Texas Clean Energy - Presented by Infocast

September 24 - 26, 2024
Austin, TX

Get the Latest Insights on How Market Redesign Affects Opportunities in the Exploding Texas Clean Energy Industry!

The Lone Star State contains enormous opportunities for renewables with both load growth and new clean energy projects continuing to outpace predictions. Wind power generation in ERCOT is expected to provide 29% of Texas’ power needs this year, solar to reach 8%, and renewable resources to overtake natural gas for the first time.

However, enormous changes in the Texas power markets and new legislation are rendering business planning extremely challenging. Rule reforms and Phase 2 of the ERCOT market redesign are proposed but not finalized, let alone completely understood. At the same time, growing legislative uncertainty, extreme weather, and price volatility are on the rise.

Infocast’s Texas Clean Energy Summit is the best place to meet and learn from developers, asset owners, QSEs, offtakers, financiers, investors, and other key players as they discuss the booming opportunities and looming challenges in today’s renewables environment. This must-attend event is where you will get the most advanced current understanding of critical issues like PUCT’s proposed performance credit mechanism, resource adequacy, power prices, project siting and bankability, and how to best meet the shifting needs of commercial, industrial, and retail customers, with a special focus on data centers, crypto miners, and other large energy users.

Join key players in Texas renewable energy at the most popular event among developers to:

  • Explore PCM and other ERCOT market rule changes, and how they will affect procedures, expectations, and the fundamentals that will drive the market in 2023 and beyond
  • Evaluate the current market dynamics and financing environment of wind, solar, storage, and hybrid projects
  • Hear how the IRA’s changes affect project finance in Texas, as well as the interplay between new state rules and federal incentives
  • Learn what drives large energy users and other offtaker procurement decisions, as well as how deployment affects the grid, financeability, future load projections, and contract negotiations
  • Grasp strategies for mitigating transmission congestion and basis risk while balancing reliability issues, the integration of DERs & VPPs, and preparing for the future of the Texas grid!
  • Understand how the new state legislation might affect both power prices and renewables projects, and hear expert opinions on timelines, potential stumbling blocks, and strategies to move projects forward

2023 FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Ali Amirali
Senior Vice President
LOTUS INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS

Sandeep Arora
Senior Vice President – Transmission & Markets
REV RENEWABLES

Marc Atlas
CFO
AYPA POWER

Bryn Baker
Senior Director - Market & Policy Innovation
CEBA

John Belizaire
Chief Executive Officer
SOLUNA COMPUTING

Ned Bonskowski
Vice President of Texas Regulatory Policy
VISTRA

Ari Citrin
Managing Director – Utilities, Power & Renewable Energy Investment Banking
KEYBANC CAPITAL MARKETS

Shaun Connell
EVP of Power
LANCIUM

Chris Diaz
Co-Chief Executive Officer
SEMINOLE FINANCIAL SERVICES

Mike Enger
Director – Energy Market Operations
AUSTIN ENERGY

Venkatesh Inti
VP of Business Development
Q CELLS USA CORP.

John Larkey
Vice President – Power Marketing
NATIONAL GRID RENEWABLES

Madeline Gould Laughlin
Senior Manager – Regulatory Affairs
ENEL

Sondra Martinez
Managing Director
NORD/LB

Todd Masters
Energy Portfolio Manager
COMPASS DATACENTERS

Beth Miletello
Key Accounts Manager
X-ELIO

Gage Mooring
Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer
RENEWA

Tuan Pham
Managing Director
SILVERPEAK RENEWABLES INVESTMENT PARTNERS

Brad Richter
SVP of Energy
US BITCOIN CORP

Brad Schwarz
Director of System Planning
HUNT UTILITY SERVICES

Ben Semmes
Project Director
GRID UNITED

Mark Stover
Director – State Affairs
APEX CLEAN ENERGY

Resmi Surendran
Vice President – Regulatory Policy
SHELL ENERGY NORTH AMERICA

Fred Thiel
Chairman & CEO
MARATHON DIGITAL HOLDINGS

Julie Thompson
Director of Business Development, C&I
ORIGIS ENERGY

ATTENDED BY INDUSTRY LEADERS & EXPERTS

 

