Feb
27
7:30 AM07:30

Texas-Germany Bilateral Dialogue on Challenges and Opportunities in the Electricity Market

Texas-Germany Bilateral Dialogue on Challenges and Opportunities in the Electricity Market

February, 27th in Austin, TX


Date & Venue

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Networking Breakfast: 7:30am
Panels: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Reception: 5:30pm - 7:30pm


If you are an Energy Professional and are interested in attending please contact Sonja Sobota (ssobota@gaccsouth.com)  for more information. Please note that space for this exclusive event is limited. The GACC South reserves the right to review your registration and allow participation at their discretion.

The energy transition (“Energiewende”) is a core project and guiding vision of German policy. One of the main targets of the energy transformation is to achieve a share of at least 35% of the electricity consumed in Germany to be covered by renewables by 2020 combined with successful system integration with highest reliability worldwide and numerous actions to increase energy efficiency. With similar energy transition projects taking place in various places around the world, there are significant opportunities for mutual learning and for developing synergies with other countries and regions.

The event aims to deepen Germany’s policy dialogue with the United States and especially with Texas as a leading state undergoing a transformative change in its electricity market in North America. Stakeholders such as energy policy makers and system operators will have the opportunity to discuss common challenges, as well as exchange experiences and best practices with policies designed to address these issues. The bilateral dialogue will consist of a full day workshop followed by a networking reception and a dinner, during which the participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in the discussion.

The event is organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc. (GACC South) together with adelphi consult on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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Feb
27
9:00 AM09:00

Limited Space for ERCOT Executive Exchange

A Who’s Who of Key Players Address the Biggest Changes to Generation Mix and Market Rules in Over a Decade!

The 6th ERCOT Market Summit will examine the proposed new market rules and economic drivers, and bring policy-makers together with utility, solar, wind, IPP and other executives to explore the potential solutions and opportunities. They will assess the potential impacts of an anticipated upsurge in solar capacity. Topics to be discussed include not only power prices and dispatch curve, but also how the changing generation mix will drive opportunities for storage, DR and aggregated DERs to meet market needs.

Join policymakers, utility, wind, solar and end-user executives to:

  • Examine the potential impacts of the Hogan/Pope proposals on ERCOT market participants
  • Reassess resource adequacy and asset valuation and portfolio strategies after coal plant retirements
  • Get the perspectives of end-user, public power and coop executives on power development and delivery in Texas
  • Hear how the coming enormous solar buildout will affect dispatch, price volatility and transmission congestion
  • Explore the opportunities to Integrate grid-connected storage and other fast-responding, flexible assets in the ERCOT market

The ERCOT Market Executive Exchange on Tuesday, February 27th will address “Resiliency in the 21st Century Grid.”

Key executives will discuss the benefits and costs in planning and justifying investments to harden the grid against extreme weather events and cyber threats.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Contact Jeffrey Shapiro
jeffreys@infocastevents.com
818-888-4445 ext 65

Interested in Speaking?

Contact Christy Douglass
christyd@infocastevents.com
818-888-4445 ext 24

Use code 180819 for TREIA Members

 

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Feb
27
to Nov 15

AWEA's 2018 Events

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Mark Your Calendar for AWEA's 2018 Events

Wind Project Operations & Maintenance and Safety Conference
February 27 - 28 | San Diego, CA

Sponsor >
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Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference
March 20 - 21 | Memphis, TN

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WINDPOWER 2018 Conference & Exhibition
May 7 - 10 | Chicago, IL

Exhibit >
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Regional Wind Energy Conference - Northeast
June 26 - 27 | Portland, ME
Reserve Housing >
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Wind Power on Capitol Hill
September 5 - 6 | Washington, DC
Learn more >


Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Conference
September 11 - 12 | Austin, TX
Learn more >


Wind Energy Finance & Investment - East
October 1 - 2 | New York, NY
Learn more >


Wind Energy Finance & Investment - West
October 5 | San Francisco, CA
Learn more >


Offshore WINDPOWER Conference
October 16 - 17 | Washington, DC
Learn more >


Wind Energy Fall Symposium
November 13 - 15 | Colorado Springs, CO
Learn more >


UPCOMING WEBINARS

OEM Through the Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 23 | 1:00 PM ET
Sponsored by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

AWEA Member Quarterly Briefing
Thursday, January 25 | 2:00 PM ET
Members only

Reactive Power Compensation - The Money, My Friend, is Blowing in the Wind
Wednesday, January 31 | 2:00 PM ET

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Feb
28
to Mar 1

Meet the Speakers of Distributed Wind 2018!

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Distributed Wind 2018
Business Conference & Lobby Day

Investing in America's Future with On-Site Power

Hosted by the Distributed Wind Energy Association


DID YOU KNOW? In 2016, the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) only funded seven wind projects (0.9% of all 2016 REAP funding)...did you apply? 

New applications are now being accepted. Contact your
State Rural Development Energy Coordinator to learn how to apply!


Attend the Distributed Wind 2018 Business Conference and expect to:

  • Learn from leaders who are advancing the industry's approach to creating business opportunities in the growing on-site power sector
  • Network with a broadened audience that wants to explore business opportunities in distributed wind
  • Meet on-site power industry members as they join forces to advance the U.S. distributed wind market

On Lobby Day, join industry leaders to more effectively lobby Congress on issues directly related to the future of the on-site power industry. 

See you in DC!


REGISTER
Register now to guarantee your spot!


BOOK HOTEL
A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available through the Distributed Wind 2018 room block, book now and save!

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Mar
22
5:15 PM17:15

Garvin Boyle, principal designer and programmer, Orrery Software

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Instructors: Fred Beach and Carey King
Unique Number: 60890 (graduate students) / 60570 (undergraduates)
Day & Time: Thursday 5:15 – 6:15 pm
Room: Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302


Speaker: Biophysical Economics, Agent-based modeling


In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for UT faculty and students to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, the Energy Institute sponsors the UT Energy Symposium (UTES), which will enter its fourteenth semester in spring 2018.

The UTES serves as a “convener” for the campus community, uniting students interested in energy issues with faculty and others working on sustainable energy security.

Students who register for the symposium receive one credit hour for the 15-week seminar course, which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Ongoing themes for UTES include climate change policy, innovation and diffusion of energy technologies, low-carbon technology options and status, and behavioral aspects of energy consumption.

