Presentations

Spring Conference 2014, Various speakers  keynoters
[4/1/2014]

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - 500+ Already Registered!

You can still join us as a walk-in - registration is available onsite as follows:

Workshop Walk-In Registration available Mon. 3/31 at 12:30 PM - $95
Conference Walk-In Registration available Tues. 4/1 beginning at 7:00 AM

  • GCPA Members - $625
  • Non-Members - $775
  • State Govt. Employees - $115
  • GCPA Members in Job Search Mode - $115
  • Non-Members in Job Search Mode - $265
  • Full Time Students - $70


Join us at GCPA's 28th Annual Spring Conference! Over 500 electric power industry professionals already registered!

Registration pricing for full 1.5 day conference beginning at $575! For complete pricing information, click on the conference brochure link at the top of this page and view page 7 of the brochure.

To view the conference brochure with agenda information, please click on the Conference Brochure/Agenda link at the top of this page. To view the Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda, please click on the link at the top of this page. If you are interested in a Spring Conference Sponsorship or in reserving a Spring Conference Exhibition Space, please click on the Sponsor/Exhibitor Brochure link at the top of this page. You may also contact Mary Armstrong, Director of Member Services & Marketing for details.

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Dallas March 2014 Luncheon, John Bick, Managing Principal  Priority Power Management, LLC
[3/25/2014]

As the oil and gas industry moves to more liquids-rich plays requiring heavy horsepower requirements, it becomes critical that sufficient, reliable and low cost power is available in a timely manner. When the grid cannot meet any one of these requirements, onsite power generation can be a solution. This presentation will touch on the challenges faced by the oil and gas industry with respect to powering their growing needs, and explore case studies of where onsite power generation is a viable solution.

Our speaker John Bick is the Managing Principal of Priority Power Management, LLC (PPM) and has 23 years of energy experience.  John joined PPM in 2003 and leads PPM’s strategy, business development, and risk management initiatives, as well as providing hands on expertise to large clients. Prior to joining PPM, John spent 14-years in both the regulated and deregulated energy markets. He was previously Director of Strategic Business Development for TXU Energy, where he was responsible for identifying and developing multi-million dollar, comprehensive energy management and outsourcing engagements across North America. Prior to joining TXU Energy, he was the Manager of Strategic Accounts for TXU Electric & Gas, the regulated utility in North Texas. During his tenure, the organization was recognized in both 1999 and 2000 by large national commercial and industrial multi-site end-use companies as the “Outstanding National Accounts Organization” in a poll conducted by the Edison Electric Institute. For three consecutive years since 2011, John has been honored with recognition by the Dallas Business Journal in its selection of “Who’s Who In Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh Energy.” He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Texas Tech University and has completed Executive Management Programs at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as well as advanced level training classes at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) on Natural Gas Risk Management and Trading.

Please register by 12 noon Monday, March 24th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.

Parking: Available for $7 at Tower Garage located at 1515 Elm Street next to Thanksgiving Tower (NOTE: This is not the garage connected to Thanksgiving Tower). 

If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Houston March 2014 Luncheon, John Bick, Managing Principal  Priority Power Management, LLC
[3/20/2014]

As the oil and gas industry moves to more liquids-rich plays requiring heavy horsepower requirements, it becomes critical that sufficient, reliable and low cost power is available in a timely manner. When the grid cannot meet any one of these requirements, onsite power generation can be a solution. This presentation will touch on the challenges faced by the oil and gas industry with respect to powering their growing needs, and explore case studies of where onsite power generation is a viable solution.

