April 16, 2010
Accenture Gathers Energy and Utility Leaders to Debate New Energy Challenges

DC event addresses smart grids, energy policy, new technologies and consumer engagement
NEW YORK; April 16, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will gather leaders of some of the world’s leading utility and energy companies in Washington D.C. from April 18 - 20, 2010 to debate the challenges impacting the sector in the light of climate change, stimulus funding and changing consumer demands.  The International Utility and Energy Conference (IUEC) will bring together pioneers in smart grids, energy policy and alternative fuel technologies.
“We are not only facing the dual challenge of energy security and climate change, but a more complex policy landscape, new technologies and more demanding customers,” said  Sander van ’t Noordende, group chief executive of Accenture’sResources operating group.   “Smart grids and other technologies are part of the solution to these new challenges, but success will depend on effective collaboration between consumers, regulators and service providers. That’s why we are meeting in Washington DC this year.”
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 181,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.  Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.  The company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009.  Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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