“Clean Energy Beers has no formal agenda – it’s laid-back fun, with only one requirement – you have to like at least one of the following: beer, bar-b-que, or clean energy,” Dr. Webber.
The event brings together a wide variety of people from Austin’s growing clean energy community. Most months, about 75 people show up for Clean Energy Beers: job hunters looking for work, employers looking for employees, investors looking for inventors, inventors looking for investors, business partners seeking deals, “and people who just like hanging around other people who like energy.”
Free Admission. See Uncle Billy’s menu for food and drink prices.
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Validated Parking in garage of Barton Place
Power Hour with
Solar Technology Updated
Thursday, February 22nd 6:30 – 8:00 pm
at the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI)
2815 San Gabriel St. Austin TX
The solar industry has been a forerunner for innovative technology in photovoltaics. At this talk, we will discuss:
- Updates on PV components
- Current and projected Energy Yield and Efficiencies
- Differences in solar cell tiers
- Pros/cons of solar compared to other energy production techniques, and
- PV applications in addition to residential, commercial, and utility
Free for CleanTX members, $10 for nonmembers
Free parking in ATI parking lot, Dinner will be provided!
About the Speaker:
Chris Couture: Vice President – Residential Financing and Asset Management
Mr. Couture has over 30 years of executive management, financial, operational and information technology experience in the equipment finance industry. As the Vice President of Residential Financing and Asset Management for SunPower, Couture is responsible for all residential customer financing programs, including the acquisition, deployment and management of all capital in support of those programs. In addition, Couture has asset management and portfolio servicing responsibility for all residential, commercial and utility based third party ownership structures. Prior to joining SunPower, Couture was a founding partner and the lead Managing Member for Styx Capital, where he had overall responsibility for the company’s economic performance, capital acquisition, financial products and operations. He lead the efforts to sell, design and implement private label vendor financing programs across a number of industries including solar, computer technology, commercial security systems, recreational equipment and HVAC. Prior to forming Styx Capital, Couture was a founding executive of Dell Financial Services, the captive financing unit of Dell, Inc. Mr. Couture was the Dell Financial executive responsible for all information technology, contracts administration, customer service, quality and e-business functions. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Couture served as the Director of Information Technology for the North American unit of Hewlett-Packard Technology Finance.
Free for CleanTX Members, $10 for Non-Members
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free parking in ATI parking lot
A Who’s Who of Key Players Address the Biggest Changes to Generation Mix and Market Rules in Over a Decade!
The 6th ERCOT Market Summit will examine the proposed new market rules and economic drivers, and bring policy-makers together with utility, solar, wind, IPP and other executives to explore the potential solutions and opportunities. They will assess the potential impacts of an anticipated upsurge in solar capacity. Topics to be discussed include not only power prices and dispatch curve, but also how the changing generation mix will drive opportunities for storage, DR and aggregated DERs to meet market needs.
Join policymakers, utility, wind, solar and end-user executives to:
- Examine the potential impacts of the Hogan/Pope proposals on ERCOT market participants
- Reassess resource adequacy and asset valuation and portfolio strategies after coal plant retirements
- Get the perspectives of end-user, public power and coop executives on power development and delivery in Texas
- Hear how the coming enormous solar buildout will affect dispatch, price volatility and transmission congestion
- Explore the opportunities to Integrate grid-connected storage and other fast-responding, flexible assets in the ERCOT market
ERCOT Market Executive Exchange: “Resiliency in the 21st Century Grid”
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Key executives will discuss the benefits and costs in planning and justifying investments to harden the grid against extreme weather events and cyber threats.
$895 – $2590
February 27 (Tuesday) - March 1 (Thursday)
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Spring Road Austin, TX 78704
The Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC)
The Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) is going big with community solar. By the end of 2018, the co-op expects to have 15 MW online at five sites throughout its service territory. These local solar installations will be used to provide power to participating co-op members (customers) at a set rate. This is great news for customers who don’t have access to on-site solar—whether it’s because they can’t afford it, don’t own their own homes, or don’t have roof or are on land that isn’t suited for solar. And since participating co-op members will reduce their electric bills compared to the regular PEC rates, it’s no wonder that over 1,000 members signed up in the first day that the program opened for subscriptions in December. If you’re a PEC member, you can sign up here.
PEC is investing in low cost solar to reduce more expensive power purchases from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), which relies heavily on the coal-fired Fayette power plant. Once again, solar is benefiting the environment and reducing costs.
Solar Austin is excited to announce that Jim Spaulding, Director of Project Development Energy Services at PEC, will discuss the co-op’s new community solar installations at our February happy hour.
At PEC, Jim Spaulding is responsible for developing and implementing new value-driven energy products and services that will advance and improve the cooperative’s performance in meeting its energy demands and developing strategic goals. He is an experienced professional in the utility, energy solutions, and water markets, as well as wastewater facility enhancement, with a proven track record in team building, specialized sales recruiting, and driving growth.
We hope you will join us Tuesday, February 27th for this exciting discussion about PEC’s community solar initiative!
Suggested donation of $15
(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin , TX 78701 United States
State Parking Garages can be found next to, behind and across from Scholz Garten. San Jacinto Blvd., 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and Trinity have parking garage entrances.
Join Zpryme and friends on February 28th, 2018 at the 3Ten Theater, right below ACL Live Moody Theater as we start the countdown to our 5th annual Energy Thought Summit (ETS). Stop by and grab a drink, take some photos in our photobooth, and get a taste of Austin with local food trucks, as we commemorate this annual event.
RSVP today as space is limited!
ETS brings the world’s thought leaders together to debate the state and future of energy. Expect smart dialogue, and engaging conversations on- and offline. This year’s theme is Dream in Digital. What’s less human than digital, but what’s more human than dreaming? These contradictions will come together at ETS18!
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
3TEN Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A Austin, TX 78701