Washington, DC – The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) will convene its 22nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference on April 10-12, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, DC. Participants will include federal and state energy policy officials as well as energy and technology industry leaders. Topics of discussion will include:
- Perennial attendee favorite “2019 Retail Energy Market Report Card” featuring state public service commissioners from leading retail choice jurisdictions;
- The nationwide phenomenon of Consumer-Driven Retail Energy Market Openings;
- Structuring Wholesale Energy Market Policies to Support and Enhance Retail Energy Competition; and
- A NEM member CEO panel that examines, “Current Challenges and Opportunities in Retail Energy Markets.”
NEM will be presenting an award at the event for “Advancements in Competitive Energy Markets” to a public service commissioner in recognition of their significant policy leadership in the retail energy industry.
Keynote addresses will be delivered by John Betkoski, III, Vice Chairman, Connecticut PURA; Tim Echols, Vice Chairman, Georgia PSC; Odogwu Linton, Commissioner, Maryland PSC; Upendra Chivukula, Commissioner, New Jersey BPU; Norman Saari, Commissioner, Michigan PSC; Diane Burman, Commissioner, New York PSC (invited); Valerie Espinoza, Commissioner, New Mexico PRC; Boyd Dunn, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission; and John Rosales, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).
A number of former state regulatory commissioners will share their expertise as well including: Angela O’Connor, former Chair, Massachusetts DPU; Betty Ann Kane, former Chairman, District of Columbia PSC; John Quackenbush, former Chairman, Michigan PSC; Erin O’Connell-Diaz, former Commissioner, ICC; Catherine Sandoval, former Commissioner, California PUC; and Ann McCabe, former Commissioner, ICC.
“After two decades of advocacy in support of retail energy markets, NEM is heartened to see a second wave of market openings, including in many Western states, propelled by strong demand for energy choice options by consumers of all sizes. NEM members are pleased and honored to serve consumers in the states already open for competition and also to provide innovative energy products and services to consumers in newly-opened markets. This event will be an excellent opportunity for sharing best practices on retail market structures, consumer protection rules and marketing standards, and the significant benefits that have been and will be achieved for consumers that shop with a competitive supplier,” Said Craig Goodman, President of NEM.
The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) is a national, non-profit trade association representing wholesale and retail marketers of natural gas, electricity, as well as energy and financial related products, services, information and advanced technologies throughout the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Additional information about NEM’s 22 nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference is available from NEM’s headquarters at (202) 333-3288 or its website at www.energymarketers.com.
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