Jun 06, 2018
Mark Kapner
Texas Electric Power - The Future

Mark Kapner retired from Austin Energy in 2011 and is a free-lance engineer He led the design and implementation of Austin Energy’s GreenChoice program, recognized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and US EPA as one of the most successful utility renewable energy marketing programs in the country. He was Instrumental in the creation of the national Plug-In Partners Campaign to persuade automakers to manufacture plug-in hybrid vehicles. He invented a wind / solar hybrid power system that incorporates two energy storage media that enables electric utilities to incorporate renewables at 90% penetration.  He invented a cost-saving method for mounting solar panels, patent 60046399) Mr. Kapner has spoken at numerous national and three European conferences on integrating wind and solar into electric grids, green energy marketing, energy storage, and plug-in vehicles