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- Renewable Solutions for Energy Prosperity in Texas -

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. CT

AT&T Conference Center
The University of Texas at Austin

1. 9:00-9:10 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Commissioner Rolando Pablos, Public Utility Commission of Texas

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2. 9:10-9:50 AM Morning Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Raymond Orbach, Director, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

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3. 9:50-10:05 AM Questions

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4. 10:20-11:35 AM Economic Development of Renewable Generation Panel Discussion

  • Commissioner Rolando Pablos, Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Chairman Barry Smitherman, Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Trip Doggett, President and CEO, ERCOT
  • Dr. Cris Eugster, Executive Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, CPS Energy

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5. 12:05-12:15 PM Introduction of Lunch Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Varun Rai, LBJ School of Public Affairs

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6. 12:15-1:00 PM Lunch Keynote Speaker

  • Milton Lee, Lee Energy Partners, LLC and former General Manager and CEO, CPS Energy

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7. 1:15-2:45 PM Renewable Solutions for Extreme Weather/Drought Conditions Panel

  • Rebecca Klein, Klein Energy, LLC
  • Mark Rose, General Manager, CEO Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative
  • David Torres, Economist, El Paso Water Utilities
  • Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, State Climatologist, Texas A&M University

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8. 3:00-4:30 Emerging Renewable Technologies Panel

  • Pat Wood III, Wood3 Resources
  • Dr. Thomas Reddoch, Senior Technical Executive, EPRI
  • Heather Bailey, Executive Director of Energy Strategy and Electric Utility Development for the City of Boulder
  • Alissa Oppenheimer, Managing Director, Chamisa Energy, LLC

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9. 4:30-4:45 Closing Remarks

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