Sponsoring: Keynote and Lunch
AllEarth Renewables, Inc. headquartered in Williston, Vermont, is a company dedicated to delivering energy and transportation solutions that curb our dependence on fossil fuels and reduce green-house gas emissions tied to climate change. We bring new, more efficient energy solutions to market - from community wind farms to solar generation and now community passenger rail transportation. AllEarth Renewables has been responsible for the development of more than 20 MW of new wind and solar energy, and manufactured over 6,000 solar trackers. For more information visit www.allearthrenewables.com.
High Meadows Fund
Sponsoring: Energy Literacy
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
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.
Paul Frank + Collins P.C.
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.
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.
Sponsoring: Awards Ceremony
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.
VSECU, a credit union for everybody in Vermont, provides affordable financing solutions for energy efficiency and renewable purchases.
Catamount Solar is Vermont’s only Worker-owned cooperative! Everyone that works at the company has a vested interest in the companies 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.
Daymark Energy Advisors
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 www.DaymarkEA.com to learn more about our team.
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew
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
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
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.
Since 1963, Dynapower has designed and built power electronics that meet some of the most challenging power conversion demands for Fortune 500 companies, small enterprises, research institutions, and government agencies the world over. Dynapower designs and builds all manner of power electronics — energy storage inverters, DC converters, rectifiers, custom transformers, frequency converters — in our 150,000 square foot vertically integrated facility in South Burlington, Vermont.
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 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.
Encore Renewable Energy
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.
envelope llc provides consulting, estimation, engineering, and supply of innovative, energy efficient, and durable building envelope solutions. We take pride in helping to connect ownership and design teams with the industry's premier facade manufacturing and installation partners.
envelope llc is pleased to be the exclusive New England rep for Cascadia Windows and several other great companies like NBK Terracotta and QC Facades (Hunter Douglas). As a company we focus primarily on high performance commercial, government and institutional projects. In the last 3 years alone envelope llc has facilitated the design and supply of over $10,000,000 in facades around the Northeast, including projects at over a dozen colleges and universities.
FLO operates Canada’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging networks and is a North American leader in the manufacture and operation of high-quality EV charging equipment. FLO’s comprehensive charging ecosystem fulfills EV drivers’ needs wherever they may be—at home, at work or on the go—by ensuring a consistently simple and seamless experience. FLO offers smart home charging solutions for both single-family houses and multi-unit residential buildings and access to thousands of public charging stations. FLO also provides turnkey solutions to property managers, business owners, employers and municipal administrators who wish to support EV adoption by supplying charging services.
Gravel & Shea PC
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
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 Electric Supply
For over 60 years, Green Mountain Electric Supply has been providing New England and New York with quality electrical products and solutions with 14 physical locations and our own fleet of delivery trucks. We are proud to be your one stop shop for PV solar modules, inverters, racking, on/off grid battery storage units, and balance of system gear.
National Grid Ventures
National Grid Ventures is home to a diverse portfolio of energy businesses that deliver competitive products and services for a broad range of customers. Separate from National Grid’s core regulated businesses, we’re active in competitive markets across the US and UK. Whether it’s the long-distance transport of renewable energy, the storage of liquefied natural gas, or supporting the roll out of smart meters, we’re working hard to make energy reliable, clean and affordable for consumers. We’re also building the energy systems of tomorrow – from bringing innovative technology to market that changes the way homes and businesses use energy, to competing for new, large-scale, climate-friendly energy projects. For more information, visit www.nationalgrid.com/ventures.
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.
NextEra Energy Resources
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
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.
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC
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.
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles, enabling bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to local communities across North America. With more than 645 vehicles sold to more than 70 different municipal, university, airport, federal and commercial transit agencies in 33 U.S. states and Canadian provinces, Proterra is committed to providing state of the art, high performance vehicles to meet today’s growing market demand. The company’s configurable Catalyst platform is capable of serving the full daily mileage needs of nearly every transit route on a single charge. With unmatched durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. certification testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley, South Carolina, and Los Angeles. For more information, visit: http://www.proterra.com and follow us on Twitter @Proterra_Inc.
TDI New England
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.
University of Vermont
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.
Vermont Economic Development Authority
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.
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 make the switch to renewables. The Company will soon offer customers the option 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.
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.
Engaging Vermonters in their changing landscape.
Pomerleau Real Estate
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.
The Solar Training Network
Solar Training Network is a national solar workforce development initiative led by The Solar Foundation and funded by U.S. Department of Energy. This program is designed to help meet the workforce needs of the solar industry through training and strategic employment partnerships. Solar Training Network facilitates connections and bridges gaps among all solar workforce development stakeholders. Through original research, solar focused career fairs, regional industry-education summits, and a growing portfolio of tools and resources, the Solar Training Network improves understanding of the solar jobs landscape and helps the industry to make proactive investments for improved training and hiring practices.
At AmericanSolarWorkforce.org, STN identifies solutions, and shares innovative resources to support a better qualified, more diverse, better connected, and job-ready solar workforce.
Vermont Coffee Company
We started roasting coffee in 1979. Over the years we have perfected a unique style of slow-roasting to caramelize the beans. This process brings out the big flavor and bold character in the coffee. All the beans we purchase are certified organic, and sourced from the great coffee-growing regions around the world.
We love hearing from you and know that, like us, you care about quality, about each other, and about the environment. So we made a big decision, and in 2018 we became the first coffee roaster in the nation to roast with 100% renewable biogas.
Our motto “Coffee Roasted for Friends” is more than a slogan, it is really our mission. Coffee is a social stimulus that brings people together to share ideas and stories, and when people come together, a community is formed and friends are made.
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 News, Southeast Energy News, Northeast Energy News, Southwest Energy News—and a national service, US Energy News.
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™ 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.
VTDigger.org is a statewide news website that publishes watchdog reports on state government, politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy.