Texas Legislative Preview

New Directions: Renewable Energy in a Transforming Environment

Texas Legislative Preview

March 21, 2017



Eric Padilla,
Sr. Manager Public Policy, Government Affairs,
Vistra Energy


In his role at Vistra Energy (formerly Energy Future Holdings), Mr. Padilla is responsible for all aspects of the company’s state and federal policy efforts. He has participated in five Texas Legislative Sessions, where he has helped develop the company’s position on legislation, including support for: rooftop solar, wind power development, and energy efficiency, among others. Mr. Padilla also supported Energy Future Holding’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board.


Chris Reeder, Partner,
Husch Blackwell


Chris has been practicing for 23 years concentrating in the area of administrative law with an emphasis in matters pertaining to energy and natural resources. He has represented participants in numerous areas of the utilities industry, including competitive retail providers, independent power producers, power marketers, investor-owned and public power utilities, and customers.