Sunday, October, 23

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3:00pm - 8:00pm

Omni Hotel,
Post Oak
Ballroom Foyer

Registration & Information

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11:00am - 5:00pm

Rice University

PhD Day

More details below

The PhD Day is a student-only event that will be held on Sunday, October 23 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. All current PhD Students in energy economics and related fields are invited to submit papers. This year’s event will be our fourth PhD Day, and follows the great success of the Day in Denver, Colorado in 2019. The PhD Day is designed to facilitate a more in-depth discussion of each paper compared to concurrent sessions. Each paper will be reviewed closely by another student discussant. At the PhD Day, both the author and the discussant will present on the paper.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • present their paper to a student audience and practice presentation skills;
  • receive feedback on their paper from a dedicated discussant and the audience;
  • read someone else’s paper and offer constructive criticism (as a referee would do for a journal); and
  • meet students with similar interests and engage in productive
    discussions.
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6:00pm - 8:00pm

Omni Hotel,
The Landing
1st Floor

Opening Reception & Poster Presentation

Monday, October, 24

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7:00am - 6:30pm

OMNI HOTEL,
POST OAK
BALLROOM FOYER

Registration & Information

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7:00am - 8:00am

Omni Hotel,
Greenway
Ballroom A

Student Mentoring Breakfast

More details below

Students will have the dual opportunity of meeting each other before the conference gets into full swing as well as networking with several experienced professional mentors, practitioners representing some of the major areas of energy economics. This is an excellent opportunity to hear firsthand about different career options and hard-won experiences. Students can ask questions and receive advice on how to best pursue different professional routes and the challenges they may encounter along the way. There will also be opportunities to arrange follow-up networking with individual mentors during the conference.

 

Karl Nalepa, President

ReSolved Energy Consulting, LLC

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7:00am - 8:00am

Omni Hotel,
Post Oak
Ballroom D-G
and Foyer

Networking Breakfast

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8:00am - 9:15am

Omni Hotel,
Post Oak
Ballroom D-G

Welcome & Opening Session

Opening Plenary – The Russia/Ukraine conflict: Energy and Economic Consequences for the United States
Session & Speaker Information

The session will explore the medium term implications for the energy transition and the US Economy from the lens of policymakers and senior-level industry representatives from across the energy spectrum.  Among the questions the session will answer include the effect of inflation and higher interest rates on the pace of decarbonization,  on the pace of renewables deployment, and on the economic viability of US oil and gas exports.

Presiding Speaker: Christine Tezak, Managing Director, Research

ClearView Energy Partners

 

Charlie Blanchard, Head of North American Natural Gas Research

Mercuria Energy

 

David Kirsch, Managing Director

US Oil and Gas Sector

 

Jim Diemer, Director of Commercial and Strategic Analytics

Sempra Infrastructure

 

Derek Wissmiller, Director of Energy Systems Modeling

GTI Energy

 

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9:30am - 11:00am

Omni Hotel

Dual Plenary Sessions

$100 Oil: Drill, Baby, Drill, or Stay on the Sidelines?
Session & Speaker Information

Presiding Speaker: Karr Ingham, Petroleum Economist and Executive Vice President

Texas Alliance of Energy Producers

 

Dean Foreman, Chief Economist

American Petroleum Institute

Energy Justice – A Research Agenda in Economics
Session & Speaker Information

Energy justice has not been a core focus of economics, especially within energy policy, philosophy, law, and ethics. But, with the increasing focus on clean energy transition in the U.S. and across the globe, there is an increased awareness of energy justice research, and its interconnection with environmental and climate justice. This session will provide an overview of past research, discuss gaps in current methods and data, and outline open research questions for policy impact.

Presiding Speaker: Burçin Ünel, Energy Policy Director

Institute for Policy Integrity, NYU School of Law

 

Benjamin Sovacool, Professor of Earth and Environment

Boston University

 

Anna Spurlock, Research Scientist

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Evan Michelson, Program Director

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

 

Inês Azevedo, Associate Professor of Energy Science Engineering

The Precourt Institute for Energy

 

 

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11:15am - 12:45pm

Omni Hotel

Concurrent Sessions Block One

Energy Systems Analyses for Decarbonization

Post Oak A

Chair & Organizer: Naga Srujana Goteti – Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Session Information
Building Phase Diagrams for Microgrids: Nonlinear Relationships Between Technology Prices and System Design

(P) Eric Hittinger – Rochester Institute of Technology
Simon Sandler – Rochester Institute of Technology
Eric Williams – Rochester Institute of Technology
Alejandro Navarro – Rochester Institute of Technology

Storage in Electricity Planning Analysis

(P) Charles G Rossmann – Southern Company

Balancing Generation, Transmission, and Energy Storage Investments in Systems with Deep Penetrations of Renewable Energy

(P) Naga Srujana Goteti – Electric Power Research Institute
Miguel Ortega-Vazquez

Financing the Residential Energy Transition: Evidence from Natural Gas Adoption

(P) Shaun McRae – ITAM

Best Student Paper Competition

Post Oak B

Chair: Kenneth Gillingham – Yale University

Session Information
Innovation Trigger or Political Symbolism: How Green are Subsidies in Electric Vehicles?

