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National Renewable Lab Director to Keynote at 2nd Wyoming Utility Efficiency Exchange.

CASPER, Wyo. -- Energy utilities' efforts to design and implement energy efficiency initiatives will be the focus for an innovative regional workshop. The "2nd Wyoming Utility Efficiency Exchange" will be presented on March 5-6, 2009 in Casper, Wyoming Casper is the only city in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, although the county is home to a number of small towns and Casper suburbs. With a population of 49,644, Casper is the second largest city in Wyoming, after the capital city of Cheyenne with 53,011 inhabitants, . The second annual event will be hosted by the Wyoming Home Performance Alliance and co-sponsored by: SourceGas, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Cheyenne Fuel, Light and Power, Black Hills Power, Electric and Gas Industries Association, Apogee Interactive, Convectair, Western Area Power Administration, and Wyoming Energy Conservation Improvement Program. UtilityExchange.org is providing event management and logistical support.

The keynote presenter will be Bob Noun, Director, Communications & Public Affairs Those public information, command information, and community relations activities directed toward both the external and internal publics with interest in the Department of Defense. Also called PA. See also command information; community relations; public information.  at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colorado, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy, is the United States' primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.  (NREL NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NREL Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO) 
). During the past 25 years at NREL, Mr. Noun has shaped the way renewable energy Renewable energy utilizes natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished. Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power, and hydroelectricity to biomass and biofuels for transportation.  and energy efficient technologies are seen and understood by the public, elected officials and other stakeholders Stakeholders

All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government.
. With a realistic and technically sound vision of the potential of renewable energy, Noun has built strategic national and international relationships key to NREL's success.

The Wyoming Utility Efficiency Exchange event goal is to facilitate a networking and professional development conference for staff representatives of energy and water utilities serving Wyoming and neighboring states who are responsible for developing and implementing customer programs related to energy/water efficiency, smart meters, demand response and renewable energy. This event is expected to attract utilities and trade organizations that provide products and services to support the utility programs.

Detailed information is available at www.utilityexchange.org/wyoming.
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