2018 EIA Energy Conference

June 4-5 Washington, DC
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Linda Capuano

Administrator
EIA
Linda Capuano was appointed Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in January 2018.

As Administrator of EIA, Linda leads an agency responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policy-making, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices. EIA is also responsible for the preparation of analyses and special reports on topics of current interest.

Prior to her appointment as EIA Administrator, Linda was the fellow in energy technology at the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies. She was also on the faculty of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, where she taught operations strategy for the executive MBA program. Her research interests in the energy-water-food nexus focused on accelerating the treatment and use of non-fresh water sources.

Linda’s career has centered on commercializing technology innovation through a network of contacts and experience in high-tech companies, where she has guided new technologies from design to successful commercialization. She previously served as an officer and company vice president of technology at Marathon Oil Corp.; senior vice president of engineering design at Solectron Flextronics; executive vice president and chief technology officer at Advanced Energy Industries; corporate vice president of technology strategy at Honeywell; general manager of wide body aircraft auxiliary product units at Honeywell AlliedSignal Aerospace; and manager in computer memory product development at IBM. She co-founded and served as chief financial officer of Conductus, a Silicon Valley start-up that commercialized ceramic superconductor technology discovered in the 1980s.

Linda has served on the board of directors of Peak Reliability, providing bulk electricity system oversight within the Western Electricity Coordinating Council’s footprint; and the Board of Governors of California Independent System Operator. She is an associate member of the National Academy of Sciences, an elected lifetime position.

Linda was awarded the Technical Excellence Award by the Society of Women Engineers and the IBM Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing contributions to computer memory storage. She received her PhD in materials science and engineering and MS in engineering management from Stanford University; an MS in chemistry and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and a BS in chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Mark W. Menezes

Under Secretary of Energy
DOE
The Honorable Mark Wesley Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy serves as the Department’s principal advisor on energy policy and on a wide array of existing and emerging energy technologies. The Under Secretary is responsible for driving transformative energy policy, and technology solutions through coordinated planning, management and performance of the Department’s energy programs.

Prior to being confirmed as Under Secretary of Energy, Mr. Menezes was an executive with Berkshire Hathaway Energy in its Washington, D.C. office. Before joining BHE, Mr. Menezes was a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, where he headed the Regulated Markets and Energy Infrastructure practice group. Prior to Hunton, he served as Chief Counsel, Energy and Environment, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, serving as chief negotiator for the House Majority in the enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Before his service with House Energy & Commerce, he was Vice President with Central and South West, and upon its merger with American Electric Power, served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for federal and state legislative and regulatory affairs.

Mr. Menezes has been named in National Journal’s “Hill 100”—top Congressional staff for his work on both energy and environmental matters. He has been frequent guest speaker and lecturer before numerous associations and civic groups, including legal education seminars where he has been called on to address the nation’s energy and environmental policies, utility restructuring, telecommunications, ethics, merger and acquisition practices, and regulatory and legislative processes. He has co-authored numerous articles, a practice manual, and been quoted in the New York Times, Law360, Oil and Gas Journal, Politico as well as interviewed by E&ETV. He’s been listed Best Lawyers in America 2013–2016, Corporate Counsel’s Top Lawyers 2006–2011, Washington Post’s Top Lawyers 2008–2016, and DC Super Lawyers 2012–2016.

Mr. Menezes is a graduate of Louisiana State University receiving both his undergraduate and juris doctor degree. Until joining the government he was a charter member of the Advisory Council, Louisiana State University Law John P. Laborde Energy Law Center, and served on the Board of Directors of the Congressional Chorus & American Youth Chorus.

05 June

Greg L. Armstrong

Chair, National Petroleum Council
Chairman and CEO, Plains All American Pipeline
Greg has served as an officer for Plains All American and its predecessor entities for over 36 years, serving the last 25 years as Chief Executive Officer.Prior to being elected CEO of Plains in 1992, he served in a variety of positions including President and COO and Chief Financial Officer.

PAA is one of the largest crude oil transportation companies in North America transporting over 5.0 million barrels per day of crude oil and NGLs through its pipeline network.

Since its IPO in 1998, PAA has made over $12 billion of distributions to its equity holders and has a current enterprise value of approximately $30 billion and ranks 141 in the Fortune 500.

Mr. Armstrong currently serves as Deputy Chairman of The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Chairman for the National Petroleum Council. He is a director of National Oilwell Varco Inc. and is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Cox School’s Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University.

Greg is also a distinguished alumnus at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2015 and the MLP Ammys Hall of Fame in 2018.

04 June

Kevin J. McIntyre

Chairman
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre was nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2017.

Prior to joining the Commission, Chairman McIntyre was the co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day, where he practiced law for most of his nearly 30-year legal career. At the firm, he had an expansive FERC practice, counseling and representing clients in nearly all industry sectors, including natural gas, conventional electricity, oil, hydropower, wind power and other renewable resources, and energy marketing and trading. His work for energy clients spanned administrative and appellate litigation, compliance and enforcement matters, and corporate transactions.

Chairman McIntyre is a graduate of San Diego State University and Georgetown Law. He and his wife Jennifer have three children.

05 June

John Kemp

Senior Market Analyst, Commodities and Energy
Reuters News
John Kemp leads a group of specialist energy and commodities analysts for Reuters. His expertise lies in oil and gas, refining, energy policy, international trade, and the financial and foreign policy aspects of energy. Before joining Reuters in 2008, Kemp worked as a senior analyst for Sempra Commodities, now part of JPMorgan. And, prior to that, he spent five years focusing on all aspects of the international economy as well as North American public policy for consultancy Oxford Analytica. Kemp holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University.

