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The Number One Event for the Texas Renewables Market, Where Offtakers and Renewable Energy Developers Meet

The renewable energy market is exploding in Texas! 20.2 GW of utility-scale solar is projected to come online in ERCOT by 2031 and more than an additional 10 GW in wind. This makes Texas one of the biggest renewables opportunities in the country.
Yet, success in the Texas marketplace won’t be a slam-dunk. In fact, the market is filled with plenty of uncertainty and risks. Where will the offtakers come from — and what are they looking for? What will the market fundamentals look like going forward and where are power prices headed? What will get built of the tens of thousands of megawatts in the ERCOT interconnection queue? Will additional transmission be built or will congestion become a growing problem? How do you put together economically viable, innovatively structured and ultimately long-term profitable projects? These are just some of the tough questions that challenge the renewables community. Those with the best market insight will be the players who succeed.
At the Texas Renewable Energy Summit, cities, municipal utilities, cooperatives, corporate offtakers, and retail electric providers will join the renewable energy community to get the latest insights into the Texas renewables market. It will be a valuable venue for:

  • Renewable buyers to share their needs and sellers to discuss potential solutions
  • Learning about the key trends shaping the Texas renewables market

Pre-Summit Executive Briefing:
The Fundamentals That Will Drive the Texas Renewable Market
Sharpen your game plan for the Texas market by delving into the market fundamentals that will shape the future of renewables in the state. The Briefing will assess the fundamentals and look at market design issues, transmission planning and other key elements to enable you to make good investment decisions.

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818-888-4445 ext 19


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2018 Featured Speakers

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2018 Participating Organizations

  • Apex Clean Energy
  • APG&E
  • Austin Energy
  • Bandera Electric Cooperative Inc.
  • Bartlett Electric Cooperative Inc.
  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Capital One
  • Caprock Renewables
  • Cinemark
  • Citigroup
  • Citigroup Energy Inc – Structured Products – Commodities
  • City of Georgetown Utility Systems
  • Coronal Energy
  • CPS Energy
  • Crius Energy LLC
  • Cypress Creek Renewables
  • Denton Municipal Electric
  • Dupont
  • E.On Climate & Renewables North America, LLC
  • EDF Renewables
  • Engie Solar North America
  • ERCOT
  • Filsinger Energy Partners
  • Fluence – A Siemens and AES Company
  • Foley Gardere
  • GE Energy Financial Services
  • Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Inc.
  • Hecate Energy
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Invenergy LLC
  • Leidos
  • Lincoln Clean Energy, LLC
  • Longroad Energy
  • NFront Consulting
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Owens Corning
  • Pattern Development
  • Recurrent Energy
  • S&P Global Platts
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Solar Frontier
  • Southern Power Company
  • The Brattle Group
  • T-Mobile
  • Tradewind Energy, Inc.
  • Tri Global Energy
  • United Electric Cooperative Services Inc.

2018 Sponsors

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Agustin (Gus) Abalo

CYPRESS CREEK RENEWABLES

Peter Alyanakian

DUPONT

Hala N. Ballouz, P.E.

ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERS, INC.

Erika Bierschbach

AUSTIN ENERGY

John Bonnin

CPS ENERGY

Jim Briggs

CITY OF GEORGETOWN UTILITY SYSTEMS

Judy Chang

THR BRATTLE GROUP

J. Jolly Hayden

GOLDEN SPREAD ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.

William Hetherington

BANDERA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC.

Bryan Lightfoot

BARTLETT ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC.

Christian McArthur

CRIUS ENERGY LLC

Caroline Mead

EDF RENEWABLES

George Morrow

DENTON MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC

Bradley Parkhurst

OWENS CORNING

Roxana Popovici

CITIGROUP ENERGY INC. – STRUCTURED PRODUCTS - COMMODITIES

Shalini Ramanathan

RES AMERICAS

Khalil Shalabi

AUSTIN ENERGY

Cameron Smallwood

UNITED ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE SERVICES INC.

