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

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

Strategic Themes and Insights for the Power and Gas Industry

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- January 6, 2014

ScottMadden, Inc., one of North American’s leading energy consulting firms, is
proud to sponsor and present at the 27^th 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
  *How will these things stress the regulatory compact? What changes are

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

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.

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
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