MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND IN 2016!


Electric Light & Power Executive Conference
February 8, 2016
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida

If you’re sending your staff to DistribuTECH, then you should plan to attend the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference, now in its sixth year. This executive-level event is presented alongside its sister event, DistribuTECH, to provide an upper-level management perspective on some of the most important topics at DistribuTECH.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 
Monday, February 8, 2016
8:30 a.m.  – 9:30 a.m.
  Registration Open/Breakfast Served
9:30 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m.
  Session 1: Confronting the Challenges
10:30 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.
  Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  Session 2: Vying for the Energy Dollar
12:30 p.m.  – 1:30 p.m.
  Networking Buffet Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  Session 3: Innovative Approaches to Growth
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  Networking Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  Session 4: The Financier's View of the Future
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Session 5: The View from the Top
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  Awards Reception
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Awards Dinner
     
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (optional)
9:00  – 11:00 a.m.
  DistribuTECH Keynote Session* – Orange County Convention Center

Press Releases

DistribuTECH 2014 Draws More than 10,000 Attendees

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, January 31, 2014 – DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, along with co-located events Utility Products Conference and Exposition, Electric Light and Power Executive Conference and TransForum Texas drew more than 10,000 attendees from a record-breaking 66 countries this week to make it one of the largest turnouts in the event’s 24-year history.  

The world’s largest annual transmission and distribution event kicked off Tuesday with an opening keynote session emceed by POWERGRID International chief editor and DistribuTECH program director, Teresa Hansen, and featuring presentations from Doyle N. Beneby, president and chief executive officer, CPS Energy; Michael Yackira, president and chief executive officer, NV Energy; and from Randi Zuckerberg, founder and creative director of Zuckerberg Media.  The standing room only session drew nearly 3,000 attendees and set the stage for the 3-day event that drew representatives from more than 300 utilities worldwide. 

"Seeing the industry’s best and brightest leaders and innovators converge this week here at DistribuTECH gives us a great sense of validation as the power delivery’s premier conference and exhibition,” said MaryBeth DeWitt, vice president, PennWell, Transmission and Distribution events. “We are thrilled with the industry’s support and extend a huge thank you to the utilities, sponsors, and exhibitors whose participation is so integral to the success of these events.” 

DistribuTECH also featured 24 Utility University® workshops, a technical tour, networking events, 79 conference sessions in 15 tracks, a combined exhibition with Utility Products including more than 475 companies and three co-located events offering activities and educational content in specific areas of interest to utilities and other companies with a stake in power delivery and water utility technologies.

Next year’s DistribuTECH will be held February 3-5, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Co-located with DistribuTECH, the Utility Products Conference & Exposition is the industry's leading platform for showcasing the newest products, vehicles, services and equipment to utility buyers.  Also co-located with DistribuTECH, the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference is an exclusive forum for industry leaders to network and freely discuss the challenges and opportunities utilities face in today's ever-changing market.

To learn more about DistribuTECH, visit http://distributech.com. Visit http://utilityproductsexpo.com to learn more about Utility Products Conference and Exposition. Visit http://elpconference.com to learn more about the Electric Light and Power Executive Conference.

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CPS Energy Named Official Host Utility of DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition

TULSA, Okla., June 3, 2013 – CPS Energy will be the official host utility sponsor of the world’s largest annual transmission and distribution event: DistributTECH Conference and Exhibition.  The energy utility will also participate as the host utility of the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference and Utility Products Conference and Exposition, both co-located with DistribuTECH.

CPS Energy is headquartered in San Antonio and is the nation’s largest municipally owned energy utility providing both gas and electricity. The company’s participation as the host utility sponsor of these three co-located events includes support with the events’ marketing and publicity as well as participation in the DistribuTECH keynote session. CPS Energy is a community-owned, not-for-profit utility serving 728,000 electric customers and 328,000 natural gas customers in the greater metropolitan area of San Antonio, Texas.

