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GCPA is proud to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2nd Annual GCPA emPOWERing Young Professionals Award. 

The GCPA emPOWERing Young Professionals Award will be accepting nominations until August 15.

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For this month's Houston luncheon our speaker Beth Garza will provide a review of ERCOT market outcomes for 2018 with some commentary about what they might mean for summer of 2019 and the future.

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This is the thirteenth meeting of a series of breakfasts to be held in Mexico City under the auspices of the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA). In this breakfast we will discuss the perspective of the solar and wind energies on the Mexican wholesale electricity market.

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Join us in Mexico City for our 4th Annual Mexico Electric Power Market Conference!

This conference was planned by a committee of subject matter experts currently working in Mexico. They brought a wealth of knowledge and business contacts to the table and generously volunteered their time to assemble this terrific agenda. GCPA is grateful for their contributions, and you as conference attendees will benefit from their efforts.

 

 

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Our speaker Daniel Cohan from Rice University will focus on assessing solar and wind complementarity in Texas. Taking advantage of complementary wind and solar resources as well as the natural complementarity of systems with large spread can yield highly impacting results which will lead to a greater ability to meet consumer demand. Learn how the inclusion of both wind and solar in ERCOT’s energy portfolio evens out production and reduces the number of hours where either resource cannot produce. In addition, Cohan will discuss how increasing the area over which wind and solar plants are located results in production times that are less correlated, thereby enhancing the performance of forecasts that are crucial to power pricing and dispatch. This talk will tie all of these findings directly back to wind and solar power trends in ERCOT.​

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The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected Tom Foreman as the 2019 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.

Join us at this half day workshop - Learn EVERYTHING you wanted to know about the current state of the Mexico Power Market and changes that have occurred since the 2018 elections.

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Join us for a half-day "Mexico Power Market Update" workshop, taking place the afternoon of Monday, April 15th in conjunction with the GCPA 33rd Annual Spring Conference.

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Join us at this Spring's largest electric power industry event in the ERCOT/Gulf Coast region

400+ Registrations Expected
(based on 2018 registrations of 435

Don't Miss THE "Must Attend" Power Industry Event for this Spring.

Don't Miss THE "Must Attend" Power Industry Event for this Spring:

  • Nine Dynamic Sessions
  • Three Keynoters
  • Compelling Discussion & Debate
  • 400+ Power Professionals
  • Exceptional Networking

Our speaker Brian Lloyd will discuss the historic pivot of the United States to a net energy exporter and how Sempra is participating in the next generation of Texas energy infrastructure investment.  Topics will include Sempra’s strategy to become North America’s premier energy infrastructure company and the outlook for Sempra’s electric utility and liquified natural gas export businesses.

There are less than 2 weeks left on Early Bird Pricing for our 6th Annual MISO South Regional Conference, taking place Thursday, February 21st in New Orleans!

Our speaker Chris Reeder of Husch Blackwell will present an annual report on the regulatory activities during 2018 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas. This is always one of our most attended luncheons of the year and will also be held in Houston on Thursday, January 17.
 

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Join other women in the electric power industry for an exciting day of learning, networking and discussion! Our speakers will share insights and tools to help facilitate your professional growth as well as your leadership and communication skills.

Join us in New Orleans for the MISO South Regional Conference.  This year the conference will look at market mechanics and where the future of MISO South is heading. 

Join us at the 5th Annual GCPA emPOWERing Women Leadership Conference, coming up Wednesday, January 23rd at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

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This is the eleventh meeting of a series of breakfasts to be held in Mexico City under the auspices of the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA). On this occasion, the Women's Energy Network - Chapter Mexico - has joined efforts with GCPA and launched a calling for this meeting. At this breakfast, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the Mexico - United States relationship after the recent intermediate elections in the United States, as well as the signing of the TMEC. Also, we will talk about the implications of all of this in the Mexican power sector.

