Energy Insights to Host 2nd International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources

DECEMBER 1, 2006 – Energy Insights:

WHO: Next week, Energy Insights (an IDC company) will bring together more than 200 of the world's top thought leaders and practitioners in the fields of renewable energy and distributed energy resources at its 2nd International Conference, followed on December 7 – 8 by Energy Insights' 12th Distributed & Renewable Energy "Outlook" conference.

WHAT: The International Conference is a biennial, three-day long event featuring renewable and distributed energy experts from industry, government and academia, and includes unique tours of local renewable and distributed energy installations, workshops, and networking opportunities. The Outlook conference will focus on market, technology and policy developments related to renewable and distributed energy.

For conference details and a full list of featured speakers, visit: www.2ndintegrationconference.com and www.energy-insights.com/EI/events/index.jsp

WHERE:

Marriott Napa Valley Hotel & Spa

3425 Solano Avenue

Napa, CA 94558 USA

www.napavalleymarriott.com

WHEN:

— International Conference: December 4 – December 7

— Outlook Conference: December 7 – December 8

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Energy Insights, an IDC company, is a leading global provider of research-based advisory and consulting services to the energy and utilities industry. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry-specific business and technology experience, Energy Insights provides full coverage of the energy industry value chain – from upstream to retail activities. For more information, please visit www.energy-insights.com .

IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

MEDIA CREDENTIALING:

If you are a member of the media interested in attending the conference, you must be credentialed prior to arrival. Pre-arranged and onsite media opportunities available. To register, please contact Joan Jolley at 508-988-6820 and jjolley@idc.com or Nick Lenssen at 303.385.0336 and nlenssen@energy-insights.com.

To schedule interviews with Energy Insights' experts, please contact Shellie Rapson James at 508.988.7566 or Lori Piscatelli Scanlon at 508.935.4376

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