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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.
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.
Lime Energy is building a new energy future. As a leading national provider of energy efficiency for small businesses, Lime designs and implements direct install programs for our utility clients that consistently exceed program savings goals. Our award-winning, integrated services programs provide utilities with reliable energy efficiency resources and the highest levels of customer satisfaction. This approach helps utilities across the country go deeper and broader with the cheapest, cleanest, and fastest energy resource that we have - energy efficiency.
Allconnect helps consumers connect their homes by providing a convenient single source to compare and purchase integrated media, broadband, energy products and more. Allconnect’s services are available at allconnect.com, through utility and energy companies and via affiliates. For partners, Allconnect acquires customers, increases revenue and generates higher CSAT. Allconnect’s CSAT ranks among the top three companies nationwide based on its 2015 American Customer Satisfaction Index score.
Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home and business energy-related services with over four million customers. Direct Energy gives customers choice, simplicity, and innovation where energy, data, and technology meet. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), an international energy and services company, Direct Energy, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, operate in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 4 provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit www.directenergy.com.
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.
ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, Corporate & Shared Services, and Grid Transformation. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, visit www.scottmadden.com.
Whisker Labs is bringing next generation home energy intelligence technologies to market. Our do-it-yourself (DIY) home energy monitoring sensor delivers accurate, real-time power usage data and diagnostics for appliances without costly professional installation. Bring all non-connected devices online for applications related to energy consumption, fault detection and overall home efficiency. Our intelligent demand side management platform, Connected Savings, provides unparalleled DR, EE and engagement. We provide a single DRMS interface across multiple devices, tailored DR strategies, and flexible dispatch. Our intelligent automated EE solution optimizes connected devices and provides personalized analytics via a mobile app or portal. Measure, inform and control with us.
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.
KACO new energy is a leader for PV system solutions with a culture of in the photovoltaic inverter and power electronics industries. The German-based engineers have been developing, designing and manufacturing current inverters and power electronics for 100 years. The KACO blueplanet product family has set new standards in photovoltaic applications - particularly in reliability, efficiency, power density, and patented intellectual technology. The Ultrverter is the first of it's class.
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
The American Energy Society is the world’s professional association dedicated to accelerating the pursuit of abundant, affordable, safe energy. Scientists and engineers, executives and managers, academics and investigators, public and private investors, policy-makers and administrators ... they all come together thru Society hosted events, publications, consulting services, and its advanced web-based platform that harnesses the power of social media. Put simply, the American Energy Society offers unparalleled professional support for every professional in energy.
The Center for Sustainable Energy is a mission-driven nonprofit, providing clean energy consulting services and program management to governments, regulators, utilities, businesses, property owners and others looking for an objective implementation partner to develop customized solutions that help lower energy costs, and increase consumer choice and accessibility to clean energy technologies. Expertise include: Clean Transportation, Energy Efficiency & Building Performance, Policy Support, Marketing, Education & Outreach and more. Learn more at EnergyCenter.org.
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.
Greentown Labs is a community of bold, passionate entrepreneurs creating game-changing energy technologies that transform the way we live, work, and play. Located in Somerville, Mass., Greentown Labs is the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, operating a 33,000-square-foot facility that enables entrepreneurs to solve today’s biggest energy and environmental problems. Greentown Labs hosts a constant stream of events and programs for the cleantech community and tours more than 10,000 visitors from around the world each year. Its mission is to enable a vibrant community of entrepreneurs to realize their visions by providing access to the resources, labs and funding they need to thrive. The incubator is doubling the size of its headquarters in Somerville and in the fall of 2017 it will open its Global Center for Cleantech Innovation, providing an additional 58,000 sq. ft. of prototyping, office and event space for 50 additional startups. For more information, please visit www.greentownlabs.com or find us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
NECEC’s mission is to create a world-class clean energy hub delivering global impact with economic, energy and environmental solutions. NECEC helps clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with our unique business, innovation and policy leadership. NECEC includes the Northeast Clean Energy Council, a 501(c)(6) trade member organization, and NECEC Institute, a 501(c)(3). The Northeast Clean Energy Council is the lead voice for hundreds of clean energy companies across the Northeast, influencing the energy policy agenda and growing the clean energy economy. NECEC Institute leads programs that support Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Industry Research & Development.
New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City of New York’s official organization responsible for driving economic growth, creating jobs, and improving the quality of life for New Yorkers.
Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is a world-leading software company, formed in 2008 as a spin-out from Scotland's University of Strathclyde. Over nine years SGS has connected over 300 MW of renewable generation and has worked with customers including SP Energy Networks, Southern California Edison, UK Power Networks, Consolidated Edison, and Western Power Distribution.
The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative is a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization that works to learn the wants and needs of energy consumers in the United States, encourage the collaborative sharing of best practices in consumer engagement among industry stakeholders, and educate the public about the benefits of the smart grid.
The Urban Future Lab (UFL) is New York City’s hub for smart cities, clean energy and smart grid technology. Our programs include ACRE, a business incubation program for pre-seed to series A startups, PowerBridgeNY, a proof-of-concept center commercializing research from local universities, and Clean Start, an advanced diploma from NYU for people seeking a transition into the cleantech sector. The UFL is part of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and is located in the Downtown Brooklyn.
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.
RTO Insider is your eyes and ears on the U.S. organized electric markets, bringing you exclusive coverage of policy making from “inside the room” at RTO/ISO stakeholder meetings across the country. We’re also inside the room wherever wholesale market participants have conversations that can impact policy: at FERC, on Capitol Hill, at industry conferences or in state capitals. Our team of reporters will be there to ensure you’re aware of any development that could impact your bottom line.
SolarKal is the leading solar brokerage for businesses. SolarKal originates and pre-qualifies commercial solar projects thorough our network of expert solar brokers. We tailor these projects to our network of solar partners. We match regional commercial projects with regional solar installers and financiers. Overall, SolarKal lowers the cost of customer acquisition for its solar partners. To find our more, please visit us at www.solarkal.com.
The Green Economy provides information on policy, technology and finance for the American public, because we only invest in what we understand.
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