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May 28, 2003

POWER-GEN to Launch Renewable Energy Conference with ACRE

Those in the electric power industry know POWER-GEN as the largest power-industry conference in the world. This year's event takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is expected to draw 20,000 power professionals from 75 countries. With that in mind, renewable energy is about to achieve a new level of stature, as the hosts of POWER-GEN are preparing to launch a new conference with a renewable energy focus, called POWER-GEN Renewable Energy. PennWell Corporation announced in mid-May its partnership with the American Council for Renewable Energy (ACRE) to create the new international conference and exhibition, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 1st through 3rd, 2004. See the PennWell press release and the POWER-GEN Renewable Energy Web site.

ACRE, formed in late 2001 to foster public awareness of renewable energy, is holding its second annual conference in early July. The conference, titled "Renewable Energy in America: Building a National Strategy on State & Local Successes" will take place in Washington, D.C., on July 8th and 9th. See the ACRE conference Web site.

If that's not enough to fill your calendar, the American Solar Energy Society's annual conference, called SOLAR 2003, is coming up in late June. Sponsored in part by DOE, the conference will be held in Austin, Texas, from June 21st through the 26th. See the SOLAR 2003 Web site.