The Texas deep freeze was close to the sum of all fears for electric and gas utilities. If it could go wrong, it did go wrong, and Texans suffered. It has been a shot heard around the world.

Clearly Texas must rethink, rebuild, and reprioritize. Everything in the state is on the table, from its electric isolation to whether it should be under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) umbrella with new interconnections to the national grid.

The first priority is to find out what happened, generator by generator, system by system and fuel by fuel.

USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis will deliver opening remarks.

The event, moderated by nationally syndicated columnist and broadcaster Llewellyn King, will consist of a panel of experts presenting their views and a panel of journalists seeking answers to the Texas deep freeze's power and humanitarian costs.

Guest Speakers:
Daniel Brooks, Vice President of Integrated Grid and Energy Systems, EPRI
Clinton Vince, Chair, Dentons' U.S. Energy Practice; Texas energy company consultant
Pat Wood III, Principal, Wood3 Resources; Former Chairman, FERC and Texas PUC

Rod Kuckro, Freelance
Andrew Moore, S&P Global
Ken Silverstein, Forbes