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CEBN Power Circuit: Harnessing Texas’ Energy Leadership for New Economic Opportunities

May 1, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Harnessing Texas’ Energy Leadership for New Economic Opportunities

May 1, 2018 • 1:30 pm-7:30 pm CT
Houston Advanced Research Center •  8801 Gosling Rd, The Woodlands, TX

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The CEBN Power Circuit is a new series of regional events examining the policy and market landscape for clean energy across the United States. Each event includes a dialogue with influential industry, investment, research, and policy leaders, along with an opportunity to showcase the work of local small- and medium-size businesses.

Join the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) and Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) on May 1 in The Woodlands, TX for a complimentary half-day forum, industry showcase, networking reception, and tours of HARC’s state-of-the-art LEED Platinum-certified building. This event will explore:

  • How Texas’ oil and gas legacy is paving the way for new cleantech ventures and innovations in energy efficiency
  • Opportunities and challenges for Texas’ booming renewable energy industry
  • How incubators, universities, and investors are working to make Texas a hub of energy innovation

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available! Click below to learn more:


Current sponsors:

Thanks to the first CEBN Power Circuit Sponsor, CRES Forum! CRES is supporting the CEBN Power Circuit series as part of the countdown to National Clean Energy Week, Sept. 24-28, 2018.


All CEBN members and guests are welcome to attend—whether you live and work in TX or are interested in exploring new market opportunities.


Draft Agenda:

1:30-2:00 pm: Registration, Industry Showcase, & tours of HARC LEED Platinum building

2:00-2:15 pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks from Event Sponsors

  • Lisa Gonzales, President and CEO, Houston Advanced Research Center
  • Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network
  • James Jackson, Chief Business Development Officer, Thermal Energy Partners and Chairman of the Board, Clean Energy Business Network

2:15-3:00 pm: Texas’ Energy Opportunities & Challenges (State Energy & Utility Leaders)

  • Dub Taylor, Director, State Energy Conservation Office (tentatively confirmed)
  • TBD, General Lands Office (tentatively confirmed)
  • TBD, ERCOT (invited)
  • Moderator: Charles Hernick, Policy Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (confirmed)

3:00-3:45 pm: From Fossil to New Ventures (O&G Cleantech/Efficiency Initiatives)

  • Jeff Wolfe, Senior Strategy & Execution Consultant to O&G, Cleantech Industry (confirmed)
  • George King, Distinguished Engineering Advisor, Apache Corporation (confirmed)
  • Chad Bown, Venture Principal, BP Ventures (confirmed)
  • Ray Deyoe, Managing Director, Integral Power (confirmed)
  • Loy Sneary, President, Gulf Coast Green Energy (confirmed)

3:45-4:00 pm: Break, Industry Showcase

4:00-4:45 pm: Growth Areas for the Clean Energy Economy (Renewable Energy & Efficiency Providers)

  • Trey Price, Senior Vice President, MP2 Energy (confirmed)
  • Vanessa Tutos, Director, Government Affairs, EDP Renewables confirmed)
  • David Tomlinson, Sr. Director Project Development at UniEnergy Technologies (confirmed)
  • Nisha Desai, Managing Director, Aurora Clean Energy Partners (invited)
  • TBD, OCI Solar (invited)
  • TBD, Pattern Energy Group (invited)
  • Moderator: James Jackson, Chief Business Development Officer, Thermal Energy Partners (confirmed)

4:45-5:30 pm: What’s Next in Cleantech Innovation (Cleantech Incubators & University Programs)

  • Kimberly Britton, CEO, EPICenter (confirmed)
  • David Claridge, Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (confirmed)
  • Alex Rozenfeld, Founder and Managing Director, Climate Impact Capital (confirmed)
  • Mark Sanders, Transportation/Mobility and Water Program Manager, Austin Tech Incubator (confirmed)
  • TBD, University of Houston (invited)
  • Kerri Smith, Managing Director, OwlSpark & Associate Managing Director, Rice Alliance, Rice University (invited)

5:30-7:30 pm: Reception, Industry Showcase, & continued tours of HARC LEED Platinum building (Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities will be announced soon)




May 1, 2018
1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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