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Solar & Energy Storage Summit

June 6 - August 31

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Conference Overview

After two years of running our events virtually, we plan to be back in person for our Solar & Energy Storage Summit on June 7-9, 2022. 

Join Wood Mackenzie’s expert team of solar and energy storage research analysts and consultants as they engage in powerful conversations with leading grid-scale utilities, commercial & industrial solar and energy storage developers, state and federal policymakers and regulators, and solar module and battery manufacturers to discuss the outlook and strategies for getting the sector back on the path to growth.

Featuring three days of research, presentations, and discussions, this year’s Solar & Energy Storage Summit will bring together the two sectors for the first time live and in-person to reflect the growing number of storage-plus-solar projects in a holistic way. This event will feature a day on solar, a day on solar-plus-storage, and a day on storage.

 

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Agenda

11:30 AM

PT

11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

SDG&E Wildfire Mitigation Microgrid Tour Sponsored by ESS & EPC Power

5:30 PM

PT

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Opening Reception

8:30 AM

PT

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Refreshments

9:00 AM

PT

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Chris Seiple

Vice Chairman

Wood Mackenzie

9:10 AM

PT

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Opening Address: 2022 State of the Solar Market

Xiaojing Sun

Global Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

9:40 AM

PT

9:40 AM - 10:35 AM

Leadership Panel: Solar’s Pivotal Role in Delivering on US Climate Objectives

Chris Seiple

Vice Chairman

Wood Mackenzie

Eric Blank

Chairman

Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Garrett Nilsen

Acting Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Department of Energy

Sean Gallagher

Vice President of State & Regulatory Affairs

Solar Energy Industries Association

10:35 AM

PT

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee and Networking

11:00 AM

PT

11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Financing: Building flexibility into PPAs

Sylvia Leyva Martinez

Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Michael Tatarsky

Managing Director

CohnReznick Capital

Audrey Louison

Shareholder

GreenbergTraurig LLP

John Gottshall

Subject Matter Expert - Renewables

ThoughtTrace

Amanda Yang

Renewable Energy Manager

Meta

11:45 AM

PT

11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

Presentation: What is the next phase for residential state policy in the US?

Bryan White

Research Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

12:10 PM

PT

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM

Panel Discussion: Game-changing new solar technologies – how are innovations in components parts and manufacturing efficiencies delivering improved project performance?

Sagar Chopra

Research Solar Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Alice Hebert

Director, Solar Product Management

EDF Renewables North America

Adam Detrick

Director, Product Management and Technical Services

JinkoSolar (US) Inc.

Levent Gun

CEO

Ampt

12:50 PM

PT

12:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

PT

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Fireside chat: How will next generation solar technologies reshape the industry?

Leila Garcia da Fonseca

Senior Manager, Wind and Solar O&M

Wood Mackenzie

Hongbin Fang

Director of Product Marketing

LONGi

2:25 PM

PT

2:25 PM - 3:05 PM

Panel Discussion: Innovative solar technologies – what are the options for advancing low cost and reliable solar?

Sagar Chopra

Research Solar Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Jonathan Eastwood

VP Sales, Utility Scale, North America

Nextracker

Donny Gallagher

Vice President, Engineering

SOLV Energy

Colin Caufield

VP of Sales

Soltec

Greg Nugent

Director of Sales

Sungrow

3:05 PM

PT

3:05 PM - 3:30 PM

Wood Mackenzie Analysis: Understanding the Scale of the Green Hydrogen Opportunity for the Solar Industry

Bridget van Dorsten

Hydrogen Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

3:30 PM

PT

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Coffee and Networking

4:00 PM

PT

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Introduction to Wood Mackenzie's Solar Raw Materials Service

Theo Theodorou

Senior Research Analyst - Solar Raw Materials

Wood Mackenzie

4:15 PM

PT

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Wood Mackenzie Analysis: Modelling the Costs of Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance Over the Next 10 years

Leila Garcia da Fonseca

Senior Manager, Wind and Solar O&M

Wood Mackenzie

4:45 PM

PT

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Summary of Day One and preview of Day Two

Xiaojing Sun

Global Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Sagar Chopra

Research Solar Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Sylvia Leyva Martinez

Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

5:15 PM

PT

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Drinks Reception

5:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Close of Day One

7:00 PM

PT

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Executive Dinner - Invite Only

8:00 AM

PT

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Registration

9:00 AM

PT

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Welcome Remarks

Chris Seiple

Vice Chairman

Wood Mackenzie

9:10 AM

PT

9:10 AM - 9:35 AM

Morning Keynote Address

Michelle Davis

Principal Analyst, US Distributed Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Mary Powell

CEO

Sunrun

9:35 AM

PT

9:35 AM - 10:15 AM

ESG Panel Discussion: Measuring the value of solar projects beyond the megawatt hour

Sylvia Leyva Martinez

Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Matt Cox

CEO

Greenlink Analytics

Liz Hypes

Senior Analyst - Climate & Resilience

Verisk Maplecroft

Leila Dillon

Senior Vice President - Corporate Marketing & Communications

Ameresco

10:15 AM

PT

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee and Networking

10:45 AM

PT

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Wood Mackenzie Research Spotlight: New Paradigm for Assessing Merchant Risk

Chris Seiple

Vice Chairman

Wood Mackenzie

11:15 AM

PT

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Commercial & industrial solar-plus-storage: How are demand patterns changing?

Chloe Holden

Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Rick Whisman

Vice President, Business Development

Nexamp

Zach Einterz

Director of Product Marketing

Stem

Muhammad Saeed

Senior Electrical Engineer

California Energy Commission

12:00 PM

PT

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Diversity & Inclusion: How can the sector assemble the crack team needed to deliver energy transition?

Xiaojing Sun

Global Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Cheryl Comer

Senior Strategic Account Manager

Duke Energy

Tandalea Mercer

Director of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Nextracker

Kristen Graf

Executive Director

Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

Erika Symmonds

Vice President, Equity & Workforce

SEIA

12:45 PM

PT

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Fireside Chat; Optimizing LCOE through Innovation

Valentina Izquierdo

Senior Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Ryan Simpson

Head of Marketing and Sales Support Services

Trina Solar

1:00 PM

PT

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

PT

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Trends in commercial solar transactions: A conversation with Open Energy Group

Michelle Davis

Principal Analyst, US Distributed Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Michael Blomquist

COO & Co-Founder

Open Energy Group

2:30 PM

PT

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Community solar-plus-storage: How are community solar developers reshaping the energy landscape and how can they further accelerate the energy transition?

Rachel Goldstein

Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Shyam Mehta

Assistant Director, Distributed Energy Resources

NYSERDA

Cliff Chapman

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Syncarpha Capital

Dirk van Ouwerkerk

Senior Vice President - Storage Development

Soltage

Garrett Peterson

Senior Vice President, Project Development

Pivot Energy

3:00 PM

PT

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Residential solar-plus-storage in the supply crunch: How can the industry catch up to homeowner demand?

Chloe Holden

Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Aaron Bingham

Product Manager

Bay Wa r.e. Solar Systems LLC

3:20 PM

PT

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Coffee and Networking

3:50 PM

PT

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM

Panel Discussion: Finding a winning formula for collaborative partnerships between residential S+S and smart home services

Bryan White

Research Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Mark Abrams

Vice President of Sales, Energy

SPAN

Marc Jones

Executive Vice President

ADT Solar

Nick Smallwood

Senior Vice President of Products & Strategic Development

Sunrun

4:50 PM

PT

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Summary of Day Two & Preview of Day Three

Michelle Davis

Principal Analyst, US Distributed Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Bryan White

Research Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Rachel Goldstein

Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

5:00 PM

PT

5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Close of Day Two

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drinks Reception

9:00 AM

PT

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Energy Storage Opening Address: Turning the corner? Will the commodity crunch upend the momentum of the US energy storage market?

Dan Shreve

Global Head of Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

9:30 AM

PT

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Panel Discussion: Finance and investment: How is investor sentiment changing towards energy storage and how is this impacting project economics?

Vanessa Witte

US Front-of-the-Meter Energy Storage Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Kelly Sarber

CEO

Strategic Management Group

Miguel Romero

Vice President, Energy Innovation

San Diego Gas & Electric

Ali Amirali

Senior Vice President

Starwood Energy Group

Hugh Lawson

Partner, Asset Management

Goldman Sachs

10:15 AM

PT

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee and Networking

10:45 AM

PT

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Panel Discussion: Evaluating the value of hybridization – When does it make sense to co-locate and what are the constraints that developers should consider in paired projects?

