Virtual ND Energy Distinguished Lecture: “Lessons Learned from the Texas Winter Storm Experience: What Happened and How to Avoid It Happening Again” by Jason M. Ryan

Jason Ryan

Please join ND Energy for a distinguished lecture presented by Jason M. Ryan, senior vice president for CenterPoint Energy, and hosted by Subhash L. Shinde, associate director of ND Energy. Following Mr. Ryan’s presentation, he has graciously agreed to stay on the line to answer additional questions and further the conversation for anyone interested. Questions regarding this event may be directed to Subhash L. Shinde. This virtual event is free and open to the general public. We look forward to you joining us!

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Jason Ryan, senior vice president for CenterPoint Energy, will walk through a timeline of what happened in Texas during Winter Storm Uri from his viewpoint in the utility’s emergency operations center at the time. He also will review the legislative and regulatory response to the event to date.  From there, Ryan will discuss the broader implications of the lessons learned for the larger utility industry. The implications include ever-increasing connectedness of our energy supply chain while at the same time customer expectations around reliability, affordability and sustainability are increasing.


Ryan was named Senior Vice President, Regulatory Services & Government Affairs at CenterPoint Energy in July 2020 following service as the company's general counsel and in other legal leadership positions. In his current role, Jason leads colleagues on the rates and regulatory policy team; the regulatory legal team; and the local, state, and federal government affairs team.

Ryan joined CenterPoint Energy in 2009, after representing the company as outside regulatory counsel for nearly a decade. Before that, Jason was a managing partner at energy law firm RyanGlover LLP and a global projects attorney at Baker Botts LLP.

Ryan earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his law degree with honors from the University of Texas School of Law.  Ryan served as an Information Dominance Warfare Officer in the United States Navy from 2005 to 2015.  He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Diabetes Council in 2013 for a six-year term ending in 2019; he was reappointed by Governor Greg Abbott in 2019 for a term ending in 2025. 

Ryan currently serves on the boards of the Houston Bar Foundation and the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He is also a board member of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas and a member of the executive committee of the legal committee of the American Gas Association.

About CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. As of June 30, 2020, the company owned approximately $32 billion in assets and also owned 53.7 percent of the common units representing limited partner interests in Enable Midstream Partners, LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns, operates and develops strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With approximately 9,600 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years.

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