TREIA is taking its annual conference to the NEXT level. Connect with thought leaders and businesses across the Texas energy industry at the first ever GridNEXT conference being held November 11-13 at the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas. 

Come be part of the conversation.  Texas is the nation's largest and fastest growing consumer of electricity, making it the biggest market in the country.  Yes, everything is bigger in Texas! GridNEXT engages stakeholders on the grid modernization challenges facing clean energy integration.  If you have a stake in renewable energy economic development in the state of Texas, this event is for you.

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John Hofmeister
Former President of Shell Oil Company

Dr. Bryan Hannegan

Peter Muhoro
Pedernales Electric Cooperative


Raiford Smith
CPS Energy

Annemarie Diaz
Austin Energy

Paul Wattles


Nisha Desai
NRG Energy

Barbara O'Neill
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Steve Hauser
New West Technologies


Nat Treadway
Distributed Energy Financial Group

Tom Hootman
MKK Consulting Engineers

Jason Sears
Green Mountain Energy


Loy Sneary
Gulf Coast Green Energy

Christopher Evanich
S&C Electric Company

Nancy Carlisle


Miles Hovis
Solar City

Chris Foster
City of Georgetown

Paul Keene
NRG Home Solar


Danielle Murray
Austin Energy

Dan Seif
The Butler Firm, PLLC

Carl Huslig


Hala Ballouz
President, Electric Power Engineers, Inc.

Chris Reeder
Husch Blackwell

Jeff Billo
Electric Reliability Council of Texas


Michael Quinn
Oncor Energy Delivery

Susan Sloan
American Wind Energy Association

Philip Barton
Schneider Electric


Kip Averitt

Gavin Dillingham

Drew Torbin
Black Bear Energy


Joe Steenbergen
Clean Power Finance


Bart Rupert

Kate Sherwood

Melissa Miller
Miller Wind and Renewables, LLC

Juan Ontiveros
University of Texas at Austin

Kirk Coburn
SURGE Ventures


William Demarest
Hush Blackwell

Robert J. White
AES Corporation

GridNEXT Speakers on the Radio

Listen to an interview with NREL's Bryan Hannegan and Nancy Carlisle discussing their work and upcoming GridNEXT talks on the Shades of Green radio program.

Hear GridNEXT presenter, Chris Foster, from the City of Georgetown discuss how the City is going 100% Renewable.

Planetary Movie Trailer

GW Sponsors

MW Sponsors

kW Sponsors

Supporting Organizations

Media Partners


Conference Agenda at a Glance