WATCH THE SAM-TX GRID WEBINAR series
Immediately after the catastrophic failure of the Texas electric grid last year, the SAM Party of Texas called for an independent investigation into why the grid failed and what needed to be done to ensure it never happened again. But State leaders had no interest in the public knowing too much about what happened. So, the SAM Party set up a working group of its members and others who had extensive and diverse backgrounds in the energy industry to study the issue.
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#1 - tEXAS gRID Resiliency
#2 - REGULATION OF THE TEXAS GRID
#3 - MARKET DESIGN OF THE TeXas GRID
MEET THE SAM-TX SPEAKERS
A geologist in the early part of her career, Pamela Baden later transitioned into a commercial marketing and origination role during the initial stages of deregulation. She was later a principal in a company that purchased and operated utility scale power plants.
Jim is a retired downstream energy professional, now focusing on the energy transition. Jim previously held positions at ExxonMobil, Anderson Consulting, and Shell.
John recently retired from his role as the global power buyer for a Fortune 100 company. In that capacity John is thoroughly familiar with all electricity markets in the U.S
Mark is a retired petroleum engineer and former UT Austin faculty member. In 2016 Mark was a candidate for Railroad Commissioner and was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, and San Antonio Express News.
William has worked for 34 years as an engineer for both onshore and offshore oil/gas facilities and renewables.
Reed served at senior executive positions in three Fortune 500 petroleum refining companies for over 30 years. Since retiring Reed served two terms on the San Antonio City Council and after the 2021 winter storm chaired San Antonio’s Community Emergency Preparedness Committee (CEP) to investigate the power outage there. He is now chairing the Rate Advisory Committee for CPS Energy, which makes recommendation to the CPS Energy Board on rates, rate structure, and generation planning.