Our speaker John Bick is the Managing Principal of Priority Power Management, LLC (PPM) and has 23 years of energy experience.  John joined PPM in 2003 and leads PPM’s strategy, business development, and risk management initiatives, as well as providing hands on expertise to large clients. Prior to joining PPM, John spent 14-years in both the regulated and deregulated energy markets. He was previously Director of Strategic Business Development for TXU Energy, where he was responsible for identifying and developing multi-million dollar, comprehensive energy management and outsourcing engagements across North America. Prior to joining TXU Energy, he was the Manager of Strategic Accounts for TXU Electric & Gas, the regulated utility in North Texas. During his tenure, the organization was recognized in both 1999 and 2000 by large national commercial and industrial multi-site end-use companies as the “Outstanding National Accounts Organization” in a poll conducted by the Edison Electric Institute. For three consecutive years since 2011, John has been honored with recognition by the Dallas Business Journal in its selection of “Who’s Who In Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh Energy.” He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Texas Tech University and has completed Executive Management Programs at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as well as advanced level training classes at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) on Natural Gas Risk Management and Trading.

Please note that registration closes at 12 noon Wednesday, March 19th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.
 
Parking available at 1111 San Jacinto Garage (garage is at street level with Downtown Club at 1100 Caroline located above the garage)

  • ENTER GARAGE FROM LAMAR – From Caroline Street, take a right on Lamar; garage entrance will be on your left
  • Take the Caroline Street bank of elevators to Level C (11th floor) to reach the Downtown Club at Houston Center

 
If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.
 

Austin March 2014 Luncheon, Beth Garza, Deputy Director- ERCOT IMM  Potomac Economics
[3/3/2014]

LUNCHEON SPONSORED BY GCPA emPOWERing WOMEN PROGRAM: Join us as popular speaker Beth Garza discusses her career as a woman in the electric power industry as well as the many changes she has seen over the years.

Please RSVP no later than 12 noon on Friday, February 28th.
 Walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis after event registration has closed. Please email Cathy Fry at cfry@navigant.com if you wish to inquire about space availability or have any other questions about the luncheon.

If you encounter any problems in trying to register online, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

ELIMINATION OF $0 NO LUNCHEON OPTION IN AUSTIN: Due to the high no-show rate for $0 No Luncheon registrants and GCPA's desire to avoid turning away those who try to register after a luncheon has sold out and/or any walk-in registrants, the $0 No Luncheon option will no longer be available as of the March 2014 luncheon.

NEW POLICY FOR NON PRE-PAID LUNCHEON REGISTRATIONS IN THE EVENT OF A SOLD-OUT LUNCHEON: In order to accommodate walk-ins at sold-out luncheons, any registrations that are not pre-paid during the online registration process will be held only until 11:55 AM for the original registrants. At 11:55 AM, any available non pre-paid seats will be released for purchase by walk-in registrants. Seats will be allocated to walk-in registrants based on the time of the walk-in registrants arrival. If a non pre-paid original registrant should arrive after 11:55 AM, they will be directed to register as a walk-in registrant and will be reallocated a seat only after all earlier arriving walk-ins have been seated. SINCE MANY AUSTIN LUNCHES SELL OUT, GCPA STRONGLY ENCOURAGES YOU TO PRE-PAY FOR YOUR LUNCHEON IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT.

All of us at GCPA thank you for your understanding and for your support in our attempt to ensure that the maximum number of seats are available for those who wish to attend.

Dallas February 2014 Luncheon, Raúl Livas & Rodrigo Favela Fierro, Partners  EnergeA
[2/27/2014]

The presentation will explain the energy reform that was just approved by the Mexican Government, and its implications on the Mexican Power Market. It will focus on the expected changes, on the new regulatory framework and the opportunities that arise from this reform.

Raúl Livas has developed a career that mixes both the public and the private sector, focused mainly in the energy sector. He has a vast experience in business development, public policy, investments and planning. Past positions in the public sector include COO, Petróleos Mexicanos  [Pemex] (2006–2009); Pemex Director, Petrochemical Division (1997–1998); Pemex Planning Corporative Director (1998–1999); Energy Policy Unity Chief, Ministry of Energy [SENER] (1996–1997); and Energy Secretary Advisors coordinator  (1995–1996). Past positions in the private sector include CEO, OESIA México (2010-2011); Business Developer Director, Intellego (2005–2006); CEO, MXV Capital Ventures (2003–2005); Consulting Partner, GEA (2001–2003); and Research Director, Vector Casa de Bolsa (1999–2001).

