Dec
6
Dec 7

Today's Natural Gas Industry, The New Pipeline Transmission Dynamics, & Physical Natural Gas Transactions

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Near the Galleria

This comprehensive and clearly explained program is for professionals who are seeking an in-depth understanding of today's North American natural gas industry and want to be up and running to make intelligent and prudent trading and buying decisions.

Learn how the transportation/delivery infrastructure works and how deals are done. Know who the natural gas market participants are and how commercial transactions occur along each segment of the value chain. Understand and apply your knowledge of how the wholesale natural gas and transportation markets operate and where the new opportunities are in today's dynamic natural gas marketplace.

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Dec
8
Dec 9

Fundamentals of Today's Texas ERCOT Electric Power Market

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Near the Galleria

This new in-depth two-day program provides a comprehensive and clear explanation of the structure, function, and current status of the Texas ERCOT ISO including its operations, the fundamentals of day-ahead and real-time energy auctions, LMP, CRRs, generation capacity markets (Resource Adequacy) and the new operational and economic issues raised by the integration of solar, wind, distributed generation (“DER”), demand response (“DR”) and demand side management (“DSM”) resources.

Gain an understanding of the dynamic Texas wholesale and retail competitive markets, and learn how these markets interface with ERCOT ISO energy auctions and ISO operations. Understand, enhance and apply knowledge of the ERCOT’ nodal market operations for Energy, Ancillary Services, Market Settlements, Capacity, Retail and Renewables.

This seminar will also address the rapidly expanding new market opportunities in Texas Renewables – Wind, Solar, etc., Distributed Generation (“DER”), Demand Response and Demand Side Management (“DSM”) as well as the new opportunities that will be emerging from the current re-design of ERCOT Ancillary Services, future Ancillary and Capacity market initiatives and the further unbundling of ERCOT services.

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Dec
8
6:00 pm18:00

Ninth Annual Austin Green Holiday Party

  • Barr Mansion

Join us for the Austin green mixer of the year, hosted this year by 17 great organizations! For nine years running, area environmentalists have come together to celebrate, scheme and prepare for the new year. This month marks the 10 year anniversary of The Shades of Green Radio Show, Austin's live green talk radio show. Another reason to pick ourselves up and celebrate together.

Experience how our hosts Barr Mansion are at the nexus of a merging of the environmental and food movements while enjoying a buffet featuring a variety of their seasonal, all-organic favorites. Check out Barr's new "solar amphitheater"! We are also sponsored this year by Hops & Grain BrewingAustin East Ciders and Tito's Handmade Vodka.

Live music by Seu Jacinto, an Austin-based group interested in introducing and developing traditional Northeastern Brazilian culture to Central Texas. The group pays homage to the masters of the Brazilian folk musical traditions of forró, coco, cavalo marinho, and many other Brazilian Northeast rhythms.

We look forward to coming together with everyone and "regrouping" for the good fight in 2017!

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Dec
13
7:00 pm19:00

Solar Austin Holiday Party

  • Brick Oven Restaurant

Our holiday party was so much fun last year, that we're making it an annual event. This year, we will honor Tom "Smitty" Smith, who has served as the director of Public Citizen's Texas office for 31 years and Karen Hadden, who is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Coalition. Smitty and Karen were central to the creation of Solar Austin and have been champions for solar energy in Austin and across Texas for many years. Smitty is retiring from Public Citizen and Karen recently stepped down from the Solar Austin board after many years of service. We hope you will help us honor their contributions to solar in Austin.

We'll have live music by Ben Balmer and his band, appetizers and a free drink with each ticket purchase.

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Dec
14
8:00 am08:00

2016 US-Algeria Energy Forum

  • Houston, TX

The 2016 US Algeria Energy Forum in Houston, Texas

The US-Algeria Business Council and the Embassy of Algeria, in Washington, DC will host the annual US Algeria Energy Forum featuring H.E Ambassador Madjid Bouguerra, the Algerian ambassador to the United States of America, H.E Minister Noureddine Bouterfa, the Algerian Minister of Energy, and officials from the Ministry of Energy, Sonatrach and its affiliates, and Sonelgaz.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

The 2016 US-Algeria Energy Forum will feature presentations on the long legacy of US-Algeria cooperation in the energy sector and opportunities to increase partnerships between the two countries.

The 2016 US-Algeria Energy Forum is an opportunity for Algeria and the United States to reaffirm its energy trade links.

The deadline for registration and payment is: November 14, 2016

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Jan
26
Jan 27

Global Energy Forum: Beaver Creek

  • 68 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO 81620

The 2017 Global Energy Forum will focus on the implications of the recent historic election in the U.S. to the energy future in North America - all in the beautiful and intimate setting of Beaver Creek, Colorado. Hear engaging discussions and network with thought leaders from throughout North America at the year's most compelling energy event. 

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Jan
30
Mar 30

SGCC's 7th Annual Consumer Symposium: Beyond the Grid

  • San Diego Convention Center

On Monday, January 30, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) is set to host its 7th Annual Consumer Symposium: Beyond the Grid – Connecting Tomorrow’s Consumers, in conjunction with DistribuTECH, in San Diego, California.We invite you to join us as industry stakeholders will learn proactive approaches to communicate the value of smart grid investments to consumers.

