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Saturday, September 23 • 11:10am - 12:10pm
Modernizing the Grid

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How to think differently — and creatively — about a sustainable future for Texas electricity

Supported by NRG

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Jim Malewitz (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Malewitz is an investigative reporter for the Tribune, and he also covers voting rights. He previously covered energy and environmental issues. Before arriving in 2013, he reported for Stateline, a nonprofit news service in Washington, D.C.  A native of Michigan, he has an undergraduate... Read More →

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Robert Hebner

Director of the Center for Electromechanics at the University of Texas at Austin
Hebner leads the Center for Electromechanics at UT-Austin, which develops advanced technology in the areas of power and energy. Previously, he served as acting director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Hebner also... Read More →
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Brandy Marty Marquez

Public Utility Commissioner
Marquez was appointed a public utility commissioner in 2013 by then-Gov. Rick Perry. Previously, she served as Gov. Perry’s chief of staff, director of the Budget, Planning and Policy Division and as deputy legislative director. Marquez also serves on the Nuclear Waste Storage Coalition... Read More →
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José Rodríguez

State Senator
Rodríguez, D-El Paso, has represented Senate District 29, which includes more than 350 miles of the Texas-Mexico border, since 2011. He serves as vice chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Committee and sits on the Natural Resources & Economic Development, Transportation... Read More →
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Ronny Sandoval

Director of Grid Modernization for the Environmental Defense Fund
Sandoval manages the Environmental Defense Fund’s grid modernization efforts and works with national and regional energy stakeholders to maximize opportunities for clean energy adoption. Previously, he worked for the energy firm Con Edison, where he led energy efficiency efforts... Read More →
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Michael Webber

Deputy Director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin
Webber is the Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources and an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the co-director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator. Webber’s research focuses on policy and... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
AT&T Center, Classroom 203