The 39th IETC

June 20 – June 22, New Orleans, LA

Registration Now Open!  Click Here to register.

The Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) is in New Orleans again! The 39th IETC will take place at the Loew’s New Orleans Hotel, just outside the historical French Quarter. Experience the sights and sounds of America’s most unique and unusual city while networking with leading industrial energy management professionals. Join us for the best industrial energy technology forum in the U.S.


2017 Prelim Program 


Call for Papers

The deadline to submit Abstracts is coming soon! Abstracts must be submitted by November 4, 2016 Technical papers are solicited for the Industrial Energy Technology Conference to be held June 20-23, 2017. This unique and premier conference on industrial process energy concentrates on industrial efficiency applications and environmental solutions. Attendees are top-level energy managers, plant engineers, utility representatives, state and federal government representatives, industry consultants, and suppliers. The papers will cover topics directly related to energy efficiency improvements and environmental concerns in industrial operations. Particular emphasis should be placed on innovations, applications, success stories and failures, technology assessment methods and items of timely interest in the industry. Identification of new equipment and processes is of major importance. However, extensive commercialism in the presentation is not desirable and would be considered in poor taste.

Instructions for Abstracts

Authors wishing to present a paper for consideration must submit an abstract. All accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings for distribution at the conference. Instructions for preparing final manuscripts will be sent along with the acceptance notification.
  • 1. Abstracts should not be more than 400 words in length
  • 2. Include paper title and all co-authors
  • 3. Include primary author’s full name, company, position, return address, email address and phone and fax numbers
  • 4. Include short biography of primary author
  • 5. Abstracts must be submitted by November 4, 2016
  • 6. Send to: James A. Eggebrecht, IETC Executive Director
  • 979.845.1508
The presenter of each paper (limit of one author) will be granted a reduced registration fee for all the conference sessions, a copy of the Proceedings, the author’s breakfast, the luncheons, coffee breaks and the general reception.

Dates to Remember

  • November 4, 2016 – Abstracts due
  • November 18, 2016 – Author notification
  • April 7, 2017 – Final Paper due

Major Topic Suggestions

Industrial Energy Efficiency
  • Big data analysis
  • Boiler and steam systems
  • Case studies
  • Compressed air systems
  • Emerging efficient industrial technologies
  • Energy storage
  • Experiences with ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance
  • Integrating CHP into existing facilities
  • Low and no-cost conservation projects
  • Modeling and Software
  • Power quality and reliability
  • Treasure hunts
  • Water and wastewater use
  • Smart grid applications
Strategies & Policies
  • Corporate energy plans
  • Demand response strategies
  • Federal and state government programs
  • Fostering employee engagement
  • Improving energy management performance
  • International aspects of energy conservation
  • Making the business case for implementation
  • Mentoring and career enhancement for energy leaders of the future
  • Risk management
  • Sustainability practices
  • Senior management project support
  • Utility incentives programs

Serving Industry’s Needs

Adding Bottom-line Impact Through Energy Management & Environmental Stewardship


June 20-22, 2017

Hosted by

The Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


For industrial energy managers, plant engineers, utility representatives, suppliers, and state and federal government industrial program managers.

Admission to Texas A&M or to any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or educationally unrelated handicaps.

About IETC

The IETC is hosted by the Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. It is a one-of-a kind conference featuring a topics important to industrial energy managers, utility experts, government program managers, vendors and others. The latest technologies and expertise on smart manufacturing, corporate energy management, energy opportunity analysis, and case studies of successful, real-world industrial efficiency projects are presented.

The IETC Vision

The Industrial Energy Technology Conference was created in 1979 to meet the needs of the industrial energy community. Unique in its industrial energy and waste reduction focus, the annual conference and Energy Managers’ Workshop are designed to serve the professionals who are involved in the production, use, or transportation of energy, or in designing and evaluating energy-related equipment and waste reduction practices. The IETC attracts an audience from North America and internationally, and is major importance in educating the industrial energy community regarding industrial innovations, energy use and waste reduction programs, and the latest in various state and federal programs affecting industry.

Our Committment to Attendees

The staff, and your hosts, the Energy Systems Laboratory of the Texas A&M University System and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, are committed to providing all attendees with an information package that will help you improve the performance of your company–something to take home and use–as well as to satisfy your own thirst for learning. Know with confidence that you will profit from the experience and technical expertise of our presenters, panelists, and speakers and, best of all, the dialogue with the multitude of energy and waste reduction professionals attending.

Who Will Benefit from Attending the IETC

The Industrial Energy Technology Conference is focused towards meeting the informational needs, and providing practical on-the-job value to individuals whose responsibilities involve making decisions about energy use, waste reduction, and the technologies that reduce expenditures for energy and waste handling costs in industrial settings. At the IETC you will have ample opportunity to meet individuals who are working professionals that are solving problems at their facilities. Time for interaction includes the panel discussions, and the technical sessions question-and-answer time, morning and afternoon breaktimes, the Wednesday evening reception, the Plenary Session on Wednesday morning that kicks off the conference, and the seated luncheons on both days of the conference. Attendees at the IETC hear about what other companies are successfully implementing, gauging the impact of new trends, seeing where the industry is heading, and sharing their experiences in meeting the challenges we are all facing. You will be surrounded by those who are facing the same questions, and those who have some of the answers!

Past attendees praise for IETC

“It is the best conference from an industry point of view.”

“There is value added by hearing from my peers in energy management.”

“Great city, great hotel, great conference.”  

“Opportunities to network.”

“Good exposure. Good way to keep up to date about industrial energy practice.”


  • Energy Systems Laboratory
  • Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • American Chemistry Council
  • ICF International
  • SECO
  • Soteica Visual Mesa LLC.
  • Spirax Sarco
  • TLV Corporation
  • U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office
  • Supporting Organizations

  • Business Energy
  • Chemical Engineering Progress
  • Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine
  • LonMark International
  • Navigant Research
  • The Association of Energy Engineers