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2013 Calendar of Events and Meetings
|There are a number of events throughout the year dealing with electric technologies and electric vehicles. Below is a list of some of the upcoming events and links to websites where you can obtain additional information.|
|View 2012 Calendar of Events and Meetings|
|Tuesday through Thursday, February 11-13|
ERCOT Market Summit 2013 | The Driskill Hotel|Austin, TX
On Tuesday, Dr. Holloway will be joining the panel discussion: Perspectives on Financing ERCOT Market Projects.
Texas is facing a serious resource adequacy problem: by 2014 reserve margins are likely to fall to an untenable level below 10%. Even in the best of situations such a large generation build out would be challenging, but low gas prices and inadequate signals from the ERCOT market have stifled new plant construction even as demand grew 20% over the past five years.
In response, the Texas PUC doubled price ceilings in August 2012, still well short of the $9000/MWh advocated to trigger a substantial build out. With power shortages looming, what combination of generation build, demand response and energy storage will provide near- and longerterm relief?
ERCOT Market Summit 2013 will examine the current market drivers, and bring policy-makers together with utility, IPP, DR, energy storage executives and other stakeholders to explore the possible opportunities to solve resource adequacy problems. They will examine the impacts of power price rises on generation project viability, as well as whether further price increases, market changes or legislation needs to be implemented to effectuate a solution.
They will also explore the role of demand response, energy storage and other potential game-changing technologies in solving near-term adequacy problems, and what changes might need to be made to better integrate them in the ERCOT market. Finally, financiers will provide their perspectives on investment in and financeability of projects in the ERCOT market.
|Wednesday and Thursday, February 20-21|
NASPI Work Group Meeting| Huntington Beach Hyatt Hotel| Huntington Beach, CA
Theme: International and SCE Advanced Technology Labs