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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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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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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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
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
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
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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Dec
1
Dec 2

Solar Business Festival 2016

  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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Sep
1
8:30 am08:30

3rd Annual SPP Regional Conference

  • The Westin-DFW Airport

GCPA members continue to request that more attention be paid to what is happening in areas along the Gulf Coast in market areas outside of but adjacent to ERCOT. This conference will focus on SPP and provide insight and expert opinions regarding transmission, generation, the market and cyber security.

The morning focuses on transmission topics, both within SPP and inter-regionally with SPP’s neighbors. The morning sessions are bracketed by keynote presentations from the SPP Board Chairman and a new SPP board member and former MISO Board Chairman. The afternoon sessions begin with a look forward at new generation resources and a discussion on how the SPP market is functioning.  Finally, we wrap up with an important session regarding cyber security.

What would a GCPA event be without networking? You will have the opportunity to meet with your peers in the electric power sector all day, but plan on staying for the reception after the presentations. Mix and mingle, make new contacts, re-establish former contacts and make post-event dinner plans to continue the conversations.

All of this is happening in Dallas at the Westin DFW with free shuttle service from the DFW Airport for those that are staying. A convenient venue for those with busy schedules. We hope you will join us.

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Aug
30
Sep 1

Wind Turbine Blade Workshop

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque

The 2016 Sandia Wind Turbine Blade Workshop will bring together wind energy professionals from industry, universities, and national laboratories to discuss challenges, issues, and solutions related to wind turbine blades. Sandia’s Wind Energy Technology Department is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and is recognized as a leading research group in the United States for wind blade technology. This Workshop aids Sandia and DOE maintain this leadership position in part by supporting the U.S. wind power industry through workshops. Sandia has hosted this event every other year since 2004. The 2016 Workshop marks the 7th edition. The Sandia Wind Turbine Blade Workshop has become a highly anticipated event bringing together an international group of participants and speakers. In 2014, the Blade Workshop included over 40 presenters, and over 200 attendees from 13 countries. Please join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 30–September 1, 2016, for the Sandia Wind Turbine Blade Workshop.

Registration Ends August 9th

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Aug
25
11:45 am11:45

GCPA Austin Luncheon "Reacting to a Cyber-Attack: How to Investigate, Remediate and Minimize Losses"

  • LCRA Redbud Center

Speaker:
Emily Westridge Black
Associate, Haynes Boone
 
Please join us for a discussion of how companies can best respond to cyber-attacks. Among the topics: 
•    How to investigate an attack while maintaining privilege
•    Fulfilling disclosure and related obligations that arise in the event of a breach
•    Minimizing the risk of further loss
 
Our speaker Emily Westridge Black is an Associate at the law firm of Haynes Boone. She has successfully represented prominent businesses and individuals on a range of issues, including data breach and cybersecurity, anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities regulation, antitrust, and class actions. Her efforts were recognized in 2015 when Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, named her a top lawyer for Commercial Litigation in Texas. In recent data breach matters, Emily counseled a large specialty retailer and a prominent international hotel chain through the investigation, remediation, and disclosure of significant breaches of personally identifiable information (“PII”) and payment card information (“PCI”) and represented them in related disputes. She also investigated a series of spear-phishing attacks at a publicly traded oilfield services company and led the investigation of a data security breach at an IT services company. Emily received a B.A. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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Aug
23
12:00 pm12:00

On The Horizon: Solar Development in Texas

Join Husch Blackwell and the Texas Renewable Energies Industries Alliance for the first in a series of webinars focused on the Texas solar industry. The first webinar will feature an in-depth look at Texas legislative and regulatory issues affecting solar development in the state. Our industry experts will preview the 2017 legislative session and provide insight into what’s happening with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). 

Topics
•    Preview of likely solar-related issues in the 2017 legislative session
•    Solar issues at the PUCT and ERCOT 

Who Should Attend
Renewable developers; oil and gas companies; solar service providers; public officials; investment banks; private equity companies; environmental, general counsel and other development consultants; and service providers.

Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is pending approval for California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

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Aug
3
8:00 am08:00

Your Voice Matters Seminar: Kip Averitt

  • E.ON’s Headquarters

Local business owners and employees are the best messengers to deliver the facts about renewable energy to the public, and are critical to getting the attention, and shaping the views and actions, of decision-makers. Diverse communications vehicles, ranging from conventional and social media, to one-on-one meetings, to factory tours, are all vitally important. This training will help equip you and your staff with the skillset necessary to become an effective advocate for your business and the broader industry.