(P) Maximilian Blaschke – TUM School of Management

Economic impacts of Wildfire Adaptation: Public Safety Power Shut Offs in California

(P) Jill Horing – Stanford University
Ian Sue Wing – Boston University

Refining Expectations: Investment under uncertainty in US refineries 1999-2020

(P) Candace Barr – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Ancillary Services and Reliability

Post Oak C

Chair: Matthew Bruchon – Carnegie Mellon University

Session Information
Renewable Investment, Energy Storage, and Grid Reliability

(P) Stanley Reynolds – University of Arizona

The Impacts of Co-Adopting Electric Vehicles, Solar Photovoltaics, and Battery Storage on Residential Electricity Consumption Patterns: Empirical Evidence from Arizona

(P) Xingchi Shen – Yale University
Yueming Qiu – University of Maryland
Xing Bo – Salt River Project
Anand Patwardhan – University of Maryland
Nathan Hultman – University of Maryland
Bing Dong – Syracuse University

Evolution of Electric Vehicle Consequential Life Cycle Air Emission Externalities in the United States PJM Interconnection

(P) Matthew Bruchon – Carnegie Mellon University
Lance Chen – Carnegie Mellon University
Jeremy Michalek – Carnegie Mellon University

Economic Analysis of Vehicle-to-Grid Technology for Fleets

(P) Christine Holland – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Siddharth Sridhar – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Bowen Huang – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jeremy Twitchell – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Di Wu – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Vilayanur Viswanathan – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Discussants: Assigned by Chair

Energy in Developing Economies (1)

Westberry

Chair: Haein Kim – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session Information
Feasibility of Air-Conditioning System Using Ground Source Heat Pump in Tajikistan

(P) Junichiro Oda – Akita University
Fumiaki InagakiAkita University
Honoka KawakamiAkita University
Yui NaritaAkita University
Mirzosaid Sultonov – Toyo University

Grid Interconnections and Decarbonization Pathways for Carbon Neutrality of Northeast Asia

(P) Haein Kim – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Power Trade and Hydroelectricity Development in Southeast Asia: Perspectives on Economic and Environmental Implications

(P) Youngho Chang – Singapore University of Social Sciences

A Time Series Analysis of the Socioeconomic Determinants of Carbon Emission Levels in Uganda, 1988-2018

(P) Samuel Kusasira – Makerere University Business School

Wind Power

Timbergrove

Chair: Anna Broughel – Clean Energy Leadership Institute

Session Information
The Economic Contributions of Offshore Wind and Offshore Oil and Gas Activities during Fiscal Year 2021

(P) Mark JensenBureau of Ocean Energy Management

Getting to 30 GW by 2030: Visual Preferences of Coastal Residents for Offshore Wind Farms on the US East Coast

(P) Anna Broughel – Clean Energy Leadership Institute
Zana Cranmer – Bentley University
Jonathan Ericson – Bentley University
Michael Goldberg – Bentley University
Kira Dharni – Bentley University

Opportunities and Challenges in Renewable Energy Transition in India: Past and Future Policy Landscape

(P) Yagyavalk Bhatt – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
Shahid Yasan – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

Mitigating the Downsides of Renewables: Wind Power in Texas

(P) Igor Westphal – Rice University

Discussants: Assigned by Chair

Climate and Weather Adaptation

Heights

Chair: Muhammad Javid – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

Session Information
Climate Change Impacts on Fossil Fired Power Plants

(P) Maher Mekky – West Virginia University
Alan Collins – West Virginia University

Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change Mitigation in Saudi Arabia

(P) Muhammad Javid – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

Climate Related Financial Disclosures in Brazil – The Case for Electricity Utilities and Infrastructure Resilience

(P) Edson Goncalves – Getulio Vargas Foundation

The Impact of Wildfire Smoke on Solar Electricity Generation: Evidence from the Western United States

(P) Brian Isom – The Center for Growth and Opportunity

Discussants: Assigned by Chair

AI & Machiner Learning

Greenway Ballroom

Chair & Organizer: Chiara Lo Prete – The Pennsylvania State University

Session Information
Swiss Cheese or a Swiss Army Knife: Re-Imagining Grid Planning for the 21st Century with AI, Decentralization, and the Data-Electric Utility of the Future

(P) Suzanne Russo – Pecan Street

Leveraging Data Analytics to Evaluate the Climate-Induced Changes to Household Air Conditioning Demand in the United States

(P) Renee Obringer – The Pennsylvania State University

Scaling Wind Power Innovation Assessment for Rapid Energy Transition with Artificial Intelligence

(P) Andrew Glaws – National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Predictive Analytics for Behind-the-Meter Resources

(P) Rui Yang – National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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1:00pm - 2:30pm

