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Arizona Chair, Western Commissioners To Join Retail Energy Thought Leaders At National Energy Marketers Association Western Energy Policy Summit

NEM Issues Save The Date For April National Energy Restructuring Conference

January 11, 2019

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Reporting by Paul Ring •

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The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) has released an agenda with speakers for its Western Energy Policy Summit to be held January 29 - January 30, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Joining panel discussions reviewing expansion of electric choice in the West will be Bob Burns, Chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) as well as ACC Commissioner Boyd Dunn and Sandra Kennedy as well as other regulators.

Keynotes will include addresses by Adam Kramer, EVP of Strategy for Switch, and Baltimore, MD Mayor Catherine Pugh

Regulators and other retail energy thought leaders who will engage in panel discussions include:

• Bob Burns, Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission

• Boyd Dunn, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission

• Sandra Kennedy, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission

• Valerie Espinoza, Commissioner, New Mexico PRC

• Hector Balderas, New Mexico Attorney General

• Marc Spitzer, former FERC, ACC Commissioner

• Catherine Pugh, Mayor, Baltimore, MD

• Pierre Koshakji, Senior Managing Director, Stream Energy

• Gerry Haggerty, President and CEO, SFE Energy

• Bill Kinneary, CEO, Powervine Energy

• Rich Blaser, co-CEO, Infinite Energy

• Chris Hendrix, Director of Markets & Compliance, Wal-Mart

• Adam Kramer, EVP Strategy, Switch

• John Werner, former ERCOT board Member

Panel sessions at NEM's summit will include:

Review of the Expansion of Competitive Market Opportunities in the Western States

• Policy Changes Driven by Abundant Solar and Wind Resources and Consumer Desire for Energy Choice Options

• Benefits and Challenges of Integrating Distributed Energy Resources into a Modernized Grid

• Growing Community Choice Aggregation Movement to Satisfy Consumers Green Energy Goals

• Ensuring Consumer Protections and Establishing Marketing Standards in New Markets

• California PUC's Customer Choice Project and Green Book and Recently Enacted Law Expanding Availability of Direct Access

• Retail Electric Market Expansion Efforts in Arizona

• Large Customer Shopping in Nevada and Next Steps After the Energy Choice Ballot Initiative

Expansion of Competitive Market Opportunities in Other Key States

• Large Consumers Departing Utility Service to Achieve Renewable Energy Goals in Restructured and Non-Shopping Jurisdictions

• Florida Energy Choice Ballot Initiative

• Virginia Consumer Demand Aggregation Petitions to Shop for Retail Electric Service

January 30 will feature public keynotes and panel discussions. NEM will hold a member executive committee meeting on January 29. A welcome reception will also be held January 29

Register for NEM's Western Energy Policy Summit here

NEM also issued a Save The Date for its 22nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference to be held April 10 - April 12, 2019 in Washington, DC (details here)

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