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Wednesday, August 28 • 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Incentivizing Solar + Storage: Whose job is it?

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To meet aggressive state and municipal goals for decarbonization, the pace at which solar and storage projects are deployed will need to increase dramatically. Whose job is it to help incentivize customer adoption: utilities, solar and storage manufacturers, the government, or will it take an all-of-the-above approach?

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Chris O'Bannon

Tesla - New Energy Homes, Tesla
Chris O’Bannon manages the eastward expansion of Tesla’s new homes energy business from Texas to Florida and the Northeast, providing solar energy generation and home battery storage. Chris attended the University of Florida before beginning his investment career with Merrill... Read More →
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Ian Taylor

CEO, New Braunfels Utilities
Ian Taylor was appointed Chief Executive Officer of New Braunfels Utilities in 2016. He joined the NBU team in 2005 as the Manager of Water Operations and Maintenance, and in 2009 he was named Chief Engineer of Water Systems, where he was in charge of water and wastewater planning, design, and program management. Prior to joining NBU, Taylor was a Senior... Read More →
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Erin Hardick

Lead Analyst, Zpryme
Erin Hardick is a Research Analyst at Zpryme Research and Consulting, whose areas of research include smart grid, smart transportation, microgrid, renewable and distributed energy resources, electric vehicles, and information and communication technology. Erin is a recent graduate... Read More →
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Darren Schauer

Darren Schauer is the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of GVEC. He held several positions at the Cooperative prior to being named chief executive officer in 2003. As part of his responsibilities as CEO, Mr. Schauer also leads the Cooperative’s subsidiary companies. Mr... Read More →
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Sol Bobst

President, Solar Ranch Development
Sol Bobst is the founder and President of Solar Ranch Development Company, based in Houston, Texas.  He has an MBA and Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston-Victoria.  Sol travels all over Texas to find and represent landowners... Read More →

Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:10pm - 4:05pm CDT
River Terrace Room