Texas Energy Independence Week to focus attention on the role of renewable energy


Texas Energy Independence Week to focus attention on the role of renewable energy

Biennially, the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) recognizes Texas Energy Independence Week to focus attention on the role of renewable energy in helping Texas become more energy independent. TREIA declares March 4th through 8th 2013 Texas Energy Independence Week 2013 (TEIW). TEIW activities are symbolically scheduled close to March 2, Texas Independence Day. TREIA provides forums and briefings at the Capitol to inform elected state officials, agencies, staffs, and the public on the current state of the industry and the value of encouraging its growth. Informative forums address issues that affect the renewable energy industry's ability to thrive. Texas renewable energy resources are abundant, sustainable, water conserving and protect air quality. Thanks to wise legislation, renewables are now an essential, valuable and growing part of the total Texas energy portfolio. In the past year renewable energy in Texas has delivered during times of extreme weather and peak demand while increasing jobs and adding to the Texas economy. TREIA's TEIW activities include: Monday, March 4 Location: Omni Austin Hotel Downtown 9:00 am - 11:45 am -- Renewable Energy Finance Forum, Moderator: Steve Krebs, Vice President, OwnEnergy, Inc. "We have assembled a group of speakers who live in Texas, are active in the Texas market and are very interested in seeing the Texas renewable market grow," said Steve Krebs. "At the same time, they and their companies develop and finance projects nationally. They are plugged into trends and techniques renewable energy developers are utilizing across the country. Our speakers are keen to share their perspectives with attendees. We are looking forward to a great discussion on an important topic." 12:00 -2:00 pm -- TREIA Policy Luncheon & Legislative Briefing Location: Legislative Conference Center Texas Capitol Extension 2:30 - 5:30 pm - Texas Energy Independence Week Briefing I "Renewable Energy: What it Means to Texas" -- Moderator: Steve Wiese, Principal, Clean Energy Associates "This session will highlight the opportunities and challenges of renewable energy development in Texas, with emphasis on current costs and grid integration issues. The session will close with a discussion of renewable energy policies that are consistent with and promote development of a truly competitive energy marketplace in Texas," said Steve Wiese. Location: The Austin Club Legislative Reception - 5:30 - 7:30 pm Tuesday, March 5 Location: Capitol Extension Auditorium 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Texas Energy Independence Week Briefing II "The Role of Renewable Energy in Texas' Evolving Competitive Electricity Market" Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association