Conference Program

SUNDAY 6/15 | MONDAY 6/16 | TUESDAY 6/17 | WEDNESDAY 6/18 | Printable Program

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

Registration

12:00n - 7:00pm • Kips Bay Suite

IAEE Council Meeting (By Invitation)

9:00am - 12:00n • Sutton Place Suite

IAEE/USAEE Council Lunch (By Invitation)

12:00n - 1:00pm • Gramercy Park Suite

USAEE Council Meeting (By Invitation)

1:00pm - 4:30pm • Sutton Place Suite

Special PHD Session

1:00pm - 5:15pm • Herald Square Suite

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Opening Reception

6:00pm - 7:30pm • Crystal Ballroom
Sponsored By: Baker Hughes

Student Mentoring Program

7:30pm - 10:00pm • Herald Square Suite

This is an informal event for all of our student members. After the opening reception (6:00 – 7:30pm, Sunday June 15 in the Crystal Ballroom) come along to the Herald Square Suite to hear from a dozen energy professionals about their lifetime experiences in different sectors of energy economics. We have invited a diverse group of working professionals to reflect with you on their career paths and lessons learned. They will be meeting with separate groups of students simultaneously but you’ll have time during the session to visit with up to six speakers as they will repeat their talks and you can participate in the individual Q&A’s and chat one-on-one with the professionals afterwards.

MONDAY, JUNE 16

Registration

7:00am - 7:00pm • Kips Bay Suite

IAEE Affiliate Leaders Meeting

7:45am - 8:45am • Herald Square Suite

Student Breakfast Meeting

7:45am - 8:45am • Sutton Place Suite
Sponsored By: Chevron

Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 8:45am • Foyer, Mezzanine & Grand Ballroom Balcony
Sponsored By: ConocoPhillips

Presider Huddle

8:15am - 8:30am • Mezzanine 2nd Floor

Presidents' Welcome and Introduction

8:45am - 9:30am • New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom

Opening Plenary Session: International Implications of U.S. Energy Renaissance

9:30am - 10:30am • New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom

Surging production of oil and gas in the U.S. is having effects on energy markets around the world, helping consumers and providing stiffer competition for producers. However, this growth also is raising questions about public acceptance of energy development activities and stimulating a debate over U.S. energy exports. There are indirect effects within the U.S. as well, among them assisting energy intensive industries to expand output and gain market share. In this session, such effects will be discussed in detail. The leadoff talk will offer a U.S. viewpoint while discussants will comment from European and Middle Eastern perspectives and develop broader implications, both for the short and the long run. These will include reproducibility on a global scale, strategic and competitive implications, logistic and infrastructure challenges, and implications for world economic activity and growth.

Michael E. Canes (Presiding)
Distinguished Fellow, Logistics Management Institute

Adam E. Sieminski
Administrator, Energy Information Administration
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David Hobbs
Head of Research, KAPSARC

Eirik Wærness
Chief Economist, Statoil ASA
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Coffee Break

10:30am - 11:00am • Foyer, Mezzanine, Grand Ballroom Balcony & Loews Theater Foyer
Sponsored By: EPRI

Concurrent Sessions 1 - 10

11:00am - 12:45pm

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Lunch and Poster Session

12:45pm - 2:00pm • Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom

These are not just stand-up buffet lunches - they are also great opportunities for all conference delegates to mingle with - and learn from - students who will be presenting posters of their recent academic work in the room where lunch will be available. At this unique event you will be able to network with students and colleagues around energy topics in which you share a common interest. There will be two sets of posters, one on Monday and another on Tuesday. So don’t wait in a long line for food and drink, be first to engage with the students and their posters during these 1¼ hour long breaks from the main conference.

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Dual Plenary Session: Energy & The Economy

2:00pm - 3:30pm • New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom

The panel will discuss energy prices and US economic activity. The panel will address whether increased US oil and gas production from shale has impacted energy security, the trade balance and the effects of oil price shocks on the economy.

Mine Yucel (Presiding)
Vice President & Sr Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Lutz Kilian
Professor of Economics, University of Michigan
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Prakash Loungani
Advisor, Research Department, International Monetary Fund
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Philip K. Verleger, Jr.
President, PK Verleger LLC
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Dual Plenary Session: Renewables, Power Prices, and Grid Integration

2:00pm - 3:30pm • Crystal Ballroom

The panel will address key issues associated with increasing amounts of renewables on the critical decisions and impacts for grid operators, utilities and other key stakeholders. The panel will present a breadth of perspectives, and address technical, regulatory, economic, and “business model” implications for the power sector, for different structures from different countries & states.

