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March 2009
Partners News
Two Recent Additions to the LRC Partners Program

The LRC proudly welcomes AES Latin America and Con Edison as the newest members of the LRC Partners Program, which is designed to coordinate the efforts of public and private organizations to advance lighting research, education, and technology.

AES is one of the world's largest global power companies. It entered the Latin American market in 1993. In the span of a decade, the company has become a leader throughout the region, powering growth in both urban and rural communities. Some of the Partnership activities will focus on educating energy managers and other personnel from AES Corporation's Latin American division, including a two-day lighting seminar that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this past fall.

AES Latin America Executive Vice-President and President Andrew Vesey has been a long-time supporter of the LRC. Back in the late 1980"s when he was vice president at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, the upstate New York electric and gas utility now owned by National Grid, Mr. Vesey secured core support to develop state-of-the-art laboratories at the LRC.

Con Edison Con Edison, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, has served metropolitan New York, a dynamic and demanding marketplace, for more than 180 years. Con Edison will enhance customer offerings through new, sustainable lighting technologies and applications developed and demonstrated through its LRC Partnership. Con Edison has a long history with the LRC that includes funding specific lighting and energy projects, education seminars and demonstrations.

In addition to AES Latin America and Con Edison, current LRC partners include California Energy Commission; GE Lighting; New York State Energy Research & Development Authority; OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc.; Philips Lighting; Philips Professional Luminaires North America; United States Environmental Protection Agency; Watt Stopper/Legrand; and Xcel Energy.

About the Lighting Research Center

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. The LRC offers the world's premier graduate education in lighting, including one- and two-year master's programs and a Ph.D. program. Since 1988 the LRC has built an international reputation as a reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. The LRC also provides training programs for government agencies, utilities, contractors, lighting designers, and other lighting professionals. Visit

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