Sylvia Leyva Martinez

Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Hans-Christian Schulze

CEO & President

IOWN Renewable Energy

Jacquie DeRosa

Vice President - Battery Energy Storage Systems

Ameresco

Gigio Sakota

Senior Director of Energy Markets

8minute Solar Energy

11:30 AM

PT

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Evaluating the merits of different battery storage technologies

Erin Carroll

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Jorg Heinemann

CEO

EnerVenue

Rebecca Miller

Energy Storage Analyst II

Engie North America

12:15 PM

PT

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Fireside Chat: The challenges facing long duration energy storage - what are the pathways for transitioning to a mainstream provider of grid flexibility?

Dan Shreve

Global Head of Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Alan Greenshields

Director Europe

ESS Inc.

12:45 PM

PT

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch

1:45 PM

PT

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Rethinking the merits of AC vs DC in solar-plus-storage

Vanessa Witte

US Front-of-the-Meter Energy Storage Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Adam Kabulski

VP, Sales & Marketing

EPC Power

Logan Weber

Senior Product Manager

Powin

2:30 PM

PT

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Closing panel and close of Solar & Energy Storage Summit 2022

Dan Shreve

Global Head of Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Vanessa Witte

US Front-of-the-Meter Energy Storage Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

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Event Location

Loews Coronado Bay

4000 Coronado Bay RoadCoronadoCalifornia92118

A secluded waterfront oasis with genuine Southern California style perched on a 15-acre peninsula. There’s simply nothing like this destination, surrounded by shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline.

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Wood Mackenzie Event Health & Safety Guidelines/Policies*

Wood Mackenzie is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all Solar & Energy Storage Summit participants. Our decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state and local health authorities. We are working with Loews Coronado Bay Resort on implementing preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 at the event. Preventive measures include: 

  • Attestation of vaccination from all Wood Mackenzie employees and event attendees 
  • Masks are strongly encouraged by all event participants at all times 
  • Enhanced sanitization of meeting and exhibit spaces 
  • Extra venue space to allow for social distancing in meeting space 
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the meeting and exhibit spaces 
  • Masks and testing kits will be available if needed 

 

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among the event organizer, venues and every participant. All Solar & Energy Storage Summit participants are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions Verisk is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19. 
 
As part of your responsibilities, you should not attend the this event if you: 

  • are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior, have experienced  signs and symptoms of COVID-19.  
  • have traveled to any high COVID-risk area in the last 10 days 
  • believe that you may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.  
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the health care team responsible for your treatment.  

 

Conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact the Wood Mackenzie events team at events@woodmac.com if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 2 days after the event. Should any positive cases be reported, Wood Mackenzie will communicate this information to all registered participants. Any private health or personal data received by Wood Mackenzie will be treated as confidential. 
 
Please note that by checking the box during the online registration process, you agree to adhere to the precautions and policies above and understand that you are knowingly and freely assuming all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, by attending this event. You understand that refusal to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions may result in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund. 

 
*All Wood Mackenzie policies are subject to change. Should changes be made, a notification will be sent to all registered attendees.      

Navigating the shifting landscape for US solar and energy storage

  • WoodMac’s deep-dive analysis combined with perspectives from the protagonists of the industry examines the impact of increasing costs of component parts, the value of hybridization, and incentives that will help meet US climate objectives while helping the growth trajectory of solar and energy storage sectors.

  • The comprehensive agenda will combine our legacy Solar Summit and Energy Storage Summit events for the first time to reflect on the number of growing solar-plus-storage projects.
  • Our team will engage in powerful conversations with leading grid-scale utilities, commercial & industrial solar and energy storage developers, state and federal policymakers and regulators, and solar module and battery manufacturers to discuss the outlook and strategies for getting the sector back on the path to growth.
  • Rising costs of components and raw materials alongside supply chain challenges and policy uncertainty have put pressure on the sector in recent months. Whilst there will likely be easing on supply chain challenges, advancements in technology and new progressive policies will boost the market this year. These new advancements will be discussed in several sessions throughout the summit. 
  • Network with Wood Mackenzie research and consulting experts as well as industry peers as we go back to networking and engaging in person again in San Diego.

Who should attend?

Solar developers, energy storage developers, regulators, finance, investors, green banks, utilities, residential installers, C&I developers, larger-scale solar developers, utility-scale developers, community solar providers, energy storage system integrators, power electronic vendors, large-scale energy storage developers.

 

Dan Shreve

Global Head of Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Dan brings 20 years of experience within the power and renewables sector to his current role as Global Head of Energy Storage. Dan’s leads a research team responsible for delivering strategic market intelligence spanning both commercial and technical issues impacting energy storage’s role within the energy transition. Dan is a recognized authority on the decarbonization of power markets and global renewable energy sector. In his senior roles, Dan has provided strategic decision support to client executive teams and government entities at the most senior level and is a frequent contributor to major industry periodicals. Dan came to Wood Mackenzie in 2017 via acquisition, transitioning from his role as a Managing Partner at MAKE, a global wind energy advisory, to the Global Head of Wind Energy. Here, Dan transformed the company’s economic modelling of power generation assets, successfully integrating Wood Mackenzie’s unrivalled analysis of commodity markets worldwide with the deep technical expertise of research teams from MAKE and GTM. Dan has worked in a range of engineering and commercial leadership roles, including GE Renewables as the Strategy Product & Marketing leader for wind and as a Corporate Strat Education: Dan graduated as a mechanical engineer from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and subsequently graduated from the US Naval Nuclear Operations Office Program where he served as a civilian staff instructor for three years. Dan also has an MBA from the University of New York.egy Analyst at hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power.

Xiaojing Sun

Global Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Dr. Xiaojing Sun is a Principal Analyst and Manager at Wood Mackenzie specialized in global solar PV supply chain and technology development. Her coverage areas include the expansion of the solar manufacturing capacity across the globe, the commercialization of new technologies, the evolution of solar system cost in different markets, and the interaction between technology, market, and policy. With the greater Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables team, Xiaojing is committed to unpacking market conditions for clients and discovering new opportunities. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Xiaojing was the chief technology officer at The Greenlink Group, a data-driven clean energy consulting firm, leading the development of energy modeling platform and clean energy consulting projects. Her work directly contributed to over 30 American cities passing and implementing 100% clean energy programs. Before Greenlink, Xiaojing was a research manager at Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. In this position, she led a team to exam the development path of the Chinese solar PV industry and the sources of their competitive advantage. Xiaojing holds a PhD, Energy and Climate Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MSc, Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and a BSc in Environmental Engineering from Nankai University.

Michelle Davis

Principal Analyst, US Distributed Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Michelle Davis is a Principal Analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. She leads the US distributed solar practice at Wood Mackenzie, including the quarterly publication of the Solar Market Insight report in collaboration with SEIA (the Solar Energy Industries Association). She also leads research coverage of the commercial solar market and tracks the competitive landscape of installers, financiers and technology providers. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Michelle held various research positions focused on renewable energy, covering topics ranging from the energy-water nexus to utility investments in electric-vehicle charging stations. Michelle has a BS in Biology from Arizona State University and an MBA from Antioch University with a focus on sustainability.

Bryan White

Research Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Bryan White is a Solar Analyst at Wood Mackenzie with a focus on the competitive landscape of downstream U.S. distributed solar. Bryan is the lead analyst behind the U.S. Distributed Solar Data Hub, a tool that allows clients to analyze city- and company-level data and extract insights for distributed solar markets. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Bryan was a business analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Assurance Asset Management practice. Bryan holds a BA in economics from Boston College.

Chloe Holden

Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Chloe Holden is an energy storage analyst at Wood Mackenzie, focused on the U.S. behind-the-meter sector. Her market analysis covers residential, commercial, and community-scale storage. Chloe's energy industry experience began in the technology commercialization space. She holds a degree in Political Science from Wesleyan University.

Bridget van Dorsten

Hydrogen Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Bridget is a hydrogen-focused research analyst within Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition Practice. They have expertise in cost modelling and developing market forecasts for emerging hydrogen technologies. Before Wood Mackenzie, Bridget was a consultant with Power Advocate specialising in hydrogen asset modelling, strategic sourcing and category management for energy utilities in North America. Prior to PowerAdvocate, they worked at AirLiquide France in their hydrogen operations division and FirstElement Fuel in the US. Education BS Energy Engineering, Brown University

Leila Garcia da Fonseca

Senior Manager, Wind and Solar O&M

Wood Mackenzie

Leila is responsible for our wind and solar operations and maintenance market research for the Americas region. She brings more than a decade of experience in the renewable energy industry, and has worked both in mature and developing markets, from Denmark and the US to Brazil and Mexico. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Leila worked as marketing leader for Vestas, as well as marketing manager for GE Renewables in Mexico. From Brazil, Leila is currently located in Vancouver, Canada and holds an engineering degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica MG in Brazil and a Masters in Renewable Energy from German Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.