04 June

Mark Lauby

Senior Vice President and Chief Reliability Officer
North American Electric Reliability Corporation
Mark G. Lauby is senior vice president and chief reliability officer at NERC. Mr. Lauby joined NERC in January 2007 and has held a number of positions, including vice president and director of Standards and vice president and director of Reliability Assessments and Performance Analysis. In 2012, Mr. Lauby was elected to the North American Energy Standards Board and was appointed to the Department of Energy’s Electric Advisory Committee by the Secretary of Energy from 2013–2017. He has been recognized for his technical achievements in many technical associations, including the 1992 IEEE Walter Fee Young Engineer of the Year Award. He was named a Fellow by IEEE in November 2011 for “leadership in the development and application of techniques for bulk power system reliability,” and in 2014, Mr. Lauby was awarded the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award. Prior to joining NERC, Mr. Lauby worked for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for 20 years. Mr. Lauby is the author of more than 100 technical papers on the subjects of power system reliability, expert systems, transmission system planning, and power system numerical analysis techniques. Mr. Lauby served as chair and is a life member of the International Electricity Research Exchange and served as chair of a number of IEEE working groups. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

04 June

David Patton

President
Potomac Economics
Dr. David B. Patton is President of Potomac Economics and has 24 years of experience as an energy economist providing expert advice, analysis and testimony to clients in the electricity and natural gas industries. Dr. Patton’s areas of expertise include market design and monitoring, merger and other market power analysis, transmission pricing, asset valuation, and congestion management. Potomac Economics serves as the Independent Market Monitor for the Midcontinent ISO and ERCOT, the Market Monitoring Unit for the New York ISO, and the Independent Market Monitoring Unit for ISO New England. In these capacities, Potomac Economics is responsible for implementing monitoring plans to identify and remedy flaws in the market design or attempts to exercise market power. Potomac Economics also serves as the Market Monitor for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

04 June

Gordon van Welie

President and Chief Executive Officer
ISO New England Inc.
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. Mr. van Welie is a member of the Executive Committee of the US National Committee of CIGRE and the Member Representatives Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). In 2016, he was awarded the Leadership in Power Award from the IEEE Power & Energy Society.

04 June

Vipin Arora

Team Lead, Macroeconomic Analysis
EIA (Moderator)

05 June

Michael Barancewicz

Energy Education Specialist.
Loudoun County Public Schools
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is third largest School District in Virginia and has over 11 million square feet of space used to educate over 80,000 students. LCPS earned several accolades for stewardship of fiscal and environmental resources. In addition to the Association of Energy Engineer’s International award for Energy Management, the EPA, Governor of Virginia, Metropolitan Council of Governments and the Virginia School Boards Association have all recognized Loudoun County Public Schools for demonstrating a commitment to effectively managing public resources.

Michael Barancewicz has over 30 years of experience in the production, delivery, sale, and use of energy. In Loudoun County, he works to encourage effective use of energy through technological solutions and personal interactions. His energy motto is, “Understand and meet the need with minimal waste.” In his current role, he strives to fine-tune the relationship between people and the energy needed to accomplish organizational goals. Michael attained a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a concentration in systems from Old Dominion University. In addition, he holds an Executive Masters in Natural Resources through Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability.

Early in his career, he worked for NASA at Langley Research Center and served as a BOMA Tidewater Region Vice President while working for Dominion Virginia Power. Michael is a contributing author of The Greenhouse Gas Protocol for the U.S. Public Sector published by The World Resources Institute.He is currently on the Board for the Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association and served as Chair of VEPGA’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee. Michael participates on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee. He also chaired the National Capitol Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineer’s programs committee and is now their Community Service Project Chair.

When not saving energy, Michael is outside enjoying nature while skiing, fishing, sailing, and participating in community events that support environmental education.

04 June

Erin Boedecker

Team Lead, Buildings Energy Consumption & Efficiency Analysis
EIA (Moderator)

04 June

Hannah Breul

Team Lead, Petroleum Markets
EIA (Moderator)

04 June

Nicholas Chase

Lead Economist, Transportation Energy Consumption and Efficiency Analysis Team
EIA
Nicholas Chase is a Lead Economist at the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. He has significant experience analyzing and modeling passenger and freight transportation travel demand, energy efficiency, and energy consumption. Nicholas has developed energy demand models focused on the United States, as well as China, India, and other international regions. He studied at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the Johns Hopkins University.

05 June

Robert Clarke

Research Director, Lower 48
Wood Mackenzie
Robert Clarke has been with Wood Mackenzie since 2005, originally as a member of the company’s initial US Lower 48 Upstream Research group in Houston. He has covered numerous US regions and led much of Wood Mackenzie’s early US onshore, shale gas, and tight oil research.

He managed the company’s international shale, CBM, and tight gas research from 2009 to 2014 and has widespread experience benchmarking and valuing exploratory global unconventional assets. Over this period, he worked extensively with NOCs and governments.He relocated to Dallas in 2015 and now works closely with domestic E&Ps, investors, and service companies specific to North Texas.

Robert specializes in geologic play description, portfolio valuation, production forecasting, analogue modelling, and sector trend analysis. He has worked on upstream consulting projects, ranging from asset opportunity screenings for the majors, to due diligence work for private equity-led M&A.Robert regularly contributes his research conclusions to written media and is a frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences.

Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, he worked as a Field Geologist for a private engineering and consulting firm in Houston, Texas.Robert graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a BA in Geology, and received a MBA in 2005 from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

04 June

Meg Coleman

Team Lead, Exploration and Production
EIA (Moderator)

04 June

Duane J. Desiderio

Senior Vice President and Counsel
The Real Estate Roundtable
Duane J. Desiderio has advocated on behalf of the real estate industry for nearly 20 years, seeking policy solutions that balance responsible economic development while conserving energy and environmental resources. He is currently Senior Vice President and Counsel with The Real Estate Roundtable (www.rer.org) in Washington, D.C. The Roundtable represents the leadership of the nation’s top 100 privately-owned and publicly-held real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms, as well as the elected leaders of the 16 major national real estate industry trade associations.

