Hunter L. Hunt, president and CEO of Hunt Consolidated Energy, has been confirmed to speak at the 2011 Re-Energize the Americas Conference, taking place Oct. 26-27 at the El Paso Convention Center. Hunt will speak Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m.
Re-Energize the Americas seeks to spur economic development of sustainable energy resources and activities within the West Texas, Southern New Mexico and Northern Mexico area known as the “Paso del Norte” by helping to capitalize on the region’s abundant natural resources, production capacity and distribution networks. Organizers say the conference will bring together local, regional and national energy leaders from academia, industry and government.
Hunt is CEO and president of Hunt Consolidated Energy, the holding company for Hunt Oil, Hunt Power and the other energy activities of the Ray L. Hunt family of Dallas, Texas. Hunt established Hunt Power in 1998 to seek opportunities in the utility industry. He co-founded the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute of Engineering and Humanity, which focuses on bringing innovative technological and business solutions to the global poor. Hunt serves as president of Sharyland Utilities, the first new regulated electric utility created in the U.S. in over 40 years. Currently, the utility company is developing a 300-mile electric transmission project to bring wind power from the Panhandle region of Texas into the major metropolitan areas.
The event—a collaboration among New Mexico State University, University of Texas at el Paso, and the Paso del Norte group—will spotlight the area’s tremendous strengths and help regional energy businesses, organizations and networks to access additional capital opportunities, including joint-ventures and partnerships. Exhibits will feature regional businesses employing the latest advances in energy technologies and consumption-reducing strategies. Examples include solar, wind, bio-diesel, landfill gas, water reuse and municipal solid waste technologies.
The conference coincides with the 18th Annual Border Energy Forum, which will be held Oct. 27 and 28 at the same location. The two conferences will hold a joint session on Oct. 27. The Border Energy Forum works to promote sensible use of energy throughout the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.
Registration and additional information can be found online at http://reenergizetheamericas.com. For questions please contact Britt Porter at 915-585-8585 or BPorter@truenorthadvisors.com.