Chris Seiple

Vice Chairman

Wood Mackenzie

Chris has over 25 years’ experience in global power markets and business strategy. Chris joined Wood Mackenzie through its acquisition of Genscape, the leading firm in real time energy information and short-term market analytics. At Genscape Chris led the 100 person power team and expanded the business beyond power plant monitoring into analytics and software services through a combination of organic and in-organic growth. Prior to Genscape, Chris was an SVP of strategy for GE Energy Financial Service, where he developing the strategy for debt and equity power investing, and led all market related underwriting for fossil generation, transmission, and utility debt and equity deals. At GE EFS he also, as the SVP of Operations and Development, managed a 2,200 MW portfolio of coal and gas fired generation assets, assisted in wind development projects, and oversaw the construction and start-up of Linden VFT, one of the first merchant transmission projects in the US. Prior to GE, Chris held various positions at Cambridge Energy Research Associates (now part of IHS). Throughout his tenure at CERA he led strategy consulting work for power companies and frequently presented CERA’s research to boards and other senior industry customers. He also held business roles, leading CERA’s European gas and power teams, launching CERA’s LNG and Institutional Investor services, and managing all Russian energy research. Prior to CERA Chris worked as a consultant managing economic studies for power sector due diligence and expert testimony.

Sylvia Leyva Martinez

Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Sagar Chopra

Research Solar Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Rachel Goldstein

Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Vanessa Witte

US Front-of-the-Meter Energy Storage Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Vanessa is a senior analyst with our Energy Transition Practice, covering the US energy storage market with a particular focus on front-of-the-meter battery storage. Before joining Wood Mackenzie in 2021, Vanessa was a battery storage analyst specialising in downstream revenue analytics and long-term price forecasting. Earlier in her career she was an analyst in North American natural gas infrastructure and power markets at Genscape, now a Wood Mackenzie company. Vanessa is a committee member and mentor with She’s in Power; a Colorado C3E programme designed to grow and inspire women to be clean energy leaders. Education BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

Cliff Chapman

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Syncarpha Capital

Cliff Chapman is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Syncarpha. Cliff has led Syncarpha since 2009 and has developed, financed, and executed nearly 200 MW of solar power transactions. Prior to founding Syncarpha, Cliff was head of investment banking for Broadband Capital, a boutique investment bank. He directed all aspects of deal sourcing, banking, structuring, and due diligence for transactions—raising over $1 billion in three years. Prior to Broadband Capital, Cliff was CEO of mindSHIFT Technologies, a managed services provider focused on IT outsourcing for small-medium businesses. He led a turnaround during which the company completed two capital raises and three acquisitions—becoming one of the leading players in the emerging utility computing space. MindShift was subsequently sold for $167 million to Best Buy in 2011. Previously, Mr. Chapman served as the Vice President of Best Practices for AppNet, a full-service internet professional services and managed services company, where he led the integration of twelve acquired companies. AppNet consummated its initial public offering in July 1999 on NASDAQ and was subsequently acquired by CommerceOne in September 2000. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Chapman was Chief Operating Officer of NMP, an internet business consulting company that he co-founded and sold to AppNet in October 1998. Mr. Chapman helped grow NMP from 5 staff to 200+ staff over the five-year period that saw revenues increase from $100K to over $30MM. The sale to AppNet generated a 20x+ return to NMP’s venture investors. Prior to NMP, Mr. Chapman worked in the commercial practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton focusing on the strategic use of information technology to support business processes. Mr. Chapman also worked as a consultant for Andersen Consulting in their Advanced Systems Group. Cliff earned his Masters of Business Administration with Honors from Columbia Business School and his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University.

Cheryl Comer

Senior Strategic Account Manager

Duke Energy

Cheryl Comer is a Senior Strategic Account Manager within the Sales and Relationship Management organization at Duke Energy. She is responsible for developing and sustaining long-term strategic customer relationships for mutual growth, profitability, trust, loyalty and risk management. Cheryl brings a wealth of experience from the education and legal industries. In addition to teaching middle school and high school student’s music theory, solfeggio, string, symphony orchestra and music history, she served as a high school principal of an alternative school in Phoenix, AZ. She managed a school of 350 students and 30 staff members. During her tenure as principal, she learned to effectively balance considerations from competing stakeholders such as state mandates, instructional and support staff, parents, students, and community. Under her leadership graduation and attendance rates drastically improved and student achievement increased. Cheryl is a licensed attorney in North Carolina and Louisiana and practiced law at a mid-size, litigation boutique in downtown New Orleans before joining Duke Energy in 2018. She continues to practice law in the capacity of a pro bono attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina. She often counsels family and friends when in need of sound legal advice. She is a community activist in North Carolina, ELI Civil Treatment Workplace facilitator - teaching diversity and inclusion classes to individual contributors and leaders at Duke Energy. Cheryl is the Vice President of the Energy Bar Association (Southern Chapter) and serves as a Board of Director for Women’s Energy Network Carolinas. Cheryl’s first passion is the cello. She began playing in an exploratory program in the 4th grade and has never stopped! She plays the violin, viola, cello and bass but is proficient on cello. Cheryl is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan (where she won principal cellist of the most advanced orchestra). She earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University and a Juris Doctor from University of Detroit School of Law. She has been a licensed attorney since 2009. Cheryl is one of the primary drivers of the DiCE (Diversity in Clean Energy) Program at Duke Energy and continues to find creative ways to collaborate with stakeholders across the nation to bring mutual value and growth to Duke Energy. Cheryl’s passions include international travel, spending time on the beach with her family and enjoying the zest of life. She grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has three children and resides in Charlotte, NC.

Sean Gallagher

Vice President of State & Regulatory Affairs

Solar Energy Industries Association

Sean Gallagher is SEIA’s Vice President of State & Regulatory Affairs where he oversees all of SEIA’s policy work in states nationwide, as well as the organization's regulatory policy efforts at both the state and federal level. Previously he served as an executive for firms developing utility scale solar power projects, including supporting the first utility scale solar plant developed on an Indian reservation in the U.S. Sean was the director of the California Public Utilities Commission’s Energy Division for nearly four years, including the period during which the California Solar Initiative was developed. He has a wide range of expertise in the solar industry and government sector, having worked with legislatures and agencies in California, Nevada, and Arizona, as well as with the Congress and various federal agencies. In those roles he has supported the development of specific utility-scale solar development projects and worked on development and implementation of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program, the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, state RPSs, state tax incentive and rebate programs in California and Nevada, energy storage policy and rate design.

Mary Powell

CEO

Sunrun

Mary is chief executive officer of Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. In 2018, Mary joined Sunrun’s Board of Directors, where she continues to serve as a member of the board. From 2008-2019, Mary served as the president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power Corporation (formerly NYSE: GMP), an electric services company that serves 75 percent of the State of Vermont’s residential and business customers. At GMP, Mary successfully executed strategies to drive increased customer satisfaction and growth, delivered on an ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost and highly reliable power to Vermonters, and positioned the company as a leading energy transformation business. Mary’s previous roles at GMP include serving as senior vice president and chief operations officer from 2001-2008, and as senior vice president of Customer and Organizational Development from 1999-2001. Mary is nationally recognized for her work disrupting the energy sector and has received numerous industry awards, including being named Utility Dive’s 2019 Executive of the Year and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2016. Prior to joining GMP in 1998, Mary held executive roles within the banking industry, and served in state government. Mary currently serves on the board of directors CGI Inc. (NYSE:GIB), a global IT and business consulting services firm, and recently served on the board of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (NYSE: HE), the largest utility in Hawaii. She has also served on the boards of a number of other privately held companies and nonprofits. Mary also previously chaired the board of Climate Change Crisis Real Impact | Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: CLII), a former special-purpose acquisition corporation that combined with EVgo Services and enabled the fast charging network for electric vehicles to become a publicly listed company. Mary enjoys spending time on her farm with her husband Mark, daughter Alex, their five dogs and a couple dozen barn animals.

