Titanium Level
Duke Energy

is the largest electric power holding company in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.3 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Its commercial power and international energy business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

K&L Gates

comprises more than 2,000 lawyers who practice in 47 offices located on five continents. K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

McKinsey & Company

is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task. The Charlotte office of McKinsey & Co. was instrumental to the strategic direction and start-up of the E4 Carolinas organization.

Nelson Mullins

offers the strength and resources of attorneys and professional staff experienced in a range of services.

North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation

power and empower the people and communities they serve. Twenty-six local electric cooperatives, as well as a family of support organizations, make up the network of North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives that collectively serve 1 million homes and businesses in 93 North Carolina counties. Each electric cooperative is not-for-profit, independent and owned by the local members it serves.

Piedmont Natural Gas

is the trusted natural gas provider for more than 1 million residential and business customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. We’ve been in operation for more than 50 years. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

UNC Charlotte

is North Carolina’s urban research university. Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Platinum Level
ABB

is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Our solutions improve the efficiency, productivity and quality of our customers’ operations while minimizing environmental impact. Innovation is at the forefront of what we do and many of the technologies that drive modern society were pioneered by ABB.

AREVA

supplies solutions for power generation. AREVA’s integrated offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor design and construction, and related services. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Clemson University

Ranked as the 21st best national public university by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service.

Dixon Hughes Goodman

As the largest CPA firm based in the Southern U.S., DHG combines deep industry experience, comprehensive accounting and advisory services and a strong commitment to personal service. The firm has more than 1700 people located throughout the region— and local partners who direct these resources to your best advantage.

G&S Communications

G&S Communications is an independent business communications firm with headquarters in New York and offices in Raleigh, NC, Chicago, and Basel, Switzerland. The firm's global network extends across more than 50 countries through its PROI Worldwide Partnership. G&S integrates business and communications strategies, using a full range of communications services, to build sustainable relationships for clients along the entire value chain. Our teams focus on industries that include: energy and clean tech; advanced manufacturing; agriculture and food; home and building solutions; and financial and business services. We inspire action that means business.

Ingersoll Rand

(NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.

SGL Group

is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon-based products. Our comprehensive portfolio ranges from carbon and graphite products to carbon fibers and composites.

Siemens

Our Energy Sector is one of the world’s leading suppliers of a wide range of products, solutions and services in the field of energy technology. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Gold Level
AECOM

is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world.

Albemarle Corporation

Albemarle Corporation is the industry leader in lithium and lithium derivatives, one of the highest growth markets in the specialty chemicals industry. Its unique natural resource position, derivatization capabilities and technology leadership allows Albemarle a sustainable competitive advantage. The company maintains the strongest vertical position in the industry, from raw material extraction to specialty product manufacturing and is able to provide an unmatched security of supply to its customers. Albemarle’s Synthesis & Polymer Solutions (SPS) division combines a robust portfolio of polyolefin catalysts, catalyst components, and synthesis tools for the polymers, electronics, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other specialty markets.Through Albemarle’s Fine Chemistry Services business, Albemarle provides custom synthesis manufacturing of APIs, agricultural actives and advanced intermediates for customers in the API pharmaceutical, agrichemicals, base oil lubricants and specialty chemicals industries.

Charlotte Regional Partnership

A nonprofit, public/private economic development organization, the Charlotte Regional Partnership leverages regional resources to market the 16-county Charlotte region. The Partnership’s business development activities position Charlotte USA for sustained, long-term growth, job creation and investment opportunities.

Chicago Bridge & Iron

is the most complete energy infrastructure focused company in the world and a major provider of government services. As one of the most complete providers of a wide range of services including design, engineering, construction, fabrication, maintenance and environmental services, CB&I provides reliable solutions while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Dominion Resources

Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers & transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering & storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity & serves more than 5 million utility & retail energy customers in 14 states.

Fisher Phillips

Fisher Phillips LLP is a national law firm committed to providing practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. Labor and employment law is all the firm does, offering deep and broad knowledge and experience in the area of the law the attorneys know best. Fisher Phillips attorneys help clients avoid legal problems, are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and are there when you need them. The firm has 350 attorneys in 33 offices. Learn more at www.fisherphillips.com.

