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Speakers

The smartest, most interesting people we want to learn from.

 
Peter Kelly-Detwiler    GridNEXT Emcee & TREIA Storyteller in Residence

Peter Kelly-Detwiler
GridNEXT Emcee & TREIA Storyteller in Residence

 
Melissa Miller    Avangrid  Regional Manager – Central US Renewable Development

Melissa Miller
Avangrid
Regional Manager – Central US Renewable Development

Dean Tuel      Aggreko    Global Vice President Sales - Microgrids and Storage Solutions

Dean Tuel
Aggreko
Global Vice President Sales - Microgrids and Storage Solutions

Cyrus Reed   Lone Star Chapter | Sierra Club  Interim Director & Conservation Director

Cyrus Reed
Lone Star Chapter | Sierra Club
Interim Director & Conservation Director

Shanna Ramirez   CPS Energy  Interim Vice President & Chief Integrated Security Officer

Shanna Ramirez
CPS Energy
Interim Vice President & Chief Integrated Security Officer

Michael Allgeier    ERCOT  Critical Infrastructure Security Director

Michael Allgeier
ERCOT
Critical Infrastructure Security Director

Chris Crichton      SunPower  Manager & Data and Security Operations

Chris Crichton
SunPower
Manager & Data and Security Operations

Wayne Callender    CPS Energy  Zero Emissions Resource Manager

Wayne Callender
CPS Energy
Zero Emissions Resource Manager

Chris Tran    SunPower  Info Security Analyst

Chris Tran
SunPower
Info Security Analyst

John Umphress    Austin Energy Green Building  Green Building and Sustainability Consultant

John Umphress
Austin Energy Green Building
Green Building and Sustainability Consultant

Douglas Melnick  City of San Antonio Sustainability Office

Douglas Melnick
City of San Antonio Sustainability Office

Andrés Rangel      North American Development Bank    Senior Project Closing Specialist

Andrés Rangel
North American Development Bank
Senior Project Closing Specialist

 
 

 

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GridNEXT 2019 Agenda

Wednesday, June 26
at Charles Court next to Zinc Bistro & Bar

2:00-5:00p Industry Briefing with Peter Kelly-Detwiler

5:00-6:30p Opening Conference Reception

Thursday, June 27
at International Center

7:30-12:00p Conference Open: Registration

8:00a Breakfast with TREIA Board Members and Industry Leaders

8:30a Welcome & Executive Summary of Renewable Energy Industry Briefing from Peter Kelly-Detwiler

9:00a The Changing Technology and Landscape: Emerging Assets & Data

Speakers:

  • Asset Planning with Big DataHala Ballouz, President, Electric Power Engineers

  • Resilience and MicrogridsKen Donohoo, Director, Electric Power Engineers

  • Distributed GenerationChris Crichton, Manager, Data and Security Operations, SunPower

10:00a Cyber Security: Why We Must Secure the Grid

Speakers:

11:00a How Renewable Energy & Smart Technology Make the Grid more Secure and Reliable

Speakers:

  • Dean Tuel, Global Vice President Sales - Microgrids and Storage Solutions, Aggreko

  • Wayne Callender, Zero Emissions Resource Manager, CPS Energy

  • Judy McElroy, Fractal Energy Storage Consultants, CEO

  • Andrés Rangel, Senior Project Closing Specialist, North American Development Bank

12:00p Keynote Luncheon by Paula Gold-Williams, CEO, CPS Energy: The Future of Smart Cities

1:00p Local Standards | Local Regulations: A Discussion of Green Building Requirements

Speakers:

  • Cyrus Reed, Interim Director & Conservation Director, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club

  • John Umphress, Austin Energy Green Building, Green Building and Sustainability Consultant

  • Douglas Melnick, City of San Antonio Sustainability Office

2:00p Defense & Grid Security

Speakers:

  • Melissa Miller, Central U.S. Regional Development Manager, Avangrid Renewables

  • Shanna Ramirez, Interim Vice President & Chief Integrated Security Officer, CPS Energy

  • Christian DeLaRosa, P.E., Deputy Base Civil Engineer, Joint Base San Antonio

3:00p 86th Texas Legislature Regular Session Recap

Speakers:

4:00p Wrap up/Lessons from the Day with Peter Kelly-Detwiler

5:00p Adjourn

 
 
 
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