Jennifer Tripp

NFRONT CONSULTING

Chad Wilkerson, CSR-P

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Husch Blackwell

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Husch Blackwell Renewable Energy Practice.

From pioneering start-up technologies to some of the largest wind and solar developments in the country, Husch Blackwell serves many of today’s most innovative renewable energy companies.

Our deep, extensive history representing independent power producers and electric utilities in all facets of their business gives us vast institutional knowledge regarding the matters affecting renewable energy projects. Developers, investors, owners and lenders depend on us to help complete and launch their renewable projects with speed and efficiency. Emerging clean-tech companies and alternative fuels entrepreneurs rely on us to help bring their technologies to market.

Members of Husch Blackwell’s Wind Energy team draw from a broad array of energy, environmental, regulatory, construction, project finance, tax and capital markets experiences to meet our clients’ specific needs. Clients benefit from Husch Blackwell’s deep experience in the full range of wind power project development and construction matters.

Eversheds Sutherland

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Our Renewable Energy practice has experience in a wide range of disciplines, from corporate/M&A to tax, and covers all of the renewable energy technologies, including onshore and offshore wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, biofuels and hydro. We have advised on more than 40GW of renewables projects globally, and more than 2.5GW of generating wind capacity in the past year alone.

Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 72 of the Fortune 100, 61 of the FTSE 100 and 120 of the Fortune 200. With more than 2,400 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 66 offices in 32 jurisdictions. Eversheds Sutherland is a global legal practice and comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. For more information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com.

Foley Gardere

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Foley & Lardner LLP is a national law firm that provides a full array of legal services to assist the rapidly changing and ever more complicated energy industry. Our energy practice is broad and diversified, delivering comprehensive solutions and the leading-edge tools required to serve regulated and unregulated industry participants in this increasingly competitive market. Foley’s wind and solar practices are part of our national Energy Industry Team, advising clients in the development, investment, acquisition, construction, and financing of renewable energy facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Our team-based approach, innovative technology, and focus on value and client service are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry.

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright merged on June 30 to make a combined firm with 4,000 lawyers in 59 offices in 33 countries, including 400 working in the power sector of whom close to a 100 are in the United States.  The prestigious Chambers directory has consistently ranked the Chadbourne project finance team at the top of the US renewable energy market based on year-round interviewing of corporate law departments and peers at other firms.  The group did $53.5 billion in financings in the last two years.   Approximately 60% of the work of the group in each of the last 11 years has been in renewable energy. The group has worked on projects in more than 80 countries.

Sidley Austin LLP

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Energy is an integral part of today’s international economies. From massive shifts in import/export trends to regulatory uncertainty related to changing technologies and energy sources, the businesses involved in the energy sector worldwide face unique opportunities and legal challenges as they negotiate the production, consumption and regulation of all types of energy. Sidley Austin LLP is a seasoned participant in this legal sphere, having for decades assisted clients within the energy industry, as well as numerous companies in adjunct industries who face energy-related issues.

The vast resources of Sidley’s global Energy practice enable us to advise clients across continents and in every sector of the energy market—from electric, nuclear, oil and natural gas to renewable energy and water. Our team features an array of legal practitioners who assist businesses with corporate, finance, transactional, regulatory and litigation services.

Skadden

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Serving clients in every major international financial center, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates is one of the leading law firms in the world, with 23 offices and approximately 1,700 attorneys. Our diversified practice enables us to offer solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of corporate law, providing the specific legal advice clients need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to a substantial number of the 500 largest U.S. corporations and many of the leading global companies. We have represented numerous governments, many of the largest banks — including virtually all of the leading investment banks — and major insurance and financial services companies. The firm has more than 40 practice areas and advises clients in matters involving, among others, energy and infrastructure projects, energy regulation and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, securities law, banking, antitrust, tax and intellectual property.

