Westinghouse to sponsor Pennsylvania Energy Leadership Conference


PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3, 2002 — Westinghouse Electric Co., in cooperation with the CTC Foundation, is sponsoring this year’s Pennsylvania Energy Leadership Council Conference, scheduled for September 23 at The Radisson Hotel in Green Tree.


The daylong conference will address Pennsylvania’s leadership role in developing energy practices and technologies that are necessary for the U.S. and the world to meet effectively the future needs of a growing and increasingly energy-dependent population. Additionally, the conference will examine how U.S. and global energy and environmental policies may affect economic development throughout Pennsylvania.

Among those to deliver keynote addresses at the conference are Steve Tritch, the new CEO and president of Westinghouse Electric Company; Rita Bajura, director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pleasant Hills, Pa. and Morgantown, W.Va.; Morgan O’Brien, CEO of Duquesne Electric; and Eric Thumma, acting deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Bill Flanagan, chief communications officer for the joint venture between the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pennsylvania Economy League Western Division, the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance will be the master of ceremonies for the conference.

Other participants include: Kim Pizzingrilli, commissioner, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; Rick Drom, formerly with PJM Interconnection, LLC; Mike Young, Pennsylvania Coal Association; John Hanger, president and CEO of PennFuture; Doug Biden, director, Pennsylvania Electric Power Generation Association; Jim Cunningham, managing director, Burson-Marsteller, New York; and Allan Casanova, Siemens Westinghouse.

Scheduled presentations and panel discussions will examine current and future energy policies and economic development; climate change and the role of coal and the atom; environmental stewardship; and new energy market entrants.

The conference is open to the media and the public. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. To register or for more information, contact Howard McClintic of the CTC Foundation on 412-577-2678, or by sending e-mail to mcclinth@ctcgsc.org. You may also contact Vaughn Gilbert of Westinghouse Electric Company on 412-374-3896, or by sending e-mail to gilberhv@westinghouse.com .

Westinghouse Electric Company, wholly owned by BNFL plc, offers a wide range of nuclear plant products and services to utilities around the world, including fuel; spent fuel management; service and maintenance; nuclear automation; and advanced nuclear plant designs. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first commercial, pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant in 1957. Since then, it has designed the world’s largest installed base of operating nuclear power plants.

Established by Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) in mid-1999 as a 501©(3) non-profit organization, the CTC Foundation’s objective is to draw together expertise and multi-faceted capabilities to tangibly enhance the lives of people by helping advance the development and application of breakthrough technologies to improve the quality of life. To meet its challenges, the CTC Foundation uses the competencies of the private sector, academia and other institutions matching capabilities with solutions.

Source: Westinghouse Electric Company


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