Skipping Stone Partner Chairs Panel on “DR & DER in Transition” at the 4th Annual DR & DER World Forum

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA  – October 10, 2017 – Skipping Stone LLC™, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, announced today that its Partner Ross Malme will chair a panel presenting on Day 2, October 12, 2017 of  the conference to be held at the Hilton Costa Mesa in Costa Mesa, California, Wednesday, October 11 through Thursday, October 12th, 2017. Mr. Malme’s panel will present on “DR & DER in Transition” scheduled for Thursday from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Pacific Time.  His Panelists include: Paul Steffes, PE, President and CEO, Steffes; Conrad Eustis, Director-Retail Technology Strategy, Portland General Electric; and Clint Caudle, President and Director of Software Development, Carina Technology.

According to Mr. Malme, “Utilities around the world are under increasing pressure to accommodate energy efficiency, control load, and integrate distributed energy resources such as renewables. These factors plus an urgent need to control greenhouse gasses are driving new requirements for energy resiliency, sustainability, and power quality — all of which impact the traditional utility business case. For utilities to thrive in this changing market, they must embrace greater network agility and work with customers to maximize value for all stakeholders in the value chain.”

The 4th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum, October 11-12, 2017 in Costa Mesa, CA brings together stakeholders from across the DR / DER industry and internationally to examine the latest technology advances, case studies, and business strategies for optimizing demand response, energy efficiency, DER integration and control, and demand side management programs. Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the event will help utilities and C&I end users realize the full economic benefits of incorporating these capabilities into their operations, and leveraging the next-generation smart grid to optimize performance. To register, click here.

“This two-day event provides executives an opportunity to really discuss and control where the market is heading,” said Daniel Coran, program manager and editor of the Smart Grid Observer.  “It’s a great opportunity to network with thought leaders and decision makers at the DR and DER cutting edge.”

The Official Host Utility for the Forum is Southern California Edison, and features expert speakers including:

  • Doug Houseman, Grid Modernization Lead, Burns & McDonnell
  • Mark Martinez, Senior Project Manager, Southern California Edison
  • Emilio Camacho, Chief of Staff,  California Energy Commission
  • Craig Wooster, CEO,  Wooster Energy Engineering
  • Josh Rasin, Project Manager, Energy Strategy,  Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Rao Konidena, Principal Advisor, Policy Studies, Midwest ISO
  • Conrad Eustis, Director, Retail Technology, Portland General Electric
  • Gary Connett, Chair, Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Technical Advisory Committee, NRECA
  • Scott Scharli, Senior Planning Analyst, Salt River Project
  • Shelly Lyser, Senior Regulatory Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Garry Chinn, Transmission Planning and Interconnection, Southern California Edison
  • Richard Munson, Midwest Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Ken Schuyler, President, PJM Environmental Information Services
  • Mukesh Khattar, Technical Executive, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Program, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Rahul Chopra, Senior Advisor, Energy Technologies Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dr. Michel Kamel, CEO, MelRok                                                                                                                               
  • Matt Dearmon, Manager, Product Development & Innovation, Entergy
  • Phil Davis, Vice President Planning & Partners, Sterling Planet
  • Ryan Harty, Manager of Connected and Environmental Business Development Office, American Honda Motor Co.

For full information on the Forum, visit www.drworldforum.com

About the Demand Response Library
The Demand Response Free Library is an Annual Media Sponsor of the DR & DER World Forum.  The library includes a collection of articles, white papers, presentations and reports designed to keep you educated and informed about the Demand Response Industry. You may download any of the content in pdf form for your own use. The DR Library is operated by Skipping Stone, a privately held professional services company focused solely on energy markets. Skipping Stone works with clients across all segments of the energy industry around the globe. Learn more at www.skippingstone.com or to register for a library membership, click here to keep you educated and informed about the Demand Response Industry.

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 www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.

