A Big Thanks To Our REV2019 Sponsors:

Terrawatt Sponsors

Encore Renewable Energy 
www.encorerenewableenergy.com

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. 

SunCommon
www.suncommon.com

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.
www.pfclaw.com

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, renewable energy and climate policy, employment and labor, business and tax, business immigration, captive insurance, commercial transactions and finance, litigation, property and development, trusts and estates, and patents and trademarks.

RAK Solar
www.raksolarservice.com

RAK Solar Services is a client focused, value driven, full service Operations and Maintenance (O&M). We provide services to asset owners and asset managers with their portfolios of commercial and utility scale solar ground and roof mount arrays throughout New England.

Our mission, through a careful blend of monitoring, proactive Preventative Maintenance (PM), reactive PM and reporting, is to instill in our clients the belief that they are spending their solar plant O&M budget wisely while keeping their plants running as efficiently as possible.

Our Experienced O&M team provides our clients with a deep knowledge of Solar PV and DAS technical expertise, derived from decades of Field experience working and servicing large scale PV projects.

VELCO
www.velco.com

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.

Megawatt Sponsors

Catamount Solar
www.catamountsolar.com

Catamount Solar is Vermont's only solar company that is a worker-owned cooperative! Everyone that works at the company has a vested interest in the company’s success, so when you work with Catamount Solar you are always working with an owner of the company. Based in Randolph and serving all of Vermont and western New Hampshire.

CED Greentech
www.cedgreentecheast.com

CED Greentech was built on a long history of success in the electrical distribution industry dating back to 1957. As a company, we’ve pioneered strategies by bringing the newest and most advanced technologies to the market. With an international presence, strong leadership and dedicated employees, we excel in bringing the services needed in all of the industries we support. CED identified the solar market early on as a segment that we would thrive in through strong partnerships with everyone we work with and we’re excited to be changing the paradigm of Solar distribution with the Greentech Model!

Dinse P.C.
www.dinse.com

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, and higher education and health care institutions in capital projects that involve renewable energy and sustainable construction and design.

Downs Rachlin Martin
www.drm.com

Operating on the fundamental belief that anything is possible when imagination and pragmatism live side by side, the 55-plus attorneys of Downs Rachlin Martin apply creativity and experience to solve the toughest legal problems. From offices located in Vermont and New Hampshire,  DRM represents local, regional, national, and international entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology businesses and Fortune 100 companies. The legal services provided by the firm include bankruptcy and business restructuring, general business, captive insurance, renewable energy and telecommunications, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and land use, environmental, tax, and trusts and estates, plus legislative and regulatory services through the firm’s Government and Public Affairs group. DRM is the exclusive member firm in Vermont for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. Downs Rachlin Martin: business sense · legal ingenuity.

Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, PLLC
www.dunkielsaunders.com

Dunkiel Saunders is a mission-based law firm helping clients in the renewable energy and energy-efficiency fields make a positive difference in a rapidly-evolving economic and regulatory landscape. Our clients, include independent producers, wholesalers, municipalities, and utilities. They are involved in virtually every type of renewable energy facility - wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas, hydroelectric, biodigesters, and combined heat power (CHP). We work for companies, non-profits, and individuals who are focused on transforming the way we produce and deliver energy in our communities and around the globe. We have assisted clients on over 306 MW of renewable energy projects that have been permitted and/or installed.

Efficiency Vermont
www.efficiencyvermont.com

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 www.efficiencyvermont.com.

Fortress Power
www.fortresspower.com

Fortress Power is a lithium battery manufacturer based outside of Philadelphia, PA that focuses on helping solar installers use the safest and most reliable energy storage for their projects. We provide three different size models for energy storage projects, our LFP-5kWh, LFP-10kWh, and eVault 18.5kWh system. Our Fortress Power Lithium Iron Phosphate energy storage systems can be easily integrated into your new or existing PV installation projects.

From residential to commercial projects, we have you covered with our ability to stack up-to 222 kWh of storage capacity and utilize local monitoring through our user-friendly LCD display that presents the complete details of the storage system.

Please feel welcome to contact us at sales@fortresspower.com to learn more about how we can help you customize energy solutions for your projects!