Kelly Sarber

CEO

Strategic Management Group

Kelly Sarber is CEO/President of Strategic Management Group. Clients include: 174 Power Global, Southern California Edison, Sempra/SDG&E and Starwood Energy. Recently voted to serve on the NY-BEST Board, an energy storage trade group in NY. Projects developed by Sarber today total over $5 Billion in asset value, most still operating. She is expert developing utility scale, renewable energy, energy storage and complicated environmental projects through the value chain - from sourcing greenfield sites to permitting, financing and operations. Sarber has a number of projects in her pipeline, including sites that can support large, offshore wind infrastructure in New York. Sarber developed the nations' largest solar project (3.2GW) with 1,880 Energy Storage tying into Starwood Energy's new 500kv transmission line, The Ten West Link. Sarber led efforts to enter the NYC market with 174 PG bidding into Con Ed two of her projects, today considered the largest energy storage system under development in NY State. She has sourced over 5,00MW of energy storage to her clients, typically developing projects thru fruition. Operating at the nexus of energy, waste and water, Sarber has been assisting the lith Ion battery recycling community. Expert in waste to energy and renewable natural gas. Her environmental consulting company has a proven reputation including innovative Public Private Partnerships to drive revenue growth and increase her deal origination pipeline. Sarber specialized career has created an unparalleled network of private companies and public agencies that value her innovative public private approaches that compliments private companies and governmental entity's goals. She has generated tens of millions of dollars at a landfill partnership with an Arizona County and Republic Waste Systems and recently completed another partnering approach that will generate similar returns. Before pivoting to renewables in 2008, Sarber was well known developer in the waste industry, having worked for Wheelabrator and Waste Management in her early career and then developing and flipping companies to other public waste entities. Expert in waste to energy, RNG, biogas and an early employee of Synagro, she helped build the organics residual company into the largest publicly traded wastewater management companies in the US that sold for $700 Mil to Carlyle. Sarber has been credited with orchestrating roll up strategies in the waste and environmental service industries while organically growing business dominance in key regional markets in all regions of the US.

Shyam Mehta

Assistant Director, Distributed Energy Resources

NYSERDA

Ali Amirali

Senior Vice President

Starwood Energy Group

Ali Amirali is a Senior Vice President of Starwood Energy Group. In this role, he is responsible for the expansion of Starwood Energy Group’s StarTrans high-voltage transmission assets, as well as for new business/project opportunities in the transmission and distribution arena in North America. He also supports the origination, development and acquisition activities associated with utility-scale power generation and storage projects. Prior to joining Starwood Energy Group in 2010, Mr. Amirali held a variety of key technical and leadership positions at Element Power, LS Power, Calpine Corp., California Independent Systems Operator and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He has participated in the development and interconnection of more than 5,000 megawatts of electric generation in the Western U.S. and Mexico, and has developed and managed several large transmission line projects designed to improve reliability, reduce congestion, and deliver energy from thermal and renewable resources. Mr. Amirali received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Iowa State University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from University of Idaho, a Master’s of Engineering in engineering management from the University of Colorado, and an MBA from Colorado State University. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer registered in the state of California.

Adam Detrick

Director, Product Management and Technical Services

JinkoSolar (US) Inc.

Jinko Solar is currently the world's largest solar panel manufacturer and as the US Director of Product Management and Technical Services, Adam heads the US product and technology teams at Jinko Solar.

Rick Whisman

Vice President, Business Development

Nexamp

Rick serves as Nexamp’s VP for Business Development in the western U.S., providing strategic direction and oversight of business development activities in the region. Previously, Rick worked as Vice President of Sales for OnSwitch, Inc., an online portal for solar project development, and EnSync Energy, a provider of energy storage technologies. Prior to those roles, Rick spent 13 years in sales leadership at SunPower Corp and PowerLight Corp. Rick holds a B.A. in history from the University of California at Berkeley, and B.S. in industrial engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Outside his duties at Nexamp, Rick is a member of his hometown Planning Commission, and enjoys any opportunity to hike and kayak with his wife and family.

Mark Abrams

Vice President of Sales, Energy

SPAN

Zach Einterz

Director of Product Marketing

Stem

Zach Einterz leads Stem’s Product Marketing efforts, focused primarily on behind-the-meter (BTM) energy storage offerings. He has 10+ years of experience in clean and distributed energy resources. Zach is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Yale School of Management.

Matt Cox

CEO

Greenlink Analytics

Matt Cox, PhD, is the CEO of Greenlink Analytics, a clean energy research non-profit based in Atlanta, GA. In this role, Matt provides domain expertise for Greenlink’s energy and resource analysis software tools and serves as an expert on energy efficiency strategies, renewable energy deployment, and system operations in the electric power sector. He is the author of over 80 scientific publications in energy policy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, economic development and job creation, the social and environmental impacts of energy use, and water policy. His policy recommendations have been adopted by dozens of cities and states, the U.S. government, and 12 other nations. Matt is also on the policy leadership team of the NIST Smart Cities Energy Super Cluster and the USDOE National Laboratories’ US Building Stock Technical Advisory Group. He has been called as an expert witness over twenty times at state public utility commissions and legislative bodies, primarily for city and utility energy policy issues. Matt holds a PhD in climate and energy policy with a minor in sustainable development from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Donny Gallagher

Vice President, Engineering

SOLV Energy

Donny is experienced in providing engineering management, design, and entitlements for public and private facilities. He has led the SOLV Energy engineering and permitting teams on over 170 turnkey EPC projects totaling more than 9GW. Donny focuses on implementing real time input from our construction teams, combined with the knowledge gained from plant performance analytics, to provide our clients with the highest ROI achievable. Additionally, he develops and maintains strategic design, manufacturing, and technology partnerships across the industry to ensure that SOLV Energy stays on the cutting edge of innovation and quality. Prior to transitioning fully into the renewable energy industry, Donny served as lead civil engineer on multidisciplinary projects including utility scale renewable energy, military base rehabilitations, hospital expansions, commercial developments, and highway realignments.

Tandalea Mercer

Director of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Nextracker

Diversity and inclusion champion, culture strategist, change agent, leadership coach, professor and subject matter expert are just a few of the words used to describe Professor Tandalea Mercer. Armed with 22 years of progressive corporate experience, Ms. Mercer was born in Brooklyn, NY. In her formative years, in addition to being a child of the arts, she was exposed to civil rights as her grandmothers were resilient women who, one was an immigrant and the other working in social and civil justice as a local activist in Brooklyn. From adolescence Tandalea was reared in the importance of equality and freedoms for all. Mercer began her corporate career in local government, with the City of New York in 1999. She went on to work in other areas of the City of NY, local government. She has held various corporate titles and has served at the pleasure of the U.S. Secretary of Labor, as an EEO Compliance Officer for the United States Department of Labor- Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Over the course of time, in addition to working for the public sector at both the local and federal levels, Mercer worked in several other industries including: private sector, non-profit, consulting and in Higher Education, in several capacities within HR compliance, policy, diversity and inclusion and training. Additionally, Mercer has built her career within Diversity and Inclusion and has held senior level management positions. She is an Adjunct Professor at California State University at Northridge, where she teaches African American Politics at the undergraduate level and she also teaches Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion at California State University- Los Angeles, in the graduate program of Public Administration. Mercer possesses two Bachelor of Arts Degrees- (Political Science and English) from Delaware State University, a Historically Black University (HBCU) a Double Master of Science- Master of Public Administration Degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management with a Concentration in Employment Law from The New School University (New School for Social Research) Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy and she attended Walden University on her journey to achieve her doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Mercer is a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), holds a certification in Life Coaching, from the Orange County Life Coaching Institute and she is a Certified EEO Counselor and a Certified Diversity Professional as well. She is member of many civic, social and multicultural organizations including: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Society of Human Resources Management, NAACP and the NAAHR. She is a recipient of several awards including a Thinkfinity Award for Multicultural Excellence from Verizon and is a speaker and soon to be a published author.

Miguel Romero

Vice President, Energy Innovation

San Diego Gas & Electric

Miguel Romero is vice president of energy innovation for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra’s (NYSE: SRE) California regulated utilities. As vice president of energy innovation, Romero oversees business development of advanced clean technologies, clean transportation, and hydrogen. Romero joined Sempra in 2004, with a majority of the time spent serving in various commercial development and management capacities, including renewable power development for Sempra Renewables, and mergers & acquisitions for Sempra. In his prior role, Romero served as vice president of energy supply for SDG&E. Sempra is a Fortune 500 energy infrastructure company with more than $72 billion in total assets at the end of 2021.

Adam Kabulski

VP, Sales & Marketing

EPC Power

Michael Blomquist

COO & Co-Founder

Open Energy Group

Colin Caufield

VP of Sales

Soltec

As the VP of Sales for Soltec USA, Colin is in charge of searching for Utility-Scale Solar Installations and engaging with Developers to present the highest-quality and most innovative solution in the Single-Axis Solar Tracker market. Our competitive advantages achieve the lowest LCOE for Solar Asset Owners by minimizing installation and maintenance costs while maximizing energy output and efficiency. Colin is responsible for Sales Outreach, Contract Negotiation, Project Management, Public Speaking and Panel Discussions, Hosting Webinars, Key Account/Customer Management and Strategic Partnerships.

KJ Plank

Senior Vice President, Product & Analytics

Powin

Alan Greenshields

Director Europe

ESS Inc.