 Benefits of attending:
•    Professional training. Learn to speak to media and elected officials about your business and helpful public policy. These skills are transferrable for many other purposes.
•    Networking. Meet others in the renewables industry in your state.
•    Learning more about the progress of renewable energy in Texas. The training will provide current talking points and industry-wide statistics that will help you effectively advocate for your business to help expand clean energy in Texas.
This advocacy training will include interactive exercises to hone your public engagement, with specific training on lobbying and media interaction to help: 

•    Have productive meetings with elected officials or policy makers
•    Frame your message
•    Perfect sound bites for press
•    Learn what is news and what isn't
•    Use social media effectively

RSVP: gertie@averittandassociates.com

Aug
1
Aug 3

Studio Conference

  • Park Central Hotel-San Francisco

STUDIO is a technology-focused energy storage conference for utilities, technology developers, and all grid stakeholders.  Participants educate one another and engage in an exchange of ideas to accelerate the integration of energy storage solutions that support a clean, resilient, safe, and affordable grid.

Who Should Attend?

  • Utilities
  • Technology developers
  • All grid stakeholders!

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Jul
21
11:30 am11:30

GCPA Houston Luncheon-Solar Trends & Development in Texas: Christine Wright Deputy Director, Policy & Electric Markets SolarCity

  • The Downtown Club at Houston Center

2016 is on track to be a milestone year for solar. Installations are growing substantially in Texas and in the U.S. Last year, solar grew by almost 50% in ERCOT. Nationally, it accounted for nearly 30% of new electric generating capacity. This session will provide an overview of the business and policy drivers behind this growth, consumer attitudes and technological trends.

Christine Wright joined the SolarCity policy team in July of 2015. She previously worked at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), where she was responsible for developing and implementing policies for retail and wholesale competitive markets. At the PUCT, she led staff teams on numerous rulemaking projects, provided expert testimony and negotiated settlements among interveners in contested cases. Before working at the PUCT, she was employed by Energy Strategies, LLC where she focused on energy procurement, contract negotiation, demand-side management and external affairs

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Jul
19
1:00 pm13:00

GridNEXT 2016 Webinar Series: NREL: 2016 Q1 PV Systems Cost Benchmark

Senior Analyst Ran Fu will be discussing NREL's involvement with U.S. Photovoltaic systems by modeling the costs using their bottom-up model. These models provide a rigorous analytical basis for estimating techno-economic impacts and cost performance tradeoffs of different system installation technologies and techniques.

TREIA's GridNEXT 2016 Webinar Series is gearing up the Renewable Energy Industry to make for an exciting GridNEXT 2016 in November.  Register for this free webinar and be entered to win a pass to the GridNEXT 2016 Conference.

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Jul
19
11:45 am11:45

GCPA Austin Lunceon-Wind & Utility Scale Solar Integration: Kenan Ögelman, VP Commercial Operations, ERCOT

  • LCRA Redbud Center

There is currently in excess of 16,000 MWs of wind on the ERCOT System. By 2017, ERCOT expects system wide wind capacity to increase above 24,000 MWs. Add 1,700 MWs of utility scale solar and likely even more going forward and the system will be very different than it was a few years ago. Under these circumstances ERCOT will change the way it maintains reliability and operates the grid.

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Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Where Are The Lines?-Coexistence of Environmental Causes in a Conservative Texas

  • Austin Green Room

Panelists include Brigid Shea, Joshua Long and Susana Almanza

The environmental cause is growing, and it must be inclusive to grow--we know it must.  But the word “inclusive” can cut both ways, especially here in Texas, a primarily Republican state. How do we keep pushing our sustainability issues forward while navigating the Texas political environment and all that it brings?

Join us for a panel-led open discussion on how environmental causes best coexist and progress in a state like Texas. We need environmental leadership from “both sides of the aisle” and we need to move fast at bringing everyone to the table. That means working with people we don’t see eye-to-eye with on every issue. Where do we draw lines? Do we let others draw them for us? What is the balance?

Snacks and beverages are generously sponsored and catered by Barr Mansion. Join the conversation, network with others from Austin’s environmental leadership and make new friends at this Austin Green Room networking series.

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Jul
12
Jul 14

EES North America

July 12-14, 2016 - San Francisco

In July 2015, Europe’s largest energy storage event and the world's leading industry platform for storage devices used in combination with PV, had its debut in San Francisco along with Intersolar North America. ees® covers the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies. It is the ideal platform for all stakeholders in the rapidly growing energy storage market. More than 50 energy storage exhibitors showcased new products and technologies – from components and production to specific user applications. The U.S. energy storage industry will continue to grow in 2015 and beyond with solar playing a crucial role in its early market success. According to market analysts, the U.S. storage market is set to be the largest worldwide with California being the world's new hub of energy storage innovation and progressive policies.

