October 06, 2011 at 16:16 PM EDT
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources to Supply Renewable Energy Certificates to 2011 WEEC Conference and Expo

ATLANTA, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, one of the largest competitive retail electric providers in the country, announced today that it will supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the 2011 World Energy Engineering Congress Conference & Expo to be held in Chicago, Illinois.

The RECs, which will be Green-e® Energy Certified, are targeted to match the electricity consumed at Navy Pier in Chicago, where the two-day expo will be held October 12-13.  A Green-e® Certified REC represents the environmental attributes of electricity generated from wind, solar or other renewable generation facilities that meet certain vintage and production standards.  Organizations may use RECs to offset their indirect greenhouse gas emissions and help support the operation and development of domestic sources of cleaner, renewable energy.

"Like the Association of Energy Engineers, we are dedicated to encouraging the use of clean, renewable energy, and to pursuing sustainable practices in our business," said Robert Wilson, President and CEO for GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. "Our participation not only reflects that dedication, but also reinforces the commitment to environmental responsibility that we share with the AEE."

The 2011 Engineering Congress, dubbed "WEEC 2011," attracts high level decision-makers from business, industry and government who seek energy solutions that assure a safe, secure power supply and effective management of costs.  Attendees can visit the GDF SUEZ Energy Resources booth, #605, to learn how the company can assist them with those concerns, including strategies for mitigating electricity market risk, managing demand and consumption and maximizing the opportunities of a competitive marketplace.

"Our continuing use of renewable energy certificates further strengthens AEE's message that sustainable practices are critical to businesses, energy managers and energy engineers nationwide," said AEE Executive Director Albert Thumann.  "AEE is committed to fostering the energy and sustainable industries.  The RECs provided by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources enable AEE to show its commitment to sustainability and provide the awareness to key industry thought leaders at an important industry meeting.  It's a win-win."

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail energy suppliers in the competitive retail markets in the U.S. and currently serves commercial and industrial customers in 12 markets:  Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The company serves more than 73,000 accounts for customers having a peak demand ranging from 50 kilowatts to more than 200 megawatts, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 10,000 megawatts.

For more about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374.  Follow GDF SUEZ Energy Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter: @GDFSUEZEnergy and Facebook.  GDF SUEZ Energy Resources is part of International Power, which in North America manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers.

International Power is listed on the London Stock Exchange with ticker symbol IPR. GDF SUEZ SA holds a 70% interest in International Power plc.  For more information, please visit www.iprplc-gdfsuez.com and www.gdfsuez.com.

About AEE

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a nonprofit professional society of over 14,000 members in 81 countries.  The mission of AEE is "to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development."  AEE offers a full array of informational outreach programs including seminars (live and internet based), conferences, journals, books, and certification programs, learn more at www.aeecenter.org.

SOURCE GDF SUEZ Energy Resources

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