iParks Webinar: Renewable Energy in Texas

Now Available ON DEMAND

Texas leads the nation in wind energy with a capacity of over 8,000 megawatts.  And that number is expected to double in the next 3 years.  In fact, if Texas were an independent nation, it would rank fifth in the world in wind energy generation, behind Spain, Germany, India, and China.  Learn how the state has been able to do this and why it is so difficult to replicate across the nation.  Learn what the challenges are to build the transmission necessary to move wind energy from where there is a lot of wind, in the plains states, to New York or Chicago.  Learn about the difficulties managing wind in the electric grid presents and how wind affects the use of other fuel sources and even electric vehicles.

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Webinar Fee: $79 Members/ $99 Non-Members

About the Speaker

armentrout.pngMark Armentrout, President and COO
Texas Institute


Mark Armentrout is President and COO of the Texas Institute, a newly formed, independent nonprofit research institute for sustainable technology research. 

From 2005 through 2008, Mr. Armentrout served as Board Chair of ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.  ERCOT manages the electric flow to 85 percent of the state’s electric load. Mark was a member of the board from 2003 to 2008, when his term ended.

From 2000 through 2006, he was an information technology executive vice president for MBNA, the world’s largest independent credit card company, which is now part of Bank of America.

Prior to joining MBNA, Mr. Armentrout spent 24 years with Atlantic Richfield Company, the nation’s sixth largest integrated oil and gas company that was acquired by British Petroleum in 2000.  In his last position with ARCO, he managed information technology services for exploration and production, responsible for staffs in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.