Former Utility Regulators Commit to ELP Exec Conference

Answers to Utility Executives Won't be 'No Comment'

Jan 03, 2011, 08:00 ET from PennWell Corp.

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell. Corp. — Three former utility regulators will share insider knowledge with utility higher-ups during the second annual Electric Light & Power Executive Conference, Jan. 30-31, 2011, at the Omni San Diego Hotel.

Regulator Snapshot panelists are: Frederick Butler, executive vice president of Salmon Ventures LTD, senior advisor of PA Consulting, commissioner emeritus of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and immediate past president emeritus of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); W. Robert Keating, principal of Keating Strategies and commissioner emeritus of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities; and Sharon Reishus, senior director at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) and former chairwoman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

"Their being recent regulators means they have the most up-to-date regulatory information, and more important, they can actually comment on current proceedings," said Teresa Hansen, editor in chief of Electric Light & Power magazine. "These panelists will be able to answer questions utility execs want to ask, and I doubt we'll get a 'no comment' from them."

Butler, Keating and Reishus also will discuss perspectives on new entrants, funding requests for new technologies, and new rates and revenue models. Tanya Bodell, managing director of the Energy Consulting Group at FTI, will moderate.

The Electric Light & Power Executive Conference provides executives access to exceptional and otherwise inaccessible speakers, as well as first-class, enjoyable networking opportunities. Attendees will share ideas during several sessions: Electric Vehicle Update, Customer Outreach, State of the Economy, Data Privacy, Regulator Snapshot, Energy Storage Overview and Raising Capital.

Attendees also are encouraged to rub elbows with the keynote speakers, FOX News business and financial journalist Stuart Varney and F-16 pilot and founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation and Patriot Golf Day Maj. Dan Rooney.

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For more information about the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference, please call Associate Editor Kristen Wright at 918-640-6781 or e-mail

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SOURCE PennWell Corp.