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Through data-driven automation, Bit Stew Systems removes the complexity of industrial operations and connected machines to give clarity and control back to the operator. Purpose-built for the Industrial Internet of Things, Bit Stew’s MIx Core™ platform automates data ingestion, applies machine intelligence to learn patterns in the data, allowing industrial companies to discover actionable insights that optimize operational performance. MIx Director™ (formerly Grid Director™) is powered by the MIx Core platform, and is the application that industrial enterprises rely on for a contextual and real-time view of their operations, assets and customers. Visit www.bitstew.com to learn more.
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Oracle Utilities delivers proven applications that deliver greater value, faster, so that electric, gas and water utilities achieve increased customer satisfaction, enhanced operational efficiency and performance excellence. Our customer care and billing, network management, work and asset, mobile workforce, meter data management and analytics – on premises or on the cloud - integrate with Oracle's leading enterprise applications, BI tools, middleware, database technologies, servers and storage. Our software enables customers to adapt more nimbly to market deregulation, meet ever-evolving customer demands and deliver on environmental conservation commitments, and also supports the Internet of Things for Utilities. For more information, visit www.oracle.com/goto/utilities.
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.
Enbala Power Networks is making the world’s power grids more reliable, efficient and green by harnessing the power of distributed energy. Enbala’s real-time energy-balancing platform transforms energy system operations with a flexible approach for creating dispatchable energy resources. It unobtrusively captures and aggregates available customer loads, energy storage and renewable energy to form a network of continuously controlled energy resources. The platform dynamically optimizes and dispatches these resources to respond to the real-time needs of the power system.
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.
DVI is a leading provider of grid analytics and control technology, providing solutions for energy efficiency, demand response, Volt/VAR control, and system reliability. DVI’s patented approach plans, manages and validates utilities’ grid optimization programs while delivering significant savings to both utilities and their customers (U.S. patents 8437883, 8577510, 9325174, and other U.S. and international patents pending). For more information about DVI, visit www.dvigridsolutions.com.
Eguana Technologies is the leading supplier of power control systems for residential and commercial energy storage systems. Supporting batteries from an expanding range of vendors, Eguana's AC Battery is a certified, grid ready energy storage solution that accepts dispatch commands from a local energy management system or distributed fleet control network using open communication protocols. With more than 15 years of experience, Eguana is your first choice for reliable, scalable and efficient power electronics at the grid edge.
Energizing Co. is a Los-Angeles-based investment and development platform focused on community-scale grid modernization projects that enable municipal and investor-owned utilities to operate more reliable, resilient, cost-effective and efficient distribution systems. We develop “utility distribution microgrids” (UDMs) that integrate distributed generation and storage assets, helping communities ruggedize their existing energy infrastructure and help prepare for future severe weather events. Our projects allow for the large-scale integration of renewable power generators such as wind, biomass and solar, as well as bulk energy storage and electric vehicles (EVs).
EnerNOC is a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS) and demand response solutions. With capabilities to better address budgets and procurement, utility bill management, facility analysis and optimization, sustainability and reporting, project tracking, and demand management, EnerNOC's enterprise SaaS platform helps businesses control energy costs, mitigate risk, and streamline compliance and sustainability reporting. EnerNOC also offers access to more demand response programs worldwide than any other provider, offering businesses a valuable payment stream to further enhance bottom line results. EnerNOC's utility SaaS platform enables energy suppliers to forge deeper customer relationships, address regulatory mandates, and cost-effectively integrate demand-side resources to improve grid reliability through key capabilities, including customer engagement, demand response, energy efficiency, operational effectiveness, and wholesale procurement.
Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that connect solar generation, storage and management on one intelligent platform. The company revolutionized solar with its microinverter technology and produces the world's only truly integrated solar plus storage solution. Enphase has shipped approximately 12 million microinverters, and more than 500,000 Enphase residential and commercial systems have been deployed in more than 100 countries.
Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. (A Company of the M+W Group) builds commercial and utility energy systems for Fortune 1000 companies, utilities, developers, and government agencies. Leveraging twenty years of history in solar engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), and operations and maintenance (O&M), our portfolio spans 750 MW of project installations worldwide. GSAC integrates systems to maximize economic return and sustainable benefits for our clients.