The symposium will be held in the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the POB Connector Lobby at 4:45 p.m., followed by a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.

 

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Mar
29
5:15 PM17:15

Talk by Helen Currie

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Instructors: Fred Beach and Carey King
Unique Number: 60890 (graduate students) / 60570 (undergraduates)
Day & Time: Thursday 5:15 – 6:15 pm
Room: Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302


Speaker: Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips


In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for UT faculty and students to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, the Energy Institute sponsors the UT Energy Symposium (UTES), which will enter its fourteenth semester in spring 2018.

The UTES serves as a “convener” for the campus community, uniting students interested in energy issues with faculty and others working on sustainable energy security.

Students who register for the symposium receive one credit hour for the 15-week seminar course, which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Ongoing themes for UTES include climate change policy, innovation and diffusion of energy technologies, low-carbon technology options and status, and behavioral aspects of energy consumption.

The symposium will be held in the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the POB Connector Lobby at 4:45 p.m., followed by a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.

 

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Apr
5
5:15 PM17:15

The Role of Science and Technology in Environmental Policy Making

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Instructors: Fred Beach and Carey King
Unique Number: 60890 (graduate students) / 60570 (undergraduates)
Day & Time: Thursday 5:15 – 6:15 pm
Room: Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302


Speaker: Alan Lloyd, Research Fellow, Energy Institute, UT Austin; Former Secretary, California EPA; Former Chair, California Air Resources Board


In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for UT faculty and students to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, the Energy Institute sponsors the UT Energy Symposium (UTES), which will enter its fourteenth semester in spring 2018.

The UTES serves as a “convener” for the campus community, uniting students interested in energy issues with faculty and others working on sustainable energy security.

Students who register for the symposium receive one credit hour for the 15-week seminar course, which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Ongoing themes for UTES include climate change policy, innovation and diffusion of energy technologies, low-carbon technology options and status, and behavioral aspects of energy consumption.

The symposium will be held in the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the POB Connector Lobby at 4:45 p.m., followed by a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.

 

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Apr
20
to Apr 22

EARTHxSolar Harnessing the Sun to Power our Economy

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EARTHXSOLAR EXPO:

APRIL 20-22, 2018
9:00AM – 4:00PM 

EARTHXSOLAR FORUM:

APRIL 20-21, 2018
9:00AM – 4:00PM

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EARTHxSolar 2018 is a dedicated B2B solar exposition and forum occurring April 20-22, at the Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, as part of EARTHx, the world's leading environmental forum which attracts over 119,000 visitors annually.  

EARTHxSolar brings together businesses, government entities, investors and academia to connect and make deals as we chart the future course of energy technology in the U.S and around the globe. The forum has three tracks: solar energy, energy storage and electric vehicle technologies. 

The forum will be held on April 20 and 21, and the Expo will be held from April 20-22, 2018. The forum and expo will take place in the Automobile Building, and Centennial Hall Building on the fair grounds.

For more information about the EARTHxSolar, EARTHx, & Registration, please visit the following links:

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Apr
24
to Apr 25

Solar & Storage Finance & Investment Texas

TEXAS: ONE OF 2018’S HOTTEST SOLAR + STORAGE MARKETS

24 - 25 Apr 2018
Magnolia Hotel, Houston, Texas

Solar & Storage Finance & Investment: Texas arrives in Houston on the 24-25 April and will provide a key networking opportunity for board level representatives from the biggest solar and energy storage developers targeting the state of Texas plus debt providers, investors and equity players. For any company that wants to understand how to play in the Ercot market, this event is essential.

Earlybird tickets are available at just $1499 until midnight on 28th February 2018.
Full price tickets are $1999

SAVE 15% WITH CODE TREIA15

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Solar Goes Corporate

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April 27, 2018 | Boston, MA


Join us in April at Solar Goes Corporate, the leading forum to discuss and learn how businesses can effectively procure, deploy and invest in solar energy!

This event is designed to leverage the insight of leaders across the solar industry and the business community to discuss critical trends, innovations and tools relating to solar technologies and finance. Attendees range from Fortune 500 companies to small/mid-market companies as well as developers, service providers and the broader solar industry. Also being discussed at the event are SEIA's recently released documents designed to spur investment in commercial solar projects.

Get the early bird rate by Mar. 26th! - $495 members, $695 non-members

Click here to sponsor this event or email sponsorship@seia.org for more information!


We look forward to seeing you in April!

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Apr
30
to May 2

Midwest Solar Expo


Join the solar industry Midwest Solar Expo this May 2018

Network with 450+ solar, storage and utility execs at the 5th Annual Midwest Solar Expo & Smart Energy Symposium, April 30-May 2, 2018 in Minneapolis. Gain the latest market insights and trends while networking with hundreds of industry leaders.
 

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Feb
22
5:15 PM17:15

On History of India Coal

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Instructors: Fred Beach and Carey King
Unique Number: 60890 (graduate students) / 60570 (undergraduates)
Day & Time: Thursday 5:15 – 6:15 pm
Room: Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302


Speaker: Rohit Chandra, PhD Student, Kennedy School at Harvard


In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for UT faculty and students to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, the Energy Institute sponsors the UT Energy Symposium (UTES), which will enter its fourteenth semester in spring 2018.

The UTES serves as a “convener” for the campus community, uniting students interested in energy issues with faculty and others working on sustainable energy security.

Students who register for the symposium receive one credit hour for the 15-week seminar course, which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Ongoing themes for UTES include climate change policy, innovation and diffusion of energy technologies, low-carbon technology options and status, and behavioral aspects of energy consumption.

The symposium will be held in the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the POB Connector Lobby at 4:45 p.m., followed by a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.

 

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Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Energy Institute Special Announcement

 
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Next Generation Photovoltaics Lecture Series:

Organic Photovoltaics: Today and Tomorrow

Nicholas J. DeWeerd

Ph.D. Candidate, Colorado State University Strauss-Boltalina Research Group Department of Chemistry

Webinar: Tuesday, February 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Organic photovoltaics (OPV) are a rapidly developing area of research at the academic level with new insights into the generation and propagation of charges as well as the functional requirements for designing ideal morphologies for high efficiency devices. Simultaneously, industry advances have allowed OPV to make it to market as they fill demand in the photovoltaic market for cheap, flexible, and versatile solar cells. Future advances in the OPV field will focus on overcoming hurdles associated with mass production of OPV devices such as increasing efficiency, expanding optimization protocols, improving device fabrication techniques, and developing systems with minimal post fabrication optimization to further lower manufacturing costs. These points will be discussed in the context of current information available and the future outlook for this technology.

