Kevin Casey, Robert Schulte join lineup for GenForum panels in Las Vegas

Kevin Casey, the managing director of Beaufort Rosemary LLC and Robert Schulte, a principal in Schulte Associates LLC, are two of the latest industry speakers added to the lineup for the PennWell GenForum Dec.7 in Las Vegas.

Casey will be part of a panel discussion titled “The Rise of Gas.” That panel will also include Siemens Industry Marketing Manager – Oil & Gas Michael Welch.

Schulte will participate in a panel discussion titled “A Greener, Smarter and more Distributed Future for the Electricity Sector.” Other speakers on that panel include Strategen Government and Utility Practice Director Lon Huber and NV Energy Renewable Energy Programs Director Jesse Murray.

Casey previously worked more than 12 years for BP Plc where he led Treasury Structured Finance for oil and gas, commodities trading and alternative energy businesses in the Western Hemisphere. Prior to that post, Casey worked in BP’s Internal Audit section, and was BP’s Americas regional performance unit leader for power generation where he led the development and implementation of project financing, regional strategy, planning, project development, construction and operations. He has also been a managing director for Sonat Power, the independent power unit of Sonat Inc. and Southern Natural Gas Pipeline Co.

Prior to joining Sonat, Casey was an officer of two international energy companies engaged in independent power production in North America. Kevin started his career working for seven years as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles where he primarily served energy industry clients.

Casey earned an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.  He is a 2008 graduate of the MIT-BP Projects & Engineering Academy (P&EA) and the 2009 P&EA master class.

Schulte has 36 years’ experience in the energy industry including generation and transmission resource planning, distribution engineering and operations, rate regulatory affairs, and marketing. He once served as an interim CEO for a municipal public power agency in the Midwest.

Schulte is the primary author of “Lessons from Iowa”, the lessons-learned in the Iowa Stored Energy Park project; author of the “Gregory County Pumped Hydro/Wind Combo Project Feasibility Study”; and co-author of “Market and Tariff Challenges to Grid-Level Energy Storage” which is being released concurrent with this conference and is the topic of his presentation at GenForum.

Schulte has a MSEE, Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) from University of Missouri Columbia and a BSEE, Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) from South Dakota State University. He has done MBA coursework at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

GenForum is a one-day conference, organized by GenerationHub, which will explore how the power sector is coping with changing dynamics such as renewable energy standards and the EPA 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.

Other speakers already on the program for the event include Department of Energy Loan Programs Office (LPO) Director Mark McCall; ScottMadden Management Consultants Partner Todd Williams; Peabody Energy Global Energy Analytics Vice President Jacob Williams; and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Regulatory Analyst Stephen St Marie.

Information on the GenForum agenda can be found at http://www.energyhubforums.com/genforumpgi/conference.html.

A link to the POWER-GEN International site can be found at http://www.power-gen.com/pennwell-events.html.

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Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PennWell he was editor of Generation Markets Week at SNL Financial for nine years. He has also worked as a business journalist at both McGraw-Hill and Financial Times Energy. Wayne also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years. During his career has visited nuclear reactors and coal mines as well as coal and natural gas power plants. Wayne can be reached at wayneb@pennwell.com.