Omni Hotel,
Post Oak
Ballroom D-G

Awards Luncheon

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2:45pm - 4:15pm

Omni Hotel

Concurrent Sessions Block Two

Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. FF Workforce

Post Oak A

Chair & Organizer: Michael Craig – University of Michigan

Session Information
Matching Geographies and Job Skills in the Energy Transition

(P) Jacob Greenspon – Oxford
Daniel Raimi – RFF

Maintaining Energy System Safety and Reliability During the Mid-Transition

(P) Emily Grubert – University of Notre Dame

The Costs of Replacing Coal Plant Jobs with Local instead of Distant Wind and Solar Jobs across the United States

(P) Max Vanatta – University of Michigan
Michael T. Craig – University of Michigan
Bhavesh Rathod – University of Michigan
Julian Florez – University of Michigan
Isaac Bromley-Dulfano – University of Michigan
Dylan Smith – University of Michigan

Alternative Transportation Fuels

Post Oak B

Chair: Stephanie Weber – Yale University

Session Information
Economic Evaluation of Preferences toward Woody Biomass Feedstock Uncertainty for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production in the Southeast United States

(P) Carlos Fontanilla-Diaz – University of Tennessee
Tun-Hsiang E. Yu – University of Tennessee
Burton C. English – University of Tennessee
James A. Larson – University of Tennessee
Carlos O. Trejo-Pech – University of Tennessee
Bradley Wilson – University of Tennessee

Emissions Impacts of Electrifying Motorcycle Taxis in Kampala, Uganda

(P) Michael Craig – University of Michigan

Effects of Air Emissions Externalities on Optimal Ride-Hailing Fleet Electrification and Operations

(P) Matthew Bruchon – Carnegie Mellon University
Jeremy Michalek – Carnegie Mellon University
Ines Azevedo – Stanford University

The Effects of Policy on Automaker Electric Vehicle Strategy

(P) Stephanie Weber – Yale University
Kenneth Gillingham – Yale University
Arthur van Benthem – University of Pennsylvania

Discussants: Assigned by Chair

Decarbonization and the Energy Transition

Post Oak C

Chair: Jesse Henderson – USDA Forest Service

Session Information
World Oil Demand Elasticity in Decarbonization Scenarios

(P) Rocio Uria-Martinez – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Paul Leiby – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Gbadebo Oladosu – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Megan Johnson – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Impacts of Wood Pellet Demand on the Forest Sector and Forest Carbon

(P) Jesse Henderson – USDA Forest Service
Robert Abt – North Carolina State University
Karen Abt – Abt Forest Futures, LLC

Understanding the Socioeconomic Implications of Decarbonization in Wisconsin

(P) Jon Stenning – Cambridge Econometrics
Aron Hartvig – Cambridge Econometrics
An Vu – Cambridge Econometrics
Dan Hodge – Cambridge Econometrics

How Clean Does the U.S. Electricity Grid Need to be to Ensure Electric Vehicles Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(P) Madalsa Singh – Stanford University
Tugce Yuksel – Sabanci University
Jeremy Michalek – Carnegie Mellon University
Ines Azevedo – Stanford University

Energy in Developing Economies (2)

Westbury

Chair: Rafael Souza – FGV CERI

Session Information
Applications of Statistics and Machine Learning Models of the Impacts of Increasing Occurrence of HILFs on a DISCO in Brazil Due to Climate Change

(P) Rafael Souza – FGV CERI
Joisa Dutra – FGV CERI
Camila Lobo – FGV CERI
Henrique Ennese – FGV CERI

Lifting all of Humanity to the World’s Energy Use Per Capita: A Stylized Analysis

(P) Michael Dioha – Carnegie Institution for Science
Sara Ashfaq – Carnegie Institution for Science
Edgar Virguez – Carnegie Institution for Science
Ken Caldeira – Carnegie Institution for Science

Do Mini-Grids Promote Energy Access? Evidence from a Nation-Wide Policy Reform in Tanzania

(P) Federico Accursi – Universidad de Navarra
Raúl Bajo-Buenestado – Universidad de Navarra

Low-Carbon Expansion to Meet Vietnam’s Surging Power Demand

(P) Manh Tri Dao – University of California – San Diego
Michael Davidson – University of California – San Diego

Discussants: Assigned by Chair

Implications of Russo-Ukrainian War on Energy Markets

Timbergrove

Chair: Robert Brooks – RBAC Inc.

Session Information
Rising Energy Costs of Private Households: Analysis of Efficient Relief Measures for the Case of Germany

(P) Jan Priesmann – Chair for Energy System Economics, RWTH Aachen University
Aaron Praktiknjo – Chair for Energy System Economics, RWTH Aachen University

Pipeline and European Gas Hubs Price Convergence: Case of Russia

(P) Amina Talipova – University of Houston

A European Future without Russian Natural Gas – What will Happen to the Global Gas and LNG Market?

(P) Robert BrooksRBAC, Inc.
Edward O’Toole – RBAC, Inc.
Ning Lin – RBAC, Inc.