Jul
11
Jul 13

Intersolar North America

Intersolar North America

Exhibition: July, 12-14, 2016
Conference: July 11-13, 2016

Intersolar North America takes place each July in the heart of North America’s largest solar market: California. Since its establishment in 2008, Intersolar North America has become the most attended solar event (about 18,000 professionals) and the premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. The exhibition focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies and solar heating & cooling technologies, and is co-located with ees® North America and SEMICON West. Intersolar North America has become the international industry's meeting point for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, installers and integrators, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

 

ees® North America

Exhibition: July, 12-14, 2016
Conference: July 11-13, 2016

ees® North America provides the best opportunity to explore energy storage systems in combination with PV and beyond. Co-located with Intersolar North America, North America’s most attended solar event, ees® North America covers the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies. ees® North America takes place in the epicenter of the U.S. storage market California and is the ideal platform for all stakeholders in the rapidly growing energy storage market.
In 2016 a wide range of programs including a dedicated ees® conference track will be offered.

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Jul
1
Aug 15

GLEAMM Challenge

  • Texas Tech University

Calling all Texas Tech Innovators - Faculty, Staff, Students! The GLEAMM Challenge is an energy technology competition where students and faculty can team up to showcase their world-changing ideas. If you have an idea for a new technology and want the time and resources to help develop that idea, then get ready to take the GLEAMM Challenge!

The competition’s two tracks (Spark Fund and Poster Showcase) will give you the chance to win funding and networking opportunities.

Winners of each track will:
– Attend a VIP dinner
– Receive a trip to TREIA’s GridNEXT Conference November 9 – 11, 2016, where you will be given a chance to present your ideas.

Technologies must fit within this list of GLEAMM focus areas:
– Cyber Security
– Weather & Energy Forecasting
– Wind
– Micro Grid
– Solar
– Phasor Measurement Units
– Battery storage
– Silicon Carbide development
– Distributed Generation

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

Submissions are due August 15, 2016 to the Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) by for assessment.

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Jun
30
10:30 am10:30

Williamson County PACE Service Provider Training

  • Round Rock Chamber of Commerce

This is our first Contractor Training for how to use PACE in Wlliamson County.

Topics Include:

"How to Market PACE"

"Technical Requirements"

"The Application Process"

"Available Commercial Rebates"

"Financial Perspectives"

All attendees will receive lunch, a binder with application and marketing materials, and a USB drive with all files. Please bring laptops, as this is an interactive workshop.

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Jun
29
6:00 pm18:00

Green Drinks for Job Seeks: Amy Stansbury of Austin EcoNetwork

  • Rio Rita

with special guest from SXSW Eco

Are you looking for a new job? Are you or someone you know hiring? Then join us for a special edition of our monthly Green Drinks happy hour! We're doing this mixer style; let us know on your name tag if you're offering a job or if you're looking for a new opportunity. Then, put yourself out there and meet some of our amazing members to network and make new connections. 

Our speaker Amy Stansbury from Austin EcoNetwork will take a moment to talk with us about her organization and the green job market in Austin. We'll also have special guests from SXSW Eco, who will tell us about this year's event and discuss volunteer opportunities. 

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Jun
28
5:00 pm17:00

Solar in Texas, The Emperor has No Clothes: Maura Yates

  • Scholz Garten

Solar in Texas, The Emperor Has No Clothes

Texas has the most solar energy potential of any state in the U.S., but has been slow to adopt solar technology.  Now that's changing and all kinds of entities - wholesale electric providers, retail electric providers, businesses and individuals - are looking to solar as an affordable, reliable source of energy.

Maura Yates will speak about the values of solar in Texas, in particular within the deregulated power market. As solar is entering the mainstream, the mechanisms and strategies of making the values of solar accessible are sophisticated and validated. Join us for a forward discussion.

Maura Yates is the Vice President of Sustainable Solutions for MP2 Energy where she is responsible for solar retail and generation solutions. Prior to joining MP2 Energy 2 ½ years ago, Ms. Yates oversaw government affairs for the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions for SunEdison and developing DG and utility-scale solar solutions for Arizona Public Service. Maura also spent time with Robert Kennedy’s environmental organization,Riverkeeper, prior to joining Standard Renewable Energy, a DG and energy efficiency provider previously based out of Houston during the mid-to-late 2000s. She was named one of the ‘Top 50 Smart Grid Pioneers of 2015’ by SmartGrid Today magazine.

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Jun
28
1:00 pm13:00

GridNEXT 2016 Webinar Series: DNV GL: Enabling the Internet of Energy through Network Optimized Distributed Energy Resources

Join Michael Kleinberg, from DNV GL, for a webinar to learn about this project.   This is a great opportunity for the industry to engage as this project will continue to grow in complexity by inviting participation by vendors of dozens of resources and technologies.  Resources will include load, generation and storage assets such as residential batteries, electric vehicles, controllable HVAC systems, water heaters and LED lighting controls.  