Rodrigo Favela Fierro has a 20 years’ experience in in strategic planning, technology, business development, investments, operations, and energetic solutions for the energy sector. He has 15 years experience at Pemex including serving as Planning Subdirector in their Refinery Division from 2007-10 as well as responsibility for crude oil international commerce; strategic planning; optimization; performance evaluation; benchmarking; supervision and coordination of oil and its derivatives supply chain; project development; and investment budget management. Fierro has also served as a consultant to Hart Energy and as an independent environmental consultant for chemical related companies.

Please register by 12 noon Wednesday, February 26th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.

Parking: Available for $5 at Tower Garage located at 1515 Elm Street next to Thanksgiving Tower (NOTE: this is not the garage connected to Thanksgiving Tower). 

If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Houston February 2014 Luncheon, Darrell Hayslip, President  Narrow Gate Energy, LLC
[2/20/2014]

Our speaker Darrell Hayslip will present information that addresses both the ERCOT Resource Adequacy issue and the provision of significant new generation and energy storage capacity utilizing both new and conventional technologies at prices that are less than gas-fired peakers. His presentation will include key information on TAS Energy’s Generation Storage technology, which enhances ERCOT’s summer capacity, operational flexibility, and energy storage needs.
 
Darrell has been a leader in the ERCOT market and with GCPA for over 20 years. He served in various senior executive roles at Dynegy, Calpine, EON, and Xtreme Power using gas-fired generation, renewables, and energy storage technologies. Today he works with numerous clients using a broad range of energy technologies, advising and leading in the areas of development, policy, origination, strategy, financing, market valuation, and commercial operation of energy assets. Darrell also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at the Energy Storage Association in Washington, DC.

Please note that registration closes at 12 noon Wednesday, February 19th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.
 
Parking available at 1111 San Jacinto Garage (garage is at street level with Downtown Club at 1100 Caroline located above the garage)

  • ENTER GARAGE FROM LAMAR – From Caroline Street, take a right on Lamar; garage entrance will be on your left
  • Take the Caroline Street bank of elevators to Level C (11th floor) to reach the Downtown Club at Houston Center
If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Austin February 2014 Luncheon, Robert Helton, Director, Market Design & Policy  IPR - GDF SUEZ North America
[2/14/2014]

This presentation will explore the basic elements of the ORDC: The Value of Lost Load (VOLL); Minimum Contingency Level (MCL) and The Loss of Load Probability (LOLP). After discussing the elements of the ORDC, we will discuss how it is being implemented in the ERCOT real time market and how the revenues flow through settlement.

Our speaker Robert (Bob) Helton has more than 25 years of experience in the electric industry.He is responsible for developing regulatory/market design policy in support of IPR - GDF SUEZ's generation development and market activities within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), including extensive participation in the Legislative, ERCOT stakeholder and Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) processes for the development and modification of the ERCOT retail and wholesale market design and protocols. He has served as a member of the ERCOT Board of Directors, Technical Advisory Committee, chairman of the Wholesale Market Subcommittee and a board member of the Competitive Power Advocates Legislative Lobbying Consortium. Mr. Helton holds a bachelor of science degree in nuclear science from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Please RSVP no later than 12 noon on Thursday, Feb. 13. Walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis after event registration has closed. Please email Cathy Fry at cfry@navigant.com if you wish to inquire about space availability or have any other questions about the luncheon.

If you encounter any problems in trying to register online, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.


GCPA Special Briefing February 2014, Various speakers  keynoters
[2/6/2014]

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.

GCPA members have requested that more attention be paid to what is happening along the Gulf Coast in areas outside of ERCOT.  This special briefing will focus on Entergy and its recent integration into MISO plus the impacts on the Louisiana industrial sector as natural gas becomes abundant and relatively inexpensive.