During the Symposium, you'll:
•    Hear the keynote address by Jesse Berst, Chairman of the Smart Cities Council, who will discuss the marriage of smart grids and smart cities and what this convergence will mean for utilities and customers.
•    Attend a Lightning Round session where contestants will state their case for the future energy relationship between consumer and provider.
•    Receive a complimentary copy of the 2017 State of Consumer Report, an analysis of recent success stories in consumer smart grid engagement.

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Feb
7
Feb 10

UT Energy Week 2017

  • Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

Save the date for the third annual UT Energy Week, where energy experts from academia, government, industry, and the non-profit world come together to debate society's most vital energy issues.
 
Energy Week 2017 will be held February 7-10, 2017 on the UT Austin campus. 
 
The conference is hosted by UT Austin's Energy Institute, the KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business, and two student-run organizations – the Longhorn Energy Club and the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law.
 
Energy security and grid resilience, trends in global energy supply and demand, and entrepreneurship in oil and gas are among the many topics that will be explored during this year's event.
 
In addition to keynote addresses and expert panels, UT students will have the opportunity to enter their energy research into two competitions organized by the Longhorn Energy Club. Winners are awarded cash and other prizes. 
 
This event is free for UT Austin students, faculty and staff. 

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Feb
15
7:00 am07:00

Energy Storage Association's 2017 Policy Forum

  • National Press Club

2017 is a critical year for energy policy. The new Administration and Congress bring with it a new focus and new opportunities. Impending transitions at FERC, DOE, EPA, and other agencies have significant ramifications for the continued growth of energy storage. As the power sector continues its transformation, regional markets and states are driving the energy dialogue, creating new and innovative market opportunities for competitive energy storage systems.

Featuring nationally-recognized policymakers and energy thought leaders, ESA's Policy Forum convenes a select audience of stakeholders from across the energy ecosystem - including state and federal regulators, policymakers, storage industry members, utility decision makers, and power sector stakeholders.

At the 2016 Energy Storage Policy Forum, keynotes addresses by NYSERDA’s Richard Kauffman and Senator Martin Heinrich topped a day of discussion on storage in wholesale market operations, PUC activities, state legislation, and future tax regimes. Since then, over a dozen states have undertaken policy activities on energy storage, FERC has opened several storage-related dockets, and several bills have been filed in Congress.

The 2017 Policy Forum promises to build on these exciting developments to help guide one of the most interesting and important conversations in the electric sector today.

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Feb
27
Mar 1

2017 ERCOT Market Summit

  • Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center

A Who’s Who of Key Players Address Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in ERCOT!
Challenging times lie ahead for ERCOT. Low gas prices, declining electricity and the entry of tens of gigawatts of renewables have led to unprecedented low power prices. Economics are driving gigawatts of coal and older gas-fired units to consider shutdown, raising fears about resource adequacy by 2019. While PTC and ITC extensions will drive as much as 16 GW of new wind and solar projects, transmission congestion and emerging community pushback complicate development, and the addition of more renewables is increasing concerns regarding balancing services.

Facing unprecedented market dysfunction, ERCOT, regulators and stakeholders are reexamining market performance and exploring alternative ways to avoid grid instability and potential disruptions. Resource adequacy dockets are being reopened, Run-Must-Run (RMR) and other outside the market solutions contemplated, and the recommendations of an ancillary services market study may be implemented in the near future. How will these initiatives impact market participants? Will natural gas prices rise enough to obviate merchant risk? What will the impacts be on project developers, owners, power traders, energy retailers and end-users?

ERCOT Market Summit 2017, February 28 – March 1, will examine the changing market rules and drivers, and bring policy-makers together with utility, solar, wind, IPP and other executives to explore the potential solutions and opportunities. They will examine the potential impacts of gas prices not only on power prices but demand, how the delivery of new wind and solar power will change market dynamics, and how revamping ancillary service market rules might open opportunities for storage and DR.

Be sure to attend our Pre-Summit Briefing: ERCOT Market Dynamics and Management Strategies, February 27, to explore future energy pricing, and its impacts on retail marketing and risk management strategies.

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Feb
27
Feb 28

Distributed Wind 2017: Business Conference & Lobby Day

  • JW Marriott
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Meet experts and influencers face-to-face

Gain insight into unlocking potential new markets

Develop relationships with potential business partners

Influence the future of the distributed wind industry

Whether you want to learn about distributed wind or are already committed to the industry, Distributed Wind 2017 is THE annual business conference for the industry. For the sixth year in a row, DWEA is focused on making this the premiere event with educational sessions that discuss new strategies and approaches for market opportunities. Plus, for those interested in making a difference on Capitol Hill there will be a full day of lobbying on behalf of distributed wind.

