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For Immediate Release

Skipping Stone Partner Elected to NAESB Committee

Houston, TX – April 7, 2014 – Skipping Stone announced today that the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) has confirmed the election of Ross Malme, Partner, Skipping Stone, LLC, to the Executive Committee for the Retail Energy Quadrant, Retail Gas Market Interests Segment.

NAESB serves as an industry forum for the development and promotion of standards which will lead to a seamless marketplace for wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity, as recognized by its customers, business community, participants, and regulatory entities.

The Retail Energy Quadrant (RXQ) addresses issues and practices that are within the scope of NAESB and appropriate to natural gas and electricity usage at the individual consumer level; that is, usage by an individual, partnership, corporation, or other entity consuming or providing retail services for electricity on natural gas at one or more facilities served by a natural gas or electricity distributor.

Greg Lander, Skipping Stone President and sixteen year NAESB board member comments, “As a founding member of the Gas Industry Standards Board (GISB) and having been a participant in its development into NAESB, I am pleased that the RXQ continues to seek out innovative talent to help guide the nation’s energy markets.”

Ross Malme adds, “I am privileged to be part of this prestigious energy industry institution which provides a critical service to maintain reliability, transparency and competiveness of the retail natural gas and electric industries.”

Skipping Stone’s natural gas leadership team has been engaged in the gas markets since the early 80’s,participating in all facets of market reformation, including wholesale trading, pipelines, capacity release, retail markets, LDCs and financial markets.

Skipping Stone owns, which operates the only 24/7/365 natural gas interstate pipeline data center covering all the US pipelines. Its automated services monitor capacity release offers, system notices and deal award information, and streams available transactions and their details as they occur to its customers via email for trading, risk and regulatory compliance, as well as deal origination and valuation purposes. For more information visit

About Ross Malme

Ross is an international expert in energy technology and retail energy markets. He is the inventor of one of the first successful utility automatic meter reading (AMR) products, which became the standard of the gas and electric utility industries for over two decades. He has also pioneered competitive retail energy products and solutions and is a past Chairman of the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA).

About Skipping Stone

Skipping Stone is a different kind of energy consulting company. All of our consulting resources have worked as executives in the energy industry and now choose to consult. Our specialty is collaborating with clients on ideas, strategies and tactics and then providing the array of complementary services required to turn those ideas into successes. From the drawing board to the P&L, we measure every engagement based on our clients’ success metrics.

Skipping Stone serves clients globally through offices in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Houston and Tokyo. For more information, visit

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