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TREIA Member Response on
Puerto Rico Crisis

How our members are helping in this critical time

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Texan Volunteers in Puerto Rico

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.

Puerto Rico Crisis - TREIA Member Response Luncheon
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Date & Place

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


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


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


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


Speaker Bios


Victor T. Carr Jr serves as Austin Energy’s IT Operations Division Manager overseeing infrastructure and communications technologies. In this operations and leadership role, Victor looks for ways to leverage technology to enhance productivity and create efficiencies to support daily operations. Victor has 14 years of experience with Austin Energy, previous experience with Dell and Compaq, and has also worked for two universities. 

Victor has supported several innovative and collaborative projects, including his work developing vehicle to grid technologies and vehicle communications during the pioneering phases of vehicle electrification, and enterprise telephony transitions with Austin Energy, Huston-Tillotson University, and Morris Brown College. His latest endeavor was the technical support for the island of Puerto Rico during power restoration efforts.

Victor is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Cisco Certified Academy Instructor. In his spare time he enjoys being a little league football coach, community mental health advocate, and father of four, and was recently awarded the “Man of the Year” honor at First Baptist Church, NBC.


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Cody Guidry is currently serving as Business Development Manager for Younicos. The company is a pioneer in energy storage solutions with over 220MWs deployed in 40 projects worldwide, they were acquired by Aggreko in late 2017.

In his role, Cody is responsible for developing business in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean for Younicos. He has spent most of the past 8 years in the energy storage industry dating back to Xtreme Power in 2010. Cody came to the commercial team in 2018 after spending his prior years in the engineering and operations groups for the company.

In his previous role Cody served as Head of Operations Engineering, which includes Systems Assembly and Integration, Industrial Engineering, EPC development, and Facilities Management. In total, he has managed or played a key role in the deployment of over 70MW of energy storage globally.

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