About the Smart Grid Observer
The Smart Grid Observer is an online information portal and weekly e-newsletter serving the global smart grid industry. SGO delivers the latest news and information on a daily basis concerning key technology developments, deployment updates, standards work, business issues, and market trends driving the smart energy industry worldwide. The publication serves a global readership of executives and practitioners in the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry. For more information and a free subscription, click here.

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

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 www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.

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Skipping Stone Partner Ross Malme to Speak on ‘DR and DER in Transition’ During a “15-Minutes That Matter” Webinar

Atlanta, GA – September 20, 2017– Skipping Stone Partner Ross Malme will speak on Demand Response (DR) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) tomorrow, Thursday, September 21 at 12:00-12:15 p.m. EST during a webinar interview. To register for the webinar please click the link: http://skippingstone.com/index.php/webinars/

In this short interview-style webinar, Mr. Malme will share additional insights and experiences related to the 4th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum 2017 held October 11-12, 2017 located in Hilton Costa Mesa, CA. Questions are welcome for Mr. Malme to entertain from participants interested in the rapid growth of renewables and DER which are quickly building traction for flexible and efficient power for a new energy era.

The 4th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum brings together industry professionals from around the world to explore the latest DR and distributed energy resources strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century.

 

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 www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.

Skipping Stone CEO to Speak on International Retail Energy Expansion Opportunities

New York, NY– September 14, 2017 –Skipping Stone announced today that its Chairman & CEO Peter Weigand will speak on “International Retail Energy Expansion Opportunities” during the 8th Energy Marketing Conference (EMC) in New York City on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.  The EMC conference EMC conference event draws hundreds of retail energy executives and associated companies. Skipping Stone will also be exhibiting at the event in Booth #44.

“With the North American retail energy markets having reached maturity, those retailers with goals to continue to grow are moving into other open markets in different countries,” said Peter Weigand, Chairman and CEO, Skipping Stone. “The EMC event provides a great venue to communicate and share our knowledge with the retail energy community. We have been fortunate to leverage our 40 plus country relationships and experiences to assist retailer, trading companies and technology solutions to enter several international retail markets.”

“To date, the market entry strategies have either been organic business launches, joint ventures or acquisitions.  We believe international expansion by retailers is still in the early-stages and will continue to grow over the next several years,” continued Weigand.

Earlier this year, Skipping Stone published an International Retail Energy Markets Report  with over 200 pages of comprehensive market information for 17 countries.  The report can be ordered online or by stopping by the Skipping Stone exhibit.  Under each country profiled in this report are its specific market rules, utility information, billing & data exchange, customers, switch rates, competitors, wholesale markets, exchanges, market operators, licensing information, regulators, smart meters, and other pertinent information.

Mr. Weigand has been active in global energy markets for over 30 years.  As Chairman and CEO of Skipping Stone, he has grown Skipping Stone into an international energy professional services company active in over 40 countries.

Weigand is a leader in U.S. and international deregulated energy markets.  Prior to consulting, he was CEO of a retail energy company, COO of an energy software company and COO of a European company.  During his retail energy leadership time, he has acquired several retail and wholesale energy companies. Weigand’s companies have been named to the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies list three times, and he has been honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Energy by PennWell magazine.

 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 www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.

Experient and Skipping Stone Awarded USTDA Reverse Trade Mission for Refinery Performance Optimization in Hosting Delegation of Government, Executives from India

Washington, D.C.– August 23, 2017 – Experient, a Maritz Global Events Company, and Skipping Stone, LLC today announced the award of a contract from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). In November of 2017, the two firms will manage a reverse trade mission (RTM) on Refinery Performance Optimization with a delegation of senior refinery sector executives and government officials from India. India has set very aggressive emission reduction targets for its transportation industry and, as a result, its refining industry must retool to provide lower emission fuels. Targets must be met by 2020.

“USTDA has done an outstanding job of identifying international export opportunities for U.S. energy technology suppliers in developing countries,” said Chip Smith, Experient VP of Government Markets.  “We are proud to be a partner with them to bring these delegations to the U.S. to see how the U.S. energy technology industry can meet the needs of their large capital investment projects. On these projects Experient takes the full responsibility for planning and executing the RTM from end to end, and recommending next steps to give U.S. suppliers the best chance to secure the business.”