Celebrating its 24th year in 2014, DistribuTECH will be held January 28-30, 2014 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.  The world’s largest and most comprehensive transmission and distribution event, DistribuTECH includes pre-conference Utility University® workshops, networking events, a conference program with more than 300 speakers and an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge products and services from more than 400 companies. Co-located with DistribuTECH, the Utility Products Conference & Exposition is the industry's leading platform for showcasing the newest products, vehicles, services and equipment to utility buyers.  Also co-located with DistribuTECH, the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference is an exclusive forum for industry leaders to network and freely discuss the challenges and opportunities utilities face in today's ever-changing market.

“We are pleased to partner with CPS Energy as we return to San Antonio in 2014. It is through partnerships like this that we are able to provide events that address the challenges facing power delivery and the solutions to overcome them,” said MaryBeth DeWitt, vice president, PennWell, Power Delivery Group.”

For more information and to register for DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, visit http://distributech.com. Visit http://utilityproductsexpo.com to learn more about Utility Products Conference and Exposition. For more details and to register for the Electric Light and Power Executive Conference, visit http://elpconference.com.


Electric Utilities to Discuss Disaster Preparedness
How Far Should Utilities Go?

TULSA, Okla. (January 11, 2013) -- Leaders from North American electric utilities will meet Jan. 28 in San Diego to discuss how far utilities should go to prepare for disruptive events such as Hurricane Sandy and winter weather. Click here to read full press release.


Southern Company Named No. 1 Utility in North America
Pepco’s Rigby, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority’s Haase Are Best CEOs   

TULSA, Okla. Dec. 17, 2012/PennWell Corp. — Electric utility giant Southern Company has been named the No. 1 electric utility in North America by Electric Light & Power magazine. The 90-year-old voice of the electric utility industry also announced two Utility CEOs of the Year: Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Joseph M. Rigby and Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) General Manager Walter W. Haase. Click here to read full press release.


Federal Reserve to Tackle Fiscal Cliff’s Effects on Electric Utilities, Housing
Eldest Reagan son Michael to speculate a Gipper game plan: ‘What Would Reagan Do?’

Tulsa, Okla. - PennWell Corp. (December 4, 2012) --- A Federal Reserve analyst has signed on to meet in January with a select group of electric utility industry insiders during the fourth annual Electric Light & Power Executive Conference. Discussions likely will turn to how the by-then failed or averted fiscal cliff, President Obama’s second term and a stagnant U.S. economy will affect electric utilities and the housing market. Click here to read full press release.


Federal Reserve to Tackle Fiscal Cliff’s Effects on Electric Utilities, Housing
Eldest Reagan son Michael to speculate a Gipper game plan: ‘What Would Reagan Do?’

Tulsa, Okla. - PennWell Corp. (December 4, 2012) --- A Federal Reserve analyst has signed on to meet in January with a select group of electric utility industry insiders during the fourth annual Electric Light & Power Executive Conference. Discussions likely will turn to how the by-then failed or averted fiscal cliff, President Obama’s second term and a stagnant U.S. economy will affect electric utilities and the housing market.

“We’re thrilled Danielle DiMartino Booth from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will be speaking again with utility executives during the Electric Light & Power Executive,” said Teresa Hansen, conference chairwoman and editor in chief of the industry’s 90-year-old Electric Light & Power magazine. “Danielle shared her economic predictions two years ago in San Diego along with Stuart Varney. She’s a must-see during these economic times.”

DiMartino Booth briefs policymakers and researchers—including those at the White House—and writes and speaks about the interaction of the economy and financial markets. She will present Sunday, Jan. 27, the first day of the two-day conference.

Immediately following DiMartino Booth will be keynote speaker Michael Reagan, eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, who will speculate what the Gipper’s game plan might have been during the current economic and political environments.

“Michael Reagan is a staple in the conservative movement, so it should be moving to hear his interpretation of how his father might have dealt with today’s challenges,” Hansen said. “But don’t expect a one-sided conference. We’re also pleased to welcome speakers from the Environmental Defense Fund, the Department of Energy and even Hollywood. We expect to hear solutions to utility challenges from all sides.” 

In addition, Electric Light & Power Executive Conference panels will address: smart grid spending; how to create a compelling image and message; utility flexibility and value; and preparing for disruptive events.