Gravel & Shea PC
www.gravelshea.com

The energy group at Gravel & Shea brings together the talent and expertise of the firm’s real estate, environmental, financing, business, tax, and litigation practice groups. With backgrounds in areas such as telecommunications and utility regulation, members of the energy group have vast experience in representing clients before state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Vermont Public Utility Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Additionally, our attorneys have provided government relations, tax, real estate, and corporate guidance and assistance for a wide range of clients, from utilities to developers. We employ a full-service approach and deliver comprehensive project support that includes the following:

  • Representation in regulatory affairs before state agencies and other authorities

  • Guidance in federal and state tax matters, including tax structures unique to alternative energy projects

  • Assistance with acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and other environmental and real estate matters

  • Development and implementation of legislative strategy, including advocacy on behalf of clients in the Vermont State House

  • Business planning, formation, reorganization and financing

  • Representation in energy-related litigation matters

Green Lantern Solar
www.greenlanterndevelopment.com

No Cost, Guaranteed Savings! Vermont's leading provider of turn-key, commercial scale solar solutions. With over 50 solar projects operating in Vermont generating over 35MW of electricity, representing over $75 million in total investment, saving our customers over $1MM in utility savings, and recently being named as a top 20 Solar developer and a top 100 solar contractor in the US, we are Vermont's Commercial Solar experts!

Green Lantern Solar, of Waterbury, VT, is a full-service renewable energy company with a particular interest in working with owners to revitalize and re-develop low-value sites such as brownfields, landfills, quarries/pits/extraction sites and other challenging real estate that is not suitable for other forms of development.  We develop, finance, construct and operate projects for a variety of institutional customers that include: schools, municipalities, hospitals, local and state government entities, non-profits, commercial & industrial companies, private businesses, resorts & hotels, and large real estate properties. We have created a financing solution that allows all customers to participate in solar and receive guaranteed utility savings, without any up-front investment.

Green Mountain Power
www.greenmountainpower.com

Green Mountain Power, the first utility to get a B Corp certification, is partnering with Vermonters to improve lives and transform communities. GMP through innovation and transformation is helping people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power. 

Green Mountain Solar 
www.greenmtnsolar.com

At Green Mountain Solar, our goal is to provide the best solar experience in Vermont.  With significant industry knowledge and experience, we excel at finding the best solutions for your needs.  We never engage in high-pressure sales tactics or play pricing games.  We work as your consultants and offer you a great deal right from the start.

Green Mountain Solar proudly serves residential, commercial and municipal clients throughout the state of Vermont. We are a small but strong solar business which means we have a low overhead and can pass those savings on to you.  All of our installations are performed by our in-house staff - never subcontracted.  Green Mountain Solar hopes you will give us the opportunity to provide you with a custom design quote for your PV Solar or high-efficiency HVAC project.

High Meadows Fund
www.highmeadowsfund.org

The High Meadows Fund 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.

HQUS
www.hqus.com

HQUS is the U.S. subsidiary of Hydro-Québec: one of North America’s largest producers of clean energy and a recognized leader in the development and operation of large electric transmission systems. 

HQUS sells significant quantities of electricity into wholesale markets in the Northeast and supplies approximately 25 percent of Vermont’s energy needs each year.  It is responsible for the coordination of all business development activities throughout the U.S. from its headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut. 

NativeEnergy
www.nativeenergy.com

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, small holder 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.

The Nature Conservancy
www.nature.com

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably, and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in all 50 states and in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. Here in northern New England, we are working across borders to accelerate the transition to a clean energy future and rein in greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors of the economy, with environmental and economic benefits regionwide.

NextEra Energy Resources
www.nexteraenergy.com

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, "NextEra Energy Resources"), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with approximately 19,990 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), primarily in 29 states and Canada as of year-end 2016. NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which is one of the largest in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE).

Norwich Solar Technologies
www.norwichsolar.com

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.

Peck Electric
www.peckelectric.com

A while back Peck Electric saw a new trend developing in the Electrical Industry; Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems. Since that time we have taken steps to enter into this area of the market. We believe that going green is not only the right choice for the planet, it's also a sound investment fiscally and mentally. We can offer you a complete install; beginning with design of the system, the supply and install of both the Electrical and Solar components, as well as training in the use of your new installation. We also have experience with rebates, tax credits, grants, and green energy financing to help get your project off the ground. We would be very interested in being given the chance to work on your upcoming project. We have access to a huge knowledge base and the advice and expertise of some of the founders of the industry. We also have partnerships with the best distributors to ensure you get a quality product for the right price. Our Solar installations are well planned, diligently checked, and installed with a craftsmanship level that you will only find in hiring properly trained licensed electricians. Would you want a Solar Array that is supposed to last upwards of 25 years built any other way?

