Sponsorship
Signature Sponsor
Siemens Logo
Siemens Digital Grid partners with leading utilities and energy providers worldwide to provide expertise and innovative technologies to help in their transformation journeys. Globally, Digital Grid has worked with more than 2,500 leading utilities and energy providers to deliver proven solutions and services that improve operational efficiencies, enhance reliability and resiliency, and empower consumers to better manage their energy use. For more information, please visit www.usa.siemens.com/digitalgrid
Platinum Sponsor
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As a leader in medium voltage switching and protection and a top innovator of battery energy storage and microgrids, S&C Electric Company is committed to helping keep the lights on for billions of energy consumers around the world. With nearly 200 mWh of energy storage deployed globally, S&C has proven experience with every use case, including islanding, peak shaving, and frequency regulation. Backed by a deep tenured understanding of the electric grid, S&C has a proven track record of 100+ years of developing new, innovative solutions to help ensure continued breakthrough solutions for grid protection and reliability. We pride ourselves on offering whole solutions resulting in smooth deployment of every aspect of a project.
Gold Sponsors
ABB Logo
For more than 100 years, ABB has been supporting the power industry with a wide portfolio of equipment, systems, and software. Today, ABB’s Energy Portfolio Management leads the industry with solutions and services designed to help energy market participants and market operators evaluate critical renewable energy investment decisions and optimize operations. Trusted globally by more than 400 customers, ABB’s Energy Portfolio Management services and solutions provide fast and comprehensive market analysis, long term planning, risk management and hedging, renewable integration, Microgrid strategy, energy storage, portfolio operations, regulatory policies and investments.
AutoGrid Logo
AutoGrid’s DER flexibility management software allows utilities, electricity retailers, energy service providers and owners of large asset portfolios to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy. The company’s patented Predictive Controls™ technology leverages advanced data science, machine learning and high performance computing to predict, control and optimize all DERs at scale and in real time. AutoGrid has more than 2,500 megawatts of flexible capacity from distributed generation, storage and DR resources under contract. Its solutions help more than 30 global energy companies such as National Grid, Florida Power & Light, Eneco, CPS Energy and NextEra Energy to balance supply and demand, increase grid reliability, integrate renewables and deliver value-added services to customers in regulated and deregulated markets worldwide.
Centrica Business Solutions Logo
Centrica Business Solutions is part of Centrica plc – an international energy and services company dedicated to satisfying the changing needs of its customers. Centrica Business Solutions has been established to help customers gain competitive advantage from energy, building intelligent end-to-end energy solutions that power performance, and resilience. Through Centrica we also provide energy trading services, and supply energy through Direct Energy in North America, British Gas in the UK, and Bord Gàis Energy in Ireland. To learn more about Centrica Business Solutions, please visit: www.centricabusinesssolutions.com.
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.
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Founded in 2006, Enchanted Rock, Ltd. builds and operates cost effective resiliency microgrids that help companies efficiently manage the risk associated with electricity interruptions. In 2010, ERock became the first in Texas to provide utility grade backup power as a service. The company is responsible for the design, project management, installation, and commissioning of 275 MW of distributed generation, including 160 MW of Distributed Power Generation projects and 115 MW of customer reliability systems. The company currently has 90 MWs of customer resiliency microgrids under construction. ERock is the only distributed energy company combining expertise in energy market integration, control technologies, and construction, translating into more reliable and less expensive backup power for customers. ERock serves a wide range of industries including grocery stores, senior living facilities, travel centers, cold storage facilities, car dealerships, higher learning institutions and critical manufacturing facilities.
Macquarie Group Logo
Macquarie is a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities. The diversity of our operations, combined with a strong capital position and robust risk management framework, has contributed to our 49-year record of unbroken profitability. With more than 20 years intensive involvement in the global energy sector, Macquarie has long-standing financial services expertise with a dedicated focus on this complex industry.
National Grid Logo
National Grid is an electricity and gas company that connects more than seven million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of a complex energy system and embraces its role in being the ultimate integrator of a new distributed energy world.
Opus One Solutions Logo
Opus One Solutions is a software engineering and solutions company with the vision of a Connected Distributed Energy Network. Through GridOS®, its intelligent energy networking platform, Opus One optimizes complex power flows so that it can deliver real-time energy management to distribution utilities and other managers of distributed energy assets. GridOS is modular, scalable, and integrates seamlessly with existing data systems to unlock greater potential for distributed energy resources, including renewable generation, energy storage, and responsive demand. GridOS also facilitates the management of microgrids — from homes to businesses to communities — for unparalleled grid resiliency and value to the electricity customer. To learn more, visit www.opusonesolutions.com and follow us on twitter: @OpusOneSolns.
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 are tailored to meet the needs of changing business, technology and regulatory environments in electric, gas and water utilities. West Monroe’s functional teams help our clients pro-actively plan and execute for the future, enhance the customer experience and manage strategic communications.
Exhibitor
ElectrIQ Power Logo
ElectrIQ Power is a leading energy storage and management company that is developing hardware and software technologies for homes and small businesses, as well as energy services for solar installers and utilities. The company’s flagship product, the IQ System, is a fully-integrated energy storage, management and monitoring system that includes, at its base level, a 10 kWh lithium-ion battery and an 8 kW hybrid inverter controlled by a proprietary energy management software that maximizes the value of renewables, batteries and connected appliances using machine learning and controls. Founded in 2014 and based in Palo Alto, California, ElectrIQ Power is on a mission to innovate our way to a smarter, cleaner and more efficient world.