This premiere event in TREIA's GridNEXT 2016 Webinar Series is gearing up the Renewable Energy Industry to make for an exciting GridNEXT in November.  Register for this free webinar and be entered to win a pass to the GridNEXT 2016 Conference.

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Jun
24
11:45 am11:45

GCPA Issues & Solutions: Siting of Power Facilities near Military Bases: DeAnn Walker, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Greg Abbott

  • LCRA Redbud Center

The Department of Defense approached the Governor’s office with concerns related to siting generation and transmission facilities near military bases. The Governor’s office has worked with military officials as well as market participants at ERCOT to develop modifications to the generation interconnection process to provide advanced notice of development of projects to the military. The presentation will provide information about the concerns, the process, and the potential solutions for the military.

Our speaker DeAnn Walker is a Senior Policy Advisor in the office of Governor Abbott.  Before joining the Governor’s staff, DeAnn was an Associate General Counsel at CenterPoint Energy. Her practice focused on regulatory issues for the electric company, and included responsibilities at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Prior to joining CenterPoint Energy, DeAnn worked for the Public Utility Commission of Texas from August 1988 to February 1997 - first as an Assistant General Counsel and later as an Administrative Law Judge. DeAnn received her law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1987, and she received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University in 1981.

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Jun
23
Jun 24

Go Solar Summer Solar PV Training Series: Austin

  • Capital Area Council of Governments

Summer Solar PV Training Series

Come join us for FREE solar training across the state of Texas!

Solar PV for Real Estate Professionals Workshop:
Brokers, agents, and appraisers will learn how a solar-equipped property is assessed for  valuation purposes, particularly when no comparable properties exist within a typical distance. Analytics for valuation will also be presented.

Financing Solar Energy Systems:
This workshop will bring together commercial and multi-family property owners and lenders to discuss available rebates and tax credits for purchasing solar energy systems.

Solar PV Fire Inspector Training & Fire Code Compliance Training:
Fire Inspectors will learn about applicable fire codes and methods for implementing code requirements in residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Solar for Local Governments:
Participants will acquire a fundamental understanding of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems, components that comprise a system and their functional role, basic mechanical and physical characteristics of solar panels, and be provided answers to many common questions - including many you may not know what to ask.

Trainer Biography: 
Dan Lepinski, PSC is a leading expert in the solar energy industry. Mr. Lepinski has over 40 years of experience designing solar PV systems and equipment. He serves on the UL Standards Technical Panel, the Solar Industry Task Force that interfaces with the National Fire Protection Association, and the Solar America Board for Codes and Standards. Mr. Lepinski has taught a variety of audiences and consulted on a variety of subjects and client projects pertaining to Solar PV.

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Jun
15
Jun 16

Energy Storage Update USA 2016

  • Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

Advanced energy storage systems market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 12.89 Billion in 2015 to USD 15.96 Billion by 2020. 

For this reason, Energy Storage Update USA (15-16 June) will unite 200+ leading utilities, financiers, developers and vendors to tackle utility-scale deployment. 

Want to know how to make storage technologies bankable? – check the latest program here to find out 

You will receive unprecedented insight on the latest developments from: 

  •  Donna L. NelsonChairmanPublic Utility Commission of Texas
  •  Lorraine AkibaCommissionerHawaii Public Utilities Commission
  •  Griffin ReillyManager - Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Demonstration ProjectsCon Edison
  •  Lori Atwater, Program Manager, Energy Efficiency, Southern California Edison
  •  Charles Post, Principal - Energy Storage, Pacific Gas and Electric
  •  Rich Barone, Manager Demand Response, Hawaiian Electric
  •  Nathan Bruner, Clean Transportation Business Development Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric
  •  Mark Frigo, Vice President, Head of Energy Storage, E.ON- Europe
  •  Rao Konidena, Principal Advisor, Policy Studies, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
  •  Jigar Shah, Co-Founder, Generate Capital
  •  Gordon Mackay, Director, Global Industrial Group, Citi Bank
  •  Craig O'Connor, Director of Business Development – Renewable Energy & High Technology Project & Structured Finance Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  •  Michael Foster, Strategic Procurement Lead, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
  •  Paul Breslow, Open Innovation, EDF Renewables
  •  Roger Lin, Director, Product Marketing, NEC Energy Solutions

This is the US’s greatest energy storage event for networking, winning contracts and understanding the steps you must take to achieve large-scale commercial deployment. To join this international gathering, you can sign up here

Jun
13
Jun 15

Smart Cities Innovation Summit-Austin

  • Austin Convention Center

The Smart Cities Innovation Summit is co-located with the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) and the US Ignite Application Summit creating the most comprehensive showcase and accelerator of smart city innovation world-wide. While these events are co-located, the GCTC Expo is a separate and distinct event. All registrants for the Smart Cities Innovation Summit or US Ignite Application Summit will have full access to all three events, including the GCTC Expo.

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