“USTDA maintains an impressive rate of return on taxpayer dollars, where for every $1 programmed, it generates $85 in U.S. exports,” continued Smith. “This is a win/win for U.S. companies and emerging markets which benefit from high quality U.S. goods and services. We have had great success on these energy related RTMs with Skipping Stone as our Technical Expert in managing the RTMs.”

“Once the India delegation is confirmed,” said Ross Malme, Skipping Stone Partner, “we will reach out to the delegates to establish their need and interests in refining related energy technologies. With that information and together with USTDA and Experient we will schedule presentations and meetings with key U.S. suppliers, as well as visits to industry leading refining and petrochemical processing facilities to see these technologies in use. Since we are competing on a global stage against international technology providers, it is key that we emphasize the leadership the U.S. has in energy technology R&D as well as the high-quality U.S.-made technology. This RTM will focus primarily on refinery safety, petrochemical conversion, data analytics, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and bottoms upgradation technologies and processes. U.S. suppliers who would like to be included in this RTM itinerary should contact Kerry O’Gorman via email at kogorman@skippingstone.com or by phone at 404-934-2154.”

About USTDA

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

About Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company®

Experient—A Maritz Global Events Company leads the Meetings & Events Industry as one of the best-known and most-respected brands in the world. This reputation is earned with each meeting, convention, tradeshow, conference, sporting event and exhibition produced for clients. Professionals are dedicated to Perfecting the Event Experience® through experience design, attendance building, risk management and security, revenue generation and cost savings, and event intelligence. Across the globe, association, tradeshow, sports and government clients turn to Experient for the best in event planning and management, site sourcing and contract negotiation, unified registration and housing, mobile event platforms, lead retrieval, data management and marketing. Experient creatively engineers and fully integrates the total event experience—one that is distinct, memorable and remarkable—while driving data analytics and bottom line results. Visit www.experient-inc.com for more information.

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 www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.

Skipping Stone Webinar on International Retail Market Opportunities

ATLANTA, GA – August 3, 2017 – Skipping Stone LLC™, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, announced today that John Landry, Skipping Stone Principal and author of the International Retail Energy Markets Report, will provide insights from the report and respond to questions regarding opportunities for retailers exploring expansion into international retail markets in a free ‘15 Minutes That Matter’ webinar, held on Friday, August 4th, at Noon EST.

According to Mr. Landry, “The retail energy markets in the US have reached maturity and many of the leading retailers are now looking to international markets for growth.  One of the challenges when beginning to explore international expansion is where and how to gather relevant information.  While Google is the go-to place to start, even that has limitations as many regulators and market operators don’t put much on the web, or it isn’t in English.  Having spent several months researching to develop our report, I believe we can now provide the tool retailers need to begin assessing which of the many international markets have potential.”

Skipping Stone’s ‘15 Minutes That Matter’ free webinar series is a terrific way to get insights on relevant topics of the day.  The format is an interview style question and answer session with a Skipping Stone market expert.  Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions.

To register for the free webinar click here.

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 www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.

Skipping Stone Chairs Smart Home Energy Management Systems Conference in Houston

HOUSTON, TX– July 25, 2017 – Skipping Stone LLC™, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, announced today that its Partner John PW Brown VI will preside as Chairman and present during the ACI Smart Home Energy Management Systems Conference, held in Houston, TX, at the Marriott Marquis, July 26-27, 2017.  Mr. Brown will kick off and chair the conference on Day 1 and present on Day 2 during the cutting-edge, smart home energy technology sessions.  His presentation, “Don’t Look in the Basement-There’s DER Down There!” focuses on the convergence of trends impacting utilities, power producers, software and hardware companies, and consumers.

