Premier Sponsor: 

AllEarth Renewables

Sponsoring: Keynote and Lunch
94 Harvest Lane Williston, VT 05495
P: 802-872-9600

AllEarth Renewables, headquartered in Williston, Vermont, manufactures the AllEarth Solar Tracker, a dual-axis solar tracker that uses innovative GPS and wireless technology to follow the sun throughout the day, producing up to 45 percent more energy than rooftop solar. The company has manufactured over 4,000 solar tracker systems to date for installation across the country. Among its product awards, the dual axis tracker was named a “Top-10 Green Product” by BuildingGreen magazine and “Top Product of the Year” by Solar Power World. The company’s ground-mounted, pre-engineered solar trackers are designed for residential and commercial-scale installations.

Terrawatt Sponsors: 

High Meadows Fund

Sponsoring: Energy Literacy
Gaye Symington
77 College Street Suite 3B
Burlington VT 05401
P: 802 388 3355 x382

The High Meadows Fund (www.highmeadowsfund. org) promotes clean energy, sustainable agriculture and forestry, and climate resilience in Vermont by sponsoring research and providing grants to 501c3 organizations and mission investments in pooled funds specific to our areas of focus. High Meadows a supporting organization of The Vermont Community Foundation.


Sponsoring:  Evening Reception
Jake Elliott
442 US Route 2
Waterbury, VT 05676
P: 802-882-8649

SunCommon believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and a brighter future- and renewable energy is where that starts. Energy from the sun can power our lives and build vibrant communities. Our mission is to tear down the barriers to renewable energy and use our business as a force for good. 

Gigawatt Sponsors:

Paul Frank + Collins P.C.

Kim Hayden
P.O. Box 1307
Burlington, VT 05402
P: 802-658-2311

Celebrating 50 years of service in 2018, Burlington-based Paul Frank + Collins has established itself as a trusted, full-service firm that advises international, national, and Vermont clients in core practice areas including energy and environmental law, employment and labor, business and tax, business immigration, captive insurance, commercial finance, litigation, property and development, trusts and estates, and patents and trademarks. PF+C’s 27 attorneys bring a depth of knowledge and committed focus to each new challenge, and offer the unique combination of worldly insight and local know-how to every client.


Shana Louiselle
366 Pinnacle Ridge Road
Rutland, VT 05701
P: 802-770-6381

Vermont Electric Power Company—VELCO—delivers safe, reliable power to local Vermont utilities that serve homes and businesses statewide. VELCO’s high-voltage electric grid and statewide fiber optic system move energy and information through a billion dollar network that links Vermont to New York, New England and Canada. VELCO’s success is built on reliable service, cutting-edge innovation and collaboration that helps build a brighter energy future for Vermont.  In 2016, VELCO received REV’s inaugural Innovation Award for it’s weather analytics center, enabling improved forecasting and integration of renewables onto the grid.


Laurie Fielder
PO Box 67
Montpelier, VT 05601
P: 802-371-3136

VSECU, a credit union for everybody in Vermont, provides affordable financing solutions for energy efficiency and renewable purchases.

Megawatt Sponsors:

Daymark Energy Advisors

Carrie Gilbert
370 Main Street, Suite 325
Worcester, MA 01608

P:  2017-347-3145

Daymark Energy Advisors is a leading provider of integrated policy, planning, and strategic decision support services to the North American electric and natural gas industries. For over 35 years, we have proudly served a diverse client base, including electric and gas utilities, suppliers and large end-use consumers, developers and investors, and regulatory commissions and public policy organizations across the U.S. and Canada. We work closely with each client to apply our knowledge, experience, and technology to provide the highest quality actionable analysis and advice to support efficient and sustainable decisions under uncertainty.  Please visit us at to learn more about our team.

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew

David Gurtman
209 Battery Street
Burlington, VT 05401
P: 802-864-5751

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew represents developers, investors, and property owners in the financing, construction, and operation of renewable energy projects. Our practice also includes advising individuals, businesses, higher education, and health care institutions in capital projects that involve renewable energy, sustainable construction, and design.

EDF Renewables

Rod Viens
67 Merchants Row Rutland VT
5 Commerce Ave West Lebanon NH
P: 802-359-6520

EDF Renewables is a one-stop resource for solar generation and storage solutions.  We partner with you to provide industry-leading design, engineering, construction, and operation of solar and storage projects.  Our dedicated team of developers, engineers, construction managers, O&M service providers, and finance and legal professionals is focused on making distributed generation solar and storage easy, accessible, and responsive to the needs of our clients and the communities in which they operate. 

Efficiency Vermont

Karen Glitman, Director
128 Lakeside Ave., suite 401
Burlington, VT 05401
P: 888-921-5990     

Efficiency Vermont is a statewide energy efficiency utility that helps all Vermonters to reduce energy costs, strengthen the local economy, and protect the environment by making homes and business energy efficient. Efficiency Vermont provides technical assistance, rebates, and other financial incentives to help Vermont households and businesses reduce their energy costs with energy efficient equipment, lighting, and approaches to construction and major renovation. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit

Encore Renewable Energy

Chad Farrell
110 Main Street, Suite 2E
Burlington, VT 05401
P: 802-540-8360

Encore Renewable Energy is a leading integrated clean energy development company and certified Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) focused on commercial, industrial and community-scale solar PV systems and 21st century solutions for the redevelopment of underutilized property. Based in Burlington, Vermont, our philosophy is to create harmony between the natural and built environment that fosters sustainable economic growth, environmental awareness and community and social benefits.