North American LNG and its Impacts to Ratepayers

(P) Robert  Kachmar – Robert Morris University

Discussants: Assigned by Chair

Decarbonizing Transportation

Heights

Chair: Raúl Bajo-Buenestado – University of Navarra

Session Information
Can Coordinating Delivery Routing and Grid Services Make Electric Trucks Viable?

(P) Rami ArissCarnegie Mellon University
Leandre Berwe – Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Shang Zhu – Carnegie Mellon University
Jeremy Michalek – Carnegie Mellon University

Feasibility of Net Zero Emissions in the Light Duty Fleet of California by 2045

(P) Madalsa Singh – Stanford University
Eleanor Hennessy – Stanford University
Sarah Saltzer – Stanford University
Inês Azevedo – Stanford University

Fuel Economy Standards and Public Transport

(P) Julius Berger – ifo Institute
Waldemar Marz – ifo Institute

Environmental Policies, Household Heterogeneity, and Distributional Consequences: Evidence from Green Vehicle Purchases

(P) Raul Bajo-Buenestado – Department of Economics, University of Navarra

Discussants: Assigned by Chair

Retail Price Formation is Competitive Electric Markets

Greenway Ballroom

Chair & Organizer: Noah Dormady – The Ohio State University

Session Information
Procurement Auctions for Regulated Retail Service Contracts in Restructured Electricity Markets

(P) David P. Brown – University of Alberta
Andrew Eckert – University of Alberta
Derek E. H. Olmstead – University of Calgary Alberta Market Surveillance Administrator

Price Determinants of Default Electricity Supply in Restructured Markets: Evidence from Ohio

(P) Matthew Hoyt – Exeter Associates
Noah Dormady – Ohio State University
Matthew Pesavento – Ohio State University
Alfredo Roa-Henriquez – University of North Dakota
Blain Morin – Ohio State University
William Welch – Ohio Department of Transportation

Competitive Rate Formation in Alberta’s Retail Electricity Market

(P) Derek E. H. Olmstead – University of Calgary and Alberta Market Surveillance Administrator
James Conville – Alberta Market Surveillance Administrator

Pricing Schemes for Load Aggregators and Incentive Compatibility

(P) Kwami Sedzro – National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Alberto J. Lamadrid – Lehigh University
Mooi Choo Chuah – Lehigh University

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4:30pm - 6:00pm

Omni Hotel

Plenary Session

Beyond the Freeze: Energy Security Lessons for Texas, the US and World
Session & Speaker Information

The February 2021 freeze uncorked concerns about the evolution of electric power markets and systems in Texas and the US.  The Russian invasion of Ukraine hastened a re-examination of approaches across Europe.  New, and old, sensitivities surrounding energy security – what it means, technical implications and political economic repercussions,  including geopolitical positioning are complicating views about technologies, options, market designs and priorities.  The panel will parse these out drawing on experience from the 2021 events, related ideas and solutions, and bigger picture challenges as patterns in energy demand and supply shift in profound ways.

Presiding Speaker: Michelle Foss, Fellow in Energy, Minerals & Materials

Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

 

Travis Kavulla, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

NRG

 

Pat Wood III, CEO

Hunt Energy Network

 

Alison Silverstein, Principal

Alison Silverstein Consulting

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6:00pm - 8:00pm

Omni Hotel
Post Oak Foyer
and Greenway Ballroom

Networking Reception

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8:00pm - 10:00pm

Omni Hotel,
Black Swan

Student Reception

Tuesday, October, 25

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7:30am - 6:00pm

Omni Hotel, Ballroom Foyer

Registration & Information

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7:30am - 8:30am

Omni Hotel, Ballroom Foyer

Networking Breakfast

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8:30am - 10:00am

Omni Hotel

Plenary Session

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – the View from the Inside
Session & Speaker Information

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) authorizes $73 billion in new funding for grant programs and initiatives to support investment in energy infrastructure and transition in furtherance of the Biden administration’s pledge to fight climate change. Our panelists will discuss the impacts of the IIJA on the energy industry,  and the macroeconomic and regulatory implications of investment on this scale.

Presiding Speaker: Chris Nichols, Chairman

USAEE Government Affairs Committee

 

Brett A. Perlman, CEO

Center for Houston’s Future

 

Patricia Hoffman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

US Department of Energy

 

Aileen Roder, Attorney Advisor

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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10:30am - 12:00pm

Omni Hotel

Concurrent Sessions Block Three

The Geopolitics of the Energy Transition

Post Oak A

Chair & Organizer: Chiara Lo Prete – The Pennsylvania State University

Session Information
Net-Zero Producers: Alignment Between Oil Exporting States

(P) Ben Cahill – Center for Strategic and International Studies

Natural Gas in Energy Transition: Between the Rock and the Sunny Place

(P) Anna Mikulska – University of Pennsylvania

Geopolitics, Electricity Grids and Renewable Energy: A Review of Themes and Research Gaps

(P) Chiara Lo Prete – The Pennsylvania State University

Energy Transition Realpolitik: Old and New Tensions in Raw Materials Supply Chains

