Signature Sponsor
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A pioneer in distributed power systems, PowerSecure has engineered and installed over 2.0GW of grid-wise microgrids across the U.S., for 85% of the market share. Working with electric utilities and their industrial and commercial customers, PowerSecure is unmatched in designing, implementing, monitoring, owning and managing grid-wise microgrids: distributed generation including renewables, fuel cells, Tier 4 Final EPA factory certified super clean diesel, natural gas, combined heat and power, and energy storage. This lifecycle approach creates a resilient and sustainable supply of power focused on economic value maximization with integration of a comprehensive energy efficiency solution.
Platinum Sponsor
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Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid, including smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control and analytics. Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents. With sales of approximately USD 1.7 billion, the company employs c. 6,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at www.landisgyr.com.
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.
Itron Logo
At Itron, we're dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Together with our customers, we work to improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of people everywhere.
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.
USAT Corp Logo
Since 1996, USAT Corp. has built the reputation as a trusted supplier of cellular/LTE-based connectivity equipment and services to the largest electric, gas, and petrochemical utilities and grid edge equipment manufacturers in the nation. Our team is proud to serve many of the companies driving innovation at the Grid East event. USAT provides, configures, provisions and deploys the exact durable, field-tested intelligent network routers and gateways and custom antenna and cable assemblies that best fit the critical communications requirements of our clients. As utility companies nationwide assess the future of grid transformation and look toward their cellular IoT options, USAT can be counted to deliver best-in-breed, secure, fixed and mobile communication solutions.
Event Partners
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The Duke University Energy Initiative is a university-wide, interdisciplinary collaboration focused on advancing an accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean energy system. The Initiative reaches across business, engineering, environment, law, policy, and the arts and sciences to educate tomorrow’s energy innovators, develop new solutions through research, and improve energy decisions by engaging business and government leaders.
Duke Fuqua School of Business Logo
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business educates the next generation of energy sector business leaders through its world-class degree offerings, including an MBA Concentration in Energy & Environment, MBA Concentration in Energy Finance, and 3-year joint MBA/Master of Environmental Management in Energy & Environment. Its Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) advances thought leadership and dialogue at the intersection of business, energy, and environment issues, preparing business leaders to manage tomorrow’s risks and opportunities.
Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster Logo
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an initiative of business, government, academic, and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating the growth of the cleantech economy in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. Home to over 1,800 organizations working across the cleantech value chain, from global industry giants to tier-one research universities, the Triangle is leading a cleantech revolution that is shaping a sustainable future. RTCC leads a global marketing program, promotes cleantech business growth, and facilitates industry collaboration to drive innovation and sector growth for both companies and the region. For more information, visit researchtrianglecleantech.org.
Supporting Organizations
E4 Carolinas Logo
E4 Carolinas is the trade association for the Carolina energy companies and organizations, providing Members opportunities to increase their value and success. We promote the Carolinas Energy Economy, mindful of the Efficient use of our resources and conscious of our Environment – those are our “Four Es”.
FREEDM Systems Center Logo
At the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Engineering Research Center, universities from the United States have joined forces with industry partners to develop a more secure, sustainable environmentally friendly electric grid.
Joules Accelerator Logo
Joules Accelerator works with some of the largest energy companies in North America to catalyze business development opportunities for exceptional cleantech entrepreneurs. Founded in 2013, Joules Accelerator sets itself apart from other incubators/accelerators by focusing 100% on developing relationships and commercialization opportunities between startups and North Carolina's cleantech ecosystem. Working together with utilities, industry, and R&D institutions, the Joules Accelerator Catalyst Program identifies, advises, and connects startups with Charlotte and the Research Triangle Park. To date, Joules has graduated over 40 startups, created 100+ jobs in North Carolina, and generated over $15m in local investment.
NC Sustainable Energy Association Logo
The NC Sustainable Energy Association is a leading organization of individuals, businesses, government, and nonprofits interested in North Carolina's sustainable energy future. Our mission is to drive policy and market development to create clean energy jobs, economic opportunities and affordable energy that benefits all of North Carolina.
Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative Logo
The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to learn the wants and needs of energy consumers in North America, encourages the collaborative sharing of best practices in consumer engagement among industry stakeholders, and educates the public about the benefits of smart energy and energy technology.
Smart Water, Smart Cities Logo
Founded in 2014, Smart Water, Smart City LLC is a global strategic marketing consultancy focused on promoting smart water technologies and guiding smart cities strategies. By servicing utilities and technologies companies from around the world, Smart Water, Smart City is a sought-after strategic planning and marketing resource for organizations. Our Fractional CMO service offers growing telecom and technology companies the benefits of a utility industry CMO for critical growth-marketing activities at a fraction of the cost of a full-time, top-level industry professional. Recognized by ESI Magazine as one of the 2019 Global Smart Energy Elites, the founder and CEO of Smart Water, Smart City LLC is Bobbi Harris.
Women in Clean Energy (WICE) Logo
The Women in Clean Energy (WICE) project is an initiative to advance, celebrate, and support the women working in North Carolina’s clean energy economy. WICE is housed within North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association’s (NCSEA) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness program, and aims to enhance North Carolina’s clean energy industry to ensure that it is both reflective of and responsive to the diversity of the North Carolina population.
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