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC
www.primmer.com

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC has broad experience in energy representing developers obtaining permits and financing for projects including solar, hydro, biofuel, wind, bulk transmission lines, and substations. We represent clients concerning rates cases, financing, mergers and acquisition. The Firm also offers energy clients advice on tax, drafting, reviewing and negotiating project documents, real estate, and general issues.

Québec Government Office in Boston
www.quebec-boston.org

Québec has maintained an office in New England since 1970, recognizing the region’s importance as a neighbour and a partner in a wide array of sectors. The Québec Government Office in Boston fosters economic, political, artistic, academic and institutional exchanges with the six New England states.

TDI New England
www.necplink.com

TDI New England (“TDI-NE”) is a subsidiary of Blackstone, a global leader in alternative asset management. TDI-NE is developing The New England Clean Power Link, a proposed 150 mile underwater and underground transmission line that would deliver 1,000 MW of clean, cost-competitive, energy to the New England market.

Vermont Economic Development Authority
www.veda.org

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.

VSECU
www.vsecu.com

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

Contributing Sponsors

Bourne’s Energy
www.BournesEnergy.com

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. 

Legal Counselors & Advocates

Legal Counselors and Advocates, PLC, a law firm based in Castleton, VT who aid and assist developers going through the VT permitting process. They also have considerable experience in utility, energy, and telecommunications law and regulation, including permitting essential infrastructure projects.

Lintilhac Foundation
www.lintilhacfoundation.org 

Engaging Vermonters in their changing landscape.

Novus Energy Development
www.novusenergydev.com

Novus Energy Development, LLC is a Vermont based solar energy development company specializing in the development of large-scale net metering projects. Novus has over 30 year of experience developing renewable energy projects and is currently focused on building solar energy projects throughout Vermont that provides clean energy with a bright future. Novus Energy Development is experiences in managing all aspects of the development process including: Site Selection; System Design & Layout; Interconnection Requirements; Project Permitting; Negotiation and Execution of Project Documents; Project Financing; Construction Management; Ongoing Project Operation & Maintenance.

Trudell Consulting Engineers
www.tcevt.com

TCE – Trudell Consulting Engineers provides expert design and guidance to our clients with Vermont land interests. We strive to live, work, and play in a healthy environment.  TCE is a locally owned multi-disciplinary consulting firm with offices located in Williston and St. Albans, Vermont.  TCE specializes in site/civil engineering, environmental, landscape architecture, and land surveying for a variety of clients in Vermont. We have been involved with dozens of renewable energy projects throughout the state and are proud to have our offices 100% offset by PV solar since January 2015. TCE was founded in 1975 and has continued to evolve and adapt to the changing economy and challenges of an increasingly complex regulatory world. We assist our clients with achieving their goals of developing successful projects from the initial concept through the final construction.

University of Vermont
www.uvm.edu

World-class excellence in disciplinary and multidisciplinary research is the priority for the University of Vermont (UVM), one of the nation’s premier small research universities and a leader in creating and translating knowledge in service to the people of Vermont and the nation. Learn more about UVM research, scholarship, and creative works at www.uvm.edu/research.

Media Sponsors

CCTV & Channel 17/Town Meeting TV
www.cctv.org | www.ch17.tv

Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television is Chittenden County's regional government access TV channel, which airs 100 hours of public meetings, election coverage, and community events each month on Comcast, Burlington Telecom, and www.ch17.tv. We operate Channel 17  and Channel 317 (BT), open the door to local government, and provide training and tools to inform the public and speak out on crucial issues. Launched in 1990 to cover municipal events and public issues, Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV is overseen by regional representatives from Burlington, South Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Williston, Winooski, Colchester, and St. George. The mission of Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV is to be a trusted p3ovider of multi-media resources that opens the door to local government and engage citizens in democratic action. 

Energy News Network 
www.energynews.us

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 NewsWestern Energy News—and a national service, US Energy News

RTO insider
www.rtoinsider.com

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.