 

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ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness will be providing updates on current and upcoming projects, changes, and projections within and from ERCOT.​

10-30-2018 (AUSTIN, TEXAS) The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected Kim Casey as the next Executive Director of the GCPA. Ms. Casey succeeds current Executive Director Tom Foreman when he retires at the end of 2018. Kim is currently the Treasurer and
Director of Finance & Regulatory for Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (“ETT”).

A senior design team in the IEEE Empower A Billion Lives competition needs some professionally assembled solar panels in the Atlanta area to complete their work.

 

 

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(AUSTIN, TEXAS) The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected Rebecca Zerwas as the 2018 recipient of the GCPA emPOWERing Young Professionals Award. This is the inaugural award that is to be presented annually in recognition of an individual under the age of 40 who actively participates in the electric power industry and contributes to the success of their employer, the success of the electric power market, the development of other industry professionals and provides leadership for projects or activities within the electric power profession.  Select the full article to learn more about Rebecca's accomplishments.

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Also, the Texas State Bar has approved a total of 8 MCLE credit hours

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Due to the upcoming departure of Tom Foreman a search has begun for a new GCPA Executive Director.  Check out this post for instructions.  Applications are due by Thursday, August 9th.

Our speaker Allen Nye will walk attendees through the past four years of the Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy proceedings, and the four proposed transactions to attempt to acquire Oncor.

Join energy consultant and certified life coach, Jenni Rochelle, for an informative, eye-opening and uplifting afternoon exploring what can be emotionally-charged subjects on the afternoon of Thursday, August 2nd.

Registration is now open for the GCPA 33rd Annual Fall Conference.  This is a day and a half conference starting on October 2nd, 2018, with pre-conference activity add-ons on October 1.

GCPA Board President Mark Walker announces the retirement of GCPA Executive Director Tom Foreman.

Nearly one year after Hurricane Harvey’s devastating Houston flooding, our speaker Matt Lanza will look back on the forecast and share some insights on what he was grappling with in the days before Harvey. Matt will talk a bit about how both Space City Weather handled the messaging of Harvey’s impacts and how a meteorologist fit into the decision-making process at Cheniere Energy. With the approach of the peak of hurricane season 2018, he will also touch on what expectations look like heading into August and September.

This is the eighth meeting of a series of breakfasts to be held in Mexico City under the auspices of the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA). On this occasion the Women's Energy Network - Chapter Mexico has joined efforts with GCPA and launched a calling for this meeting. At this breakfast, we will discuss the impact of the July 1st Election in Mexico in the future implementation of the Energy Reform.

GCPA proudly initiates the GCPA emPOWERing Young Professionals Award. This award will recognize an individual under the age of 40 who actively participates in the electric power industry and contributes to the success of their employer, the success of the electric power market, the development of other industry professionals and provides leadership for projects or activities within the electric power profession.

The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected Marcie Zlotnik as the 2018 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.

The Gulf Coast Power Association named Mark Walker as 2018 President of the Board at its January Board meeting.

Congratulations to Joseph Valencia, Simmi Manni, and Millie Kriel - the winners of the 2017 emPOWERing student scholarships.

The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) began its scholarship program in 2007 to provide assistance to students with an expressed interest in pursuing a career in the electric power industry.  Today we announce our distribution amount for 2017.

The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) is pleased to announce the election of Katie Coleman to the GCPA Board of Directors.

The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected H.B. “Trip” Doggett as the 2017 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.

The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) 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.

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.

Thank you everyone who attended our 3/1 Goal Setting Workshop hosted by GCPA Empowering Women!

The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected John W. Fainter as the 2016 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.

The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) named Robert King as Board President at its January Board meeting. Robert is Founder and President of Good Company Associates. He has been on the GCPA Board of Directors starting in 2007 and served as Vice President in 2015.

Congratulations to Marcie Zlotnik who received the Inaugural GCPA emPOWERment Award on November 3, 2015. Marcie has served on the GCPA Board since 2006 and was instrumental in conceiving and launching GCPA emPOWERing Women.

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.

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

The GCPA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected John Stauffacher as the 2013 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.

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