net Home and Vehicle CO2 Emissions Down to Zero

May Lunch
Jamie Webster

Global Energy Expert
Global Oil Markets: Is It Recovery Time?

20th Energy Policy Conference

March Lunch
David Abraham

Technology, Rare and Electronics Materials Center
The Elements of Power

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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.


Congratulations to Our New Board
NCAC Council 2016-2017 Term


President: Jim McDonnell, Avalon Energy Services
Vice President: Elaine Levin, Powerhouse
Treasurer: Roger Lueken, The Brattle Group
Secretary: Garry Tyran, Public Allies DC


  • Brad Groters, Cheniere Energy
  • Devin Hartman, R Street Institute
  • Joel Hicks, George Mason University (student representative)
  • Natalie Kempkey, Independent Energy Analyst
  • James Koehler, Berkeley Research Group (immediate past president)
  • Pat McMurray, Natural Gas Roundtable
  • Michael Ratner, Congressional Research Service
  • Jennifer Reichert, CRDF Global
  • Barney Rush, Rush Energy Consulting
  • Joel Yudken, High Road Strategies


Upcoming Events

Our next NCAC event will be in September.
Enjoy your summer!

The NCAC Membership Corner
Featured Member

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.

Our Featured
Member Profile is:

Carol White

Tom Russo

Founding Partner, Russo on Energy LLC

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Our Member's Profile

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Previous Featured Members' Profiles

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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