The morning starts with exploring the operational issues now that Entergy has entered the operations phase of being in MISO. Panelists will explain what has happened, how it compares to what was anticipated and what, if any, changes have been made.  The morning panel is bracketed by keynote presentations from executive management at MISO and NRG as they explain from their perspectives this important change in the Louisiana power markets.

The afternoon sessions shift the focus to natural gas and the Louisiana industrial sector.  Fracking in the United States has created an abundance of natural gas at prices much lower than a decade ago. Experts  will explain how natural gas use is being expanded in power generation, by utilities as well as industrial facilities.  What are the forecasts for this in the future? Does the MISO integration have any impact on this?  The final discussion looks at the natural gas and power impacts on industrial growth along the Gulf Coast.  Natural gas availability and price are leading to a boom in industrial development and lower cost generation.  The industrial boom requires skilled labor to build the new facilities, but is there enough labor to make this happen?  Are industrial facilities looking for a cogeneration renaissance or will they turn to the market for power purchases?

What would a GCPA event be without networking?  You will have the opportunity to meet with many of your peers in the electric power and industrial sector all day, but plan on staying for the reception after the presentations.  Mix and mingle, make new contacts, re-establish former contacts, make post-event dinner plans to continue the conversations.

All of this is happening in New Orleans. We hope you will join us!

Please note that registration closes at 12 noon Tuesday, February 4th. 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.

 

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Dallas January 2014 Luncheon, Chris Reeder, Partner  Husch Blackwell
[1/30/2014]

Our speaker Chris Reeder of Husch Blackwell will present an annual report on the regulatory activities during 2013 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Chris has been practicing for 23 years concentrating in the area of administrative law with an emphasis in matters pertaining to energy and natural resources. He has focused on regulatory litigation and appeals involving a broad range of issues, including compliance and enforcement, commercial disputes, development related matters, and certification. In addition to regulatory matters, he advises clients on power plant development and financing issues and represents power industry clients in commercial litigation. Chris received his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Please note that registration closes at 12 noon Wednesday, January 29th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.

Parking: Available for $4 at Tower Garage located at 1515 Elm Street next to Thanksgiving Tower. 

If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Austin January 2014 Luncheon, Chris Reeder, Partner  Husch Blackwell
[1/29/2014]

SPACES NOW AVAILABLE FOR THIS LUNCHEON!

Due to inclement weather, this luncheon has now been rescheduled from Friday 1/24 to Wednesday 1/29. Registration for this lunch was originally closed but we have had cancellations due to the change in date.

IF YOU WISH TO RESERVE A SPACE FOR THIS LUNCHEON, please contact Penny Sullivan at 281-974-0624 or psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org 


You may also come to the luncheon as a walk-in registrant. Walk-ins will be admitted at 12:05 PM based upon the number of pre-registrants that are no-shows.

Our speaker Chris Reeder of Husch Blackwell will present an annual report on the regulatory activities during 2013 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Chris has been practicing for 23 years concentrating in the area of administrative law with an emphasis in matters pertaining to energy and natural resources. He has focused on regulatory litigation and appeals involving a broad range of issues, including compliance and enforcement, commercial disputes, development related matters, and certification. In addition to regulatory matters, he advises clients on power plant development and financing issues and represents power industry clients in commercial litigation. Chris received his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

If you encounter any problems while registering online, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Houston January 2014 Luncheon/Annual Meeting, Chris Reeder, Partner  Husch Blackwell
[1/16/2014]

The business portion of this annual meeting will include the Board of Directors election, presentation of GCPA's financial report for 2013 and presentation of the budget for 2014.

Our speaker Chris Reeder of Husch Blackwell will present an annual report on the regulatory activities during 2013 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Chris has been practicing for 23 years concentrating in the area of administrative law with an emphasis in matters pertaining to energy and natural resources. He has focused on regulatory litigation and appeals involving a broad range of issues, including compliance and enforcement, commercial disputes, development related matters, and certification. In addition to regulatory matters, he advises clients on power plant development and financing issues and represents power industry clients in commercial litigation. Chris received his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Please note that registration closes at 12 noon Wednesday, January 15th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.