The Electric Light & Power Executive Conference is Jan. 27 and 28 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. It leads into North America’s No. 1 smart grid conference, DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition.  


Southern Company Named No. 1 Utility in North America
Pepco’s Rigby, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority’s Haase Are Best CEOs

TULSA, Okla. Dec. 17, 2012/PennWell Corp. — Electric utility giant Southern Company has been named the No. 1 electric utility in North America by Electric Light & Power magazine. The 90-year-old voice of the electric utility industry also announced two Utility CEOs of the Year: Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Joseph M. Rigby and Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) General Manager Walter W. Haase.

Rigby, Haase and Southern Company Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning will accept their awards Jan. 27 in San Diego during the fourth annual Electric Light & Power Executive Conference, the executive preview of North America’s No. 1 smart grid show, DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition.

“Southern Company flourished in 2012 under Mr. Fanning’s leadership,” said Teresa Hansen, Electric Light & Power editor in chief. “He and his employees drove the fourth-largest utility in the United States to achieve high rankings in market capitalization, innovation, construction, job creation and customer satisfaction reports, despite expected coal plant retirements next year and tough political and economic times.”

Rigby won in the Large Utility CEO of the Year division, open to North American electric utilities with 400,000 customers or more. Haase won in the Small Utility CEO of the Year division, open to North American electric utilities with fewer than 400,000 customers.

“Mr. Rigby has taken innumerable measures against cybersecurity threats against the electric grid in the nation’s capital, and Mr. Haase has made electricity available to members of the Navajo Nation who had been living without it,” Hansen said. “These leaders should not only be recognized for their ingenuity, but also imitated throughout the electric industry. They’re protecting lives and providing a better quality of life for Americans.”

A feature article on Southern Company appears in the November-December issue of Electric Light & Power magazine, and another on Rigby and Haase will appear in the January-February issue.

Atlanta-based Southern Company serves some 4.4 million customers in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida through four retail operating companies: Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power.

Washington, D.C.,-based PHI has some 2 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey. PHI subsidiaries Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric provide regulated electricity service; Delmarva Power also provides natural gas service. PHI also provides energy efficiency and renewable energy services through Pepco Energy Services.

NTUA, based in Fort Defiance, Ariz., serves some 39,400 electric customers and 193 photovoltaic customers. NTUA purchases electrical power off the Navajo Nation and transmits that power to homes throughout northern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah. Even as NTUA works hard to meet the basic utility needs of the Navajo Nation, an estimated 16,000 families remain without access to electricity, and many more homes and families are without access to basic infrastructure such as telephones, water, wastewater and natural gas services.


Electric Utilities to Discuss Disaster Preparedness
Electric Light Power Executive Conference: How Far Should Utilities Go?

TULSA, Okla. (January 11, 2013) - Leaders from North American electric utilities will meet Jan. 28 in San Diego to discuss how far utilities should go to prepare for disruptive events such as Hurricane Sandy and winter weather.

The session, “Preparing for Disruptive Events: How Far Should You Go?” is part of the fourth annual Electric Light & Power Executive Conference. This year the conference is Jan. 27 and 28 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

“This session couldn’t be more relevant post-Sandy and in the dead of winter,” said Teresa Hansen, conference chairwoman and editor in chief of Electric Light & Power magazine. “When customers lose power—no matter the reason—patience is tested and utilities are left scrambling to restore power safely and quickly. To combat these outages, utilities could harden their grids, but to what extent, and how much are customers willing to pay for better reliability?”

Experts weighing in on the discussion will include moderator Ivo Hug, marketing manager of power delivery and utilization at the Electric Power Research Institute; David Geier, vice president of electric operations at San Diego Gas & Electric; Paul Centolella, vice president of Analysis Group; and Elin Swanson Katz, consumer counsel at the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel.

Other sessions will address: smart grid spending; the state of the economy; how to create a compelling image and message; and utility flexibility and value. Keynote speakers are best-selling author Michael Reagan and former professional baseball player Jim Abbott.

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