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The National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics is committed to expanding the reach of energy information in both the private and public sectors of Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

We hold meetings once a month as well as an annual Washington Energy Policy Seminar, and feature both local and national experts as speakers.

To get in touch with us at the National Capital Area Chapter, contact the below representative. They can help answer any questions you may have.

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NCAC webinar: First Hand Insights on Decarbonizing a Utility

Date/Time: October 15, 2020, 11:00 AM Eastern Time

Location: Webinar


Eversource, based in New England, is the first US utility to announce it will be CO2 neutral by 2030. Roger Kranenburg is responsible for developing Eversource's long-term clean energy strategy and polices including grid modernization, along with implementing its transportation electrification and battery storage initiatives. He will discuss how Eversource defines CO2 neutrality both quantitatively and qualitatively, how the utility fulfills its corporate and state obligations, as well as sharing some of its challenges. He will also touch on Eversource’s role in decarbonizing the greater Northeast region vis-a-vis offshore wind investments and the firm’s role in energy justice vis-a-vis its natural gas LDC.

Roger Kranenburg joined Eversource in 2017. Prior to joining Eversource, Mr. Kranenburg advised the top electric utilities and power sector owners/operators and suppliers globally on sector transformation, investment and operations with IHS Markit (formerly Cambridge Energy Research Associates). He also led the application of data analytics to power sector data and information, as part of an innovation and technology role.

Prior to IHS Markit, Mr. Kranenburg was at the Edison Electric Institute leading strategy, policy development, analysis, and advocacy for the electric utility industry in the areas of energy supply and taxation. He was instrumental in the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and helping to make the Bush-era tax cuts on dividends permanent.

Earlier in his career, he led the development and deployment of wireless telecommunications infrastructure joint-ventures in multiple European countries at Teligent. At Siemens, he led the development and deployment of automation and power electronics systems targeted in the power generation and other heavy-industry sectors.

A CFA charterholder, Mr. Kranenburg holds a BSc and an MSc in electrical engineering/ applied physics and an MBA from the University of Houston. He has completed the Leadership for Senior Executives Program at the Harvard Business School and serves on the Board of Directors for the Woodwell Climate Research Center.

Registration will close on the prior business day, October 14, when registrants will also receive a Zoom link at the close of business. Opportunity to use the Q&A function of Zoom during the webinar. Access to the event recording after logging into www.ncac-usaee.org as a member.

This Zoom webinar is free to members. Register at:https://www.ncac-usaee.org/event-3977464

Non-members can join for $20, also entitling participation in NCAC-USAEE for the remainder of 2020. Sign up for membership at: https://www.ncac-usaee.org/membership

NCAC webinar: 2020 Election Outcomes Impact US Energy Policy

Date/Time: November 10, 2020, 11:00 AM Eastern Time

Location: Webinar


The 2020 elections will have major impacts on the rate of change of the future US energy mix and how fast the US moves toward a CO2 free future. After the results are tallied, join NCAC for a moderated discussion with Katherine Hamilton to analyze the outcome for President, Senate, and House from the viewpoint of domestic energy policy. Will the US continue with a policy of global energy dominance in oil, gas and coal or enact Biden’s $2 trillion accelerated investment plan for clean energy and jobs. What new role will the Hill or specific states play?

Send your questions beforehand to president@ncac-usaee.com

Registration will close on the prior business day, November 9, with registrants receiving a Zoom link the evening before. Access the event recording after logging into www.ncac-usaee.org with your member credentials.

 Speaker Bio

Katherine Hamilton is Chair of 38 North Solutions. Ms. Hamilton has been listed on the #Solar100 board by kWh Analytics and received a Cleanie Award as Entrepreneur of the Year. She Co-Chairs the Global Future Council on Clean Electrification of the World Economic Forum. Katherine served as President of the GridWise Alliance, advocating for nearly $5 billion in funding for smart grid projects in the Recovery Act. Prior to that role, Katherine was a policy advisor for Good Energies, Inc., a private investment company with a portfolio in clean energy technologies of nearly $6 billion. She co-directed the American Bioenergy Association, working with the states of Maryland and New Jersey to develop renewable portfolio standards. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Katherine led buildings research and then managed government relations in Washington, DC. Katherine also spent a decade at Virginia Power, designing overhead and underground electrical systems for commercial and residential developments. Ms. Hamilton studied electrical engineering at Northern Virginia Community College and holds degrees from Cornell University and the Sorbonne. She is part of The Energy Gang podcast through Greentech Media.

Rita Beale, NCAC-USAEE President, will moderate the discussion.

Non-members can join for $20, also entitling participation in NCAC-USAEE for the remainder of 2020. Sign up for membership at: https://www.ncac-usaee.org/membership

Stayed Tuned: In December, Michael Cohen, Chief US Oil Economist and Head of Analysis at BP will speak on peak oil demand.

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