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A Who’s Who of Key Players Address Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in ERCOT!

Challenging times lie ahead for ERCOT. Low gas prices, declining electricity and the entry of tens of gigawatts of renewables have led to unprecedented low power prices. Economics are driving gigawatts of coal and older gas-fired units to consider shutdown, raising fears about resource adequacy by 2019. While PTC and ITC extensions will drive as much as 16 GW of new wind and solar projects, transmission congestion and emerging community pushback complicate development, and the addition of more renewables is increasing concerns regarding balancing services.

Facing unprecedented market dysfunction, ERCOT, regulators and stakeholders are reexamining market performance and exploring alternative ways to avoid grid instability and potential disruptions. Resource adequacy dockets are being reopened, Run-Must-Run (RMR) and other outside the market solutions contemplated, and the recommendations of an ancillary services market study may be implemented in the near future. How will these initiatives impact market participants? Will natural gas prices rise enough to obviate merchant risk? What will the impacts be on project developers, owners, power traders, energy retailers and end-users?

ERCOT Market Summit 2017, February 28 – March 1, will examine the changing market rules and drivers, and bring policy-makers together with utility, solar, wind, IPP and other executives to explore the potential solutions and opportunities. They will examine the potential impacts of gas prices not only on power prices but demand, how the delivery of new wind and solar power will change market dynamics, and how revamping ancillary service market rules might open opportunities for storage and DR.

Be sure to attend our Pre-Summit Briefing: ERCOT Market Dynamics and Management Strategies, February 27, to explore future energy pricing, and its impacts on retail marketing and risk management strategies.

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Here's a Sampling of Participating Organizations

  • ACES
  • AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER
  • APEX CLEAN ENERGY
  • AUSTIN ENERGY
  • BANDERA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
  • BANK OF AMERICA
  • CALPINE
  • CENTERPOINT ENERGY
  • CITIBANK
  • CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS
  • COMPETITIVE POWER VENTURES
  • COMVERGE
  • CPS ENERGY
  • CYPRESS CREEK RENEWABLES
  • DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
  • DENTON MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC
  • DIRECT ENERGY
  • DUKE-AMERICAN TRANSMISSION CO.
  • DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES
  • E.ON
  • ECCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • EDF ENERGY SERVICES
  • ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION TEXAS
  • ENERGY FUTURE HOLDINGS
  • ENGIE RESOURCES
  • ERCOT
  • ETC ENDURE ENERGY
  • FIRST SOLAR
  • GARLAND POWER & LIGHT
  • GDF SUEZ ENERGY RESOURCES NA
  • GE FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • GE POWER
  • GOLDEN SPREAD ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
  • HUNT POWER
  • IBERDROLA
  • IDEAL POWER INC.
  • INDECK ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
  • JEFFERIES LLC
  • KLICKITAT COUNTY PUD
  • LINCOLN CLEAN ENERGY, LLC
  • LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY
  • LYONDELLBASELL
  • MAS FIELD SERVICES, LLC
  • MDA INFORMATION SYSTEMS LLC
  • MISO
  • MP2 ENERGY
  • NARROW GATE ENERGY, LLC
  • NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES, LLC
  • NORD/LB
  • NRG ENERGY
  • OCISOLAR POWER
  • OFS CAPITAL
  • ONCOR
  • PANDA POWER FUNDS
  • PATTERN DEVELOPMENT
  • PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • PPL ENERGY SUPPLY
  • PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS
  • RECURRENT ENERGY
  • RES AMERICAS
  • SEMPRA
  • SENER
  • SOLARCITY
  • SOLARRESERVE
  • STRATUS ENERGY GROUP
  • SUMMIT POWER GROUP
  • TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  • TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN — WEBBER ENERGY GROUP

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Downtown/Convention Center

300 E 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Austin, TX 78701
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Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
211 E 3rd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-4440
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Hampton Inn & Suites Austin Downtown/Convention Center
200 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-1500
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Registration

Tuition STANDARD
Early Bird
(Before 1/13/17)
Regular
(After 1/13/17)
On Site
ERCOT Market Dynamics and Management Strategies Pre-Summit Briefing
February 27, 2017
$695
$895
$995
ERCOT Market Main Summit
February 28 – March 1, 2017
$1,395
$1,695
$1,795
Tuition GOVERNMENT*
Early Bird
(Before 1/13/17)
Regular
(After 1/13/17)
On Site
ERCOT Market Dynamics and Management Strategies Pre-Summit Briefing
February 27, 2017
$395
$495
$595
ERCOT Market Main Summit
February 28 – March 1, 2017
$895
$1,095
$1,195

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BANDERA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE

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TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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GE ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES

