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Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA)

"Working to promote and advance the renewable energy industry in Texas."

LEARN, CONNECT, and INNOVATE at TREIA’s Annual Conference

What is GridNEXT?

GridNEXT is the only power industry conference in Texas that focuses specifically on ways new renewable technologies are transforming the energy landscape and electricity grid itself.

What’s So Special About Texas?

  • Texas is first in the nation (and 6th in the world) in renewable energy production. When the development of wind and solar technologies reached a tipping point and ignited the deployment of new technological mechanisms on the power grid, this marked the start of the biggest transformation in the history of the electric industry.  From the battery storage and distributed solar to the rise of electric vehicles and increased cyber-security concerns – come learn, connect, and innovate with your peers about the latest energy trends and developments.
  • The Texas Electricity Grid (ERCOT) is the only self-contained electric power grid in the U.S. that serves a single state, allowing Texas energy companies to generate, transmit, and distribute power to different areas of the State without having to negotiate terms with national electrical grid producers. This key factor continues to create fertile ground for the growth of new renewable technologies and entrepreneurship.

Why Georgetown?

In 2015, the deeply conservative city of Georgetown took what was thought to be a big risk: city leaders committed to meeting 100% of their power needs through renewable energy by 2017. They are now one of the first cities in the nation - and the first in Texas - to achieve this goal, becoming a model for others across the country. “it's just good business,” says Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross. 

Conference Highlights:

  • Former Vice President Al Gore will be our special keynote speaker on the opening day of GridNEXT. An established global leader on energy and environmental issues, he is a world-renowned advocate for the environmental and economic benefits of renewable energy technologies. Gore’s new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel” features his recent visit to Georgetown, Texas, to talk with city leaders about their successes after converting to 100% renewable energy.
  • Cleantech Open Pitch Competition: Some of the brightest entrepreneurs in Texas give their best shot in pitching a panel of judges with new ideas for clean energy solutions.
  • Building the Roadmap to Smarter Grid - Texas utility leaders provide an update on their utilities’ smart initiatives and place their efforts on the roadmap leading to their vision of the smart grid. 
  • Electrical Vehicles (EVs) and the Grid: Driving Electrified Transportation in Texas.
  • Emerging Cyber-physical Security Challenges and the Microgrid
  • Cities in the Drivers’ Seat – Leading Transformation to a Cleaner Grid – Texas Mayors discuss ways their cities are keeping their commitments to enact green energy policies.


Supporting Organization Discount Code 10% off: SOGRID17

Who Should Attend?

  • Technology Providers/Developers

  • Utilities

  • Energy Consumers/Prosumers

  • Developers/Integrators

  • Regulators

  • Policymakers

  • Energy Consultants

  • Academic Leaders


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Gore Tweet:

  • Former VP @AlGore to keynote #GridNEXT 2017 #RenewableTech Conference Oct 23-24 in @georgetowntx  #Renewables

Full Agenda Tweet: 

  • #GridNEXT 2017 Full Schedule is Now Live!

Hotel Tweet: 

  • #GridNEXT #RenewableTech Conference at Sheraton @GeorgetownTx Oct 23-24. Learn, Connect & Innovate. Discount hotel block ends Sept 22 #renewables

About TREIA:

The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance is a nonprofit organization working to promote and advance the renewable energy industry in Texas.  TREIA is a network of project developers, corporations, financial institutions, end users, utilities, manufacturers, service providers, academia, and government leaders working to scale renewable energy, grow the local economy, and create jobs.  Our industry stakeholders are involved in solar, wind, biomass, biofuel, energy efficiency, geothermal, hydro, ocean, and energy storage.

Supporting Organization Contacts:

Raina Hornaday, TREIA Board Member, (512) 971-8825,

Stacey Abel, TREIA Communications Director, (512) 587-6639,

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