On September 22- 25, 2002, The Engineering Society of Detroit along with the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association and the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University will present a conference that will focus on opportunities and policies for advancing Renewable Energy, distributed generation and energy efficiency. MicroGeneration to PowerParks 2002 will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel in Detroit, Michigan.Southfield, Michigan – July 29, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] This conference and technology exhibition brings together manufacturers, vendors, customers and regulators to address these issues. There is an increasing recognition that encouraging growth in the use of distributed energy resources represents sound national policy, an opportunity for economic development and a benefit for the environment. Federal and state legislative and regulatory activity will have a profound effect on the pace and scale of the market penetration of these technologies. Participants will have the opportunity to share experiences, learn about the latest technologies and discuss new regulatory and market approaches to advancing distributed energy resources that are developing across the country. The MicroGeneration to PowerParks 2002 conference and technology exhibition will address the transition from product development to product commercialization. It will focus specifically on identifying and reducing regulatory and market barriers to – and increasing incentives for – commercialization of renewables, distributed generation, and energy efficiency technologies. The exhibition offers the opportunity to meet with manufacturers and to learn about commercially available technologies and the latest innovations in advanced energy systems. Speakers include: Anthony F. Earley, Jr., Chairman and CEO, DTE Energy; Elizabeth A. Lowery, VP, Environment and Energy, General Motors Corp.; The Honorable William M. Nugent, Commissioner, Maine Public Utilities Commission and President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners; Michael A. Finney, VP, Emerging Business Sectors, Michigan Economic Development Corp.; and representatives of the U.S. Dept. of Energy, State Utility Commissioners and the energy industry.