Gridco Systems is a leader in active grid infrastructure solutions, enabling utilities to more effectively integrate renewable and distributed generation, increase energy efficiency, manage peak capacity, and improve system reliability. The Gridco Systems emPower™ Solution combines power electronics, advanced controls, distributed networking, and power system analytics to deliver an end-to-end hardware and software platform built to solve utilities’ current and emerging distribution challenges.
Scalable Hybrid Microgrid Power Systems Delivering the Lowest Levelized Cost of Energy For power system operators looking for power surety, stability, lower emissions, and the lowest cost of operations, the Innovus Power Hybrid System equipped with GridGenius and Innovus variable speed generators, is essential for today’s hybrid microgrids. Our hybrid systems enable generator sets, solar and wind power, energy storage, and loads to be easily integrated into a single efficient, optimized microgrid. GridGenius automatically determines the most economical dispatch of system assets to meet both load demand and stability requirements. This allows Innovus Power to deliver the most scalable and efficient microgrid power systems available with the lowest Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE).
Today’s energy companies face an unprecedented new set of challenges, from evolving customer demands and added regulatory requirements to an aging infrastructure and workforce. Tapping into the power of intelligent technology and the Internet of Things, Intel is addressing these challenges head on, improving connectivity, visibility, manageability, security, and automation. With scalable hardware and software infrastructure, comprehensive security, and pre-integrated, validated solutions, Intel has the tools you need to realize the transformative potential of a digital power system.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. For more information, visit www.landisgyr.com.
Nexant offers best-in-class energy consulting and implementation services that transform utility business processes and improve smart grid, clean energy, distributed energy resources, and customer experience initiatives. Nexant experts help utilities embrace a customer-centric strategic planning model that aligns markets, products, technology and customer strategies, reducing risk to achieve superior business results.
Spirae’s Wave™ control platform provides a scalable architecture for integrating and managing high levels of renewable and distributed energy resources (DER) at the edge of the grid. Spirae, LLC provides comprehensive distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) for utilities; and real-time microgrid controls with features such as import-export, transition to island, and resynchronization. Wave™ intelligence allows customers to monetize multiple value streams using DER in the energy services market. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Spirae has developed, refined, and validated its control platform and its menu of market-driven applications through numerous full scale and pilot projects in North America and Europe since 2002.
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners is an independent private equity investment firm, managing $1.7 billion, specializing in North American middle-market infrastructure. Stonepeak invests in businesses comprised of hard assets with strategic importance, primarily in the following sectors: energy, power and renewables, transportation, utilities, water & communications. Stonepeak is based in New York. For more information, please visit http://www.stonepeakpartners.com
Tendril is defining data-driven Energy Service Management (ESM) for the evolving energy market. Our open, cloud-based software platform provides the infrastructure, analytics, and understanding required to deliver personalized energy services. This targeted approach drives new business opportunities, delights consumers, and has led to some of the industry’s highest engagement and satisfaction rates.
Varentec is a pioneer in Grid Edge Control™ which brings fast, efficient control to the grid edge, to improve energy efficiency and integration of renewable energy on the electric grid. The Varentec Grid Edge Control™ solution deploys voltage controlling devices across a distribution grid, providing near real-time data monitoring and grid Volt / VAR control that enables utility operators to extract maximum value from smart grid investments. Varentec, located in San Jose, CA, has deployed its units throughout North America as well as 3 locations internationally.
Bidgely is transforming the way we interact with energy. By combining the power of SaaS-based analytics with consumer-friendly web and mobile applications, Bidgely’s personalized, actionable insights help people save energy and enable utilities to build enduring customer relationships. The company works with utilities serving residential customers around the world.
CODA Energy designs and builds scalable energy storage solutions that support a smarter, cleaner and more reliable grid, while solving businesses' energy challenges – saving money, generating revenue and enhancing facility operations. The UL Listed CODA Core™ Tower combines advanced lithium-ion cells with a proven battery and thermal management system. The integrated operating system is tailored for the application-specific needs of an end user. CODA Energy’s storage systems scale seamlessly from kilowatts to megawatts and are optimized for micro-grid, generation, distribution, and behind-the-meter applications for commercial & industrial end users. CODA's products are designed, engineered and manufactured in California.
eCurv provides the most scalable and cost effective software service to reduce electric peak demand and associated costs for commercial customers, without shutting down equipment or interrupting power service. eCurv’s Queued Power Access (QPAC™) software service enforces a non-disruptive queue for power demands, a similar approach to the one used in the IT and telecommunications industries to manage network bandwidth. QPAC “queues” the operation of individual loads, and therefore “buffers” a small percentage (e.g. 4%) of energy demand in order to reduce peak demand. Depending on specific utility tariff structures, total energy expense savings range from 11% to 27% per building.
