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The City of Houston’s 30 MW Solar Power Deal

April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Register below to join the Houston Renewable Energy Network for a breakfast forum on “The City of Houston’s 30 MW Solar Power Deal” on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Last November, the City of Houston announced that it will be purchasing 30 MW of solar power from Hecate Energy through its retail electric provider, Reliant Energy.  This is a 20 year power purchase agreement; not just renewable energy credits (RECs).  The facility will be located in West Texas near Alpine and Reliant will transport the solar power to the City’s meters.

The solar power deal continues Houston’s leadership as a Solar City, and cements its #1 position on EPA’s Top 30 Local Government green power users and its #6 ranking on the National Top 100 list of green power organizations.

Come meet the people who put this innovative solar deal together – the first for a deregulated Texas market like Houston zone.  The panel will include:

James Cargas – Senior Assistant City Attorney for Energy for the City of Houston
Art Formas, Jr. – Senior Account Executive, Reliant Energy Retail LLC
Stephanie Kroger – Partner, Andrews Kurth LLP
Craig Overmyer – Vice President of Operations for Hecate Energy LLC

A complimentary networking breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m., with the presentation to follow at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium at the Wells Fargo Building on 1000 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas.  In addition to metered street parking spots that may be open, valet parking is available for a fee in the building’s garage located on the corner of Lamar and Louisiana.

The program will conclude at 9:30 a.m., and there is no cost to attend the event.

The Houston Renewable Energy Network promotes awareness and education of renewable energy technologies and markets among energy professionals in the Greater Houston area and serves as a networking organization for those with commercial and/or career interests in the Renewable Energy space. The network hosts periodic speaking events that are open to the public.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP will host the meeting. Greenberg Traurig, LLP  is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite.

Consumer Energy Alliance will sponsor the presentation and its breakfast.  Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together consumers, producers and manufacturers to engage in a meaningful dialogue about America’s energy future. With more than 400,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices for consumers and energy security. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all consumers to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop and diversify our energy resources and energy’s importance to the economy. CEA promotes a thoughtful dialogue to help produce our abundant energy supply, and balance our energy needs with our nation’s environmental and conservation goals. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.

For additional information on this event, please email info@houstonrenewables.org or call 713-337-8803.


April 29, 2016
8:00 am - 9:30 am


Wells Fargo Building Auditorium (1st floor)
1000 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002 US