Background: The 2019 Texas Energy Summit is hosted by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL). The ESL is a division of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and a member of the Texas A&M University System.
This 16th annual educational conference and business expo will provide our attendees the opportunity to engage with industry experts, state and local policy makers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, facility and energy managers, utility and energy service experts, and more in a lively conversation about cleaner air, a better built environment and a new energy economy. The conference rotates annually among the metropolitan air quality regions of Texas addressing issues of local, state and global impact.
Conference Program: The Texas Energy Summit will delve into the various aspects of energy policy and technologies as we continue to provide new and exciting conference offerings for attendees. Our 2019 Steering Committee will select the program topics and speakers, drawing on experts in their fields. The program features one day of pre-conference workshops and two days of conference sessions across specific conference tracks considering the policy, technology or implementation aspects of air quality, energy efficiency, renewable energy and more.
Target Audience: 200+ industry professionals, local and state leaders, government officials and staff, facility managers, utility and energy services resources, business owners, industry experts, researchers, and clean energy and air quality advocates.
Location: The 2019 Texas Energy Summit will be held at the historic Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas.
Tuesday, November 12 workshops:
Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) 101
Future Directions for TERP
The ERCOT Grid: A Primer
The Evolution of the Grid: High Renewables and DERs, Low Cost
Wednesday, November 13th sessions:
Keynote: Evan Smith, CEO Texas Tribune
Clean Air and Clean Energy in Texas Today (with Commissioners Lindley (TCEQ) and D’Andrea (PUC), and ERCOT CEO Magness)
Increasing Grid Resiliency with Distributed Resources
Improving Public Health and Resilience in Energy Corridors
State Agency Energy Leadership
The Permian Boom: Making High Production and Clean Air Coexist
Clean Energy as an Economic Development Tool
Keynote: Benji Backer, American Conservation Coalition
Political Movements and Climate Change
Thursday, November 14th sessions:
What’s Happening on the ERCOT Grid and How does it Impact Air Quality?
Keynote Plenary: Utilities, Customers, and New Energy Technologies
Being Resilient through the Pitfalls of Energy Management
Innovation for Industrial Emissions Reductions
Big Renewables: Procuring Cheap, Clean Energy
Local Government Energy Leadership
2019 Texas Energy Summit Awards Ceremony
Closing Keynote Plenary: Policy Solutions for Clean Air and Clean Energy
These are only some of the questions we’ll address at this unique summit. Please come and participate. Have ideas for topics to cover or have an interest in sponsoring the Summit? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org