Enertech Search Partners is an international talent acquisition firm focused almost exclusively on building talented and winning teams for grid-edge and other emerging energy technology companies. By leveraging our deep understanding of the unique drivers that shape cleantech markets, we are known for expertly matching ‘A players’ with innovative companies where they can thrive. This approach to our highly specialized, retingency based recruiting services makes us trusted advisers to executives in disruptive energy markets around the world.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is the U.S. DOE’s primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency R&D. Our emphasis is on a comprehensive energy approach that encompasses the relationship among key systems such as fuel production, transportation, the built environment, and electricity generation and delivery. The new Energy Systems Integration Facility at NREL provides an integrated energy system platform for the research community and commercial partners to work with us to develop and evaluate integrated systems approaches.
Powerhive is a leading energy access solution provider in emerging markets. We use our proprietary technology platform to develop, finance and manage the world’s most bankable and advanced solar microgrids, and recently became the second licensed utility in the history of Kenya. We operate 4 microgrids in Kenya and will build an additional 100, serving 100,000 residential and small business customers, over the next year. Having proven the scalability, development impacts, and profitability of our model in Kenya, we are pursuing aggressive expansion into new markets. This video (powerhive.com/video) describes the Powerhive model in more detail.
RTI provides the connectivity platform for the Industrial Internet of Things. RTI Connext® messaging software for distributed applications allows devices to share information and work together as one integrated system. RTI was named "The Most influential Industrial Internet of Things Company" in 2014 by Appinions and published in Forbes. Our customers span the breadth of the Internet of Things, including medical, energy, mining, air traffic control, trading, automotive, unmanned systems, industrial SCADA, naval systems, air and missile defense, ground stations, and science.
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
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 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.
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.
From November 2011 to January 2016, GRID4EU tests the potential of smart grids in areas such as renewable energy integration, grid automation, islanding or storage in six large-scale demonstrators. The emphasis is put on fostering complementarities and sharing results in a consortium led by 6 major European energy distributors (ERDF, ENEL, Iberdrola, RWE, CEZ & Vattenfall). GRID4EU also draws on the know-how of more than 20 recognized industrial and scientific partners.
The Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA) Standards Alliance is a consortium of electric utilities and technology suppliers developing an open, non-proprietary set of specifications and communication standards for the energy storage industry. Through standardization, MESA accelerates interoperability, scalability, safety, quality, availability, and affordability in energy storage components and systems.
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.
enerG Magazine, now in its 10th year, delivers the big picture and bright future of alternative energy in North America—be part of that future now! Reaching more than 25,000 decision-makers in energy and related businesses, enerG covers all areas of alternative energy, including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and biofuels. To catch up on the latest in alternative energy, visit our website at www.altenerG.com.
EnergyWire delivers critical and insightful daily coverage of the business and political issues surrounding the transformation of the energy sector. Key issues covered by EnergyWire include: - Evolving Utility Business Models, Growth of Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy, Grid Security and Reliability, Increasing Use of Natural Gas, Net Metering of Electricity Use, Flat or Declining Power Demand, Transmission and Infrastructure Requirements and Challenges, Energy Storage and Microgrids, Oil Prices and Power Markets, Technology Development and Finance, The battle over Renewable Portfolio Requirements, Retirement of Existing Base-load Generation, State and Federal Legislation and Regulation, And much more!
Metering and Smart Energy International is the global leader in delivering smart utility news and information to over 200 countries. We reach those responsible for AMI and smart metering, data management, billing and customer services, on a worldwide basis. For 15 years we have been at the heart of the metering industry, trusted by the utilities and used by the engineers, specifiers, and real decision makers who have been responsible for roll out, implementation and maintenance of this infrastructure. As our utility sector has changed over the years, we have evolved to include the world of smart energy in our publication and devote space to developments in smart grid technology, interoperability and integration, smart cities, homes, cars and regulation. We offer multi-media opportunities that enrich the market with very high quality content, which means that our advertisers are sure to be seen by those who count. We have the world’s most powerful and up to date metering and smart energy database in the industry – over 100 000 names and details – and each one of them receives our content rich publication bi-monthly. Sign up today and become a member of the Metering and Smart Energy International universe.
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