GDF SUEZ Subsidiary to Host Energy Seminar in Boston

Event Gathers Industry Experts to Discuss News and Issues in the Local Electricity Market

Aug 31, 2010, 16:11 ET from GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA

BOSTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, the retail energy business of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, will host a half-day seminar titled "Keeping Current" on September 16 to update area businesses on the latest news and information related to the local electricity market.



The seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the MIT Faculty Club in Cambridge, Mass., and it will feature Ann Berwick, Chair of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, who will discuss issues and opportunities in the New England market.

"We're honored that Ann Berwick will be joining us and providing her unique perspective on a wide range of energy matters critical to Massachusetts businesses," said Robert Wilson, President and CEO of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. "Commissioner Berwick will be part of a diverse panel of speakers whose experiences will provide valuable information spanning topics from market fundamental forecasts to market design rules affecting commercial, industrial and institutional customers throughout the region."

Others scheduled to join Commissioner Berwick at the seminar include:

  • Robert Ethier, Vice President, Market Development, of ISO New England, who is responsible for the design and development of wholesale electricity markets in New England.
  • Phillip Giudice, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Services, who has more than three decades of experience in the energy industry.
  • Andrew Weissman, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Energy Business Watch and an expert on global oil, natural gas, electricity and coal markets.
  • Steve Hotchkiss, Regional Vice President of Sales for New England, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, who has worked in deregulated retail energy markets for over 16 years.

Commercial, industrial and institutional electricity consumers interested in attending the seminar can get additional information or register at or call 877-321-4GDF.

The "Keeping Current" seminar further underscores GDF SUEZ Energy Resources' ongoing commitment to market participant education. Since its founding in 2002, the company has grown into a leading provider of non-residential electricity in the United States, and a major factor in that growth has been a focus on providing the information and resources businesses need to make better, more informed choices about their energy use.

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is the second largest non-residential retail energy supplier in the U.S. and currently serves commercial and industrial customers in 11 markets: Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, 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 over 8,000 MW.

To learn more about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit or call 1-866-999-8374.

About GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.:

GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. manages a range of energy businesses in the United States, 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 owns and/or operates cogeneration, steam, and chilled water facilities, including those in construction, representing a capacity of more than 8,000 MW of electricity generation, 6.0 million pounds per hour of steam, and 42,000 tons per hour of chilled water. Renewable fuels—wind, hydro, and biomass—power 23 of the facilities in the portfolio, two of which are among the largest wind farms in eastern Canada. The company's natural gas assets include an LNG receiving terminal in Everett, Massachusetts, which currently meets approximately 20 percent of New England's annual gas demand; an offshore LNG import facility off the coast of Massachusetts; and natural gas distribution networks and pipelines in Mexico that serve nearly 400,000 customers.

GDF SUEZ Energy North America is part of the international energy group, GDF SUEZ.

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