(P) Michelle Michot Foss – Rice University

The Role of CCUS & Hydrogen in Decarbonization

Post Oak B

Chair: Nadejda Victor – National Energy Technology Laboratory

Session Information
Hydrogen Present and Future in the U.S. Energy Sector

(P) Nadejda Victor – NETL DOE
Christopher Christopher – NETL DOE

The Economic Consequences of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Projects: Evidence from Housing Markets in The United States

(P) Kaifang Luo – School of Public Policy, University of Maryland at College Park
Yueming (Lucy) Qiu – School of Public Policy, University of Maryland at College Park
Pengfei Liu – Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, University of Rhode Island
Yingdan Mei – School of Economics and Management, China University of Petroleum Beijing

Integrated Energy Systems Analysis of Electric Power and Transportation Sector Decarbonization in North Sea Countries

(P) Youssef Shaker – MIT Energy Initiative
Jun Wen Law – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Dharik Mallapragada – MIT Energy Initiative
Audun Botterud – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Magnus Korpås – NTNU
Espen Flo Bødal – SINTEF

CCUS PROJECTS, Policy, and Supporting Economic Models

(P) Carol Dahl – Colorado School of Mines
Chuxuan Sun – Colorado School of Mines
Jingzhou Wang – China University of Petroleum

ESG and Financing the Energy Transition

Post Oak C

Chair: Darius Corbier – European Institute of Economics and the Environment

Session Information
Mastering the Decarbonization Journey – Why and How Do Family Firms Integrate CO2 Emissions in their Strategic Decision-Making Process?

(P) Johanna Schulze-Berge – TUM School of Management

The Aggregate Effect of the Structure of Information in Low-Carbon Transition Policies: An Empirical Application

(P) Darius Corbier – Paris-Dauphine University
Frederic Gonand – Paris-Dauphine University

Power Purchase Agreements and Renewable Electricity Generation in the U.S.

(P) Jesse Backstrom – Texas State University
Michael Gillenwater – Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
Michael Brander – University of Edinburgh Business School
Charlie Inmans – Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

How Green are Bonuses Really? The Role of ESG in Remuneration Systems Across Different Hierarchy Levels in German Firms

(P) Alexandra Knoth – Technical University of Munich

The Future of Battery Storage

Westberry

Chair: Steven Anderson – U.S. Geological Survey

Session Information
Investing in the Batteries of the Future: A View from the Stock Market

(P) Michael Plante – Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Private vs. Public Value of U.S. Residential Battery Storage Operated for Solar Self-Consumption

(P) Galen Barbose – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sydney Forrester – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Chandler Miller – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Economics and the Potential of Coal-Related Sources of Rare-Earth Elements (REE)

(P) Steven Anderson – U.S. Geological Survey

A Framework for Estimating the Economic and Distributional Impacts of Utility-Scale Microgrids

(P) Jesse Kaczmarski – The University of New Mexico
Yuting Yang – The University of New Mexico
Janie Chermak – The University of New Mexico

DER’s as Mini Batteries and Valuation of Swing Options with Recurrent Neural Network

(P) Helyette Geman – Johns Hopkins University
Yuanye Ma – Johns Hopkins University

Nuclear Energy

Timbergrove

Chair: Andrew Benson – Sandia National Laboratories

Session Information
Future LNG Market in Japan based on the potential capacity back of its Nuclear by 2030

(P) Hisanori Nei – National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Splitting the Uranium Triangle: the Regulatory Revolution and its Impact on the Safety of American Nuclear Power Plants

(P) Andrew Benson – Sandia National Laboratories

Optimal Deployment of Small Modular Reactors Under Large‐scale Integration of Variable Renewable Energy

(P) Ryoichi Komiyama – The University of Tokyo

Current State and Issues in Final Disposal Policy for High-Level Radioactive Waste in Japan

(P) Hikaru Doi – Akita University
Junichiro Oda – Akita University

Transportation

Heights

Chair: Xun Xu – KAPSARC

Session Information
What’s Driving Electric Vehicle Adoption? Evaluating Changes in U.S. Consumer Preferences and Vehicle Technology

(P) Connor Forsythe – Carnegie Mellon University
Kenneth Gillingham – Yale University
Jeremy Michalek – Carnegie Mellon University
Kate Whitefoot – Carnegie Mellon University

Pathways to Zero Emissions in California’s Heavy Duty Transportation Sector

(P) Eleanor Hennessy – Stanford University
Madalsa Singh – Stanford University
Sarah Saltzer – Stanford University
Ines Azevedo – Stanford University

Evaluating the Impact of Road Freight Uberization on the Trucking Sector

(P) Xun Xu – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
Tianduo Peng – Tsinghua University

Future Trends in Saudi Seaborne Export and Oil Demand: Exploring the Impact of Key Drivers on Seaborne Export to Realize Saudi’s Maritime Targets

(P) AHM Mehbub Anwar – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Nora Nezamuddin – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Abdulrahman Alwosheel – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Rubal Dua – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)

Barriers & Opportunities for CCUS

Greenway Ballroom

Chair & Organizer: Amanda Harker Steele – National Energy Technology Laboratory

Session Information
Economic Analysis of Potential for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage in the Gulf of Mexico