Fluor

designs, builds, and maintains power plants using a variety of fuel sources, including coal, gas, oil, nuclear, and wind. Fluor’s experts understand the complex compliance requirements for bringing new power plant construction on line and meeting clean-air mandates.

GMI Manufacturing

has been providing simple solutions for circuit board manufacturing since 1980. We design new products and improve existing ones, supporting the entire process from concept through production, serving a wide range of markets, including industrial, commercial, telecommunications, medical, and defense. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

HDR Engineering

Engineering is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through our various operating companies. Our more than 8,000 professionals are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions.

LeadAdvantage

a leadership and team development company, focuses on mid – to senior level executives and high performing employees offering business-relevant, engaging and high-energy leadership processes, resulting in leaders who add value with their presence. Innovative training methods prepare individuals for the key roles they will play in supporting your organizations’ success. This process creates an environment where leaders are equipped to navigate successfully through business challenges to achieve your organization’s goals. LeadAdvantage combines experience gained from working with teams, managers and executives from around the world with a unique facilitation style unparalleled in the industry. Every staff member, without exception, has a corporate management background offering direct and relevant experience with leadership challenges faced by individuals and organizations. Fast-changing markets and fierce competition are among the numerous factors why the continuous growth and progression of your team’s leadership is vital in creating a collaborative workplace and sustained success. Empower your leaders today to foster a collaborative environment in which your business can excel. Contact us for additional details.

SCANA

SCANA Corporation, headquartered in Cayce, SC is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations and other energy-related business.

Southeastern Wind Coalition

works to advance the land-based and offshore wind industry in the Southeast.

Steag Energy Services, LLC.

STEAG Energy Services LLC provides environmental engineering solutions and power plant services to the world’s utility industry including: Mercury, Nitrous Oxide (NOX) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) control technologies solutions as well as ammonia system, SNCR and SCR engineering and design and SCR management services including catalyst regeneration. STEAG Energy Services LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of STEAG GmbH, Germany’s fifth largest power generator who operates more than 10,000 MW of electricity and steam generating capacity worldwide. STEAG Energy Services LLC has maintained a continuous presence in the U.S. since 1992 servicing the growing needs of the U.S. power generating fleet to comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations in a cost effective way.

Toshiba America Energy Systems

Toshiba America Energy Systems (TAES) provides energy industry solutions – new equipment, retrofits, maintenance, outage planning and more – for current and future power generation needs in the Americas, including thermal, hydro and nuclear power plants. Part of the Energy Systems & Solutions Company within Toshiba Corporation, TAES takes pride in being a technology leader, providing its customers with cost-effective, timely and sustainable solutions.

Westinghouse

provides fuel, services, technology, plant design, and equipment for the commercial nuclear electric power industry. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Zachry

has more than 85 years of experience in delivering on the engineering, construction and maintenance needs of the world’s most sophisticated customers in the power, refining and process sectors.

Silver Level
Alevo

is an energy service provider (ESP) that brings its innovative GridBank energy storage technology and intelligent grid data analytics to the electric grid. Alevo’s new source-agnostic architecture seamlessly integrates fossil fuel and renewable generation. This architecture reduces waste and GHGs, creating more reliability and new efficiencies that lower costs for utilities and consumers.

Black & Veatch

is a global leader in building critical human infrastructure in energy, water, telecommunications and government services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, procurement, construction, operations and program management.

Choice Translating

Founded in 1995, Choice Translating provides translation, software and website localization, desktop publishing, and interpreting services in 200 languages for numerous business sectors, including energy, science, manufacturing, legal, and marketing. Choice leverages experienced project managers, expert linguists, and the latest technology tools to deliver successful projects on-time and on-budget. Locally-owned in Charlotte, NC with linguistic teams in more than 80 countries.

Cogentrix

is a leading independent power producer with a long track record of successfully acquiring, developing, constructing, operating, improving and divesting power generation assets.

Energy Solutions

As a worldwide leader in the safe recycling, processing and disposal of nuclear material, we provide innovations and technologies to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial utilities, medical and research facilities.

Gilbert Browne & Associates

a Charlotte-based executive search firm, has recruited key professionals to clients in Europe and across North America since 1998.

Lime Energy

based in Huntersville, NC, provides utilities with the comprehensive customer engagement services that they need in order to satisfy their shareholders, regulators and customers. Working on behalf of utilities and their business customers, Lime delivers energy services which result in improved customer satisfaction, grid reliability and cost-effective environmental compliance.

