Texas Wind, Solar And Renewable Institute Scheduled In February

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 01:00

On Wednesday and Thursday, February 23 and 24, the University of Texas School of Law and the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas will present the Wind, Solar and Renewables Institute.

It will be held at the AT&T Conference Center - Hotel at UT. On Wednesday it will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday it will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The program begins on Wednesday morning with the keynote presentation, Energy Economics in 2011: Where Are We? by Todd Filsinger, Filsinger Energy Partners, followed by a panel discussion about wind and solar projects that outlines current project economics, including PPAs, rates of return, viability and project economics in today's market. It will be moderated by Stephen Krebs, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Wednesday's luncheon keynote presentation by Commissioner John R. Norris (invited), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is an update on transmission initiatives and proposals that affect wind, solar and other renewable energy from the Federal Regulatory Commission. In the afternoon, Adam S. Umanoff of Chadbourne & Parke LLP will provide an update and report card on the federal renewable stimulus program one year later.

On Thursday, Rep. Mark Strama, Texas House of Representatives, and Mark Bruce, Stratus Energy Group, LLC, will cover Texas Renewable Energy Policy: An Inside View, a panel discussion of the role of public policy in fostering development of emerging technologies and current legislative initiatives affecting the renewable energy industry.

For information see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, call (512) 475-6700 or go to www.utcle.org/conference.