Oct
9
to Oct 10

2018 Members Meeting & Fall Workshop

The annual Members Meeting & Fall Workshop is a two-day collaborative forum on the latest trends affecting energy consumers and how utilities and their partners can more effectively meet and exceed the evolving expectations of today’s consumers.

Hosted by Con Edison at their historic headquarters in Manhattan, the 7th annual Members Meeting will also cover the most pertinent areas of need in consumer research and education and where our organization’s efforts can best be focused for 2019.


Event Details

Time & Date:
Tuesday, Oct. 9: 9:00am – 5:00pm; cocktail reception to follow
Wednesday, Oct. 10: 8:30am – 12:15pm; optional tour to follow

Cost:
Free for members.

Location:
Con Edison Auditorium
4 Irving Plaza
New York, NY 10003


Agenda

The agenda features presentations from Hollis Krieger, Customer Operations Department Manager, Con Edison and Matt Ketschke, Senior Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions, Con Edison. View the full agenda here.


Registration

Registration is currently open at no cost to members. Please fill out this form to secure your spot.

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Oct
9
to Oct 11

Renewable Energy Markets Conference

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Plan to Attend
Houston Renewable Energy Group's

Renewable Energy Markets 2018

October 9–11, Marriott Marquis Houston

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements, including about the annual Green Power Leadership Awards and registration. Sign up now to get early notifications and updates about REM 2018.

Speak at REM 2018—the Call for Abstracts is Open Through Thursday March 22, 2018

Renewable Energy Markets 2018 is seeking abstracts that are timely, unique, and informative. If you would like to join the program in Houston this fall, consider submitting a proposal for a presentation or panel. Abstracts are accepted through Thursday, March 22nd at 5PM PT.

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Oct
21
to Oct 23

GridNEXT 2018 Conference

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TREIA’s pre-eminent energy industry conference focused specifically on how renewable technologies are transforming the Grid of the Future!

From battery storage and distributed solar to the rise of electric vehicles and increased cyber-security concerns – GridNEXT is the place for renewable industry leaders to come learn, connect, and innovate with their peers about the latest energy trends and developments.  

Didn't make it to last year's event? Check out 2017 Conference Highlights & consider becoming a GridNEXT 2018 SPONSOR!

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Nov
28
to Nov 29

Solar Business Festival 2018: Conference + Exhibition

Solar Business Festival 2018:
Conference + Exhibition

Presented by Panasonic | November 28 & 29, 2018 | Austin, Texas
www.sbftexas.com

Solar Business Festival is the leading solar conference and exhibition in Texas that brings together forward-thinking experts, investors, and businesses in the retail, commercial, industrial, and residential industries, for two intensive days of networking, knowledge sharing, matchmaking and deal making. Attendees include manufacturers, project developers, finance providers, utilities, and C&I facility managers. Program agenda focus on Texas and covers every component of doing a solar and storage business in Texas, finding deals, project financing, distributed-grid, solar+solar, energy storage, incentives, market growth opportunities, and more.

SBF brings together companies involved in the Texas’s market, companies looking to expand into Texas, and companies looking to grow their business beyond Texas, with top past participation from Texas, California, New York, Arizona, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, Colorado, Georgia, India, Mexico, Kenya, Germany, and China

Last year, Solar Business Festival was a success with over 600 conference & expo participants, and over 850 total participants (including partnered side-events). Last year, SBF had 118 speakers, 54 exhibitors, 8 premier sponsors, 35 partners, 6 side-events, and 2 venues. Last year, Solar Business Festival hosted the first Texas Solar Career Fair organized by Solar Training Network, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, as well as the first Private Solar Shark Tank organized by KAS Consulting Group, the first Texas Solar Pioneer Awards Dinner, and the first Solar Business Matchmaking of its kind.

With the 3rd edition of Solar Business Festival under the Presenting Sponsorship of Panasonic, SBF has expanded to accommodate larger exhibits and provide more innovative opportunities for deal making in the industry. Join us in Austin, Texas on November 28 & 29 for the 2018 Solar Business Festival.

