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

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Feb 16 2016 NCAC Annual Dinner w/ CEO of ISO-New England
Topic: Balancing clean energy integration with reliable and competitive power markets

About Gordon van Welie / ISO-New England


ISO-NE ensures reliable electric supply to a six-state population of nearly 15 million people, and operates a grid with over 30,000 MW of capacity.  


Under Mr. van Welie's highly regarded leadership, ISO-NE is at the center of national energy policy debates.  His organization is responsible for designing and operating a competitive market structure to meet both reliability obligations and state and national public policy goals.  Issues that the ISO has to consider include: complying with state renewable mandates, ensuring reliability in the face of gas supply constraints, retiring base-load nuclear facilities, importing power from Canada, and encouraging competitively priced new generation.



From his detailed practical experience and extensive interactions with stakeholders at all levels, Mr. van Welie has gained a deep understanding of the current challenges facing grid operators, as they strive to fulfill low carbon policy goals and ensure reliability.





Date: Tuesday, February 16th

Location: Joes Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab (750 15th St. NW) 

Nearest metro: Mcpherson Square/Metro Center




6pm - 7pm: Cocktail reception 

7pm - 7:30pm: Dinner

7:30pm: Speaker Presentation




$120 non-members

$100 members

$50/$40 student non-members/members


Note: Annual membership dues are $20.  Join NCAC and pay the member price for the same cost as the non-member dinner price. (And enjoy member-only events and discounts the rest of the year!)


Speaker: Gordon van Welie, CEO, ISO-New England

Gordon van Welie is president and chief executive officer of ISO New England Inc., having previously served as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. He joined ISO New England from Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution LLC, where he served as vice president and general manager of the Power Systems Control Division and was responsible for managing information technology solutions for electric companies. Before coming to Siemens, Mr. van Welie held several positions at ESKOM, South Africa’s electric utility based in Johannesburg.

Date: Tuesday Feb 16 2016
Time: 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Location: Joes Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab (750 15th St. NW)
Tickets: Click to Register / Purchase Only 5 Places Open
RSVP: Mandatory
For Information:

NCAC-USAEE Treasurer, Roger Lueken

Cost: Members: $100.00
Non-Members: $120.00
Student Members $40.00
Student Non-Members $50.00