WETHERSFIELD, CT, November 13, 2004—The Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) will present “What’s the Deal IV- Electricity 2004: Powerful Changes Lie Ahead” on Wednesday, November 19th at the Radisson Hotel, Cromwell. The organization’s annual fall energy conference will feature a keynote address from Phil Fedora, representing the North American Electricity Reliability Council. The event begins with registration at 11am and runs until 5pm.
What’s the Deal IV will discuss the new pricing structure that lies ahead for Connecticut electric customers on January 1, 2004. It will also deal with changes that may affect grid reliability, congestion, and the role that renewable energy will play in the new energy landscape.
“We have brought together experts in the energy industry to discuss the vital issues that lie ahead for Connecticut customers,” said Alex Bosso, president, Connecticut Power and Energy Society. “Our role of generating information, sharing ideas, and educating Connecticut on energy issues is more important than ever with the state’s electric market ready to undergo major changes,” added Bosso.
The conference will be divided into three panel discussions beginning at 1:15pm after a noon luncheon. Charlie Moret, Managing Director, Finance, CT Clean Energy Fund will be one of the panelists discussing renewable portfolio standards.
The Honorable Donald Downes, Chairman, CT Department of Public Utility Control will be part of a panel that will discuss pricing and choice options for the year ahead. Stephen Whitley, senior vice president, chief operating officer, ISO-New England will head a panel discussing reliability and congestion in New England and the infrastructure that will be needed to allow power to flow smoothly.
Title sponsors for What’s the Deal IV are Select Energy, Northeast Generation Services, and Constellation New Energy. For more information on the conference you can visit www.cpes.org or contact executive director Stuart Temple at 860-257-4577.
The Connecticut Power and Energy Society is a non-profit, unaffiliated Connecticut-based organization that is interested in promoting a greater public understanding of the features and benefits of efficient conversion, distribution and use of energy in the Northeastern United States.
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