According to Mr. Brown, “The smart home industry has an estimated growth by 2022 topping $121 billion, and the Home Energy Management Systems marketplace will include a $3.15 billion share. Smart home energy technology management is a growing sector and consumers are attentive to B2C and B2B efforts that promote energy cost-savings and a clean and green environment.”

For energy utilities, appliance manufacturers and connected home platform providers, this conference promises informative presentations and engaging discussions to examine the opportunities and challenges ahead.

“Our two-day event provides executives an opportunity to really discuss and control where the market is heading,” said Adriano Howlett, ACI Conference Producer. “We are providing a line-up of top speakers bringing expertise from across the industry, and an intimate networking venue for the senior leadership of power utilities, technology companies, smart home platform developers, home energy management system providers, industry associations and other professionals to truly examine business strategy, technology program and innovative product development. To register click here.  (Discount Code: HEMS3A will provide 30% off registration)

“My presentation on July 27th will cover the impacts and opportunities at the intersection of major trends in IoT and renewables,” said Mr. Brown, “and acknowledge Skipping Stone research and case study material on how technology addresses the growing need for flexibility in distributed energy resources in solving problems that create challenges for utilities, HEMS and home automation platform vendors, and end-users among others. Residential electric water heaters,” he explained, “are a compelling, cost-effective, and environmentally attractive alternative for energy storage. Most people would not think of this product as a storage battery that could save them hundreds of dollars.”

Aside from John Brown, Partner, Skipping Stone, other speakers include Ronald Chebra, V.P., Grid Modernization, EnerNex; Marlene Motyka, U.S. and Global Renewable Energy Leader, Deloitte; Ram Narayanamurthy, Principal Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute; Paul Wezner, Director, Product Management and Marketing, Powerley; Wayne Morrison, Principal, Reliant, an NRG Energy Company; Jonathan White, Managing Director, KPMG LLP; Axel Lerche, CEO, EcoSmart; Craig Boice, President, Boice Dunham Group; Joel Elkins, V.P., R&D and Product Development, ENGIE North America; Patty Durand, President & CEO, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative; Mike Wajsgras, V.P. Channel Development, Constellation Energy; Candice Tsay, Sr. Planning Analyst, Consolidated Edison; Mark Cosby, Director of Business Development, Westar Energy; Michael Bailey Smith, Board Member, Z-Wave Alliance; Phil Beecher, Chairman, Wi-SUN Alliance; and Leesa Lee, V.P. Marketing, Bidgely.

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 www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.

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Skipping Stone Releases Japan Gas Market Landscape Report

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – July 11, 2017 – Skipping Stone LLC™, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, announced today that it has published a Japan Gas Market Landscape Report.  The report is a comprehensive guide to the recently deregulated retail gas market in Japan. It includes information on how the reformed gas market works, gas utility structures and customer statistics, supply and LNG terminal data, tariffs and requirements for entering the retail gas market in Japan and much more.

For retailers, wholesalers and trading companies exploring expansion opportunities in newly deregulated markets, the Japan Gas Market Landscape Report provides an excellent first look in assessing the reforming Japan gas marketplace.  For more information and to view the report table of contents, click here.

Japan is undergoing a complete transformation and deregulation of its gas and electricity markets, which represents a once in a generation opportunity for U.S. retailers and wholesalers to leverage their experience in domestic markets to expand into Japan,” said Peter Weigand, Skipping Stone Chairman and CEO. “We are already seeing U.S. retailers who have entered Japan’s deregulated electricity market getting early traction in that market and expect, like in the U.S. market, that retailers will add gas to their product offering.  For U.S. wholesalers playing in the LNG export market, Japan’s gas deregulation represents new and innovative ways to leverage or trade gas between markets,” continued Weigand.

“The report saves hundreds of man hours of research, most of which is in Japanese and scattered across numerous sources,” said Sam Matsumoto, Skipping Stone Japan Managing Director.   “We not only consolidated all the source data, we translated it into English and recast the content such that the market rules and research intent is clearer to the American reader.  Too often a straight translation misses the true meaning as Japan regulators craft language in a very different way than U.S. regulators,” explained Matsumoto.