The lecture is part of the Next Generation Photovolatics series.

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Colorado State University are partners in supporting the Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics, a part of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program.

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Feb
19
to Feb 21

Smart Energy Summit 2018

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The Ninth-Annual Smart Energy Summit 

February 19-21, 2018, at the Omni Downtown in Austin, Texas.

Smart Energy Summit focuses on the intersection of the utility and consumer technology markets, which is creating new opportunities for energy providers, energy management companies, home control platforms and services, and the integration of new connected devices.

This event examines the impact of the Internet of Things on utilities and consumers.


2018 Agenda

The Agenda for the Smart Energy Summit features keynotes, presentations, and speaker panels from experts in energy management, with discussions on current technologies and consumer research. The deadline to submit a speaking proposal has passed, but Parks Associates will continue to review submissions. Submit to speak.

Agenda

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Feb
8
5:15 PM17:15

Aramco and its Place in Saudi Arabia

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Instructors: Fred Beach and Carey King
Unique Number: 60890 (graduate students) / 60570 (undergraduates)
Day & Time: Thursday 5:15 – 6:15 pm
Room: Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302


Speaker: David Kultgen,  General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Arabian American Oil Company(retired)


In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for UT faculty and students to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, the Energy Institute sponsors the UT Energy Symposium (UTES), which will enter its fourteenth semester in spring 2018.

The UTES serves as a “convener” for the campus community, uniting students interested in energy issues with faculty and others working on sustainable energy security.

Students who register for the symposium receive one credit hour for the 15-week seminar course, which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Ongoing themes for UTES include climate change policy, innovation and diffusion of energy technologies, low-carbon technology options and status, and behavioral aspects of energy consumption.

The symposium will be held in the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the POB Connector Lobby at 4:45 p.m., followed by a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.

 

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Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

WEBINAR: Digitalization Beyond the Screen

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Date and time:Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:00 am
Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00) 

Most conversations about the digitalization of the energy industry focus on the online experience, especially when it comes to customer engagement. But digitalization can transform how utilities and technology providers create new customer experiences in the physical world as well.

Join us on this webinar where we’ll discuss:

  • How digitalization of back end operations can create opportunities for customer engagement
  • How utilities and their partners can join forces to augment customer experiences
  • How digitalization can translate offline to help utilities and their partners serve their customers and engage with a wider audience


Speakers: 
Jeffrey Hamel, Energy Partnerships, Nest Labs
Raiford Smith, Energy Technology & Analytics, Entergy
Massoud Amin, Director & Chair, Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota
Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Energy Contributor, Principal, Northbridge Energy Group and Forbes
Erin Hardick, Research Analyst, Zpryme [Moderator]

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Jan
29
to Feb 2

UT Energy Week 2018

UT Energy Week

January 29 – February 2, 2018

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center | Austin, Texas
 
 

Registration Now Open!
 

Registration is now open for UT Energy Week 2018, a forum for prominent energy experts to provide their insights on emerging energy trends, new technologies, and the latest in energy research. The conference will be held in UT Austin's Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus, Jan. 29 – Feb 2, 2018.
 
The conference is hosted by UT Austin's Energy Institute, the KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business, and two student-run organizations – theLonghorn Energy Club and the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law.
 
The 2018 conference program features a variety of panelists and speakers from diverse perspectives on vital issues in the rapidly evolving world of energy.
On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the keynote speaker is Alison Silverstein, lead technical author of a recent grid reliability study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, followed by a conversation on balancing diversification of resources and reliability on the grid.
 
Later in the day, panels of experts will explore municipalities’ efforts to ‘go green;’ urban planning designed to ensure resilient energy infrastructure; and the market dynamics behind changes in the transportation sector.

In addition, UT students will compete in two competitions organized by the Longhorn Energy Club. Winners are awarded cash and other prizes.
 
The weeklong conference also features several affiliated energy events, including the two-day 2018Renewable Energy Law conference, hosted by the UT School of Law and the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources section of the State Bar of Texas, and the student-run Energy Olympiad, a competition for young energy entrepreneurs.
 
UT Energy Week is free for UT Austin students, faculty and staff.

Register now for the Early Bird discount and view the entire conference program.
 

We hope to see you there!

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Jan
29
11:30 AM11:30

GCPA Austin January 2018 Luncheon

"Texas PUC: 2017 Year in Review" - Speaker: Chris Reeder, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Date:
1/29/2018 11:30:00 AM

Location:
Texas RE Meeting Room, Suite 200,
805 Las Cimas Parkway,
Austin, TX 78746


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MONTH'S AUSTIN LUNCHEON WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TEXAS RE FACILITY and WILL BEGIN AT 11:30 AM


Our speaker Chris Reeder of Husch Blackwell will present an annual report on the regulatory activities during 2017 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Chris has been practicing for 25+ years concentrating in the area of administrative law with an emphasis in matters pertaining to energy and natural resources. He has focused on regulatory litigation and appeals involving a broad range of issues, including compliance and enforcement, commercial disputes, development related matters, and certification. In addition to regulatory matters, he advises clients on power plant development and financing issues and represents power industry clients in commercial litigation. Chris received his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Please note that this topic is also being offered at the Houston Annual Meeting & Luncheon on Thursday, January 25th.

Please RSVP no later than 12 noon on Friday, January 26th. Walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis – see below policy for information. Please email Cathy Fry at cfry@navigant.com if you have any questions about the luncheon.

If you encounter any problems in trying to register online, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

POLICY FOR NON PRE-PAID LUNCHEON REGISTRATIONS IN THE EVENT OF A SOLD-OUT LUNCHEON: In order to accommodate walk-ins at sold-out luncheons, any registrations that are not pre-paid during the online registration process will be held only until 11:40 AM for the original registrants. At 11:40 AM, any available non pre-paid seats will be released for purchase by walk-in registrants. Seats will be allocated to walk-in registrants based on the time of the walk-in registrants arrival. If a non pre-paid original registrant should arrive after 11:40 AM, they will be directed to register as a walk-in registrant and will be reallocated a seat only after all earlier arriving walk-ins have been seated. SINCE MANY AUSTIN LUNCHES SELL OUT, GCPA STRONGLY ENCOURAGES YOU TO PRE-PAY FOR YOUR LUNCHEON IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT.