Desiderio’s legislative and regulatory portfolio emphasizes energy, environmental, immigration, infrastructure, and land use policy. He manages The Roundtable’s advocacy on these issues with The White House, Congress, and executive branch departments. Desiderio staffs The Roundtable’s Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC), and builds coalitions to unify diverse real estate, business, and environmental stakeholders toward shared policy goals.

Prior to joining The Real Estate Roundtable, Desiderio was a vice president at the National Association of Home Builders where he developed and managed its nationwide litigation program.

04 June

Lauren Diekman

Senior Director of Energy & Environment
U.S.-India Business Council
Lauren Diekman leads the U.S.-India Business Council’s Energy and Environment program. Prior to joining USIBC, Ms. Diekman served as the India Advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of International Affairs where she managed coordination of the bilateral energy relationship and spearheaded the U.S.-India Strategic Energy Partnership. Diekman also served in the Bureau of South and Central Asia at the U.S. Department of State where she covered a number of economic issues including: energy, environment, and innovation. Earlier in her career, Diekman served in the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs; Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; the State Department Operations Center; and the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Diekman holds a MPP from American University and a B.A. from University of Toledo, Ohio. Diekman resides in Washington, D.C.

05 June

Alexander Edwards

President
Strategic Vision
Alexander Edwards has been President of Strategic Vision, Inc. since 2010, and is responsible for the overall course and direction of the company. In addition to developing future leadership and setting managerial targets, he oversees all operations and executive-level client development.With vast experience and expertise, he is recognized as a leading industry expert in automotive research and is frequently quoted in news outlets such as USA Today, Automotive News, and the Associated Press.In addition, he is frequently a guest speaker at various industry conferences.

Alexander Edwards is also a key developer of tools used to measure decision-making, human behavior, attitudes and perceptions.As a long-term experienced researcher he directed operations and provided support for a number of advanced clinical qualitative projects and studies.He is also instrumental in creating the foundational support for large quantitative studies like the New Vehicle Experience Study (NVES).

Alexander Edwards formerly was design/systems team leader of Delight and Opportunity (DAO) software, a ground-breaking computational model used to present and maximize product and content analysis as related to user experience.He was an integral part of Strategic Vision, Inc.’s worldwide growth in international consultancy for products ranging from Coca-Cola to national and international governments as well as in the development of the qualitative aspect of automobile research and development.

Alexander Edwards is heavily involved in the local San Diego area with such programs as speaking and participating with local youth groups to encourage their active citizenship, supporting local schools by providing internships and raising funds for school improvement.

05 June

Blake Eskew

Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals
IHS Markit
Blake joined IHS Markit in November 2011 with the acquisition of Purvin & Gertz, Inc. (PGI), a leading global downstream energy consulting company, where he served as Executive Vice President and Director. His experience has focused on market analysis, consulting assignments, and research. In consulting, he has provided commercial and technical assistance to clients worldwide in business strategy, project development, acquisition support, competitive analysis, energy economics, and market development. In research, he directed PGI’s long-term energy price and refining economics services, managed PGI’s ongoing analysis of North American crude oil supply and distribution, and currently contributes to IHS Markit oil markets and chemicals research products. He has worked throughout the midstream and downstream industries, from crude oil gathering through specialty product marketing, with experience in crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, petrochemicals, refined products, and lubricants and base oils.

Prior to joining PGI in 1989, Blake worked in a number of planning, economics, and technical positions with Conoco Inc., and the Ethyl Corporation. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Columbia University.

04 June

Meredydd Evans

Senior Staff Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Meredydd Evans is an energy policy and finance expert with over 20 years of international experience. She has worked on energy efficiency and clean energy policies and projects in numerous countries. She is a senior staff scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where she is managing a program on international sustainable energy, including efforts on building energy efficiency, policies and mechanisms to reduce short-lived forcers, and energy data for policy and clean energy investments, among others. Her work covers both global assessments as well as country-specific research in China, India, Vietnam, Russia and elsewhere. She began working at PNNL in 1994, and she was seconded to the International Energy Agency in Paris from 2002-2006. While at the IEA, she served as Acting Head of the Non-Member Country Division and she wrote two books on energy policy. Both works have been used by national governments in designing policies, laws and regulatory systems. Meredydd is fluent in five languages and has published numerous books and articles. Education and Credentials B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University M.S. from Harvard University

05 June

Mindi Farber-DeAnda

Team Lead, Biofuels and Emerging Technologies
EIA (Moderator)
Mindi Farber-DeAnda is the team lead for Biofuels and Emerging Technologies in the Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels Analysis of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Ms. Farber-DeAnda has more than 35 years of experience in supply/demand analysis of petroleum, natural gas, and biofuels; deployment of renewable energy, electricity storage, and smart-grid technologies; and assessment of infrastructure assurance and resiliency. She manages a multi-disciplinary team that examines energy logistics, hydrocarbon gas liquids, biofuels, and emerging technologies for inclusion into EIA’s short-term and long-term projections as well as develops new international hydrocarbon models. She has prepared a number of technical reports and enjoys mentoring staff. Ms. Farber-DeAnda holds an M.S. in Systems Engineering from George Washington University and a B.S. in economic development from Vassar College.

05 June

Peter Fiske

Director of the Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Moderator)
Dr. Peter S. Fiske is the Director of the Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute (WERRI) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. WERRI’s goal is to orient and align the water-related research programs at LBNL to address critical gaps in the reliability, efficiency and sustainability of water-energy systems in California and the nation.

