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RESA to Convene 2nd Annual Retail Energy Markets Symposium

Harrisburg, PA  –  The chairs of the Maine and Massachusetts utility regulatory commissions are among the featured speakers at the Retail Energy Supply Association’s 2013 Energy Competition Symposium in Boston on Sept. 18. The half-day event will explore leading issues affecting retail energy competition nationally.

“Retail energy competition and its public profile are growing in the states that encourage customer choice. And since our first symposium last year, we’ve seen a number of states open formal proceedings to consider bringing the benefits of retail energy competition to their consumers,” observed RESA President Melissa Lauderdale.

The symposium will feature panel discussions on consumer protection for retail energy customers and how to successfully meld renewable energy policy goals and retail electric competition. The afternoon-long event will close with a cocktail reception.

Distinguished speakers include Mass. Department of Public Utilities Chair Ann Berwick, Maine Public Utility Commission Chair Thomas Welch, Conn. Consumer Counsel Joe Rosenthal, Pennsylvania’s Acting Consumer Advocate Tanya McCloskey, Mass. Assistant Attorney General Jesse Reyes, Mass. Energy Undersecretary Barbara Kates-Garnick, Conn. Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Chief of Staff Alex Kragie, The Northbridge Group’s Scott Fisher, former Illinois Power Agency chief Mark Pruitt of The Power Bureau, Conservation Law Foundation Vice President Jonathan Peress, and Chris Hendrix, Director of Markets and Compliance for Wal-Mart.

For more information and to register for this one-of-a-kind event, please visit 13FQarT.

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About RESA

RESA represents competitive energy suppliers dedicated to creating and sustaining vibrantly competitive electricity and natural gas markets for the benefit of consumers.  RESA’s members include: AEP Energy, Inc.; Champion Energy Services, LLC; ConEdison Solutions; Constellation NewEnergy, Inc.; Direct Energy Services, LLC; GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, Inc.; Hess Corporation; Homefield Energy; IDT Energy, Inc.; Integrys Energy Services, Inc.; Just Energy; Liberty Power; MC Squared Energy Services, LLC; Mint Energy, LLC; NextEra Energy Services; Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC; NRG, Inc.; PPL EnergyPlus, LLC; Stream Energy; TransCanada Power Marketing Ltd. and TriEagle Energy, L.P.  For more information about RESA please contact Tracy McCormick, Executive Director, at (717) 566-5405, or visit