(P) Tim Grant – National Energy Technology Laboratory

Influence of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing on Growth of CCUS in the United States

(P) Connie Zaremsky – Support contractor to National Energy Technology Laboratory

System Cost of Replacement Energy (SCoRE): A Tool for Assessing CCUS and Other Low Carbon Alternative Technology Substitution Pathways to Decarbonization

(P) Amanda Harker Steele – National Energy Technology Laboratory

Supply Chain Vulnerabilities of the Energy Transition with a Focus on Carbon Capture, Transportation, and Storage

(P) Jack Suter

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12:15pm - 1:45pm

Omni Hotel,
Post Oak Ballroom

Keynote Luncheon: Jason Bordoff, Columbia University

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2:00pm - 3:30pm

Omni Hotel

Concurrent Sessions Block Four

Electric Grid & Methane Emissions

Post Oak A

Chair & Organizer: Jamal Mamkhezri – New Mexico State University

Session Information
Economic and Environmental Impacts of Alternative Electric Vehicle Policy Scenarios: A System Dynamics Approach

(P) Jamal Mamkhezri – New Mexico State University

How Emissions Reductions from the Energy System Affect Future Air Quality

(P) Kristen E Brown – University of Texas San Antonio

How Well do Emissions Factors Approximate Emissions Changes from Electricity System Models?

(P) Alejandro G.N. Elenes – Rochester Institute of Technology

Empirical Analysis of Wholesale Electricity Markets

Post Oak B

Chair: David Brown – University of Alberta

Session Information
Evaluating the Impact of Divestitures on Competition: Evidence from Alberta’s Wholesale Electricity Market

(P) David Brown – University of Alberta
Andrew Eckert – University of Alberta
Blake Shaffer – University of Calgary

Effective Load Carry Capability in PJM: Results from a Simple Model

(P) Andrew Kleit – Penn State
Todd Aagaard – Villanova University

Assessment of Price Elasticity of Emissions in the PJM Electricity Market

(P) Derya Eryilmaz – Northeastern University

The Value of Lost Load – Complementing Approaches and Results Based on Swedish Firm Level Data

(P) Thomas Broberg – CERE
Runar Brännlund – Umeå University
Tommy Lundgren – Swedish university of agricultural sciences
Lars Persson – Umeå University

Empirical Analysis of Energy Consumption and Prices

Post Oak C

Chair: Stephen Snudden – Wilfrid Laurier University

Session Information
The New Benchmark for Forecasts of the Real Price of Crude Oil

(P) Stephen Snudden – Wilfrid Laurier University
Reinhard Ellwanger – Bank of Canada

The Linkages Between Energy Prices and Crop Prices: A Dynamic Time Warping Analysis

(P) Dragan Miljkovic – North Dakota State University
Puneet Vatsa – Lincoln University

Stock-Oil Comovements Through Fear, Uncertainty, and Expectations: Evidence From Conditional Comovements

(P) Mohammad (Mike) Noori – University of Milano-Bicocca

Analyzing the Effects of Oil Price Shocks on the Trade Balance: New Evidence from the Korea-China Trade

(P) Jungho Baek – University of Alaska Fairbanks

Discussants: Assigned by Chair

Environmental & Policy Externalities

Westberry

Chair: Gregory Galay – University of Calgary

Session Information
How Did the 2010 SO2 U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Affect Coal Power Plant Emissions?

(P) Joanna Slusarewicz – Carnegie Mellon University
Valerie Karplus – Carnegie Mellon University

End-of-Life Management of Oil Wells in Alberta

(P) Gregory Galay – University of Calgary
Jennifer Winter – University of Calgary

The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States: A Perspective on Transportation Sector

(P) Yayun Chen – TAMU

Externalities of Policy-Induced Scrappage: The Case of Automotive Regulations

(P) Connor Forsythe – Carnegie Mellon University
Akshaya Jha – Carnegie Mellon University
Jeremy Michalek – Carnegie Mellon University
Kate Whitefoot – Carnegie Mellon University

Energy Efficiency and Market Structure

Timbergrove

Chair: Tim Schittekatte – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Session Information
Political Economy and Efficiency Gains Evaluation of Power Market Reform in China

(P) Chenxi Xiang – Renmin University of China
Xinye Zheng – Renmin University of China
Feng Song – Renmin University of China
Jiang Lin – University of California
Zhigao Jiang – Zhineng Consultant Company

Addressing an Equitable Transition to Clean Heating with Empirically Validated Housing Stock Improvements for US Cold Climates

(P) Claire McKenna – University of Michigan
Parth Vaishnav – University of Michigan

Retail Rates in Decarbonizing Power Systems: An Evaluation of Time-of-Use Tariffs

(P) Tim Schittekatte – MIT
Dharik Mallapragada – MIT
Richard Schmalensee – MIT
Paul Joskow – MIT

Will Climate Change Affect Household Energy Burdens? Empirical Evidence from the United States

(P) Ying Yu – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Noah Kittner – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Electricity Markets