Visit www.sbftexas.com to learn more and stay updated with developments

For all inquiries, contact us at:  sbf@gaadvancement.com

Organized by GAA Exhibitions & Conferences – www.gaaexhibitions.com

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Texas Power Summit: Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy
Jul
16
to Jul 17

Texas Power Summit: Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown (map)
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An abundance of renewable energy has been instrumental in driving Texas energy prices down, making it less economical to keep coal and nuclear plants open. In addition, retirement of coal generation is planned before this summer; and new solar and wind resources will be added to the grid. The effect this combination will have on the state’s power sector is yielding questions for regulators and market participants. Concerns include how generators will be impacted by low energy prices and what, if anything, regulators will do as well as how interconnection of distributed generation is harmonized with protection against surges and frequency issues.

While concerns related to older plant maintenance increase, the promise of greater reliability associated with more distributed generation, energy storage, and micro-grids make this a timely discussion.

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Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Solar Austin's first Summer Solstice Celebration

We are excited to invite you to Solar Austin’s first annual Summer Solstice Celebration! Please join us to celebrate our precious solar resources and community advocacy for renewable energy on the longest day of the year.

When: Thursday, June 21st, 5:30-8 p.m. 
Where: Zilker Park (2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704
RSVP now to join the celebration.

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Financing Renewable Energy Developments

New Directions: Renewable Energy in a Transforming Environment Webinar Series

Tuesday, June 12, 2018  |  Noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT

Please join Husch Blackwell and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA) for the second webinar in a series of five focused on topics affecting the Texas renewable energy industry.

This installment will address revenue contracts for renewable energy projects, financing types, and structures utilized in the market, as well as the legal and commercial factors bearing on these choices.

Presenters

 

Jessica Adkins, Partner, Bracewell
Joel Laubenstein, Principal, Baker Tilly
Chris Reeder, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Who Should Attend

Renewable developers, solar service providers, public officials, investment bankers, general counsel, private equity companies, environmental entities, 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.

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Jun
5
to Jun 6

Solar Power Texas

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Gain regional insight from industry leaders

Only at Solar Power Texas will you get unrivaled education and insight on the state's solar and renewable energy market. Join us for Texas' premier solar and storage event and access sessions that will investigate topics that include the state of the solar industry post tax and trade, in-depth review of market trends, best practices in resilience, and the development of battery energy storage systems in the state.

This year’s event will convene more than 400 energy professionals from across the region and leverage the expertise of industry leaders to deliver content valuable to business professionals and their growth in the industry. Take a peek at what's going on at Solar Power Texas.

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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

TREIA Luncheon: Puerto Rico Crisis - TREIA Member Response

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Puerto Rico Crisis
TREIA Member Response

In September 2017, hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico, destroying the island's electric grid and leaving 3.4 Million residents in complete darkness. After months of work, restoration efforts are still on going. Utilities and electric companies from main land, including many TRIEA members, provided extensive support in restoring power to distressed fellow Americans on the island. Join us to hear Austin Energy and Younicos present their work in Puerto Rico and discuss the lessons learned for preparing Texas grid to withstand similar disasters.



June 1, 2018 | 12-2 PM
Vinson & Elkins LLP
2801 Via Fortuna, Austin TX 78746
 

PRESENTERS

Austin Energy - Victor Carr
Austin Energy - Alan Shuffield
Younicos - Cody Guidry
CPS Energy - Jose Treviño


SPONSORS

Event space provided by Vinson & Elkins
Lunch provided by Baker Tilly


PARKING

Complimentary parking is available on the surface lot and in the parking garage.  Please do not park in a space that is marked with a reserved sign. Directions

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May
24
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Transaction Overview

Topics and Trends: Renewable Energy Projects in 2018

Transaction Overview
Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. CDT

After a wild end of 2017 and a new tax code, the renewable energy industry adjusts for 2018 and beyond.  Margins continue to narrow, and companies search for efficient, effective ways to cut costs. Our 2018 webinar series will focus on the stages of a transaction to aid participants in conducting internal evaluations and will highlight areas where planning (or lack thereof) tends to drive outside counsel costs. 
 
