ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA announced today that it will supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the 2014 Globalcon Conference & Expo April 9-10 at the Atlantic City New Jersey Convention Center.
This is the fifth consecutive year the retail electricity supplier will provide the RECs in support of the association's commitment to fostering action for sustainable development. The quantity of certificates, which will be Green-e® Energy Certified, is targeted to match the electricity that will be consumed during the expo.
A Green-e® Certified REC represents the environmental attributes of electricity generated from wind, solar or other renewable generation facilities that meet certain vintage and production standards. Organizations that use RECs to offset their indirect greenhouse gas emissions support the operation and development of domestic sources of renewable energy.
J.D. Burrows, Vice President of Marketing for GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, said supplying the RECs reflects the company's commitment to help its customers incorporate eco-friendly practices into the customer's business models.
"Our ongoing relationship with AEE and Globalcon is a primary example of our dedication to building sustainable energy strategies that balance fiscal and operational objectives with environmental priorities," he explained. "We're honored to once again support AEE in this regard as they continue to promote clean energy consumption."
"Environmental responsibility and conservation are critical priorities for AEE and Globalcon. In fact, many of the programs we offer reinforce this topic and support green energy practices," said AEE Executive Albert Thumann. "We thank GDF SUEZ Energy Resources for continuously backing our efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting this important message of sustainability among key energy decision makers."
Globalcon is aimed at business, industry and government leaders who are seeking energy solutions that assure a safe, secure power supply and effective management of costs. Attendees can visit the GDF SUEZ Energy Resources booth, No. 122, to see how the company can assist them with strategies for mitigating commodity market risks, managing demand and consumption, and maximizing the opportunities in a competitive energy marketplace.
A presentation titled, "Effective Energy Management: Generating Revenues through Electricity Contracts in Deregulated Markets" will also be led by Burrows as part of the conference on April 9 at 2:30 p.m. The session will cover innovative load management strategies that reduce costs and consumption while allowing customers the ability to maintain supply flexibility and potentially earn revenues.
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 60,000 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 a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, which 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, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers. GDF SUEZ Energy North America is a part of the international energy group GDF SUEZ. For more information, please visit www.gdfsuezna.com
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a nonprofit professional society of over 16,000 members in 90 countries. The mission of AEE is "to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development." AEE offers a full array of informational outreach programs including seminars (live and internet based), conferences, journals, books, and certification programs.
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