Early Bird Registration Ends December 1st

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Mar
20
Mar 22

AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference 2017

  • Austin, TX

The AWEA Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference is where leaders from the wind industry, environmental permitting and compliance sector, the scientific community and regulatory officials come together for a robust discussion about the current state of siting and environmental compliance, and network. Take away key insights within wind energy development, operations, evolving trends, and strategies for improving the project permitting process and maximizing the output of operating assets while increasing regulatory and legal certainty.
"The conference is a good mix of highlighting state-of-the-art methods for addressing ongoing challenges, looking at new methods of addressing those challenges, and getting a chance to tackle new issues that have cropped up.  These gatherings are very important to keep us moving forward.  That is what they do for us, and why I keep coming back." - Michael Speerschneider, Chief Permitting and Public Policy Officer at EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc.

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Mar
27
Mar 30

ETS17

  • The Paramount Theatre

DESIGN FOR ENERGY-What we gleaned from ETS16 is that an energy transformation is clearly emerging from the chaos—and now is the time to shape it. How do we create the modern energy infrastructure needed for next-generation communities? This isn’t just a utility problem; it isn’t just an engineering problem. Answering this question means new roles, new relationships, and new designs in energy.

ETS17 is calling all creative minds to convene and design real solutions for the energy transformation taking place today. This inclusive event welcomes everyone to the table to create change in energy, and consider the roles that emerging technologies play in shaping a new future. 

Save $250 by registering before July 21, 2016

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Mar
28
Mar 29

Solar Asset Management-North America

  • Grand Hyatt San Francisco
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On 28 and 29 March 2017, Solarplaza will host the 4th annual edition of the leading conference dedicated to the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios. Covering technical and financial topics, which range from performance optimization to refinancing and secondary market. Learn from 50+ speakers and network with 500+ attendees representing the leading service providers, asset/portfolio managers, IPPs, utilities, investors, developers and advisors active in the North American solar market.

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Apr
18
Apr 20

Energy Storage Association 27th Annual Conference and Expo

  • Colorado Convention Center

The Energy Storage Association 27th Annual Conference and Expo is the must-attend event in energy storage – bringing together the global energy industry for three days of forward-looking content, hands-on learning and site tours, and unique networking and business development opportunities. 

Our conference this past April was record-breaking in many ways – we featured the first-ever multi-country reverse trade mission in collaboration with USTDA, and had more than 1,700 attendees, 130 speakers, 40 educational sessions, six site tours to cutting-edge installations and multiple workshops led by renowned experts.

ESA will continue to build on that momentum when we bring the conference to Denver, April 18 – 20, 2017. As one of the largest renewable energy markets in the country, as well as the home of NREL and numerous leading energy storage companies, Denver will provide the perfect location for ESA to expand the conversation about storage and the transformation of the power sector.

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Apr
20
Apr 23

E-Captial Summit: Earth Day Texas 2017

Why attend? For technology companies the summit is unique opportunity to reach nontraditional investors. For nontraditional investors, and capitals on the providing the venue learn about environmental investment and opportunities to see renewable energy companies who are seeking investment.

What’s happening at the Summit?
·      Investment Forum
·      Innovation Expo- featuring exhibits from attendees
 What’s the audience?
·      The summit is timed to coincide with the Earth Day Texas exposition, the worlds largest environmental exhibit and conference
 Who’s is it for?
·      Investment side, foundations, family offices, high net worth individuals, institutional investors, investment professional
·      Technology side and early to mid-stage companies [successfully vetted applications] Incubators, Accelerators

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Apr
24
Apr 27

CxEnergy 2017

  • Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Energy Management Association (EMA) and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), the CxEnergy Conference & Expo has become the go-to event for commissioning, test and balance, and energy management professionals. The conference again offers a broad range of topics over a day and a half of concurrent educational sessions while providing plenty of structured time to visit carefully targeted vendors in the Expo Hall, and network with colleagues, speakers, and other experts. CxEnergy’s Exposition Hall showcases the variety of companies providing leading-edge commissioning and energy management products and services. The exhibitors’ product lines range from controls, instruments, and metering devices to consultative services in engineering and enterprise energy management. CxEnergy also offers pre-conference certification opportunities for Commissioning Authority (CxA) and Energy Management Professional (EMP). 

TREIA Members see Members Toolbox for discount code.

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Apr
26
Apr 28

2017 WEN National Convention

  • Marriott Marquis

The WEN National Conference brings together 500+ participants from across the country, from multiple disciplines in the energy industry.  The conference will showcase relevant and timely topics around the theme, Energy Resilience: Refueling Innovation, impacting energy professionals and corporations in the workplace and marketplace.  This is a great opportunity to connect with experts, to increase knowledge, and transform one's career while maximizing your contributions at work. 
The conference will offer a wide range of sessions to reach professionals in varying career stages, including an executive-only track, expo, continuing education credit and an exclusive millennial mentoring circle.
Mark your calendars for April 26-28, 2017 in Houston, TX at the brand new Marriott Marquis!

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Apr
26
Apr 28

WEN 2017: Energy Resilience-Refueling Innovation

  • Marriott Marquis

In order to address the significant challenges the energy industry is currently facing, companies must focus on refueling innovation to remain resilient.  Conference sessions will illustrate how leading energy companies are applying a range of innovative strategies and practical solutions to stay competitive and spur their teams to perform beyond boundaries.  In addition, learn how you, as an employee in the industry, can reinvent and refuel yourself to stay top of mind.   

