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Skipping Stone Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation at Smart Energy Week Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan – March 1, 2017 – Skipping Stone™ LLC, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, announced today that they are exhibiting in Booth W7-23 at the 3rd Energy Smart Energy Week Event in the Market Liberalization Expo in Tokyo held at the Tokyo Big Sight from March 1-3, 2017. For more information, visit www.skippingstone.co.jp in Japanese or www.skippingstone.com in English.
“We are celebrating our 20 Years of Innovation this year and are excited to exhibit for the third year in a row at the largest trade show conference in the Japan energy industry,” said Skipping Stone Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter Weigand. “Since opening our Japan operations three years ago, we have been fortunate to work with utility and technology clients in Japan as they explore and implement a variety of new strategies due to market reforms. In addition, we have now assisted several U.S. companies with our market entry services in the retail and systems market verticals, participated in developing wholesale market concepts through our partnership with PJM and are at the forefront of biomass renewables with our partner Enviva.”
“Skipping Stone is filling a unique niche in the Japan energy market because of its global perspective and history of innovation,” said Skipping Stone Japan Managing Director, Sumitaka Matsumoto. “We are successful because our clients are successful when collaborating with us. We help our clients either entering Japan, or in transitioning to a liberalized energy market with a road map to guide them in marketing electricity and gas commodities to every customer nationwide in Japan.”
 
About Skipping Stone
Skipping Stone is an energy markets consulting firm that helps clients navigate market changes,
capitalize on opportunities and manage business risks. Our services include market assessment, strategy
development, strategy implementation, managed services, technology selection, technology
implementation, project management and talent management. Our sector focus areas are natural gas
and power markets, demand response, technology services, renewable energy, and distributed energy
resources. Skipping Stone’s model of deploying energy industry veterans has delivered measurable
bottom-line results for over 270 clients globally. Headquartered in Boston, the firm has regional offices
in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London. For more information, visit SkippingStone.com or
www.skippingstone.co.jp.