Industries Discuss Trends for Growth at Texas Renewables 2011 Conference (USA)

Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) brings the 27th Annual Texas Renewables 2011 Conference to Corpus Christi, a growing hot spot for renewable energy development. Industry leadership will gather at the American Bank Center from November 6 – 9th.

The South Texas coastal bend is emerging as the state’s new frontier for renewable energy development with both onshore and offshore wind energy projects gaining interest along with other renewables including biomass, geothermal and solar energy.

The Texas Renewables Conference has helped businesses stay informed on prospects for renewable energy industries by providing a venue for forming valuable business alliances, and staying current on regulations, incentives, grants, and project opportunities. Texas Renewables 2011 Conference is a must-attend event for renewable energy professionals, utility executives, investors, entrepreneurs, engineers and policymakers. Increasingly university career service directors and students attend the conference to get first hand information on industry trends and shortcuts toward reaching career goals.

John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy, Washington, D.C., and former president, Shell Oil Company, Houston, also author of “Why We Hate The Oil Companies,” gives the opening keynote address at the conference. Luncheon keynote, Laura Doll, Chairman, ERCOT, will discuss Texas grid sustainability in relation to renewable energy resources. This year’s program includes:

  •  Project Financing & Economic Development
  • Utility Scale Solar Energy Integration – preconference workshop
  • Green Living Showcase – exhibits open to the public
  • Texas’ New Energy Frontier – South Texas & the Coastal Bend
  • South Texas & Offshore Wind Energy Forum
  • Energy Market Trends and more

 “South Texas, which I view as Texas’ next renewable energy frontier, holds great promise for development,” said TREIA Executive Director Russel Smith. “In fact, when it comes to potential, it may be the one area of the state that truly has it all – solar energy, onshore and offshore wind energy, biomass, geothermal/geo-pressure, and maybe even offshore hydrokinetic.”

Texas Renewables conferences are organized by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association the oldest renewable energy trade organization in Texas whose work promoting development of renewable resources and their wise use has spanned over a quarter of a century.


Source: businesswire, September 28, 2011