[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Keynote speakers are now lined up for the upcoming Power-Gen Renewable Energy conference, the all-renewable energy trade show put on by put on the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) to be held at the Las Vegas Hilton on March 1-3, 2005. Bob Foster, President of Southern California Edison Company, will head the slate of keynote speakers that also includes Dan Shugar, President of PV systems vendor PowerLight, Bob Dinneen, President of the Renewable Fuels Association, and Jeff Passmore, Executive Vice President of IOGEN Corporation. ACORE also reported that exhibit sales are more than double the 2004 level. The event is expected to have over 75 exhibitors and over 1,500 attendees including as many as 100 utilities. Over 50 companies have already secured booths, including such majors as BP Solar, Shell Solar, Vestas, Airticity, Ormat, Calpine, Babcock & Wilcox Co., Black & Veatch, and EnXco, to name a few. All the renewable energy industries will be represented at the conference as partnering associations include the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Biomass Coordinating Council (BCC), Clean Fuels Development Council (CFDC), New Uses Council (NUC), Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), National Hydropower Association, National Hydrogen Association, and the Geothermal Energy Association.