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 Sponsors
IBM Logo
IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 375,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. Just completing its 22nd year of patent leadership, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. Scientists from IBM Research have produced six Nobel Laureates, 10 U.S. National Medals of Technology, five U.S. National Medals of Science, six Turing Awards, 19 inductees in the National Academy of Sciences and 20 inductees into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Today, IBM is much more than a “hardware, software, services” company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. Our work and our people can be found in all sorts of interesting places. IBMers are helping transform healthcare, improving the retail shopping experience, rerouting traffic jams and even designing the next generation fan experience in sports stadiums around the world. It's the kind of thing we've been doing for more than 100 years.
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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
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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.
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What is today ComEd began as the Western Edison Light Company, one of several companies owned by inventor Thomas Edison. ComEd provides electric service to more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population, and is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, the nation’s leading competitive energy supplier. ComEd is completing in 2018 one of the most robust grid modernization and smart grid deployments in the nation. Through this $2.6 billion investment program, the company has upgraded infrastructure, replaced thousands of miles of cable, modernized substations and installed nearly 4 million smart meters throughout the company’s 11,400-square-mile service territory. The company is now leveraging the strength of this smarter digital grid as it explores new Utility of the Future models that address the acceleration of emerging technologies, the explosion of Big Data and IoT, creating new opportunities to provide customers more choice, control and convenience.
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.
Itron Logo
Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement devices and control technology; communications systems; software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries, Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water resources.
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.
Silver Sponsors
SAS Logo
SAS, the leader in business analytics, helps utilities turn huge volumes of data into new insights that can be used to explore previously unimagined possibilities. With SAS, you can bring all of your information together, ensure its quality, perform advanced analyses and quickly share results. SAS helps utilities manage a flood of smart grid and AMI data, forecast demand, optimize equipment/asset performance, understand customers, identify risks, streamline reporting and more.
Sentient Energy Logo
Sentient Energy makes power delivery safe, reliable, and solar ready. The company provides the industry’s only Grid Analytics System that covers the entire distribution network with quickly deployed intelligent sensors and analytics that identify and analyze potential faults and other grid events. Sentient Energy leads the market with the largest mesh network line sensor deployments in North America, and partnerships with leading utility network providers including Silver Spring Networks, Landis + Gyr, and AT&T. For more information visit www.sentient-energy.com.
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.
Grid Edge Innovators
Aerospec Technologies Logo
Aerospec Technologies combines the latest drone technology with artificial intelligence to accelerate the development of renewable energy. Our smart data analytics solution analyzes graphical data from drones with our proprietary computer vision algorithms to achieve process automation and provides actionable field insights in minutes, helping our clients to achieve 10x efficiency.
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Arensis, an international provider of distributed energy systems, provides waste to energy solutions based on the worlds most advanced biomass gasification technology in the market. The E4 and recently launched E5 systems each generate 50kW of electricity and 120 kW of thermal energy and fit in a 20-foot shipping container for easy and fast deployment around the world. When combined and stacked together, Arensis power systems can supply several megawatts of energy completely off the grid and can be installed in weeks, not years. The units are built for primary baseload generation, producing 24/7 energy by converting both organic and inorganic waste materials into renewable Combined Heat Power and Cooling (CHPC). Arensis has been one of the fastest growing decentralized energy providers in the world, deploying more than 150 units and raised ~$50 million since 2016.
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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.
Gridscape Logo
Gridscape Solutions is a smart and clean energy solutions company that specializes in providing a broad range of renewable emergency Microgrid and EV charging solutions for city governments, C&I enterprises, utilities and energy service providers. Our solutions are open, standards based, highly interoperable and reliable solutions that not only bring operational efficiency and savings to our customers but also provide grid resiliency, disaster preparedness and new sources of revenue for them.
OhmConnect Logo
Save energy. Get paid. OhmConnect pays people to save energy when the grid is at risk of turning on the dirtiest power plants. California prefers to pay people to save because it’s cheaper, better for the environment, and puts money back in the pockets of California residents. Our community receives our energy-saving events, called #OhmHours, via email or text message about once per week. All PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E customers are eligible to participate in our free service.
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.”
PingThings Logo
PingThings brings real-time big-data technology and an innovative solution to machine-learning for physical systems together to transform the management of the state of electric utility grid and high-value industrial assets such as GSU transformers and step-down transformers.
Switched Source Logo
Switched Source is providing power-electronics solutions to increase reliability, efficiency, and renewable energy hosting capacity, on legacy grid infrastructure and in distributed energy system applications. These bolt-on solutions are installed on the medium voltage primary, and can tie portions of the grid together that were traditionally seen as incompatible due to voltage magnitude or phase angle differences. Projects with major utilities are currently in process, targeting applications including upgrade deferrals, solar integration, and non-wires alternatives.
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UtilityAPI is building the data infrastructure for the new energy economy. We are experts in energy data access, providing quick and secure energy usage data to the leading names in distributed solar, battery storage, energy efficiency, and energy management companies. We bring this market to utilities through our ready built data exchange platform. Our data exchange tools supply our customers with standardized data sets that they utilize in the evaluation, measurement and verification of energy projects.
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Watt-Learn builds Artificial Intelligence for grid batteries and distributed energy resources to maximize their revenue, performance, and lifetime. Projects equipped with Watt-Learn’s technology generate 50%-150% more savings/revenue, while degrading 30%-70% less. More value and longer life mean economically viable projects. Our technology is agnostic to battery chemistry, and to the side of the meter (i.e., both utility side and customer side).
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Verv is a clever home energy assistant that gives you intelligent information about key appliances and electricity usage in your home, helping you to tackle your bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, Verv starts to identify appliances in your home by their unique energy signatures and tells you how much each one is costing you to use, in real-time. Verv has also developed a peer-to-peer energy trading platform based on its energy monitoring hub that will improve access to affordable, green energy. @verv_energy
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
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. 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. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 20 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 220 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Companies in our community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, LendingClub, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. www.plugandplaytechcenter.com.
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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.
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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.