Fiske was the Chief Executive Officer of PAX Water Technologies, Inc. from 2008 until January, 2017 when it was acquired by UGSI Inc. in an al-cash transaction. PAX Water pioneered the use of biomimicry to develop innovative and energy efficient technologies to improve drinking water quality and reliability in municipal water systems. He is on the Board of Directors of Kohana Technologies Inc. – which won one of the first ARPA-E awards in 2008 and is presently developing advanced wind turbine technologies with Vestas. He has been an advisor, mentor and friend to numerous early-stage technology entrepreneurs. He is also a frequent writer and lecturer on the subject of career strategy, entrepreneurship and leadership for scientists and engineers. He has been a keynote speaker or guest lecturer at some of the leading research universities in the United States including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern, Princeton and the University of California at Berkeley (where he teaches at the Haas School of Business). He is a founding faculty member of the Department of Energy’s I-Corps Program. He is the author of Put Your Science to WORK!, numerous articles for the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s career website ScienceCareers.org, and presently writes an occasional column in the journal Nature.

Prior to joining PAX Water, Fiske was co-founder of RAPT Industries, Inc., a pioneer in the field of plasma processing of optics and semiconductors. Fiske led negotiations to license a portion of the technology to a major semiconductor equipment manufacturer, and led the first sales of products. Fiske was CEO of the Company from May, 2001 to April, 2004. Fiske spun the company out of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he was a staff scientist.

Prior to starting RAPT, Fiske led a research team in condensed matter physics at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with applications to materials science, energy storage and weapons. He is the author of 24 technical articles, most in international peer-reviewed journals including SCIENCE. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1994 and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley in 2002. In 1996, Fiske was one of 18 young professionals selected nationally for the White House Fellowship. He served his fellowship year as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Special Projects where he led a major personnel policy reform initiative for the Pentagon.

05 June

Karen Galindo-White

Senior Business Development Manager
Energy Systems Group
Karen has worked in the energy efficiency and Energy Performance Contracting filed for over 30 years. She has been focused on the development of Energy Performance Contracts (ESPC’s) and outreach to clients in the State of Maryland in her role with ESG for the past 13 years. Karen creates a detailed business plan, identifying potential clients and sources of revenue. She administers over contract negotiations, sales, and accounts. Karen helps customers create innovative solutions to their energy needs and provides them with alternate paths for contracting and funding. She also oversees the measurement and verification of energy savings to see that energy guarantees are met.

Experience & Qualifications
In her 13 years at Energy Systems Group, she has overseen the development of numerous projects with government agencies, higher educational facilities, K-12 markets, healthcare facilities, and local governments. She currently administers over $140 million in contracts. Between 2008 and 2010, Karen served as Treasurer for the Board of Directors for the Maryland Clean Energy Center. She was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to the board in 2008 and was voted Treasurer in 2009. Before joining ESG, Karen was a Development Engineer at Select Energy Services and a Project Developer at Ameresco. She started off her career in the public sector, working for 12 years in the Maryland Energy Administration where she was an Assistant Director. Prior to that she worked as an Energy Management Engineer for Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA TECH) 

Certifications
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) 

Leadership and Professional Affiliations
  • Board of Directors for the Maryland Clean Energy Center o Appointed by Governor
  • Governor O’Malley’s Transition Team for Maryland Energy Administration
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Howard County Energy Task Force 2017

04 June

Beth Garza

Director
ERCOT Independent Market Monitor
Beth has served as the Director of the ERCOT Independent Market Monitor since September 2014 after serving as the Deputy Director since 2008. Beth is responsible for monitoring market participant activity, evaluating wholesale market operations and recommending improvements to the wholesale market design. Over the course of her thirty-five year career in the electric utility industry Beth has held a variety of leadership roles in generation and transmission planning, system operations, regulatory affairs and market design for both regulated and competitive entities. Beth received her Engineering degree from the University of Missouri and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

04 June

Eric Gebhardt

Vice President, Strategic Technology Officer
GE Power
Eric Gebhardt is Strategic Technology Officer at GE Power and an Officer of the General Electric Company. With the focus of making electricity generation, transmission, distribution and utilization more valuable, efficient and productive, Eric provides the overall strategic direction for the GE Power product portfolio as well as leading an internal incubator focused on the exponential technologies of battery energy storage, distributed energy resource management, virtual power plant and hybridization of generation. He works across the GE company to connect and leverage technologies from Power, Aviation, Oil & Gas and Global Research to create solutions for our customers. He has been key contributor to GE’s Industrial Internet, focusing on software and analytics, and was also a key thought leader in GE’s cultural transformations of FastWorks and Growth Boards, to simplify internal investment and create start-up and venture capital behaviors inside GE. Eric’s career spans the energy industry. Over his 26 years with GE, he advanced through roles in engineering and leadership across power generation, renewable energy, transmission & distribution, industrial electrical solutions, oil & gas and distributed energy resources. He is a frequent speaker at industry, government and academic forums and has received nine US patents. Eric is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering and serves on the Advisory Board for Georgia Tech.

04 June

Craig Glazer

Vice President – Federal Government Policy
PJM Interconnection
Mr. Glazer coordinates all of PJM's regulatory and legislative policies before Congress, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions, the United States Department of Energy and other federal agencies. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Northeast Midwest Institute, a bipartisan research arm of the Northeast and Midwest region's congressional delegations. Prior to coming to PJM, Mr. Glazer served as commissioner and chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Mr. Glazer oversaw Ohio's move toward deregulation of its telephone, natural gas, transportation and electric industries. He also chaired the state's Siting Board and served as a member of the governor's cabinet. Mr. Glazer frequently testified before Congress and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on development of regional transmission organizations and the needs of the marketplace.

04 June

Melissa Harris

Physical Scientist
U.S. Geological Survey
Melissa Harris has been with the U.S. Geological Survey since 2008. She received her Masters from the University of Illinois – Springfield in environmental studies with a focus on natural resources and sustainable development. She is the USGS Regional Water-Use Specialist for the southeast and a member of the USGS National Water Use Leadership Team whose responsibilities include compiling and disseminating the nation’s water-use data.