The Japan Gas Market Landscape Report complements Skipping Stone’s Japan Electricity Market Landscape Report, which has recently been updated since its original publication last summer.

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 www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.

 

Skipping Stone Principal John Landry Speaks on TEPA Panel with Focus on Global Energy Retail Markets

NEW YORK CITY, NY– June 14, 2017 – Skipping Stone LLC™, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, announced today that Skipping Stone Principal John Landry, will present on the “Energy Markets Outside of The United States: Best Practices, Resources and Opportunities” panel during The Energy Professionals Association’s (TEPA) 3rd Annual Northeast Conference today at 4:15-5:15 EST p.m. in New York City.  Held at the Convene, 237 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017, TEPA’s Northeast Conference is expected to draw more than 200 energy executives and professionals from across the country.

 

“I am looking forward to the international panel and sharing some insights from Skipping Stone’s substantial work in Japan helping major retailers and technology firms pursue the fully deregulated electricity and natural gas markets,” said Mr. Landry. “We also recently released an International Retail Energy Markets Report that covers the European and Australian markets,” continued Landry. “There are just so many opportunities in the international energy markets.”

 

This year’s Northeast TEPA Conference will include presentations and panel discussions that address important topics facing the national energy market. Speakers will include Brian Habacivch, Principal, Commodities Management Group at Constellation Energy; John Williams, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs with NYSERDA; and Amy Harder, energy and climate journalist for Axios and a regular contributor on CSPAN, MSNBC, Fox News and NPR.

 

“TEPA was founded over a decade ago to serve as an education resource and advocate for the energy retail market,” said Andrew Barth, TEPA’s National Board President and Executive Vice President of Sales at Incite Energy. “The topics, speakers and featured panellists who will be a part of this year’s Northeast Conference are a wonderful reflection of that mission. We’re especially looking forward to the discussion and insight from those who will be a part of our panel focusing on global energy retail markets.”

 

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 executiveshas 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 www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.

 

About The Energy Professionals Association
The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) www.tepaUSA.org is a 501(c)(6) organization whose community of energy professionals adhere to a code of conduct, serve as an educational resource, and advocates for deregulated energy markets across the country. TEPA members include aggregators, brokers and consultants (ABCs), retail electricity providers (REPs) and affiliate members, and are the clear choice for consumers seeking to benefit from competitive energy markets. For more information contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.comwww.TPRM.com, or call (214) 520-3430, ext.302. Follow TEPA on TwitterFacebook, and Linkedin.

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Skipping Stone Receives Global Excellence Award for Outstanding International Energy Consultancy

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Boston, MA – June 13, 2017 – Skipping Stone LLC™, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, announced today that it has received its second award in 2017, the Global Excellence Award for Outstanding International Energy Consultancy. The first award Skipping Stone received this year was in March, for the Energy Best International Energy Consultancy  recognition for our clients’ successes.

The Global Excellence Awards are based entirely on merit and allow judges to recognize firms of all sizes, from multinational conglomerates to pioneering entrepreneurs, in all locations, who have gone above and beyond in the last 12 months. “The Global Excellence Award proves we have done extraordinary and innovative work in our energy industry,” said Skipping Stone President Greg Lander.

“Having your body of work be recognized with a Global Excellence Award speaks volumes about the team of experts we have assembled and their dedication to providing our clients with innovative strategy development, insightful market research and implementation assistance,” continued Lander.

“Now that we have set the bar high, we plan to try to raise it over the next 12 months with some of our ground breaking work in various countries,” remarked Ross Malme, Skipping Stone Partner. “A hint of some of these areas include revisions to wholesale market rules in the United States that will synchronize those markets, Japan gas and electric liberalization initiatives, international retail energy, Case Studies market research, emerging strategies for various countries in microgrids and demand management, to name but a few,” continued Malme.

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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 www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.

 

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