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May
22
May 25

WINDPOWER 2017

  • Anaheim Convention Center

WINDPOWER is not niche. WINDPOWER is not alternative. We are not the energy underdogs. WINDPOWER is mainstream. WINDPOWER is big time. WINDPOWER contributed more new electric generating capacity in 2015 than any other source. 
WINDPOWER is the choice of some of the world’s most iconic brands. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Walmart, General Motors, IKEA, Yahoo! to name just a few.

WINDPOWER has a Brand New Attitude.

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Jun
26
Jun 28

Smart Cities Innovation Summit 2017

  • Austin Convention Center

The Smart Cities Innovation Summit, in partnership with US Ignite, will once again deliver North America's largest concentration of C-Level Smart City Leadership working towards innovative solutions for progressive city needs. Join us in Austin Texas as we expand our community of city leaders and solution providers, delivering an exciting “city first” agenda accelerating state-of-art solutions into global city practice. We look forward to seeing you in Austin!

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Dec
1
Dec 2

Solar Business Festival 201

  • Hilton Austin

Solar Business Festival is a highly b2b interactive conference, exhibition, and concert dedicated to creating an influential solar trading platform in Texas. It is a fantastic two-day event which takes place annually in Austin-Texas that provides an excellent industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the Texas solar industry.

The event brings together solar companies from all corner of Texas to connect directly with inspired attendees who are eager to explore solar solutions for sustainable living, as well as to interact, connect and forge partnerships in the renewable energy industry. The event showcases cutting-edge technologies and provides an unrivaled opportunity for attendees to see, hear and experience the next wave of solar innovations.

Members, check the Member Toolbox>Events for discount code

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Nov
29
Dec 1

Defense Innovation: Technology Acceleration Challenges

  • JW Marriott, Austin, Texas

DELIVERING INNOVATION
TO OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE
Join global innovation, business and defense leadership
as they accelerate state-of-art technology solutions
in support of national security and the warfighter.

ENERGY   •   CYBER   •  MEDICAL   •   MATERIALS   •   SYSTEMS
In collaboration with NSTXL, the Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DI-TAC) represent a new innovation acceleration model to rapidly prospect, vet and fund state-of-art technologies in alignment with war-fighter needs (through a $100M Transaction Authority awarded to NSTXL by the DOD IACs). Join this unique innovation process and ecosystem, rapidly matching key DOD problems-sets with the best technology solutions world-wide.

Discount code in Member Toolbox for TREIA Members
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Nov
15
Nov 17

AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium 2016

  • Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa

Where Wind Vision Meets Strategic Action

The wind energy industry has a powerful vision to take us to 10% U.S. wind energy by 2020 and 20% by 2030.  Reaching these ambitious goals brings different challenges for different segments of the industry.  But how does that take shape in each step from development to distribution? How do we build lots of projects in the PTC environment while building the policy support and lowering our Levelized Cost of Energy to succeed in a post-PTC world?

Participants in this year’s Fall Symposium will work together to identify those concrete steps that can be taken to keep our industry on target. Sessions will focus on the collaborative approach needed to reach industry goals bringing together strategic thinkers of developers, OEMs, suppliers, corporate purchasers of wind energy, and utilities.

It’s time to show your leadership. It’s time to set a plan. It’s time to take action.

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Nov
15
8:00 am08:00

GCPA 3rd Annual emPOWERing Women Leadership Conference

  • AT&T Conference Center

Featured Speakers:
•    Anna Beninger, Director of Research, Catalyst
•    Mary Anne Brelinsky, President, EDF Energy Services
•    Dee Martin, Co-Head, Bracewell Resolution Group; Partner, Bracewell LLP
•    Cheryl Mele, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ERCOT  
•    Neena Newberry, President, Newberry Executive Solutions
•    Julie Parsley, Partner, Parsley Coffin & Renner, LLP; Former PUCT Commissioner
•    Julia Rathgeber, President & CEO, Association of Electric Companies of Texas
•    Merrie Spaeth, Founder & President, Spaeth Communications
•    Katherine Spillar, Exec. Editor, Ms. Magazine; Exec. Director, The Feminist Majority Foundation
•    Anne Taylor, Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Deloitte Houston
Exciting Topics Include: 
•    We Made It Work: Women & Work from a Personal, Corporate & Statistical Perspective
•    Why Diversity Matters: A Win-Win for Organizations and Individuals
•    Playing the Woman Card: Are the Decks Stacked FOR or AGAINST Female Leadership? 
•    Why Leaders Must Be Storytellers - Influence through Story Telling
•    Why Women Leaders Matter: Achieving Equality at the Decision-Making Table

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Nov
9
Nov 11

GridNEXT 2016

  • Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center

Why Attend: 

GridNEXT is a two-day conference, focused on the new business models, technologies and grid modernization initiatives needed to grow the renewable energy industry in Texas and across the U.S.   

