David Braun, Regional VP Of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, To Speak At Northern Ohio Energy Management Conference Remarks Will Focus on Tips to Consider for Procuring Power in Ohio's Shale Gas Boom

HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- David Braun, Regional Vice President of Sales-Midwest for GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, will speak at the 7th Annual Northern Ohio Energy Management Conference on Tuesday, September 25, at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. 

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Braun will join a panel discussion titled, "Best Practices in Electricity Purchasing…Using Heat Rate and Block and Index Contracts to Take Advantage of the Shale Gas Boom."  The session will be held at 1:45 p.m.

"The unprecedented flood of natural gas into the domestic market is creating some new opportunities – and new risks – that Ohio buyers should be aware of when procuring power," Braun explained.  "Our goal is to help consumers understand how those factors can influence cost and consumption, while providing viable options to consider before entering into their next energy contract."  

Braun has over two decades of experience in the energy and utilities industry, including 14 years in deregulated electricity and natural gas markets across the United States.  In addition to his presentation, the conference will also feature best practices, case studies, and instructional sessions on topics such as energy savings, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and funding and incentives for energy-efficiency projects.

The 7th Annual Northern Ohio Energy Management Conference is being presented jointly by Industrial Energy Users-Ohio, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Council of Smaller Enterprises, and the Manufacturers' Education Council.  GDF SUEZ Energy Resources is also one of the event's sponsors.

About GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail electricity suppliers in the U.S. and currently serves commercial, industrial and institutional customers in 12 markets: Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The company serves over 80,000 accounts for customers having a peak demand ranging from 50 KW to more than 200 MW, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 10,000 MW.

For more about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374.  Follow GDF SUEZ Energy Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter: @GDFSUEZEnergy and Facebook. GDF SUEZ Energy Resources is part of International Power, which in North America manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers.  The company offers electricity service to small business customers under the brand Think Energy™.

International Power is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GDF SUEZ. For more information, please visit http://www.iprplc-gdfsuez.com/ and www.gdfsuez.com.

SOURCE GDF SUEZ Energy Resources



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