"Green” Georgetown, Texas to Host
May 16, 2016
Georgetown, the first Texas city aiming to meet 100% of its power needs with renewable energy by 2017, will host GridNEXT on November 9-11, 2016, announced Melissa Miller, president of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA). GridNEXT is TREIA’s annual conference, and focuses on grid modernization and optimization facilitating the increased application of renewable energy technologies.
"The City of Georgetown is honored that GridNEXT 2016 has chosen our city for their great event. We look forward to sharing with the attendees those items that make Georgetown the special place we call home. Attendees can experience the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, our incredible park system and rivers, and a variety of unique shops and restaurants. We look forward to sharing our city with all of the attendees and we are excited that this conference will be held in Georgetown," exclaimed Mayor Dale Ross of Georgetown, Texas.
This year’s event will merge with the Energy Resource Management Conference previously hosted by Group NIRE, a renewable energy development company focused on grid modernization. The merger of the two conferences is intended to enhance technical content, showcase leading innovations, and facilitate networking opportunities.
“Group NIRE’s Energy Resource Management Conference brings together companies, universities and other organizations at the forefront of grid modernization,” said Mark Harral, Group NIRE CEO. “Combining our conference with GridNEXT will provide the very best networking, learning and partnering opportunities.”
TREIA has taken the success of its recent conferences to a new level by creating the GridNEXT initiative. GridNEXT is producing a series of webinars and events leading to the conference through its new partnership with Group NIRE, coupled with collaboration from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Texas Tech University.
The GridNEXT 2016 conference will be held at the LEED certified Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center.