WASHINGTON & HARRISBURG, Pa.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) will convene its Annual Fall Policy Leadership Roundtable on October 29-30, 2013, at the Harrisburg Hilton. “NEM is honored to host our 2013 Policy Leadership Roundtable in Pennsylvania. When we selected the Commonwealth to hold NEM’s Annual Roundtable in 2010, electric rate caps had just expired or were near expiration and consumer shopping was minimal,” said Craig Goodman, President of NEM. “However, since that time, the growth of the competitive electricity market in Pennsylvania has been stunning. And, we attribute this phenomenal success to the well-planned, proactive energy policies and strong leadership of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC),” said Goodman.
“We are delighted that NEM chose Pennsylvania as the location for this year’s conference. Our state is a hotbed for retail electric competition, with over two million customers shopping for an electric supplier. However, we recognize that there is room to grow”
“We are delighted that NEM chose Pennsylvania as the location for this year’s conference. Our state is a hotbed for retail electric competition, with over two million customers shopping for an electric supplier. However, we recognize that there is room to grow,” said Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Chairman Robert F. Powelson.
“The PUC recently set the stage for the next phase in the development of the state’s retail electricity market. In addition, the PUC is now in the process of launching an investigation into the state’s retail natural gas market to ensure consumers have the opportunity to realize the benefits of Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources. I look forward to the dialogue that will occur during the Leadership Roundtable, as well as the ideas that will grow out of bringing so many players in the retail energy markets to the table to talk about emerging issues,” Chairman Powelson added.
The Roundtable will convene regulatory and legislative energy policy leaders from Pennsylvania as well as leading competitive natural gas and electricity suppliers to discuss the significant achievements in energy consumer shopping and retail market development in Pennsylvania. Policy discussion leaders will include Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Chairman Robert F. Powelson; PAPUC Vice Chairman John F. Coleman, Jr.; PAPUC Commissioners James H. Cawley, Pamela A. Witmer and Gladys M. Brown; PA Representative Jeff Pyle and PA Representative Bryan Barbin; and Commission Staff. Additionally, utility representatives and energy consumers will be in attendance.
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 or to register you may contact NEM's Washington, DC headquarters at (202) 333-3288 or its Web site at www.energymarketers.com.