Our September meeting will focus on energy development and will take place on Tuesday, September 23rd! This is a CE Credit Event. NOTE the different location this month - the meeting will take place at The Palm (on Houston St. near Navarro St.). Valet parking is available for $3 - carpooling is highly recommended! The charge for guests will be $25 this month and due to limited seating, the maximum number of attendees is 65 - be sure to RSVP early!
Mike Kotara, Senior Vice President of CPS Energy, will present "CPS Energy's Strategic Energy Plan." This will be a comprehensive review of how CPS Energy makes its long term decisions. He will analyze four key aspects of energy planning:
1) energy efficiency and conservation,
2) renewable energy,
3) environmental, and
4) low-cost, reliable energy.
This is CPS Energy's comprehensive plan for meeting San Antonio's long-term energy needs.
Michael Kotara is the Executive Vice President of Energy Development at CPS Energy. In this role, Mr. Kotara is responsible for all aspects of power generation as well as long range generation planning, wholesale energy market activities and environmental services. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Kotara served as Vice President of Wholesale Energy Markets, and he also previously served as the Vice President of the Gas Business Unit. Mr. Kotara started his career at CPS Energy in 1985, and he has held several other leadership positions including Director of Fuels, Director of Generation Control & Marketing, Director of Gas Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mr. Kotara’s professional memberships include the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Texas Public Power Association and Gulf Coast Power Association. He is also a member and past chairman of the Texas Gas Association. Locally, Mr. Kotara is a member of the Optimist Club of San Antonio, and he is an advisor on Trinity University’s Engineering Science Advisory Board.
We hope everyone can make it!