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  • Duke Energy

    Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 57,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest, and Florida - and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky


  • AES

    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2015 revenues were $15 billion and we own and manage $37 billion in total assets.

  • Alevo

    Alevo is redefining energy through innovative battery technology & smart data analytics. As a vertically engineered turn-key energy storage solution, Alevo manufactures its own batteries, unparalleled in safety, robustness, and reliability. Alevo also provides system integration through its GridBank™ Energy Storage design and coordinates its own project development including EPC (engineering, permitting and construction.)  Alevo Analytics offers advanced analytics and simulations, business intelligence and advisory services, identifying where energy storage will deliver the greatest environmental and economic impact to the grid.

  • NextEra Energy Resources, LLC

    NextEra Energy, Inc. is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $16.2 billion, approximately 45,900 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 14,700 employees in 30 states and Canada as of year-end 2016. NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which is one of the largest rate regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun.

  • RES - Renewable Energy Systems

    RES has developed/and or built over 10 GW of renewable energy and energy storage projects worldwide - with over 8,000 MW in the Americas, has an asset management portfolio exceeding 1 GW, and is active in energy technologies including energy storage, solar, wind, transmission, and demand side management. RES storage solutions are a safe, reliable, and economical asset that can concurrently provide multiple grid services. Our storage construction portfolio includes 10 projects totaling over 77 MW (48 MWh). 


  • East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.

    East Penn Manufacturing and its storage solutions subsidiary, Ecoult, deliver energy storage modules and turnkey projects for emerging markets such as solar, wind, and electrical grid storage applications. Using the breakthrough Deka® UltraBattery® technology, meticulously manufactured by East Penn, the UltraBattery® is powerfully responsive, reliable, cost effective, safe and virtually 100% recyclable.

  • GE Grid Solutions

    Grid Solutions, a General Electric and Alstom joint venture, is serving customers globally with over 20,000 employees in approximately 80 countries. Grid Solutions helps enable utilities and industry to effectively manage electricity from the point of generation to the point of consumption, helping to maximize the reliability, efficiency and resiliency of the grid. 

  • LG Chem

    LG Chem, Ltd. is a globally diversified chemical company which operates three main business units: Petrochemicals, IT & Electronic Materials, and Energy Solution. The company manufactures a wide range of products, from petrochemical goods to high-value added plastics, and extends its chemical expertise into high-tech areas such as electronic materials and rechargeable batteries. With significant market share in consumer, automotive and stationary applications, LG Chem is one of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturers.

  • NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

    NEC Energy Solutions is a leader in advanced energy storage, developing and manufacturing smart energy storage solutions for electric grid, backup power and lead‐acid replacement applications. With system integration expertise focusing on high performance, efficiency, safety and reliability, NEC Energy Solution’s products range from compact advanced industrial batteries to massive grid‐scale energy storage systems.  Its turnkey GSS® (Grid Storage Solution) products have successfully operated since 2009 and have reached over 110MW deployed on the grid worldwide.

  • Samsung SDI

    Samsung SDI, established in 1970, is an affiliate of the Samsung Group and has been the global leading manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for mobile,automotive vehicles and ESS(energy storage system). Samsung SDI provides optimized battery solution for applications from kWh to MWh based on our excellent cell technology and experience. At the ESA expo, Samsung SDI will introduce enhanced 2016 battery systems line-up for utility-scale and commercial through innovation. please visit our booth and meet Samsung SDI. 


  • Enovation Partners

    Enovation Partners helps new ventures, utilities, investors, and customers innovate and grow. Advisory. We accelerate investment, commercialize technologies, and launch progressive business approaches. We provide ground-breaking cost-comparison methodologies for storage technologies/applications and tools to gauge DER adoption.  Interaction. Through Cleantech Group (www.cleantech.com), we drive innovation with networks and annual forums connecting start-ups, industrials, and investors.  Intelligence. For investors and industrials, i3 Connect (www.i3connect.com) provides financial data and market insights on 24,000+ innovative technology companies.

  • Flex Energy Solutions

    Flex is a $26B, Fortune Global 500, industry leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.

  • Saft America, Inc.

    Saft is an acknowledged leader in the development and industrialization of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with proven expertise that goes far beyond the manufacture of cells and battery modules to include project management and delivery of complete fully tested and qualified systems. Saft is now building on this wealth of experience to provide Li-ion energy storage systems that offer the optimum combination of performance, reliability and safety for bankable projects in energy services and renewable energy integration.

