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NAES Primed to Help Power Generators Reduce O&M Costs in Shifting Market, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- Power Generators have cost reduction on their minds as they attend the 2013 Electric Power Conference & Exhibition, which runs today through May 16 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. Faced with regulatory challenges and tightening margins, power generators are looking for ways to cut costs, including fuel switching and optimizing operation and maintenance (O&M) performance. Enter NAES Corporation (Issaquah, Washington). Founded by four northwest utility companies in 1980, NAES has grown to be the industry's largest independent operations and maintenance services provider, with a portfolio of more than 202 power generation plants worldwide, totaling about 59,915 megawatts (MW).

The company is enjoying continued success, recently having been awarded 10 Best Practices Awards, including one, "Best of the Best," by the Combined Cycle Journal. NAES Maintenance and Construction Group is continuing to grow its air quality control systems services, with NAES Power Contractors being awarded the installation of a dry sorbent injection (DSI) system and an activated carbon injection (ACI) system at a coal-fired generating station owned by a cooperative located in the Midwest.

NAES experts will be chairing multiple sessions and making presentations at the Electric Power Conference. Mark Minniti, Sales Director for NAES Power Contractors, will be chairing and co-chairing three sessions: "Maximizing Craft Productivity," "Maintenance Contracting Strategy," and "Labor's Role in Contracted Plant Maintenance," moderated by NAES Power Contractors Sr. VP and Chief Commercial Officer Jake Hardy. Brian Heinbaugh, Power Plant Operations Division Director, will chair and co-chair two sessions: "Small Flexible Power Solutions: When Size Does Matter," and "What Does the Market Expect from Gas Plants?" Finally, Doug Machon, Senior Business Development Manager, will present "Strategic Partnering for O&M of Next-Gen Clean Energy Plants."

Headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, NAES is among the world's leading providers of comprehensive services to the generation industry, and it is expanding its services to industrial infrastructure markets. For more than 30 years, NAES has specialized in providing services centered on safe, reliable and cost-effective performance. NAES has worked in most U.S. states and more than 20 countries. Talk with the NAES experts at Booth 814 and find out how NAES can support attainment of your goals.

For more information, contact Glen J. Canavera, Vice President of Marketing for NAES, at 425-961-4700, or [email protected].

For more about the ever-changing power market, read Industrial Info's recent interview of George Wackerhagen, Vice President, Power Plant Operations and Technical Services for NAES, by clicking on this link: Inside Power: NAES Corporation's George Wackerhagen Speaks to Inside Power.

Industrial Info Resources (IIR), with global headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, and eight offices outside of North America, is the leading provider of global market intelligence specializing in the industrial process, heavy manufacturing and energy markets. Industrial Info's quality-assurance philosophy, the Living Forward Reporting Principle™, provides up-to-the-minute intelligence on what's happening now, while constantly keeping track of future opportunities. To contact an office in your area, visit the www.industrialinfo.com "Contact Us" page.

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