HOUSTON – Feb. 21, 2017The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) and the Illinois Energy Professionals Association (ILEPA), will host a joint reception for their members during the 2017 ELECTRIC POWER Conference and Expo, which will be held April 10, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. This is the first time the two organizations will co-host an event to foster discussion among its members about the direction and future of competitive energy markets. As a result of the relationship that TEPA and ILEPA have formed with ELECTRIC POWER Conference, members of each association will enjoy the conference keynote address and executive roundtables at a discounted rate.

“TEPA and ILEPA have enjoyed a long-standing relationship and shared commitment to upholding the integrity of deregulated energy markets across the country,” said Andrew Barth, National TEPA President. “Our organizations represent the ‘who’s who’ of energy consultants and retailers and have become a trusted voice in deregulated markets across the country. The 2017 ELECTRIC POWER Conference is a wonderful opportunity for our members to foster greater dialogue about the future of our industry.”

The TEPA and ILEPA reception will be held on April 10, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lakeshore Suite located inside the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Members of both organizations will also have access to the opening keynote addresses from Bryan Hanson, Sr. VP, Exelon Generation and President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Exelon Nuclear, and Dr. Huei Peng, Dir. of the University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center and the Roger L. McCarthy Prof. of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan.

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the energy industry,” said David C. Wiers, of ILEPA. “From new storage technology to improved generation and more efficient distribution, we are seeing incredible advances in energy. We are looking forward to collaborating with TEPA in Chicago and discussing how our two organizations can help lead the charge in helping consumers make the most of these advancements.”

In addition to hearing the opening keynote speakers, TEPA and ILEPA members will also have the opportunity to attend the Executive Roundtables that includes executives from leading Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO), Independent System Operators (ISO) and power generators. Featured panelists will include Andrew Ott, President and CEO, PJM Interconnection; John Bear, President & CEO, MISO; Cindy Crane, President and CEO, Rocky Mountain Power; and Ken Zagzebski, President, US Strategic Business Unit of The AES Corporation.

“We’re excited to have TEPA and ILEPA join us during this year’s ELECTRIC POWER Conference,” said Jamie Reesby, Show Director, Access Intelligence. “I believe our conference, which focuses on the policies and technologies affecting power generation, is a great synergy for all of our organizations. I’m confident that those who attend, will find the content of our conference presentations impactful and resourceful for their businesses.”

TEPA and ILEPA members can register for the reception by clicking on this link: https://www.tepausa.org/event/electric-power-conference-reception-hosted-by-tepa-ilepa/

About The Energy Professionals Association
The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) is a 501(c)(6) organization whose community of energy professionals adhere to a  code of conduct, serve as an educational resource, and advocates  for  deregulated energy markets across the country. TEPA members include aggregators, brokers and consultants (ABCs), retail electricity providers (REPs) and affiliate members, and are the clear choice for consumers seeking to benefit from competitive energy markets. For more information contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com, www.TPRM.com, or call (214) 520-3430, ext.302. Follow TEPA on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About The Illinois Energy Professionals Association
The Illinois Energy Professionals Association (ILEPA) is a self-regulating body aimed at standardizing processes and ensuring agents, brokers, and consultants (ABCs) maintain an acceptable level of market knowledge and responsibility while transacting in the marketplace. Members of the A/B/C indirect sales channel community have come together with a common goal to provide a forum for developing common interests and upholding the integrity and maintaining the honor in the business of the deregulated retail energy market in Illinois.

About Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. Leading brands include PR News, AdMonsters, Cynopsis, Cablefax, Folio:, Event Marketer, LeadsCon, Chief Marketer, Media Industry Newsletter, Defense Daily Network, AviationToday, Studio Daily, POWER, Via Satellite and Exchange Monitor. Market-leading shows include LeadsCon, AdMonsters OPS and Publisher Summits, The Folio: Show, Experiential Marketing Summit, EventTech SATELLITE 2017, OR Manager, LDC Gas Forums, Clean Gulf, ELECTRIC POWER, and Western Power Summit.