Lockhart Power Company

Lockhart Power Company is one of three investor owned electric utilities in South Carolina. Founded in 1912, Lockhart Power Company has sustainable and reliably served its community for over 100 years. Our goal is to provide reasonable priced, dependable power service to our customers and partners in Union, Cherokee, Chester, Spartanburg and York Counties. We take pride in knowing our customers and giving each the personal attention they deserve, and we respond quickly to emergencies and power outages when they rarely occur. We further devote ourselves to providing dependable and cost-effective service to our industrial company customers. Lockhart Power Company strives to be an exceptional corporate citizen by supporting our neighbors as well as by protecting the environment. Nearly 100% of our energy is produced by renewable resources, including hydroelectric power and landfill gas.

Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, Inc.

is a designer of America’s next generation of clean air nuclear energy generating stations and is an emerging leader in nuclear energy services.

Nuvia

is a nuclear specialist, covering both civilian and defense sectors, across the complete lifecycle from new build, through operations and maintenance, to final decommissioning and waste management.

Pike

Founded in 1945, Pike is one of the largest full-service providers of energy solutions in the United States and abroad. We provide engineering, construction and maintenance for distribution and transmission power lines and substations, or design build services for turnkey and renewable energy projects. We serve investor owned utilities, independent power producers, electric cooperatives, publicly-owned electric utilities, international utilities and others.

scottmadden

Across our practice areas, which include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, Corporate & Shared Services, and Grid Transformation, we deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation to improving operations, all led by the vision of our partners and the capabilities of our consultants.

SOS International

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., SOS Intl is a leading provider of training and consulting to the power industry. SOS rigorously tracks and interprets NERC Reliability Standards and expertly translates them into customized education and compliance consulting, helping to manage risk and ensure reliability for the North American power grid.

Strategic Power Systems

Strategic Power Systems’ philosophy is Data First. Data is what we do. We are experts in the field of data collection, validation, analysis, and benchmarking of power plant performance across the various technologies. We provide key performance metrics or (KPIs), following industry standards, to power plant owners, operators, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and other industry stakeholders through the Operational Reliability Analysis Program (ORAP®). This information allows them to make informed business decisions relating to the performance and operational readiness of their equipment. There is no system in the world that collects power plant data in such a comprehensive way as ORAP.

The Babcock and Wilcox

Established in 1867, Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets, with operations, subsidiaries and joint ventures worldwide. B&W integrates environmental technologies into new and existing operations to control and monitor a range of emissions including nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, fine particulate, mercury, acid gases and other hazardous air pollutants.

Tindall

As a trusted leader for over 50 years, Tindall Corporation offers innovation, long-term performance, and financial viability in all aspects of design, manufacturing, and erection of precast and prestressed concrete systems.

Wachs Services

In 1984, Wachs Technical Services was created in response to the industry’s growing demand for an experienced and industrialized workforce specializing in welding and machining technologies. Eddie Wachs founded Wachs Technical Services on the principles of delivering dependable, safe, high quality and cost-effective projects on schedule and within budget.Today, the company has used this philosophy to grow into an industry leader in maintenance, life extension and new construction projects in the Nuclear, Fossil Fuel, Petrochemical, Refinery, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Pulp and Paper, and High Purity industries.

Bronze Level
8-Rivers Capital

is a technology commercialization firm, based in Durham, NC, that assists Palmer Labs and other entrepreneurs with introducing revolutionary innovation to market. By separating the functions of innovation and commercialization, 8 Rivers Capital avoids some of the pitfalls that have plagued other inventor-focused firms.

Advanced Energy

has devoted more than three decades to perfecting power—enabling design breakthroughs and driving growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers.

Alliance of Professionals and Consultants

(APC) was founded in 1993, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC and is a core supplier to national and international Fortune 500 clients. It is an award-winning, ISO 9001:2008 certified business. Its focus is finding & placing top IT, engineering, energy, and other highly skilled talent. Additionally, APC offers a full suite of contract labor-related business solutions for mid- to large-sized companies. APC is a Native American-owned company with satellite offices throughout the US and professionals currently engaged on assignments in 38 US states and six countries abroad. APC brings significant value to its clients by augmenting their professional skills and experience to improve business operations, market penetration, and profitability.

American Petroleum Institute

is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.

