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APPI Energy team members earn CEP credential

April 18, 2013


APPI Energy team members earn Certified Energy Procurement Professional credential

SALISBURY, MD, April 18, 2013—APPI Energy announced its team of energy experts now includes five energy consultants that have earned the Association of Energy Engineers’ (AEE) Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) credential. Deborah Carven, CEP, Senior Energy Consultant; Dan Flaherty, CEP, Energy Consultant; Carolyn Hanna, CEP, Senior Energy Consultant; Les Katona, CEP, Senior Energy Consultant; and Jeff Sherman, MBA, CEP, Director of Consulting, successfully completed the AEE’s three-day training program and four-hour written examination to achieve CEP recognition.

Dan Flaherty and Les Katona earned their CEP credential in March 2013. Deborah Carven and Carolyn Hanna earned their CEP status in April 2012. Jeff Sherman earned his CEP designation in April 2011. “According to the AEE, CEPs demonstrate a high level of knowledge, experience, competence, and ethical fitness covering the full spectrum of activities related to the purchase, sale, and marketing of electricity and natural gas,” said APPI Energy President/CEO Walter Moore.

Before beginning the AEE’s Fundamentals of Buying and Selling Energy program, CEP candidates must meet prerequisite criteria, including educational and professional experience requirements. After applicants successfully complete the examination and application process, AEE’s Certification Board performs a final review and notifies candidates of approval or denial. Each CEP must obtain 10 Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Hours every four years to maintain certification.

“Individuals who earn CEP status help us grow as a team and enhance our comprehensive suite of energy consulting services to better advocate for our customers,” said Moore. Since 1996, APPI Energy has been committed to providing superior, independent consulting services that reduce energy expenses.

About APPI Energy

More than 2,300 organizations use APPI Energy’s procurement and consulting expertise to reduce operating expenses. Since 1996, the unbiased team of energy advisors has helped commercial and industrial energy consumers reduce electricity and natural gas costs in every deregulated energy market across the U.S. More than 130 affinity groups, trade associations, and chambers of commerce have selected APPI Energy as the preferred energy consultant for their members. To learn more, contact 800-520-6685 or

About AEE

The Association of Energy Engineers promotes the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and fosters action for sustainable development. AEE’s 16,000 members in 89 countries represent the dynamic fields of energy engineering and energy management, renewable and alternative energy, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and all related areas. The Certified Energy Procurement Professional program recognizes qualified experts within the restructured energy marketplace. For more information on the CEP program, call 770-447-5083 or visit the AEE website's CEP information page.