News, Meetings & Near-term Events of Interest to NTREG Members and the Public


Near-term Meetings, Plus Local and Regional Events
Updated: October 14, 2016.
(See our "Calendar" page for long-term schedule of activities as well as a history of past meetings.)

University of Texas at Arlingon Electric Vehicle Luncheon & Presentation
Date: October 17, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: The University of Texas at Arlington Maverick Activities Center (MAC)
500 West Nedderman Drive, Arlington, Texas   76010
Joint Luncheon with University of Texas at Arlington: "Electric Vehicles: Opportunities for Utilities"
Online registration closes October 14 at 12:00 noon. You may still attend without registration. See below.
Speaker: John Gartner, Director - Transportation Efficiencies Program, Navigant Research
Join the annual luncheon hosted with UT Arlington. John Gartner is a Director leading Navigant Research's Transportation Efficiencies program. He has overseen custom research and consulting engagements for the world's leading automotive companies, technology vendors, utilities and infrastructure providers, and is responsible for content management, key industry and client relationships, and forecast model development for the transportation research team. Gartner's key areas of expertise include electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging infrastructure and integration into the grid, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, and advanced batteries. Gartner's presentation will focus on EV Opportunities for Utilities, covering how the current trends in vehicle electrification and the development of a EV ecosystem will impact utilities, and the threats and opportunities derived from the emerging EV business models.
Price & Other Information:
Gulf Coast Power Association Members - $30. Non-Members - $35. There will be an additional $5 surcharge for walk-in registrants at the luncheon.
   The University of Texas at Arlington
   Maverick Activities Center ("MAC")
   500 West Nedderman Drive
   Arlington, Texas  76010
Luncheon will be in the MAC lounge.
Parking: Spaces are reserved in the northeast corner of Lot 33 on the north side of the Maverick Activities Center, just south of UTA Boulevard and Nedderman Drive. A security guard will move cones for guests when they arrive to allow them to park in the reserved spaces.
If you encounter problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at
To register, CLICK HERE.

Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards
Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas. MAP
Join the Memnosyne Institute for the fifth annual 2016 Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards Dinner as they honor outstanding leaders and volunteers in the North Texas green community. This year organic gardening pioneer Howard Garrett will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. He will also be speaking at the event.

NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas. (Map)
Our meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall, which is accessible through the church main entry, or from doors in the rear.
Topic: Leading Edge Battery & Energy Storage Technologies
Last July, we had a panel of three presenters talking about the use of batteries in solar energy systems. This meeting had the second highest attendance of any meeting in NTREG history - so we knew energy storage is of great interest.
In consideration of the level of interest we saw this past summer, our November meeting is a presentation on all types of battery and energy storage technologies, with an emphasis on renewable energy systems.
Presenter: Dr. H. Frank Gibbard, Ph.D.
About Our Presenter
Dr. Gibbard was the CEO & Co-Founder of "H Power Corporation" (now Plug Power, Incorporated). H Power Corporation designed, developed, and manufactured fuel cells.
Dr. Gibbard is a seasoned executive in the field of electrochemical power systems. He has managed battery and fuel cell activities at levels of responsibility ranging from senior scientist to Vice President R&D and as the Chief Executive Officer of two publicly-owned NASDAQ companies: H Power Corp, an early-stage "PEM" fuel cell company; and Altairnano, a lithium-ion battery company.
Frank holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is an internationally recognized leader in energy storage and power generation. His technical experience includes directing and carrying out work on primary and rechargeable batteries, including the following: lithium ion, nickel metal hydride, alkaline manganese oxide; alkaline zinc air; high-rate and reserve lithium thionyl chloride; lithium sulfur dioxide; lead acid; flowing-electrolyte redox; zinc bromine; high-temperature molten salt rechargeables; and thermal primaries.
As CEO of H Power Corporation, a proton-exchange membrane fuel cell company, Frank grew the company from 17 employees to more than 200, and led its Initial Public Offering to raise more than $100 million in public equity capital. He has published and presented more than 100 technical papers in journals, conference proceedings, and battery handbooks.
NTREG is honored to have such an eminent presenter for our November meeting.

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