May 2017 Lunch
Robert Kleinberg, Schlumberger Petroleum Geology of Shale Gas & Tight Oil and How To Do It: Drill and Frack a Horizontal Well

  • April2017 - The 21st Energy Policy Conference
    Jim McDonnell
    Dr. Mark Rozell
    Adam Sieminski
    Gary Hufbauer
    Erica Bowman
    Michael Cohen
    Melanie Kenderdine
    Stephen Munro
    Tom Matzzie
    Ray Shepherd

    Keynote Speaker
    : Thomas Pyle, President, American Energy Alliance

    Adam Sieminski
    Bruce McKay
    Christi Tezak
    Terry Turpin
    Barney Rush
    Bob McNally
    David Goldwyn

March 2017 Happy Hour
Rock 'N Roll Roast and Toast of Adam Sieminski


February 2017 Lunch
E. Russell (Rusty) Braziel, President, CEO & Principal Consultant at RBN Energy, LLC. Presentation Unavailable: "Energy Back in the Saddle Again"


January 2017 Dinner Meeting
Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director for Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis. Presentation Unavailable: "Market Outlook: Is the Expected 2018-2020 Oil Supply Crunch? Real or Chimera?"


December Lunch
Julia Hamm, President & CEO of the of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
A Blank Slate for New Energy Markets: Steering the Evolution of an Industry


November Lunch
Paul J. Feldman, Former Chairman of the Midwest ISO
Cybersecurity and the Grid

October Lunch
Adam Sieminski, U.S. Energy Information Administration
EIA Winter Fuels Outlook

September Lunch
Janet Gellici, Chief Executive Officer of the National Coal Council
Coal Industry Update

20th Energy Policy Conference

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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.

The President's Letter

The importance of energy in our society is immense and the degree of change we witness every day—in energy technology, supply and demand, and policy—seems even greater.

NCAC member Mark Finley well captured the challenges we face in his Member of the Month profile. He asked, “…how does the world get the energy it needs; provide a growing population with light, heat, and power; improve peoples’ lives and lift people out of poverty; and accomplish it all in ways that are sustainable, secure, and affordable?” These challenges are large and serious. What a great time to be in the energy industry.

And what a great time to be part of the NCAC.

As of the beginning of 2017, we have close to 400 members—nearly double our membership in 2011. And, thirteen percent of our members are students. This reflects strong interest in the energy industry and also augurs well for the future of our organization.

Your involvement in the NCAC keeps you on the forefront of the many issues facing the energy industry, and the NCAC flourishes thanks to the participation and engagement of all our members.


Jim McDonnell
Avalon Energy Services, LLC

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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:

Kathryn Clay

Vice President, Policy
American Gas Association

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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