In this first installment of the series, Husch Blackwell attorneys will walk through the main stages of a development project at a high level. We will also give an up-to-date forecast for the tax equity and PPA markets for 2018 and beyond and discuss changes from 2017. Future installments will discuss acquisitions; EPC, O&M and asset management agreements; and Power Purchase Agreements, among other subjects.  

Topics

  • Transaction structure and players
  • Common pitfalls
  • Site documents
  • Financing
  • Tax equity and PPA forecast
  • Preview of upcoming sessions

Presenters

John C. Crossley, Partner
Cacki Jewart, Partner

Who Should Attend

General counsel, renewable energy executives, developers, in-house counsel, business development managers, financial and business analysts, project investors, public officials and other development consultants and service providers.

Continuing Education Credit

This program is pending approval for California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

Registration

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

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May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Solar Austin Happy Hour: Business Development & Innovations in Solar

We are excited to announce that Ron Van Dell, President of Longbow Innovations, will speak at our May Happy Hour.

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The recent exciting successes of solar and renewable energy technology could not have happened without extensive research and development leading to technological innovations. Mr. Van Dell will explore two recent examples of businesses successfully leading innovations.  SolarBridge Technologies developed an integrated micro-inverter solution, which is now forming the core of SunPower’s Equinox AC Module for residential rooftops.

And ViZn Energy Systems, whose story is still unfolding, is developing superior flow-battery alternatives to Li-Ion for grid-scale energy storage. Each companies’ story reveals start-up cases with hard-won lessons when it comes to technology and business model differentiation and competing against well-established businesses.

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Solar Austin
Happy Hour

Tuesday May 22nd, 5:30-8pm
Scholtz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

RSVP here!

With more than 35 years of experience, Ron Van Dell has an exceptional track record of success and proven leadership skills in early-stage, turn-around, and established businesses. His background covers a broad range of industries in semiconductors and electronics—power, communications, computing, industrial control, electrical distribution, and clean tech.

As President and CEO of ViZn Energy Systems, he transformed the company from a development team to a complete business recognized as a global leader in grid-scale energy storage. As President and CEO of SolarBridge Technologies, now part of Sunpower, Van Dell led the development and launch of a ground-breaking microinverter solution for AC Solar Modules, while raising four rounds of funding.

Before SolarBridge, Van Dell served as President and CEO at Primarion (sold to Infineon), President and CEO at Legerity (spin off of Communication Division of AMD), General Manager for Dell Computer’s Dimension Line of Business ($6B in sales), and VP-GM of the Communication Products Business at Harris Semiconductor (now Intersil Corporation). He also held previous international management positions in the U.S. and in Europe at Groupe Schneider, Square D Company, and General Electric.

We hope you will join us Tuesday, May 22nd for this exciting conversation with a true business and technology trailblazer!

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May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: ERCOT Renewable Energy Market Outlook

New Directions: Renewable Energy in a Transforming Environment Webinar Series

ERCOT Renewable Energy Market Outlook
Friday, May 18, 2018  |  Noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT

Please join Husch Blackwell and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA) for the first webinar in a series of five focused on topics affecting the Texas renewable energy industry.

The first installment will be a discussion about prevailing marketing conditions renewable energy producers are experiencing within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market. Presenters will provide guidance on associated pricing trends, commercial terms and challenges. 

Presenters

Pat Milligan, Sr. Associate, Commercial Energy, ICF
Shalini Ramanathan, Vice President, Origination, Renewable Energy Systems
Chris Reeder, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Who Should Attend

Renewable developers, solar service providers, public officials, investment bankers, general counsel, professionals in utilities, private equity companies, environmental entities, 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.

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May
7
to May 10

WINDPOWER 2018 Powering Forward to Reach New Heights

Wind energy is breaking records in the Midwest! Wind provided 60% of the region’s electric needs earlier this month. American wind is continuing to power forward to reach new heights. WINDPOWER 2018 is the place where wind energy comes together celebrate successes, overcome industry-wide challenges, and plan for the future.

