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The Dallas Electric Club supports members involved in the electric delivery industry through informative lectures and meetings where we discuss regulatory changes, new technology and topics of great interest in the industry.

Up Coming Event !
Jeffrey W. Schroeter , P.E.

March 8, 2024       11:30  –  1:00

TOPIC : Dispatchable Generation – How HRCo’s, DSCR’s & LOLE’s Impact the Texas Energy Market

Jeff Schroeter is a Principle and Managing Director with Genova Power and has been with the Company for nearly 20 years. Genova Power is an asset holding company focusing on the development of large generating facilities, providing complete management services necessary to take a power generation project from concept to commercial operation. Jeff has forty-two years experience in the electric industry with concentration in power generation, transmission and project finance. Much of his early career was spent as an engineer and planning manager for large utilities where he broaden his industry knowledge and experience through involvement in asset development. For the past twenty years much of  his career has focused on independent power project plant development including siting, permitting, financing and construction. Jeff has developed over 9500 MW of generation in the ERCOT, WECC, SPP, MSIO and FRCC ISO’s which are operating today. Jeff has a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.  

Jeff will present the current state of the ERCOT Market for the development of dispatchable generation. He will discuss why only selective projects are reaching construction and operation. The economics of peaking power are challenged by many factors such as ERCOT’s market design, weather variability, and state of renewable economic incentives and ESG considerations. This is a fascinating interplay of many factors which has created some real world system reliability implications for the growing Texas Energy Market.

The meeting will be held at our normal meeting location, Corrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse. 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas.  The time for the meeting will be 11:30 to 1. 

Members should RSVP below and then log into the DEC website for the discounted member rate and click the PayPal link near the top. Payment can be made thru your PayPal account or by credit card. 

Non-Members should RSVP below and pay at the link provided, either through PayPal or credit cards.


Event Coming Soon

Atmos Energy – Fueling Our Energy Future

Friday April 12, 2024

Lance Andrews, Vice President, Operations Atmos Energy Corporation

Throughout Lance’s 41 year history with Atmos Energy, he has service in various leadership roles and has developed in-depth experience in gas distribution/pipeline operations and construction.From 2008 to 2016, Lance served in the role of director of Dallas Operation for Atmos Energy’s Mid-Tex division. In 2016 Lance was promoted to Vice President of Operation for Atmos Energy’s West Texas Division and most recently has assume the role of Vice President of Operations for the Mid-Tex divisions’ East Region. 

Lance has demonstrated his leadership in the gas industry by serving on the American Gas Association (AGA) Distribution Construction and Maintenance Committee for many years and served as Chair for one year. He also served on the AGA Best Practices Steering Committee. For 10 years he served on the Board of Directors for Texas Excavation Systems, Inc. (Texas 811) six of those years as board chair.

Lance’s leadership examples expand beyond that of the company and the gas industry. He has served on boards for several non-profit organizations including the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board and the Woodland Hills Homeowners Association. He is also active in the community dedicating his leadership to fundraising in support of scholarships through the State Fair of Texas. He contunues to serve on the Advisory Board for the State Fair of Texas. Lance has completed the Leadership Dallas Program and the Leadership Amarillo Canyon Program. 

Lance has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. 

Lance will be making a formal presentation on Atmos Energy’s “Fueling Our Energy Future”. The presentation will include an overview of Atmos Energy and their operations, highlighting the Dallas area. The meeting will be at our regular meeting location, Corrientes 348 Steakhouse in downtown Dallas.

On the Horizon

* ERCOT, May10,2024 - Jeff Billo, Director, Operations Planning

* Vistra Energy, Sept 13, 2024 - Coal Plant Mine Asset Reclamation and Closure




The Dallas Electric Club (DEC) was formed in 1913 as an organization composed of men and women in the electrical field endeavor locally with the utilities, corporations, jobbers and contractors. Today, the DEC has luncheon meetings to provide its members with the opportunity for good fellowship and to provide information of an educational nature relative to electrical and energy business as well as other topics of interest

Join Us! Become a Member of The Dallas Electric Club (DEC). At our monthly meetings, we feature speakers from the industry who are leaders in environmental, regulatory, legal, business, technology and other related fields. Our topics cover current issues in the electric utility industry, as well as local and political interest matters.

Our diverse Board of Directors makes plans each year to provide our members with a convenient and comfortable meeting location, a delicious lunch menu, a provocative and entertaining guest speaker and an opportunity to meet other professionals to widen each other’s business network.

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