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
Details:

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 55 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
Notes:

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

   
Friday Oct 24 2014 Lunch with Speaker
Topic: EIA's Winter Outlook
Details:

Adam Sieminski, Energy Information Administrator, will present the EIA's Winter Outlook, and provide his insights into how last year's polar vortex events prepared the U.S. for future extreme weather.

Speaker: Adam Sieminski, Administrator, Energy Information Administration
 

Adam Sieminski was sworn in on June 4, 2012, as the eighth administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). From March 2012 to May 2012, while awaiting confirmation as EIA administrator, he served as Senior Director for Energy and Environment on the staff of the National Security Council.

 

From 2005 until March 2012, Mr. Sieminski was the Chief Energy Economist for Deutsche Bank, working with the Bank's Global Research and Trading units.  Drawing on extensive industry, government, and academic sources, Mr. Sieminski forecasted energy market trends and wrote on a variety of topics involving energy economics, climate change, geopolitics, and commodity prices.  From 1998 to 2005, he served as Director and Energy Strategist for Deutsche Bank's Global Oil and Gas Equity Team.  

 

From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Sieminski was the Senior Energy Analyst for NatWest Securities in the United States, covering the major U.S. international integrated oil companies.

 

He was as a Senior Adviser to the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), is a senior fellow and former president of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, and served as President of the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts.

 

In 2006, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman appointed Mr. Sieminski to the National Petroleum Council (NPC), an advisory group to the Secretary of Energy, where he helped author the NPC's Global Oil and Gas Study: The Hard Truths.

 

Mr. Sieminski was an advisory board member of the Global Energy and Environment Initiative at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); served as Chairman of the Supply-Demand Committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, and as an advisory member of the Strategic Energy Task Force of the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is a member of the Washington, DC, investment professional society, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

 

Mr. Sieminski received a B.S. in civil engineering and a master's in public administration from Cornell University. 

Date: Friday Oct 24 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Location: Carmine's Restaurant, 425 7th St NW
Tickets: Click to Register / Purchase Only 66 Places Open
RSVP: COB 10/21/2014
For Information:

NCAC-USAEE Treasurer, James Crandall

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

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