Atkins

is one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies with the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.

Atom Power

is focused on bringing solid-state technology and intelligence into electrical power distribution with the goal of making power safer, controllable, visible and simple. Atom Power is a hardware and software company, integrating both into a seamless, end-to-end power distribution eco-system.

Birdseye Renewable Energy

was founded in 2009 by Brian C. Bednar, CPM®, LEED AP after more than 12 years in the property management, brokerage and development business. Birdseye leverages its real estate and building experience to provide hands-on local knowledge and project management to its team’s projects.

Blue Sphere Corp.

is an international developer of waste-to-energy projects. The Company seeks to own long-term cash generating assets in the waste-to-energy space through acquisitions as well as through its proven Build-Own-Operate model.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

The Bradley Energy Practice Group is a full-service, multidisciplinary legal team that helps clients negotiate and develop successful projects across the world in the dynamic energy industry. Bradley offers a holistic approach to energy projects, from project finance through development and construction, as well as compliance and regulatory counsel. Bradley's attorneys also possess deep knowledge in the areas of traditional fuel sectors and renewable energy sources. Bradley's client base is far ranging and includes developers, producers, financiers and investors, insurers, and transporters.

Burns and McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell today is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm. Its multi-disciplined staff of 5,500 includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. “Burns & Mc” plans, designs, permits, constructs and manages facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: Make its clients successful.

C3-FCET

FCET, Inc. is a startup company that has invented and is developing a new type of hydrogen fuel cell (the POZ Celltm) to generate electricity. The company is now headquartered and does its R&D in Alpharetta, GA but intends to open its prototype manufacturing plant in either NC or SC before 2018. In March, 2017, the company conducted the first public demonstration of its POZ Celltm running on hydrogen gas and producing electricity at a very low temperature of 57 degrees F. The commercial types now on the market run much hotter: at over 1,650 degree F. The demo was conducted at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC.

Calor Energy

is a clean energy and alternative fuels development firm, specializing in grants, eco-industry, and stakeholder relations. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

CCOG

is dedicated to helping this region find innovative solutions to both existing and future challenges facing Greater Charlotte and to unifying the region’s collective resources to help grow the economy and jobs, improve the quality of life and control the cost of government.

Central Piedmont Community College

is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. CPCC has been a part of the Charlotte landscape for almost 50 years. It has six campuses located throughout Mecklenburg County.

Charlotte Chamber

is a membership, volunteer-led organization. Our vision is to make Charlotte the best place to run a business and to live.

Charlotte Destination Group

is a full-service destination management company that provides a strategic, client-driven approach to corporate meetings and events.

Clearpath

we believe in America’s entrepreneurial spirit. One that builds new technologies, not just for America, but for the whole world. We need a real debate that leads to real solutions. We need fewer top down government policies and more focus on working with free markets rather than against them.

CLT Joules

CLT Joules is an initiative to promote energy innovation and startups among the entrepreneurial community in Charlotte. CLT Joules offers early stage energy companies a community where they can learn, accelerate growth, and connect to the big players in the energy ecosystem of Charlotte.

Direct Energy

Direct Energy Business is part of a leading energy and energy-related services provider that is focused on helping customers make their businesses better. Through energy choice and a suite of innovative products and services, customers can buy less electricity and natural gas and better manage the impact of energy on their budget and operations. We serve approximately 240,000 businesses of all sizes and from all industries across North America.

Double Time Capital

Investment firm focused on cleaner American energy.

Duke – The Fuqua School of Business

We educate leaders of consequence—people with competence, character, and purpose—who choose to create, rather than extract, value.

ECM Solutions

ECM Solutions manages organization risk through the application of various forms of commercial and personal insurance products. Based in Charlotte, ECM was founded in 1987 and has more than 6,000 clients. ECM offers solutions for all sectors of the energy industry.

Electric Power Research Institute

conducts research, development and demonstration (RD&D) relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.

Energy Intelligence Partners

in Chapel Hill, NC is an advisory and consulting firm focused on the energy and resource sectors run by industry veterans Dr. Ron DiFelice and Edward May. EIP has two practice areas: Its corporate practice provides expertise and execution for special projects focused on strategy, go-to-market activities, and seizing new opportunities. EIP’s start-up practice provides c-level experience and operational assistance for launching, scaling, and exiting new ventures. With valuable insight and access to industry leaders and innovators, EIP provides a unique perspective for all clients. Specific areas of expertise include energy storage, distributed energy resources, smart grid, EE, biomass, and water, among others.

