National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics

Upcoming Events

Friday Sep 19 2014 Lunch with Speaker
Topic: Distributed Generation and Energy Efficiency: Transmission Panacea or Utility Pain Point

Boston based Michael Goldman will discuss the effects of increased energy efficiency (EE) activities and distributed generation (DG) construction on load forecasting, utility system planning and T&D construction. 

He will highlight some of the economic and operational costs and benefits associated with geo-targeting DG and EE programs, as well as the hurdles that would have to be overcome to realize those DG and EE benefits. His presentation will also describe opportunities for closer collaboration within utilities to use EE and DG to accomplish multiple operational goals.

Speaker: Michael Goldman

Michael Goldman is a Senior Research Analyst at Northeast Utilities (NU) responsible for conducting economic and financial analysis of energy efficiency programs, integrating energy efficiency into load forecasts, and maintaining NSTAR Electric’s energy efficiency portfolio in ISO New England’s Forward Capacity Market. His recent efforts have focused on better understanding the nexus of energy efficiency, load forecasting, and system planning. 


Prior to NU, Michael worked as a management consultant in the electric industry focusing on capital expenditure analysis in the generation, transmission, and environmental retrofit sectors. As a member of the Deloitte Federal Energy & Resources practice area, he spent time advising government clients on the financial impacts of energy efficiency on infrastructure and operating budgets. 


His research has been published in Electric Light & Power, the Journal of Progress in Industrial Ecology, and USAEE’s Dialogue. He has been a featured speaker at the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC), the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) national conference, ACEEE’s Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, and the American Academy of Arts & Science’s behavioral energy conference. He received an MA in economics and energy policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Date: Friday Sep 19 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Location: Carmine's Restaurant, 425 7th St NW
Tickets: Click to Register / Purchase Only 64 Places Open
RSVP: COB 09/16/2014
For Information:

NCAC-USAEE Treasurer, James Crandall

Cost: Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $30.00
Student Members $5.00
Student Non-Members $5.00

Please note that Chatham House Rule applies; attendees can use the information presented but are not allowed to quote the source or the event.