Risk in the Power Sector: A Discussion on the Resilience of Texas’ Power System

Join a panel of experts on June 15, at 11 a.m. CST, in a conversation on climate risks in the Texas power sector. Attendees will also learn more about HARC’s special report, “Climate Risks in the Texas Power Sector: Stakeholder Views and Management Approaches.” 

Grab your lunch and Zoom into this month’s conversation with thought leaders on the impacts of climate change on the Texas electric power sector and the actions of stakeholders to address those risks. 


  • Gavin Dillingham, PhD, Vice President, Research 
  • Amanda Hsieh, Vice President of ESG, ClimeCo 
  • Maya Velis, Research Associate, Water-Energy-Climate Nexus 
  • Y.C. Ethan Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University 

Content is formatted with 30 minutes of presentations and 15 minutes of discussion. The program is free to attend, but pre-registration is required by Monday, June 13. The event will be hosted via Zoom. After the registration deadline, you will receive an email that contains a link for the virtual meeting.

Q: How are stakeholders in the Texas power sector thinking about climate change? Do they view climate change as a threat, an opportunity, or both?    

Extreme weather increasingly affects business operations and the bottom line. This includes both acute shocks with highly visible impacts and chronic stresses that slowly chip away at operational efficiency over time. Investors, regulators, insurance companies, and rating agencies recognize the risks associated with climate change impacts, calling for greater transparency on these impacts and pushing for decarbonization of the energy system.  

In a recently published position paper, HARC analyzes climate risks in the Texas power sector and calls on stakeholders to take action. 

Under the umbrella of the Pythias Analytics, HARC aims to support and strengthen stakeholder capabilities to monitor infrastructure exposure to extreme weather. HARC teamed up with ClimeCo and Lehigh University and rolled out a survey in 2021 to understand climate risk perceptions and management approaches in the power sector.  

 In this webinar, the team will dive into the highlights of the survey findings and discuss what it means for climate resilience in the power sector. 

Who should attend 
Energy Executives, Climate Change Professionals, Adaptation Professionals, Local Government Employees, Sustainability-focused Organizations, Community-based Organizations, Policymakers 

Learning objectives  

  • Discuss climate risk perceptions and management approaches in the power sector, and what it means for your organization.  
  • Learn four key findings from thought leaders in the power sector, taken from the 2021 survey.   
  • Explore how boosting climate resilience can provide unprecedented opportunities to transform business as usual in the power sector. 

Event Information


Jun 15, 2022 - Jun 15, 2022


Via Zoom