If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Houston December 2013 Luncheon, Robert Helton, Director, Market Design & Policy  IPR - GDF SUEZ North America
[12/12/2013]

This presentation will explore the basic elements of the ORDC: The Value of Lost Load (VOLL); Minimum Contingency Level (MCL) and The Loss of Load Probability (LOLP). After discussing the elements of the ORDC, we will discuss how it is being implemented in the ERCOT real time market and how the revenues flow through settlement.

Our speaker Robert (Bob) Helton has more than 25 years of experience in the electric industry.He is responsible for developing regulatory/market design policy in support of IPR - GDF SUEZ's generation development and market activities within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), including extensive participation in the Legislative, ERCOT stakeholder and Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) processes for the development and modification of the ERCOT retail and wholesale market design and protocols. He has served as a member of the ERCOT Board of Directors, Technical Advisory Committee, chairman of the Wholesale Market Subcommittee and a board member of the Competitive Power Advocates Legislative Lobbying Consortium. Mr. Helton holds a bachelor of science degree in nuclear science from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Please note that registration closes at 12 noon Wednesday, December 11th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.
 
If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

 

Houston November 2013 Luncheon, Trip Doggett, President & CEO  ERCOT
[11/21/2013]

Join us for lunch and hear Trip Doggett, President & CEO of ERCOT, discuss the primary issues that ERCOT expects to encounter during 2014.

Please note that registration closes at 12 noon Wednesday, November 20th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.
 
If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Austin November 2013 Luncheon, Brandy Marty, Commissioner  Public Utility Commission of Texas
[11/6/2013]

THIS LUNCHEON IS NOW SOLD OUT - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AS OF 5:30 PM 10/29/13

Please join us to welcome Comm. Brandy Marty as she shares her perspectives about her new role and the industry she now helps regulate. Gov. Rick Perry appointed Commissioner Marty to the PUC on August 21st. Commissioner Marty most recently served as chief of staff for the Office of the Governor. She has also served as the governor's deputy chief of staff, director of the Budget, Planning and Policy Division, and as deputy legislative director as House liaison. Commissioner Marty was also policy director for the governor's 2010 primary campaign. She has previously served in several capacities working for elected officials within the House of Representatives. Commissioner Marty received a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas and a law degree from St. Mary's University.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS LUNCHEONBecause we are expecting a capacity crowd for this event:

  • There will not be a $0 "without luncheon" option offered.
  • In addition, please note that you MUST PREPAY IN ADVANCE WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE in order to guarantee your seat. If you do not prepay when registering for this luncheon, your seat may be lost to a pre-paid registration if we are over-subscribed or to a walk-in if you arrive late.


Please email Cathy Fry at cfry@navigant.com if you wish to inquire about space availability or have any other questions about the luncheon. However, please note that it is doubtful that there will be many walk-in seats available for this luncheon.

If you encounter any problems in trying to register online, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Austin October 2013 Luncheon, Frank Owens, Compliance Manager  Cross Texas Transmission
[10/25/2013]

Cross Texas Transmission, LLC (CTT) is a new transmission company in Texas that was selected by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to design, build and own transmission facilities for the interconnection of renewable generators in the Panhandle of Texas, one of the areas designated a Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ).  The facilities that CTT are constructing include approximately 235 miles of double circuit 345 kV transmission lines and two 345 kV substations, scheduled to be complete in 2013.

Please RSVP no later than 12 noon on Thursday, October 24th. Walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis after event registration has closed. Please email Cathy Fry at cfry@navigant.com if you wish to inquire about space availability or have any other questions about the luncheon.

If you encounter any problems in trying to register online, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Dallas October 2013 Luncheon, Kevin Smith & Dave Fiorelli  Tenaska
[10/24/2013]

Join us at this luncheon at UT Arlington, hear our speakers Kevin Smith, President, Tenaska Power Services Co. and Dave Fiorelli, CEO, Tenaska Development and meet the UT Arlington recipients of the GCPA David Olver Memorial Scholarship this year. 

