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Register Now for the 2nd Annual Renewable Energy Leadership Conference Aug 22 – Houston

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2nd Annual Renewable Energy Leadership Conference at Rice Business – Jones Graduate School of Business

About this event

It has been a year since the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law. What impact has it had, and what can be expected going forward? On August 22nd, REAL Houston will be presenting its Second Annual Renewable Energy Leadership Conference at Rice University to explore this topic.

Hosted by Rice Business Executive Education, voices from leading renewable energy companies, the DOE, and capital providers will gather to discuss the impact the IRA has had on Houston and beyond, and what to expect going forward.

Confirmed speakers to date:

Omar Aboudaher, Senior Vice President – Development, Leeward Renewable Energy
Jessica Adkins, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Todd Auwarter, Consultant, Egon Zehnder
Norman Bay, Head of Energy Regulatory & Enforcement Group, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; former Chairman, Commissioner and Director of the Office of Enforcement of FERC (2009-2014)
John Berger, CEO, Sunnova Energy
Marie Bergeron, Director – Career Development, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
David Daley, Regional Practice Manager – Power Generation, Burns & McDonnell
Fred Day, Managing Director – Investments, Brookfield Asset Management
Sandhya Ganapathy, CEO, EDP Renewables North America
Raj Mahagaokar, Chief Financial Officer, Grid United
Gabe Malek, Chief of Staff, Fervo Energy
Greg Matlock, Americas Energy Transition and Renewable Energy Tax Lead, EY
Doug Moorehead, Chief Operating Officer, Broad Reach Power
Martha Richards, Talent Engagement Director, Pattern Energy
Suresh Vasan, Senior Investment Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy – LPO
Emily Wolf, Senior Director – Development, Ambient Fuels
Nancy Zakhour – Chief Commercial Officer, Clean Energy Services
Anastasiya Zavyalova, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
Additional speakers to be confirmed. Check back here for updates!

A reception with beverages and light bites to follow from 5-6:30 p.m. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, this event is free to attend. Registration is required.


Tuesday, August 22, 2023


Reception to follow


Shell Auditorium

McNair Hall, Loop Road

Houston, TX 77005

About REAL Houston

The Renewable Energy Alliance – Houston (REAL Houston), a 501(c)(6) non-profit, was founded in 2020 by renewable energy incumbents in support of the growing clean energy community in Houston. REAL Houston has since evolved to promote connection and conversation among those working in renewable energy and the broader energy transition. REAL Houston also works to attract and connect early career professionals to the industry, and each other. REAL Houston’s members span the clean energy value chain and are paving the way for a sustainable energy future.

About Rice Business Executive Education

Rice Business Executive Education is your home for executive and organizational leadership solutions. From our two-week Rice Advanced Management Program to programs in leadership, strategy, finance and accounting, innovation and more, there’s something for everyone.