2017-2018 Energy Symposium Series
Electric Power: Going Off the Grid
UH Energy hosted a provocative panel discussion on the challenges facing the grid. Guest panelists included William Berger, CEO of Sunnova Energy Corporation; Joel Mickey, senior director of Wholesale Market Design & Operations for ERCOT; Heather Payne, assistant director of the Law Center for Climate, Energy, Environment & Economics at the University of North Carolina, and Ed Hirs, lecturer for the Department of Economics at the University of Houston. Moderating the symposium was Victor Flatt, Dwight Olds Chair in Law for the Law Center at U of H.
Permian & Peak Demand: Death of OPEC?
The world of oil and gas is changing. On the supply side, the rebound in production from the Permian has transformed the geopolitical pressures and has raised the question if OPEC has any ability to control prices. With the projected transformation of the transportation fleet to electrical systems, does the idea of "lower for longer" have validity? These are some of the questions that were addressed at the symposium held on November 16, 2017 at the University of Houston.