All of us at GCPA thank you for your understanding and for your support in our attempt to ensure that the maximum number of seats is available for those who wish to attend.

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Jan
29
to Jan 30

RENEWABLE ENERGY LAW CONFERENCE 2018

2018

RENEWABLE ENERGY LAW

January 29–30, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin • Austin, Texas


Live Webcast January 29–30, 2018


Renewable Energy Law Conference brings together leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The conference blends business, law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal/financial advisors, and key legislative/regulatory policymakers and staff.

2018 highlights include:

  • A stellar collection of Washington Energy experts, including Abigail Ross Hopper (SEIA CEO), Tom Kiernan (AWEA CEO), Daniel Simmons,  and more join Keith Martin in a roundtable discussion on current federal energy policy impacting renewable energy.
  • What’s New? at the federal level affecting the renewable energy market.
  • The latest updates on FERC, PUC and ERCOT.
  • Insight on M&A Trends in Renewable Energy, and Due Diligence and M&A for Clean Energy Projects.
  • Updates on front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter storage.
  • Valuable information on Community Solar, Distributed C&I PPAs, Innovative Insurance and Risk Management Products, and much more.
  • 2.00 hours of ethics credit.
  • Opportunity to meet program faculty and attendees duringMonday evening’s Networking Reception.

Please see the program agenda and register online here. Special group registration rates are also available by calling 512.475.6700. Download Program Agenda here.

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Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

CITIZEN'S CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM AT GALVANIZE IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

A public discussion on climate change and natural disaster preparedness. What is being done at the City and Federal Level? What can citizens do to help mitigate climate change and to prepare for natural disasters?

Featuring speakers from
Austin Eco Network
City of Austin, Office of Sustainability
Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Date/Time
Tuesday, January 3, 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Galvanize
119 Nueces St,
Austin, TX 78701

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Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

Solar Austin Happy Hour: Innovation in Solar Technology

These are exciting times in the energy world.  Utility-scale solar is cheaper than new conventional power plants—and sometimes even cheaper than operating existing coal and gas plants. Solar and wind energy continue to expand and become even more economic. There’s lots of buzz about energy storage and some utilities are starting to invest in it.  But what innovations are taking place in research laboratories, and what technology may soon leave these research labs and head to commercial use?

Several Central Texas institutions are part of the Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics—where industry and thought leaders are answering these questions. Solar Austin is excited to kick off 2018, a year certain to be filled with even more innovation in renewable energy, with a happy hour talk by Dr. Taylor Harvey from the Center and TAMU-Central Texas on innovation in solar technology. Dr. Harvey will share his outlook on the future of solar and discuss research into developing printed solar cells on paper and plastic substrates. He will also share some of his experiences running a printed solar startup based here in Austin.

Tuesday, January 23rd, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd
RSVP here.


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Dr. Harvey is the Chancellor’s Assistant Professor of Research at Texas A&M University—Central Texas. His primary area of research is solar energy with a focus on new solar materials (such as solar paints) and solar microsystems. He is the co-author of nine peer-reviewed articles and two patents. Before starting his current position, Dr. Harvey co-founded and led Lucelo Technologies, a printed solar start-up. Dr. Harvey received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 after spending four years as a reservoir engineer in the traditional energy industry.

We hope you will join us Tuesday, January 23rd for this fascinating discussion!

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Jan
22
9:00 AM09:00

2018 Consumer Symposium: Transforming the Utility-Customer Relationship

When

January 22, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Cocktail reception will follow)
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Venue: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 900 E Market St. San Antonio, TX 78205
Website: smartenergycc.org

Description

The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative’s 2018 Consumer Symposium: Transforming the Customer Relationship is the industry’s top one-day event focusing on consumer engagement around smart energy technology.

Co-located with DistribuTECH 2018, the Consumer Symposium presents a unique platform that addresses the issues shaping the utility-customer relationship today, while interfacing with trends shaping the future.

Join attendees and speakers from utilities, consumer advocates, environmental organizations, third-party vendors, consultants and others at this one-of-a-kind industry event.

Price

Members $150; Non-Members $200 through Nov. 17
Members $200; Non-Members $250 after Nov. 17

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Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

MEMBER NIGHT CLEANTX MEMBER APPRECIATION PARTY!

Come celebrate our appreciation for our members with us. We can’t do what we do without you!

Relax, have a drink, hear some great music and network with people in the Texas clean tech industry!

$8 for members, $10 for non members and at the door.
Each entry ticket includes entry coverage, 1 premium drink and free Lone Star beer!

Music starts at 6:30pm (Band TBA)

Valet Parking will be available.

Price
$8 for members, $10 for non-members and at the door

Date/Time
Tuesday, January 16
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Antone's Nightclub
305 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

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Jan
10
to Jan 11

NEW WORKSHOP: Power Plays: Coal and Geothermal: A Path Forward

Coal and Geothermal: A Path Forward

Achieving Site Sustainability for Coal-fired Power Plants

January 10, 2018 A workshop preceding the Power Plays Conference

WHY Numerous U.S. coal power plant sites have recently or will soon be shut down, and many are near the end of their economic useful life. Rather than close these plants altogether, impacting base-load capacity and employment, this workshop provides a path forward to dramatically lowering emissions while still providing base-load power by utilizing geothermal energy at the same sites. 

WHAT Determine method to transition coal fired power generation plants to geothermal power plants, leveraging existing infrastructure including permits, grid connectivity, skilled workforce, physical footprint, an existing customer base, etc. Suitable sites are believed to exist at numerous coal plants around the country and even outside of the U.S.

HOW Certain coal plants are located within sedimentary basins where oil and gas industry activity has provided a greater understanding of the heat resources below them. To reach and extract the usable heat as a resource will require a series of Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) production and injection wells at each coal plant site to generate enough power to replace the coal fired generation. This is not a trivial effort in terms of time or money, so the idea is to add the geothermal capacity in stages as wells are brought online. The power plant could retain their income stream and maintain their commitments to deliver a given capacity as they initially provide power consisting of both coal and geothermal generation, transitioning to all geothermal by the end. 