  • LEARN about the latest trends impacting the Grid of the Future 
  • CONNECT with players in the Grid Modernization Industry  
  • FOSTER the furthering of Renewable Energy Integration  

Who Should Attend:

Technology Providers
Utilities
Energy Consumers/Prosumers
Developers/Integrators
Solution Providers (Regulators, Legislatures, Consultants, Academic Leaders)
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Nov
7
6:00 pm18:00

Clean Energy Beers

  • Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

Clean Energy Beers is held on the first Monday of every month after work at Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que. Clean Energy Beers started off in April 2009 as an informal extension of Dr. Michael Webber’s office hours at U.T., and has evolved into a regular gathering of those interested and involved in cleantech. Five years later, the monthly tradition is still going strong.

“Clean Energy Beers has no formal agenda – it’s laid-back fun, with only one requirement – you have to like at least one of the following: beer, bar-b-que, or clean energy,” said Dr. Webber.

The event brings together a wide variety of people from Austin’s growing clean energy community. Most months, about 75 people show up for Clean Energy Beers: job hunters looking for work, employers looking for employees, investors looking for inventors, inventors looking for investors, business partners seeking deals, “and people who just like hanging around other people who like energy.”

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Nov
5
11:00 am11:00

Solar Fest-Resilient City! San Antonio

  • Roosevelt Park

Sustaining San Antonio has never been so fun! Enjoy live music, cold beverages, a variety of food trucks and more during the 2016 Solar Fest at Roosevelt Park! Last year we doubled our attendance to 9,000 attendees and over 80 vendors.
 We organized the vendors in (4) Villages by services offered. The CPS Energy Village had 8 Tents offering the opportunity to sign up for energy efficiency programs as well as the newly launched Solar Host Program.
Grab the family, grab your bikes or rent one from a B-Cycle station and hit the San Antonio River Mission Reach Trail. CPS Energy along with Alamo Forest Partnership will be having a FREE Tree- Giveaway amidst a variety of vendors that will be on hand informing guests of sustainable practices offered locally.
Visit our SA Next Tent to hear about the future of our city from the people who are making it happen! Or the CPS Energy Village where you can find out what the Utility, Home, and Community of the Future look like!
There will be live music from local bands powered on our Solar Stage. A Kids’ Zone to get the little ones involved in some great practices to enhance their future and community.
As the beneficiary of this event, the New Build San Antonio Green values your support, which ensures our continued mission success.
Once again, we hope that you will join us as a sponsor this year and become part of the movement.

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Nov
1
7:00 am07:00

ACORE Finance West

  • Parc 55

Conference Agenda:

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Investor Roundtable – Moderated by Ted Brandt, Co-Founder & CEO, Marathon Capital

  • Investors Q&A

  • Fireside Chat: Corporate Sustainability and Renewable Energy Investment – Moderated by Ira Ehrenpreis, Managing Partner, DBL Investors

  • Networking Lunch

  • Financing the Western Grid of the Future: Integration, Interconnection & Market Signal – Moderated by Ed Feo, President, Coronal Group

  • CEO Outlook – Moderated by Greg Wetstone, President & CEO, ACORE

  • Strategies for Achieving Deep Decarbonization – Moderated by Susan MacCormac, Partner, Morrison Foerster

  • Networking Reception

  • Early Bird Ends September 2nd

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Oct
26
Oct 28

The Green Expo

  • World Trade Center

The Green Expo brings together leading environmental companies offering solutions and cutting edge technology for a sustainable green economy. This is a multinational business forum featuring four industry-specific pavilions to position your company in front of exactly the right audience, expand your market, and grow your business. 
Qualifications to
participate
    • Texas-registered, established company
    • Qualified small business (less than 100 employees) 
    • At least 51% Texas content required
    • Export-ready preferred

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Oct
25
5:30 pm17:30

Texas Energy Policy

  • Scholz Garten

Some knowledgeable and good-natured persons have agreed to take up the mantel of their political party, wear a partisan hat in public & discuss energy policy – remarkable and appreciated.

When Solar Austin talks energy, we typically mean the optimally distant nuclear fires of the Sun and a quiet panel on your roof. But when in TX one should be ready to talk knowledgeably about oil and gas, its regulatory body – the Texas Rail Road Commission, as well as the many renewable options with which Texas is blessed. All these energy sources will be important to TX for decades to come and become more interesting and intertwined as transportation becomes more electrified and the means and the materials of these systems become more highly engineered and dependent on our chemical, manufacturing and design prowess. The speakers we have lined up are capable of covering much of this ground.

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Oct
25
12:00 pm12:00

Energy, Markets, and the Environment: The Future of the Energy Sector in Texas

  • The Houstonian

Join business leaders, academics and utilities professionals in a discussion of Texas' energy future moderated by Pat Wood, former Chair of the Texas Public Utility Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and featuring Bill Reilly, former EPA Administrator, Brian Lloyd, Executive Director of the Texas Public Utility Commission, and Mac McFarland, CEO of Luminant.  

Electrical power generation in Texas is undergoing a major transition. Increasingly, it will rely on clean energy sources like natural gas and renewable sources (largely wind and solar) and less on coal. Market forces are primarily behind this transition, although regulatory and environmental factors are making a difference as well. 

