GCPA Selects Allison Piper as 2017 President, 1/20/2017

The Gulf Coast Power Association named Allison Piper as president of the board at its January board meeting. Allison is President of Manhattan Resources. She has been on the GCPA board of directors starting in 2014 and was the Vice President in 2016. see more

Register Now for Texas PUC: 2016 Year in Review Luncheon, 1/3/2017

Make your plans to join Chris Reeder for a 2016 PUCT Regulatory Year in Review. 01/19 - Houston, 01/20 - Austin, 01/26 - Dallas. see more

Mark Your Calendars for our 2017 Fall Conference, 12/14/2016

Mark your calendars to attend our annual fall conference at the Renassiance Hotel in Austin.  The main conference is Oct. 3 - 4 with some pre-conference activities on October 2nd.  see more

Save the Dates - Apr. 19-20, 2017 - for the Spring Conference in Houston, 12/13/2016

Mark your calendars to be in Houston on April 19 - 20, 2017 for our Spring Conference. see more

Registration is Open for the MISO Conference in New Orleans, 12/4/2016

Make your plans and reservations to attend the one day GCPA MISO South Regional Conference, being held Thursday, February 16th in exciting and fun New Orleans, Louisiana.  see more

Diversity & the "Woman Card" - Just Part of the 11/5 emPOWERing Women Leadership Conference, 10/19/2016

Join in for an exciting day of learning, networking and discussion!  A pre-conference workshop and welcome reception will also be occuring the day before the conference. see more

Houston 10/20 luncheon asks "To RMR or not to RMR: That is the Reliability Question", 9/29/2016

Chad Seely, the ERCOT General Counsel, discusses all things RMR including the policy rationale behind the current ERCOT Protocols and PUC Substantive Rule, an overview of the Protocol changes in the works at ERCOT, and thoughts on the new PUC rulemaking project. see more

Austin 10/18 luncheon to highlight a new player in the Texas transmission market, 9/28/2016

GridLiance is the first independent transmission company focused on working with municipal utilities, join action agencies and electric cooperatives to solve transmission issues and manage transmission costs.  see more

Dallas 10/17 luncheon to discuss Utility Opportunities re. Electric Vehicles, 9/28/2016

John Gartner, the Director leading Navigant Research’s Transportation Efficiencies program, will be presenting "Electric Vehicles: Opportunities for Utilities" at an October 17 luncheon being put on by the Gulf Coast Power Association in cooperation with the University of Texas at Arlington. see more

GCPA Announces Dates for Remaining 2015 Special Briefings and Conferences, 2/17/2015

Mark your calendars! Next month, GCPA will open registration for the first of four events occurring between May and November of 2015. You won’t want to miss these superior educational and networking opportunities including SPP and MISO Special Briefings, the GCPA Fall Conference and the GCPA emPOWERing Women 2nd Annual Leadership Conference. see more

Mexico’s Energy Market Reform Highlighted at 2015 Spring Conference, 2/17/2015

Are you are one of the many who has an avid interest in the transformative changes currently taking place in Mexico as the country’s electric energy market restructures? If so, you won’t want to miss this year’s Spring Conference and pre-conference workshop. see more

Robert “Bob” Webb Named 2015 GCPA Power Star Award Recipient, 2/17/2015

The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Robert Webb as the 2015 recipient of the GCPA Pat Wood Power Star Award. This award is presented annually in recognition of the honoree’s significant contributions towards the advancement of competitive energy markets in Texas. see more

GCPA emPOWERing Women Conference: Institutional Challenges Persist in Effort to Recruit Women, 11/13/2014

When Susan Tomasky interviewed for her first position at American Electric Power Co., she encountered an unpleasant surprise. Tomasky, who retired from the Ohio utility in 2011 after 13 years of service, had just stepped onto the top floor of AEP's corporate headquarters and was excited to see a beautiful lobby and luxurious offices. But when she asked to use the women's restroom, she was escorted down a service corridor, past the copy machine and into a hidden section of the office. see more

CPS Signs PPA with Coal Fueled IGCC Project in Texas, 10/13/2014

CPS Energy has announced a new Power Purchase Agreement with Summit Power, which is developing a new clean coal project in Texas. see more

Why Some Female Execs Stay Cool While Others Get Burned, 10/9/2014

Julie Hermann, Mary Barra and Julia Pierson have been in the hot seat this year for controversies in their respective workplaces. see more

GCPA Board Member John Moore Passes Away, 4/4/2014

The Gulf Coast Power Association lost a leader, expert and friend on April 2 with the passing of John Moore.  see more

John Moore to be Honored with Special Recognition Award by GCPA, 3/28/2014

The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Board of Directors is pleased to recognize John Moore for his contributions to GCPA and to the electric power industry. see more

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires Longhorn North Wind Project from RES Americas, 12/19/2013

EDF Renewable Energy announced today that it has acquired the Longhorn North Wind Project from Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas). see more

Brattle Group Study Indicates Gas, Renewables Will Provide State’s Future Electricity Needs, 12/10/2013

Over the next two decades, natural gas and renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, will provide all new power generation for the state’s primary electricity grid, a new study predicts. see more

ERCOT Staff Explains New Load Forecasting Method, 12/4/2013

ERCOT staff laid out their new load forecast methodology at the Technical Advisory Committee meeting on December 3. see more

Climate Change “Tipping Point”, 12/3/2013

UC Berkley has issued a report laying out the abrupt changes that can occur due to climate change. see more

Calpine to Buy Gas Plant and Development Rights, 12/2/2013

According to Reuters, Calpine is expanding their ERCOT based fleet of natural gas fired units by purchasing the former Guadalupe Power Partners plant near San Antonio. see more

Texas Legislature Passes New Energy Policy to Support Cogeneration , 5/29/2013

Concerns about power generation margins or resource adequacy and water shortages have lead Texas to a policy crossroads. Texas Combined Heat & Power Initiative (TXCHPI) salutes the Texas Legislature for passing House Bill (HB) 2049, by Texas Representative Dan Huberty (Dist. 127, Houston). The policy removes regulatory barriers and improves the business climate for cogeneration facilities in Texas. see more

Texas governor lets PUCT reauthorization bill become law, 5/28/2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on May 25 filed without his signature a bill reauthorizing the Public Utility Commission of Texas while creating a closer relationship between the utility regulators and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc. at a time when the agencies are working together to resolve the Lone Star State's grid reliability issues. In filing H.B. 1600 without his signature, Perry allowed the bill to become law. The governor issued a brief statement that did not delve into energy issues in the state but instead addressed the issue of transferring responsibility for regulating water and wastewater rates, services and certificates of public convenience and necessity from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the PUCT effective Sept. 1, 2014. see more

Texas PUC Approves ETT Application to Build Laredo-to-Rio Grande Valley Transmission Line, 5/16/2013

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) unanimously approved May 9 an application by Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) to build a 345-kV transmission line from the Laredo area into the Rio Grande Valley. see more

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