WHO Coal plant and industrial site owners and operators, experienced subsurface and surface geothermal well and heat transfer engineers, key technology and service companies, finance and investment bankers, and regulatory agency personnel are invited to apply. Accepted participants will be expected to ‘roll up their sleeves’ and help work out approaches for moving coal and/or industrial sites to geothermal plant conversion from the drawing board, through non-subsidized financing, to completed projects. 

WHEN AND WHERE The full day workshop is Wednesday, January 10, 2018 on SMU’s Campus in Dallas, Texas. The workshop registration fee of $795 includes complimentary access to the Power Plays conference, which begins the evening of January 10th, and concludes late afternoon on Thursday, January 11, 2018. A limited amount of expense reimbursement is available to qualified workshop participants. Enrollment is limited, so please respond today. Email geothermal@smu.edu:

  • Name 
  • Organization 
  • Full contact information (email, phone, mail) 
  • Current CV or resume 
  • Area of contribution such as technical expertise, financing, legal, owner/operator, etc. 

Conference

Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications
Southern Methodist University campus, Dallas, Texas
January 10-11, 2018

Power Plays will advance the understanding of geothermal resources in conjunction with waste-heat and direct-use applications, providing attendees with strategies for developing this clean energy reserve. Join others with expertise in field operations, project development, technology, finance, engineering and resource assessment from the geothermal, oil & gas, and renewable energy sectors to explore economic solutions for geothermal energy at the 2018 SMU Power Plays conference. 

Pre-conference Workshop

Coal and Geothermal: A Path Forward,
January 10, 2018

Post-conference Workshop

Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications
January 12, 2018

C-FER Technologies is hosting this workshop which provides an overview of thermal and geothermal well design and integrity. Topics include casing, tubulars, liners, wellheads, and wellbore integrity. 

Event Details

Name: Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications
Date: January 10-11, 2018 Location: SMU campus, Dallas, Texas
Website: http://www.smu.edu/geothermal
Social Media: Twitter | Facebook | #SMUPowerPlays
Contact: Maria Richards, mrichard@smu.edu, 214-768-1975 

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10
to Jan 11

NEW WORKSHOP: Power Plays: Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications

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Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications

January 12, 2018

Course Overview
This course provides an overview of the considerations, key factors, industry guidelines and practices, examples, and field experience related to the design and integrity of geothermal wells.

The course content was developed based on C-FER’s extensive experience with thermal well design and integrity topics associated with the heavy oil and bitumen recovery methods of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS). While the majority of the principles presented are general to thermal wells, where applicable, differences and examples of geothermal wells will be presented to tailor the course to well designers, operators and other stakeholders in the geothermal energy industry.

Topics Covered
This introductory, one-day course will cover the following:

  • Overview of key material properties and damage mechanisms of casing and liner tubular steels, and wellbore cements;
  • Casing and liner design approach and basis (materials, connections);
  • Cement blend options;
  • Thermal wellheads, options;
  • Impacts of production/injection completion design;
  • Well integrity management programs;
  • Inspection and condition monitoring, damage, mitigation and repair options and experience; and
  • On-going challenges, industry initiatives, and areas of research and development.

Who Should Attend
This course has been designed for anyone looking for an overview of thermal and geothermal well design and integrity.

You Will Learn
At the end of this course, students will gain an improved understandings and appreciation for:

  • Key factors and considerations involved in the design, construction and integrity management of thermal wells;

  • How various aspects of a geothermal well’s life impact and influence thermal well design and integrity; and
  • Experience based on thermal enhanced oil recovery challenges, areas of advancement, current industry initiatives and areas of research.

Agenda at a Glance

  • Thermal Well Design, Regulatory Requirements & Industry Practices
    • Thermal Well Design and Equipment Selection
  • Thermal Well Construction, and Integrity Management
    • Casing, Tubulars and Liners
    • Wellheads and Other Completion Equipment
    • Wellbore Integrity: Overview
    • Wellbore Integrity: Mitigation and Repair
    • On-going Research and Industry Initiatives

Conference

Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications
Southern Methodist University campus, Dallas, Texas
January 10-11, 2018

Power Plays will advance the understanding of geothermal resources in conjunction with waste-heat and direct-use applications, providing attendees with strategies for developing this clean energy reserve. Join others with expertise in field operations, project development, technology, finance, engineering and resource assessment from the geothermal, oil & gas, and renewable energy sectors to explore economic solutions for geothermal energy at the 2018 SMU Power Plays conference. 

Pre-conference Workshop

Coal and Geothermal: A Path Forward,
January 10, 2018

Post-conference Workshop

Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications
January 12, 2018

C-FER Technologies is hosting this workshop which provides an overview of thermal and geothermal well design and integrity. Topics include casing, tubulars, liners, wellheads, and wellbore integrity. 

Event Details

Name: Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications
Date: January 10-11, 2018 Location: SMU campus, Dallas, Texas
Website: http://www.smu.edu/geothermal
Social Media: Twitter | Facebook | #SMUPowerPlays
Contact: Maria Richards, mrichard@smu.edu, 214-768-1975 

Please share this information with others you know who may be interested. We look forward to learning about your research, demonstration project, or innovative idea! 

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Jan
10
to Jan 11

Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications

The SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting our 9th international energy conference, Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications, January 10-11, 2018 on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas. 

Power Plays will advance the understanding of geothermal resources, providing you with insights into developing this clean energy reserve. Join others with expertise in field operations, project development, technology, finance, engineering and resource assessment from the geothermal, oil & gas, and renewable energy sectors to explore economic solutions for geothermal energy at the Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applicationsconference.  Submit an abstract today. 

The event includes:

  • Opening Networking Reception and Poster Session, January 10, 2018
  • Conference with oral presentations and panel discussions, January 11, 2018

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Dec
13
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Resiliency, Reliability and the DOE

NEW DIRECTIONS: 
RENEWABLE ENERGY IN A TRANSFORMING ENVIRONMENT WEBINAR SERIES

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Noon – 1:00 P.M. CDT

Please join Husch Blackwell and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance for the final webinar in a series focused on the Texas renewable industry. This installment will focus on the Department of Energy (DOE) study on electricity markets and reliability and the subsequent DOE notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) requesting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to develop pricing mechanisms to pay for baseload power generation.

