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Power Generation Week 2015 Featured Speakers

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Ms. Audrey Fogarty, Younicos Inc.

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Audrey Fogarty is Vice President of Product Management at Younicos, a leading storage systems integrator and solutions provider. Ms. Fogarty has been active in the storage industry since 2011, working with stakeholders in markets throughout the U.S., as well as emerging storage markets in Europe. Prior to Younicos, Ms. Fogarty was Vice President of Commercial Operations at Xtreme Power, where she led the company’s commercial efforts to install and operate the $44 million Notrees Storage project, at the Duke Energy Notrees site in West Texas. Prior to entering the storage industry, Ms. Fogarty spent ten years working in renewable energy markets in Europe and the U.S., serving as Vice President of Energy Dispatch at E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC, and Trading Development Manager at the Irish renewable energy utility, Airtricity. Ms. Fogarty will be speaking in the Hybrid Solutions track in a session titled, “Do We Need a Hybrid Grid to Allow for High Renewable Penetration?”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Power Generation Week 2015 Featured Speakers

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.power-gen.com/index.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">POWER-GEN International 2015</a> is Dec. 8-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year, POWER-GEN is coming to Las Vegas with four co-located events: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nuclearpowerinternational.com/index.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nuclear Power International</a>; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/index.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America</a>; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.coal-gen.com/index.html#showcase_4?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">COAL-GEN</a>; and the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.energyhubforums.com/genforumpgi.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">GenForum</a>. We’re calling it Power Generation Week, featuring five conferences and four exhibitions under one roof. Altogether, more than 300 speakers will be featured in nearly 70 conference sessions during Power Generation Week. Here are some of the experts who will be speaking at these conferences.</p> </div>

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James McClanahan, West Monroe Partners

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">James McClanahan is a Sr. Principal in West Monroe Partner's Energy & Utility Practice. James has over 25 years of experience planning, designing, and delivering utility solutions related to telecommunications, SCADA, Distribution Automation, demand response, and other areas. He has extensive experience in the electric utility industry and the telecom industry including the strategic overlap between them. Prior to joining West Monroe Partners James held various leadership positions with S&C Electric, Motorola, Nortel, and Riverstone Networks (now part of Alcatel). Mr McClanahan is speaking in a session titled, “Distributed Generation Market Trends and Case Studies</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Karen Bertram, Integrated Energy LLC

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Karen Bertram is the founder of Integrated Energy, a firm that specializes in Waste-to-Energy Projects and WTE Project Development Services. In addition she is the managing partner of GRIDRx, which works to help renewable energy sources integrate with the grid and gives operational visibility to the electrical grid as a whole. Ms. Bertram is speaking in the Distributed Energy Resources Track in a session titled, “Pathway to Zero Net Energy: Waste-to-Energy Technologies, Applications and Strategies”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Megan Birney, Wiser Capital

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Megan Birney is responsible for major policies and initiatives, as well as outreach and key partnerships at Wiser Capital. Ms. Birney leads the account services team, new client engagement and platform quality assurance. Over the past eight years she has helped home and business owners make the switch to solar energy in a variety of roles. Ms. Birney is speaking in the Distributed Energy Resoures Track in a session titled, “Cracking the Code: How to Fund Distributed Solar at Commercial Scale”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Paula Mints, SPV Market Research

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Paula Mints is the Founder and Chief Market Research Analyst of the global solar market research firm SPV Market Research. Ms. Mints began her solar market research career in 1997 with Strategies Unlimited. In 2005 she left Strategies Unlimited for Navigant where she continued her practice as a Director in Navigant's Energy Practice until October 2012, when she founded SPV Market Research. Her areas of expertise include: Global markets and applications for solar products, cell and module cost and price analysis, system and system component (including inverters, trackers and other balance of system components) analysis, and trend analysis. Ms. Mints will be speaking in the Renewables in the Developing World track in a session titled, “Opportunities and Challenges for Powering Africa.”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Ms. Sequoya Cross, Backwoods Solar Electric Systems

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Sequoya Cross started her solar career as Vice President of Operations for AEE Solar in 2006, one of the country’s foremost solar distributors. She quickly established her enthusiasm for the field and worked at growing the company by adding larger distribution facility in Sacramento, CA. Along with that growth she helped establish a Canadian branch that worked in industrial off-grid applications. In 2010 she became co-owner, and is now CEO, of Backwoods Solar, one of the oldest and most respected off-grid solar, wind, and micro-hydro suppliers in the country. She and her company specialize in customized solutions for remote areas all over the world; working with installers, NGOs, and end users designing and supplying the best materials for each project. She has, through Backwoods Solar helped people in rural North America as well as around the globe in Africa, Australia, Cambodia, the Virgin Islands, Haiti, South America, Mexico and India realize energy independence using off-grid solar, wind and micro-hydro systems. Ms Cross will be speaking in the Renewables in the Developing World track in a session titled, “Opportunities and Challenges for Powering Africa”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Mr. Terry Mohn, General MicroGrids, Inc

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Energy industry expert in smart grid, microgrid and large-scale system strategy and design, Terry Mohn was previously VP of Innovation of BAE Systems energy business and Chief Technology Strategist for the Sempra Energy utilities. He served two terms as Vice Chairman of the GridWise Alliance. The Dept of Commerce appointed Mr. Mohn for a three-year term to its newly formed Smart Grid Federal Advisory Committee. In addition, he is a current advisor to the DOE and California Energy Commission for research and emerging technologies. He is also the United Nations Foundation MicroGrid Work Group Co-chairman. Mr. Mohn will be speaking in the Distributed Energy Resources track in a session titled, “Comparative Microgrid Assessment Between Emerging and Developed Markets”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Mr. Timothy Baye, ReCon Associates

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Tim Baye is a Professor of Energy Business Development & Finance as well as a State Energy Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. His research and educational programs serve renewable energy executives, professionals and policy leaders. He has over 30 years experience in industrial renewable energy projects, primarily biomass and biogas, in both executive and advisory capacities. Mr. Baye holds a senior position with ReCon Associates, an energy consultancy and project development advisory firm. He will be speaking in the Renewables in the Developing World track in the session titled, “The Right Renewable Resource for the Right Location”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>

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Mr. Tom Stepien, Primus Power

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Tom Stepien is CEO of Primus Power, a leader in grid-scale electrical energy storage. He helped launch Primus Power in 2009 and has raised over $60 million from venture capital sources, strategic investors and government grants. He has over 30 years of engineering, operations and general management experience at small and large companies. Prior to joining Primus, Tom was a Vice President and General Manager at Applied Materials, a Fortune 500 provider of semiconductor, solar and flat panel display equipment and services. He had P&L responsibility for a $500M business unit with complex set of systems, global customers, manufacturing and support. Mr. Stepien is speaking in a session titled, “Large-Scale Energy Storage to Enhance Renewable Energy”</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">To register, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html?cmpid=internal-slideshow2015" adhocenable="false" rel="noopener noreferrer">Renewable Energy World North America 2015</a> </p> </div>