Sponsorship
Reception Sponsor
Shoals Technologies Group Logo
Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Shoals has grown exponentially since its founding in 1996, and maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions. Additional information is available at www.shoals.com.
Platinum Sponsors
Dynapower Logo
Dynapower is the global leader in the design and manufacture of energy storage inverters with over 250MWs of inverters installed worldwide. Dynapower offers a complete line of energy storage inverters supporting power needs ranging from Community Energy Storage to Commercial, Industrial and Utility sized systems. We offer 50 kVA – 250kVA Micro Power Systems™ for CES and smaller commercial use, 250kVA – 2.0 MVA Compact Power Systems™ for 600V class grid connected systems, and 100 kVA – 250kVA Solar Plus System™ for commercial and utility-scale installations.
stem Logo
Stem’s software-driven energy storage network delivers real-time, cost-competitive capacity and grid services to utilities. With over 700 systems, 3.5M runtime hours, and 350 MWh contracted, Stem is the global leader in customer-sited energy storage.
Gold sponsors
AutoGrid Logo
AutoGrid builds software applications that utilize artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and IoT technologies to enable a smarter and cleaner distributed energy world. The company’s suite of flexibility management applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers and energy service providers to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy by managing networked distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time and at scale. AutoGrid has more than 3,500 megawatts of flexible capacity from DERs under contract and its customer list includes National Grid, NextEra Energy, E.ON, Total, Xcel Energy, China Light and Power and over 30 other leading global energy companies around the world.
Ballard Spahr LLC Logo
Ballard Spahr LLP is a national firm of more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices across the country. Our attorneys provide services in more than 50 areas within business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, public finance, and real estate. Our Energy & Project Finance Group represents producers and distributors of electricity from renewable and other sources, operators of regional wholesale energy markets, natural gas producers, and large industrial consumers of natural gas. We also represent underwriters, private issuers, banks, and others who invest in energy assets.
Enbala Power Networks Logo
Enbala provides the advanced technology needed to ensure the operational stability of the world’s power grids by harnessing the power of distributed energy. Enbala’s real-time energy-balancing platform – the Enbala Engine -- provides a scalable, accurate and rapid approach for creating controllable and dispatchable energy resources from flexible loads, energy storage and renewable energy sources. The platform underpins Enbala’s award-winning and industry-leading DERMS and VPP technology and dynamically optimizes and dispatches distributed energy resources to respond to the real-time needs of the power system. The platform gives energy retailers and utilities the flexibility to operate in real-time and to better manage the escalating complexities of increasingly variable energy assets and evolving market opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.enbala.com or follow @enbala on Twitter.
Engie Logo
ENGIE Storage (formerly Green Charge) helps power the world more efficiently and sustainably. As the nation’s number one distributed energy storage company, we serve energy producers, distributors, and consumers, including utilities, network operators, and energy consumers in business and government.
Geli Logo
Growing Energy Labs, Inc., (GELI) provides software and business solutions to design, automate, and manage battery energy storage systems and energy networks solutions. Geli’s suite of products creates an ecosystem where project developers, OEMs, financiers, and project operators can deploy advanced energy storage systems using a seamless hardware-agnostic platform. Founded in 2010, Geli’s software actively manages megawatts of projects deployed around the world. Geli has been pioneering the Internet of Energy since 2010. Geli-enabled systems have been deployed in commercial & industrial facilities, residential developments, EV charging infrastructure, and microgrids around the globe.
Husch Blackwell Logo
With over 700 attorneys in 19 offices across the country, Husch Blackwell LLP is an industry-focused business law firm that delivers innovative and strategic solutions to organizations around the world. Drawing on extensive industry knowledge and experience, we help clients achieve their business goals efficiently and cost-effectively. Husch Blackwell’s Renewable Energy & Natural Resources team has the expertise you need. Our team of more than 50 attorneys has broad legal experience and knowledge of the wide range of issues specific to your industry including renewable energy development (PPAs, EPCs, O&M and all other development services), real estate, M&A, tax, litigation and employment matters. Our multidisciplinary approach, combined with our in-depth understanding of the industry, enables us to get to the heart of your unique business objectives and deliver valuable results—faster and more efficiently.
Marathon Capital Logo
Marathon Capital is a leading financial advisory and investment banking firm focused on providing financial advice in the areas of M&A, capital raising of debt and equity, project finance, tax equity, financial restructuring, recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations in the energy sector. Marathon Capital is a four-time recipient of the "Best Renewable Asset M&A Advisor" Award (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017), "Renewable Generating Project Finance Deal of the Year" Award (2016) and first-time recipient of the "Best Asset M&A Advisor" (2017) in Power Finance & Risk's Annual Power Finance Deals and Firms Awards.
