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Energy Central to Launch
Jan 04, 2012 (03:01 PM EST)

New service provides electric power generation industry with insiders' perspective, comprehensive analysis

AURORA, Colo., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Central announced plans to launch a new online intelligence service for professionals in the electric power generation industry,  With specific sectors dedicated to renewables, nuclear, gas and coal power generation, the new site will offer premium content in a variety of formats to meet the diverse needs of its target readership.

GenerationHub's subscriber-only content include analysis on the latest policy, projects, investment generation, operations and strategy related to power generation, including a database of North American power plants with profiles, maps and generation data. The site will also include free content including aggregated industry news, jobs, events, webinars, and an industry primer—Generation Industry 101.

"GenerationHub will offer in-depth analysis and an insiders' perspective that users won't find anywhere else," says Energy Central's V.P. of Data Analysis Randy Rischard. As the chief designer of Generation Hub and its highly successful sister property, Rischard brings more than 17 years of experience in the energy news and data market and is responsible for developing many of today's leading energy-information products for the North American gas, power and coal industries.

Energy Central has also recruited top editorial and data talent to provide content for, including

Kent Knutson, Director of Data Strategy, covering vertical markets in transmission, generation, distribution, mergers and acquisitions, policy and other related industry sectors.  Knutson has held numerous leadership positions with leading information companies including McGraw-Hill Platts, Global Energy Decisions (Ventyx), FT Energy (Pearson PLC) and Resource Data International (RDI).

Barry Cassell, Chief Analyst. Cassell has covered coal-fired generation for more than 23 years, most recently as editor of SNL Energy's Coal Report. He was formerly with Platt's Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication's editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report.

Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst. Barber was previously the editor for nine years of Generation Markets Week owned by SNL Energy and its predecessor Io Energy. He is the former editor of Coal Outlook and Mine Regulation Reporter, and also worked as a reporter for Platt's nuclear and coal publications including Nucleonics Week/Nuclear Fuel and Coal Week.

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SOURCE Energy Central