WASHINGTON & HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) will convene its Connecticut Policy Leadership Roundtable on September 11, 2013, at The Hartford Club in Hartford, Connecticut. The Roundtable will convene regulatory and legislative energy policy leaders from Connecticut as well as top executives from competitive energy and technology companies to discuss an historic public policy proposal to use competitive markets and private capital to benefit consumers directly. “The proposal is designed to transition an early 20th Century regulated utility monopoly market model into to a new 21st Century “Social Contract” that provides direct benefits in the form of lower energy prices, direct cash incentives and strong consumer protections. We look forward to engaging top energy policy leaders in an open discussion on a conceptual energy market auction model that revolutionizes the manner in which consumers participate in and benefit from Connecticut’s electric market,” said Craig Goodman, President of NEM. “No other state has yet to harness competitive markets to finance the public interest in this manner. We commend Connecticut’s leadership in developing this innovative and groundbreaking model,” said Goodman.
“No other state has yet to harness competitive markets to finance the public interest in this manner. We commend Connecticut’s leadership in developing this innovative and groundbreaking model”
In addition to NEM Executive Committee leaders and members, meeting participants and discussion leaders will include CT DEEP Commissioner Esty, CT PURA Vice Chairman John W. Betkoski III, Consumer Counsel Elin Katz, CT State Senator Bob Duff, Co-Chair of Energy & Technology Committee, CT State Representative Lonnie Reed, Co-Chair of Energy & Technology Committee, CT State Representative Laura Hoydick, Ranking Member, Energy & Technology Committee, CT State Senator Gary LeBeau, Vice Chair of Energy & Technology Committee, CT State Representative Jonathan Steinberg, Vice Chair of Energy & Technology Committee, CT State Representative Henry Genga, Assistant Majority Leader, CT State Representative Matthew Lesser, and CT State Representative Chris Perone.
Press Briefing, September 9, 2013, Noon-2PM - Hartford Club
Event Open to Broadcast and Print Media
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. For additional information about the meeting and to register you may contact NEM's Washington, DC headquarters at (202) 333-3288 or its Web site at www.energymarketers.com.