Startup Innovators
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FreeWire believes in electrification beyond the electrical grid; a world where everyone has the opportunity to use clean power wherever and whenever it is needed. FreeWire creates beautifully designed products and convenient services to electrify industries formerly dependent on fossil fuels. Our comprehensive solutions provide energy delivery and management that customers can rely on every day. By providing world-class service alongside innovative products, we enable customers to tackle new applications and deploy new business models, all without the complexity of traditional energy infrastructure. Pioneering solutions for electric vehicle charging, FreeWire's Mobi Charger product line offers mobile EV chargers that require no additional infrastructure. A network of chargers can scale up in a matter of days to dynamically to shift with the changing EV landscape. FreeWire's Mobi Gen product line offers clean and quiet on-site power to substitute or supplement the use of diesel generators for a variety of remote power needs.
Omega Logo
Omega Grid software enables distribution utilities to operate a local energy market. Bloomberg describes our software as “Think batteries charging when there’s excess wind power, and businesses automatically drawing down power demand when electricity prices are high.”
Supporting Organizations
ACEEE Logo
Interested in how effective financing options impact the efficiency revolution? The American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy will be holding its annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum from May 21 - 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Efficiency is widely recognized as the lowest-cost pathway to meet energy savings goals, but in order to bring it to the scale necessary, global investment in efficiency will need to exceed $10 trillion over the next 20 years. To register for the Forum, visit: http://aceee.org/conferences/2017/eeff
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
Center for Climate Protection Logo
Our mission is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. We work with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt and community-based organization. The Center for Climate Protection seeks solutions commensurate with the magnitude of the problem. As important as it is for individuals to take action, we especially need solutions at the policy level that can address the problem at the speed and scale required by science. We create model programs for communities everywhere to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We make it easier for people to address climate change and ensure that future generations can continue to live, work, play, and thrive on this extraordinary planet.
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.
Clean Edge Inc. Logo
Clean Edge, Inc. is one of the world’s first research and advisory firms devoted to the clean-tech sector. For more than a decade, the firm has delivered timely data, expert analysis, and comprehensive insights. Clean Edge offers an unparalleled suite of indexing, benchmarking, and advisory services, including stock indexes, the U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, and the Utility Clean Energy Benchmarking Report. To learn more about working with Clean Edge, visit www.cleanedge.com.
Cleantech Law Partners Logo
Cleantech Law Partners is a full-service law firm dedicated exclusively to the legal and policy needs of renewable energy project developers and cleantech companies. CLP helps renewable energy developers, investors, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs obtain permits, negotiate key legal documents, secure intellectual property rights, and manage financial transactions. CLP also advises clients on corporate and tax matters, and serves as outside in-house counsel.
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.
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Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is a private non-profit organization helping to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies and ensuring an inclusive green economy by unlocking innovation, transforming markets and enhancing community. Founded as a cluster-driven economic development initiative by the City of Los Angeles and its Department of Water & Power (LADWP), LACI is recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world by UBI. In the past six years, LACI has helped 72 portfolio companies raise $159M in funding, $220M in revenue, create 1,700 jobs, and deliver more than $379M in long-term economic value.
Peak Load Management Alliance Logo
Peak Load Management Alliance was founded in 1999 as the voice of demand response practitioners. It is a community of experts and practitioners dedicated to promote inclusiveness in the design, delivery, technology, and management of solutions addressing energy and natural resource integration. . PLMA members share expertise to educate each other and explore innovative approaches to demand response programs, price and rate response, regional regulatory issues, and technologies as the energy markets evolve. PLMA has grown to over 110 electric utility and allied organization members in 2016, an increase of almost 300% within four years.
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.
Silicon Valley China-US Energy Association (SCEA) Logo
Silicon Valley China-US Energy Association (SCEA) was founded at Stanford in early 2015. We are located in Silicon Valley, where the high-tech industry and the energy industry are developing rapidly together. Our vision is to strengthen the exchange of science and technology, business and policy between China and the United States in the energy industry. Our focus areas include smart grid, energy big data, energy Internet of things, energy efficiency, solar and energy storage, electric vehicles, oil and gas, environmental policy and other aspects of energy-related fields. SCEA brings together experts, scholars and business elites in all fields of the energy industry and hopes to promote the common development and progress of the industry in the future through cross-border collaborations.
Smart Grid Northwest Logo
Smart Grid Northwest’s mission is to promote, grow and enable the smart grid industry and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. With diverse members, the organization is dedicated to promoting a cluster of smart grid-related companies, while also enabling the deployment of smart grid solutions. Smart Grid Northwest efforts focus in three areas: Education, Policy, and Regional Planning. More details available at www.smartgridnw.org.
Women in Cleantech and Sustainability Logo
Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (WCS) fosters an influential network of professionals to further the roles of women in growing the green economy and making a positive impact on the environment. Founded in 2011, WCS is a nonprofit organization made up up over 1500 professional women and men working to build the green economy. Our members range from the students and entry level professionals, to Founders, C-Suite executives and investors.
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
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AltEnergyMag is technical resource full of News, Articles and Interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry, with an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization.
Climate Connect Ltd. Logo
Climate Connect Ltd. works at the intersection of energy, software technology and artificial intelligence. We build real time data platforms and artificial intelligence driven models and algorithms for forecasting and automated decision making. We specialize in power, gas and emissions markets.
Metering & Smart Energy International Logo
Metering & Smart Energy International is the leading print and online publication reaching over 100,00 industry professionals for the smart meter, smart grid and smart energy markets; providing up-to-the minute global news, incisive comment and professional resources. For the last 21 years, we have delivered high-quality content that resonates with utilities and equipment makers in every electricity, gas and water market in the world. We bring together thought leaders, technical experts and government regulators to share knowledge and direction on the future trends shaping the industry to help you excel at what you do. Sign up to receive our daily newsletter or contact our team to position yourself as a leader in the global smart energy market.
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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.