AutoGrid builds software applications that utilize artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and IoT technologies to enable a smarter and cleaner distributed energy world. The company’s suite of flexibility management applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers and energy service providers to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy by managing networked distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time and at scale. AutoGrid has more than 3,500 megawatts of flexible capacity from DERs under contract and its customer list includes National Grid, NextEra Energy, E.ON, Total, Xcel Energy, China Light and Power and over 30 other leading global energy companies around the world.
Ballard Spahr LLP is a national firm of more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices across the country. Our attorneys provide services in more than 50 areas within business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, public finance, and real estate. Our Energy & Project Finance Group represents producers and distributors of electricity from renewable and other sources, operators of regional wholesale energy markets, natural gas producers, and large industrial consumers of natural gas. We also represent underwriters, private issuers, banks, and others who invest in energy assets.
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.
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.
Growing Energy Labs, Inc., (GELI) provides software and business solutions to design, automate, and manage battery energy storage systems and energy networks solutions. Geli’s suite of products creates an ecosystem where project developers, OEMs, financiers, and project operators can deploy advanced energy storage systems using a seamless hardware-agnostic 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 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 four-time recipient of the "Best Renewable Asset M&A Advisor" Award (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017), "Renewable Generating Project Finance Deal of the Year" Award (2016) and first-time recipient of the "Best Asset M&A Advisor" (2017) in Power Finance & Risk's Annual Power Finance Deals and Firms Awards.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.