CEA to Host First Annual Energy Day Festival
Event to Highlight Importance of Energy in Everyday Life

HOUSTON – On Saturday, October 15th, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) will host the first annual Energy Day festival in Downtown Houston in front of City Hall. Energy Day 2011 is an official City of Houston event that will include more than 80 academic and business partners with a wide range of expertise – from renewables and energy efficiency technologies to manufacturing to oil and gas production. The event will highlight the critical role that energy plays in everyday life, as well as showcase the city of Houston as “The Energy Capital.”

“Energy Day 2011 will allow the city of Houston and partners such as Shell, Caterpillar, Statoil, Houston Renewable Energy Group, Ignite Solar, El Paso, Reliant, Greater Houston Partnership and many more to further embrace the city’s legacy and leadership in the energy sector,” said David Holt, CEA’s President. “Exhibitors will display exciting, interactive demonstrations showcasing energy and what it means to us in our daily lives – with fun games and prizes for kids of all ages.

“We really want to showcase how important energy is to every aspect of our lives and educate students about all the exciting ways energy can enhance their future. Energy has a vast reach and offers all of us exciting futures, and this event will showcase the wonderful technology and innovation occurring in the energy sector in city of Houston, throughout our state, and indeed across the nation.”

CEA has partnered with other Houston-area educational institutions to help encourage broad participation in ongoing science & energy academic competitions. In early 2011, HISD, CSTEM, Houston Museum of Natural Science, SEFH, Northwest Houston Chamber of Commerce—Energize! Houston, CASE, The University of Houston, HCDE, KIPP, and Lone Star College partnered to form the Energy Capital Academic Program (ECAP) that encourages students to participate in multiple academic challenges and compete for valuable cash prizes throughout the year. CEA will present to all ECAP award recipients during Energy Day, as part of the more than $20,000 in prizes that will be awarded to K-12 students by CEA at the festival.

WHAT:             Energy Day 2011

WHERE:           Hermann Square, City Hall ; Downtown Houston

WHEN:             October 15, 2011 ; 11:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT

RSVP:              Free and open to the public, no RSVP required

For more information about Energy Day, please visit the Energy Day 2011 website at www.energyday2011.org or email Kathleen Koehler at kkoehler@consumerenergyalliance.org