CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1-9
1: Roundtable: Women in Energy (Interlocken B)
Energy Price Forecasting Tricks of the Trade
Amy Jaffe, Presiding
Energy prices can be notoriously difficult to forecast, with projections often undermined by unexpected weather events, the daily whims of world leaders and gaps in fundamental supply and demand data. The advent of computer-assisted big data analytics and satellite imagery seems to offer a means of improvement for accuracy. In electricity markets where precision is most necessary, computer-assisted digital technologies are likely to have a large impact, but oil and gas price forecasting remains more of an art than a science as previous methodologies and algorithms need to be adjusted to reflect changing digitized energy and vehicle technologies and consumer use patterns. Four distinguished women forecasters from government, business and academia discuss changes in the tools and methods used to forecast energy prices; successes and challenges to accurate energy price forecasting; and the opportunities for women and diverse workforces in the energy forecasting field.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10-18
10: Roundtable: The Promise of Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization (Interlocken B)
Traci Rodosta, Presiding
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is pleased to host a roundtable that intensively examines the promise of Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization (CCUS). As chief steward of the Department of Energyâ€™s carbon management program, NETL fosters technology development across the entire CCUS chain as it seeks to lower the capital and operating costs of carbon dioxide separation at gas processing units, industrial sources, and power plants, safely deliver, inject, and monitor CO2 into saline reservoirs, and employ CO2-based enhanced oil recovery and associated CO2 storage as a means to incentivize capture. NETL will convene leading experts active in all phases of DOEâ€™s program, highlighting program highlights and successes, and examining remaining challenges facing the integration of CCUS into both the nationâ€™s energy economy and the global energy ecosystem. Special attention to recent tax incentives will be paid as the DOE moves to deploy CCUS by 2025.