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: 


Sponsoring:  Evening Reception
Jake Elliott

442 US Route 2
Waterbury, VT 05676

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.

Megawatt Sponsors:

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

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 50 commercial-scale solar PV projects which together exceed 22MWp to date and represent over $50M 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.

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
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.

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.