For most of her career, she has worked on a team that have developed models to estimate water withdrawal and consumptive use at thermoelectric power plants in the U.S. The models are based on linked heat-and- water budgets constrained by power plant fuel consumption and electricity production, generation technologies, cooling-system technologies, and environmental variables. They provide consistent methods for estimating withdrawals for all thermoelectric plant technologies, and independent estimates from federally-reported data.

05 June

Steven B. Hedrick

President and Chief Executive Officer
MATRIC
Steve Hedrick is President & CEO of MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) in South Charleston, W.Va. MATRIC delivers market-driven innovation, research, technical engineering, and technology commercialization for the chemical, energy, environmental, and advanced software sectors.

Mr. Hedrick has more than 20 years of experience in the petrochemical industry, leading businesses, chemical manufacturing and health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ). He has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility at Bayer CropScience, Bayer MaterialScience, Bayer Polymers and Lyondell and has led multiple regional and global teams to improve business results, reliability and safety systems. His entry into the chemical industry followed service as an officer in the United States Army.

Mr. Hedrick currently serves on the several boards of directors, including the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Area Alliance, Advantage Valley, West Virginia Manufacturers Association, Thomas Health System and West Virginia Regional Technology Park Corporation. He is Chairman of the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce.

A native of West Virginia, he holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

05 June

Ryan Hickman

Senior LNG Market Analyst
Shell

04 June

Stephen Ingram

Vice President, Technology Solutions and Innovation, North American Operations
Halliburton
Mr. Ingram is responsible for technologies, solutions and innovations to maximize customer assets, across exploration, drilling, completion and production domains. Halliburton targets Unconventionals, Deepwater and Mature Fields within the North America operation.

Mr. Ingram obtained a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and Master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma; in both Natural Gas Engineering & Business Administration.

04 June

Stan Kaplan

Director, Office of Electrcity, Renewables, and Uranium Statistics
EIA (Moderator)
Stan has worked in the energy and environmental areas since 1978, focusing on power generation and fuels. Prior to rejoining EIA as Director of the Office of Electricity, Renewables, and Uranium Statistics, he was a Specialist in Energy and Environmental Policy with the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Immediately before joining CRS, Stan was a team leader managing electric power survey data collection and analysis at EIA. He has also worked for energy consulting firms, including Fieldston Company and PHB Hagler Bailly; for regulatory agencies, including the Texas Public Utility Commission; and served as manager of fuel supply for Austin Energy, the municipal utility serving Austin, Texas. Stan has a master’s degree in Public Policy from the LBJ School at the University of Texas and a BA in History from Rutgers University.

04 June

Melissa Lynes

Economist, Transportation Energy Consumption and Efficiency Analysis Team
EIA (Moderator)

05 June

Danya Murali

Statistician, Exploration and Production Team
EIA
Danya Murali is Statistician on the Exploration and Production Team in the Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Analysis. She leads the U.S. crude oil and natural gas production models for the Lower 48 states, Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska in the Short-Term Energy Outlook, and contributes EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Today in Energy, and This Week in Petroleum. She holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and will be graduating with a MS in Statistics and Data Science from American University in December 2018

04 June

Rick McCurdy

Manager, Chemicals and Water Reclamation
Chesapeake Energy

05 June

Saad Rahim

Chief Economist
Trafigura

04 June

Jitendra Roychoudhury

Research fellow
KAPSARC
Jitendra Roychoudhury is a Research Fellow, working on the India Energy Research program at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His ongoing research portfolio in KAPSARC covers a variety of issues related to economic, energy, and policy developments in India and also the impact of policies on global coal markets. Before joining KAPSARC, Jitendra was Director and Chief Consultant at HDR|Salva, India where he worked with clients worldwide. He has worked extensively as a commodity consultant within the energy and infrastructure sectors in India advising on developing market entry strategies. He has authored and contributed to numerous consulting studies related to coal and coal policy on India, Indonesia and China. Jitendra has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune, India.

05 June

Lawrence "Skip" Teel

Executive Vice President – Olefins
Westlake Chemical
Mr. Teel has been Westlake Chemical's Executive Vice President - Olefins since 2017. Prior, he served as Senior Vice President, Olefins since July 2014. In addition, Mr. Teel has been the Senior Vice President, Olefins of Westlake Partners’ general partner since July 2014. From July 2012 to July 2014, Mr. Teel served as Westlake Chemical's Vice President, Olefins. Mr. Teel joined Westlake Chemical in September 2009 as Director, Olefins and Feedstock after a 23-year career with Lyondell Chemical Company where he served as the Vice President, Refining from August 2006 to May 2008. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Teel held the position of Director, Corporate Planning and Business Development at Lyondell Chemical Company. During his career, he has held a variety of marketing, operations and general management assignments. Mr. Teel received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Houston.

05 June

Warren Wilczewski

Economist, Biofuels and Emerging Technologies Team
EIA
Since joining the U.S. Energy Information Administration in 2014, Warren Wilczewski has led EIA’s effort at implementing survey and analytical changes to the way the agency collects and disseminates Hydrocarbon Gas Liquids (HGL) data. Warren contributes to EIA’s HGL analysis along a wide range of products, including short-term and long-term energy outlooks, near-term articles, energy-by-rail, and various assessments of the HGL complex. Prior to coming to EIA Warren worked at ICF International, where he supported the company’s development of an NGL practice as the lead market analyst. Warren received his BA in International Relations/International Trade from the University of British Columbia, and his MS in Global Affairs/Energy & Environment from New York University.

