By - Jon Brown

Texas Energy Online
May 11-12, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

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Overview

Texas is a clean energy powerhouse with a reputation for providing business-friendly prices. Renewable energy surpassed coal, there is more wind generation in Texas than any other state, and industry leaders foresee a solar boom on the horizon. Furthermore, state representatives are poised to deliver new legislations and implementation plans to enable the integration of emerging technologies such energy storage and electric vehicles

Plans and priorities are likely to change after the historic winter storm of 2021, spearheaded by a devastating polar vortex which resulted in mass power outages throughout Texas. Grid reliability and resiliency are at the forefront of discussions once again, and with concerns at an all-time high, how will state authorities and regulators respond? What innovative solutions does the industry have to combat future climate threats and minimize disruptions?  

Attend EUCI’s Texas Energy Online to get the latest information from the Public Utility Commission of Texas, ERCOT, Oncor, Just Energy, Shell, Orsted, Port Houston, and many other stakeholders in the Texas energy market.

Learning Outcomes

EUCI’s Texas Energy Online will provide attendees the opportunity to:

  • Get the latest on the implementation of new legislations & new regulations
  • Hear executive discussions on pathways to net-zero
  • Evaluate the potential solar boom and renewable energy development opportunities
  • Gauge opportunities in the ancillary services market and what’s being invested in
  • Gain valuable insight into renewable energy project finance
  • Review distributed energy programs and initiatives
  • Establish best practices for interconnection, sitting & permitting
  • Assess the impacts of electric vehicle integration and emerging technologies
  • Listen to perspectives from commercial and industrial (C&I) energy users

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Panel discussions and PowerPoint presentations will be used in the program

Who Should Attend

  • Generation Asset Owners & Renewable Energy Developers
  • Electric Retailers
  • Investor-Owned Utilities
  • Municipal Utilities & Cooperatives
  • Financiers & Project Finance Attorneys
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPCs) Service Providers
  • Consultants & Energy Management Solutions Providers
  • Commercial & Industrial Energy Users

Agenda

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 : Central Time

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Conference Timing

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log-In & Opening Remarks


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Keynote Address: Status & Update from the PUC

DeAnn T. Walker, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas


9:45 – 10:45 a.m. :: Policy & Regulatory Landscape

  • Long-term system adequacy and the Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report
  • Pandemic lessons learned
  • Rules and regulations for a green economy
    • Emissions reductions
    • Retail policies for renewables and energy storage
    • Wholesale policies & utility’s perspective
    • Climate resiliency programs
  • 20-year review of SB7 and the state of the competitive market

Bill Barnes, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, NRG

Eric Blakey, Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, Just Energy

Mike Grable, Vice President, Regulatory Strategy and Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, Oncor Electric Delivery Co LLC


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Transmission to Enable Pathways to Net-Zero

  • Is CREZ 2.0 needed for resource adequacy?
  • Preparing for the solar boom
  • Solutions for congestion and congestion management plans
  • Generation development VS load location
  • Sitting & permitting & interconnection processes
  • Balancing transmission costs, cost-benefit ratio, and cost appropriation

Jolly Hayden, Managing Director, GDS Associates, Inc.

Keith Sparks, Director of Development, Clean Line Energy Partners

Resmi Surendran, Senior Director, Regulatory Policy, Shell Energy North America

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break


1:15 – 2:30 p.m. :: Wind, Solar, and Energy Storage Integration in Texas

  • Reliability, new generation mix, new load profiles
  • Challenges from 80% RE to 100% RE
  • Drivers for solar boom
  • Wind repowering and development updates
  • Drivers for storage and why Texas is a top market
  • Consolidation and M&A activity
  • Brownfield development opportunities

Jolly Hayden, Managing Director, GDS Associates, Inc.

Francis O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President for Strategy, Orsted Onshore North America


2:30 – 3:45 p.m. :: Financing Renewables

  • Creating the right incentives
  • Cost of solar, rate-base & models
  • Impacts of PTC & ITC extension
  • Price signals and solutions for price volatility

Ty Bowman, Vice President, Prudential Private Capital

Esaúl Ramírez, Associate Director of Infrastructure Financing and Financial Services, North American Development Bank


3:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Ancillary Services Market

  • System requirements and what’s being invested in
  • Identifying the right ancillary services for what’s being integrated into the grid
  • Voltage support and frequency regulation
  • DC lines and other tech solutions
  • Storage ancillary applications

Jolly Hayden, Managing Director, GDS Associates, Inc.

Resmi Surendran, Senior Director, Regulatory Policy, Shell Energy North America

Senior Representative, ERCOT


Wednesday, May 12, 2021 : Central Time

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Conference Timing

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log-In & Opening Remarks


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Keynote Address: Distributed Energy Programs & Initiatives in Texas

  • Grid modernization initiatives
  • Demand response programs
    • Quantifying the value streams that DERs Offer
    • Distributed energy resources (DERs) and operational reliability requirements

Kenan Ogelman, Vice President of Commercial Operations, ERCOT


9:45 – 10:30 a.m. :: Pairing BESS (Battery Energy Storage Systems) with Digital Infrastructure

  • Energy storage integration best practices and lessons learned
  • Focusing on reliability, how much storage is needed
  • Big data analytics to forecast peak demand and peak pricing
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to operate DERs
  • Distributed grid optimization for long-term economic savings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Edward M. Campana, Managing Partner, Prospect Hill Capital LLC

John Peavy, Vice President Finance, Radiant 7

Daniel J Ortiz, Vice President, Technical Services, Arroyo Energy Investors


10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Role of Coops & Muni’s

  • Microgrids for large load centers
  • Future of mobility
    • EV penetration & integration of charging stations
    • Green fleets
    • Rules and regulations for selling power through charging stations
    • Credit scoring for energy providers

Todd Kimbrough, Partner, Holland & Knight


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Energy Consumer Perspectives & Initiatives

  • Commercial & industrial (C&I) energy users supporting regional policies
  • ESG (environmental, social, governance) driving energy initiatives
  • Projects for emissions reductions, carbon neutrality, and green fleets
  • Energy efficiency & green buildings
  • Procuring renewables
  • Supporting disadvantaged communities & energy equity initiatives

Lindsey Bruner, Vice President, Project Development, CyrusOne

Trae Camble, Director of Environmental Affairs, Port Houston

Dana Harmon, Executive Director, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute

Speakers

Bill Barnes, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, NRG


Eric Blakey, Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, Just Energy


Ty Bowman, Vice President, Prudential Private Capital


Lindsey Bruner, Vice President, Project Development, CyrusOne


Trae Camble, Director of Environmental Affairs, Port Houston


Edward M. Campana, Managing Partner, Prospect Hill Capital LLC


Mike Grable, Vice President, Regulatory Strategy and Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, Oncor Electric Delivery Co LLC


Dana Harmon, Executive Director, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute


Jolly Hayden, Managing Director, GDS Associates, Inc.


Todd Kimbrough, Partner, Holland & Knight


Kenan Ogelman, Vice President of Commercial Operations, ERCOT


Daniel J Ortiz, Vice President, Technical Services, Arroyo Energy Investors


Francis O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President for Strategy, Orsted Onshore North America


John Peavy, Vice President Finance, Radiant 7


Esaúl Ramírez, Associate Director of Infrastructure Financing and Financial Services, North American Development Bank


Keith Sparks, Director of Development, Clean Line Energy Partners


Resmi Surendran, Senior Director, Regulatory Policy, Shell Energy North America


DeAnn T. Walker, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas


Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

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