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  • Helping to find solutions,
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  • Networking and connecting with peers and policymakers.  


May 18, 2015 – Workshop
May 19-20, 2015 – Conference
SMU Campus in Dallas, Texas

The SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting our 7th international energy conference and workshop, Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields, May 18-20, 2015 on the SMU Campus in Dallas, Texas.

Over 200 individuals in field operations, project development, technology, finance, engineering and resource assessment from the geothermal, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors are expected to attend.

The conference goal is to connect attendees with the knowledge, technical expertise and equipment options they need to successfully transition an existing… Continue reading

April 2, 2015 – Austin, TX

The Texas Energy Innovation Challenge (TEIC) is in the final stretch!  We hope you will join us in cheering on our future energy leaders!

  • Join Power Across Texas on May 1, 2015 in room E1.026 at the Texas Capitol in Austin for the in-person TEIC competition featuring opening remarks by Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick!
  • Between 8 am and 1 pm on May 1st, each team will present their solutions for produced water from fracking wells and we are in the process of assigning mentor companies to each team. The teams are… Continue reading

March 6, 2015 – Austin, TX

Power Across Texas (PAT) is off to a very successful 2015, and we are excited to share the following announcements:

PAT Fellows Program
Program Graduate Student Fellowships Available! PAT is now accepting applications from eligible graduate students interested in all areas of the energy industry to work with our nonprofit organization.  Please encourage any students you know to apply.

2015 Texas Energy Innovation Challenge

Upcoming PAT Events

  • April 21st - Policy Forum luncheon with TCEQ Chairman Bryan Shaw providing an update on Texas and EPA’s 111d Regulations
  • April 30th - TEIC Competition Reception and Dinner
  • May 1st - 2015 Texas Energy Innovation Challenge Competition at the Texas State Capital
  • June 4 - Policy Forum luncheon with TX Energy Reporters Polly Ross Hughes and Harvey Kronberg
  • July 10 - Policy Forum luncheon with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar
  • September 18th -  PAT Board luncheon featuring the PAT Research Advisory Council
  • November 3rd - Policy Forum luncheon featuring Jorge Bermudez, Federal Reserve Bank and ERCOT Board
  • December 10th - PAT Member End-of-Year Reception

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