Brattle Principals Sanem Sergici, Ryan Hledik, and Sam Newell will speak and moderate at the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Spring Conference to be held April 16-17 in Houston, TX.

The event gathers industry experts and key stakeholders to discuss a variety of energy-related topics, including pricing, grid resilience, and retail competition across the country.

Dr. Sergici, a conference chair and member of the planning committee, will moderate the panel “System Planning in a High DER Environment.” The panel will discuss best practices for planning in an environment with increasing distributed energy resources (DERs) and challenges and opportunities in utility and wholesale planning functions.

Mr. Hledik will moderate the panel “Energy Storage: Is it a Panacea?” The panel will discuss the value that energy storage provides as a result of its rapidly falling costs and operational flexibility, as well as the potential limitations of energy storage technologies.

Dr. Newell will speak on the panel “Evolving RTO Market Designs: Future of Energy & Ancillary Services.” The panel will discuss the unique energy and ancillary service market challenges in the CAISO/PJM/ERCOT markets, proposals that are underway to overcome these challenges, and the potential impacts on the value proposition of different generation technologies under proposed market design changes.

For more information about the GCPA Spring Conference, please visit the event website.