ScottMadden to Host Energy Industry Update Workshop at SNL Exnet Power and Gas M&A Symposium
01/07/2014

Strategic Themes and Insights for the Power and Gas Industry

Online PR News – 07-January-2014 – Atlanta, GA – ScottMadden, Inc., one of North American’s leading energy consulting firms, is proud to sponsor and present at the 27th Annual SNL Exnet Power and Gas M&A Symposium in New York City. For more than 25 years, the Symposium has been the go-to event in the power M&A space.

The event will kick off with a special pre-conference workshop, “Energy Industry Update: Strategic Themes and Insights for the Power and Gas Industry,” on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 1:00–5:00 PM EST. This workshop, led by ScottMadden, will set the strategic context for the conference by examining the big picture—the significant events and major trends driving our industry. This interactive workshop will be based on ScottMadden’s upcoming Energy Industry Update, which will be received by more than 10,000 industry leaders. Topics will include:

• What are the top five strategic themes in the industry today?
• Getting past the hype – How will utility business models really evolve in response to distributed resources?
• What are the real economic impacts of renewables, both planned and unexpected?
• How will these things stress the regulatory compact? What changes are emerging?

Pre-conference workshop panelists will include Rob Caldwell, Vice President, Wholesale Power & Renewable Generation, Duke Energy; Ron Darnell, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, PNM Resources; Jeff Guldner, Senior Vice President, Customers & Regulation, Arizona Public Service Company; Julia Hamm, President and CEO, SEPA; Craig Ivey, President, Consolidated Edison of New York; William Levis, President and COO, PSEG Power; and Dave Sparby, Senior Vice President and Group President, Xcel Energy.

“We are very excited to have such high-caliber panelists tackling the pivotal issues in our industry today,” said Stuart Pearman, partner and energy practice leader at ScottMadden. “This event draws a very strong group of attendees, so the give and take with the audience should be lively and insightful.”

ScottMadden moderators will be Mr. Pearman; Cristin Lyons, partner and transmission, distribution and Smart Grid practice leader; Chris Vlahoplus, partner and clean tech & sustainability practice leader; and Rick Starkweather, partner and regulatory practice leader.

This event provides a unique opportunity for CEOs, major investment bankers, leading attorneys, and top regulators to examine how changes in the power value chain are affecting growth.

To download a copy of the brochure, please click here: http://www.scottmadden.com/userFiles/FCK/files/UMA_Brochure_2014.pdf.

The core program, beginning on Tuesday, January 28, will examine the state of M&A activity, plus the impact of regulatory reform, capital considerations, due diligence, and much more.

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the upcoming ScottMadden Energy Industry Update.

About ScottMadden’s Energy Practice
Since 1983, we have been energy consultants. We have served more than 300 clients, including 20 of the top 20 energy utilities. We have performed more than 2,400 projects across every energy utility business unit and every function. We have helped our clients develop strategies, improve operations, reorganize companies, and implement initiatives. Our broad and deep energy utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based.

About ScottMadden, Inc.
ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, and Corporate & Shared Services. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, visit www.scottmadden.com | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

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