Ampacimon

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Ampacimon is a global leader in grid monitoring solutions that utilizes its patented sensors and software to empower grid operators to accurately and safely leverage the real capacity of T&D assets. Ampacimon’s mission is to help grid operators unlock economic and operational value from their existing infrastructure by applying a range of technology products and services that safely maximize their capacity. Ampacimon’s products address grid infrastructure challenges such as aging assets, transmissions congestion, renewable integration, interconnectors. Ampacimon’s ADR (Ampacimon Dynamic Rating) solution is proven alternative to deferring new infrastructure investment adding value to the following players: Transmission owners, Grid operators, Independent power producers, Vertically integrated utilities, Renewable Generators, and federal & state-level regulators. Ampacimon’s ADR solution has been deployed worldwide with 250+ grid monitoring sensors & software on 50+ power transmission lines. In 2017, Ampacimon launched its fully owned subsidiary in North America, Ampacimon Inc, headquartered in Alpharetta, GA.

Electric Transmission Texas, LLC

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Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) is a joint venture between subsidiaries of American Electric Power (AEP) and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company.  ETT acquires, constructs, owns and operates transmission facilities within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), primarily in and around the AEP Texas service territories.

AEP is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states.  AEP’s transmission system directly or indirectly serves approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy owns a portfolio of locally managed businesses that deliver safe, reliable service each day to more than 8.4 million customers and end-users around the world. Berkshire Hathaway Energy is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.

Fractal Energy Storage Consultants

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Fractal is a specialized energy storage and renewable energy consultant that provides expert evaluation, technical design, financial analysis, procurement and independent engineering of energy storage and renewable energy projects.

Technology/Vendor Agnostic – Fractal designs systems with the highest reliability, lowest cost of ownership for the life of your project.

Expert Modeling – Powerful data analytics and custom-built models to simulate performance, degradation, costs and revenues to optimize the economics of your project. We don™t use black box software. We have developed robust tools for electric utilities and top developers to evaluate storage and hybrid projects.

Unmatched Experience – Fractal has the most hands-on, operational experience with storage to include 77 MW of battery storage O&M, 2 GW of storage design/analysis and +GW of renewables.

End-to-End Services – Feasibility studies, solar+storage site analysis, market analysis, financial analysis /models, independent engineering review, expert witness / litigation support, education, RFP drafting /evaluation, owner™s engineering/advisory.

Environmental Defense Fund

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Texas Renewable Power & Light (TXIPL)

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The Wind Coalition

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TREIA – Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance

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TREIA’s Mission is to modernize the power grid to advance renewable energy integration through industry collaboration and strategic alliances. Our Vision is to achieve 50% renewable energy in Texas by 2030.

Founded almost 35 years ago, TREIA’s network of project developers, corporations, financial institution end-users, utilities, manufacturers, service providers, academia and government leaders work to scale renewable energy, grow the local economy, and create jobs. Industry stakeholders are involved in solar, wind, biomass, biofuel, energy efficiency, geothermal, hydro, ocean, and energy storage. TREIA’s platform allows members to connect through quality conferences, cutting-edge webinars, informative luncheon presentations, in-person events, and timely alerts.

In 2015, after the development renewable technologies reached a tipping point and ignited the biggest
transformation in the history of the electric industry, TREIA founded the first annual GridNEXT
Conference, where industry leaders come to learn, connect, and innovate about the latest energy trends
and developments. GridNEXT 2018 is scheduled for October 21-23 in Georgetown, Texas.

Fresh Energy

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Mercom Capital Group

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Recharge News

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Renewables Now

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RenewablesNow.com is а one-stop-shop for business news and market intelligence for the global renewable energy industry.

RTO Insider

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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?)

Stratton Report

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As the power industry finds innovative ways of financing and delivering assets and services, the Stratton Report is there with coverage and analysis of deals, developments, and innovation in business models, policy and technologies. Our coverage includes everything you need to know about today’s world of electric power finance, clean generation and distributed grid innovation. We provide interactions with experts, innovators, and key industry players. We deliver insight via traditional journalism, social media, video content, and face-to-face meetings.

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