Texas Energy Online

Texas Energy

September 14-15, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

“Texas Power Summit covered broad topics and was excellent to stay on top of various challenges in the ERCOT/Texas region.” Lead Operations Planning Engineer, ERCOT

“This offered a unique setting in that it provided for intimate conversations with industry experts in a more casual setting than typical conferences.” Director of Electric Services, New Braunfels Utilities

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 evolving 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 ERCOT, Oncor, NRG, Shell, Austin Energy, Port Houston, and many other stakeholders in the Texas energy market.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Hear about new plans and priorities post 2021 winter storms
  • Get the latest information on new legislations & new regulations
  • Evaluate the potential solar boom and other 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, siting & permitting
  • Assess the impacts of electric vehicle integration and emerging technologies
  • Listen to perspectives from commercial and industrial (C&I) energy users

 

Agenda

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

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

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Keynote Address from the Public Utility Commission of Texas

Will McAdams, Commissioner, Public Utility Commission of Texas

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

  • Uri lessons learned
  • SB 2: Change in ERCOT governance
  • Senate Bill 3: Weatherization of facilities and securing the gas-electric supply
  • Senate Bill 3: Managing rotating outages and critical load
  • Senate Bill 3: What market redesign ideas will take root as the PUC and ERCOT implement the market-redesign provisions of this bill?
  • HB4492/ SB1580 – Securitization: A huge amount of default and short-pay obligations exist following February’s events; what is the latest on how ERCOT and the PUC are handling them?

Moderator:

Caitlin Smith, Vice President, AB Power Advisors

Panelists:

Jason Cox, Director of Regulatory Affairs, EDF Energy North America

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

Resmi Surendran, Vice President, Regulatory Policy, Shell Energy North America

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Transmission Solutions for Grid Security 

  • Should Texas increase ties to the national grid?
  • What is transmission’s role in ensuring reliability?
  • Integrating DERs
  • Preparing for the solar boom
  • Generation development VS load location
  • 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

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

Moderator:

Caitlin Smith, Vice President, AB Power Advisors

Panelists:

Jason Cox, Director of Regulatory Affairs, EDF Energy North America

Witt Duncan, Director of Corporate Development, Black Mountain Energy Storage

Brett Rollow, VP, Transmission, Onshore, Ørsted

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

Moderator:

Matthew Berend, Managing Partner, AB Power Advisors

Panelists:

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.

Steve Reedy, Chief Executive Officer, CIM View Software/CIM View Consulting

Resmi Surendran, Vice President, Regulatory Policy, Shell Energy North America

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 : Central Time

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

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

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 – 10:05 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

10:05 – 10:25 a.m. :: Data Driven Resiliency for Power Grid

Monika Murugesan, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Sentient Energy

10:25 – 10:30 am :: Morning Break

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

  • The Future of Providing Electric Service in Rural Texas
    • Changing types of load centers and microgrids
    • The evolving role of EV, DG, and storage
    • Physical resiliency challenges in low density/hard to serve regions

Todd Kimbrough, Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP

  • Lessons learned from EV grid modernization projects
    • Austin SHINES
    • V2G pilot project
    • EV360 off peak program
    • EV DR pilot

Karl Popham, Manager, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies, Austin Energy

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

Moderator:

Matt Hobson, Principal, Energy Edge Consulting

Panelists:

Trae Camble, Director of Environmental Affairs, Port Houston

Dana Harmon, Executive Director, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute

Todd Masters, Director of Power & Energy, CyrusOne

Speakers

Matthew Berend, Managing Partner, AB Power Advisors



Ty Bowman, Vice President, Prudential Private Capital



Trae Camble, Director of Environmental Affairs, Port Houston



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



Jason Cox, Director of Regulatory Affairs, EDF Energy North America


Witt Duncan, Director of Corporate Development, Black Mountain Energy Storage



 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.


 
Matt Hobson, Principal, Energy Edge Consulting


 
 Todd Kimbrough, Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP


 
 Todd Masters, Director of Power & Energy, CyrusOne



 Will McAdams, Commissioner, Public Utility Commission of Texas



Monika Murugesan, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Sentient Energy


 
Kenan Ogelman, Vice President of Commercial Operations, ERCOT


 
Karl Popham, Manager, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies, Austin Energy


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


 
Steve Reedy, Chief Executive Officer, CIM View Software/CIM View Consulting


 
Brett Rollow, VP, Transmission, Onshore, Ørsted


 
Caitlin Smith, Vice President, AB Power Advisors


 
Keith Sparks, Director of Development, Clean Line Energy Partners

 
Resmi Surendran, Vice President, Regulatory Policy, Shell Energy North America

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.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

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Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

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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