LSU Center for Energy Studies



THE CENTER FOR ENERGY STUDIES (CES) is mandated to provide energy information and analysis that responds to the needs of the legislature, public agencies, and business and civic groups. The Center maintains some unique energy data bases and is the official repository of energy information from the state and The Energy Council. Staff respond regularly to requests from a wide variety of individuals and institutions for specialized energy data and information.

CES comprises the following units:


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Energy Summit™ 2018 Set for October 24

The Center for Energy Studies will host its annual fall event, Energy Summit,™ on Wednesday, October 24. The theme of this year's conference is "Louisiana's Place in the Global Energy Economy." Online registration will open August 1. More details to come.


La. Coastal Geology Symposium to Be Held July 10-11 coastal zone map

The Louisiana Coastal Geology Symposium, presented by the La. Geological Survey and the New Orleans Geological Society, will be held July 10 & 11, 2018, at the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the LSU Energy, Coast & Environment Buiding. The event will bring together scientists, engineers and policy makers from across a range of disciplines to exchange ideas, interpretations and insights on Louisiana coastal geology both onshore and offshore and on associated topics. Learn more here.


miso_transmissionCenter Releases Report on MISO Long-Run Transmission Infrastructure Development

The LSU Center for Energy Studies has released a report outlining emerging Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) transmission planning and infrastructure development issues. The report examines the considerable changes that have emerged over the past several years over one of the nation’s largest integrated wholesale power grids.


Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas Planned
La. Geological Survey, N.O. Geological Society lead application of landforms base map

The Louisiana Geological Survey, or LGS, and the New Orleans Geological Society have joined to lead the development of a Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas. The focus will be on the landforms developed in a variety of underlying geologic settings and which are affected by faulting, subsidence, and flooding. The atlas will have a landforms base map that will provide useful information for technical analysis and use by governments, the private sector and informed citizens in planning land use and infrastructure development. A final draft of the atlas is scheduled to be available for review in late December 2018, with production planned for mid-2019.

CES-led Team Awarded DOE Grant to Research Subsea C02 StorageCF

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced its intention to fund a cutting-edge research project, associated with offshore carbon capture and storage, for several LSU researchers who are working as part of a multi-regional team headed up by the Southern States Energy Board, or SSEB. The LSU-SSEB team was one of only two selected by DOE for this highly competitive research project. The team, led by Dr. David Dismukes, executive director, LSU Center for Energy Studies, includes researchers from the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering (Drs. Richard Hughes and Mehdi Zeidouni) and the Department of Environmental Sciences (Dr. Brian Snyder).


Dismukes Named to National Petroleum Council npc logo
David E. Dismukes, professor and executive director at the LSU Center for Energy Studies, has recently been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council.


LSU Researchers Release Inaugural Gulf Coast Energy Outlook  GEOC_thumbnail2

Researchers from the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the Center for Energy Studies have released the inaugural Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.  The publication provides a broad overview of the current status and trends guiding energy markets with an emphasis on the Gulf Coast.






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