Peabody VP Jacob Williams to speak at GenForum Dec. 7 in Las Vegas

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) Vice President Global Energy Analytics Jacob Williams will discuss the future of coal-fired power generation during the one-day PennWell GenForum conference Dec. 7 in Las Vegas.

Williams will be part of a morning panel titled “Tried and True: What becomes of baseload coal and nuclear generation in a brave new world dominated by gas and renewable energy?”

Peabody Energy is the nation’s largest coal producer. Williams leads the Peabody team that is responsible for supply and demand analytics and price relations of electricity, coal, natural gas and other relevant energy sources as well the global iron and steel markets.

Williams also serves as Peabody’s board member on the coal-fired 1,600-MW Prairie State Energy Center in Illinois. The mine-mouth plant is one of the newer and lowest-emitting coal plants in the United States.

Williams has been with Peabody since 1999. He was previously worked with Alliant Energy and Cargill-Alliant Power Marketing.

Williams has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has spoken and written extensively on energy matters.

NV Energy Director of Renewable Energy Programs Jesse Murray is scheduled to speak at the one-day GenForum.

GenForum is a one-day conference, organized by GenerationHub, which will explore how the power sector is coping with ranging such as the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) and the Clean Power Plan. GenForum is one of the co-located events for PennWell’s POWER-GEN International. Both events are being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Information on the GenForum agenda can be found at

A link to the POWER-GEN International site can be found at

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