Pason Power Logo
Pason Power offers an end-to-end platform to design, control, manage, and aggregate advanced energy storage systems. Compatible with leading component suppliers, our solutions enable energy storage systems to serve as reliable grid assets for utilities, reduce costs for end users, and reduce risk for energy retailers. We enable our customers to identify economically viable sites to deploy energy storage systems that combine with solar generation, reduce demand charges, or provide backup power. We create value for site owners and form a path to developing a fleet of distributed energy resources that can be aggregated to participate in grid service markets. Built on 40 years of market-leading energy monitoring and controls, Pason Power has the experience, support, and service to get the job done, and get it done safely.
Prisma Energy Logo
Prisma Energy provides battery energy storage systems in the U.S. and Canada designed around specific end-use applications through an innovative short-term operating lease structure. Our leased systems range from 250 kWh up to around 20 MWh. The lease is typically 5 years, and avoids the expenses associated with project finance. Our battery energy storage systems can deliver energy and services both in front and behind the meter.
Recurrent Energy Logo
Recurrent Energy is a leading utility-scale solar and storage project developer, delivering competitive, clean electricity to large energy buyers. Based in the U.S., Recurrent Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. and functions as Canadian Solar’s U.S. project development arm. Recurrent Energy has approximately 5 GW of solar and storage projects in development in the U.S. Additional details are available at www.recurrentenergy.com.
Southern Research Logo
Founded in 1941, Southern Research (SR) is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and engineering research organization that supports clients and partners in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, defense, aerospace, environmental, and energy industries. SR’s staff of nearly 500 works across four divisions: Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Engineering, and Energy & Environment. We pursue entrepreneurial and collaborative initiatives to develop and maintain a pipeline of intellectual property and innovative technologies that positively impact real-world problems. Learn more at www.SouthernResearch.org.
West Monroe Partners Logo
West Monroe’s Energy & Utilities practice partners with utilities and energy companies to manage innovation and change at today’s pace. Our areas of expertise include customer experience, digital, cybersecurity, analytics, regulatory and advisory, and more. West Monroe’s dedicated team of business consultants and deep technologists help our clients proactively plan and execute for the future, enhance the customer experience, and manage strategic communications.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Logo
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has built a multidisciplinary team of seasoned attorneys with extensive experience developing and financing major energy and infrastructure projects around the world. We bring to each of our assignments a commercial-minded understanding of the needs of different project participants, and we craft solutions that balance and align conflicting interests in order to get projects financed and built.
Lunch Sponsor
Sungrow Power Supply Logo
Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd (“Sungrow”) is a global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables with over 60GW installed worldwide as of December 2017. Founded in 1997 by University Professor Renxian Cao, Sungrow is a leader in the research and development of solar inverters, with the largest dedicated R&D team in the industry and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter solutions and energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications, as well as internationally recognized floating PV plant solutions. With a strong 20-year track record in the PV space, Sungrow products power installations in over 50 countries, maintaining a worldwide market share of over 15%. Learn more about Sungrow by visiting www.sungrowpower.com
Silver Sponsors
Delta Logo
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and automation, Delta's business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. Delta offers some of the most energy efficient power products in the industry, including switching power supplies with efficiency over 90%, telecom power with up to 98%, and PV inverters with up to 98.8% efficiency. We have also developed the world’s first server power supply certified as 80 Plus Titanium with over 96% efficiency. We regularly invest 6% to 7% of our annual sales revenues in R&D and have worldwide R&D facilities in Taiwan, China, Europe, India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the U.S.
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The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety and the environment. EPRI's members represent approximately 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to more than 30 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.Car.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.
Greensmith Energy Management Systems Logo
Greensmith Energy is a global energy storage innovator with more than a decade of leadership in the utility sector. We build, manage and integrate complex energy systems, delivering safety, reliability and flexibility to optimize multiple generation assets as well as integrate more renewable energy into the grid. With 70 grid-scale systems deployed across nine countries for customers such as Oncor, Pomona Energy, Alta Gas, AEP, NextEra, E.ON, and Tucson Electric Power, Greensmith provides a proven platform based on its proprietary GEMS software. As a Wärtsilä company, Greensmith is accelerating its reach into an expanding global market for programmable energy storage and playing a key role in Wärtsilä’s vision to enable the growth and transition towards a 100% renewable grid through flexibility, reliability and integration and a more sustainable future for us all.
