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Shaping the Future of Power

Thursday Apr 15, 2010 - 1:00 PM Eastern Presented by Energy Central
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Join the EnergyBiz Leadership Forum KITE award winners David Crane, Clark Gellings, and Ralph Izzo, along with Marty Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief of EnergyBiz magazine, for an interactive discussion about the realities of running a utility in a fast-changing era.

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EnergyBiz Leadership Series

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Shaping the Future of Power

On-demand Webcast
Cost: Free
Includes Interactive Q&A Session

In an energy marketplace that continues to evolve, gain insight into how utility executives increasingly confront the challenges of preparing their workers, regulators and customers for a period of volatility and promise.

This free on-demand webcast, sponsored and underwritten by Oracle Utilities, will provide you with an executive-level view of what it means and takes to be a utility leader. By viewing this webcast, you will hear: 

NRG's CEO David Crane weighing in on next-gen nuclear, generation portfolio diversity, and what it's like to live through (and thrive in) a hostile takeover attempt.

EPRI's Clark Gellings, the father of demand side management, outlining the coming trends marrying technology with customer energy consumption patterns.

CEO Ralph Izzo discussing PSEG's low-carbon emissions strategy, commitment to solar power development, and pursuit of reliability through infrastructure investment. 

Exclusive Underwriter:


David Crane 
President & CEO
NRG Energy

Clark W. Gellings
VP of Technology

Ralph Izzo
Chairman of the Board, President & CEO

Marty Rosenberg

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Speaker Biographies:

David Crane
President & Chief Executive Officer, NRG Energy

David Crane has served as the president, CEO and a director of NRG since December 2003. Prior to joining NRG, Crane served as CE O of International Power, a UK-domiciled wholesale power generation company, from January 2003 to November 2003, and as chief operating officer from March 2000 through December 2002. Crane was senior vice president — Global Power New York at Lehman Brothers, an investment banking firm, from January 1999 to February 2000, and was senior vice president — Global Power Group, Asia (Hong Kong) at Lehman Brothers from June 1996 to January 1999.

Crane has a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

Clark W. Gellings
Vice President of Technology, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Clark W. Gellings is vice president of technology at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and is responsible for technology strategy in areas concerning energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy resources, and other clean technologies.

Gellings joined EPRI in 1982, progressing through a series of technical management and executive positions including six previous vice president positions. He was also CEO of several EPRI subsidiaries. Prior to joining EPRI, he spent 14 years with Public Service Electric & Gas Company. 

Gellings received distinguished awards from a number of organizations, including The Illuminating Engineering Society, the Association of Energy Services Professionals, and the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. He is a 2003 recipient of CIG RE’s International Council on Large Electric Systems Attwood Award for notable contributions.

He is currently a member of the board of the University of Minnesota’s Technology Leadership Institute and the National Academy of Sciences Committee studying the robustness and resilience of the power delivery system.

Gellings has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Newark College of Engineering in New Jersey, a master of science in mechanical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a master of management science from the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Gellings is a registered professional engineer, a fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a fellow in the Illuminating Engineering Society, and a distinguished member and president of the U.S. National Committee of CIGRE.

Ralph Izzo
Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer, Public Service Enterprise Group
Incorporated (PSEG)

Ralph Izzo has been chairman, president and CEO of Public Service Enterprise Group since April 2007. He had served as president and chief operating officer of PSEG since October 2006 when he was also elected to the board of directors. Earlier, Izzo was president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company. Since joining PSE&G in 1992, Izzo was elected to several executive positions within PSEG ’s family of companies, including PSE&G senior vice president of utility operations, PSE&G vice president of appliance service, PSEG vice president of corporate planning, Energis senior vice president of finance and information services, and PSE&G vice president of electric ventures.

Izzo is well known within the utility industry and the public policy arena. His public policy experience includes service as an American Physical Society Congressional Science Fellow in the office of U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley. He also served four years as a senior policy advisor in the office of New Jersey Gov. Thomas H. Kean, specializing in energy, science and technology.

Izzo’s career began as a research scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, performing numerical simulations of fusion energy experiments. He has published or presented over 35 papers on magnetohydrodynamic modeling. Izzo is chairman of the board for the Center for Energy Workforce Development and the Drumthwacket Foundation. He serves on the board of directors for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Utilities Association, the Edison Electric Institute and the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Izzo is also a member of the Council on Competitiveness — Energy Security; Innovation and Sustainability Initiative Steering Committee, and he is on the board of trustees for the New Jersey Network Foundation.