Join these speakers at WINDPOWER 2018 as they share their invaluable expertise and vision. 

Aaron Anderson, Project Manager, Renewables, Burns & McDonnell Engineering
Samer El-Itani, Team Leader Electrical & SCADA, Senvion USA Corp.
Paul Rich, Director, Project Development, US Wind, Inc. 
Melissa Elkinton, Head of Section, Energy Assessment, DNV GL
Ryan Wiser, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
View full speaker lineup >>

There's no better time than now to make new connections with wind energy professionals from all over the world. At WINDPOWER 2018, you'll have the opportunity to preview the newest products & technologies

Register by April 10 to take advantage of the advance rate!

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Midwest Solar Expo
Apr
30
to May 2

Midwest Solar Expo


Join the solar industry Midwest Solar Expo this May 2018

Join us at the 2018 Midwest Solar Expo, the region’s premier solar business and networking event. Mingle with hundreds of solar thought leaders to advance the solar conversation in the Midwest. With plenary & networking sessions, exhibition, hands-on training, happy hour, receptions, startup showcase, innovation theater & more.

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Solar Goes Corporate
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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Copy of Utility Classroom: Dallas - Clean Energy Meets the Electric Utility Industry
Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

Copy of Utility Classroom: Dallas - Clean Energy Meets the Electric Utility Industry


What are your opportunities in the clean energy industry? Take a day to understand where you can make the greatest impact.

Join us for one of Utility Classroom's upcoming Texas workshops to learn what clean, green and renewable energy really mean; how the electric grid functions and how grid operators are handling greater penetrations of renewable energy; why utility regulation models may not encourage change; how solar changed everything; and the challenges and promises of electrifying the transportation industry. Throughout the day we will simplify the overly complex industry jargon and help you gain better insights into the changes, challenges, and opportunities for you in today’s new energy marketplace. Ask questions and have some fun along the way…it's worth a day of your time.

Austin, TX: April 23
https://www.todaysutilityclassroom.com/classes/austin-april-23/

Houston, TX: April 25
https://www.todaysutilityclassroom.com/classes/houston-april-25/

Dallas, TX: April 27
https://www.todaysutilityclassroom.com/classes/dallas-april-27/

TREIA Members register with a code of TREIA75OFF to save $75 on registration. Good until April 12 or while seats last.

Coming Soon! Utility Classroom “On-Line.” Sign up to be notified or go to our home page after April 15 to start registration for live and recorded on-line sessions.

Use Code: TREIA75OFF to save $75 on registration

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Utility Classroom: Houston - Clean Energy Meets the Electric Utility Industry
Apr
25
8:00 AM08:00

Utility Classroom: Houston - Clean Energy Meets the Electric Utility Industry


What are your opportunities in the clean energy industry? Take a day to understand where you can make the greatest impact.

Join us for one of Utility Classroom's upcoming Texas workshops to learn what clean, green and renewable energy really mean; how the electric grid functions and how grid operators are handling greater penetrations of renewable energy; why utility regulation models may not encourage change; how solar changed everything; and the challenges and promises of electrifying the transportation industry. Throughout the day we will simplify the overly complex industry jargon and help you gain better insights into the changes, challenges, and opportunities for you in today’s new energy marketplace. Ask questions and have some fun along the way…it's worth a day of your time.

Austin, TX: April 23
https://www.todaysutilityclassroom.com/classes/austin-april-23/

Houston, TX: April 25
https://www.todaysutilityclassroom.com/classes/houston-april-25/

Dallas, TX: April 27
https://www.todaysutilityclassroom.com/classes/dallas-april-27/

TREIA Members register with a code of TREIA75OFF to save $75 on registration. Good until April 12 or while seats last.

Coming Soon! Utility Classroom “On-Line.” Sign up to be notified or go to our home page after April 15 to start registration for live and recorded on-line sessions.

