AESP Launches "UtilitiesConnect;" A Networking Event for Utility Professionals Dedicated to Energy Efficiency

PHOENIX, July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) has launched a unique networking event for utility professionals dedicated to energy efficiency and demand side management.

"UtilitiesConnect" is designed for utility professionals to engage in forward-thinking discussions on new strategies to approach energy efficiency.

"The need for utility professionals to have a dedicated time and space to share freely their thoughts, ideas, successes and failures in an environment specifically designed for them is well overdue. Utility professionals have a shared experience and UtilitiesConnect attempts to create a community for which individuals can learn and benefit from those experiences," said John Hargrove, AESP President and CEO. "This dynamic event, which will take place in person, is crucial as these professionals navigate through the complex issues and opportunities facing the energy industry."

The first "UtilitiesConnect" event will take place during the AESP Summer Conference in Niagara Falls, Canada, August 25-27, 2015. This event is free of charge for who currently work for a utility company. To gain entry into this event, please RSVP to april@aesp.org.

AESP's summer conference attracts the energy industry's top program managers, implementers, marketers, evaluators, consultants and vendors from across the U.S. and Canada. Highly regarded experts, will give over 20 presentations that will cover a range of timely topics and emerging trends important to our industry.

The theme of the conference is "What's Now and What's Next In the World of Energy Efficiency."

For more information on how to participate in "UtilitiesConnect," contact AESP at 480-704-5900.

The Association of Energy Services Professionals (www.aesp.org) provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. Our members work in the energy services industry and represent electric and natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory and non-profit entities, vendors, manufacturers and consulting firms. Founded in 1989, AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources.

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