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."

This year, the Center is privileged to welcome special guest Dr. Raphael W. Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. As head of the Atlanta Fed, Dr. Bostic is responsible for the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida and Georgia and portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. In his role as president and CEO, Dr. Bostic oversees the Bank's monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services.

Visit the Energy Summit™ page for more details.

Symposium: The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016
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On Monday, August 13, the Louisiana Geological Survey, with co-sponsor Baton Rouge Geological Society, presented a symposium on the flood that devasted much of the Baton Rouge area in August 2016.

The well-attended event featured individual presentations, a group panel discussion, and a public Q&A session. John E. Johnston III of the Louisiana Geological Survey served as symposium chair.

Read The Advocate's news story about the event here.

CES at a glance: Annual Report 2017AR_2017_thumbnail

The Center for Energy Studies' Annual Report 2017 is available online. The report provides a summary of one year's research and activities of the Center, Louisiana Geological Survey, Minerals Processing and Radiation Safety.  Featured in the report is a dedication to late Executive Director Allan Pulsipher, whom current Executive Director David Dismukes describes as "a catalyst for what the Center has become today."

Resolution Calls for LSU Center for Energy Studies, LSU Public Administration Institute to Analyze Mineral Tax Law

The Center for Energy Studies (CES) will take part in an analysis of the state mineral tax code, as directed by a senate resolution passed during the 2018 Second Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 calls for CES, the LSU Public Administration Institute (LSU PAI) and the La. Tax Institute to analyze the state’s mineral revenues, taxes and exemptions and provide recommendations for improving the tax code.

Center Awards Scholarships for 2018-19 Academic Year

The Center for Energy Studies recently awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to three LSU students pursuing energy-related fields of study and careers.

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_transmissionDismukes Releases Report on MISO Long-Run Transmission Infrastructure Development

Center for Energy Studies Executive Director and Professor David Dismukes 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.






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