Energy United

is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina and one of the largest in the United States. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina. Counties in the service area include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. EnergyUnited serves electric power over approximately 195 miles of transmission, 8,100 miles of overhead distribution and 4,300 miles of underground distribution lines. Today, the cooperative serves more than a quarter million people through 124,000 customer metering points and provides for a peak electric demand of more than 735,000 KW.

Etteplan

Etteplan specializes in engineering, embedded systems, IoT, and technical documentation solutions. Our expertise covers the entire life cycle of our customers’ products including: distributed energy generation, renewable energy, energy storage development and cleantech. Etteplans' engineering design solutions reduce customers’ energy footprint and total cost of energy. Etteplan employs more than 2,500 experts in Europe, Asia and North America.

Etteplan markets HyperSTE, a Content Quality Software tool that ensures your content is clear, concise and consistent, so your content will have more impact with your audience while reducing cost on printing, time-to-market and translation. HyperSTE authoring software “reads” your content based on technical English rules for terminology, spelling, grammar, length, style and structure, and assists the writer to create content that is more suitable for a global audience.

EY

(formerly Ernst & Young) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. EY is one of the largest professional services firm in the world and is one of the "Big Four” accounting firms. EY operates as a network of member firms which are separate legal entities in individual countries. It has 231,000 employees in over 700 offices around 150 countries in the world. It provides assurance (including financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to companies. The energy industry is one of its focus areas.

The firm dates back to 1849 with the founding of Harding & Pullein in England. The current firm was formed by a merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co. in 1989. It was known as Ernst & Young until 2013, when it underwent a rebranding to EY. The acronym "EY" was already an informal name for the firm prior to its official adoption.

First Solar

First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems which use its advanced module and system technology. The company’s integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar’s renewable energy systems protect and enhance the environment. For more information about First Solar, please visit www.firstsolar.com

Forsite Development

is a Charlotte, NC based real estate development firm focused exclusively on acquiring corporate surplus industrial real estate.

Gaston College

Serving both Gaston and Lincoln counties (NC), Gaston College enrolls over 5,000 students each term in curriculum programs and averages over 16,000 students annually in its Continuing Education programs.

GEENEX

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Geenex is a vertically integrated PV company with the ability to deliver quality turnkey PV systems; covering the whole process from land acquisition, project development through to full or part EPC and O&M services. Geenex and it’s partners have a long history in the well-developed and highly competitive German solar market. Building on strong partnerships on both sides of the Atlantic and combining German solar expertise with the American spirit and can-do attitude. Geenex has built the largest string inverter system in the U.S. and is building the Solar Center of Excellence next to its 30 MW array in Halifax County.

Greer Walker

focuses primarily on the needs of privately held middle-market companies, their owners, and their executive management teams. It also offers a range of consulting services that are directed to publicly traded companies as well. In addition to assurance, accounting, tax, and consulting services, it offers exit planning and merger and acquisition services to our clients through an investment banking affiliate.. The firm also provides wealth management service.

GSE Systems

is evolving from a world leader in real-time, high-fidelity simulation, training and engineering solutions into a premier performance improvement company. Your operational success depends on your plant and your people. Our combined expertise in engineering, operations, visualization, training and simulation improve both human and plant performance. GSE System’s Entry2Expert® program is a set of integrated products and services that provides a structured, integrated approach from employee selection through continuous skills improvement. It delivers the right training solution for the right step in each employee’s career – from entry to expert. GSE Systems improves the performance of power plants plant with its Design2Decom (D2D) Plant Performance Improvement Solutions. D2D is a range of services and technologies designed to help run plants at top efficiency, providing ongoing support from experienced staff throughout the entire life cycle of a facility.

IdeemaTec

IdeemaTec Tracking & Mounting Systems the name in the solar power industry for mature, end-to-end solutions in mounting system technology. Whichever system needed, fixed ground-mounted systems or trackers: A solar power plant incorporating IdeemaTec mounting systems can be set up quickly and easily anywhere in the world, thanks to high-quality materials, exceptional workmanship, and clever technical innovations. These installations remain reliable over their entire service life and generate a sustainable supply of clean energy. IdeemaTec strives in its day-to-day work to continue to develop its product and service portfolio, providing an ideal foundation for investment in renewable energy sources.

