Spintelligent, A Division of Clarion Events, is pleased to announce that Michael Peevey, President of the California Public Utilities Commission, will be delivering a keynote address at the 11th Annual Meter, Billing/MDM America Conference & Exhibition.  The event takes place on March 7 – 10, 2010 in San Diego, CA, with the Keynote Session being held on Monday, March 8th, 2009.

Michael R. Peevey was appointed President of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) by Governor Gray Davis on December 31, 2002, having been originally appointed to the CPUC by Governor Davis in March 2002. In December 2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reappointed Mr. Peevey to the CPUC for another six-year term.

As President of the PUC, Mr. Peevey is committed to protecting the public interest by promoting consumer needs, while challenging utilities to embrace new technologies and provide safe, high-quality services. 

Mr. Peevey is committed to maximizing energy efficiency and demand response opportunities and ensuring that California's environment is protected.  He is also a strong supporter of renewable energy and renewable procurement requirements for utilities, and is a leader in implementing California's Solar and Greenhouse Gas Initiatives. He also serves as Chairman of the California Emerging Technology Fund.

Mr. Peevey has made it a priority to work closely with sister agencies, such as the California Department of Water Resources, the Independent System Operator, the California Energy Commission, and the Air Resources Board-- agencies in which the PUC has overlapping or complementary responsibilities, to assure that California has adequate energy resources and transmission facilities to support its growing population and improving economy.

From 1995 until 2000, Mr. Peevey was President of NewEnergy Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Peevey was President of Edison International and Southern California Edison Company, and a senior executive there beginning in 1984.  Mr. Peevey has served on the boards of numerous corporations and non-profit organizations, and received numerous awards recognizing achievements and leadership in the energy industry.

“All of us at Spintelligent are excited about President Peevey’s keynote address at Metering, Billing/MDM America,” said Mike Smith, Vice President & General Manager, North America for Spintelligent.  “The conference theme of ‘Where Technology Meets the Customer’ and President Peevey’s background and focus in leading the California PUC should make for a great start to the conference.  We can’t wait to get to San Diego!”

Additional information on Metering, Billing/MDM America can be found at www.meteringamerica.com.