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PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS

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RES IN THE AMERICAS

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AUSTIN ENERGY

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SENER

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DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES

Ascend Analytics

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Ascend Analytics is a leading analytics software and consulting provider for the energy industry with 30+ employees and 3 of the top 5 US utilities as customers and over a decade of organic growth. Ascend provides innovative solutions focused on decision analysis for resource planning and asset valuation, asset operations, portfolio management, and risk analytics. Ascend provides the analytic tools to bridge the physical models of energy generation with the competitive dynamics of today’s power markets. The resulting software solutions and consulting provide the energy industry with the actionable intelligence to manage energy supply portfolios from the next hour, to intermediate term hedging, to long-term resource planning. Ascend uniquely captures physical and financial risk and translates this into operating opportunities for energy companies to realize market opportunities. For energy storage, Ascend captures the hidden value of flexibility and translates this into economic value for operations and planning.

Fractal Business Analytics LLC

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Fractal Business Analytics is a specialized energy storage consulting practice that was established in 2013. Fractal focuses on the technical and business needs of electric utilities in areas related to energy storage deployment, renewable integration and hybrid power generation systems. Our goals are to help you increase revenue, avoid costs and improve operations through energy storage deployment. Fractal has extensive energy storage experience in system design, development, implementation and operation. Fractal can effectively plan and manage the complete life cycle of your system, from definition to deployment to post-implementation optimization. We have helped clients evaluate over 250 MW of energy storage and have operational experience with 77 MW of battery storage. We leverage this real-world experience to provide you with effective consultation and management services during every stage of your energy storage project.

Fractal’s services include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • System Sizing
  • Financial Modeling
  • Ownership / Investment Structure
  • Use Case Design
  • Procurement Management
  • Control Code Optimization
  • Risk / Regulatory Assessment

OneEnergy Renewables

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OneEnergy Renewables, founded in 2009, is a privately held company actively developing a significant pipeline of utility scale solar projects nationwide. Pioneers of the offsite solar project model, we specialize in pre-construction development of ground mounted solar PV projects. Our experienced team of renewable energy professionals pair de-risked projects with advanced energy procurement and financial solutions to deliver construction-ready and operational solar assets. As a certified B-Corp, OneEnergy enthusiastically embraces and meets rigorous standards of business, social, and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. It’s how we do business, plain and simple.

MDA Weather Services

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MDA Weather Services is the global leader for weather risk and commodity weather support. The company provides special reports on key market-moving concerns, serves as the industry’s leading archive of cleaned global historical weather information, maintains high levels of communication, and offers 24/7/365 consultation with its worldwide client base. MDA’s products support client decision making processes throughout the majority of the weather risk, energy, and agricultural markets.  MDA Weather Services is a business area within MDA Information Systems LLC.

Apex Clean Energy

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Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company focused on building utility-scale generation facilities. Apex is constructing one of the nation’s largest, most diversified portfolios of renewable energy resources, capable of producing more than 12,000 MW of clean energy. This year, Apex is bringing five new U.S. wind energy facilities online, comprising 1,161 MW of capacity. Apex will provide asset management services on four of these facilities.

Baywa R.E.

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BayWa r.e. Solar Projects, a subsidiary of BayWa AG, is based in California and provides turnkey project development, design and construction, operation and maintenance, and project finance. With over three decades of experience and 400 MW of operating solar assets and 1.4 GW in technical management worldwide, our cross-functional team combines local expertise with global experience to deliver innovative photovoltaic solutions precisely planned and constructed with best-in-class financing to maximize your return on investment.

With a strong financial parent, BayWa r.e. Solar Projects is able to structure and finance project on an individual basis ensuring a high-quality solar investment. Whether you are an investor seeking higher returns, or a business organization turning to solar electricity to lower costs and reap the benefits of tax credits, we understand how to manage, maintain and maximize project operations making us the partner of choice.

BayWa r.e. Solar Projects is actively seeking to develop and acquire offsite solar projects throughout North America.

Sempra Renewables

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Sempra Renewables is a leading developer of clean energy solutions in markets throughout the U.S. Together with its affiliates and joint-venture partners, Sempra Renewables owns and operates nearly 2,400 megawatts of renewable generating capacity fueled by the sun and wind, generating power for nearly 600,000 homes and businesses. Its more than $3 billion investment in clean energy has created about 4,000 jobs, while providing an economic boost to communities and landowners in 11 states.

As a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 company with 2015 revenues of approximately $10 billion and 32 million customers worldwide, you can count on Sempra Renewables to be there for the long term and to deliver on its promises.

Sempra Renewables collaborates closely with its customers, partners, and the communities in which it operates to safely and responsibly deliver clean energy solutions.