  • Adakon Energy Solutions, LLC
  • Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc.
  • Advanced Power Alliance
  • Apex Clean Energy
  • Arctas Capital Group
  • Aurora Energy Research
  • Austin Energy
  • Aypa Power
  • Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Bitdeer
  • Caerus Commodities
  • Carbon Rivers
  • CEBA
  • Citigroup, Inc.
  • CleanTX
  • Clearway Energy
  • Compass Datacenters
  • CTC Global Corporation
  • Enel
  • energyRe
  • ERCOT
  • Electric Transmission Texas, LLC
  • Enchanted Rock
  • Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)
  • Fractal Energy Storage Consultants
  • ENEL X NORTH AMERICA INC (QSE)
  • Enverus
  • Gridmatic
  • Grid United
  • Hunt Utility Services
  • Keybanc Capital Markets
  • Lancium
  • LevelTen Energy
  • Lotus Infrastructure Global
  • Marathon Capital
  • Marathon Digital Holdings
  • Monarch Private Capital
  • MUFG
  • National Grid Renewables
  • NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
  • NORD/LB
  • NovoHydrogen
  • NRG
  • Origis Energy
  • Osiyo Renewables
  • OTC Global Holdings
  • Pattern Energy Group, LP
  • Pine Gate Renewables
  • Q CELLS USA Corp.
  • Renewa
  • REV Renewables
  • Riot
  • Satoshi Energy
  • Seminole Financial Services
  • Shell Energy North America
  • Silverpeak Renewables Investment Partners
  • Soluna Computing
  • Spearmint Energy
  • Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance
  • Texas Geothermal Energy Alliance
  • Texas Hydrogen Alliance
  • Texas Solar Energy Society
  • Texas Solar Power Association
  • The Energy Professionals Association
  • Troutman Pepper
  • US Bitcoin Corp
  • Vistra
  • X-ELIO

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

  • Wind, Solar, Storage & Transmission Developers
  • State Regulators & ERCOT
  • Corporate Offtakers
  • Utilities
  • Cities, Munis, Co-ops, & Other Energy Procurers
  • Banks, Lenders & Financiers
  • Law Firms
  • Consultants
  • EPCs & Construction
  • Equipment Suppliers

PAST PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • AB Power
  • Acciona Energy USA Global
  • AMSC
  • Apex Clean Energy
  • Arctas Capital Group
  • Avantus
  • BASF
  • BP Energy Company
  • Broad Reach Power
  • Calpine
  • Capital Farm Credit ACA
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Chambers Energy Capital
  • Churchill Stateside Group
  • CI Project Service US
  • Citigroup Energy, Inc.
  • Citizens Enterprises Corporation
  • Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation
  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
  • Direct Energy
  • Duke Energy Renewables
  • EDF Renewables
  • Enel Green Power
  • Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
  • E.On Climate & Renewables, North America
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • FastGrid LLC
  • Fifth Third Securities
  • First Solar, Inc.
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Geronimo Energy
  • Gexa Energy
  • GH America Energy
  • GreenGo Energy Us, Inc.
  • Halliburton
  • Hill Country Wind Power, LP
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • IHS MARKIT
  • IMCORP
  • juwi Inc.
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Key Equipment Finance
  • LEO Energy, LLC
  • Lendlease Energy Development
  • Lincoln Clean Energy
  • Longroad Energy
  • Lower Colorado River Authority
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Mitsui & Co., Energy Marketing Services (USA), Inc.
  • Mortenson Construction
  • Oncor Electric Deliver
  • Orion Energy Group
  • Orion Renewable Energy
  • Pattern Energy Group
  • Pine Gate Renewables
  • Quantum Energy Partners
  • RadiantREIT
  • Recurrent Energy
  • RES Americas
  • RKB Energy
  • Rosendin Electric, Inc.
  • RTO Insider
  • Sammons Infrastructure
  • Siemens Gamesa
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Solar Prime LLC
  • SOLV/Swinerton Renewable Energy
  • Southern Power
  • Spano Partners
  • Starwood Infrastructure Finance
  • Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • TEMA
  • Texas Capital Bank
  • Texas Clean Energy Coalition
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Johns Firm, PLLC
  • Third Planet Windpower, LLC
  • TransCo Energy, LLC
  • Transmission Analytics Consulting, LLC
  • Tri Global Energy
  • Tsinghua EIRI
  • UKA North America LLC
  • Ulteig
  • United Community Bank
  • Viridity Energy Solutions, Inc
  • Vistra Energy
  • Wartsila NA
  • Whitehall & Company
  • WindCom
  • Wind HQ
  • Wood

