Renewable energy industry leaders set to discuss ‘The Next Four Years’ at North America’s largest all-renewable energy conference and exhibition

17 February 2009 – (Tulsa, OK) Renewable Energy World North America begins March 10 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with a Keynote Session dedicated to offering the most current insights into what the next four years may hold for the industry.

Leaders of the major renewable industry trade associations plus a senior executive from Host Utility NV Energy will join in a roundtable discussion on the economy, the economic stimulus bill and renewable energy initiatives likely to come from the Obama Administration and the Congress.

“There is no better time to be involved in the renewable energy industry. We are excited to welcome our renewable energy association partners to help us kick off our sixth Renewable Energy World North America show with what promises to be a dynamic and must-attend Keynote,” said Richard Baker, Senior Vice President Power Generation Group for PennWell Corp., which owns and produces the show. “The support of these outstanding industry leaders has been instrumental in helping Renewable Energy World North America grow to be the continent’s largest all-renewable conference and exhibition.”

Confirmed as taking part in the Keynote Session are:

• Mr. Roberto Denis, Senior VP Energy Supply, NV Energy (2009 Host Utility for the event)
• Ms. Denise Bode, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
• Mr. Douglas Durante, Executive Director, Clean Fuels Development Coalition
• Mr. Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association
• Ms. Linda Church-Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
• Ms. Julia Hamm, Executive Director, Solar Electric Power Association
• Mr. Rhone Resch, President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
• Mr. Edwin F. Feo, Partner, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

The Keynote Session takes place from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on March 10. Immediately following the session, the sold-out exhibit floor opens for two days of product demonstrations, business negotiation and networking involving all forms of renewable energy. Conference sessions begin March 11 and conclude March 12 and cover the full spectrum of renewable energy technologies, finance issues, government initiatives and more.

In addition, Renewable Energy World North America thanks a record number of event sponsors, NV Energy, Milbank, Navigant Consulting, Germany Trade & Invest, National City Energy Capital, UK Trade & Investment, WorleyParsons, Brookfield Renewable Power, Hurst Boiler, AgriPower, 3Tier, Southern Company, SkyFuel, Bombard Renewable Energy, The Babcock and Wilcox Company and Trade Commission of Spain.

Companies that generate electricity are especially encouraged to attend this year’s conference and exhibition. PennWell makes it easy and affordable through the Energy Provider Program. For a single $500 registration fee, qualifying Energy Providers may send an unlimited number of delegates to Renewable Energy World North America. For full details, contact David Wagman at 918-831-9866 or by email at [email protected]