San Antonio, Texas

2025 Technical Conference on Environmental Permitting & Compliance

February 10–12, 2025

Event Details

Join industry peers at the 2025 Technical Conference on Environmental Permitting & Compliance (TCEPC) to hear from operators and industry partners alike on an array of environmental topics ranging from sustainability to new technologies, to our changing regulatory and cultural environment. Featuring sessions covering Environmental Permitting, Construction, and Air Quality Compliance & Permitting, this conference offers insights for newcomers, industry veterans, and everyone in between. Merging the perspectives of gas operators and associate industry partners, TCEPC presents an opportunity to learn from the best-in-class in the natural gas industry and grow your network with engaging networking events.

Where industry experts and leaders debate and discuss the issues and challenges facing natural gas community in 2025 and beyond.

The renowned TCEPC serves as a valuable platform for gaining consensus, sharing expertise and vision, raising the voice of natural gas, and providing solutions to the industry’s major challenges. Southern Gas Association hosts this in-demand event where environmental, energy and sustainability executives from natural gas operating, supplier, engineering, and environmental companies, as well as universities and government agencies will gather. All will learn how large organizations are meeting the challenges of complying with environmental regulations, reaching enterprise-wide sustainability goals, and reaching energy management targets. The Environmental Permitting, Construction and Air Quality Compliance & Permitting learning tracks provide a forum for strategic planning on the industry’s immediate priorities that are shaped in close consultation with industry experts serving on the conference planning committee.


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Who Should Attend

  • Environmental SMEs
  • Engineers
  • Attorneys
  • Operations Managers
  • Regulatory
  • Government Agencies (PHMSA, FERC, etc)


Expected Attendance

200+ Industry professionals 

Keynote: Fireside Chat

Rudy D. Garza

President & CEO, CPS Energy

Engage, Connect, Listen, and Serve

Join us for an insightful keynote fireside chat where Mr. Garza, with moderator Suzanne Ogle, will discuss creating a resilient and reliable energy system for today and the future. They will explore the importance of equity in ensuring energy costs do not become a burden, emphasizing the critical role of stakeholder engagement in building trust. This discussion will also address environmental justice, highlighting the need for fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all communities in the energy sector.


Rudy D. Garza is the President & CEO of CPS Energy, the nation’s largest community-owned electric and natural gas utility. He is the first Hispanic leader to hold the position. Rudy has more than 25 years of experience as a leader in the utility industry and has served in both the public and private sectors over the course of his career.

Rudy successfully led the company through the approval of two rate cases in 2022 and 2023. He also led the comprehensive strategic engagement plan for Board of Trustee approval of a blended generation planning approach to power our growing community now and in the future. To deliver on CPS Energy’s mission to serve our community, Rudy developed a strategic plan called Vision 2027, a roadmap to guide CPS Energy through the rapid transformation of the utility industry.

Rudy joined CPS Energy in 2012 and previously served as Chief Customer & Stakeholder Engagement Officer and as Senior Vice President of Distribution Service & Operations where he oversaw the maintenance and construction activity of the electric distribution system. He also served the company in the role of Vice President of External Relations.

Rudy has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Texas. He continues to serve his Austin alma mater as an Engineering Advisory Board member for the Cockrell School of Electrical Engineering.

Rudy is dedicated to public service and is actively engaged in his community through multiple board roles, including the Brooks Development Authority, greater:SATX, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, and the Large Public Power Council.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

An SGA sponsorship will help you stand out from the competition and gain opportunities to engage one-on-one with people looking for relevant product solutions. Participating as a program sponsor is about starting quality relationships and remaining in attendees’ minds well after the event. The rewards are endless. View the 2024 Sponsorship Brochure for all available opportunities, or email Susan Joiner at

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From 02-10-2025 12:00 am CST until 02-12-2025 6:00 pm CST


Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk
105 South St Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Attendees/exhibitors agree not to host any event or dinner that conflicts with a sanctioned TCEPC event such as the educational sessions, receptions, or exhibit hall hours.

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card.

SGA Cancellation Policy “A”

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