West Coast Energy Management Congress Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Focusing on New Developments Shaping the Energy Field

BELLEVUE, Wash. (April 17, 2012) - The Association of Energy Engineers is pleased to announce the 30th annual West Coast Energy Management Congress and Expo, EMC 2012, will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash. from May 23-24. Hosted by Puget Sound Energy, a Bellevue, Wash. based energy company, the EMC 2012 conference will provide a multi-track program to participants.

The EMC 2012 features a prestigious line-up of industry leaders including opening session speakers: Cal Shirley, vice president of Customer Solutions for PSE, who will speak on “Enlightened or Obsolete - Energy Companies of the Future;” Rebecca Zimmer, director of Global Energy and Resource Management for Starbucks Coffee Company, with a presentation entitled “Starbucks Environmental Performance and Energy Conservation;” and Bill Drummond, deputy administrator of Bonneville Power Administration with a presentation on “The Evolving Role of Energy Efficiency in the Pacific Northwest.” Additional conference presentations will facilitate the understanding of these technologies, covering big-picture topics such as energy management, policy and trends, high performance buildings and new technologies. More specific session topics include energy management best practices, energy management success stories, who will own energy efficiency programs of the future, benchmarking, building systems, incentives/rebates financing, commissioning for energy efficiency, metering, data centers, innovative partnerships, building intelligence and intelligent controls and information technology.

Additional exciting events at the show include the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® presented Pacific Northwest Green showcase, the New Technologies Breakfast, The Council on Women in Energy and the Environment Breakfast, the AEE Pacific Northwest Chapter Luncheon and a series of Certification and Seminar opportunities.

The EMC 2012 is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the West Coast specifically for commercial, industrial, institutional and government energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help set clear, optimum paths to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability, as well as innovative solutions to improve return on investments. For more information on the conference or to register visit energyevent.com.

About Puget Sound Energy

Washington state’s oldest local energy utility, Puget Sound Energy serves 1.1 million electric customers and more than 750,000 natural gas customers in 11 counties. A subsidiary of Puget Energy, PSE meets the energy needs of its customers, in part, through cost-effective energy efficiency, procurement of sustainable energy resources, and far-sighted investment in energy-delivery infrastructure. PSE employees are dedicated to providing great customer service that is safe, dependable and efficient. For more information, visit www.PSE.com.

About Association of Energy Engineers

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a professional association, is augmented by its strong membership base of over 15,000 professionals in 84 countries and its widely recognized energy certification program in the fields of energy engineering and energy management, renewable and alternative energy, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and all related areas.

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