This forum will convene leaders in the field to explore this transition and what it means for the economy and the environment. Among the issues to be considered are the effects on energy markets and prices, consumer well-being, and public health. 
This forum is co-sponsored by Center for Energy, Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Houston, the Center for Environmental Policy at American University and the Texas Clean Energy Coalition. 

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Oct
24
8:00 am08:00

PHMSA’s Proposed Rules for Natural Gas: Impacts on Gathering and Transmission Systems- In Partnership with Kinetic

  • Double Tree- Greenway Plaza

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to substantially revise its rules (at 49 CFR Part 192) around the testing and integrity of pipeline systems, validation of data and records as well as the expansion and additional regulation of gathering lines.

There are at least five (5) significant rulemakings that will transform the regulatory requirements for pipelines in the near future and in the decades to come. These changes seek to address dozens of Congressional mandates, National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, General Accountability Office reports as well as other organizations. These changes will impact virtually every aspect of pipeline regulations including operator qualifications, control room management, integrity management, risk modeling, and the applicability of requirements to gathering operations.

The goal of this training is to provide participants information as to the proposals being put forward for comment and the issues identified and impacts, both financial and operational, of the changes to operators going forward. The course will also highlight increasing activity at the State level with respect to oversight of pipelines and the potential impacts to state enforcement activity.

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Oct
19
11:30 am11:30

CleanTX October Power Lunch

  • Austin Chamber of Commerce

CleanTX October Power Lunch, to be announced.  Note change of date from October 11th to October 19th in order to avoid conflict with SXSW Eco Conference.
 
Held in Conference Room B at the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

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Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Bluebonnet Solar Tour

  • Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative

Solar Austin and TXSES collaborate for the first time with Bluebonnet Electric Coop for a solar tour. Join us at 9:00 at the Bluebonnet headquarters, 155 Electric Dr. just east of Bastrop off Hwy 21. We’ll have tacos, coffee and presentations on solar and Bluebonnet’s solar policies and then it’s off to a self-guided tour of homes nearby with solar. Talk to the owners, the installers and learn how solar can work for you.

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Oct
10
Oct 12

SXSW Eco

  • Austin Convention Center

SXSW Eco® features three days of collaborative programming for business leaders, policy makers, innovators and designers to connect and advance solutions driving economic, environmental and social change. Join us in Austin for provocative panels, in-depth workshops, one-on-one networking events and parties.

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Oct
6
10:00 am10:00

AWE 2016 Power Matters Conference

  • One Ocean Resort

The conference will consist of a networking reception the night before the event and a full-day session featuring some of the energy industry’s most knowledgeable professionals speaking on a wide range of timely and important topics attended by mid- to upper-level management staff from IOU’s, Co-ops, public power and ancillary energy organizations across the country.

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Oct
6
Oct 7

Fundamentals of Today's Texas ERCOT Electric Power Market

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Near the Galleria

This new in-depth two-day program provides a comprehensive and clear explanation of the structure, function, and current status of the Texas ERCOT ISO including its operations, the fundamentals of day-ahead and real-time energy auctions, LMP, CRRs, generation capacity markets (Resource Adequacy) and the new operational and economic issues raised by the integration of solar, wind, distributed generation (“DER”), demand response (“DR”) and demand side management (“DSM”) resources.

Gain an understanding of the dynamic Texas wholesale and retail competitive markets, and learn how these markets interface with ERCOT ISO energy auctions and ISO operations. Understand, enhance and apply knowledge of the ERCOT’ nodal market operations for Energy, Ancillary Services, Market Settlements, Capacity, Retail and Renewables.

This seminar will also address the rapidly expanding new market opportunities in Texas Renewables – Wind, Solar, etc., Distributed Generation (“DER”), Demand Response and Demand Side Management (“DSM”) as well as the new opportunities that will be emerging from the current re-design of ERCOT Ancillary Services, future Ancillary and Capacity market initiatives and the further unbundling of ERCOT services.

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Oct
5
Oct 6

AWEA Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference 2016

  • Westin New York

Join the thriving network of bankers, financial leaders, developers, corporate buyers and decision makers slated to join this event October 5-6.  Power business connections and obtain up to minute market updates on public markets, tax equity, debt markets, M&A outlook and more during the AWEA Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference.
  
Attendees will gain fresh and important insights into investor timelines, explore emerging markets for investors and developers, examine how policy impacts wind industry finance, learn how to maximize growth trends.  Whether you are already in the business of wind, or considering investing in this energy sector, you won't want to miss this timely new program detailing how to capitalize on the multi-billion dollar wind energy finance industry.  

Conference topics include:
Asset M&A
Market Drivers: Corporate Buyers
Foreign  Players - European Utilities vs. U.S. Utilities
Turbine Pricing and Efficiency Trends
Private Equity and Infrastructure Investment
Wind Industry CEO's
Resource Assessment Accuracy
Financial Software and Renewables
Developments in the Debt Markets
Tax Equity

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Oct
4
Oct 6

Energy Storage North America

  • San Diego Convention Center

Key Reasons to Attend
LEARN – which energy storage applications are profitable and bankable today
STRATEGIZE – how energy storage can enable market opportunities and profitability
ENGAGE – build the ecosystem and meet key implementation partners
SHAPE – actively shape the market for grid storage applications in North America
Building the Ecosystem for Priority Applications of Energy Storage in North America.