Douglas Arent (Presiding)
Executive Director JISEA, National Renewable Energy Lab
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Karsten Neuhoff
Head of Department, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Professor Technical University Berlin
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Jose Maria Valenzuela
Director de Sustentabilidad Energetica, Secretaria de Energia, Government of Mexico
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Everett W. Whitaker
Managing Director, Policy & Planning, Power Economics Energy Consulting, USA, GE Energy Management
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Coffee Break

3:30pm - 4:00pm • Foyer, Mezzanine, Grand Ballroom Balcony & Loews Theater Foyer

Concurrent Sessions 11-20

4:00pm - 5:45pm

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IAEE Awards Dinner

7:00pm - 10:00pm • Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom

IAEE Student Happy Hour

9:30pm - 11:00pm • Stout
Sponsored By: Norwegian School of Economics

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133 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

Registration

7:00am - 6:30pm • Kips Bay Suite

2015 Pittsburgh USAEE/IAEE North American Conference Planning Meeting (By Invitation)

8:00am - 9:00am • Sutton Place Suite

5th ELAEE Conference Planning Meeting (By Invitation)

8:00am - 9:00am • Gramercy Park Suite

Energy Journal Board of Editors Meeting (By Invitation)

8:00am - 9:00am • Herald Square Suite

Continental Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am • Foyer, Mezzanine & Grand Ballroom Balcony

Presider Huddle

8:30am - 8:50am • Mezzanine 2nd Floor

Dual Plenary Session: International Shale Development: Prospects and Challenges

9:00am - 10:30am • New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom

Top energy economists and environmental specialists will speak to the broad array of challenges facing shale oil and gas development globally, including industry structure, price stability and market mechanisms, as well as physical and environmental concerns over water resources, groundwater and methane leakage. The panel will assume a collaborative, forward-looking posture in focusing on solutions that work, timing, and obstacles that must be faced and resolved.

Benjamin Schlesinger (Presiding)
President, Benjamin Schlesinger & Assoc LLC
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Surya Rajan
Director, Strategy, Baker Hughes
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Edward Morse
Managing Director and Global Head - Commodities, Citi Research
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Daniel Tormey
Principal, ENVIRON Corporation
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Dual Plenary Session: Transportation Developments

9:00am - 10:30am • Crystal Ballroom

High global oil prices have encouraged innovation and conservation in many key use sectors, and environmental drivers are also driving rapid acceptance of new technologies. This trend is now gaining momentum globally in the transportation sector where local and federal government policies are accelerating the pace of penetration of new more efficient vehicles and adoption of alternative fuels. The purpose of this session is to discuss both policy and commercial drivers to these challengers to incumbent fuels and vehicle designs and their ultimate impact on the future of the transportation sector fuel mix.

Amy M. Jaffe (Presiding)
Executive Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis

Sonia Yeh
Research Scientist and Lecturer, University of California, Davis
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Anthony Yuen
Director and Global Energy Strategist, Citi Research
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Juan Miguel Velasquez
Associate, World Resources Institute
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Coffee Break

10:30am - 11:00am • Foyer, Mezzanine, Grand Ballroom Balcony & Loews Theater Foyer
Sponsored By: ConocoPhillips

Concurrent Sessions 21-30

11:00am - 12:45pm

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Lunch and Poster Session

12:45pm - 2:00pm • Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom

These are not just stand-up buffet lunches—they are also great opportunities for all conference delegates to mingle with – and learn from - students who will be presenting posters of their recent academic work in the room where lunch will be available. At this unique event you will be able to network with students and colleagues around energy topics in which you share a common interest. There will be two sets of posters, one on Monday and another on Tuesday. So don’t wait in a long line for food and drink, be first to engage with the students and their posters during these 1¼ hour long breaks from the main conference.

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Dual Plenary Session: Oil & Gas Reserve Valuation & Financing

2:00pm - 3:30pm • New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom

This session will focus on resource assessment techniques, the process of a firm’s reserve estimation, and the manner in which these issues affect how firms value acreage and ultimately translate their assessments into production. The session will also address the role of uncertainty in estimating resources and reserves and how such uncertainty translates into production outlooks and expected profitability.

Kenneth B. Medlock III (Co-Presiding)
Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute, Rice University

William Furlow (Co-Presiding)
Senior Manager Business Development, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Sandy Fielden
Director Energy Analytics, RBN Energy
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W. John Lee
Professor and Cullen Distinguished University Chair, University of Houston
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Dual Plenary Session: Climate Change and Carbon Policies - International Lessons and Perspectives

2:00pm - 3:30pm • Crystal Ballroom

Climate change and carbon policies continue to shape regional and national policies, but approaches vary widely. The objective of this plenary session is to highlight different approaches to climate and carbon policies in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, and to compare results obtained, and perspectives of these policies going forward. What role does “issue linking” play, e.g. using climate policy as a lever for increased taxation to solve fiscal problems, or to develop sustainable infrastructure. The discussion will also include international coordination of policies, as seen from the perspectives of the major actors, and the issue if regional climate agreements can be a step towards global agreement.