Heights

Chair: Goran Durakovic – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Session Information
Powering Europe with North Sea Offshore Wind: The Impact of Hydrogen Investments on Grid Infrastructure and Power Prices

(P) Goran Durakovic – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Pedro Crespo del Granado – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Asgeir Tomasgard – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Quantifying the Impact of Override Behavior on a Summer Demand Response Program

(P) Pamela Wildstein – University of Michigan
Michael Craig – University of Michigan
Parth Vaishnav – University of Michigan

Comparison of Offshore Wind Power in the United Kingdom, China, and Japan

(P) Bin Hu – Akita University
Junichiro Oda – Akita University
Hina Yoshimiya – Akita University

Cost and Deployment Consequences of Advanced Planning for Negative Emissions U.S. Power Systems

(P) An Pham – University of Michigan
Michael Craig – University of Michigan

Coordinated Modeling of Electricity and Gas Infrastructure

Greenway Ballroom

Chair & Organizer: Brian Sergi – National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Session Information
The Need for Integrated Planning of Electricity and Natural Gas Networks

(P) Kwabena Pambour – Encoord Inc.

Modeling Integrated Electricity and Natural Gas Systems Using Co-Simulation

(P) Brian Sergi – National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Flexible Linepack for Peak Time Power System Production

(P) Sule Amadu – Colorado State University & Kinder Morgan Inc.

Responsive Coordination of Power and Gas Transmission Networks by Optimization-Based Markets

(P) Anatoly Zlotnik – Los Alamos National Laboratory

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3:45pm - 5:15pm

Omni Hotel

Special Forum: Joe DeCarolis, Energy Information Administration

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5:30pm - 6:30pm

USAEE General Membership Meeting

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6:30pm - 9:00pm

Museum of
Natural Science
Wiess Energy Hall

Offsite Dinner Party

Shuttle service will be provided

Wednesday, October, 26

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7:30am - 2:00pm

Omni Hotel, Ballroom Foyer

Registration & Information

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7:30am - 8:30am

Omni Hotel, Ballroom Foyer

Networking Breakfast

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7:30am - 8:30am

2023 Conference Information Meeting

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8:30am - 10:00am

Omni Hotel

Dual Plenary Sessions

Energy Hubs in the New Era of Industrial Policy
Session & Speaker Information

Nearly every region in the country is involved in one or more consortia to vie for over $20 billion in federal funding to build energy hubs. But what is an energy hub? How might these infrastructure projects differ from typical energy development– both in terms of the process and outcomes? This panel will explore energy hubs as a manifestation of a new era of industrial policy, where governments finance and partner with the private sector to rapidly build the next generation of clean energy infrastructure. Our panelists will discuss the reasons why such funding is a strong incentive for companies, as well as the unique factors inherent in government-funded commercial projects.

Presiding Speaker: Stuart Levenbach, Executive, Energy Transition

Baker Hughes

 

Chris Angelides, Head of the Energy Transition Program

Shell

 

Paul Doucette, Hydrogen Program Leader

University of Houston

 

Rob Wingo, EVP for Corporate Ventures

EQT

 

Danny Broberg, Senior Policy Analyst

Bipartisan Policy Center

Inflation Reduction Act: Scaling Climate Investment for a Decarbonized Future
Session & Speaker Information

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 has the stated goals of investing in domestic energy production and manufacturing as well as to reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40 percent by 2030. It has been hailed as a landmark legislation to support climate mitigation and domestic energy production. The legislation includes approximately $370 billion in subsidies for renewables, carbon sequestration, biofuels, hydrogen, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and more that is earmarked for the modernization of the American energy system. It also includes a fee for certain methane emissions and continued leasing for oil and gas in federal lands and waters. The IRA has implications for the energy transition and across the energy industry, including for the economics profession. The panelists will share perspectives of the IRA, discussing their interpretation of the IRA’s potential impacts on offshore drilling, offshore wind, blue hydrogen, carbon capture, solar, and other industries. Join this panel to get the latest insights on how IRA will help shape America’s energy future in the coming decades.

Anna Broughel, Director

Clean Energy Leadership Institute

 

David Rapson, Chancellor’s Leadership Professor

Department of Economics, UC Davis

 

Gregory Upton, Associate Research Professor

Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies

 

Rick Westerdale, Executive Director

Energy Futures Initiative

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10:30am - 12:00pm

Omni Hotel

Concurrent Sessions Block Five

Markets, Taxation and Emissions Reductions

Post Oak A

Chair: Aaron Wolfe – Environmental Defense Fund

Session Information
Taxation of Carbon Emissions and Local Air Pollution with Social and Private Discount Rates

(P) Mathias Mier – ifo Institute
Jacqueline Adelowo – ifo Institute
Christoph Weissbart – Stadtwerke München GmbH

Policy Instrument options for Addressing Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

(P) Kristina Mohlin – Environmental Defense Fund
Maureen Lackner – Environmental Defense Fund
Huong Nguyen – Environmental Defense Fund
Aaron Wolfe – Environmental Defense Fund

