American Electric Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AETI), the premium provider of power delivery solutions for the traditional and renewable energy industries, today announced that President and CEO Charles Dauber will participate in a panel discussion titled: “The Business Case for A Robust Role for Renewable Energy in Texas’ Energy Mix” at Texas Energy Independence Week (TEIW), a conference organized by the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association. TEIW will be held at Austin’s Capitol Building the week of February 21. Dauber is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, February 23 at 3:45 p.m. in the Capitol Auditorium. The panel is the second of two forums to be held during the week. ”With important solar projects in development in Pflugerville, San Antonio, and the Lower Colorado River region, this Texas forum will create relevant discussions about how best to drive the future of renewables in our state," Dauber said. "As a company with a 60-year history of innovating power distribution solutions for traditional energy markets, we've made significant investments in solar and wind inverter technologies because we believe in the potential of renewable energy for our shareholders and for Texans." The main event of the TEIW conference, the panel will be moderated by Colin Meehan of the Environmental Defense Fund. Panelists include executives from SolarCity and Applied Materials who will discuss why clean energy is important to the energy industry as well as their business models and renewable energy projects. American Electric Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AETI) is the premium supplier of custom-designed power delivery solutions to the traditional and renewable energy industries. AETI offers M&I Electric™ power distribution and control products, electrical services, and E&I construction services, as well as American Access Technologies zone enclosures, and Omega Metals custom fabrication services. South Coast Electric Systems L.L.C., a subsidiary, services Gulf Coast marine and vessel customers. AETI is headquartered in Houston and has global sales, support and manufacturing operations in Beaumont, Texas, Keystone Heights, Fla. and Bay St. Louis, Miss. In addition, AETI has minority interests in three joint ventures which have facilities located in Xian, China, Macae, Brazil and Singapore. AETI’s SEC filings, news and product/service information are available at www.aeti.com. Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) is the oldest renewable energy non-profit trade organization in Texas. Their work promoting development of renewable resources and their wise use has spanned a quarter of a century. www.treia.org Forward-Looking Statements Except for the historical and present factual information contained herein, the matters set forth in this document, including statements regarding the anticipated joint venture with Wiscom Systems are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are many risks, uncertainties and other factors that can prevent the achievement of our goals or cause results to differ from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements including, without limitation, receipt of required governmental approvals, entering into formal joint venture agreement, the risks inherent in doing business outside of the U. S. such as political, social and economic instability, currency fluctuations and conversion restrictions. These and other risks which may impact management’s expectations are described in greater detail in filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future events make it clear that any of the anticipated results expressed or implied herein will not be realized.