GridNEXT 2017: Transforming the Grid, Transforming Technology Conference

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Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center
1101 Woodlawn Ave
Georgetown, Texas
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Baker Tilly is a proud speaker and supporting organization at the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA) GridNEXT Conference in Texas. The two-day conference offers multiple educational sessions and networking opportunities with key energy leaders. Also, the world-renowned renewable energy advocate and former Vice President of TREIA, Al Gore, will be a special keynote speaker.

In addition, Baker Tilly’s Vijay Betanabhatla will kick off the educational sessions with a pre-conference workshop covering GridNEXT 1.0 Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance. Vijay will provide an overview of the renewable project economics, followed by additional insight from Texas PACE Authority.


  • Vijay Betanabhatla, Senior Consultant, Baker Tilly
  • Jonathan Blackburn, Managing Director, Texas PACE Authority

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Baker Tilly hopes to see you there! 

About the speaker:

Vijay Betanabhatla is a senior consultant on the energy and utilities team at Baker Tilly. He works closely with utilities, renewable energy developers, manufacturers and state/local/tribal governments to help meet their strategic, resource optimization and capital procurement needs for energy projects. He currently leads the Smartgrid strategy for Baker Tilly and plays a key role in the business development efforts for the Austin office. Before joining Baker Tilly, Vijay worked in System Operations at ERCOT for over 10 years. He played a lead role in many prestigious ERCOT projects including the Texas Nodal project. He has a MSEE from UT Arlington and an MBA from UT Austin, McCombs School of Business.

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