DNV KEMA to Host 24th Executive Forum on Retail Energy

Key industry leaders to address market conditions, policies, and opportunities in the competitive energy sector

BURLINGTON, Mass. (March 4, 2013)DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability will once again host its Retail Executive Forum, the nation’s leading conference that gathers senior executives, regulators, energy buyers, investors, and other stakeholders from across North America to discuss the key business and policy issues facing retail energy markets.  The 24th Executive Forum, entitled “Navigating Competitive Intersections,” will be held March 25 through 27, 2013, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

This year’s event will offer insights and perspectives of thought leaders throughout the retail energy community, covering topics ranging from new market entrants and product and service innovations to evolving state and federal policies and increasing residential participation.

“DNV KEMA’s annual study released in mid-February reflected a substantial increase in competitive retail suppliers entering restructured markets with the strongest growth in residential and small business markets,” said Sonny Kanlier, Vice President, DNV KEMA’s Retail Energy Markets.  “At our retail forum, we’ll be uncovering the factors behind these trends and what we can expect in the next two to three years.   One thing we know for sure is that competitive retailers are pricing energy for less than the regulated utility rate and customers are starting to pay attention in a big way.”
 
The Forum will feature more than 30 senior executives and key stakeholders throughout eight sessions, including a panel of executives from the nation’s top five retail energy suppliers and a new panel entitled “Investing in Retail Markets.”

Executive Forum confirmed speakers:
•    Hon. Doug Scott, Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission
•    Hon. Todd Snitchler, Chairman, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
•    Hon. Bob Stump, Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission
•    Hon. John F. Coleman Jr., Vice Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
•    Charles C. de Casteja, Managing Partner, Good Energy
•    Kerry Breitbart, CEO, North American Power & Gas
•    Kevin Dean, Co-Founder and CEO, Electricity Maine
•    Michael Fallquist, CEO, Crius Energy
•    Hudson Gilmer, Vice President, Commercial Markets, Genscape 
•    Jennifer Pulliam, Director of Products and Innovation, TXU Energy
•    Bill Harmon, Vice President, Residential and Segment Marketing, Reliant Energy Save
•    Joel Mickey, Director Market Design and Development, ERCOT 
•    Peter Londa, CEO, BPL Global
•    Gregg Dixon, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, EnerNOC, Inc.

Find more details and registration information for the conference at www.dnvkema.com.

About DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
DNV KEMA’s Retail Energy Practice provides a wide range of strategic and technical consulting services to organizations involved in competitive power and gas markets. DNV KEMA’s Retail Energy Advisory Service provides a current, detailed knowledge base of the opportunities and risks in competitive markets. DNV KEMA also leads an industry benchmarking collaborative that develops performance data and comparative analysis for retail suppliers. DNV KEMA’s assignments range from strategic planning and market analysis to operational gap analysis and process improvement to customer research and product design.

DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification. As an objective and impartial knowledge-based company, we advise and support organizations along the energy value chain: producers, suppliers & end-users of energy, equipment manufacturers, as well as government bodies, corporations and non-governmental organizations. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is part of DNV, a global provider of services for managing risk with more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries. For more information on DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, visit http://www.dnvkema.com/.

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