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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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