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GRIDNEXT 2017 Al Gore, Industry and Thought Leaders Address Grid

Al Gore, Industry Thought Leaders Address Grid Future & Resilience

Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA)’s announced the final lineup for its 3rd Annual GridNEXT conference today, with a focus on moving to a carbon-free and more resilient grid for Texas. The event will be held October 23 & 24 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in the 100% renewable energy city of Georgetown, Texas. Former Vice President Al Gore will be the special keynote speaker on the opening day of GridNEXT. See below for some of the other energy grid heavy-hitters who will address the conference. Check here for details:


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Some Highlights Include:

  • Cleantech Open Pitch Competition: Some of the brightest entrepreneurs in Texas give their best shot in pitching a panel of judges with new ideas for clean energy solutions.
  • The Present and Future State of Utilities: by CPS Energy
  • Fireside Chat with Gavin Bade, Editor, Utility Dive and Jan Vrins, Global Energy Practice Leader, Navigant, on Decarbonization and Power Sector Resilience.
  • Cities in the Drivers’ Seat – Leading Transformation to a Cleaner Grid: Texas City Leaders discuss ways their cities are keeping their commitments to enact green energy policies.
  • A free screening of Gore’s new film, An Inconvenient Sequel will be co-hosted by GridNEXT and Southwestern University on Sunday, October 22nd as part of the pre-conference offerings. The film features Gore’s recent visit to Georgetown, to talk with city leaders about their success after converting to 100% renewable energy. Watch a clip here.
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EPE Appoints Ken Donohoo as Director

EPE Appoints Ken Donohoo as Director Leading T&D & ISO Related Projects

Ken Donohoo, Electric Power Engineers, Inc.

Electric Power Engineers, Inc. (EPE) is pleased to announce and welcome Ken Donohoo, P.E. as a company Director, leading aggressive growth in power systems consulting services.  Ken will be particularly focused on utility (T&D) and independent system operator (ISO) related system planning, operations and grid modernization projects.


Ken comes with more than 35 years of experience leading teams and power systems planning/implementation.  Recently serving as Director, Assets Planning, Distribution and Transmission at Oncor Electric Delivery Co LLC.  Prior to Oncor, Ken worked at ERCOT assisting with planning, generation interconnect and wholesale and retail markets.


“I am thrilled to be part of the excellent EPE team.  My entire career has been spent helping customers and stakeholders.”


Hala N. Ballouz,  President and CEO, stated “We are very excited to welcome Ken to our team.  With Ken’s extensive experience/exposure, coupled with EPE’s long history of excellence in consultancy, we are in a great position to provide utilities with an encompassing array of engineering and consulting services.   This all comes at a great time of aggressive growth and development at EPE”


To ensure the deliverability of excellence of engineering and consulting services to our clients, EPE continuously focuses on talent development and acquisition. Over the span of previous 2 fiscal quarters, EPE has added 8 members to its team and advanced several through internal promotions.


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