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Dykema Industry Team Co-leader To Speak At Smart Grid Policy & Implementation Forum

October 21, 2009

Chicago

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that Jeffrey M. Dalebroux, co-leader of the firm’s Infrastructure and Project Finance Industry Team, will moderate panel discussion at the Platts Smart Grid Policy & Implementation Forum being held October 26-27 at the Marriott Key Bridge in Arlington, Virginia. The topic of Dalebroux’s panel discussion is entitled, "Mobilizing Investment in Transmission for Smart Grid" and will examine the factors that will drive private capital to invest in the transmission infrastructure needed to create a smart grid. At this forum, for which Dykema is an executive sponsor, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with key players and discuss current issues facing the smart grid industry, such as: How can smart grid transform the utility industry?; Where does the development of smart grid stand with Congress?; and Attaining stimulus funds for smart grid from DOE.

Dalebroux is a Chicago-based corporate finance attorney, whose work on complex mergers and acquisitions has helped change the composition and structure of the nation’s energy suppliers, distributors and transmission facilities, and other public and private companies in the manufacturing, financial services and retail sectors.

Active in the field of energy infrastructure finance, he works with cooperatives, joint ventures, public and private entities, municipalities, public-private partnerships (PPPs), equity funds and lenders to acquire, fund, develop and operate a variety of projects. Clients – both on the buying and selling side of transactions – have come to rely on Dalebroux’s in-depth knowledge of the energy field and its infrastructure requirements, as well as his familiarity with its key players and the regulations that guide them.

Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is a leading global provider of energy and metals information. Platts serves the oil, natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, coal, petrochemical and metals markets across more than 150 countries. Platts’ real time news, pricing, analytical services, and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency. Traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry leaders depend upon Platts to help them make better trading and investment decisions.