CEBN Power Circuit Corpus Christi: Clean Energy Solutions for Industrial Economies

November 12 | 2019

5:00 pm CT


November 13 | 2019

4:15 pm CT

Solomon P. Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Join the CEBN on Nov. 12-13, 2019 at the Port of Corpus Christi, TX to explore strategies to power America’s industrial sector with clean, reliable, affordable energy solutions. This event will bring together leaders from energy-intensive industries; experts in renewable energy, efficiency, and emissions controls; and community leaders from across North America to exchange ideas, expertise, and case studies.


Ticket Levels:
$75 Attendee
$250 Exhibitor/Attendee
Free for CEBN Premium Members

In the United States, the industrial sector is both an important and growing producer and end user of our nation’s vast energy supplies. As U.S. manufacturing, refining, and exports grow, so too do the energy demands on our nation’s industrial centers. From 2017 to 2018, industrial energy use grew 4.7 percent, resulting in an uptick in greenhouse gas emissions.

How can the U.S.—and North America more broadly—continue to accelerate economic growth in our major industrial centers without a corresponding increase in energy demand? Fortunately, a broad portfolio of technologies exist to help industry and surrounding communities remain competitive in the global economy, keep energy costs low, and achieve attainment with air quality regulations.

Nueces County, TX is home to the Port of Corpus Christi—the 4th largest port in the United States in total tonnage, processing significant volumes of crude oil, liquefied natural gas, and wind turbine components. The County and Port have teamed up with the Clean Energy Business Network to offer this constructive dialogue among industry leaders across North America.

This forum is the latest event in CEBN Power Circuit, a series of regional events exploring the market and policy landscape for clean energy in communities across the United States. CEBN Power Circuit is made possible with support from Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum–the lead organization behind National Clean Energy Week, and by Natixis Investment Managers, pioneer of the first ESG-driven 401(k) target date mutual funds.

Agenda and Venue:

This event will occur at the beautiful Solomon P. Ortiz International Center (9402 Harbor Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78401).

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available!

Nov. 12, 2019

5:00-8:00 p.m.                     Networking Reception
Partners will provide welcome remarks, and small businesses will exhibit their energy innovations

Nov. 13, 2019

8:00-8:45 a.m.                    Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:45 a.m.                    Opening Remarks
Judge Barbara Canales, Nueces County
Clark Robertson, Chief Operating Officer, Port of Corpus Christi
Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network
James Jackson, Founder, Resilience Energy Group & Chairman of the Board, CEBN

9:45-10:45 a.m.                 Panel: Industrial Emissions Control and Attainment Solutions
Gretchen Arnold, Chair, Corpus Christi Air Quality Group
Ruben Garcia, President, Advanced Environmental Group LLC
Donna Huff, Director, Office of Air, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Loy Sneary, President & CEO, Gulf Coast Green Energy

10:45-11:15 a.m.                      Networking Break

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.        Panel: Industrial Power & Energy Efficiency Solutions

Moderator: James Jackson, Founder, Resilience Energy Group & Chairman of the Board, CEBN
Gavin Dillingham, Houston Advanced Research Center
Steve Quisenberry, Co-founder, Increment Power
Walker Garrison, Technology Advisor, Utility Infrastructure Valero Energy Corp.


12:15-1:30 p.m.                    Lunch Panel: Major Industrial Case Studies & Best Practices

Moderator: Sean Strawbridge, Port of Corpus Christi
Malcolm Ross, Black Swan Detector, New Energies Research and Technology, Shell
Chris Burnett, Dir. of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), Howard Energy
Phil Mezey, President/CEO, EPIC Midstream
Rick Cameron, Deputy Executive Director, Port of Long Beach

1:30-2:00 p.m.                      Networking Break

2:00-3:00 p.m.                      Panel: Clean Power Solutions for Industrial Users
Moderator: Judge Barbara Canales, Nueces County
Malcolm Ross, Black Swan Detector, New Energies Research and Technology, Shell
Erica Larson, Regulatory Analyst, Centerpoint Energy
Mauro Fenoglio, Chief Commercialization Officer, Corpus Christi Polymers, LLC

3:00-4:00 p.m.                      Panel: Financing Solutions and Policy Drivers
Moderator: Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, CRES Forum
Jeff Clark, President, Advanced Power Alliance
Kyle Brzymialkiewicz, Vice President, Element Markets
Ben Hubbard, CEO, Nexus PMG
Jill Vassar, Director of Development & Partnerships, EPIcenter

4:00-4:15 p.m.                      Closing