Since inception, Encore has developed projects on balance sheet using a develop-own-operate model and has provided turnkey renewable energy development, construction and financing services to distributed generation project owners and investors in a time- and cost-efficient manner. Encore manages all aspects of these complicated projects including design, engineering, permitting, financing, construction and asset management.

Encore has successfully commissioned 60 commercial-scale solar PV projects which together exceed 32MWp to date and represent over $75M in total investment value.


Jeff Bernicke
3 Main Street, Suite 212
Burlington, VT 05401
P: 802.861.7707 x 220

From energy projects that strengthen your supply chain to environmental initiatives in the global communities you call home, NativeEnergy works to make your intention reality. We help you meet your sustainability goals and achieve your objectives - from renewable energy to supplier resilience, smallholder farm community development, human health, biodiversity, soil quality, and more – with custom projects that create long term positive impacts and transform your brand’s values into action.

Norwich Solar Technologies

Jim Merriam, CEO
52 Bridge Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
P: 802-281-3010

Norwich Solar Technologies was founded in 2011 with a vision of rapidly developing and commercializing leading-edge innovations in Clean Technology. Our founders, Joel Stettenheim and Troy McBride, bring an exceptional combination of technical, legal, business, and clean energy start-up experience.

In addition, we currently have five PhDs and a total of nine engineers and scientists on our team with exceptional experience in Solar Energy and Clean Tech solutions to global energy challenges.

Our mission is to advance the integration and deployment of affordable Solar Power to help New England companies improve their bottom line while reducing their carbon footprint.

We provide turnkey services as a trusted clean energy partner to commercial and industrial customers including Development, Design, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Power Purchase Agreements, Structured Financial Solutions, and Long-Term Operations and Maintenance.

Our clients include Educational Institutions, Utilities, Municipalities, Commercial & Industrial Enterprises, Farms, Small Businesses, Churches, Communities, and Retirement Facilities.


Candace Branch
1815 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA094010
P: 650.689.8200

Communities are growing and evolving, and with that, our transportation needs are evolving. Now more than ever, we need smart solutions that provide safer, more reliable and cleaner transit. Every day, Proterra works to meet those needs, with the world’s best performing zero-emission buses. Our revolutionary battery-electric buses help fleet operators abandoned fossil fuels, improve environmental quality and reduce operating costs.

Proterra vehicles have proven themselves over 2.6 million miles of service in communities across North America operating at a lower cost than any 35 or 40-foot diesel, diesel hybrid or CNG transit vehicle. Our vehicles saved over 500,000 gallons of fossil fuel from use, prevented over 10 million tons of harmful CO2 from entering the atmosphere while operational are anticipated to be a minimum of $400,000 over a twelve (12) years.

Proterra is taking transit on a new route. Come join us.

Vermont Economic Development Authority

Ann Miller
58 East State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
P: 802-828-0626

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s statewide economic development finance lender. VEDA offers several different Energy Loan Programs to help Vermont commercial, small business, agricultural and forest product-based businesses finance qualifying renewable energy generation, energy efficiency improvement, and energy technology adoption projects.

Contributing Sponsors

Bourne’s Energy

Jim Kurrle
366 East Montpelier Road
PO Box 906
Montpelier, VT 05601

Bourne’s is a local family owned & operated business that reliably delivers clean and green heating fuel choices that include Wood Pellets, Bioheat Oil, Biodiesel, and Propane with great 24/7 service to Vermonters. Bourne’s understands the importance of renewable fuels that support the local economy and allow the community to effortlessly reduce their own carbon footprints with a simple fuel delivery.  At Bourne’s, customers are encouraged to take being green even a step further with high-efficiency heating equipment, wood pellet boilers and bulk pellet storage bins. 

For over 70 years Bourne’s has put customers, the community and environment first and has no plans to change this method of operation but does plan to continue support of fueling the future with local, renewable, sustainable, and economy boosting fuels. 

Lintilhac Foundation

Crea Lintilhac
886 Northgate Road
Shelburne, VT  05482
P: 802-985-4106

Engaging Vermonters in their changing landscape.

Pomerleau Real Estate

Carrie Cobb
69 College Street
Burlington, VT 05402
P: 802-863-8210

Pomerleau Real Estate is the proud developer of the Ferrisburgh Solar Farm. With projects ranging from retail and medical centers to industrial facilities and residential communities, the Pomerleau name has guaranteed excellence in property development and brokerage with a deep commitment to service and community for over 60 years.

Media Sponsors 

Energy News Network 

The Energy News Network is a nonprofit news site dedicated to keeping stakeholders, policymakers, and citizens informed of the important changes taking place in the transition to a clean energy economy. With original reporting on clean energy and daily digests of timely aggregated content, we offer four regional services—Midwest Energy NewsSoutheast Energy NewsNortheast Energy NewsSouthwest Energy News—and a national service, US Energy News

RTO insider

Michael Kuser, ISO-NE/NYISO Correspondent
10837 Deborah Drive
Potomac, MD
P: 802.681.5581

RTO Insider™ is your eyes and ears on the organized electric markets, putting you “inside the room” at CAISO, ERCOT, ISO-NE, MISO, NYISO, PJM and SPP. We provide independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry’s markets and policymaking, saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss the issues most important to your interests.