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San Antonio, TX – July 25, 2019 – CPS Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will host the third and final 2019 event of the Electrification U.S. Symposium Series in San Antonio, Texas on Oct. 2-3, 2019.  The Electrification Experience will address customer impacts related to the efficient electrification from an array of power sources and end uses.  The event will feature a Keynote Address from Former United States Secretary of Energy, Professor Ernest Moniz.  The highly distinguished Keynote Speaker, Professor Moniz, served as the 13th U.S. Secretary of Energy from 2013 – 2017 and is now the President & CEO of both EJM Associates and the Energy Futures Initiative.

“Electrification is one of the key drivers of an important global energy movement.  We are seeing human-focused, electrified technology lend itself to both products and innovation that is and will continue to benefit our customers.  Simultaneously, electrification will help us move flexibly to an increasingly secure, safe, reliable, affordable, resilient, and environmentally responsible energy future,” said Paula Gold-Williams, CPS Energy’s President & CEO.  “We are honored to partner with EPRI and very excited to welcome Professor Moniz and other great guests to San Antonio for what will be a thoughtful and learning-rich conference experience.”

“The symposia will examine issues and opportunities of efficiently electrifying the economy, and what that process means for regional electricity users,” said Mark Duvall, who leads much of EPRI’s electrification research. “These forums help demonstrate that a cleaner electric power sector may enable other sectors to reduce carbon emissions through efficient electrification, while enhancing the customer experience.”

The San Antonio symposium is the third in EPRI’s 2019 U.S. electrification conferences.  Updates with additional confirmed speakers will be provided regularly.  EPRI’s first symposium was:

  • Pathways to Decarbonization in the Western U.S. held in Berkeley, CA, on July 10-11.  It featured keynote addresses from David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission; Mary D. Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board; and David Olsen, Chair, Board of Governors, California Independent System Operator. 

In between the first symposium and the San Antonio event in October, EPRI’s second symposium will be:

  • Pathways to Decarbonization in the Northeast in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 28-29, focusing on decarbonization in transportation and buildings.

WHAT: The Electrification Experience

WHEN: October 2-3, 2019


Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
123 Losoya St.
San Antonio, TX 78205


Please visit the event homepage for details. The event is open to the media; please contact Donald Cutler for media registration information.

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