Christian von Hirschhausen (Presiding)
Professor of Economics, TU Berlin

A. Denny Ellerman
Part-time Professor, European University Institute
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Zhang Xiliang
Professor and Executive Director of the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University

Karen Palmer
Senior Researcher, Resources for the Future
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Coffee Break

3:30pm - 4:00pm • Foyer, Mezzanine, Grand Ballroom Balcony & Loews Theater Foyer

Concurrent Sessions 31-40

4:00pm - 5:45pm

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IAEE General Membership Meeting

5:45pm - 6:15pm • Sutton Place Suite

CAEE General Membership Meeting

5:45pm - 6:15pm • Brooklyn Suite

Delegates Free to Enjoy New York City on Their Own

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

Registration

7:00am - 5:45pm • Kips Bay Suite

2015 Antalya International Conference Planning Meeting (By Invitation)

8:00am - 9:00am • Sutton Place Suite

EEEP Editorial Board Meeting (By Invitation)

8:00am - 9:00am • Herald Square Suite

Continental Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am • Foyer and Mezzanine

Presider Huddle

8:30am - 8:50am • Mezzanine 2nd Floor

Dual Plenary Session: Energy Financing

9:00am - 10:30am • New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom

The future development of global energy resources requires both the presence of economically producible material and the activity to convert the resources into first extractable reserves and then actual production. For the necessary activity to occur -- besides access to the resource – there must be investment. While the issue of resources and reserves has been widely addressed, the path of future activity has gotten less attention. The purpose of this session is to look at the interesting history of how energy activity has traditionally been financed and what the prospects are for future innovation to confront the changing geography and composition of global energy markets; what is currently working and what is not and what the main challenges are moving forward.

David H. Knapp (Presiding)
Managing Director Energy Research Advisor, Energy Inteligence Group

Robert Maguire
Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners

Katherine Spector
Head of Commodities, CIBC World Markets
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Robert Levin
Managing Director, CME Group
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Dual Plenary Session: Utility Business Model

9:00am - 10:30am • Crystal Ballroom

This session will address profound challenges to its traditional business model faced by the electric utility sector worldwide. Utilities must redefine their business, driven by the proliferation of efficient but potentially disruptive digital technologies; by customers’ new options including distributed self-generation, time-of-use price responsiveness, and electricity storage; by entrepreneurial third parties seeking to serve those customers directly; by environmental mandates including decarbonization of generation; and by the need to maintain or improve power quality, reliability and resiliency in the face of increasing potential for outages caused by weather or cyber-intrusions. All of these factors imply major investments, none imply major increases in the sales of electricity on which utilities have traditionally based their revenue requirements, and some imply potential for deregulation or competition where monopoly service is now assumed. This panel of experts will suggest how electric utilities world-wide are planning or hoping to survive or even thrive in the very different electric sector business environment of coming years, and how energy economists can bring their particular skills and expertise to bear in this challenging transition.

John W. Jimison (Presiding)
Managing Director, Energy Future Coalition

Ralph Izzo
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Operating Officer, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated

Jigar Shah
Founder, SunEdison LLC

David M. Newbery
Director, EPRG, University of Cambridge
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Michel Derdevet
Secretary General, ERDF
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Coffee Break

10:30am - 11:00am • Foyer, Mezzanine, Grand Ballroom Balcony & Loews Theater Foyer

Concurrent Sessions 41-49

11:00am - 12:45pm

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Workshop: The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities

10:00am - 1:00pm • Gramercy Park Suite
Sponsored By: Rice University's Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies

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Separate registration is required.
The Department of Energy is pursuing work in the water-energy nexus because the nexus is integral to both energy security and climate change policy. This workshop will:

  • Overview our interconnected water and energy systems
  • Examine how climate change and other future trends may affect the relationship between water and energy
  • Discuss the patchwork of factors that influence relevant decision-making at multiple scales
  • Describe research and development opportunities to address technical challenges across the nexus
  • Describe needs in data, modeling, and analysis to support better understanding and improved decision-making.

Kenneth B. Medlock III (Co-Presiding)
Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute, Rice University
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Christopher A. Smith (Opening Remarks)
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary For Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Fletcher Fields
Economist, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy

Lunch

12:45pm - 2:00pm • Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom

Concurrent Sessions 50-57

2:00pm - 3:45pm

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Coffee Break

3:45pm - 4:15pm • Foyer, Mezzanine, Grand Ballroom Balcony & Loews Theater Foyer

Closing Plenary Session: Global Energy Demand Growth and Student Poster Session Award

4:15pm - 5:45pm • New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom

Since 2000 global energy demand has grown by more than 30%. Non-OECD economies have displaced OECD economies as the key drivers of global energy demand, but on average non-OECD economies exhibit per-capita energy consumption that is still only a quarter that of OECD economies. What does this say about the amount of energy needed in 20, 30 or 50 years? How will we supply those energy needs? What role will fossil fuels, renewables and nuclear power play? How will environmental constraints factor in? To what extent will local, regional and national energy markets integrate with one another? The closing plenary session of the 2014 NYC conference will feature leading world energy experts who will give their views on what to expect and when to expect it.

Ricardo B. Raineri (Presiding)
Alternate Executive Director - LA, The World Bank Group

Jason Bordoff
Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA, Columbia University

Mauricio Tolmasquin
President, EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica), Brazil
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Ying Fan
Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, IPM, CAS
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Frederik R. Janssens
COO Latin America, Origin Energy
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