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RESA To Convene Third Annual Retail Energy Markets Symposium

Harrisburg, PA — The future of competitive retail and wholesale energy markets, product innovations for retail customers and improving the shopping experience for consumers are among the larger themes to be explored at the Retail Energy Supply Association’s 2014 Energy Competition Symposium in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 2, a half-day event exploring the leading issues affecting retail energy competition nationally.

“After last winter’s experience all stakeholders are focused on ensuring that we have a robust competitive market that provides many options for consumers to manage their energy supply. This symposium brings together diverse suppliers, regulators, lawmakers, customers and consumer advocates to discuss how best to enhance innovation and the customer experience,” RESA President Melissa Lauderdale observed.

Distinguished speakers include Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Chairman Thomas Johnson, Cheryl Roberto of the Environmental Defense Fund, Kristin Munsch of the Citizens Utility Board, Bruce Weston with the Office of Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, Sam Randazzo of the Industrial Energy Users, Ohio Gas Association President Jimmy Stewart, PUCO Commissioner Asim Haque, EnerNOC’s Katie Guerry, former Illinois Commerce Commission Chairman Philip O’Connor, former PUCO Chairman Todd Snitchler, Clean Power Finance’s Sierra Peterson, and Karen Moury with Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney.

The symposium will feature a keynote address by Ohio State Senator Bill Seitz, Chairman of the Public Utilities Committee. The afternoon-long event will close with a cocktail reception.

For more information and to register for the symposium, please visit


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.; Homefield Energy; IDT Energy, Inc.; Integrys Energy Services, Inc.; Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. dba IGS Energy; Just Energy; Liberty Power; MC Squared Energy Services, LLC; Mint Energy, LLC; NextEra Energy Services; Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC; NRG Energy, 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