Sponsorship
Signature Sponsor
S&C Logo
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.
Reception Sponsor
Shoals Technologies Group Logo
Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Shoals has grown exponentially since its founding in 1996, and maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions. Additional information is available at www.shoals.com.
Platinum Sponsors
AES Energy Storage Logo
AES Energy Storage, LLC a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, is a leader in commercial energy storage solutions, which improve flexibility and reliability of the power system, and provide customers with a complete alternative to traditional energy infrastructure investments such as peaking power plants. The company’s Advancion® 4 energy storage solution is available for sale to leading utilities, power markets, and independent power producers, and AES Energy Storage and its partners can manage installations from concept to operation with a market-proven solution that integrates best-in-class battery and power conversion technologies. To learn more, please visit www.aesenergystorage.com.
Demand Energy Logo
Demand Energy, an Enel Group Company, has developed a best-in-class DEN.OS that maximizes the economic returns of behind-the-meter storage systems alone, or in combination with distributed generation (DG). The company provides a turnkey solution (hardware, software and services) that ties together modeling, design and simulation with installation and operational monitoring, control, and financial optimization, to deploy storage-plus-DG systems at speed and scale. The DEN.OS software platform was designed as a scalable end-to-end solution that delivers differentiated value across the entire project’s life cycle, able to support utility-side, behind-the-meter and microgrid projects. For more information, visit www.demand-energy.com.
Dynapower Logo
Dynapower is the global leader in the design and manufacture of energy storage inverters with over 250MWs of inverters installed worldwide. Dynapower offers a complete line of energy storage inverters supporting power needs ranging from Community Energy Storage to Commercial, Industrial and Utility sized systems. We offer 50 kVA – 250kVA Micro Power Systems™ for CES and smaller commercial use, 250kVA – 2.0 MVA Compact Power Systems™ for 600V class grid connected systems, and 100 kVA – 250kVA Solar Plus System™ for commercial and utility-scale installations.
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Stem’s software-driven energy storage network delivers real-time, cost-competitive capacity and grid services to utilities. With over 700 systems, 3.5M runtime hours, and 350 MWh contracted, Stem is the global leader in customer-sited energy storage.
Gold Sponsors
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.
Ballard Spahr LLC Logo
Ballard Spahr LLP is a national firm of more than 500 lawyers in 13 offices across the nation. Our attorneys provide counsel within business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, public finance and real estate. Part of the Firm’s Business and Finance Department, our Energy & Project Finance Group is supported by attorneys in more than 40 practice areas among the intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and public finance departments. Members of the group reside in many of our offices, including those in the West, an area rich in renewable energy resources.
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.
Energy Storage Systems Logo
Established in 2011, ESS Inc. manufactures low-cost, long-duration all-iron redox flow energy storage systems for commercial, utility-scale applications requiring 4+ hours of energy capacity. Its electrochemistry, using only iron, salt and water, is not only clean, but also allows the battery to operate at high efficiency over many charge and discharge cycles with no capacity fade over 20+ years, and with minimal annual operations & maintenance expenses. ESS’s 50kw/400kwh system ships in a 40-foot container, and can be deployed in a dry state, making it 70% lighter than other flow batteries.
Geli Logo
Geli, which stands for Growing Energy Labs, Inc., provides software and business solutions for designing, automating, and managing energy storage and microgrid systems. Geli’s suite of products creates an ecosystem where project developers, OEMs, financiers, and project operators can deploy advanced energy projects using a seamless hardware-agnostic software platform. Founded in 2010, Geli’s software actively manages megawatts of projects deployed around the world. Geli has been pioneering the Internet of Energy since 2010. Geli-enabled systems have been deployed in commercial & industrial facilities, residential developments, EV charging infrastructure, and microgrids around the globe.
Marathon Capital Logo
Marathon Capital is a leading financial advisory and investment banking firm focused on providing financial advice in the areas of M&A, capital raising of debt and equity, project finance, tax equity, financial restructuring, recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations in the energy sector. Marathon Capital is a three-time recipient of the “Best Renewable Asset M&A Advisor” Award (2013, 2014, 2016), as well as the “Renewable Generating Project Finance Deal of the Year” Award (2016) in Power Finance & Risk’s Annual Power Finance Deals and Firms Awards.
Maxwell Technologies Logo
Maxwell Technologies is an established global leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing energy storage and power delivery solutions for grid, automotive, heavy transportation, renewable energy, backup power, and electronics applications. Maxwell products are designed and built to provide failure-free performance for the life of the most demanding applications. As a market leader and innovator, Maxwell Technologies is committed to providing cost-effective, energy-efficient, environmentally-conscious products that extend the limits of current conventions.
NEXTracker Logo
As the #1 single-axis tracker supplier worldwide, NEXTracker advances the power plant of the future with award-winning solar tracking and energy storage innovations that increase performance and reduce costs for all size power plants. With over 10GW of solar trackers sold worldwide, NEXTracker’s advanced solar and storage solutions are energizing thousands of solar power plants on five continents. For more information, see NEXTracker.com and follow us on Twitter @NEXTracker.
Power Electronics Logo
Power Electronics is a worldwide supplier of solar and energy storage inverters, with over 2GW installed. Our PECS product line offers a modular design, from 1MW to 2.3MW, for utility scale energy storage projects. PECS inverters support all battery technologies and are compatible with all SCADA and plant controller solutions. The company was founded 30 years ago in Valencia Spain and is now present in 28 countries. Our US headquarters is in Phoenix Arizona with our World Headquarters in Valencia Spain.
