BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - KEMA (www.kema.com) is again gathering industry executives, senior financial analysts, government officials, and other energy and utility stakeholders to examine innovative, real-world approaches to managing the uncertainty and risk that are driving changes in every segment of the utility business. KEMA's fourth annual Utility of the Future Leadership Forum, "Shaping the Future," is being held June 6-8, 2011, at The Four Seasons, Denver, Colo.

The 2011 Utility of the Future forum features one and one-half days of discussion about industry game changers, new business models, and changing the traditional roles of utilities, customers, and suppliers. Executive-level panel discussions will focus on CEOs' views of the future utility: the road to sustainability, gas as part of the smart grid paradigm, the integration of new and ever-changing technologies, and consumer and 'prosumer' engagement. Throughout the forum, there will be high-level networking opportunities to share perspectives, collaborate, and engage in dialog.

Featured speakers and panelists at KEMA's Utility of the Future 2011 forum include:

  • John Anderson, President, ELCON
  • Paul Camuti, President, Smart Grid Applications, Siemens Energy
  • David Carroll, President and CEO, GTI
  • Ken DeFontes, President and CEO, Baltimore Gas and Electric
  • David Eves, President, Director and CEO, Public Service Company of Colorado
  • Dan Gregory, Chairman, Green Energy Corporation
  • Steven Hauser, Vice President - Grid Integration, NREL
  • Val Jensen, Vice President, Marketing and Environmental Programs, ComEd
  • Ron Jibson, President and CEO, Questar Corporation
  • Hon. Joseph Kelliher, Executive VP, Regulatory Affairs, NextEra Energy, and former Chairman, FERC
  • Dave Kolata, Executive Director, Illinois Citizens' Utility Board
  • Jayme Kurtyka, Managing Partner, Resource Holdings, LLC
  • David Mohler, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Duke Energy
  • William (Bill) Moody, Vice President/Gas Services, Southwest Gas
  • Scott Morris, Chairman, President and CEO, Avista Corporation
  • Timothy Noonan, Vice President, Boeing Energy
  • Anne Pramaggiore, President & COO, ComEd
  • Fiona Sim, Director, Open Energy Initiatives, Intel
  • Tom Sloan, Representative-45th District, Kansas State Legislature
  • John Somerhalder II, Chairman, President and CEO, AGL Resources
  • Glenn Steiger, General Manager and CEO, Glendale Water & Power
  • Scott Thon, President and CEO, AltaLink
  • Byron Washom, Director, Strategic Energy Initiatives, UC San Diego
  • Sheri Woodsgreen, CEO, One Globe Corporation
  • Audrey Zibelman, Founder, President and CEO, Viridity Energy

Senior executives are invited to join their peers in the Utility of the Future discussion to share ideas and discover opportunities to shape a more sustainable, reliable, profitable utility of the future. To register and learn more information, visit: www.kema.com/UtilityFuture2011

About KEMA
Founded in 1927, KEMA is a global provider of business and technical consulting, operational support, measurement and inspection, testing and certification for the energy and utility industry. With world headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, KEMA employs more than 1,700 professionals globally with offices and representatives in more than 20 countries. KEMA's U.S. subsidiary, KEMA Inc. is headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and serves energy clients throughout the Americas and Caribbean.

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