Regional Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions in Saudi Arabia: Impacts of Electricity Price Reforms

(P) Jeyhun Mikayilov – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
Abdulelah Darandary – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
Salaheddine Soummane – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

Emission Trading or Lower Energy Prices? Re-assessing the Impact of the Greenhouse Gas Initiative on the Energy Transition

(P) Daniel Gatscher – Technical University Munich
Svetlana Ikonnikova – Technical University Munich

Electric Vehicles

Post Oak B

Chair: Rubal Dua – KAPSARC

Session Information
Valuing Supply Chain Resilience in Electric Vehicle Manufacturers’ Battery Chemistry Choices

(P) Anthony Cheng – Carnegie Mellon University
Erica Fuchs – Carnegie Mellon University
Valerie Karplus – Carnegie Mellon University

State-Level Electric Vehicle Electricity Consumption

(P) Melissa Lynes – U.S. Energy Information Administration

The Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas, and Traffic Externality Benefits and Costs of Shifting Private Vehicle Travel to Ridesourcing Services

(P) Jacob Ward – Carnegie Mellon University
Jeremy Michalek – Carnegie Mellon University
Constantine Samaras – Carnegie Mellon University

What is the Business Case for Public Electric Vehicle Chargers?

(P) Alan Jenn – University of California, Davis

Discussants: Assigned by Chair

Utility Rate Design

Post Oak C

Chair: Sumitrra Ganguli – Ph.D, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Session Information
What is the Business Case for Public Electric Vehicle Chargers?

(P)  Alan Jenn – University of California, Davis
Yanning Li

Addressing Prosumer Challenges in Rate Design: Examining the WTP /WTA Gap by Demography

(P) Sumitrra Ganguli – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Daniel Boff – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Abhishek Somani – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Empirical Analysis of Electricity Demand Response Systems Under Incomplete Information

(P) Kyungsik Nam – Korea Energy Economics Institute
Jung S. You – California State University-East Bay

Residual Network Costs and the Economic Efficiency of Regulated Cost Allocation

(P) Derek Olmstead – University of Calgary
Brian Rivard – Ivey Business School, Western University
Mark Zanewick – Market Surveillance Administrator

Electricity Market Structure

Westberry

Chair: Ed Hirs – University of Houston

Session Information
Price Leadership and Electricity Retailing

(P) Kari-Anne Fange – Ostfold University College
Olvar Bergland – Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Knowledge Acquisition and Innovation Quality: The Moderating Role of Geography Characteristics of Technology

(P) Xue Gao – University of Miami
Varun Rai – University of Texas at Austin

A Decade of Deliberate Inaction: Root Causes and Fallout from the Deadly Texas Power Failure of 2021

(P) Ed Hirs – University of Houston

Measuring Short-Run Efficiency and Competition in Alberta’s Restructured Electricity Market

(P) James Conville – Market Surveillance Administrator
Derek Olmstead – University of Calgary

Energy Transition in Developing Countries

Timbergrove

Chair: Svetlana Ikonnikova – TUM School of Management

Session Information
Energy Transition and Export Diversification in Oil-Dependent Countries: The Role of Structural Factors

(P) Faith Karanfil  – KAPSARC
Luc Désiré Omgba – BETA-CNRS, University of Lorraine

Energy Consumption and Economic Growth: Identifying Sector-Specific Effects in Developing Economies

(P) Taylor Collins – University of the Incarnate Word

The Future of Natural Gas Trade: Pricing and The Balance between Spot- and Long-term Trade

(P) Svetlana Ikonnikova – TUM School of Management
Sofia Berdysheva – TUM School of Management

Effects of Energy Transition on Transmission Investment Needs

(P) Camila Ochoa – EIA University
Juana De Zubiría – EIA University
Ramón León – ISA

SPR and OPEC

Heights

Chair: Gbadebo Oladosu – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Session Information
SPR: A Strategic “Political” Reserve?

(P) Noha Razek – University of Regina
Surya Rajan – Element Logix Venture Partners

Resilience of Global Supply Chains to Energy Supply Shocks: The Input-Output Network Analysis

(P) Sofis Berdysheva – Technical University of Munich
Svetlana Ikonnikova – Technical University of Munich

Co-movement of Oil Price and US Commercial Oil Stocks: A Time-Frequency Approach

(P) Gbadebo Oladosu – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Rocio Uria-Martinez – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Megan Johnson – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Paul Leiby – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Prospects for Electrification in Transportation

Greenway Ballroom

Chair & Organizer: David Rapson – UC Davis & Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Session Information
The Electric Vehicle Rebound Effect

(P) Ken Gillingham – Yale University

How Cost-Effective are Electric Vehicle Subsidies in Reducing Tailpipe-CO2 Emissions? An Analysis of Major Electric Vehicle Markets

(P) Rubal Dua – KAPSARC

Electric Ceiling: The Limits and Costs of Full Electrification

(P) David Rapson – UC Davis & Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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12:15pm - 1:45pm

Omni Hotel

Closing Keynote Address: Bob McNally, Rapidan Energy Group

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