Media Advisory - North America's Key Energy Regulators to discuss their evolving roles in the Continental Energy Market



    CALGARY, April 27 /CNW/ - North America's key energy regulators will
engage in a panel discussion entitled "What is the Role of Regulators in the
New Frontiers?" at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of
Members of Public Utility Tribunals (CAMPUT) being held on April 30, 2007 in
Kelowna, British Columbia.

    
    Featured panel members will include:

    -   Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman of the American Federal Energy
        Regulatory Commission
    -   Ken Vollman, Chairman of Canada's National Energy Board
    -   Francisco Salazar, Presidente of Mexico's Comision Reguladora de
        Energia
    -   Neil McCrank, former Chairman of the Alberta Energy and Utilities
        Board, will moderate the panel discussion
    

    The Chairs of the three federal energy regulatory boards and commissions
of North America will meet to discuss what regulators can and should be doing
in the new environment of higher energy prices, tight supply, potential new
sources on the horizon, the restructuring of the industry, and heightened
environmental awareness.

    The panel discussion will occur at the Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort &
Conference Centre in Kelowna, British Columbia, on April 30, 2007 from
10:45 am until noon. Media representatives are also invited to join the panel
members for interviews at noon in the CAMPUT media room at the Grand Okanagan.
A detailed program of the CAMPUT conference is available online at
www.camput.org.

    The British Columbia Utilities Commission is hosting the CAMPUT 2007
Conference. CAMPUT is a self-supporting, non-profit organization of federal,
provincial, and territorial boards and commissions which are responsible for
the regulation of the electric, water, gas, and pipeline utilities in Canada.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Comision Reguladora de
Energia are associate members of CAMPUT.





For further information:

For further information: Bob Curran, Alberta Energy & Utilities Board,
(403) 297-3392, bob.curran@eub.ca; Pierre Méthé, Régie de l'énergie du Québec,
(514) 864-7240, pierre.methe@regie-energie.qc.ca


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