Gen. Colin Powell, Ted Koppel to headline 2012 World Energy Engineering Congress in Atlanta

ATLANTA, JULY 24, 2012 – The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is pleased to announce the World Energy Engineering Congress’ (WEEC) return to Atlanta. This year’s event will be held October 31 – November 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The 35th WEEC will feature 250 speakers, including opening session speaker General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) and keynote luncheon speaker Ted Koppel. Gen. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak about leadership during crisis and change.

Ted Koppel, special correspondent, NBC News’ Rock Center, contributing columnist for The New York Times, and legendary anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, will address how current events in the Middle East will impact energy prices and how the results of the presidential election will influence future energy policy. Susan Story, CEO and president of Southern Company Services, will also speak about smart energy as a strategic framework for customer satisfaction.

The WEEC is hosted by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and is presented by AEE featuring association leader the Alliance to Save Energy, along with U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR; platinum sponsors Georgia Power, A Southern Company; Trane; and other sponsors.

The WEEC will feature a large, 14-track conference agenda, a full line-up of seminars on a variety of current topics, and a comprehensive 100,000 square-foot  exhibition of the world’s most promising new technologies.

The WEEC is the nation’s largest energy efficiency conference and exposition and addresses new advances in lighting, HVAC and energy management technologies. Topics will include energy policy, high performance buildings and energy management “best practices” for the federal, commercial, institutional and industrial marketplace. Stimulus funding updates, green jobs and financing will be covered in detail.