05 June

Dan Yates

Associate Executive Director
The Ground Water Protection Council

05 June

Chip Berry

Buildings Survey Statistics Team
EIA

05 June

Sherif Abdelrazek

Senior Engineer
Duke Energy

05 June

Lisa Cabral

Office of Electricity, Renewables and Uranium Statistics
EIA

05 June

Michael Cole

Analysis Integration Team
EIA

05 June

Paul Denholm

Principal Energy Analyst
NREL
Paul Denholm is a member of the Grid Systems Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Paul is a leading researcher in grid applications for energy storage and solar energy. He pioneered a variety of research methods for understanding the technical, economic, and environmental benefits and impacts of the large scale deployment of renewable electricity generation. He has delivered over 100 invited presentations to agencies including the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, and the International Energy Agency. He has co-authored over 100 articles related to renewable energy integration. While his official title is "Principal Analyst" he is still an engineer at heart and in his free time he likes to build contraptions of dubious functionality like a concentrating solar marshmallow cooker.

05 June

Pauline George

Web Design and Development Team
EIA

05 June

Steve Harvey

Senior Advisor
EIA
Stephen Harvey is a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Energy Information Administration, where he researches a variety of energy data and analytic issues. Previously he was EIA’s Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics, responsible for collection and analysis of official energy data. Until 2008 he developed and led energy market monitoring at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a priority in the wake of the California energy crisis. There he developed regulatory policies designed to strengthen the functionality of natural gas price indices. Before joining the Federal government in 2002, he helped lead a business startup supporting energy marketers entering state retail open access gas and electricity markets, lead strategic planning at Columbia Energy as it successfully emerged from an extended bankruptcy, and developed early deal pricing strategies for energy trading at Enron Corp. Steve holds degrees from Guilford College and Harvard University.

05 June

Melinda Hobbs

Director, Office of Web Management
EIA

05 June

Ari Kahan

Analysis Integration Team
EIA

05 June

Kiran Kumaraswamy

Market Applications Director
Fluence Energy

05 June

Steve Luminati

Web Design and Development Team Lead
EIA

05 June

Duncan Millard

Chief Statistician & Head of the Energy Data Centre
International Energy Agency
Duncan Millard became Chief Statistician and the Head of the IEA Energy Data Centre in March 2015. Previously he was the Chief Statistician for the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for ten years, where he was a co-creator of the DECC School and he and his staff received three Royal Statistical Service awards for Excellence in Official Statistics. His experience with international statistical work prior to the IEA included membership in both the IEA and Eurostat energy statistics groups as well as extensive work with the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) and its constituent organisations.

Before DECC, Mr. Millard’s managerial experience included the reform and modernization of statistics in the States of Jersey and, as Director of Energy Statistics and Energy Efficiency at the UK Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, work on the development of the understanding of options to decarbonise heat use that ultimately led to new government policies. He also served as Head of Energy Security and Electricity Policy at the UK Department of Trade and Industry.

05 June

Bill McNary

Buildings Survey Statistics Team
EIA

05 June

Eileen O'Brien

Buildings Survey Statistics Team Lead
EIA

05 June

Dale Sweetnam

Content Operations Team Lead
EIA

05 June

Maggie Woodward

Buildings Survey Statistics Team
EIA

05 June

Coming Soon

Speakers will be posted as they are confirmed.

Why attend?

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn firsthand about the current trends and key developments affecting energy at the state, national, and global level. The 2018 EIA Energy Conference will feature leaders from various energy sectors.

Hear from the policymakers shaping energy legislation and regulations, company executives developing and transporting energy resources, researchers finding energy solutions, and entrepreneurs pushing the latest energy technologies.

  • Expert speakers from across the energy industry: Learn about new opportunities and challenges for energy suppliers and consumers. Changing technologies, regulations, and suppliers are likely to emerge over the next several years. Hear from many of the people that will shape those changes and influence energy markets over the next decade.
  • Plenary sessions and breakout panels: Connect with regulators, executives, and researchers. Hear how they are collaborating across the energy supply chain. Their efforts to modernize and increase efficiency are redefining business processes and operations throughout all energy sectors.
  • Network with more than 900 energy stakeholders: Discuss common concerns, develop new relationships, gain insights, and share experiences and perspectives at this unique event. (Fun fact: The EIA Energy Conference has attendees from all 50 states.)
  • Product demonstrations: Discover EIA’s suite of online capabilities designed to help you find, aggregate, and analyze energy data. Make decisions about your research, business, or policy positions using EIA’s impartial and independent data and analyses.

Session topics and printable agenda

Electric system reliability and operations
Electric system reliability issues are important in light of recent extreme weather conditions, changes in the generation fuel mix as a result of growing natural gas and renewable capacity, and potential consumption changes associated with advancing vehicle technologies. Differences in the regional organization of U.S. grid operations create an opportunity to learn about reliability solutions in different contexts. Panelists will discuss the value of electricity data when confronting these issues and the opportunities for EIA data to contribute to solutions.

Electricity industry in transition
The electric industry is on the threshold of significant change driven by technological and business innovations. Shifts in the generation fuel mix, changes in demand response, added intelligence throughout the power system, and large investments in renewables and electric storage technologies are driving this transformation. This session will explore the possible consequences including the expansion of organized markets to the distribution level, further decentralization of the power system, and system-reliability challenges and opportunities. Hear from panelists engaged in the latest research and operations talk about the shifting role of baseload generation, how systems operators are managing intermittent resources, and how utilities are integrating storage facilities into their systems.

Energy efficiency of buildings as a competitive factor
An energy efficiency strategy can increase an organization’s competitive advantage in the market. Building, corporate, and portfolio energy managers use energy efficiency as a strategic factor in business decision-making. Panelists in this session will share leading approaches and best practices for implementing energy efficiency programs. What are the motivations behind their strategies? What are their short- and long-term goals? What opportunities and impediments exist—structural, technical, or otherwise?

Autonomous vehicles and their expected impact on travel demand and energy consumption
Autonomous vehicles will be a game changer—but how much, how soon? What impact will the market for autonomous vehicle technologies have on ride-hailing services, personal travel demand, transit use, freight movement, and delivery services? How will consumer preference for these technologies and the potential change to travel dynamics affect energy demand? This panel will explore these issues and provide insight into the way autonomous technologies could shape future energy use in transportation.