Alison Silverstein, the primary author of the technical portions of the DOE study, will moderate a discussion to review the timeline of events and issues raised by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, explore the NOPR and FERC’s response, and discuss potential implications for power markets under FERC and in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Presenters
Maria C. Faconti, Attorney, Husch Blackwell
Alison Silverstein, Independent Consultant
Christine Tezak, Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC

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

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Texas continuing legal education credit.

Registration
This webinar is complimentary; however, registration is required. We encourage you to forward this invitation to interested colleagues.

REGISTER HERE

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

The 10th Annual Austin Green Holiday Party

Barr Mansion & The Shades of Green Radio Show Present

The 10th Annual Austin Green Holiday Party

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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 6-10pm
Hosted and Sponsored by Barr Mansion
10463 Sprinkle Rd., Austin, TX 78754 (www.barrmansion.com)


Advance Tickets $25.00, ($30.00 at door)
(Tickets include snacks, dinner, all drinks and live music)

Co-Hosted by:
• Earth Day ATX and EarthX
• Austin EcoNetwork
• Shades of Green Radio Show
• Public Citizen Texas
• Texas Solar Energy Society
• Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance
• Environment Texas
• Austin Zero Waste Alliance
• Citizens Climate Lobby
• Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
• Design Build Live
• Clean Water Action
• U.S.G.B.C. Texas
• Texas Campaign for the Environment
• Sustainable Food Center
• 350 Austin
• Solar Austin

Join us for the Austin green mixer of the year, our 10th, can you believe it? Hosted this year by 18 great organizations, this event is a fun place for area environmentalists to come together, celebrate, scheme and prepare for the new year.

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Magical music by Seu Jacinto, a group introducing and developing traditional Northeastern Brazilian culture to Central Texas. Seu Jacinto pays homage to the masters of the Brazilian folk musical traditions of forró, coco, cavalo marinho, and many other Northeast Brazilian rhythms.

Experience how our hosts and sponsors 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. 

It’s been a crazy year so let’s "regroup", have some fun and get ourselves ready for the good fight in 2018. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

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DATE AND TIME
Wed, March 14, 2018
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EDT
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LOCATION
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
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The Renewable Energy Policy Forum will return to the nation’s capital on March 14, 2018. Join industry leaders and policymakers to discuss energy and tax policy, debate key issues in the changing electricity marketplace, and identify priorities for Congress, the states, and relevant agencies. The Policy Forum offers an important platform to identify how best to address trends that affect the future of the renewable energy industry and the sector’s importance to the American economy.
To view our agenda and additional information, please vist our website: http://www.acorepolicyforum.org/

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Nov
29
to Nov 30

Solar Business Festival

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The Solar Business Festival (SBF), is the leading solar conference and exhibition in Texas, that provides a significant business platform for knowledge sharing, connectivity, marketing, and sales, bringing together solar & storage companies involved in the Texas's market, companies looking to expand into Texas, companies looking to grow their business beyond Texas, and energy consumers. 

The two-day conference segment features a wide variety of sessions on, microgrids & energy storage, project financing, sustainable buildings, smart grids, solar initiatives & innovations, utility integration, community solar projects, policies, incentives and goals, market growth opportunities, regulatory framework, international solar market opportunities/challenges, sustainable farming, and more. The expo is B2B focus and attracts visitors in the retail, commercial, industrial, and residential industries. SBF 2017’s theme is “Eye on Texas Solar Energy Future”, and will welcome over 90+ prominent speakers including the following featured confirmed speakers;

  • Ravi Thuraisingham, Executive Vice President and Head of Solar, Crius Energy
  • Tim Costello, CEO, Builder Homesite Inc.
  • Colin James Walsh, CEO, Wave Solar
  • Jason Smith, President & COO, CalCom Solar
  • Wade Gungoll, General Counsel, 7X Energy, Inc
  • Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association
  • Claudia Wentworth, CEO, Quick Mount PV
  • Mohammed Abdalla, Founder & President, Good Faith Energy
  • Stevie K Bear, President & CEO, Make It Modular, LLC
  • Michael Legatt, CEO, ResilientGrid, Inc.
  • Vikram Aggarwal, CEO and Founder, EnergySage
  • Jason Safford, CEO, Jason Safford, LLC.
  • Tuan Pham, President & CEO, PowerFin Partners, LLC
  • Younnes Scally, Co-Founder, Everybody Solar
  • Alison Brown, P.E., President, & Founder, Flux Energy Systems
  • Anita Ledbetter, Executive Director, Build San Antonio Green
  • Mario Portela, Managing Director, TPG ART
  • Scott Nguyen, Executive Director, 1PlanetSol

 

See all speaker’s line-up at

 

INTERESTED IN ATTENDING SBF 2017?

 

Tickets to attend SBF 2017 are available including, Expo Pass, Full Conference & Expo Pass, Student Full Conference & Expo Pass, One Day Conference & Expo Pass, Breakfast ticket, Lunch ticket, and VIP all-access pass. TRIEA Members enjoy 20% Discount. Code: (GOBIGTEXAS). Visit https://sbf2017.eventbrite.com/ to complete your registration.

The event website www.sbftexas.com contains all to know about Solar Business Festival!

For questions, sponsorship, advertising, speaking and exhibiting opportunities, please contact sbf@gaadvancement.com

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Nov
16
5:15 PM17:15

UTES Notes on 100% Renewable Cities in Texas


UT Energy Symposium

"Notes on 100% Renewable Cities in Texas"

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Neil McAndrews

Economist with Austin Chapter of US Association for Energy Economics

Thursday, November 16, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302)

Refreshments served at 4:45 p.m.
Free and open to the public; no RSVP required.

Neil McAndrews has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. He was a founder and later Chief Operating Officer of one of the first U.S. integrated risk management programs for an electric utility in the US. He has worked in multiple NERC regions in the US and in Canada. Recently he has assisted several utilities to increase the use of low cost renewable resources. He is the author of many studies related to power supplies, price risk and congestion management. He lives in Austin, Texas, and holds degrees from the Universities of Iowa and Texas.


