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Power Challenges Bigger than Texas: Meeting the needs of Resource Adequacy, Climate Action and Resiliency in the Net-Zero Future. with Rick Perry, Brad Jones

Jan 27, 2022
Hall A
Leadership Summit

The future of energy in Texas and the US is one of carbon-free promise, but numerous challenges face us in designing and operating an electricity system that does not emit greenhouse gasses. What is the best way to meet growing consumer demand for power while ensuring resiliency and reliability? How can we address potential disruptions to natural gas supply, given limited storage and transportation capacity? And how do we manage these challenges within a changing regulatory environment?

Mario Azar, President of Power Business at Black & Veatch will kick off the Leadership Summit with a short introduction. Following his remarks will be a conversation with former US Secretary of Energy and former Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, and Brad Jones, Acting CEO of ERCOT. These experts have tackled energy challenges throughout the country and will weigh in on the unique issues that lie ahead as we march toward the Net-Zero Future.

Chairperson
Mario Azar, President, Power Business - Black & Veatch
Speakers
Rick Perry, Former Energy Secretary, Former Governor of Texas
Brad Jones, Interim CEO - ERCOT