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7:30 AM
The Charging Station: A Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome To Energy Transition Capital, Houston 2022
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
All the Btu
The Energy Transition presents enormous challenges and opportunities for Private Equity.  Quantum’s Bill Montgomery takes us through their approach to navigating this landscape by capitalizing on unique opportunities in energy transition & decarbonization while not abandoning their longstanding hydrocarbon franchise.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Bill Montgomery, Partner, Quantum Energy Partners
9:00 AM
Bobby Tudor: A Special Address
Having led Goldman Sachs’ global energy practice, Bobby Tudor co-founded energy investment-banking firm Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. Today, he’s leading the Houston Energy Transition Initiative of the Greater Houston Partnership. Hear his insight into what he describes as “arguably the most interesting and challenging period the industry has ever known.”
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Bobby Tudor, CEO, Artemis Energy Partners
Sponsored by:
9:25 AM
Back, Build, Repeat: Private Equity
Sources of startup and supplemental dollars for low- and carbon-neutral ventures abound. Here’s what PE capital providers are looking for in decarbonization management teams and ventures.
Moderator(s):
Lauren Anderson, Partner, Houston Office, Latham & Watkins LLP
Speaker(s):
Joe Bob Edwards, Managing Partner, White Deer
Kevin Pohler, Vice President, Pearl Energy Investments
Tim Rebhorn, Managing Partner, Energy Transition, EnCap Investments LP
James Wallis, Partner, NGP Energy Capital
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10:15 AM
The Grid: Networking Break
10:45 AM
Kinder Morgan & Low Carbon Investments
Kinder Morgan's view on the low carbon energy transition.
Moderator(s):
Emily Easley, CEO, NOVUS Energy Advisors
Speaker(s):
Thomas Holcombe, Director of Business Development, Kinder Morgan Inc.
Sponsored by:
11:10 AM
Naturally: Renewable Natural Gas
Dairy farms, landfills and additional sources of naturally occurring methane are being tapped for gas capture, supplementing natgas supply in local distribution systems and in big pipe.
Moderator(s):
Matt Kapinos, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Speaker(s):
Robert Birdsey, Managing Director, GreenFront Energy Partners
Greg Butler, Vice President, Quantum Energy Partners
Jesse Douglas, CEO, Green Impact Partners
Jenny Gottschalk, Partner, EIV Capital
Sponsored by:
11:50 AM
Meet the Startups
Introducing the decarbonization, low-carbon and carbon-neutral shops that have launched with F&F, family office, venture capital and additional bootstraps funding.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Colin Ardern, CEO, Applied Bioplastics
Fernando Machin, CEO, BOxES
Ryan Waddington, Founder, Cowboy Clean Fuels
Sean Marshall, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Criterion Energy Partners
Sujatha Kumar, Founder & CEO, Dsider
Tom Dale, CFO, GTL Americas
Carrie Horazeck, Head of Commercial Development, Parasanti
Walker Colt, Co-Founder, Renewell
12:20 PM
Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM
The Project Finance Method
Investors and lenders discuss the role of Project finance as a capital source for new and complex energy transition projects.
Moderator(s):
Archie Fallon, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Speaker(s):
Andrew Chen, Managing Director, Energy, CIT Bank division of First Citizens Bank
Andrew Ehrlickman, Vice President, Investments, Brookfield Asset Management
Ethan Shoemaker, Investment Partner, Head of Infra Credit, OIC
2:10 PM
Lightning in a Box: Energy Storage
From below-ground storage to batteries to thermal energy, technologies are attracting capital to scale up storage as a major infrastructure investment opportunity.
Moderator(s):
John Kaercher, Partner, Kirkland and Ellis LLP
Speaker(s):
Ben Skinner, Vice President, Global Markets, Amp Energy
Steve Vavrik, CEO, Broad Reach Power LLC
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2:40 PM
The Grid: Networking Break
3:15 PM
CCUS: Invested
The carbon capture, utilization and sequestration field is being led by veteran energy professionals already long-experienced in CO2 management.
Moderator(s):
Thomas Holmberg, Partner, Baker Botts
Speaker(s):
Robin Fielder, EVP, Low Carbon Strategy and Chief Sustainability Officer, Talos Energy Inc.
Gareth Roberts, CEO, Valverde Power Solutions Inc.
Sponsored by:
4:10 PM
Infrastructure: The Alt-Network
What exists now and new plans are underway as the platform infrastructure for new-Btu supply is finding hungry markets.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tyler Reitmeier, Senior Director, Corporate Development, Rextag DataLink
4:20 PM
Town Hall: Accelerated Uptake
Green and blue investors share their view of what the energy future may hold for all fuel sources.
Moderator(s):
Omar Samji, Partner and Global Co-Leader, Energy Innovation, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Speaker(s):
Nicholas Gole, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.
Jason Martinez, Managing Director, Energy Transition Advisory, Pickering Energy Partners
Stephen Perich, Managing Director, Head of Energy - Americas, UBS
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5:00 PM
Closing Reception