Objectives
Participants attended the ESNA Expo in order to:
STRATEGIZE:Determine how energy storage can enable greater market opportunities and profitability – and the role it can play in near and long term strategy
SHAPE:Actively shape the market for grid storage applications in North America
NETWORK:“Building the Ecosystem” - Facilitate engagement across the value chain, especially with key channel partners and customers
LEARN:Learn which energy storage applications are profitable and bankable today

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Oct
4
Oct 5

Today's Natural Gas Industry, The New Pipeline Transmission Dynamics, & Physical Natural Gas Transactions

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Near the Galleria

This comprehensive and clearly explained program is for professionals who are seeking an in-depth understanding of today's North American natural gas industry and want to be up and running to make intelligent and prudent trading and buying decisions.

Learn how the transportation/delivery infrastructure works and how deals are done. Know who the natural gas market participants are and how commercial transactions occur along each segment of the value chain. Understand and apply your knowledge of how the wholesale natural gas and transportation markets operate and where the new opportunities are in today's dynamic natural gas marketplace.

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Oct
4
Oct 5

GCPA 31st Annual Fall Conference

  • Hilton Austin

Join us at this Fall's largest electric power industry event in the ERCOT/Gulf Coast region!
 775+ Registrations Expected (based on 2015 registrations of 789)
 Don't Miss THE "Must Attend" Power Industry Event for this Fall:
•    Eight Dynamic Sessions
•    Five Featured Keynoters
•    Compelling Discussion & Debate
•    775+ Power Professionals
•    Exceptional Networking
Timely Topics:
•    ERCOT’s Future: A Look at the Market Using Recent History as a Guide
•    Evolution of Distributed Generation in the ERCOT Market
•    Mexico: Checking In on a Market in Transition
•    You Say Efficiency, I Say Bankruptcy: Adventures in Wholesale Market Design
•    Point Counterpoint: Is the Market a Better Environmental Regulator than the EPA?
•    What's New on the ERCOT Seams?
•    Cyber Security Threats: Is the Electrical Industry Prepared?
•    Interchange with Mexico: Cross Border Issues

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Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

DFW Solar Home Tour

  • Pedernales Electric Oak Hill Office

Join us for the 6th Annual Hill Country Solar Tour and Installer Fair. This year we will start at the Pedernales Electric Oak Hill Office, 9115 Circle Drive, Austin 78737. A collaboration of TXSES and PEC, this event has a solid history of introducing the members of PEC (and beyond!) to the benefits of solar power for their homes and businesses.

This year’ event will include presentations on the basics of solar, a solar installer fair, solar power car kits for kids, presentations on the big picture of solar around the state as well as PEC’s programs that support the adoption of solar in their territory. And of course there is the tour of solar homes. We have gathered a variety of settings- a stand alone solar carport, a barn topped with solar and a home with solar panels facing the street in a traditional suburban neighborhood.

PEC has just introduced on-bill financing to facilitate renewable energy adoption for its members. This program and other updates will be covered at this very well attended event.

This event is open to all, not just PEC members. Talk to the installers and learn how solar can work for you.

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Sep
27
5:30 pm17:30

Solar Austin Happy Hour: Distributed Solar in the ERCOT Market

  • Scholz Garten

Distributed solar on homes and businesses has traditionally been largely ignored by electric markets. The energy produced benefits the customer and their electric utility, but hasn't been valued by the market that determines when all other energy resources - including utility scale solar, wind, coal, gas and nuclear - are competitively priced. As more customers are choosing solar, many have argued that there should be a way for this resource to be valued by the wholesale market.

That's why the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) - the entity that controls the electric grid that serves most of Texas - convened the Distributed Resource Energy and Ancillary Markets (DRETAM) Task Force. The purpose of the DREAM Task Force was to evaluate new rules for distributed energy resource participation in the ERCOT wholesale power market. 

The DREAM Task Force vetted concepts and made recommendations. Then it was time for ERCOT staff and stakeholders put forth market rule revisions based upon concepts vetted in the DREAM Task Force. Dan Seif will present an update on where we are with these new rules and what it means for new profitable opportunities for distributed solar in Texas. 

Dan Seif is Managing Director of Grid Economics, a clean energy policy, markets, business development, and financial advisory consulting firm. Prior to cofounding Grid Economics, Dan was a Sr. Consultant with The Butler Firm, an Austin-area boutique clean energy legal and consulting firm. Dan also previously led the solar program as a Principal at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), was an investment team member of the private equity firm, US Renewables Group, and led global energy optimization and carbon emissions mitigation for the semiconductor manufacturer, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Mr. Seif holds a BS and MS in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and the University of Arizona, respectively, and an Masters of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School

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Sep
26
Sep 28

Corporate Renewables 2016

  • Washington Marriott Marquis

Corporations that seek to take advantage of the various opportunities in renewable energy must develop a nuanced understanding of the renewables procurement process. There are a variety of options available to buyers, and the process for acquiring renewables can be complex. The good news is that Corporate Renewables 2016 is a place where corporate renewable energy buyers can come to stay abreast of the latest market developments, to tap into the experience of their corporate peers, to boost their renewable procurement skills and capabilities and to search for renewables deals.