Intelligent Buildings, LLC

provides smart building consulting for multiple real estate use-types, utilities and government that leverages technology and change management to lower costs, reduce risks and enhance experience. We work with clients in the three key areas of strategy development, solution architecture and program management.

International ThermoDyne, Inc.

ITD has been developing, along with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (a U.S. Department of Energy national
laboratory), a lightweight, flexible material that can convert heat and motion into electricity through their thermoelectric and
piezoelectric effects. This material can provide portable, renewable electricity, revolutionizing the way we create, distribute, and
use power.
The Opal System, ITD’s first go-to-market product, begins with a patent-pending, thin, flexible, washable, energy harvesting
sensor that is attached to new apparel thereby connecting it to the cloud. This connection allows the brand to reward its
customers for wearing their products—creating a unique loyalty platform. In addition to developing apparel loyalty programs,
the Opal System can be used to ensure, record, and measure an individuals adhearence to wearing appropriate personal
protective equipment when required whether in the construction, manufacturing, industrial, or distribution industries.

Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder is a global provider of multi-disciplined engineering and science services that brings innovative solutions to our clients and projects. We deliver these services to the power, oil & gas, and renewable energy markets.

Livingston and Haven, AEG International

is the leading industrial technology provider in the southeast, specializing in providing solutions in the automation, hydraulic, pneumatic, lubrication and connector industries.

Midlands Technical College

is a comprehensive, multi-campus, two-year public college serving the primary region of Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina.

Nano ProMT

Nano ProMT is the manufacturer and distributor of performance lubricants Formulated with specially engineered nanoparticles, NanoProMT’s advanced products penetrate deeper, to lubricate where it counts — at the metal-to-metal interface, at the nano level. No other lubricants protect as completely because no other lubricants can penetrate to the nano level where friction, heat, wear and corrosion occur. Nano ProMT serves customers in the energy, defense, aerospace, performance, transportation and marine industries.

NC State University

With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership.

NC Sustainable Energy Association

is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to driving public policy and market development that creates clean energy jobs, economic opportunities and affordable energy to benefit all of North Carolina.

Nevada Iron Sights II, LLC

represents Western Airnergy Partners Inc., founded in 2003. The company is developing AirNergyTM windparks in Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Utah and is exploring opportunities in the southeastern United States.

Northeastern University Charlotte

Educational attainment continues to be a top priority for Charlotte as the city extends its global economic reach and economic growth. Northeastern brings the full resources of a top-tier, globally focused private research university to the region—along with a network of corporate and research partners—expanding Carolinas’ opportunities for human capital development and advancing business recruitment and retention.

NTE Energy

Our project teams are structured to work collaboratively across disciplines to provide high-value solutions for our clients. NTE Solutions’ experienced team provides the following services to the power, water and oil & gas industries: Project Development, Commercial Services, Engineering and Construction, Asset Management, Environmental & Compliance and Strategic Solutions.

NuScale

NuScale’s innovative thinking led the development of an Integral Pressurized Water Reactor (IPWR). The reactor, steam generator, pressurizer, and containment are integrated into a single module. The NuScale Power ModuleTM is only 50MWe (gross), and a plant can be designed to accommodate growing electrical demand by simply adding additional modules as the need arises.

O2 EMC

is focused on developing and owning large scale ground-mounted solar power plants in the Southeast United States.

Opower

Opower’s solutions enable over 100 global utilities, such as PG&E, Exelon and National Grid to deliver a modern digital customer experience. Opower’s big data platform stores and analyzes over 600 billion meter reads from 60 million utility end customers, enabling utilities to proactively meet regulatory requirements, decrease the cost to serve, and improve customer satisfaction. Oracle Utilities offers a complete suite of operational applications and cloud services for global electric, gas and water utilities that automate core operational processes and enable compliance.

Optima Engineering

Optima Engineeering an experienced, M/E/P and sustainable engineering design consulting firm with offices in Charlotte and Raleigh. Optima’s industry-leading expertise includes BIM IPD (with Revit and Navisworks), lighting systems technology design, mission critical CFD analysis, building commissioning, code understanding and compliance, energy modeling and energy management. Optima has extensive project experience in a number of sectors, including energy, healthcare, government, mission critical, higher education, K-12 education and commercial properties around the United States.

