Event Details - GCPA Special Briefing June 2013

"The Texas Oil & Gas Boom and the Resulting Impact on the Electric Power Business"

6/26/2013 11:00:00 AM
CenterPoint Energy Tower Auditorium, 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002
(Registration closed)
If you intend to register more than one person using the same credit card, please click here for special instructions


Please click on the link at the top of this page to access the Special Briefing event brochure with a complete agenda and more detailed information.

Overview of Registration & Special Briefing Schedule

Monday, June 3rd - Online Pre-Registration Opens: Pricing for the Special Briefing:

  • Pre-Registered GCPA Members - $30
  • Pre-Registered Non-Members - $40
  • Onsite Walk-In GCPA Members - $40
  • Onsite Walk-In Non-Members - $50

Monday, June 24th - Online Pre-Registration Closes at 12 Noon: Walk-in registration will be available onsite on a space available basis. Please note that the fee for on-site registration is $10 higher than pre-registration.

Wednesday, June 26th - Special Briefing Schedule: Complete agenda is available in the brochure - click the brochure link at the top of this page.

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  BBQ Luncheon Buffet, check-in for pre-registered attendees, payment for non-prepaid pre-registrants, on-site registration
  • 12:00 PM  Opening Keynote: The Texas Oil and Gas Boom: What’s Next?
  • 12:30 PM  Session I: Impact of Oil & Gas Activity on the Electric Distribution Utility
  • 1:30 PM  Session II:  Forecasting Load Growth from both Utility and ERCOT Perspectives
  • 2:20 PM  BREAK
  • 2:35 PM  Session III: Impact of Oil & Gas Activity on Electric Transmission Planning & Construction
  • 3:25 PM  Session IV: System Restoration following Major Weather Event for Oil Industry Loads
  • 3:45 PM  Session V: Impact of Oil & Gas Activity in the Industrial Labor Market
  • 4:30 PM  Special Briefing Adjourns

More Information on this Topic: In September 2012, North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) adopted a report on natural gas and electric market harmonization developed within NAESB in response to a request from the National Petroleum Council. The report captures a number of  observations/issues that exist between the two markets and has been submitted to the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the National Petroleum Council, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and a number of trade organizations, state commissions and other regulatory bodies. You can download a copy here.

Please note that registration closes at 12 noon Monday, June 24th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $10 surcharge for walk-in registrants.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.



Location Details

CenterPoint Energy Tower Auditorium at 1111 Louisiana Street in downtown Houston

Parking - Download a map here
  • Park in Hyatt Regency parking garage at 611 Clay; price is $15.
  • Option 2: Park at any other of the numerous garages, ground lots, and street parking spaces available in the area (there is a ground lot cattycorner from the Hyatt Regency parking garage).

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