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GridNEXT 2018 Conference


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Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center

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!

2018 Program Highlights

  • DON'T MISS SUNDAY FUNDAY  Pre-Conference Activities featuring Spa DayInaugural Golf Outing and Opening Reception at the Rentsch Brewery. Join us for a Sunday Funday — Get pre-registered, checked in to the hotel, enjoy a relaxing day at the Spa or Golfing, then meet fellow conference attendees over a beer at Georgetown’s family–owned craft brewery, powered by renewable energy.

  • MEET THE TREIA BOARD BREAKFAST  Join the TREIA Board for networking and learn more about our Strategic Plan and goals for renewable growth in Texas.

  • COMMUNITIES: SOCIAL PERMITTING FOR RENEWABLE DEVELOPMENT  How do you get the public’s buy-in for your project? Attend this panel session to learn strategies for success.

  • COMMUNITIES: THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE FUTURE & HOW TO REPLICATE A panel session highlighting the renewable-centric Whisper Valley.

  • DON'T MISS TEXAS POWER MARKET WORKSHOP  Monday, 8:30a-12:00p, Industry expert and GridNEXT veteran Peter Kelly-Detwiler highlights the rapid pace of technological change and the relevant impacts to the electric-power industry.

  • SUSTAINABILITY How Texas Municipalities are Making Renewables work with representatives from Georgetown Utility Systems and Austin Energy.

  • SUSTAINABILITY  Mapping out the Journey to 50% Renewables by 2030.

  • RESILIENCE: Planning for a Resilient System and Recoverability.

  • RESILIENCE: Regulatory Challenges and Solutions for the Use of Storage in Texas.

  •  COMMUNITIES: THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE FUTURE & HOW TO REPLICATE A panel session highlighting the renewable-centric Whisper Valley.

  • COMMUNITIES: SOCIAL PERMITTING FOR RENEWABLE DEVELOPMENT  How do you get the public’s buy-in for your project? Attend this panel session to learn strategies for success.