GDF SUEZ Energy Resources to Hold "Power Lunch" in New York City Featuring Ben Stein

Commentator's Topic Will Be "Can the United States Survive?"

Nov 08, 2011, 07:05 ET from GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA

HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the largest competitive retail electric providers in the country, announced today that it will hold a "Power Lunch" November 15 in New York City featuring commentator Ben Stein.

In his remarks, Stein will pose the topic, "Can the United States Survive?" A question-and-answer session will follow.

The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Midtown Manhattan. Commercial, industrial, or institutional electricity buyers who are interested in attending the event can register by calling 877-321-4GDF.

"We strive to be a knowledge leader in our industry," said Steve Hotchkiss, Regional Vice President for GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. "As part of that, we want to help broaden customers' perspectives on issues of importance to business and the economy in the United States. Ben Stein's remarks are sure to be insightful, provocative, and timely."

Stein is an economist, writer, lawyer, and commentator on political and economic issues. His writing has appeared in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Barron's magazine. He also has been featured on The Larry King Show, CNBC, CBS News, and Fox News, and is a best-selling author. In addition, Stein has enjoyed success as an actor, perhaps most notably for his 1986 role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, playing a droning economics teacher.

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail energy suppliers in the U.S. and currently serves commercial and industrial 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 73,000 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 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.

International Power is listed on the London Stock Exchange with ticker symbol IPR. GDF SUEZ holds a 70% interest in International Power plc. For more information, please visit and

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