2023 SPEER Policy + Industry Workshop

September 14-15, 2023

Archer Hotel

3121 Palm Way, Austin, Texas 78758

Join SPEER members, partners, and allies for two days of energy dialogue. We’ll discuss the changing energy landscape, regional grid issues, record setting demand, demand-side solutions as well as national trends. As the 88th Texas legislative session and 59th Oklahoma legislative session both conclude we will exchange thoughts on energy policies: How to improve energy efficiency adoption in the South-central region, ways to better engage stakeholders with policymakers, increasing the adoption of DERs, and much more. Our focus will be tailored to important topics facings all consumers including increasing reliability and lowering consumer energy costs as we continue the energy transition.


But we won’t be the only ones talking! We’ll have small discussions, panels, and keynotes sharing their knowledge and thoughts on these important issues in the evolving energy landscape.

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Speakers & Agenda

Thursday, September 14

10:00-12:00 TECCC Meeting & Board Meeting

12:00-1:00 Lunch Sponsored by Daikin

1:00-1:45 Welcome + Heat Pump Working Group Panel Sponsored by Daikin, Mitsubishi, & TRC Advanced Energy
      ⦿ Jonathan Moscatello, Daikin
      ⦿ Kevin DeMaster, Mitsubishi 
      ⦿ Julia Emerson, TRC
      ⦿ Will Lange, WaterFurnace

1:45-2:30 Local Government Energy Needs: Statewide Survey Assessment Results
       ⦿ Darien Clary & Rey Torres, Austin ISD
       ⦿ Steve Stelzer, City of Houston
       ⦿ Robb Chock, University of Texas at Arlington

2:30-2:50 Break Sponsored by Ameresco

2:50-3:45 Federal Funding
        ⦿ Crystal Perkins, U.S. Department of Energy
        ⦿ Cassidy Ellis, Ameresco
        ⦿ Carmen Best, Recurve

3:45-4:30 Gas Efficiency
        ⦿ Jasmine King-Bush, One Gas
        ⦿ Jason Ryan, CenterPoint Energy

4:30-5:00 Texas PACE Authority (TPA) 10 Year Anniversary: Successes
        ⦿ Charlene Heydinger, TPA

5:00-7:00 Reception (Sponsored by TPA!) + Networking Dinners

Friday, September 15

8-8:45 Breakfast Sponsored by Austin Energy Green Building

8:30 Kick Off + Welcome
      ⦿ Interim Chair Jackson, PUCT 

8:45-9:30 Equity + Consumer Power
        ⦿ Andrew Robison, TEPRI
        ⦿ Patricia Vega, Quantum New Energy

9:30-10:15 Utility Panel
        ⦿ Lark Lee, Tetra Tech
⦿ Derek Neumann, Frontier Energy

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:15 Energy Codes: Recent trends in the adoption of the 2021 IECC across TX, OK, and the US
        ⦿ Randy Plumlee, SPEER
        ⦿ Jason Vandever, NAIMA

11:15-12:15 Energy Efficiency in Oklahoma: Overview of current energy programs
        ⦿ Kylah McNabb, Vesta Strategic Solutions, LLC
        ⦿ Amanda Marcott-Thottunkal, Oklahoma        Department of Commerce

12:15- 1:00 Lunch Sponsored by Texas Energy Engineering Services Inc (TEESI)

1:00-2:00 88th Texas Legislative Session Recap: Successes and Takeaways
         ⦿ Rep. Erin Zwiener
         ⦿ Noah Oaks, SPEER

Get a recap of last year’s event

*Agenda – topics, speakers, and panelists – are subject to change. We will continue to update the agenda above as needed.

Show your support & become a sponsor.

These sponsorships are important to us and help continue the sustaining efforts of SPEER as we educate and support energy efficiency across the Texas and Oklahoma region. As extreme weather continues to wreak havoc on our aging grid, especially our transmission and distribution system, change has never been more necessary. ERCOT’s territory set 11 peak demand records in the summer of 2022 with the majority caused by the inefficiency of homes and small businesses. By supporting SPEER, you are helping accelerate the adoption of energy efficient products & services while improving the environment, helping reduce consumer’s electricity cost, and stabilizing the grid.

A La Carte Options 
$150: Provide a scholarship for Local Government personnel to attend
$300: Supply branded lanyards for name badges with your organization’s logo

Watt $500

  • Company logo on all workshop material, website, and newsletters
  • One attendee pass

Kilowatt $2,000 SOLD OUT

  • Breakfast or Lunch sponsorship
  • Company logo on all workshop material, website, and newsletters
  • Two attendee passes

Happy Hour $2,500 SOLD OUT

  • Branding on cocktail napkins and at reception
  • Company logo on all workshop material, website, and newsletters
  • Two attendee passes

Megawatt $3,000

  • Company branded QR-coded bracelets to event webpage + agenda
  • Company logo on all workshop material, website, and newsletters
  • Three attendee passes

Professional Headshots $4,000

  • Provide conference attendees with a professional headshot 
  • Company logo on all workshop material, website, and newsletters
  • Three attendee passes

Gigawatt $5,000

  • Headliner Sponsor: 10-minute welcome remarks
  • Provide organization branded items
  • Company logo on all workshop material, website, and newsletters
  • Four attendee passes


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Kilowatt Sponsors

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Heat Pump Working Group Panel Sponsors

Watt Sponsors

Until We Meet!








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