Next speaker (November 30):

Jessika Trancik, Professor in Energy Studies,
Institute for Data, Systems and Society at MIT

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Nov
13
to Nov 15

Texas Energy Summit-CATEE 2017

The Texas Energy Summit – CATEE 2017 is a premiere educational conference and business expo that provides our attendees the opportunity to engage in a lively conversation about cleaner air, a better built environment, sustainability and a new energy economy.  CATEE 2017 - Texas Energy Summit will be held at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano, TX and is hosted by the Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), a division of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), a member of the Texas A&M University System.

This program features one day of pre-conference workshops and tour(s), and two full days of conference sessions with exciting keynotes, specific conference tracks to include energy/water nexus, renewable energy, intelligent building design, energy efficiency IOT, and more.   
This is the most vibrant conversation available on pathways to a sustainable future for our cities, and we want YOU to join us for this valuable conference! 

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Nov
13
to Nov 15

CATEE 2017 Texas Energy Summit

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The Texas Energy Summit – CATEE 2017 is a premiere educational conference and business expo that provides our attendees the opportunity to engage in a lively conversation about cleaner air, a better built environment, sustainability and a new energy economy. The Texas Energy Summit – CATEE 2017 will be held at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano, TX and is hosted by the Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), a division of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), a member of the Texas A&M University System.

We are excited to announce the theme for our 14th annual conference is the Texas Energy Summit, where we continue to build new program offerings for you by reaching out to new energy partners, providing a venue to learn about state of the art energy innovations and focusing on energy and energy management in Texas.

The program features one day of pre-conference workshops and tours of some of DFW’s shining examples of sustainable commercial buildings and manufacturing facilities and two full days of conference sessions with exciting keynotes, specific conference tracks to include energy/water nexus, renewable energy, intelligent building design, energy efficiency IOT, and more.

This year’s Texas Energy Summit will provide you the opportunity to engage with industry experts, state and local policy makers, community and business leaders, researchers, facility and energy managers, design and development professionals, utility and energy service experts, and more in a lively conversation about cleaner air, a better built environment, and a new energy economy.

The Texas Energy Summit, rotated annually among Texas metropolitan regions, will provide a forum to:

share information on state and local energy efficiency, renewable energy, and air quality policies; raise awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability measures for the state’s economic well-being as Texas; highlight and celebrate successful policies and programs being implemented to achieve emissions reductions and related environmental and economic benefits; explore the growing importance of the Energy/Water Nexus; and consider the exciting new advances in intelligent building design, Smart Cities and energy efficiency Internet of Things (IOT), including manufacturing/industrial IOT.

This is the most vibrant conversation available on pathways to a sustainable future for our cities, and we want YOU to join us for this valuable conference!

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AI, Smart Cities, and Start-Ups Take Center Stage at Start@ETS - Register Today
Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

AI, Smart Cities, and Start-Ups Take Center Stage at Start@ETS - Register Today

Join Zpryme along with partners Austin Energy and Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) for the second year of Start@ets on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Part time-machine and part rear-view mirror – trust us my friends, you don’t want to miss this.

This year’s program will feature a jam-packed afternoon filled with engaging talks about AI, smart cities and virtual reality, dynamic brainstorming sessions and a rousing pilot pitch competition. Toast the winning team and mingle with esteemed guests at our networking reception at The Highball following the event. Check out the agenda below!


Start@ets has no registration fee, but is accepting monetary donations for the local non-profit, Bike Austin


Registration | 1:00PM - 7:00PM
 
Welcome | 2:00PM - 2:15PM

  • H. Christine Richards, Chief Content Officer, Zpryme
  • Special Remarks by: Council-members Ann Kitchen & Jimmy Flannigan, City of Austin 

Fireside Chat > From Ideas to Innovation | 2:15PM - 2:30PM

  • George Koutitas, CEO & Co-Founder, Gridmates, Inc. (2016 start@ets winnner) 
  • Erin Hardick, Research Analyst, Zpryme [Moderator]

 ETS Talk > Artificial Intelligence and What’s Next for Communities | 2:30PM - 2:45PM

  • Slavek Zaremba, Chief Architect of IIOT, SparkCognition 

Break | 2:45PM - 3:00PM

Pilot Pitch Competition > Top 5 Finalists Pitch Their Solution | 3:00PM - 4:15PM
Judging Panel

  • Michael Britt, Vice President of Energy Innovation Center, Southern Company
  • Nancy Bui-Thompson, Director, SMUD
  • Mark Dowd, Visiting Scholar (Smart Cities), UC Berkeley
  • Stephen Elkins, Chief Information Officer, City of Austin
  • Sini George, Head of Growth Ventures, Direct Energy
  • Jessica Hamm, Manager of Emerging Technology Strategy, Duke Energy
  • Mitch Jacobson, ATI Program Manager, Austin Technology Incubator
  • Sameer Kalra, Smart Grid Tech Strategy and Product Innovation Manager, PG&E
  • Ann Kitchen, District 5 Councilwoman, City of Austin
  • Jeff Norman, Vice President of Industry Solutions, City of Austin
  • Karl Popham, Manager of Emerging Technologies and EV, Austin Energy
  • Shailesh Shere, Assistant Director, City of Port Angeles 

Brainstorming Session > Building the Innovation Ecosystem | 4:15PM - 4:45PM

  • Michael Britt, Vice President of Energy Innovation Center, Southern Company
  • Jessica Hamm, Manager of Emerging Technology Strategy, Duke Energy
  • Sameer Kalra, Smart Grid Tech Strategy and Product Innovation Manager, PG&E
  • H. Christine Richards, Chief Content Officer, Zpryme [Moderator]

Panel > Whats Next for Smart Infrastructure? | 4:45PM - 5:15PM

  • Stephen Elkins, Chief Information Officer, City of Austin
  • Nancy Bui-Thompson, Director, SMUD
  • Sini George, Head of Growth Ventures, Direct Energy
  • Karl Popham, Manager of Emerging Technologies and EV, Austin Energy
  • Erin Hardick, Research Analyst, Zpryme [Moderator]

 Networking Reception > Winner Announcement & Demos | 5:15PM - 7:30PM

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Oct
24
11:45 AM11:45

GCPA Dallas Luncheon, October 24

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Pre-Registration Deadline - Tue. October 24th at 12 noon
Luncheon Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: The University of Texas at Arlington

REGISTER NOW

Joint Luncheon with University of Texas at Arlington
"Introduction and Status of the Retail Energy Business in North America"

Speaker:
Deryl Brown
Veteran Industry CE

Join us at our annual lunch hosted with UT Arlington. Our speaker Deryl Brown will walk attendees through the basics of the Retail Energy Industry – how it started, where it is, and where it is going. Deryl is a proven energy business Chief Executive Officer with a track record of value creation in the competitive retail energy industry. He has broad experience in retail energy including strategy development, engineering, operations, customer service, technology, marketing, and sales. Mr. Brown has received various industry awards and holds records for starting, building, and selling retail businesses. Mr. Brown was most recently the Chief Executive Officer and minority owner of North American Power & Gas – a successful fast growing energy provider for Residential and Commercial customers serving across 12 States and 62 utility service territories. Mr. Brown lead the company’s turnaround leading to a sale to Calpine in January 2017.

