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Husch Blackwell to Sponsor GridNEXT 2017

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10.18.17

Husch Blackwell is proud to announce its sponsorship of GridNEXT 2017, a conference focusing on how renewable energy technologies are transforming the power industry. GridNEXT 2017 is presented by the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA) and will take place October 23-24, 2017, in Georgetown, Texas.

The conference program is highlighted by a keynote address by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and also includes presentations and workshops devoted to a variety of clean-grid topics such as electric vehicles, grid resilience and reliability in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, new solar and wind technologies, and emerging cybersecurity challenges. The conference will also feature an open pitch competition where entrepreneurs will present new ideas for clean energy solutions.

“Texas leads the country in terms of renewable energy production, and Georgetown is one of the first cities anywhere to derive all of its power from renewable sources,” said Husch Blackwell’s Chris Reeder, a partner in the firm’s Austin office and a member of the TREIA Board of Directors. “We thought it was the perfect venue for our third-annual conference, where practical, real-world solutions to pressing power and energy concerns will be explored in order to create the Grid of the Future.”

For nearly three decades, Reeder has focused his legal practice at the intersection of administrative law and energy and natural resources. He represents participants in numerous areas of the electric industry on a broad scope of regulatory issues, including compliance and enforcement, commercial disputes, market structure, development related matters, and certification.