Please register by 12 noon Tuesday, October 22nd. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.

Parking: Spaces are reserved in the SE corner of Lot 33, which is on the north side of the Maverick Activities Center (MAC), just south of UTA Boulevard and Nedderman Drive. A security guard will move cones for guests when they arrive to allow them to park in the reserved spaces. See map for more details.

If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Houston October 2013 Luncheon, Kate Gailbraith, Co-Author  "The Great Texas Wind Rush"
[10/17/2013]

Texas is the number one wind-power state, a development usually credited to the 1999 renewable energy mandate signed by George W. Bush. But long before that, the groundwork for wind was laid by a curious cast of dreamers, inventors, politicos, and even oilmen. They braved blade-flinging and lightning-prone turbines, rock-bottom 1980s oil prices and, most recently, a shale-gas revolution. The evolution of wind power in Texas holds lessons for the future of solar and other energy forms — and shows why reporting on Texas is so much fun.

Kate Galbraith is an energy and environmental journalist and co-author of The Great Texas Wind Rush (University of Texas Press, 2013). She has covered energy and environmental issues for the Texas Tribune and the New York Times, and she spent several years as an Economist correspondent in Texas and London. She writes a column on green issues each month for the International Herald Tribune and reviews books for the Economist.

Please note that registration closes at 12 noon Wednesday, October 16th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.
 
If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Fall Conference 2013, Keynoters  Various Other Speakers
[10/1/2013]

Join us at GCPA's 28th Annual Fall Conference! Over 700 electric power industry professionals expected (based on Fall Conference 2012 actual attendance).

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 6 PM CST: On-site registration will be available at an incremental premium on September 30 for the workshop and on October 1-2 for the conference. For complete pricing information, click on the conference brochure link at the top of this page and view page 7 of the brochure.

To view the conference brochure with agenda information, please click on the Conference Brochure/Agenda link at the top of this page. To view the Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda, please click on the link at the top of this page. If you are interested in a Fall Conference Sponsorship or in reserving a Fall Conference Exhibition Space, please click on the Sponsor/Exhibitor Brochure link at the top of this page. You may also contact Mary Armstrong, Director of Member Services & Marketing for details.

NEW NETWORKING TOOL FOR 2013 - Now, you can start virtually networking with attendees before you arrive at GCPA FALL CONFERENCE 2013!  We have an official event networking app, powered by Presdo Match, that allows you to see who will be attending, contact and connect others, and set up one-on-one meetings.  See who you know will be coming and meet new people with similar interests, all with LinkedIn-powered profiles.  Once you have registered for the conference, you can access the networking app online or on mobile at match.presdo.com/gcpa-13.

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Austin September 2013 Luncheon, Beth Garza, Deputy Director- ERCOT IMM  Potomac Economics
[9/20/2013]

Beth Garza will discuss current ERCOT market conditions and take the audience through a review of outcomes in ERCOT thus far this year. As background, view the most recent State of the Market report available at www.potomaceconomics.com

Please RSVP no later than 12 noon on Thursday, September 19th. Walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis after event registration has closed. Please email Cathy Fry at cfry@navigant.com if you wish to inquire about space availability or have any other questions about the luncheon.

If you encounter any problems in trying to register online, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

Houston September 2013 Luncheon, Maura Yates, Director of Government Affairs  SunEdison
[9/19/2013]

Maura Yates, Director of Government Affairs for SunEdison, will discuss  the current state of the solar market in Texas as well as the market potential and the hurdles to achieving greater penetration.

Please note that registration closes at 12 noon Wednesday, September 18th. If registration is closed, walk-in registrants are welcome on a space-available basis at the event. There will be a $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants.
 
If you encounter any problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at psullivan@gulfcoastpower.org.

NEW LOCATION MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2013: The Downtown Club at Shell Plaza is currently undergoing a renovation. Therefore, GCPA will be holding its Houston luncheons at the Downtown Club - Houston Center through September 2013.

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