Eric Blank

Chairman

Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Eric Blank was appointed Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on December 11, 2020, by Governor Jared Polis for a four-year term effective January 12, 2021. His term expires in January of 2025. Blank, a lawyer and economist from Boulder, has worked on electric utility and clean energy issues for over 35 years in a diverse range of entrepreneurial, business, and non-profit settings. In 2000, Blank co-founded a pioneering national renewable energy development company, which he ran until three years ago. Blank helped commercialize first wind and then later solar technologies by building some of the earliest and largest clean energy projects outside of California. All told, he has developed 2,000 MW of operating wind and solar projects, representing $4 billion in invested capital. Blank spent most of the 1990s leading the energy work of a non-profit environmental group, now called Western Resource Advocates. Through PUC interventions in six western states, he helped develop some of the first policies that made utility clean energy investments initially feasible and ultimately cost-effective. Prior to that, Blank was a consultant preparing utility capacity expansion and dispatch modeling studies. Blank holds a law degree from Yale Law School and a master’s in economics from the London School of Economics.

Rebecca Miller

Energy Storage Analyst II

Engie North America

Liz Hypes

Senior Analyst - Climate & Resilience

Verisk Maplecroft

Liz is a Senior Analyst in the Climate & Resilience team. In addition to providing regular reporting on environmental risks at both a country and sector level, Liz contributes to the team’s broader research and bespoke projects, with a focus on energy and financials. ​ Prior to joining Verisk Maplecroft, Liz worked for a number of boutique sustainability advisory firms, and for asset management firm, The Carlyle Group. ​ Liz holds a master’s degree in Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford.​

Hugh Lawson

Partner, Asset Management

Goldman Sachs

Hugh is a partner in the Global Client Business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, with global responsibility for Institutional Client Strategy and the division’s Environmental, Social and Governance and Impact strategy. In addition, he is co-chair of the Asset Management Sustainability Council. Hugh was previously co-head of Alternative Capital Markets and co-head of Hedge Fund Strategies. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 and was named managing director in 2003 and partner in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Hugh worked in New York for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Boston Consulting Group. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Columbia College Board of Visitors, and serves as a trustee and Investment Committee chair of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Hugh earned a JD from Yale Law School and a BA from Columbia University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Dirk van Ouwerkerk

Senior Vice President - Storage Development

Soltage

Dirk van Ouwerkerk is the Senior Vice President of Storage Development at Soltage. Dirk has more than 15 years of experience across the energy value chain including in power trading, renewables, energy efficiency, and cleantech. Prior to joining Soltage, Dirk headed up the microgrids business for infrastructure developer Anbaric. Previously, Dirk had a successful career as strategy consultant for Corporate Value Associates in Paris and Monitor Group in Chicago. Dirk holds a degree in Civil and International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands.​

Jorg Heinemann

CEO

EnerVenue

EnerVenue builds simple, safe, maintenance-free energy storage for the clean energy revolution – based on technology proven over decades in extreme conditions, now scaled for large renewable energy integration applications. Previously, Jorg led strategy, sales and operations for Primus Power, a disruptive long-duration energy storage provider. He led SunPower’s global power plant business unit ($1.5B+ P&L) and several other transformational leadership roles. Jorg’s teams built over 2000+ MW of solar power plants, SunPower’s primary profit driver at that time and achieved over 60% reduction in cost reductions while driving major improvements in business development, sales, engineering, procurement, construction, operations, customer service and support. Before joining SunPower, Jorg served as an Executive Partner and practice leader at Accenture where he was instrumental in driving large scale system integration and business process change programs for prominent high-tech companies including Apple, Autodesk, Cadence, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Intuit, and Sun Microsystems. Jorg began his career developing custom capital markets trading systems based in Zurich, Switzerland. Jorg is passionate about changing the way our world is powered, customer focus, effective teamwork, and delivering results.

Aaron Bingham

Product Manager

Bay Wa r.e. Solar Systems LLC

Erin Carroll

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Theo Theodorou

Senior Research Analyst - Solar Raw Materials

Wood Mackenzie

Theo currently leads Wood Mackenzie's Solar Raw Materials research across solar PV technologies. Prior to joining: Senior Market Analyst for Alfred H Knight, a leader in global commodity trade inspection services, focusing on quantitative market research and commercial analysis for metals, energy, and circular economy markets. Extensive on-the-ground experience across the whole value chain in some of the world's biggest trade and mining hubs like China, South Korea, South Africa, and the CIS region. Education: BSc in Geology – University of Athens /Academic research-publications on Biomass as an alternative energy source to Greek lignite. MSc in Metals and Energy finance – Imperial College London

Muhammad Saeed

Senior Electrical Engineer

California Energy Commission

Muhammad Faisal Saeed is a Senior Electrical Engineer at Building Standards Office/California Energy Commission where he is leading the analysis, statewide stakeholder meetings and rulemaking proceedings related to the solar and battery storage requirements in the California Energy Code (aka California Building Standards, Part 6). Previously he was an Electrical Engineer at Caltrans (CA’s Department of Transportation) from 2015 to 2021 where he worked on sustainable design of various Caltrans facilities. He has a wide range of analysis experience including analyzing the effect of NEM reforms to the California Energy code. Recently he is overseeing expanding the solar requirements on non-residential buildings, consolidating the solar requirements for multifamily buildings, and the applications for community solar from different administrations, etc.

Garrett Peterson

Senior Vice President, Project Development

Pivot Energy

Garrett Peterson is a dynamic leader with sixteen years of energy industry experience, with the past fourteen years focused on the solar sector. Throughout the course of his career Garrett has developed and built over 500 MW of C&I and Distributed Generation solar throughout the United States, including large community solar portfolios in Colorado, Minnesota and Illinois. His broad experience across the solar industry has developed a skill set that includes system design, project development and permitting, project management, project finance and transactions, and utility interconnection. Garrett holds a MS in Global Energy Management, a BS in Biology and is a NABCEP certified PV Installer. As Senior Vice President of Project Development, Garrett leads strategy, origination, and development of Pivot's renewable energy pipeline.

Hans-Christian Schulze

CEO & President

IOWN Renewable Energy

Hans-Christian Schulze, CEO and President of IOWN, is an Electrical Power Systems Engineer and has been active in the power and utility industry for more than 15 years. Since 2008 he has been responsible for the development of > 1,000 MW of renewable energy projects and has been instrumental in raising > $1 billion of financing. Hans-Christian co-founded the Swedish wind developer Svenska Vindbolaget AB, which was sold and merged with Eolus Vind AB in 2011. At Eolus he served as Deputy CEO, COO and Head of Transactions positions, until he permanently moved to the US. In addition to continuing the growth of IOWN, Hans-Christian serves as U.S. Country Manager for Eolus North America, Inc. since 2015 and Board Member for Oak Creek Energy since 2016.

Ryan Simpson

Head of Marketing and Sales Support Services

Trina Solar

Ryan Simpson has over 15 years in the solar (PV) industry and currently works for Trina Solar as leading the marketing, product and business development teams for North America. Prior to Trina, Ryan worked for other manufacturers in the PV industry such as Kyocera, Power-One (ABB), Renesola and Ginlong in various roles relating to marketing, product and business development. With over 25 years of professional and executive experience, Ryan is considered an industry veteran and thought leader that has brought many innovations to the marketplace.

Valentina Izquierdo

Senior Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Valentina Izquierdo is Wood Mackenzie’s Senior research analyst covering utility-scale solar PV for Latin America. She joined Wood Mackenzie in August 2020 and focuses on market research, project development tracking, and regulatory framework analysis for the region to develop long-term forecasts and outlooks. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Valentina held various positions in the energy industry, at Genscape Houston as an Energy equity analyst covering the US electric vehicle market and LNG infrastructure for South America and the Caribbean, and in Venezuela as a business analyst for an energy consulting firm focused in oil and gas.

Jonathan Eastwood

VP Sales, Utility Scale, North America

Nextracker

Greg Nugent

Director of Sales

Sungrow

Greg has 30 years experience in high tech management in R&D, Marketing, Sales and Operations. His background includes Semiconductors, Telecommunications, Design Automation, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Most recently Greg is the Director of Sales for Utility Projects at Sungrow.

Michael Tatarsky

Managing Director

CohnReznick Capital

Michael is a Managing Director with CohnReznick Capital based in the New York office. He provides advisory and transaction management services, including corporate and asset M&A, capital raising, tax equity, and debt, for wind, solar, battery storage, and energy efficiency platforms and projects. Michael has executed over $3 billion of equity, debt, and preferred equity transactions across 10GW+ of renewable energy projects. Michael has dedicated his entire 10-year career to renewables. He joined CohnReznick Capital as a Senior Associate in 2015. Before joining the firm, Michael was an Associate with Banco Santander's Asset & Capital Structuring team, where he originated, structured, and executed renewable energy investments for clients. Michael started his career at Deutsche Bank as a Project Finance Analyst focused on energy and infrastructure. Michael graduated from Brandeis University with a double major in Economics and Business and is a CFA charterholder.

Audrey Louison

Shareholder

GreenbergTraurig LLP

Audrey Louison advises developers, sponsors, investors, owners, retail suppliers, contractors, and technology providers in connection with project development, project financing, project sales and acquisitions, and investment in renewable energy, as well as power markets and grid transition. Audrey counsel clients on a wide variety of energy transactions for companies of all sizes, as well as venture capital and equity funds.

Levent Gun

CEO

Ampt

Mr. Levent Gun has over 25 years of technology experience having worked in technical and senior executive-level positions while establishing a track record of successful leadership at both start-ups and mature companies. Levent joined Ampt as its first CEO shortly after its Series A funding and lead all aspects of Ampt’s product and go to market strategies as well as built the team and Ampt’s customer driven culture. Under Levent’s leadership Ampt has created a new category of optimizers for the utility segment of the Solar PV market and became the #1 optimizer company worldwide for this largest segment. Prior to joining Ampt as CEO, Levent was president and CEO of Kleer, a wireless audio semiconductor company that was acquired by SMSC. Prior to Kleer, Levent was president and CEO of Iospan Wireless, a pioneer in MIMO technology, which was acquired by Intel Corporation. Previously, Levent co-founded and led US Robotics’ Cable Data Business and transformed this fledgling start-up into a $100 million business after 3COM’s acquisition of US Robotics. Earlier in his career, Levent held various engineering management and leadership positions at Motorola and IBM, as well as research positions at several universities and labs. Levent holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and undergraduate degrees in engineering and mathematics from Bogazici University in Turkey. He has published extensively in technical journals and holds 14 patents and numerous awards for his pioneering work in high speed data communications and broadband access. An accomplished speaker, Levent is often invited to speak at industry events as well as present papers.

Garrett Nilsen

Acting Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Department of Energy

Garrett Nilsen is the Acting Director for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, which advances research and development in solar energy technologies. Garrett has managed over a hundred research and development projects covering all technology spaces in the office. Multiple technologies from projects he managed are now actively used in the solar energy industry. In addition, Garrett has been involved in the development of prize programming, technical assistance efforts, and data analysis. Garrett specializes in the transition of research and knowledge to stakeholders across the solar energy industry. Garrett joined the office in 2012, and has had led both the Manufacturing and Competitiveness team and the Balance of Systems Soft Costs team. He has worked with businesses of all sizes focusing on the development of innovative products and manufacturing technologies to help drive down costs and increase the deployment of solar energy. He has helped innovators in the solar energy space de-risk their research, products and processes to make them attractive to private investment along with helping them access the resources and develop the skills needed to make an impact on solar energy. He has also worked on the other side of government contracting—from 2007-2009, he worked as an optical engineer for Technologies Solutions and Invention, a small business in Connecticut that was an awardee on government contracts to develop optics-based devices for various government customers. Garrett has a B.S. in physics from Union College in New York and an M.S. in solar energy engineering from Hogskolan Dalarna (Dalarna University) in Sweden.

Hongbin Fang

Director of Product Marketing

LONGi

Hongbin Fang joined LONGi, the largest solar wafer and module manufacturer in the world, in 2016 and is currently leading global Product Marketing team. He has more than 22 years of combined experience in crystalline silicon solar and semiconductor equipment process development and integration. Before LONGi, Hongbin was working at SunEdison for five years, leading the team in charge of solar wafer, cell and module integration and new technology and supplier introduction into HVM. He earned his BS degree in Materials Science from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University.

John Gottshall

Subject Matter Expert - Renewables

ThoughtTrace

Alice Hebert

Director, Solar Product Management

EDF Renewables North America

Alice Hebert has spent the last 13 years in the renewable energy sector both in the operation/development and technical services of utility-scale wind and solar. Since joining EDF Renewables in 2013, Alice has supported the development of the Operations Control Center activities (13 GW), led key digital transformation initiatives, and most recently she is leading the Solar Product Management team, focusing on strategic initiatives. Alice previously spent four years working for EDFR’s parent company, EDF Renouvelables, in France where she was involved with various business development activities, including the commissioning of wind and solar projects (over 900 MW). Additionally, she supported the deployment of operations and maintenance activities in new countries in Europe. Alice holds an Engineering degree and Master of Science in Energy from l’Ecole Centrale in France

Jacquie DeRosa

Vice President - Battery Energy Storage Systems

Ameresco

As the Vice President of Energy Storage, Jacqueline is strategically driving energy storage project development opportunities for Ameresco, a leader in the distributed energy space. Jacqueline is on the Executive Board for the national Energy Storage Association (ESA). Prior to joining Ameresco, Jacqueline was the Vice President of Emerging Technologies, at Customized Energy Solutions (CES) where she advised clients on how to value energy storage resources and interpret the changing market rules. She worked directly with her clients on interconnection, pricing, contract evaluation, and requirements for participation in the wholesale markets. During her tenure, CES was recognized by the ESA with the Brad Roberts Outstanding Industry Achievement award. Jacqueline has over 25 years of experience in the electric power industry. She worked for the California ISO in the areas of policy and market design. She also worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on international power sector restructuring efforts. She has earlier career experience working for an independent power project developer, and she began her career at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Jacquie has a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.

Leila Dillon

Senior Vice President - Corporate Marketing & Communications

Ameresco

Ms. Leila Dillon is Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing and Communications at Ameresco, a leading clean technology integrator focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Ms. Dillon has more than 20 years of experience in leading corporate marketing and communications, partner strategy, and business development initiatives for industry leading global technology companies. Recognizing the prominence of ESG initiatives within Ameresco’s core mission, vision, and values, Ms. Dillon worked to launch Ameresco’s ESG Ambassadors in 2020. This group spearheaded the company’s first ESG report, “Doing Well by Doing Good”. Serving as a Ambassadors Member in ESG, Volunteerism, as well on the Safety Ambassadors Program, Ms. Dillon is responsible for identifying, communicating, and reporting on the many ways ESG is embedded in Ameresco’s culture. Additionally, Ms. Dillon participates in strategic industry initiatives, including her position on the Program Committee for the IoT Solutions World Congress. She has chaired global buildings & infrastructure programs, and led international plenary sessions on women leadership in IoT, Smart City, SaaS, PaaS, and multi-purposed smart infrastructure platforms. Prior to joining Ameresco, Ms. Dillon served as Vice President Marketing and North American Distribution for Bigbelly, Inc., a leading provider of Smart City, Internet of Things (IoT), and smart waste management solutions. With a core focus in Clean Technology, Energy Solutions, Renewables, Distributed Energy Generation, IoT, Smart City, Cloud, Mobile and Telecommunications, Ms. Dillon is a recognized leader for women in technology.

Logan Weber

Senior Product Manager

Powin

Logan Weber is a Senior Product Manager for Powin. He is responsible for using his 7 years of experience in energy storage to guide Powin’s roadmap for hardware and software solutions. Logan’s experience within the industry spans leading the deployment and commissioning of over 500MWh of projects at Powin and UniEnergy Technologies, managing in-field maintenance and installation operations, and guiding battery testing from cell to system level. Logan holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and completed a thesis on advanced battery modeling at the University of New South Wales.”

Marc Jones

Executive Vice President

ADT Solar

Marc Jones is the ADT Executive Vice President, Solar, and founder of Sunpro Solar, a leading U.S provider of residential and commercial solar energy services and battery storage that was acquired by ADT in 2021. A visionary leader in the renewable energy industry, Marc is passionate about building sustainable companies that make a difference. He is the founder of The Pro Companies (Sunpro Solar, Buildpro, Energypro). In 2019, Marc was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf Coast Region. Marc is a Board Member for the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA) and a U.S. Army Veteran.

Nick Smallwood

Senior Vice President of Products & Strategic Development

Sunrun

Nick Smallwood is Sunrun's Senior Vice President of Products and Strategic Partnerships, where he is responsible for leading the company's new products initiatives, including grid services and electrification products, partnerships and programs. Nick has been with Sunrun for over 8 years and has held a variety of roles, including serving as the company's Assistant General Counsel and heading Business Development. Prior to joining Sunrun, Nick worked as a project finance attorney at Milbank LLP in New York, closing large energy and infrastructure financing transactions. He holds a JD from NYU School of Law and a BA in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin.

Kristen Graf

Executive Director

Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

Kristen Graf is the Executive Director of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), a national nonprofit with a mission to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Before making her way to WRISE, Kristen worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Clean Energy team and she has a BS in Engineering from Cornell University.

Amanda Yang

Renewable Energy Manager

Meta

Gigio Sakota

Senior Director of Energy Markets

8minute Solar Energy

Gigio Sakota is Director of Energy Markets at 8minute Solar Energy, the largest independent solar and solar plus storage power developer in the United States. Gigio is focused on the CAISO and the WECC, especially on the evolving role and demands of the utility scale PV and battery energy storage systems in the western markets. Prior to 8minute, Gigio was at Southern California Edison (SCE) where he was responsible for optimization of SCE’s wholesale market energy assets, including one of the nation’s largest renewable and storage portfolios. Over his 13+ years at SCE, Gigio has worked in a range of roles, from long term resource planning to trade floor operations and bidding strategy, including stints in regulatory advocacy, portfolio planning, and resource economics. Gigio holds degrees in physics from Occidental College and mechanical engineering from UCLA.

Erika Symmonds

Vice President, Equity & Workforce

SEIA

Cheryl Comer

Senior Strategic Account Manager

Duke Energy

Cheryl Comer is a Senior Strategic Account Manager within the Sales and Relationship Management organization at Duke Energy. She is responsible for developing and sustaining long-term strategic customer relationships for mutual growth, profitability, trust, loyalty and risk management. Cheryl brings a wealth of experience from the education and legal industries. In addition to teaching middle school and high school student’s music theory, solfeggio, string, symphony orchestra and music history, she served as a high school principal of an alternative school in Phoenix, AZ. She managed a school of 350 students and 30 staff members. During her tenure as principal, she learned to effectively balance considerations from competing stakeholders such as state mandates, instructional and support staff, parents, students, and community. Under her leadership graduation and attendance rates drastically improved and student achievement increased. Cheryl is a licensed attorney in North Carolina and Louisiana and practiced law at a mid-size, litigation boutique in downtown New Orleans before joining Duke Energy in 2018. She continues to practice law in the capacity of a pro bono attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina. She often counsels family and friends when in need of sound legal advice. She is a community activist in North Carolina, ELI Civil Treatment Workplace facilitator - teaching diversity and inclusion classes to individual contributors and leaders at Duke Energy. Cheryl is the Vice President of the Energy Bar Association (Southern Chapter) and serves as a Board of Director for Women’s Energy Network Carolinas. Cheryl’s first passion is the cello. She began playing in an exploratory program in the 4th grade and has never stopped! She plays the violin, viola, cello and bass but is proficient on cello. Cheryl is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan (where she won principal cellist of the most advanced orchestra). She earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University and a Juris Doctor from University of Detroit School of Law. She has been a licensed attorney since 2009. Cheryl is one of the primary drivers of the DiCE (Diversity in Clean Energy) Program at Duke Energy and continues to find creative ways to collaborate with stakeholders across the nation to bring mutual value and growth to Duke Energy. Cheryl’s passions include international travel, spending time on the beach with her family and enjoying the zest of life. She grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has three children and resides in Charlotte, NC.

Mary Powell

CEO

Sunrun

Mary is chief executive officer of Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. In 2018, Mary joined Sunrun’s Board of Directors, where she continues to serve as a member of the board. From 2008-2019, Mary served as the president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power Corporation (formerly NYSE: GMP), an electric services company that serves 75 percent of the State of Vermont’s residential and business customers. At GMP, Mary successfully executed strategies to drive increased customer satisfaction and growth, delivered on an ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost and highly reliable power to Vermonters, and positioned the company as a leading energy transformation business. Mary’s previous roles at GMP include serving as senior vice president and chief operations officer from 2001-2008, and as senior vice president of Customer and Organizational Development from 1999-2001. Mary is nationally recognized for her work disrupting the energy sector and has received numerous industry awards, including being named Utility Dive’s 2019 Executive of the Year and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2016. Prior to joining GMP in 1998, Mary held executive roles within the banking industry, and served in state government. Mary currently serves on the board of directors CGI Inc. (NYSE:GIB), a global IT and business consulting services firm, and recently served on the board of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (NYSE: HE), the largest utility in Hawaii. She has also served on the boards of a number of other privately held companies and nonprofits. Mary also previously chaired the board of Climate Change Crisis Real Impact | Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: CLII), a former special-purpose acquisition corporation that combined with EVgo Services and enabled the fast charging network for electric vehicles to become a publicly listed company. Mary enjoys spending time on her farm with her husband Mark, daughter Alex, their five dogs and a couple dozen barn animals.

Shyam Mehta

Assistant Director, Distributed Energy Resources

NYSERDA

Sean Gallagher

Vice President of State & Regulatory Affairs

Solar Energy Industries Association

Sean Gallagher is SEIA’s Vice President of State & Regulatory Affairs where he oversees all of SEIA’s policy work in states nationwide, as well as the organization's regulatory policy efforts at both the state and federal level. Previously he served as an executive for firms developing utility scale solar power projects, including supporting the first utility scale solar plant developed on an Indian reservation in the U.S. Sean was the director of the California Public Utilities Commission’s Energy Division for nearly four years, including the period during which the California Solar Initiative was developed. He has a wide range of expertise in the solar industry and government sector, having worked with legislatures and agencies in California, Nevada, and Arizona, as well as with the Congress and various federal agencies. In those roles he has supported the development of specific utility-scale solar development projects and worked on development and implementation of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program, the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, state RPSs, state tax incentive and rebate programs in California and Nevada, energy storage policy and rate design.

Kelly Sarber

CEO

Strategic Management Group

Kelly Sarber is CEO/President of Strategic Management Group. Clients include: 174 Power Global, Southern California Edison, Sempra/SDG&E and Starwood Energy. Recently voted to serve on the NY-BEST Board, an energy storage trade group in NY. Projects developed by Sarber today total over $5 Billion in asset value, most still operating. She is expert developing utility scale, renewable energy, energy storage and complicated environmental projects through the value chain - from sourcing greenfield sites to permitting, financing and operations. Sarber has a number of projects in her pipeline, including sites that can support large, offshore wind infrastructure in New York. Sarber developed the nations' largest solar project (3.2GW) with 1,880 Energy Storage tying into Starwood Energy's new 500kv transmission line, The Ten West Link. Sarber led efforts to enter the NYC market with 174 PG bidding into Con Ed two of her projects, today considered the largest energy storage system under development in NY State. She has sourced over 5,00MW of energy storage to her clients, typically developing projects thru fruition. Operating at the nexus of energy, waste and water, Sarber has been assisting the lith Ion battery recycling community. Expert in waste to energy and renewable natural gas. Her environmental consulting company has a proven reputation including innovative Public Private Partnerships to drive revenue growth and increase her deal origination pipeline. Sarber specialized career has created an unparalleled network of private companies and public agencies that value her innovative public private approaches that compliments private companies and governmental entity's goals. She has generated tens of millions of dollars at a landfill partnership with an Arizona County and Republic Waste Systems and recently completed another partnering approach that will generate similar returns. Before pivoting to renewables in 2008, Sarber was well known developer in the waste industry, having worked for Wheelabrator and Waste Management in her early career and then developing and flipping companies to other public waste entities. Expert in waste to energy, RNG, biogas and an early employee of Synagro, she helped build the organics residual company into the largest publicly traded wastewater management companies in the US that sold for $700 Mil to Carlyle. Sarber has been credited with orchestrating roll up strategies in the waste and environmental service industries while organically growing business dominance in key regional markets in all regions of the US.

Ali Amirali

Senior Vice President

Starwood Energy Group

Ali Amirali is a Senior Vice President of Starwood Energy Group. In this role, he is responsible for the expansion of Starwood Energy Group’s StarTrans high-voltage transmission assets, as well as for new business/project opportunities in the transmission and distribution arena in North America. He also supports the origination, development and acquisition activities associated with utility-scale power generation and storage projects. Prior to joining Starwood Energy Group in 2010, Mr. Amirali held a variety of key technical and leadership positions at Element Power, LS Power, Calpine Corp., California Independent Systems Operator and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He has participated in the development and interconnection of more than 5,000 megawatts of electric generation in the Western U.S. and Mexico, and has developed and managed several large transmission line projects designed to improve reliability, reduce congestion, and deliver energy from thermal and renewable resources. Mr. Amirali received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Iowa State University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from University of Idaho, a Master’s of Engineering in engineering management from the University of Colorado, and an MBA from Colorado State University. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer registered in the state of California.