2023 RECAP

 

260+

Attendees

65

Expert Speakers

21

Sessions
Premier Networking

2023 Sponsors

 
 

2023 Supporting Organizations

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Aurora Energy Research

Website

Aurora Energy Research is a market-leading energy analytics company. With over 225 experts covering European, Australian and US power markets, Aurora provides transaction support, project finance, and subscription insight to utilities, developers, investors and lenders. The core of the business built around belief in the power of sophisticated modelling and data to help deliver actionable insights for the energy transition. Aurora is one of the few respected energy pricing analytics providers that delivers sufficiently rigorous and accurate forecasts to be bankable across a number of regions. Aurora’s head office in the USA is in Austin, TX.

Carbon Rivers

Website

Carbon Rivers is an engineering solutions provider as well as an incubator for commercializing advanced material and sustainable energy technologies. Carbon Rivers G2G is just one of the examples where we have brought to market the first glass fiber recovery technology from end of life thermoset and thermoplastic composites. Partnering with the US Department of Energy, CR G2G has been successful in fully recycling wind turbine blades for next generation composite manufacturing. This commercial technology also includes PI and PC feedstock from the automotive, marine, building material, and glass fiber industries.

CTC Global

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CTC Global Corporation, based in Irvine, California developed, tested and produces the composite core used in ACCC® Bare Overhead Conductors. The ACCC Conductor, produced in association with 25+ international stranding partners, leverages advanced carbon fiber technology to help improve the efficiency, capacity, reliability and resiliency of electric power grids worldwide. The ACCC Conductor offers greater strength, higher capacity and lower line losses compared to any other bare overhead conductor on the market today. Line loss reductions range from 25 to 40% or more. Reduced line losses not only reduces fuel consumption and associated emissions, it also frees up generation capacity that is otherwise wasted. For more information visit our website or call +1(949)428-8500. To date, over 80,000 km of ACCC Conductor has been deployed to more than 700 projects in 50 countries.

Enverus

Website

Enverus Power & Renewables brings clean, analytics-ready data into an intuitive platform, empowering you to get straight to higher-value analysis and insights. Whether you are seeking historical data to assess the profitability of new power project opportunities, or you are a seasoned power trader utilizing financial hedging instruments, Enverus supplies essential data and analytics for the power and renewables space.

Fractal EMS

Website

Fractal EMS is a fully vertical controls platform that includes software, controllers, integration and analytics (with optional monitoring, maintenance and bid optimization). Fractal provides all of the following: 1) controls 2) networking 3) SCADA 4) cybersecurity 5) HMI & historian. Fractal EMS provides full command, control, monitoring and management for a single asset or fleet of assets (located anywhere in the world). Fractal EMS was designed by experienced operators to maximize safety and profitability of storage and hybrid systems. Featuring an in-house team of software developers and cyber security expertise, Fractal EMS has 4 GWh in operation globally and over 13 GWh of awarded projects. Visit the website for more

Fractal Energy Storage Consultants

Website

Fractal Energy Storage Consultants is a specialized energy storage consulting and engineering firm that provides expert financial analysis, owner’s engineering, procurement, due diligence and advisory services for energy storage and hybrid projects. Fractal has unmatched experience with nearly a thousand utility-scale energy storage engagements since 2013. Fractal provides utilities, developers, EPCs and investors, with unbiased and technology agnostic financial, technical and commercial subject matter expertise, enabling a one stop shop with end-to-end services. Visit the website for more information: www.energystorageconsultants.com

National Grid Renewables

Website

National Grid Renewables, part of the competitive, unregulated National Grid Ventures division of National Grid (NYSE: NGG), develops, owns and operates large-scale renewable energy assets across the United States, including solar, wind and battery storage. As a farmer-friendly and community-focused business, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable, clean energy future. National Grid Renewables has a robust development pipeline of wind, solar and battery storage projects in various stages of development throughout the United States, as well as geographically diverse operational assets across the country. It supports National Grid’s vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all. To learn more about National Grid Renewables, visit www.nationalgridrenewables.com.

