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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY
Media Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366,
news@cpuc.ca.gov

CPUC HOSTS THOUGHT LEADERS SESSION ON

ADVANCED CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT PLATFORMS

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2011 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today announced the next topic in its ongoing Thought Leaders Speaker Series: Advanced Customer Engagement Software Platforms. An executive-level panel will discuss the ways that software platforms and social media may help customers manage their energy usage, cut their energy bills, and save money. The panel will discuss a number of customer engagement platforms that match publicly available data with a customer's own energy usage patterns to offer personalized information, advice, and rewards designed to enable and encourage customers to make more efficient energy choices. This event is free and open to the public.

To register for this event (not required, but appreciated) and for more information on Thought Leaders, including archived video webcasts of prior speakers, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov/thoughtleaders.

The CPUC hosts the Thought Leaders Speaker Series to stimulate thought and discussion of some of the most pressing challenges facing California utility regulators and the private sector industries impacted by state policies. Leading experts from around the world take center stage to offer their expertise and vision in areas such as communications, energy, water, transportation, the environment, green jobs, and more. Although a quorum of Commissioners may be in attendance, no CPUC action will be taken at this event.

For more information on the CPUC, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov.

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