LONGi

LONGi leads the solar PV industry with breakthrough monocrystalline technology innovations, supplying high-efficiency solar modules for all market segments and project types in the United States. LONGi is the world’s most valuable solar technology company with a market capitalization of $8.41 billion and supplies more than 58 GW of solar wafers and 25 GW of modules worldwide each year, about a quarter of global market demand. As a fully-vertically integrated, sustainably-focused company, LONGi offers reliable and bankable technology. Visit us at longi.com.

https://www.longi.com/us/

ESS Inc

ESS Inc. (NYSE: GWH) designs, builds and deploys environmentally sustainable, low-cost, iron flow batteries for long-duration commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications requiring from 4 to 12 hours of flexible energy capacity. The Energy Warehouse™ and Energy Center™ use earth-abundant iron, salt, and water for the electrolyte, resulting in an environmentally benign, long-life energy storage solution for the world’s renewable energy infrastructure. Established in 2011, ESS Inc. enables project developers, utilities, and commercial and industrial facility owners to make the transition to more flexible non-lithium-ion storage that is better suited for the grid and the environment. For more information, visit www.essinc.com.

https://essinc.com/

Jinko Solar

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a leading PV module manufacturer and energy storage system integrator. The company has deployed more than 85 GW in 160 countries globally, including 15 GW in the U.S. EAGLE Modules come from facilities in Malaysia and Florida. EAGLE Storage brings together the best energy storage technology for turnkey hardware and energy storage services. Publicly vetted by trusted industry third party laboratories and top financial institutions, EAGLE is a trusted choice for U.S. solar and storage projects. As a global leader with strong regional focus, JinkoSolar has more than 300 employees based in San Francisco, CA and Jacksonville, FL offices to provide timely, local service.

https://www.jinkosolar.com/en/

ThoughtTrace

ThoughtTrace, now part of Thomson Reuters, empowers legal teams and business users to turn their documents and contracts into decision-driving insights. The ThoughtTrace Document Understanding and Contract Analytics platform uses pre-trained AI to quickly classify, extract, and analyze the critical information in your documents. With the ability to instantly search across your entire contract population at once, teams can filter through the noise to immediately identify the information that matters. ThoughtTrace surfaces critical provisions in seconds, allowing users to move from reactive to proactive – improving outsourcing costs, reducing risk, and acting as a strategic enabler for the business.

https://www.thoughttrace.com/

CohnReznick & CohnReznick Capital

CohnReznick Capital is a renewable energy investment bank providing superior advisory services to the sustainability sector. Since 2008, the firm has executed more than 240 project and corporate transactions for renewable energy assets, valued at over $36.8 billion in aggregate. CohnReznick Capital is wholly committed to the clean energy transition and delivers exceptional services for financial institutions, infrastructure funds, strategic participants (IPPs and utilities), and global clean energy developers. CohnReznick Capital’s team of experts helps clients break through the dynamic and evolving sustainability sector by simplifying project finance, M&A, capital raising, and special situations. To learn more, please visit https://www.cohnreznickcapital.com, follow @CR_Capital on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn.

https://www.cohnreznick.com/

Nextracker

About Nextracker Nextracker is the leading provider of intelligent, integrated solar tracker and software solutions used in utility-scale and ground-mounted distributed generation solar projects around the world. Our products enable solar panels in utility-scale power plants to follow the sun’s movement across the sky and optimize plant performance. With over 50 gigawatts shipped worldwide, Nextracker leads the solar industry with solar tracker technologies that optimize and increase energy production while reducing costs for significant plant ROI. For more information, please visit Nextracker. Stay in touch with us: Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Facebook

https://www.nextracker.com/

Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact is a global market leader based in Germany. We are known for our future-oriented components, systems, and solutions in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, and automation. With a global network reaching across more than 100 countries with over 17,400 employees, we stay in close contact with our customers, something we believe is essential for success. Our wide variety of innovative products makes it easy for our customers to find future-oriented solutions for multiple applications and industries. We focus predominantly on the fields of energy, infrastructure, process, and factory automation. www.phoenixcontact.com

http://www.phoenixcontact.com/

Trina Solar

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (stock symbol: Trina Solar; stock code: 688599) is the world’s leading provider of integrated solutions for photovoltaic (PV) smart energy. It is mainly engaged in the research and development, production, and sales of PV modules; power stations, and system products; PV power generation, operation and maintenance services, etc. On June 10, 2020, Trina Solar was listed on the Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR Market) of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). It is the first PV company that has gone public on the STAR Market providing PV products and systems as well as smart energy.

https://www.trinasolar.com/us

Soltec

Soltec is a company strongly committed to innovation and sustainability which specializes in vertically integrated solutions for the photovoltaic solar energy industry. This company, based in Murcia (Spain), was founded in 2004 and currently operates in 16 countries, with a solid presence in Spain, North America, and Latin America.

https://soltec.com/

ARaymond

ARaymond has been a global expert in plastic and metal assembly solutions since 1865. With more than 150 years’ experience designing, engineering and manufacturing assembly systems, ARaymond offers innovative solutions that eliminate the need for tools, improve installation ergonomics, REDUCE COST and facilitate serviceability. ARaymond Energies’ clip fastener systems allow photovoltaic panels to snap easily into place without the need for labor-intensive screw and bolt systems, significantly reducing assembly time and making the whole installation more profitable. ARaymond believes in the importance of renewable energies for our future and is committed to developing breakthrough technologies in order to make assembly easier, faster, stronger and less expensive. For more information, please visit www.araymond-energies.com

http://www.araymond-energies.com/

EPC Power Corp.

Founded in 2010, EPC Power is headquartered in San Diego County, California and has become the premier utility-scale inverter manufacturer in North America. The company continues to expand rapidly, with major multinational corporations brand-labeling its products. This year, EPC will ship over 2 Gigawatts of grid-cleansing awesomeness and >4 Gigawatts in 2023. EPC continues to grow at a rapid rate due to its commitment of designing every detail of its own products, and self-manufacturing them in the USA. To support growing global demand, EPC recently opened an engineering and sales branch in Helsinki, Finland and is launching an east coast factory this year. EPC’s main product lines include the 1.5 MW – 6 MW CAB1000 for utility grade applications and 250 kW – 500 kW Power Drawer for business and facility applications. EPC’s solutions are fully scalable and have been deployed at sites > 100 MW. Serving customers globally, EPC Power’s products are certified to North American Standards (UL1741 / IEEE1547 / CSA 22.2) as well as Australian and European standards and grid codes (IEC / VDE) and quality standards including ISO 9001:2015.

https://www.epcpower.com/

Pivot Energy

Pivot Energy is a national solar provider that develops, finances, builds, owns, and manages solar and energy storage projects. Pivot offers a distributed energy platform that includes a range of services and software aimed at serving the full solar ecosystem. Pivot is a Certified B-Corporation that proudly follows a corporate strategy aimed at providing a positive impact on society as measured by Environmental stewardship, Social leadership, and responsible Governance (ESG) factors. Learn more at pivotenergy.net.

https://www.pivotenergy.net/

SOLV Energy

SOLV Energy is a solar services provider for utility solar, high-voltage substation and energy storage markets across North America. We believe that good energy has a ripple effect. That’s why we only take on projects that provide cleaner power, better jobs, greater education and a brighter future for our communities. Backed by a powerful legacy, we’ve branched out to focus solely on renewable energy initiatives. Recognized as an industry-leading solar contractor and O&M services provider, our team has built 8 gigawatts (GW) of utility solar capacity and manages over 9 GW in 26 states.

https://www.solvenergy.com/?msclkid=ee415198cf9c11ec8039b4fb9a7d8881

San Diego Gas & Electric

http://www.sdge.com/

Ampt

Ampt delivers innovative power conversion and communication technology that are used to lower the cost and improve the performance of new PV systems, repower existing systems, and deliver lower-cost DC-coupled storage. With installations and experience serving markets around the world, Ampt is the #1 optimizer company for large-scale and utility PV power plants. For more information, visit www.ampt.com and follow Ampt@LinkedIn.

http://www.ampt.com/

Ameresco, Inc.

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC) is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner, and operator. Our comprehensive portfolio includes energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability, and renewable energy solutions delivered to clients throughout North America and Europe. Our approach begins by addressing energy demand with analytics and efficiency measures to reduce energy consumption. Then, we right-size innovative options for energy supply with renewable and distributed solutions. As a long-term partner, we can also provide ongoing operations and maintenance services to support clients’ energy objectives. Ameresco’s sustainability services in support of clients’ pursuit of Net Zero include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction, and operation of distributed energy resources. Technical independence coupled with our advanced technology portfolio allows us to integrate best-in-class solutions for the unique needs of each customer, paired with practical financial solutions. Whether focused on securing infrastructure upgrades, meeting sustainability goals or creating resiliency, our customers benefit from a single provider of comprehensive clean technology solutions. Drawing from 20 years of experience, Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with Federal, state, and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and Europe. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com.

http://www.ameresco.com/

FranklinWH Technologies Co., Ltd.

Founded in 2019, FranklinWH is a research-driven company focused on next-generation residential energy storage solutions with energy management. The founding team has an average of 20+ years of professional background in fortune 100 companies from related industries and has rich experience in deploying large-scale projects for global fortune 500 customers. With the increasing reliance on consumer electronics and smart devices, as well as the increase in energy costs and frequency of natural disasters, we can no longer just rely on the traditional power grid. Therefore, FranklinWH is providing you with touch-free intelligent whole-home power backup and loads control solutions, presenting a fully autonomous experience of security & reliability.

http://www.franklinwh.com/