Important Dates

Presentation Deadline: May 31, 2019
Best Paper Application Deadline: June 28, 2019

Objectives and Aims/Goals

Throughout the 150 years of modern energy history, change has been a pervasive driving force in our industry – from the development and deployment of new energy sources to the emergence of more and more diverse uses for energy as fuel and feedstock; the creation of new transport routes and delivery mechanisms to link energy sources to markets, shifting the geopolitical energy map of the world; and the accelerating impact of technological development both increasing our capacity to supply energy as well as to use it ever more efficiently. But in these early years of the 21st century, the pace of change seems to be accelerating as we move ahead into what many have termed the era of energy transitions. Meeting the challenge of providing affordable energy for growing populations while managing the carbon and environmental impact of energy supply and use is a central issue for the 21st century. Solutions informed by the sound application of energy economics will be vitally important in the coming years.

The 37th annual USAEE/IAEE Conference provides a forum for informed and collegial discussion of how these emerging realities will impact all stakeholders – from populations to companies to governments—in North America and around the world.

In 2019, we are taking our conference to the Denver, Colorado area, where oil and natural gas production have been a vital contributor to US energy supply for decades. The state has also strongly promoted energy diversification, particularly into wind and solar power; has worked at collaborative frameworks for energy development embracing the needs of multiple stakeholder interests; and is the home to a strong intellectual and academic tradition of thinking about energy supply, energy technologies and energy markets.

The conference will highlight contemporary energy themes at the intersection of economics, technology and public policy, including those affecting energy infrastructure, environmental regulation, markets, the role of governments, and international energy trade. Participation from industry, government, non-profit, and academic energy economists will enrich a set of robust, diverse and insightful discussions.

Topics to be Addressed

  • Global impacts of growing US energy exports
  • How are energy markets responding to the shift of U.S. energy policy?
  • Pathways to decarbonization of energy and the econony
  • Oil prices, the role of OPEC and OPEC/ non-OPEC cooperation
  • Energy implications of environmental regulations: future and impact
  • The role and impact of distributed energy resources in developed and developing countries
  • How are digital technologies, including blockchain and artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things impacting energy supply and demand
  • What next for electricity storage technologies?
  • Drivers and challenges for accelerated electric and autonomous vehicle adoption
  • Effective policies to support growth in low-carbon energy
  • The role of natural gas in the energy transition to a low-carbon world
  • Other topics of interest including shifts in market structures and fundamentals, including those induced by policy and technological forces.

Who Should Attend?

  • Energy Company Executives and Managers
  • Energy Policy Analysts
  • Governmental Employees in Energy Resource Planning
  • Academics Specializing in Energy Policy and Analysis
  • Electricity Pricing and Market Analysts
  • Energy Consultants
  • Energy Company Planners
  • Economic Energy Risk and Derivatives Specialists
  • Oil and Natural Gas Executives
  • Energy Rate Executives
  • Electric and Utility Supervisors
  • Energy Environmental Analysts
  • Geologists and Engineers
  • Environmentalists
  • Energy Journalists