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

Parker Poe lawyers combine their energy industry experience and focused skills to guide clients through regulatory proceedings and investigations, project development, and joint ventures, acquisitions and other transactions. Our experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state utility commissions combined with our commercial, finance, tax, land use, and environmental work for clients on energy projects and transactions allow us to help clients achieve their business goals effectively and efficiently. We work regularly in the increasingly complex energy industry on behalf of electric and gas public utilities, electric cooperatives, independent power producers, renewable energy developers (solar PV, solar thermal, wind, fuel cell, biomass, biogas, and geothermal), financial institutions and other tax equity investors, energy services companies, and engineering, procurement and construction companies.

PGS

is a leading provider of quality CPE approved seminars for the electric power and energy industries.

Phillips Machine Service, Inc.

Phillips Machine has grown to be one of the largest full service companies of its type in the world. Since Phillips began operation in 1976, the company has set the pace for equipment service and support. Today Phillips is an OEM and is involved in almost all phases of mining equipment, including rebuilding continuous miners, roof bolters, scoops and feeder breakers; remanufacture of shuttle cars; repair and remanufacturing of cutter drums; as well as the sale of used equipment.The success of Phillips Machine is largely due to a philosophy that was initiated more than three decades ago: “To utilize the most skilled people in the industry; provide a safe working environment; and provide the best possible machine/components at the most cost efficient price.” Our customers rely on Phillips’ complete precision machine shop, our welding and fabrication facility and our component exchange program to keep their machinery operating cost effectively.

Pillsbury

is a full-service law firm with an industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services including financial institutions, real estate & construction, and technology.

Plott Watt

employs some of the top minds in machine learning, signal processing, data analytics, energy research, and computer science to build tools that help you save money. Every day we learn new ways to save our users more energy.

PReP Intl.

Since 2009, PReP Intl has helped utilities and engineering consulting firms staff mission critical and real time roles with talented Vets, Grads and Pros. As co-founder of SOS Intl in 2002, PReP Intl has nationwide contacts and capabilities and has trained over 11,000 Operators, Engineers and Managers in over 1000 utilities across NA. We understand the importance of sourcing and presenting talent with the right stuff for real-time hiring and onboarding. Direct Hire, Temp > Regular and Interim engagements.

Pro Global Partners

uses a constantly growing global network of energy developers and technical partners to ensure the efficient delivery of products and services required for its clients’ diverse power generation needs.

QUINtec

was founded in 2012 as a joint venture partnership between QUINtec GmbH and WENZ LLC in Charlotte North Carolina. QUINtec Energy focuses on energy efficiency strategies and programs to help industrial and commercial clients optimize their energy needs. QUINtec helps clients make every megawatt count by optimizing before investing. QUINtec knows that saving and optimizing megawatts are the most efficient ways to reduce clients’ carbon footprint. A three stage multi-step audit and implementation process ensures clients realize optimum value from their power purchased.

RCS Corporation

is a premier provider of workforce solutions for the energy industry with an emphasis in the nuclear sector. RCS specializes in Direct Hire, Contract Staffing, and Payroll Services.

Regions Bank
ReNew Solar

is a renewable energy developer located in Charlotte, North Carolina with reach across the globe.

Research Triangle Institute

RTI, headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

RIN Advisors

is a management consulting firm that provides strategy and operations improvement services to help organizations create more value for their owners and stakeholders through profitable growth, adaptation to changing market conditions, and capture of new opportunities. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Santee Cooper

was first to produce renewable Green Power in the state. Also known officially as the South Carolina Public Service Authority, Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility.

Savannah River National Laboratory

is the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS).

SELMARQ

”Brands Best Friend®”provides business-to-business marketing services on an “as needed” basis to marketing and sales professionals—from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. Established in 1983, SELMARQ maintains a core staff of designers and brand stewards with access to a broad spectrum of media and a comprehensive network of researchers, consultants and specialized talents. Without requiring retainers or contracts, their business development professionals deliver greater marketing value through increased sales effectiveness and enhanced brand recognition. The MarCom Resource for Corporate Marketers.

SEWW Energy Inc.

Sun, Earth, Wind, & Water is a global Minority-Owned firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, that develops and operates sustainable energy & healthcare solutions.

