SOURCE: The TradeFair Group

March 21, 2005 11:05 ET

Iraq's Electricity Minister to Address ELECTRIC POWER 2005 Conference in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2005 -- Dr. Aiham Alsammarai, Minister of Electricity for Iraq, will address his country's power sector restructuring plans at the ELECTRIC POWER 2005 Conference at the Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, Chicago, on the morning of Wednesday, April 6 at 8:00am. His presentation will be open to all ELECTRIC POWER Conference delegates.

Restoring a reliable power system is a priority of the new Iraqi government. The Ministry of Electricity has drawn up a list of 200 power projects they hope to start by 2006 at a cost of $6 billion. The overall cost of rebuilding Iraq's power infrastructure has been estimated as high as $35 billion.

Alsammarai, an Iraqi American, has been the Minister of Electricity for approximately two years. He also owns an engineering consulting firm in the greater Chicago area.

The ELECTRIC POWER 2005 Conference & Exhibition will be presented at McCormick Place from April 5 - 7 and will attract more than 6,000 visitors from throughout the World. The exhibition features displays of the latest technologies for power generation by approximately 500 companies, and the conference includes presentations from more than 550 speakers and panelists. All power generation technologies are discussed during the conference, including coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables. Both business and technical issues are covered.

Co-located with ELECTRIC POWER are ASME Power Conference, ICOPE Conference (featuring technologies from China and Japan), Combined Cycle Users' Group Annual Meeting and PRB Coal Users' Group Annual Meeting.

Full details about ELECTRIC POWER 2005 and the co-located meetings can be obtained by contacting David I. Johnson, Executive Director, ELECTRIC POWER, 11000 Richmond Avenue - Suite 500, Houston, TX 77042, USA. Phone 832.242.1969 ext. 305.

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