The future of India’s energy economy
Everyone is looking at China, but what about India? The International Energy Outlook 2017 projects more than 60% of the increase in global energy demand will come from non-OECD Asia, which includes India and China. Although Chinese economic growth—and resulting effects on global energy markets—has traditionally been a major focus of research and analysis, the same cannot be said for India. The Indian economy and energy sector could develop along various paths. In addition, the broad package of reforms being pursued by the current Indian government, which includes increased electrification of the countryside, could have profound impacts on Indian and world energy markets. This panel will explore outlooks for India’s economy, proposed reforms, and key variables to monitor in the future.

Technological progress in U.S. tight oil production
Uncertainty related to future growth in U.S. tight oil production is closely tied to the pace of technological progress. Recent evidence shows improvements that reduce production costs and increase recovery rates are episodic and difficult to predict. This panel will examine lessons learned and provide insight into the potential impacts that technological improvements may have for short-term forecasts and long-term projections.

The growing importance of U.S. petroleum and LNG exports
The U.S. is rapidly becoming a major exporter of crude oil and petroleum products, LNG, and petrochemicals. The upstream and downstream segments of the petroleum industry are increasingly dependent on growing exports to support their operations, and they are seeking new markets for their products. This panel will explore the opportunities and risks U.S. companies face in penetrating and expanding global oil markets. Hear about likely export destinations, the infrastructure needed to support increased exports, and the state of global competition.

Downstream oil and natural gas development in Appalachia
Could the petrochemical industry in Appalachia be a catalyst for economic development in that region? The relationship between hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL) producers and the petrochemical industry is becoming increasingly close. This is especially true in Appalachia, where the potential for a petrochemical hub is intimately associated with growing in-region HGL production. This panel will explore the relationship and discuss how Appalachian in-region production of HGL is changing the U.S. petroleum industry.

Water-for-energy: The state of current data and near-term options
Data, data, everywhere, but what about water data? Water is necessary to several stages of energy production—chiefly crude oil and natural gas extraction and thermoelectric cooling but also to coal production, natural gas processing and pipeline activities, and solar generation. EIA currently only collects water usage data for thermoelectric cooling. What water data are out there, and is it reliable? What is the value of collecting more water data and what challenges exist? How can potential issues in standardizing data sets and the efficiency of data collection and processing be addressed? Panelists will discuss these issues and provide strategies for identifying new or underutilized sources of energy-related water data, including blending traditional methods such as reported or survey-collected data with administrative, regulatory, or sensing data sources.

Agenda is tentative and subject to change. Check back regularly for updates.
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FAQs

How do I register for the conference?
Register online for the conference.

When should I plan to arrive and depart?

The conference is tentatively scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, June 4, and end at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. These times may shift by up to 30 minutes. A full conference schedule will be posted soon.

Is there a conference rate at the hotel?

No. There is no special rate or a block of rooms reserved for the conference. The conference will take place at the Washington Hilton hotel.

When and how are speakers selected?

We do not have an open call for presentations. Speakers are identified and extended invites by the EIA subject matter experts who coordinate each session.

Whom do I contact to receive an invitation letter for a Visa?
Email Conference@eia.gov to request an invitation letter for a Visa. Provide your full name, title, organization, and address. All attendees are required to register before they will be issued a letter of invitation.

What should I do if I have a question that is not on this list?
Email us at Conference@eia.gov and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Previous EIA conference speakers and presentations.

Registration and continental breakfast

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

Welcome and opening keynote

09:00 AM 09:45 AM International Ballroom Center

Speakers

Electric system reliability and operations

09:45 AM 11:00 AM International Ballroom Center

Electric system reliability issues are important in light of recent extreme weather conditions, changes in the generation fuel mix as a result of growing natural gas and renewable capacity, and potential consumption changes associated with advancing vehicle technologies. Differences in the regional organization of U.S. grid operations create an opportunity to learn about reliability solutions in different contexts. Panelists will discuss the value of electricity data when confronting these issues and the opportunities for EIA data to contribute to solutions.

Speakers

Networking break

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Lunch with a keynote

12:15 PM 02:00 PM International Ballroom Center

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

Electricity industry in transition

02:00 PM 03:30 PM International Ballroom West

The electric industry is on the threshold of significant change driven by technological and business innovations. Shifts in the generation fuel mix, changes in demand response, added intelligence throughout the power system, and large investments in renewables and electric storage technologies are driving this transformation. This session will explore the possible consequences including the expansion of organized markets to the distribution level, further decentralization of the power system, and system-reliability challenges and opportunities. Hear from panelists engaged in the latest research and operations talk about the shifting role of baseload generation, how systems operators are managing intermittent resources, and how utilities are integrating storage facilities into their systems.

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

Technological progress in U.S. tight oil production

02:00 PM 03:30 PM International Ballroom East

Uncertainty related to future growth in U.S. tight oil production is closely tied to the pace of technological progress. Recent evidence shows improvements that reduce production costs and increase recovery rates are episodic and difficult to predict. This panel will examine lessons learned and provide insight into the potential impacts that technological improvements may have for short-term forecasts and long-term projections.

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

Energy efficiency of buildings as a competitive factor

04:00 PM 05:30 PM International Ballroom West

An energy efficiency strategy can increase an organization’s competitive advantage in the market. Building, corporate, and portfolio energy managers use energy efficiency as a strategic factor in business decision-making. Panelists in this session will share leading approaches and best practices for implementing energy efficiency programs. What are the motivations behind their strategies? What are their short- and long-term goals? What opportunities and impediments exist—structural, technical, or otherwise?

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

The growing importance of U.S. petroleum and LNG exports

04:00 PM 05:30 PM International Ballroom East

The U.S. is rapidly becoming a major exporter of crude oil and petroleum products, LNG, and petrochemicals. The upstream and downstream segments of the petroleum industry are increasingly dependent on growing exports to support their operations, and they are seeking new markets for their products. This panel will explore the opportunities and risks U.S. companies face in penetrating and expanding global oil markets. Hear about likely export destinations, the infrastructure needed to support increased exports, and the state of global competition.

