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US Energy Information Administration (EIA) Annual Conference, June 26-27

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 2017 Energy Conference will be held June 26–27, 2017 at the Washington Hilton Hotel at 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC. I want to make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to learn firsthand about the current trends and key developments affecting energy at the state, national, and global level.

This year’s keynote speakers will feature renowned energy experts:

  • Greg Walden, Chairman, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, International Energy Forum
  • Scott Sheffield, Executive Chairman of the Board, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Alex Laskey, President and Founder, Opower

Breakout sessions include:

Petroleum exports: Competing in the global market
Hannah Breul, EIA (Moderator)
John Auers, Turner, Mason & Company
Alan Gelder, Wood Mackenzie
Sarah Ladislaw, CSIS

Renewable project financing: Current and future
Chris Namovicz, EIA (Moderator)
Keith Martin, Chadbourne & Parke
Colin Murchie, Sol Systems
James Saeger, IHS Markit

Coal–natural gas competition: The current state of play
Stan Kaplan, EIA (Moderator)
Robin Bedilion, EPRI
Robert DiDona, Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc.
Jamie Heller, Hellerworx, Inc.

Electrification in developing countries
Thad Huetteman, EIA (Moderator)
Gang He, Stony Brook University
Dorian Mead, USAID
Steven Rose, EPRI

Natural gas infrastructure to serve growing markets
Shirley Neff, EIA (Moderator)
Jack Fusco, Cheniere Energy, Inc.
David Madero Suárez, CENAGAS
William Yardley, Enbridge

“Big Data” and energy information
Eileen O'Brien, EIA (Moderator)
Ganesh Bell, GE Power
Kevin Kampschroer, GSA
Gil Quiniones, NYPA

The energy-water nexus and induced seismicity
Meg Coleman, EIA (Moderator)
Jeremy Boak, Oklahoma Geological Survey
Linda Capuano, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
Kyle Murray, Oklahoma Geological Survey

Global transportation, electric vehicles, and fuel demand
Jim Turnure, EIA (Moderator)
Rebecca Lindland, Kelley Blue Book
Devin Lindsay, IHS Markit
Melissa Lynes, EIA

The future of U.S. nuclear power
Greg Adams, EIA (Moderator)
Edward Kee, Nuclear Economics Consulting Group
Chris Mudrick, Exelon
Bradley Williams, Office of Nuclear Energy, DOE

Human behavior and energy use in buildings
Erin Boedecker, EIA (Moderator)
Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez, Navigant
Kurt Roth, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems
Marina Sofos, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE

Gasoline fuel quality: The looming octane shortage
Lynn Westfall, EIA (Moderator)
Blake Eskew, IHS Markit
Tom Kloza, OPIS
Max Pyziur, Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc.

Energy data transparency
Tom Leckey, EIA (Moderator)
Amar Amarnath, KAPSARC
Bob McNally, The Rapidan Group
Duncan Millard, International Energy Agency

In addition to keynotes, plenary sessions, and panels, you can network with hundreds of energy stakeholders and attend product demonstrations.

To register, go to:  https://www.eia.gov/conference/2017/?src=home-b1

Follow @EIAgov on twitter and use #EIAConf to join the discussion.


The annual EIA Energy Conference usually gathers about 1,000 people in Washington, DC, and it is focused on energy data covering key issues within the sector—including emerging technologies and market trends. Some of your employees and managers may find the line-up of speakers and topics of interest to them.

In advance, thanks for your help, and please don’t hesitate to reach out, if you have any questions.


Dennis O. Mesina
Office of Communications and Outreach
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Office: 202-586-1377

Catch the Free Yoga Classes on Wednesdays in CEBAF Center

As a JAG activity, Joe Beaufait, Physics Division, is offering free, all-level yoga classes on Wednesdays in CEBAF Center. The classes run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and take place in one of three areas of CC: the auditorium, or conference room F113 or F224/225.

Joe is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. He describes this all-level class as friendly to the beginner, but offers plenty of challenges for those who want to push themselves. Yoga is a great way to lower blood pressure, lose weight, gain flexibility and reduce stress, he adds.

If you are interested, just bring a yoga mat, and wear easy-to-move-in clothing to the class.

If you’d like notification, let Jodi Patient, CEBAF Center receptionist, know and she’ll post the classes to your zimbra calendar.