  • Troutman Sanders LLP

    Having counseled the energy industry since the 1920's, Troutman Sanders understands the interplay of demand response programs with storage technology and renewable energy with storage. We offer clients innovative solutions to integrate new technologies into the regulatory, economic, and political landscape of today's energy market. We emphasize a full-service approach to storage matters, drawing on the extensive resources of lawyers from across the firm's core practice areas, including renewable energy, real estate, environmental, project development and finance, corporate and tax.

Other Sponsors

  • Advancion

    Charging Lab Sponsor

    Advancion® is a full turnkey, 4th generation grid storage solution from AES. Advancion’s Nodal Architecture provides smaller, autonomous units of control for Advancion arrays, enabling it to provide simultaneous operations across the array, in a highly modular and compact footprint. Advancion’s Control System unlocks the full value of the Nodal Architecture, providing customers with unprecedented control to maximize revenue and reduce costs.

  • Black & Veatch

    NASCAR Reception Host

    Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company with the mission of Building a World of Difference®.  As the presence of renewable energy increases on the grid, energy storage is becoming a key tool for utility grid management.  Additionally, large power consumers are learning its role in demand charge management.  Our expertise in power generation, power delivery, microgrids and renewable energy integration gives us insight into the most effective energy storage integration methods.

  • Current powered by GE

    Lounge Sponsor

    Current, powered by GE, is a digital power service built to transform the way we use energy. Current builds upon the confluence of three exciting market trends; the move to more distributed energy; the analytics of the Industrial Internet; and innovate new financial models to drive energy efficiency upgrades.  Current, powered by GE is redefining our approach to Energy. Let us show you how we can help you. 

  • Dynapower Company

    Keynote Speaker Sponsor

    Dynapower’s four-quadrant bi-directional energy storage inverter systems utilize advanced digital controllers for management of real and reactive power, system monitoring, and protection. The company’s MPS™, CPS™, and SPS product lines are IEEE and UL1741 compliant; offer sub-cycle response with zero voltage ride-through; feature a Dynamic Transfer function that can be operated in both grid-tied or stand-alone modes. Dynapower inverters are deployed globally as grid-tied energy storage inverters and as micro-grid inverters, enabling increased penetration of renewable generation resources.

  • Electric Power Research Institute

    Student Scholarships

    The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, we bring together scientists, engineers, and other experts from academia and industry to address challenges in electricity. Our research provides short- and long-term solutions that enable the transformation of power systems to be more flexible, resilient and connected. Our goal is to provide society with safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally-responsible electricity.

  • Johnson Controls

    Wireless Internet and Smartphone App

    Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial and technology leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. With core business in the building and energy storage industries, our diverse portfolio of businesses includes energy and operational efficiency solutions for buildings; lead-acid automotive, advanced hybrid and electric vehicle batteries; and distributed energy storage solutions. We anticipate, innovate and exceed expectations to help our customers, employees and communities enjoy a better world. Learn more at www.johnsoncontrols.com or @johnsoncontrols.

  • Parker Hannifin Corporation - Energy Grid Tie Division

    Craft Beer and Expo Stage Sponsor

    With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. The Energy Grid Tie Division is an industry leading manufacturer of utility scale grid tie inverters used in energy storage power conversion systems. The division offers global sales and support channels. With over 225MW deployed globally, Parker offers unrivaled application knowledge and real world experience to its customers. 

  • PTMW

    Craft Beer Sponsor

    PTMW manufactures pre-fabricated metal enclosures for power generation, delivery, renewables and energy storage infrastructure.  Enclosures are designed to meet customer functional requirements, and specifications.  PTMW's dedication to quality, on-time delivery and attractive pricing results in strong, long-term customer relationships.  Renewable and storage applications include; BESS enclosures, Inverter enclosures, Substation control buildings, Outdoor cabinets. PTMW combines state of the art manufacturing, quality, on-time delivery and attractive pricing to provide unparalleled customer loyalty.  PTMW is a women owned business and ISO9001 Registered.

  • S&C Electric Company

    Conference Lanyard Sponsor

    S&C, a leader at integrating energy storage into the grid, draws on real-world expertise to ensure your energy storage project is a success, from the earliest stages of project evaluation and design to system commissioning and life-cycle maintenance. Our energy storage systems use S&C’s field-proven power electronics technology to provide rapid response to changing system conditions.