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GCPA Issues & Solutions: Siting of Power Facilities near Military Bases: DeAnn Walker, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Greg Abbott

  • LCRA Redbud Center 3601 Lake Austin Boulevard Austin, TX, 78703 United States (map)

The Department of Defense approached the Governor’s office with concerns related to siting generation and transmission facilities near military bases. The Governor’s office has worked with military officials as well as market participants at ERCOT to develop modifications to the generation interconnection process to provide advanced notice of development of projects to the military. The presentation will provide information about the concerns, the process, and the potential solutions for the military.

Our speaker DeAnn Walker is a Senior Policy Advisor in the office of Governor Abbott.  Before joining the Governor’s staff, DeAnn was an Associate General Counsel at CenterPoint Energy. Her practice focused on regulatory issues for the electric company, and included responsibilities at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Prior to joining CenterPoint Energy, DeAnn worked for the Public Utility Commission of Texas from August 1988 to February 1997 - first as an Assistant General Counsel and later as an Administrative Law Judge. DeAnn received her law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1987, and she received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University in 1981.

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