SolarEdge Logo
As a top-tier inverter company and the leader of the DC power optimizer segment, SolarEdge has shipped over 1.3 GW of its DC optimized inverter systems, which have been installed in more than 70 countries. Maximizing power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced, the SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, and a cloud-based monitoring platform.
Southern Research Logo
Founded in 1941, Southern Research (SR) is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and engineering research organization that supports clients and partners in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, defense, aerospace, environmental, and energy industries. SR’s staff of nearly 500 works across four divisions: Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Engineering, and Energy & Environment. We pursue entrepreneurial and collaborative initiatives to develop and maintain a pipeline of intellectual property and innovative technologies that positively impact real-world problems. Learn more at www.SouthernResearch.org.
ViZn Energy Logo
ViZn Energy Systems is comprised of a visionary team of scientists, engineers and business leaders who are passionate about creating and commercializing a revolutionary energy storage solution for the C&I, microgrid and utility-scale markets. Founded in 2009 and based on eight previous years of research, ViZn is commercializing highly scalable energy storage systems, ranging from tens of kilowatts to mega-watt storage. The ViZn solution is safe, reliable, cost effective, and scalable to meet the needs of today’s ever-changing energy landscape. www.ViZnEnergy.com.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Logo
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.
Bronze Sponsors
Delta Logo
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and automation, Delta's business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. Delta offers some of the most energy efficient power products in the industry, including switching power supplies with efficiency over 90%, telecom power with up to 98%, and PV inverters with up to 98.8% efficiency. We have also developed the world’s first server power supply certified as 80 Plus Titanium with over 96% efficiency. We regularly invest 6% to 7% of our annual sales revenues in R&D and have worldwide R&D facilities in Taiwan, China, Europe, India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the U.S.
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The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety and the environment. EPRI's members represent approximately 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to more than 30 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.Car.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.
First Solar Logo
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. Our vertically integrated power plant offerings diversify the energy portfolio and reduce the impact of fuel-price volatility while delivering an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuel electricity generation. By integrating technologies and expertise across the entire solar value chain, First Solar delivers bankable PV energy solutions that can maximize the value of our customers’ PV investment while minimizing their risk. With over 10 gigawatts installed worldwide, First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed, and operated some of the world’s largest and most successful PV power plants in existence, establishing the company as the partner of choice for customers globally.
Trade Association Partner
Energy Storage Association (ESA) Logo
As the national trade association in the U.S., the Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the leading voice for companies that develop and deploy the multitude of energy storage technologies that we rely on every day. Our member companies research, manufacture, distribute, finance, and build energy storage projects domestically and abroad. To learn more, please visit www.energystorage.org.
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
California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) Logo
The California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) is a 501c(6) membership-based advocacy group committed to advancing the role of energy storage in the electric power sector through policy, education, outreach, and research. CESA’s mission is to make energy storage a mainstream resource to promote a cleaner, more efficient, reliable, affordable and secure electric power system.
Center for Sustainable Energy Logo
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.
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.
CleanTECH San Diego Logo
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.
Greentown Labs Logo
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.
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.
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) 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
FORESIGHT Climate & Energy Business Logo
FORESIGHT Climate & Energy Business is a high end journalistic publication from Denmark, reporting without fear or favour on the essential elements of the renewable energy economy. An intelligent read shaped by world leading authorities, FORESIGHT looks beyond special interests and hidden agendas to rigorously examine the economics, policies and technologies driving the global energy transformation.
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Power Markets Today is the nation's leading journal chronicling ongoing efforts to build competitive wholesale and retail energy markets with perspectives on why some fail and others succeed. PMT's editors are committed to delivering timely, accurate and comprehensive news and analysis on topics you care about from electricity retailers to demand response to wholesale electricity markets. We keep a close watch on key dockets at FERC and the state commissions to bring you detailed daily reporting on the debates, maneuvers, proposals and outcomes affecting power and retail gas markets. Join thousands of your peers that rely on PMT every business day. Sign up for a 14-day, risk-free trial now.
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Renewables Now (renewablesnow.com) is a one-stop shop for business news and market intelligence for the global renewable energy industry. Find all of the latest renewable energy news, expert views and in-depth analysis at one place. Solar, wind, biomass & biofuels, marine energy, geothermal energy and naturally, energy storage, all have their fair share in the news coverage. Beyond the news, we offer renewable energy market briefs, company profiles, industry reports, media monitoring and newsletters on demand. Event attendees are entitled to a 10% discount on all premium subscription plans or a two-week free trial.
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Smart Grid Today's mission is to deliver daily, unbiased, comprehensive and original reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry -- in a signature format our founders have developed over 40 years in the trade news business, featuring highly concise and easy-to-understand news copy based on trusted reporting, exclusive interviews, informed analysis and strategic insights that our subscribers rely on to succeed every business day. SmartGridToday.com features a complete searchable archive of thousands of past stories and hundreds of downloadable PDF files, events calendar, discounts on selected items and more. Do not miss out on a single day of the deepest reporting on the smart grid you can find anywhere. Visit http://www.SmartGridToday.com/TRIAL to sign up for a 14-day risk-free trial today.
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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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GTM Research is the market analysis and consulting arm of Greentech Media. 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.