SIA Partners

deep expertise in the power, oil, gas, water and waste management sectors, allows SIA Partners help clients address their challenges. SIA Partners assist energy and utilities sector participants with a range of specific operational and advisory services including:
• Operational change and performance improvement
• Business transformation
• Regulatory guidance, in particular the impact of regulatory change
• Strategy and market analysis, in particular for investment opportunities and for the development of new growth strategies
• Technological innovation
• With over 15 years of experience and offices worldwide, Sia Partners has positioned itself among the key independent consulting firms in the energy and environment sector.

To share its passion, and help others better understand and analyze the Energy sector, Sia Partners has created a dedicated blog: http://energy.sia-partners.com which is managed and updated on a regular basis by its team of consultants.

SineWatts

is a clean tech startup that is transforming the PV power plant by miniaturizing the inverter onto a single microchip directly installed on solar panels.

South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance

is a private, non-profit organization of individuals and clean energy business and industry leaders dedicated to growing a clean energy economy in South Carolina.

Structural Integrity Associates, Inc.

marks its 33rd anniversary. Powered by talent and technology, Structural Integrity has become a global leader in providing innovative engineering solutions. Using a multidisciplinary approach, its experts bring a fresh perspective and proven solutions for structural evaluation and repair. Its signature services offer a unique blend of state-of-the-art science and old-fashioned customer service. Its engineering and project management staff each have an average of over 15 years of experience in their field, ensuring the high levels of expertise and experience that clients have come to expect. Structural Integrity develops innovative solutions to meet client needs, including creative approaches to structural evaluation and repair, sophisticated analytical codes and software, and state-of-the-art expert systems. Clients are served efficiently, effectively, and individually, providing whatever the situation calls for, be it research and development, consulting and engineering, monitoring and preventive maintenance, or specialized software.

Sunbelt Rentals

Sunbelt Rentals is one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America and backed by a network of more than 550 locations, Sunbelt Rentals successfully services a variety of customers - from those in the commercial, residential, industrial, municipal, and specialized service industries, to weekend do-it-yourselfers. Sunbelt’s extensive fleet exceeds $5.0 billion and includes general construction equipment, industrial tools, pumps and power generation equipment, trench shoring, scaffolding, remediation & restoration equipment, and more. Sunbelt is designed to serve distinct customer segments requiring a high level of technical expertise, offers a highly diversified product mix and trained experts.

The African Investment Corporation

is a global business consulting and investment firm that is deeply committed to uncovering and promoting Africa’s business potential. AIC’s mission is to enable entrepreneurs in Africa and other emerging markets to succeed at all stages of business growth, from conception to exit. The corporation specializes in strategic management consulting, investment, and project development. U.S. companies are finding substantial trade and business opportunities in Africa. U.S. exports to Sub-Saharan Africa top $21 billion per year, and the region is growing at 5-6% annually. AIC can assist firms to better understand these markets, find opportunities, and manage the challenges of doing business there.

USC

is the state’s flagship university with more than 45,000 students at the system’s eight campuses.

Weirich Consulting Services, Inc

is a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned, Small Business specializing in providing architectural, engineering and technical / professional services and staff augmentation services to government prime contractors, nuclear utilities and general industry.

World Affairs Council of Charlotte

was founded in 1983 as an outreach program of UNC Charlotte and its Office of International Programs. As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the Council seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in an increasingly interdependent world.

Wright Directions

David Wright provides regulatory consulting for the utility industry. Previously, David was elected to the South Carolina Public Service Commission from the Second Congressional District in a special session of the S.C. General Assembly on March 3, 2004. He chaired the SC PSC from 2012-13. In 2011 David was elected by his peers to serve as President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (2011-12 term). David is also a past President of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Yes Solar Solutions

helping make renewable solar energy a reality for everyone. Yes Solar Solutions designs, sells, and installs photovoltaic solar panel systems for homes, businesses, nonprofits, municipalities, government/military agencies, and more throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Based in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area, our expert team of certified installers and experienced project managers will carefully oversee your installation to ensure efficient, high-quality results that will stand the test of time. Yes Solar Solutions is proud to offer our services in the Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville, and Columbia SC areas. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has recognized Yes Solar Solutions as the first NABCEP-accredited solar installer on the East Coast. Yes Solar is proud to remain the only NABCEP-accredited solar installation company in the Carolinas.