GM to talk Chevy Volt at ELP Executive Conference

Tulsa, Okla., December 2, 2010 — General Motors Co. has confirmed that Britta Gross, its director of R&D and strategic planning of global energy systems and infrastructure commercialization, will be an Electric Vehicle Update panelist at the second annual Electric Light & Power Executive Conference, Jan. 30-31, 2011, at the Omni San Diego Hotel.

Auto manufacturers are developing and introducing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and EVs to the market. Grid-charged vehicles hold great promise in addressing our national energy challenges.

One of nine sessions, the Electric Vehicle Update will address the current status of battery technology, what breakthroughs are needed, where governments and private sector actors should concentrate R&D efforts, how the electric power industry can work with various players to prepare for EVs, and the overall business case for a utility.

Also confirmed for the EV panel are Mark Duvall, director of electric transportation at the Electric Power Research Institute, and Phil Davis, senior manager of demand response solutions at Schneider Electric Demand Response Resource Center.

The Electric Light & Power Executive Conference provides an exclusive, intimate atmosphere in which industry leaders can network and freely discuss the challenges and opportunities their companies face. The conference caters to executives tasked with helping utilities and their customers move toward and adapt to a sustainable energy future.

Other sessions include Customer Outreach, State of the Economy, Data Privacy, Regulator Snapshot, Energy Storage Overview and Raising Capital.

The conference provides executives access to exceptional and otherwise inaccessible speakers, as well as first-class, enjoyable networking opportunities. This year’s keynote speakers are FOX News business and financial journalist Stuart Varney and F-16 pilot and founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation and Patriot Golf Day Maj. Dan Rooney.

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If you’d like more information about the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference, or to schedule an interview with Electric Light & Power Editor in Chief Teresa Hansen, please call Associate Editor Kristen Wright at 918-640-6781 or e-mail her at

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