Capture Huge Opportunities for Solar & Wind in Texas
The falling price of solar panels is driving a surge in interest by public utilities and corporate customers in contracting for solar power, while a huge queue of wind projects is forming. As much as 16 GW of new wind and solar projects could come to fruition in Texas.
However, development and financing challenges must be surmounted to assure project success and bankability. Large quantities of solar may drive the dispatch curve and market prices in unpredictable directions.
Tax reforms and the unique nature of the Texas legal, market, and regulatory constructs threaten commonly used project structures and access to tax equity. Developers and suppliers must work closely with utilities, customers, and financiers to put together economically viable, innovatively structured, and ultimately long-term profitable projects.
The Texas Renewable Energy Summit is the networking event where the entire Texas renewable energy community gathers to get the latest insights into the market and to meet key players. It is your best chance to:
- Learn about the key trends impacting renewable energy project development, finance and investment in Texas
- Engage in networking and deal-making with the decision-makers driving the industry forward
ttend the pre-conference workshop, Texas Market Drivers, to assess the impacts of policy changes, gas and power price projections, transmission and interconnection constraints, and the shape of the future generation fleet on project viability.
Pre-Conference Workshop: Texas Market Drivers
- Legislative Wrap-up: What Happened in the Latest Texas Session?
- Effects of Low Power Prices in ERCOT — Reconsidering Reliability Standards and Their Impacts on Thermal and Renewable Generation Fleets
- Where Are The ERCOT Power and Gas Markets Headed?
- Impacts of Adding Wind and Solar on the ERCOT Market and Dispatch Curve
- Making Sense of the Wind and Solar Interconnect Queue
- Reducing Transmission Congestion and Interconnection Constraints and Risks in Texas
- Getting Property Tax Abatement for Texas Projects
- The Conventional Generation Fleet: What Will Remain, What Is Needed, What Will Get Built and How Will It Be Financed?
Main Summit Agenda
- Municipal and Coop Renewable Energy Procurement and Development Plans and Initiatives
- Corporate PPAs and End-User Self-Generation in Texas
- Wind in ERCOT — Challenges on the Horizon
- Utility-Scale Solar in Texas
- The Residential and BTM Market in Texas
- Energy Storage in Texas: Why, How Much and When?
- Dealing with Transmission Issues in Texas for Wind & Solar Projects
- Tax Equity Outlook
- Financing Corporate Deals in Texas
- Brandy Marty Marquez – Commissioner, PUC OF TEXAS
- Marc-Alain Behar – Managing Director, ENGIE SOLAR NORTH AMERICA
- Erika Bierschbach – Director, Energy & Market Operations, AUSTIN ENERGY
- Jeff Billo – Senior Manager, Transmission Planning, ERCOT
- Carl Cho – Director, Power & Alternative Energy, Corporate Banking, CITIGROUP, INC
- Mark A. Frigo – Vice President, Head of Energy Storage, North America, E.ON CLIMATE & RENEWABLES NORTH AMERICA, LLC
- J. Jolly Hayden – Chief Operating Officer, GOLDEN SPREAD ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
- Ryan Pfaff – Executive Vice President, Development, EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY
- Steve Porto – Vice President, GE ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES
- Scott Williams – New Market Development, CYPRESS CREEK RENEWABLES