Use Code: TREIA75OFF to save $75 on registration

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Solar & Storage Finance & Investment Texas
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
23
12:00 PM12:00

2018 Spark Conference Women's Leadership Panel EmPOWERment

This FREE luncheon will provide a platform for an in-depth discussion on how women overcome hurdles typically faced by their gender in male-dominated industries. In coordination with the #WomenInWind campaign, the Innovation Hub has identified 6 women leaders that have proven success in wind, renewable energy, business, and entrepreneurship.

The Panel discussion is designed to leave participants with practical strategies, insights, and guidance on how to position themselves to take full advantage of the opportunities emerging in these industries. All registered participants will receive aFREE conference t-shirt and the book, Liberty and Justice for Her, written by Connie Wharton, an Innovation Hub mentor. Click here for more information on the panelists and other Spark Conference speakers. 

Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location:  TTU Innovation Hub

Register here to attend the luncheon and other conference events.

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Apr
23
8:00 AM08:00

Utility Classroom: Austin - Clean Energy Meets the Electric Utility Industry


What are your opportunities in the clean energy industry? Take a day to understand where you can make the greatest impact.

Join us for one of Utility Classroom's upcoming Texas workshops to learn what clean, green and renewable energy really mean; how the electric grid functions and how grid operators are handling greater penetrations of renewable energy; why utility regulation models may not encourage change; how solar changed everything; and the challenges and promises of electrifying the transportation industry. Throughout the day we will simplify the overly complex industry jargon and help you gain better insights into the changes, challenges, and opportunities for you in today’s new energy marketplace. Ask questions and have some fun along the way…it's worth a day of your time.

Austin, TX: April 23
https://www.todaysutilityclassroom.com/classes/austin-april-23/

Houston, TX: April 25
https://www.todaysutilityclassroom.com/classes/houston-april-25/

Dallas, TX: April 27
https://www.todaysutilityclassroom.com/classes/dallas-april-27/

TREIA Members register with a code of TREIA75OFF to save $75 on registration. Good until April 12 or while seats last.

Coming Soon! Utility Classroom “On-Line.” Sign up to be notified or go to our home page after April 15 to start registration for live and recorded on-line sessions.

Use Code: TREIA75OFF to save $75 on registration

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CxEnergy 2018 Conference & Expo
Apr
23
to Apr 26

CxEnergy 2018 Conference & Expo

The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance is a supporting organization of the fifth annual CxEnergy Conference & Expo, the #1 event in building commissioning, energy management, and building diagnostics. CxEnergy is being held April 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CxEnergy 2018 is an event people on both the service provider and building owner sides of the commissioning, energy management and test & balance industry look to for the latest trends, technologies, and regulatory developments that impact energy efficiency in the buildings and facilities sector.

CxEnergy 2018 is an event people on both the service provider and building owner sides of the commissioning, energy management and test & balance industry look to for the latest trends, technologies, and regulatory developments that impact energy efficiency in the buildings and facilities sector. Click Here to see who has already registered to attend!

CxEnergy 2018 offers pre-conference Commissioning Authority (CxA), Energy Management Professional (EMP), and Test & Balance training & seminars. CxEnergy technical program includes 32 presentations and case studies from industry experts across all building science disciplines. Over 40 companies in the Expo Hall will showcase software, instruments, controls and services for building, facility and M&V managers.

Attendee registration is now open. 

The attendee registration includes access to technical sessions and the Expo Hall, breakfast, lunch, and two receptions. Register at www.CxEnergy.com.

CxEnergy 2018 is presented by the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) and the Energy Management Association (EMA). These organizations collectively represent over 600 companies that have nearly 2,000 personnel in the field carrying one of our energy management, commissioning or test and balance certifications.

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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
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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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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Solar Austin Happy Hour: Austin Local Solar Update
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Solar Austin Happy Hour: Austin Local Solar Update

What is Austin Energy doing locally when it comes to solar? Our city-owned utility has existing goals to reach 110 MW of local solar by 2020 and 200 MW by 2025. Austin Energy has several programs to meet these goals. Recently, Austin Energy made exciting announcements, including the completion of the new 2.5 MW La Loma community solar project, a new low-income solar program powered by La Loma, and the pilot for solar available to multifamily dwellings and affordable housing, called Shared Solar. Significant changes are also being made to the residential solar incentive program.