Prior to North American Power, Mr. Brown was the CEO and minority owner of Hudson Energy Services a very fast growing retail energy provider to commercial and industrial customers in Texas, New York, and Illinois. Mr. Brown lead the effort to sell Hudson to Just Energy in 2010. Prior to Hudson, he was the General Manager for Direct Energy Business Services, a leading retail energy provider in North America. Prior to Direct Energy, Mr. Brown had a long career at TXU/EFH/Vistra playing a leadership role in establishing their retail energy business serving as their COO. Prior to building TXU’s retail energy division, he held a variety of senior positions in TXU’s regulated utility business, serving TXU (and predecessor companies) for some 28 years. Mr. Brown received his MBA from the University of North Texas and a BS with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Brown is on the Board at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and previously served in the Board of ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION: UT Arlington requires that visitors parking on campus have a permit. Please enter your vehicle information in THIS LINK to obtain a parking e-permit for your vehicle to park on campus during your event. This will give your vehicle access to park in the designated lots noted in the above link. Please note that the luncheon will be in the Maverick Activities Center (MAC) - the map in the link shows a new parking garage just north of MAC as well as lots around MAC. You may park in any space not marked as reserved, service vehicle, blocked by cones, or an ADA space without the proper permit.

This permit is valid only for the date and times of your event. Any vehicle parked on campus without an e-permit will receive a citation. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact us at parking@uta.edu or (817) 272–3907. (NOTE: For visitors using a rental car - You can register your vehicle after parking on campus. Once parked, reference your rented vehicle’s license plate number and then enter it into the link below.)

Price & Other Information:
Members - $30, Non-Members - $35
There will be an additional $5 surcharge for any walk-in registrants at the luncheon.

ADVANCE PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD IS RECOMMENDED - RECEIVE YOUR ELECTRONIC RECEIPT IMMEDIATELY & AVOID THE LINE!

Location: 
The University of Texas at Arlington
Maverick Activities Center (MAC) 
500 W. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76010

Luncheon will be in the MAC lounge.

Parking: See above for important parking info. Be certain that you register your car in order to park on campus. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you encounter problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

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Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

UtilityWebinar: Innovation Blueprint How to Manage the Challenge of Dual Transformation

Webinar Registration October 17th, 2017, 1:00PM EST

Webinar Registration
October 17th, 2017, 1:00PM EST

Massive disruption is happening in the utility industry. Distributed energy resources, IoT, big data, increasing customer expectations, and changing regulations are signaling fundamental changes to business as usual. However, although the industry is becoming more dynamic and faster paced, most utility revenue will come from the core business for many years to come. 

So, how can utilities balance an agile approach to new business models while still investing in their existing business? In this webinar, you’ll learn how utilities globally are pursuing dual innovation, including:

Why dual innovation is important for the transition to the utility of the future

A best practices framework for innovation across people, processes, and technologies

Examples of what specific utilities are doing to advance innovation in their organizations

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Oct
23
to Oct 24

GridNEXT 2017

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TREIA is taking its annual conference to the NEXT level. Connect with thought leaders and businesses across the Texas energy industry at the GridNEXT conference being held October 23-24 in Georgetown, Texas at the Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center. 

WHY ATTEND

GridNEXT is the only power industry conference in Texas that focuses specifically on ways new renewable technologies, business models, and grid modernization initiatives are transforming the energy landscape and the grid itself.  Come learn, connect, and innovate with your peers about the latest energy trends and developments.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Technology Providers
  • Utilities
  • Energy Consumers/Prosumers
  • Developers/Integrators
  • Solution Providers including:  Policymakers, Regulators, Consultants, Academics, and Thought-Leaders.

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Oct
20
11:45 AM11:45

GCPA Austin Luncheon October 20 - Registration Now Open

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Pre-Registration Deadline - Thursday, Oct. 19 at 12 noon
Luncheon Date: Friday, October 20th
Time: 11:45 AM
LCRA Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd.

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"One Size Fits All Doesn't Fit the Modern Grid"

Speaker:
Ingmar Sterzing
VP Power Supply & Energy Services
Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC)

Our speaker Ingmar Sterzing will discuss the strategy and approach Pedernales Electric Cooperative is taking to grid modernization and to deliver on their 80 year tradition to deliver low cost, reliable energy. Ingmar is VP of Power Supply and Energy Services at PEC and is focused on reshaping PECs energy portfolio and creating sustainable energy policies and services. Now, more than ever, energy consumers have choices and expect unique and specific products and services that are enabled by new technologies. These expectations are moving faster than the traditional one size fits all utility approach can support. Ingmar will share PECs approach to investing in the right infrastructure, policies, programs, and rates to enable customers to benefit directly from their investment in new technologies or changes in behavior while staying true to a competitive utility business model and fair and equitable cost of service principles.

Ingmar Sterzing is currently serving as Vice President of Power Supply and Energy Services for Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) in Johnson City, Texas. Ingmar has held leadership positions at Westinghouse Electric Company, General Electric, the Lower Colorado River Authority and LS Power, where he managed fuel and power operations, developed and constructed new power plants and transmission assets, and managed a portfolio of power plants. Sterzing holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from University of Texas at Austin. He also earned a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

PRICE & OTHER INFORMATION
Members & State Govt. Employees -
$10, Non-Members - $20

ADVANCE PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD IS RECOMMENDED - GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT, RECEIVE YOUR ELECTRONIC RECEIPT IMMEDIATELY & AVOID THE LINE!

If you have any questions about the luncheon, please email Cathy Fry at cfry@navigant.com 

If you encounter problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

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