Power Industry Leaders Set for Launch of ELECTRIC POWER 2008 Conference

January 11, 2008

Six of the power generation industrys top leaders have been confirmed to participate in ELECTRIC POWER 2008s Keynote CEO Roundtable. The ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition, the worlds leading conference for the power generation industry, will return to Baltimore, May 6 – 8, 2008, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. More than 6,000 people are expected to visit the events 100+ sessions and more than 500 exhibitors.We are thrilled that we have been able to assemble such a prominent panel of senior-level executives to set the tone for our 10th anniversary event, said David I. Johnson, Executive Director, ELECTRIC POWER. These industry leaders thoughts and insights on the current landscape of the power generation industry and how they envision the future will provide significant value to our delegates.

New nuclear initiatives, the role of renewable energy and fossil fuels and the challenges and opportunities of generating power in a carbon constrained world will be among the big issues discussed during this interactive panel discussion which will include questions from the audience.

The Keynote CEO Roundtable will be moderated by Robert Peltier, Ph.D., PE, Editor-in-Chief, POWER magazine and will feature the following panelists:

Thomas V. Brooks, Vice Chairman, Executive VP, Constellation Energy.

Thomas V. Brooks was recently named President of Constellation Energys newly created, integrated merchant organization that will leverage the strength of the companys industry-leading competitive platform. Baltimore based Constellation Energy owns 8,700 MW of capacity in eight states, using nuclear, coal, natural gas oil and renewables technologies.

Bill Carnahan, Executive Director, Southern California Public Power Authority

The Southern California Public Power Authority is a joint powers authority consisting of 10 municipal utilities and one irrigation district. SCPPA members deliver electricity to approximately 2 million customers over an area of 7,000 square miles, with a total population of 4.8 million. SCPPA was formed in 1980 to finance the acquisition of generation and transmission resources for its members.

Milton B. Lee, CEO & General Manager, CPS Energy

CPS Energy is the Nation’s largest municipal-owned gas and electricity utility. The company serves the greater San Antonio, Texas, area and generates power from plants using coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables. They have committed to provide 15% of their peak demand from renewable energy by 2020.

Michael G. Morris, Chairman, President and CEO, American Electric Power

AEP is one of America’s largest generators of electricity, with more than 5 million customers in eleven states. The company has more than 20,000 employees and approximately 80 generating stations with a capacity of 36,000 MW from coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewable fuels.

James E. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, President & CEO, Duke Energy Corporation

Duke Energy owns 28,000 MW of regulated generating capacity serving five Mid-Atlantic States. In addition, the company’s merchant unit has 8,700 MW and it owns approximately 4,000 MW of capacity in Latin America. Mr. Rogers has been an outspoken advocate of the need for industry to respond to the challenges of global warming.

Jeffry Sterba, Chairman, President and CEO, PNM Resources, Inc.

PNM is New Mexico’s largest utility and a supplier of merchant power to the Western states. The company has made a commitment to develop a sustainable energy policy.

For more information and to register for ELECTRIC POWER 2008, please visit www.ElectricPowerExpo.com. For inquiries on group registration, please contact Jill Dean at 832-242-1969 ext. 316 or jilld@tradefairgroup.com.


ELECTRIC POWER is the worlds leading conference for the power generation industry. It is programmed in partnership with the Genco Alliance, whose members collectively own, operate, or control more than 50% of the generating capacity in North America. Organized by TradeFair Group, Inc., ELECTRIC POWER made its debut in 1999, and has evolved into a major industry gathering place, attracting visitors from throughout the world. Additional information is available at www.ElectricPowerExpo.com.

About TradeFair Group, Inc.

A leading energy industry information provider, with conferences, tradeshows, and publications for the oil, gas, petrochemical, power generation, transmission, and coal industries, TradeFair Group, Inc., a part of Access Intelligence LLC, produces events throughout North America, and its publications and online properties serve a global marketplace. Additional information is available at www.TradeFairGroup.com.


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