The event will provide corporate energy buyers with the latest insights into:
• Renewable energy sourcing strategies—and the challenges that accompany them
• Renewable contracting models—including contract deal points and how they are being handled in the marketplace
• Making the business case for renewables: economics, risks and legal—how to get your CFO and other internal stakeholders comfortable with the deal
• Deal opportunities—finding the right project opportunities for your company
• And more

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Sep
26
Sep 28

Texas A&M Conference on Energy

  • Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center Bethancourt Ballrooms

The Texas A&M Energy Research Society, in partnership with the Texas A&M Energy Club and the Texas A&M Energy Institute, is pleased to present the inaugural Texas A&M Conference on Energy.

The event will be a three-day conference featuring oral presentations, poster presentations, and plenary lectures, all with strong participation from industry and government.

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The conference emphasizes the energy research landscape at the university via a variety of themes:

  1. Multi-scale Energy Systems Engineering
  2. Fossil & Non-fossil Based Technologies for Energy
  3. Materials, Catalysis, and Separations for Energy
  4. Energy Economics, Law, Policy, and Societal Impact

The conference will feature all facets of the energy-related research at Texas A&M with a diverse set of technical sessions and a strong participation from Texas A&M students. The plenary sessions will aim to bring influential people to the campus from industry and government.

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Sep
22
1:00 pm13:00

GLEAMM Challenge Showcase

  • Texas Tech Innovation Hub at Research Park

Keynote Speaker: Charles J. Hanley – Manager, Photovoltaics and Distributed Systems Integration Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

The GLEAMM Challenge is an energy technology competition where students and faculty will team up to showcase their world-changing ideas. The competition’s two tracks (Spark Fund and Poster Showcase) will give applicants the chance to win funding and networking opportunities.

The awardees from each track will also attend a VIP dinner following the event, and one representative from each awardee's team receives a trip to TREIA's GridNEXT Conference November 9-11, 2016 in Georgetown, TX, where they will be given the chance to present their ideas to stakeholders, corporations, and investors from all across the country.

Register to attend the event and get a chance to see the team's ideas first hand.

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Sep
22
9:00 am09:00

DNV GL: Risk and Reliability for Tidal Turbines

2016 has witnessed the deployment of multiple tidal power turbines. However, having a long-term risk and reliability strategy will be essential for the sector’s development- especially for planning arrays.

For this reason, DNV GL will host a complimentary online webinar to support developers, OEMs, investors and other stakeholders with their early stage prototypes.

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Sep
14
8:30 am08:30

start@ETS

  • 800 Congress

Kicking off the campaign to ETS17 on September 14, 2016, start@ETS, at Austin’s newest event venue 800 Congress, will be a fast-paced day around tech and energy to push knowledge exchange for startups, entrepreneurs, executives, and influencers. Hear from those forging new trails in digital grid, smart cities, transportation, mobile and energy management. This event also plays host to a startup competition, Battle Royale, with a $10,000 cash prize presented by Direct Energy. Part time-machine and part rearview-mirror – trust us my friends, you don’t want to miss this.

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Sep
13
1:00 pm13:00

In2lytics: Hawaii-A Case Study for Grid Data Analytics for Renewables Integration and Grid Optimization

Since 2008 with the launch of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, Hawaii has embarked on an aggressive journey to diversify its energy supply away from 90 percent imported oil towards 100 percent renewable energy resources.  To achieve this goal, while ensuring reliable and resilient service to their customers, Hawaiian electric utilities have come to rely on having maximum grid visibility through real-time and historical grid data analytics performed by in2lytics.  in2lytics is a B2B software development company with a proprietary time-series data integration platform and analysis tools designed to help utilities integrate renewables and save time and money by improving their grid planning and operations.  The in2lytics database platform has been designed specifically to make disparate grid data accessible, searchable, and easily understandable, enabling informed decision making for important utility decisions, such as renewable integration studies, load forecasting, renewable generation forecasting, generation dispatch, and outage troubleshooting.
This webinar will present a case study of the development, deployment and adoption by Hawaiian Electric Companies of in2lytics’ time-series data integration platform and accompanying analysis tools and applications. 

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Sep
12
Sep 15

Solar Power International

  • Las Vegas Convention Center
  • North America's largest solar trade show
  • 15,000+ attendees
  • 600+ exhibitors
  • 75+ countries participate
  • 9 tracks of education
  • 101st largest trade show in the United States
  • Voted as one of the 25 fastest growing trade shows by Trade Show Executive
  • SPI was awarded as the "Stickiest Trade Show Floor," an award given to the most engaging show from Trade Show Executive
  • SPI is working with the International Buyer Program, a joint government-industry effort bringing thousands of international buyers to the United States
  • 80+ storage exhibitors, making SPI one of the largest storage trade shows in North America
  • A live microgrid and a tiny home will make the new Smart Energy Microgrid Pavilion a must-see
  • 99% of attendees fulfill their reason to attend, the majority of attend to create more business opportunities, and for networking events
  • There are plenty of networking opportunities

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