With the completion of La Loma, Austin Energy has expanded its community solar program to 400 more residential customers. Although there is only room left on the waitlist at the regular rate, the half set aside for the Customer Assistance Program (CAP) participants (low-income customers) is still open. CAP customers can now reduce their bill by signing up for the community solar program. Shared Solar will allow residents in a multifamily dwelling to receive a prorated portion of the value of solar credit from a single installation.

Solar Austin is excited to announce Danielle Murray, Austin Energy’s Solar Program Manager, as our March Happy Hour speaker! She will provide an update on all things local solar at Austin Energy: on the La Loma Community Solar project, the low-income solar program, Shared Solar, the upcoming changes to the residential solar incentive program, and progress toward Austin’s local solar and other renewable energy goals.

Danielle Murray is Austin Energy's Manager of Solar Energy Services, overseeing the utility’s renewable energy offerings and local solar programs. These include the wind-based GreenChoice program, Community Solar program, residential and commercial solar incentive programs, solar inspections, and the Value of Solar rates. Previously, Danielle was the Renewable Program Manager for the City and County of San Francisco, where she led efforts to develop the local solar market, reduce soft costs, and implement innovative financing mechanisms; coordinated wind, wave, and district energy research and development; and served as chair of the Mayor’s Renewable Energy Task Force. Prior to that, she worked for the City of Toronto’s Energy Office, where she designed and implemented the Toronto Neighborhoods Initiative which provided grants and low-interest loans to homeowners to install solar water heating systems and other energy efficiency improvements.

We hope you will join us Tuesday, March 27th for this update on Austin Energy’s solar programs. There's lots of change happening right now, and this will be a great chance to ask your questions.

State Parking Garages can be found next to, behind and across from Scholz Garten. San Jacinto Blvd., 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and Trinity have parking garage entrances.

Although our happy hours are free and open to all, we hope you'll consider donating to Solar Austin. Help us keep solar energy growing in the Austin area. You can purchase a ticket to the happy hour or go to our website, www.solaraustin.org, to donate. You will avoid fees by going to our website. For regular updates on our Happy Hours and more information about Solar Austin, follow us on Twitter @solar_austin and on Facebook at @SolarAustin.

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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
20
6:00 PM18:00

CleanTX Member Night

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Be sure to mark your calendars for
Member Night on Tuesday March 20th at Antone's!

Come relax, have a beer, listen to music, and network with people in the Texas Cleantech Industry. Feel free to extent this invitation to colleagues and friends.
This event is free for all with RSVP, includes free Lonestar Beer and Austin's Pizza!

More information at:

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EarthX E-Capital Investment Forum
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

EarthX E-Capital Investment Forum

APPLY TODAY!
REGISTER BY MARCH 30, 2018


EarthX is proud to present E-Capital, the conference and exposition for mission-driven investment in early to growth-stage clean technology. Companies realized $10MM+ in dealflow as a result of participating in last year’s EarthX E-Capital Summit.

Participating companies will engage with family offices, foundations and high net worth individuals in a networking setting on the evening of Thursday, April 19, and with VCs, angels and corporates during Office Hours facilitated by the Austin Technology Incubator on Friday, April 20.

Registration includes exhibition space in the EarthX Innovation Expo, 4/20-22 at Dallas Fair Park. Companies will also network with corporates and high-level stakeholders at EarthX VIP events. 150,000+ visitors expected.

Special call out for women-led cleantech companies. We are instituting a requirement that at least 20% of the companies participating in EarthX’s E-Capital Summit to have female leadership. Referrals are greatly appreciated!

Registration is currently open, but spots are very limited. Women-led companies and companies supported by members of the Incubatenergy Network and Cleantech Open alumni will receive a 25% DISCOUNT.

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Feb
28
to Mar 1

Meet the Speakers of Distributed Wind 2018!

  • JW Marriott Washington,DC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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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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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
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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