HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the largest competitive market retail electricity providers to commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in the country, will host a national webinar titled Managing Energy Costs Through Commodity Technology and Wholesale Market Visibility on December 6 from 11 a.m. to Noon CST. The complimentary, online event will feature Audrey Zibelman, Founder and CEO of Viridity Energy, Inc.
The program will provide an overview of smart grid technology and how new innovations and market pressures are creating opportunities for end users to take control of energy costs. Zibelman will discuss demand response programs, managing consumption based on operational parameters, and optimization of load value utilizing strategies employed by wholesale market participants.
David Coffman, Vice President of Marketing for GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, said the event underscores the company's commitment to being a knowledge leader in the industry.
"Industry changes and innovations are creating some great opportunities for businesses to consider when it comes to managing costs and consumption," explained Coffman. "This webinar will give commercial and industrial electricity buyers a better understanding of how these new technologies and programs work so they can make even more informed decisions for their businesses."
Zibelman is a recognized national and international expert in energy policy, markets, and smart grid innovation. She formed Viridity Energy after more than 25 years of electric utility industry leadership experience in both the public and private sectors.
The webinar is the fourth in GDF SUEZ Energy Resources' quarterly national series titled Current Intelligence. Commercial, industrial, and institutional electricity buyers interested in participating can register at www.electricitywebinars.com.
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. The company offers electricity service to small business customers under the brand Think Energy™.
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, asset-based trading and origination, 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.gdfsuez.com.
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