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Photo Release -- AESP Honors Michael J. Volker With Prestigious B.H. Prasad Award

Prasad Award

PHOENIX, Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Michael J. Volker, director of Regulatory & Energy Services at Midwest Energy Inc. received the Association of Energy Services Professionals' (AESP) highest honor, the B.H. Prasad Award, at AESP's 23rd National Conference being held this week in Orlando, FL.

l to r: Meg Matt, AESP; Michael Volker, Midwest Energy; John Hargrove, AESP


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The B. H. Prasad award is named for a former chair of AESP and recognizes a member's outstanding contribution to AESP. "Michael received the recognition for his volunteer work for AESP, including his service on the Executive and Finance Committees, as well as being Vice Chair of Strategic Initiatives. He also collaborated with numerous Midwest utilities and brought an AESP training course on demand-side management to the region. In addition, Michael was instrumental in helping AESP launch its commission database research tool on energy efficiency rulemakings," said Meg Matt, AESP president and CEO.

"Our commission database is a tremendous tool that allows AESP members to quickly and easily access information on commission rulemakings throughout the U.S. Michael's work toward instituting this program is just one example of how his leadership has increased AESP's value for our members. Michael's contributions to AESP are immeasurable and he has been a tireless advocate for our members. It was an honor to present him with this award and to formally thank him for his service," Matt added.

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. AESP provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience.

CONTACT: David Harrison 410-804-1728 david@harrisoncommunications.netSource: AESP -Association of Energy Services Professionals