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Thursday, January 8 • 11:10am - 12:20pm
Up to the Challenge? How the Market Can Keep the Lights on in Texas - Center for Economic Freedom

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Texas’ competitive electricity market is the envy of the world. Yet there are still challenges that need to be addressed, from the requirements of the Clean Power Plan and the inconsistency of renewable energy to a growing economy and being able to meet the demands of peak load. This panel will examine how Texas can remain at the forefront of providing an affordable, reliable supply of electricity in light of these challenges.

Moderators
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Bill Peacock

VP of Research, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Bill Peacock is the vice president of research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He has been with the Foundation since February 2005.Bill directs the research of the Foundation to ensure its accuracy, integrity, and application of free market principles to the issues facing Texas... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for H.B. “Trip” Doggett

H.B. “Trip” Doggett

President and Chief Executive Officer, Electric Reliability Council of Texas
H.B. “Trip” Doggett was named president and chief executive officer of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), in May 2010. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Doggett was interim president/CEO and ERCOT’s chief operating officer since June 2008. Mr. Doggett has 29 years... Read More →
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Rep. Helen Giddings

District 109, Texas House of Representatives
Helen Giddings is President of Multiplex Inc., a specialty concessions company, which she founded in 1988. Previously, Giddings served as Vice President of Leadership Development at the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and as an executive responsible for 11 states with Sears, Roebuck... Read More →
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Eric Groten

Partner, Vinson & Elkins
Eric is a full-service Clean Air Act practitioner. His twenty-five year career hasallowed him to undertake the wide array of legal work generated by state andfederal air quality laws, including defense of cases brought to enforce them,prosecution of applications for the permits they... Read More →
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Chairman Donna Nelson

Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas
Donna L. Nelson was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Public Utility Commission on August 15, 2008 and named chairman on July 26, 2011. Prior to her appointment, Nelson served as a special assistant and advisor to Governor Perry on energy and telecommunication issues. She also... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:10am - 12:20pm CST
Capitol View Terrace North 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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