Plug and Play Logo
Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups, investors, and the world’s largest corporations. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. To give startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond, we are now active in 25 locations globally, including U.S., China, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Singapore, Indonesia, and Mexico.
Total New Energies Logo
Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.
Bronze Sponsor
Ampt, LLC Logo
Ampt is the world’s #1 DC optimizer company for large-scale PV systems. Ampt delivers innovative products that are used to lower the cost and improve performance of new PV systems, repower existing systems to produce more energy, enable lower cost DC-coupled storage systems, and provide string-level data for improved O&M. With installations and experience serving markets around the world, the company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado and has sales and support locations in North America, Europe and Japan as well as representation in Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Learn more at www.ampt.com.
Supporting Organizations
Advanced Energy Economy Logo
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. AEE engages in policy advocacy at the federal, state, and regulatory levels. Our mission is transforming public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies. AEE recently introduced PowerSuite, a robust set of tools to search, track, and collaborate on energy legislation and utility regulatory proceedings from across the country with one, easy-to-use interface. Learn more at www.aee.net
California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) Logo
The California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) is a 501c(6) membership-based advocacy group committed to advancing the role of energy storage in the electric power sector through policy, education, outreach, and research. CESA’s mission is to make energy storage a mainstream resource to promote a cleaner, more efficient, reliable, affordable and secure electric power system.
Clean Coalition Logo
The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. We drive policy innovation to realize the full potential of distributed energy resources, and we work with utilities to develop Community Microgrids that prove local renewables connected to the distribution grid can provide at least 25% of the total electric energy consumed while at least maintaining grid reliability and power quality.
CleanTECH San Diego Logo
Cleantech San Diego is a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. The organization achieves this by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region. Cleantech San Diego’s membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment.
Energy Storage Association (ESA) Logo
As the national trade association in the U.S., the Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the leading voice for companies that develop and deploy the multitude of energy storage technologies that we rely on every day. Our member companies research, manufacture, distribute, finance, and build energy storage projects domestically and abroad. To learn more, please visit www.energystorage.org.
German American Chamber of Commerce - CA Logo
The German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GACC) acts as a link between German and American companies and organizations. The GACC is the first point of contact for German companies interested in doing business in the U.S., particularly on the West Coast, providing assistance through a variety of services. The Chamber connects German decision-makers with their U.S. counterparts and its goal is to bring German and American companies together, and thus, foster, strengthen and advance bilateral trade between Germany and the U.S.
Power Association of Northern California Logo
The Power Association of Northern California is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the power industry in California and all of its component parts. PANC sponsors monthly luncheon meetings and educational seminars to help professionals better understand the challenges confronting the power industry. Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in San Francisco. Guest speakers include legislators, CEO’s, Commissioners and other experts from both the regulated and unregulated side of the industry.
Rocky Mountain Institute Logo
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—an independent nonprofit founded in 1982—transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. It engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) LA Logo
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a non-profit organization with more than 40,000 members worldwide. By providing a forum for networking and career development through social, educational and civic service opportunities, YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the global energy industry.
Media Partners
Energy Storage News Logo
Global energy storage industry news, analysis and opinion for a business audience.
Utility Dive Logo
Utility Dive covers industry news and provides original analysis on the latest happenings in utility and energy. Our mission is to provide busy executives with a bird's-eye-view of the utilities industry in 60 seconds. With a daily email newsletter and website that looks great on mobile as well as desktop, plus a mobile app, Utility Dive keeps you informed on the go. You 'll get coverage of topics such as smart grid, energy efficiency, regulation and policy, grid security, distributed generation, renewable energy, and more. http://www.utilitydive.com/
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Greentech Media delivers business-to- business news, analysis and events at the forefront of the global energy transformation. Our coverage area extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utility market’s evolution. Greentech Media’s industry-leading coverage is provided by a team of analysts from our market intelligence arm, GTM Research, as well as our world-class journalists and global network of expert contributors.
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GTM Research is now Wood Mackenzie, the leading market analysis and advisory firm on the transformation of the global electricity industry. GTM Research is comprised of analysts covering solar, grid edge, and energy storage markets. Our analysts combine diverse backgrounds in energy, environmental, emerging technology, information technology and strategic consulting sectors. This diverse team provides critical and timely market analysis in the form of research reports, consulting, and data subscription services.