Program/Project Management for New Energy



Call for papers on planning and managing energy programs and projects announced for PM World Journal

27 July 2014 – Dallas, London, Sydney –The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is seeking articles and papers on the planning and management of energy-related programs and projects – from R&D through power plant construction and energy delivery.

140727-pmwj25-energy-IMAGEAccording to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), “world energy consumption increases from 524 quadrillion Btu in 2010 to 630 quadrillion Btu in 2020 and 820 quadrillion Btu in 2040, a 30-year increase of 56 percent. More than 85 percent of the increase in global energy demand from 2010 to 2040 occurs among the developing nations outside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (non-OECD), driven by strong economic growth and expanding populations. [1] (Chart at right courtesy of EIA.)

According to the BP, “The Outlook reveals that global energy consumption is expected to rise by 41 per cent from 2012 to 2035 – compared to 55 per cent over the last 23 years (52 per cent over the last twenty) and 30% over the last ten. Ninety five per cent of that growth in demand is expected to come from the emerging economies, while energy use in the advanced economies of North America, Europe and Asia as a group is expected to grow only very slowly – and begin to decline in the later years of the forecast period. Shares of the major fossil fuels are converging with oil, natural gas and coal each expected to make up around 27% of the total mix by 2035 and the remaining share coming from nuclear, hydroelectricity and renewables.” [2]

According to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Investment Outlook 2014: “Meeting the world’s growing need for energy will require more than $48 trillion in investment over the period to 2035, according to a special report on investment released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as part of the World Energy Outlook series. Today’s annual investment in energy supply of $1.6 trillion needs to rise steadily over the coming decades towards $2 trillion. Annual spending on energy efficiency, measured against a 2012 baseline, needs to rise from $130 billion today to more than $550 billion by 2035.”[3]

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “All sources of energy are developed through programs and projects, be they oil & gas, coal fired power stations, nuclear power plants or renewables. How are all these programs and projects being managed? What improvements are possible in the energy sector? Our call for papers this month hopes to attract new knowledge related to planning and managing energy projects around the world.”

The PMWJ includes articles and papers in the following categories: advisory articles, featured papers, commentary articles, student papers, case studies, personal stories, reports, book reviews and news stories. Previously published papers can also be submitted for publication in the Second Editions section of the journal. Send inquiries or completed works to [email protected].

“If you are working on a power plant project or have experience in the energy sector, consider sharing your knowledge in an article or paper,” Pells adds. “We are seeking new knowledge on this topic, so if you have some research results or recent eperience that can be shared with others, please contact us.”

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PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also operates the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To read the latest PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net


[1]        http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/ieo/world.cfm

[2]        http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/press/press-releases/energy-outlook-2035.html

[3]        http://www.iea.org/newsroomandevents/pressreleases/2014/june/name,72035,en.html