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 promotes clean energy, sustainable agriculture and forestry, and climate resilience in Vermont by sponsoring research and providing grants to 501 (c)(3) organizations and mission investments in pooled funds specific to our areas of focus. High Meadows is based at The Vermont Community Foundation.

National Grid

Sponsoring: Welcome Reception
Joseph Rossignoli
P.O. Box 960
Northborough, MA 01532-0960
P: 401-316-1860

National Grid is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects more than 20 million people to energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain. National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support our 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. This approach is vital to our communities’ long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in the states we serve.


Sponsoring: Evening Reception
R.J. Adler
442 US Route 2
Waterbury, VT 05676
P: 802-882-8181

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. 

Vermont Department of Economic Development

Sponsoring: Canadian & Vermont Networking Breakfast
Katie Corrigan
1 National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620
P: 802-272-1420

It is not just the natural beauty – the rolling hills and farmland, punctuated by historic villages and unmarked by billboards. Or the legendary food: Vermont is home to the top-rated beer, gin, and cheese in the world. Or the myriad outdoor activities – 16 ski resorts, 124 miles of Lake Champlain, and endless hiking and biking trails. Or the fact that 80 million people live within a five-hour drive and the proximity to the urban centers of Montreal, New York, Boston, and Albany.

Vermont actively seeks foreign investment and works closely with international businesses to meet their many relocation needs. Vermont has attracted more than $600 million in foreign direct investments in companies around the state, including manufacturers, airports and airlines, ski and four-season resorts, and even a new brewery. Vermont’s efforts to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy are paying dividends, leading to a No. 2 ranking in the United States for transforming to clean power.

Gigawatt Sponsors:


Sponsoring: Green Mountain Silent Auction
Eddie Duncan
55 Railroad Row
White River Junction, VT 05001
P: 802-359-6419

For over 30 years, RSG has influenced innovations in energy through state-of-the-art modeling, analytics, and planning, helping organizations make critical decisions with confidence.

TD Bank

Sponsoring: Monday Afternoon Break
Francine Yanulavich
One Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
P: 518-786-2531

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., with over 25,000 Employees and deep roots in the community dating back more than 150 years. TD Bank offers a broad array of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services to more than 8.9 million customers through our extensive network of more than 1,275 retail stores throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition to banking products, TD Bank and its subsidiaries provide clients with customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance.
TD Bank is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”.

TDI New England

Sponsoring: SEI Training
Josh Bagnato
PO Box 155
Charlotte, VT 05445
P: 802-477-3830

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.


Sponsoring: Awards Ceremony
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.

Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.

Sponsoring: Monday Breakfast
Tom Murray
85 Swift Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
P: 802-865-1430

Vermont Gas provides a clean, affordable and reliable energy choice to over 50,000 families, businesses and institutions in Chittenden, Franklin and Addison Counties.  Vermont Gas doesn’t just deliver gas, we are focused on innovative solutions to help our customers save money and reduce their energy consumption. Our award-winning efficiency programs reduce energy use and emissions and save our customers $14 million per year – that’s real money that can be invested in jobs, education, health care, families, and communities.
New this year, Vermont Gas is making it easy for customers to purchase renewable natural gas. Customers can choose as little as 10% renewable natural gas for a few dollars a month. Others may wish to purchase a larger percentage. 
Our dedicated team of 130 Vermonters is committed to our customers, our communities, our culture and our climate.

Megawatt Sponsors:

Avangrid Renewables

Eric Thumma
2 Radnor Corp. Ctr., Ste 200
100 Matsonford Rd
Radnor, PA 19087
P: 484-680-9085

Avangrid Renewables, LLC is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) and the U.S. renewable energy division of parent company IBERDROLA, S.A., an energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Avangrid Renewables, LLC is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and has more than $10 billion of operating assets totaling more than 6,000 MW of owned and controlled wind and solar generation in 19 U.S. states. 

Catamount Solar

Dan Kinney
4 Randolph Avenue
Randolph, VT 05060
P: 802-728-3600

Catamount Solar is Vermont’s only 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

Damien Thibault
102 Archibald St
Burlington, VT 05401
P: 802-652-4123

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, 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.

Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, PLLC

Ki McClennan
91 College Street, P.O. Box 545
Burlington, VT 05402
P: 802-860-1003 x109

Dunkiel Saunders helps entities in the renewable energy and energy-efficiency fields make a positive difference in a rapidly-evolving economic and regulatory landscape. Our clients, including independent producers, wholesalers, municipalities, and utilities, are involved in virtually every type of renewable energy facility -- wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas, hydroelectric, and combined heat power (CHP). We have assisted clients on over 150 MW of renewable energy projects that are now operational, and over 100 MW of projects that are currently under development.

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 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 50 commercial-scale solar PV projects which together exceed 22MW to date and represent over $50M in total investment value. 


Rod Viens
205 Billings Farm Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
P: 802-359-6520

groSolar 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. 

Lion Electric Co.

Marc-Andre Page
Business Development Manager
P: 450-512-5065 / 855-546-6706 #231

The Lion Electric Co. is an innovative company engaged in the field of clean energy transportation. Since 2008, Lion’s mission is to develop intelligent solutions and to manufacture sustainable products on the cutting edge of technology. For Lion Electric Co., electric transportation is a major catalyst for improving our society, our environment and, above all, our quality of life. Power in progress. 

NextEra Energy Resources

Meghan Leahy
19 Charles Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
P: 617-320-9883

NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun.  Clean energy leader NextEra Energy Resources, is one also 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, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE).

Norwich Solar Technologies

Joel Stettenheim, President
52 Bridge Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
P: 802-281-3009

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.

Paul Frank + Collins P.C.

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

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 employment and labor, business and tax, business immigration, energy law, captive insurance, commercial finance, litigation, property and development, trusts and estates, and patents and trademarks. Led by firm President, Stephanie Mapes, 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.


Candace Branch
1815 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 094010
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. Proterra is taking transit on a new route, join us.

University of Vermont

Richard Watts
Office of the Vice President of Research
323 Waterman Bldg.
Burlington, VT 05405
P: 802-881-8834

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

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.


Laurie Fielder
P.O. 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.

Contributing Sponsors:

Bourne’s Energy

Jim Kurrle
366 East Montpelier Road
P.O. 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.


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.

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.


Cara Morano
47505 Seabridge Drive,
Fremont, CA, 94538
P: 413-522-9788

SolarEdge, a leading global provider of DC-optimized inverters, invented an intelligent solution that revolutionized the way power is harvested and managed in a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The SolarEdge system maximizes power generation at the individual PV module level, while lowering the cost of energy produced by the PV system. Addressing a broad range of market segments, from residential to commercial and small utility-scale solar installations, the SolarEdge system consists of inverters, power optimizers and a cloud-based monitoring platform. The SolarEdge StorEdge™ solution with backup enables increased self-consumption and energy independence. Since beginning commercial shipments in 2010, SolarEdge has shipped more than 5.3 GW of its systems and products have been installed in 100 countries. SolarEdge’s mission is to become the leading provider of inverter solutions across all solar PV market segments and broaden the availability of clean, renewable solar energy worldwide.

TCE - Trudell Consulting Engineers

478 Blair Park Road
Williston, Vermont 05495
P: 802-879-6331

TCE, or Trudell Consulting Engineers, located in St. Albans and Williston, Vermont has been providing professional consulting services since 1975. TCE provides civil engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture and environmental services for a variety of clients. Our projects are as diverse as our clients and include renewable energy, commercial, industrial, residential, and resorts. At TCE we work collaboratively to help our clients succeed. As a multi-disciplinary firm, we focus on providing innovative and cost effective solutions to complex site problems and regulatory issues.  We earn our clients trust by leveraging our technical expertise and working collaboratively as a team to achieve creative and sustainable solutions. Meeting our client’s needs, on time and on budget, is the foundation of our business and drives the decisions and actions we take on a daily basis.

Winooski Hydroelectric Co.

Mathew Rubin
26 State St
Montpelier,  VT  05602
P: 802-223-7141

Owner and operator of independent hydroelectric power projects.

Media Partners:

CCTV & Channel 17/Town Meeting TV

Meghan O’Rourke
294 N Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT 05401
P: 802-862-3966 x 16
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CCTV Center for Media & Democracy and Channel 17/Town Meeting Television provide the channels, tools, and training to get your message across and help you make a difference in our community. 

RTO insider

Michael Kuser, ISO-NE/NYISO Correspondent
10837 Deborah Drive
Potomac, MD 201854
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 policy making, saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss the issues most important to your interests.