CleanTX

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The mission of CleanTX is to accelerate the growth of the cleantech industry in Texas through information exchange, thought leadership, and strategic partnerships. Founded in 2007, CleanTX is the nonprofit economic development and professional association for cleantech in Central Texas, a $2.5 Billion industry that employs 20,000 individuals. The CleanTX community encompasses over 250 companies and an active ecosystem of entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and regional partners.

CleanTX supports cleantech innovation and adoption by: (1) Providing avenues for networking, education, and information exchange among industry and community stakeholders; (2) Facilitating strategic partnerships to launch forward-looking economic development initiatives; and (3) Promoting the growth of the cleantech industry in Texas through increased visibility, thought leadership, access to talent, and connections to local, state and national leaders. Join the CleanTX community.

Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance (TREIA)

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The Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance is a nonprofit organization working to promote and advance the clean energy industry in Texas. TREIA is a network of project developers, corporations, financial institutions, end users, utilities, manufacturers, service providers, academia, and government leaders working to scale renewable energy, grow the local economy, and create jobs. Our industry stakeholders are involved in solar, wind, biomass, biofuel, energy efficiency, geothermal, hydro, ocean, and energy storage.

B2BWebinars.net

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B2Bwebinars.net (previously known as “Infocast” Webinars) provides the cutting edge information and key intelligence that business leaders use to drive growth in the numerous industries that we serve. Our production team works closely with senior industry leaders to design and produce the most informative, knowledge based business events available anywhere. Whether you are attending, speaking, moderating or sponsoring, being part of one of our 90-minute online seminars will raise your industry standing, introduce you to vital business connections and position you and your firm as a leading industry voice.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) provides unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. BNEF has 200 staff based in 14 offices around the world. BNEF’s sectoral products provide financial, economic and policy analysis, as well as news and the world’s most comprehensive database of assets, investments, companies and equipment in the clean energy space. BNEF’s regional products provide a comprehensive view on the transformation of the energy system by region.

Navigant Research

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Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

Power Markets Today

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Power Markets Today is published 245 times per year on business days by Modern Markets Intelligence Inc. PMT’s mission is to deliver exclusive news chronicling ongoing efforts to open competitive wholesale and retail energy markets with in-depth analysis on why some fail and others succeed.

RTO Insider

Website

RTO Insider™ is your eyes and ears on the organized electric markets, putting you “inside the room” at PJM Interconnection, MISO, NYISO, ISO-NE and SPP. We provide independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry’s markets and policymaking, saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss the issues most important to your interests.

Features include:

  • Coverage of key RTO/ISO committee, subcommittee and task force meetings. We’ll be there when you can’t.
  • Coverage of news events impacting the industry throughout the 35 states managed by the RTOs/ISOs.
  • Coverage of state and federal regulatory (FERC, EPA) & legislative news affecting RTO/ISO stakeholders.
  • Issue Briefs: Concise summaries of major issues (e.g., Order 1000, EPA’s 111(d) rule).

What RTO Insider isn’t: We are not advocates or representatives. You can trust that our coverage will not be slanted to the interests of any member or membership sector.

What RTO Insider is: A source for both the big picture (e.g. analyses of major FERC rulings and RTO stakeholder developments) and the details (why is Manual 28 being changed and what does that mean to me?)

Smart Grid Today

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Smart Grid Today‘s mission is to deliver daily, unbiased, comprehensive and original reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry — in a signature format our founders have developed over 40 years in the trade news business, featuring highly concise and easy-to-understand news copy based on trusted reporting, exclusive interviews, informed analysis and strategic insights that our subscribers rely on to succeed every business day. SmartGridToday.com features a complete searchable archive of over 4,000 past stories and hundreds of downloadable PDF files, events calendar, discounts on selected items and more.  Do not miss out on a single day of the deepest reporting on the smart grid you can find anywhere. Visit our website to sign up for a 14-day risk-free trial today.

Texas Electric News

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TexasElectricNews.com is a free news site published by Competitive Assets LLC. We publish all the important news about the Texas Electric industry and send out free news clips each business day after updating the site. Competitive Assets offers several monitoring services that cover events at the PUCT, ERCOT, and Texas Legislature, as well as offering consulting about government relations.

Utility Dive

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Utility Dive covers industry news and provides original analysis on the latest happenings in utility and energy. Their mission is to provide busy executives with a bird’s-eye-view of the utilities industry in 60 seconds. With a mobile-optimized daily email newsletter, website, and app, Utility Dive keeps you informed on the go. You’ll get coverage of topics such as smart grid, energy efficiency, regulation and policy, grid security, distributed generation, renewable energy, and more.

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