Speakers

Reception, networking, and EIA product demonstrations

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

Registration and continental breakfast

08:00 AM 08:30 AM

Morning keynotes

08:30 AM 09:30 AM International Ballroom Center

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

Downstream oil and natural gas development in Appalachia

09:45 AM 11:15 AM International Ballroom West

Could the petrochemical industry in Appalachia be a catalyst for economic development in that region? The relationship between hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL) producers and the petrochemical industry is becoming increasingly close. This is especially true in Appalachia, where the potential for a petrochemical hub is intimately associated with growing in-region HGL production. This panel will explore the relationship and discuss how Appalachian in-region production of HGL is changing the U.S. petroleum industry.

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

Autonomous vehicles and their expected impact on travel demand and energy consumption

09:45 AM 11:15 AM International Ballroom East

Autonomous vehicles will be a game changer—but how much, how soon? What impact will the market for autonomous vehicle technologies have on ride-hailing services, personal travel demand, transit use, freight movement, and delivery services? How will consumer preference for these technologies and the potential change to travel dynamics affect energy demand? This panel will explore these issues and provide insight into the way autonomous technologies could shape future energy use in transportation.

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

Water-for-energy: The state of current data and near-term options

11:30 AM 01:00 PM International Ballroom West

Data, data, everywhere, but what about water data? Water is necessary to several stages of energy production—chiefly crude oil and natural gas extraction and thermoelectric cooling but also to coal production, natural gas processing and pipeline activities, and solar generation. EIA currently only collects water usage data for thermoelectric cooling. What water data are out there, and is it reliable? What is the value of collecting more water data and what challenges exist? How can potential issues in standardizing data sets and the efficiency of data collection and processing be addressed? Panelists will discuss these issues and provide strategies for identifying new or underutilized sources of energy-related water data, including blending traditional methods such as reported or survey-collected data with administrative, regulatory, or sensing data sources.

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

The future of India’s energy economy

11:30 AM 01:00 PM International Ballroom East

Everyone is looking at China, but what about India? The International Energy Outlook 2017 projects more than 60% of the increase in global energy demand will come from non-OECD Asia, which includes India and China. Although Chinese economic growth—and resulting effects on global energy markets—has traditionally been a major focus of research and analysis, the same cannot be said for India. The Indian economy and energy sector could develop along various paths. In addition, the broad package of reforms being pursued by the current Indian government, which includes increased electrification of the countryside, could have profound impacts on Indian and world energy markets. This panel will explore outlooks for India’s economy, proposed reforms, and key variables to monitor in the future.

Speakers

Networking lunch

01:00 PM 02:15 PM International Ballroom Center

Concurrent Breakout Session

Hidden gems, sneak-peek previews, and backstage secrets of EIA.gov

02:30 PM 04:00 PM International Ballroom East

Join panelists from EIA’s Office of Communications for a behind-the-scenes tour of EIA.gov. Learn about recent improvements and expansions to the agency’s online product suite, along with practical tools you can use, including our interactive mapping, open data, and social media programs.

You will get a sneak peek of products and services currently on the drawing board, including new data to be featured in EIA’s application programming interface and next steps for the U.S. Electric System Operating Data Tool and petroleum data browser.

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

A preview of new capabilities and improvements for the International Energy Outlook 2019

02:30 PM 04:00 PM Jefferson West

EIA is developing several new models as part of its suite of tools used to assess long-term global energy markets for IEO2019. These new efforts include the International Electricity Market Model (including an improved nuclear projection tool), the Global Hydrocarbon Supply Model (representing oil and natural gas supply, petroleum refining, and logistics), and improvements to the Global Activity Model.

In this session, we will present each new component and discuss how they enhance modeling capabilities and improve our long-term world energy market analysis.

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

Current market and future outlook for energy storage

02:30 PM 04:00 PM Jefferson East

Given the recent and continued growth expected in energy storage, understanding current market dynamics, identifying key trends, and evaluating future opportunities related to storage have become increasingly important. Industry representatives will discuss the current and future outlook for energy storage.

Following this session, attendees are invited to participate in a working meeting to assess current best practices, share methods and data, and identify future research needs for storage representation in long-term capacity expansion models.

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

Future directions for EIA’s consumption and efficiency data program

02:30 PM 04:00 PM International Ballroom West

Next April, EIA will begin conducting national field operations for the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). Data gathering for reference year 2018 includes two notable innovations. One innovation is the use of satellite imagery and GIS tools to build the sampling frame. This virtual listing is on track to save time and resources compared with traditional on-the-ground listing methods. The other innovation, based on feedback from respondents in the previous CBECS, is to offer 2018 CBECS respondents the option to complete the survey online.

In this session, EIA staff will share plans for the 2018 CBECS, including new survey questions, project plans, and schedules. In addition, staff will share the results of our initial efforts to test in-home end-use metering for the residential program and a few data highlights from the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). The session will look ahead to the 2020 RECS and future information strategies for a more robust and timely consumption data program. Audience participation is encouraged throughout the session.

Speakers

Concurrent Breakout Session

Developing and enhancing worldwide energy data

02:30 PM 04:00 PM Georgetown West

The International Energy Agency (IEA) works to ensure reliable, affordable, and clean energy for its 30 member countries and beyond.

In this session, Duncan Millard, Chief Statistician and the Head of the IEA Energy Data Centre, will present the IEA’s views on the changing dynamics of global energy, the challenges and opportunities for energy data including the need for energy end- use data, and potential uses of digital data. Millard’s views have been shaped, in part, by IEA’s work supporting development of energy information in India, Indonesia, China, South America, and Africa.

Speakers