Skipping Stone Presents on Japan Energy Retail at the 12th Annual TEPA Two-Day Conference

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DALLAS, TEXAS  – October 4, 2017 – Skipping Stone LLC™, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, announced today that its Principal John Landry will present on the Japan Retail Energy Market during the 12th Annual Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) Conference.  This interactive, informational event will be held in Dallas, TX, at the Ritz-Carlton, on Wednesday, October 4th through Thursday, October 5th, 2017.

Mr. Landry’s presentation entitled, “Japan Opportunities for Retailers and Brokers” is scheduled at 1:45 p.m. on the second day of the conference during the International sessions.  His presentation covers the background of electric and natural gas retail market liberalization in Japan, the wholesale market structures, and how retailers and brokers can take advantage of these opportunities.

“The Japan retail energy markets are moving quickly with expanding product options from retailers looking to gain traction and market share,” said Mr. Landry.  “Customers in Japan will definitely need the help of brokers and consultants as the market continues to develop and as it becomes more complex.”

“Japan hasn’t yet adopted the US model for energy procurement professionals and their interaction with both C&I customers and retailers,” said Mr. Sumitaka “Sam” Matsumoto, Skipping Stone Managing Director, Japan. “I believe the timing is right– now that the market has been fully open 18 months– for this model in Japan.”

About Skipping Stone

Skipping Stone is a consulting and technology services firm that helps natural gas and electricity utilities, market participants and solution-providing clients globally to navigate market changes, capitalize on opportunities, and manage business risks. From innovation through strategy development, market research, and assessment to implementation of business plans and technologies, the firm provides a wide array of services. Skipping Stone’s model of deploying energy industry executives has delivered measurable bottom-line results for over 270 clients globally. Headquartered in Boston, the firm has offices in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London. For more information, visit or

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