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Empowering Transformative Energy Decisions
November 2, 2023 | Houston, TX

Dive deeper into the world of energy modeling this November at #XcelerateEdHouston

Join like-minded professionals at industry-focused panel discussions, user presentations,
and networking opportunities.

Hear stories from PLEXOS users across the entire energy value chain as they showcase how PLEXOS has helped them & how that may help you solve your biggest energy planning challenges. You'll take away additional tools and knowledge of how to best leverage PLEXOS and make lasting connections with other professionals who experience the same industry challenges that you face.

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Event Agenda

We have packed a full day filled with panel discussions, networking and case study presentations.

Don't forget to join the conversation on social media via #XcelerateEd

Registration Check-In

Room: La Scala III Foyer
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Room: La Scala III
12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Rob Homer
Energy Exemplar

Welcome to Xcelerate Ed Houston

Rob Homer, Energy Exemplar's Senior Product Manager, will kick-start the event providing a brief agenda and program overview. 
Room: La Scala III
1:00 - 1:15 pm
Srirama Palagummi
Srirama Palagummi
Constellation Energy

PLEXOS Gas Fundamental Use Cases and Insights

This presentation focuses on the improvements in the PLEXOS Natural Gas Fundamentals North American dataset over the past year, and discusses the collaborative efforts between Energy Exemplar and Constellation Energy. Srirama will also highlight the importance of a natural gas model for companies similar to Constellation. 

Room: La Scala III
1:15 - 1:45 pm
David Barbalias

CCGTs + Solar: Modeling and Optimization

The presentation is an assessment between renewable resource penetration and dispatchable unit operation. Specifically how thermal unit start ups and capacity factors evolve as renewable penetration increases.
Room: La Scala III
1:45 - 2:15 pm
Rob Homer
Rob Homer
Energy Exemplar

Co-Optimization & the Hydrogen Economy

Our world’s reliance on fossil fuels is the biggest obstacle to cleaner, safer, accessible, and affordable energy. It’s time to focus on not just dreaming up, but simulating and proving all the possible solutions to our better energy future with data. Modeling technology is here to help pave the way.

It’s 2023 and we are long past seeing energy sectors as silos – gas, power, heat, etc. are all irrevocably linked. A change in one sector affects the other. So, let’s reflect that in our models and find optimal solutions to interconnected energy systems, to enhance overall performance and synergy. By coupling energy sectors, energy systems become more resilient, diverse, and less reliant on a single source of energy or infrastructure.  

Room: La Scala III
2:15 - 2:45 pm

Afternoon Break

Room: La Scala III
2:45 - 3:15 pm
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Brian Fladger

Moving Big Things to Zero Across Borders

In this presentation, Brian will give a short description as to how MAN-ES is leveraging PLEXOS to work with their customers to unlock what their path to decarbonization could look like on their unique journey through the energy transition.
Room: La Scala III
3:15 - 3:45 pm
Matt McNeil
Energy Exemplar

PLEXOS Gas supporting North America Market Analysis

Energy Exemplar's PLEXOS North American Fundamental Gas Market Model provides the basis for gas hub price forecasts and supports analysis related to key driver sensitivities, regional gas flows, market arbitrage, resource valuation, policy impact analysis, and market outlook studies.
Room: La Scala III
3:45 - 4:15 pm
Jon Ecker
Jon Ecker
Energy Exemplar

Special Preview - ERCOT Congestion Insights: Your advantage in assessing congestion revenue rights auctions

Building on the industry leading PLEXOS congestion analysis capabilities, we package the latest available market data, and simulate the one month forecast horizon, to expose CRR auction opportunities.  We are looking for a few customer partners to provide feedback on this exciting new product.
Room: La Scala III
4:15 - 4:45 pm
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Ray Hoppe
Energy Exemplar

Closing Remarks

Ray will summarize the day's insights and welcome you to join us for a Networking Reception immediately following the sessions onsite at The Moran's Fireside Lounge.
Room: La Scala III
4:45 - 5:00 pm

Networking Reception

Join us at The Moran's Fireside Lounge to unwind from the day with light bites and drinks. Continue building connections with energy industry peers at this go-to spot in Houston.
Fireside Bar (at The Moran CityCentre)
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Event Venue

The event will be held at The Moran CityCentre.

Located near the Energy Corridor, The Moran places you in close proximity to Houston’s best neighborhoods and destinations. From upscale dining experiences to lively surroundings and a state-of-the-art selection of guest accommodations, The Moran is located at the heart of Houston’s bustling CITYCENTRE.

We do not have a room block reserved for this event, however, you're welcome to book accommodation at the event venue directly with The Moran CityCentre, should you need it.

The Moran Hotel

Locate the Conference Center

Address: 800 SORELLA COURT