TEMECULA, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 23, 2014) - Greg Michaels, Chairman and CEO of Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E) and subsidiary North Energy Central (NEC), was invited to speak at the annual LNG 360˚ Forum, Latin American & Caribbean in Houston, Texas (http://www.lng360latamcar.com). Mr. Michaels was featured as an industry leading speaker among the following: Manuel Perez Duduc, President of AES Corporation, Panama, Rudolf Araneda, CEO of GasAtacama, Chile, Javier H. Estrada, Secretaria de Energía, Mexico, and Hugo V. Hodge, CEO of Water and Power, US Virgin Islands.
Chairman Michaels returned from the weeklong conference in Houston, Texas, where the topic of discussion centered on the commercial and strategic opportunities for LNG projects and partnerships in the Americas. Michaels said, "The outlook for LNG in the Caribbean and Latin America looks great. With the development of affordable shale gas here in the United States and the ability to easily export our American natural gas to Free Trade partners, this opportunity will not only benefit and strengthen our neighbors but will create significant long-term jobs right here at home."
SCT&E is currently looking at LNG-powered generation projects in several Latin American countries where the need for a source of affordable and clean fuel is urgent. SCT&E's subsidiary, NEC, currently has secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of the Dominican Republic to develop a 400 megawatt natural gas fired power plant. While at the conference, Michaels spoke of the challenges and benefits of delivering LNG to Latin America where infrastructure is needed to receive LNG. While in Houston, Michaels met with potential investors and interested equity partners for the project in the Dominican Republic.
About Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E):
Southern California Telephone Company, dba Southern California Telephone & Energy, is a spin-off of Wholesale Airtime, Inc. established in 1994 by Founder and CEO, Greg Michaels. In simple terms, SCT&E is a vertically integrated Telephone and Energy Company, offering discounted Legacy Voice, Data, Wi-Fi, VOIP, SIP, Cable Telephone, and Telephone Services. The company also provides renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions, thus blending the world of utility mediums. Additionally, SCT&E is involved in international energy generation and oil and gas projects.
Subsequent to the 1996 deregulation of the telecom industry in the United States, SCT&E took advantage of the opportunity to become a privately held, facility-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and utility under the CPUC. In addition to its CLEC status, SCT&E is also a Certified Long Distance Carrier (IXC), and a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP). SCT&E has one of the largest privately-held, fixed wireless, or Wi-Max, networks in California. The company has multiple locations, with its corporate office located in Temecula, California. SCT&E owns and operates a redundant telecommunications network with switches and facilities on both coasts of the United States.
SCT&E is a California Electric Service Provider (ESP) and has Federal Energy Regulatory (FERC) Authority allowing the company to buy and sell energy nationwide in both the wholesale and retail markets in the USA. Its Energy Division affords consumers the ability to invest in renewable energy systems to include PV Solar and its US non-provisional patent Virtual Power Plant® and US provisional patent-pending Battery Energy Reservoir™.
About North Energy Central (NEC):
NEC is a spinoff of ESA Associates Inc., a Design, Engineering, and Development firm of medium-to-large energy generation facilities. SCT&E acquired a majority interest in NEC that accelerated SCT&E plans to build electric generation in both the United States and abroad. With over forty years of expertise and operation of eighty power generation projects to the world's electric power markets, NEC is a perfect fit. A subsidiary of SCT&E, NEC engineers have completed, designed and retrofitted old and built new power projects totaling 8,800 megawatts valued at about USD$5 billion.