Renewable Energy Pavilion

Renewable Energy Mark

After a successful debut in 2021, NAPE Summit continues to feature another avenue to connect, reconnect and make deals happen with the Renewable Energy Pavilion! This dedicated space on the expo floor is for exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees who work in renewables or are interested in learning more about sustainable energy opportunities.

The REP will host education sessions featuring speakers from E&P companies and renewable energy companies as well as provide signature NAPE networking opportunities and educational materials in the pavilion.

Read Director of NAPE Le'Ann Callihan's article on this new expansion.


Interested in joining the Renewable Energy Pavilion?

We offer a variety of sponsorships, booth sizes and advertising opportunities that are designed to put your company in front of the right people. Whether you’re interested in exhibiting, sponsoring, advertising — or all three — talk to us today at



Thursday, February 2, 2023

1:30-2 p.m.
Session 1

2-2:30 p.m.
Session 2

2:30-3 p.m.
Session 3

3-3:30 p.m.
REP Prospect Previews

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Cocktail Hour

Schedule subject to change.


Investing in Renewable Energy

Becky Diffen
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Speaker Bio

Becky Diffen is a partner in the Austin, Texas, office of Norton Rose Fulbright, where she focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project development and tax equity financings of renewable energy, energy storage, power generation and transmission projects — including wind, solar, battery storage, green hydrogen, geothermal, waste-to-energy and other technologies. She also has experience advising clients on Texas regulatory law. Diffen has over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and previously worked as a utility-scale wind power developer.

She is a coauthor of Wind Law — the first and only legal treatise focused on the wind industry — and her new treatise, Wind and Solar Law, was published in late 2021. She has been recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers USA, was honored as a 2021 Law 360 Project Finance MVP and in 2019 was named the C3E Law and Finance award winner by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Diffen serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the national Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy organization, as well as serving as a member of the Advisory Board of the WRISE Austin Chapter. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Carleton College and earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, & Energy Law and now teaches a seminar on renewable energy law as an adjunct professor.

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Renewables: It's Not Texas' First Rodeo

Marcelo Ortega
Senior Renewable Analyst, Rystad Energy

Synopsis: Texas is largely known as the oil and gas capital of America. This often brands the state as polluting and an energy transition laggard when, in reality, Texas is a national leader in renewable energy. With 36 gigawatts of operational assets, Texas is the No. 1 state for onshore wind and second for utility-scale solar capacity with 9.2 GW. Even more impressive are Texas’s future commitments to clean power. Just in 2021, the lone star state added 17.9 GW of solar, wind and battery capacity to its development pipeline — by far the most of any in the country. If Texas is not known for its climate mitigation policies, what are the drivers enabling it to be a clean power vanguard?

Speaker Bio

Marcelo Ortega is a senior analyst within Rystad Energy’s Renewables Research Team focused on the solar, wind and energy storage markets of America. Ortega oversees maintaining the quality and preciseness of the asset level data of Rystad Energy´s RenewableCube. He then leverages this database to create market insights that then get published in the form of commentaries and reports. Before joining Rystad, he held various research positions. He has designed renewable investment policies and analyzed power market tariff schemes. Ortega holds a master’s degree in energy technologies from the University of Cambridge.

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Wind Energy

Ryan Fitzpatrick
Director, Development, NextEra Resources

Speaker Bio

Ryan Fitzpatrick, a Cheyenne, Wyoming, native, serves as director of development for NextEra Energy Resources and has been developing renewables in Wyoming for 13 years. Recently, he managed the development of the original 225-megawatt Roundhouse project, as well as the 533-megawatt Cedar Springs wind projects north of Douglas in Converse County. When he’s not spending his free time cheering on the University of Wyoming Pokes or enjoying the outdoors, he meets with local stakeholders to discuss project specifics, timelines and the economic benefits a project like the Roundhouse expansion can bring to Laramie County.

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