Troutman Pepper

Website

The energy industry is a key vertical and center of excellence at Troutman Pepper. We have been recognized as a “National Top-Tier” Energy Practice for eight consecutive years and received the 2020 “Law Firm of the Year” distinction for Energy Law in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” edition, and our renewable energy practice has won nationwide recognition in the Chambers USA and The Legal 500 guides. We provide top legal advice to independent power producers, developers, lenders, utilities, industrial and government clients in energy-related businesses in the U.S. and internationally. We have extensive transactional, financing and regulatory experience in the electric power (including renewable energy), natural gas and water industries. The firm can bring to bear top transactional and regulatory practitioners in order to maximize the value of transactions in the heavily regulated energy space.

Gridmatic

Website

Unlike traditional power marketers, Gridmatic uses AI to optimize renewable energy participation in wholesale markets by forecasting energy supply, demand and pricing. Leveraging market-proven algorithms, Gridmatic is able to provide stability, predictability and automation for energy buyers, sellers, and storage owners amid increasing volatility. With Gridmatic Retail, the company offers advanced solutions for businesses with complex energy needs to hit carbon reduction goals, including time matched, variable load and carbon-free energy products. With its industry-leading AI, Gridmatic is working to accelerate the transition to net zero and balance the renewable-powered grid. For more, visit https://www.gridmatic.com.

NextEra Energy Resources

Website

NextEra Energy Resources is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S.. NextEra Energy Resources is also the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, a world leader in battery storage, and is driving the development of the green hydrogen economy. The business offers a wide range of clean energy solutions to help businesses and customers across the country meet their emissions reduction goals. www.nexteraenergy.com

Origis Services

Website

Origis Services delivers the promise of clean energy with operations and maintenance (O&M) services for solar and energy storage across North America. The team manages a diverse utility scale and distributed generation portfolio with experienced professionals backed by a state-of-the-art NERC CIP Compliant Remote Operations Center (ROC) located at its headquarters in Austin, Texas. Visit us at: www.OrigisServices.com

RenewaFi

Website

RenewaFi is the marketplace for wholesale renewable energy in ERCOT. Built for originators by originators, RenewaFi helps more than 150 energy professionals from over 50 firms source offtake, so they can focus on closing deals. Originators on RenewaFi browse, post, and counter indicative bids and offers – all anonymously. And when originators agree on terms, they match to reveal their identities. RenewaFi increases speed to market, facilitates price discovery, and expedites counterparty matching. Ultimately, the company’s mission is to help energy professionals decarbonize America’s electric grids.

Intera

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INTERA’s experts help plan, develop, manage, permit, and protect water resources. For large water users, it means helping quantify and develop water supplies capable of meeting your day-to-day needs over the planned lifetime of a facility or operation. We help find ways to minimize risk and ensure availability of your resources for the lifetime of your projects. Our hydrologists also bring expertise in designing new power-generating and industrial water supply systems, as well as evaluating the impacts of these new systems. INTERA understands the regulatory imperatives that dictate site approval. Our support of power and energy-related projects has included the services below.

· landfill gas-to-energy permitting and operations
· solar power viability assessment
· groundwater and surface water availability and sustainability
· impact assessment of water withdrawals
· source and receiving water quality characterization
· hydrographic surveying
· well field siting, design, and optimization

Yes Energy

Website

Yes Energy® is how traders, power companies, and asset managers and developers can finally make sense of the complex, rapidly changing power market. You get accurate and timely data, comprehensive tools, and a specialized partner to help you make the right decisions every day.

It’s time to Win the Day Ahead™. And it takes three things to do that. Better Data – constantly updated from public, partner, and proprietary sources, then cleaned and standardized for ease of use. Better Delivery – with flexible options, whether you need an all-in-one solution for analyzing and making trades, or an API, data lake, or cloud-based database. And Better Direction – from a proactive team of power market and technology experts who’ve been in your shoes before.

Only Yes Energy brings you this unique combination of Better Data, Better Delivery, and Better Direction. That’s why so many power market leaders from hedge funds to renewable developers to trading firms all rely on us to help them Win the Day Ahead.

Advanced Power Alliance

Website

CleanTX

Website

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 2006, 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 Advanced Energy Business Alliance

Website

https://www.texasadvancedenergy.org/

Texas Solar Energy Society

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Texas Solar Power Association

Website

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA)

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