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Moderator, "The Texas Market," Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit

October 6, 2020
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm PT

Related Industry:

Energy & Natural Resources 

Related Service:

Solar Energy 
Speaking Engagements

Husch Blackwell's Chris Reeder will moderate a discussion covering the Texas market on October 6, 2020 during the Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit.

Texas is expected to become the second largest solar market by 2021 and projected to grow by 7,787 MW over the next 5 years. Despite the great opportunities, market challenges, exacerbated by the current financial uncertainty, remain and risks need to be well understood and assessed. This session will explore today’s key opportunities, challenges and risks in the Texas market.

  • What is the viability of hedge offtakes for solar?
  • What are the lessons from ERCOT’s performance and shrinking reserve margin?
  • How has the ERCOT market been impacted by business restrictions and the stay-at-home orders? Does any impact change the outlook for the market?
  • Will capacity margins push ERCOT to change the market structure to make solar more attractive?
  • What do the forward curves in ERCOT tell us about the markets going forward? Will future price forecast be as challenging as wind?
  • What are the potential impacts of rolling out the large amount of storage in the ERCOT queue on the market? Will it affect daily pricing? Does storage add to competitiveness?
  • What are the potential impacts of transmission congestion on the market?


  • Chris Reeder, Partner, Husch Blackwell


  • Sol Bobst, President, Solar Ranch Development Company
  • Dai Owen, Vice President, Origination & Power Marketing, EDF Renewables
  • Richard E. Walsh, Managing Partner, Madison Energy Investments

Learn more about the sessions by visiting the conference website.


Chris Reeder