American Association of Blacks in Energy

American Association of Blacks in Energy

The New York Metropolitan Area Chapter (NYMAC) of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is one of three chapters in the Northeast Region of the United States. The New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of AABE was founded in 1987, and its members are professionals working in companies such as Consolidated Edison of NY (Con Edison and Orange & Rockland) and the National Grid. 

The mission is to provide energy professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and students a pathway to learn more about the energy industry through education, mentoring, community service and business networking. AABE-NYMAC  members are from all energy and energy-related disciplines (oil, gas, electricity, nuclear, renewables, government, technology, energy services and water) thereby creating a broad knowledge base for members.


The purpose of AABE are the following:

To serve as a resource for policy discussion of the economic, social and political impact of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities.

To ensure involvement of African Americans in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable sensitive and informed personnel to appropriate officials.

To encourage both the public and private sectors to be responsive to the problems, goals and aspirations of African Americans in energy-related fields.

To encourage African American students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships and other financial aid for such students.

AABE: Energy Knowledge for our Community, our People and our Tomorrow