Titanium Level
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.

Duke Energy

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.

ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.

ElectriCities is a not-for-profit membership organization of municipally owned electric utilities that are spread across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. We advocate for public power communities at the state and federal levels, and provide a number of administrative, technical, legal, and legislative services to support our members.

K&L Gates

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

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.

North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives

Driven by service and inspired by innovation, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are building a brighter energy future for 2.5 million North Carolinians. Beyond providing electricity, each of the 26 not-for-profit cooperatives is investing in their communities and delivering new energy solutions to improve quality of life for co-op members in 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. We strive not only to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity, but also to make a difference.


UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.

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.

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. The SCE&G Energy Innovation Center houses the world’s most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility capable of full-scale highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for wind turbines. The mission of the facility is to provide high value, high quality and cost-competitive testing services to industry that will lead to lowering the cost of energy delivered by wind power.

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.

Energy Solutions

EnergySolutions, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a nuclear industry Waste Management and Decommissioning and Decontamination (D&D) services company. With more than 50-years of Waste Management and D&D experience EnergySolutions provides services and solutions to the nuclear industry with state-of-the-art facilities to safely characterize, transport, recycle, process and dispose of nuclear material. EnergySolutions customers include utilities that own and operate nuclear power plants, the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Defense (DOD), research laboratories and hospitals. With more than 1,500 employees in the United States, Canada and Japan, EnergySolutions has the experience and expertise necessary to safely meet our customer’s needs.

Eric Mower & Associates

Eric Mower + Associates is a digitally-integrated independent marketing and public relations agency. With 210 professionals in Charlotte; Cincinnati; Boston; Atlanta; Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany, N.Y.; and New York City, EMA delivers strategic insights, digital solutions, smart creative, and award-winning results to clients.


For decades, Framatome has and will continue to be involved in the design and manufacturing of nuclear power plants and associated services, components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems. With approximately 2,300 Framatome employees in the United States and Canada, the company has – over time – serviced every nuclear power plant in the United States and many in Canada. At Framatome, our people and their expertise drive the company. That expertise and operational excellence are at the heart of our strategy.

GMI Manufacturing

GMI 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.

Ingersoll Rand

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.


Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely, and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world.

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.

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.


Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Trilliant Networks, Inc.

Trilliant® empowers the energy industry with the only purpose-built communications platform that enables utilities and cities to securely and reliably deploy any application - on one powerful network. With the most field-proven, globally compliant solution in the market, Trilliant empowers you by connecting the world of things®.


Westinghouse Electric Company provides a wide range of nuclear power plant products and services to utilities throughout the world. When the era of nuclear energy began more than 50 years ago, we were there. Today, we're leading the way with a new generation of nuclear technology, helping the world meet growing electricity demand with safe, clean, and reliable nuclear energy. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Gold Level

AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. We connect expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. Worldwide, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programs that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives.


Aecon-Wachs, previously known as Wachs Technical Services, has served the Industrial and Power Generation markets for nearly 30 years. Our industry professionals bring in-depth expertise to deliver projects safely, on time and within budget. Aecon-Wachs combines the strengths and experience of a leading construction contractor with specialized engineering capabilities for industrial clients to develop and drive an integrated construction management plan. The end-result is always the same: A proven, managed task approach that provides value to clients and ultimately improves cost, schedule, quality and construction predictability on every project we deliver.

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.


CORMETECH is a leader in providing environmental services solutions used to reduce emissions from coal and gas-fired power generation, chemical process industries, petroleum refineries, and diesel engines. It manufactures new SCR catalyst (e.g. COMET™, DUST BUSTER™), provides SCR catalyst regeneration and full life-cycle catalyst management services. Additional products and services include engineering, design and supply services for SCRs, SNCRs, and ammonia systems. CORMETECH has delivered environmental catalyst solutions to more than 1,600 SCR systems totaling over 156 GW of worldwide generating capacity. The company is co-owned by Energy Capital Partners and STEAG Energy Services GmbH.

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.

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.

GE Hitachi

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors, fuel and nuclear services.

Established in 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor, fuel and service opportunities.

The alliance combines GE’s design expertise and history delivering reactors, fuels and services globally with Hitachi’s proven experience in advanced modular construction to offer customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

HDR Engineering

HDR 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.


At McDermott, we proudly create and deliver complete, innovative solutions as the trusted global partner, enabling our customers to maximize the potential of natural resources. Our Vision of the future is built upon two essential ingredients: Purpose and Values. They are simple ideas with immense depth—and will keep us steadfast and focused on creating a collaborative culture, one that is primed to seize every opportunity and transform it into success.

Natural Resources Defense Council

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to safeguard the earth-its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 600 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.

Southeastern Wind Coalition

The Southeastern Wind Coalition is a non-profit that works to advance the wind industry in the Southeast. We focus on supply chain, land-based wind, offshore wind, and wind imports. Our mission is to advance the wind industry in ways that result in net economic benefits to utilities, citizens, and ratepayers. The Coalition takes an objective, data-driven, and economic development focused approach to ensure the Southeast can take advantage of this clean, low-cost fuel source.

Tokai Carbon USA

Tokai Carbon manufactures graphite electrodes for the production of steel in electric arc furnaces. Through our global network of plants in the United States, Japan and Germany, we have become a global leader in producing high-performance graphite electrodes and carbon products.

We are honored to serve the US and worldwide EAF steel industry and we strive to be your supplier of choice, by offering not only superior quality electrodes and products, but also providing commercial and technical solutions with superior, local support.

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.


Zachry Group is North America's pacesetter in turnkey construction, engineering, maintenance, turnaround and fabrication services to the power, energy, chemicals, manufacturing and industrial sectors. We have 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. We work with customers to plan, build and renew their most critical facilities, so they can achieve their immediate and long-term goals, all at the highest safety standards.

Silver Level
Appalachian State University

As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

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.

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. The firm’s ability to enhance value has resulted in achieving superior operating performance from its power generation assets while maintaining a minimal and well-managed risk profile.


In the US, Deloitte LLP and Deloitte USA LLP are member firms of DTTL. The subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP provide industry-leading audit & assurance, consulting, tax, and risk and financial advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands, including more than 85 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 private and middle market companies.
Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors with one purpose: to deliver measurable, lasting results. We help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society.
As part of the DTTL network of member firms, we are proud to be associated with the largest global professional services network, serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them.

Electric Power Research Institute

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. As an independent, nonprofit organization for public interest energy and environmental research, we focus on electricity generation, delivery, and use in collaboration with the electricity sector, its stakeholders and others to enhance the quality of life by making electric power safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible.


FHG Builds and maintains fuel distribution infrastructure. The company is headquartered in Charlotte and has provided construction services throughout the Eastern U.S. since 1982. Top quality project management and a strong commitment to its mission have remained consistent as FHG has grown to become an industry leader.

Gilbert Browne & Associates

Gilbert Browne & Assocates, a Charlotte-based executive search firm, has recruited key professionals to clients in Europe and across North America since 1998. Specializing in the energy sector, the firm has served electric utilities, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and startups involved in virtually all aspects of energy production, transmission, distribution, and storage.

Lime Energy

Lime is 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

Founded in 1912, Lockhart Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility located in the Upstate of South Carolina. We provide cost-effective and reliable electric power generation, transmission, distribution and lighting services to a range of residential, commercial, industrial and wholesale customers. Our service area spans portions of five South Carolina counties: Spartanburg, Union, Cherokee, Chester and York.

New River Light and Power

The mission of New River Light and Power Company is to provide electrical service in the most efficient and reliable manner to Appalachian State University, the Town of Boone and the surrounding community within the franchised areas assigned by statute and agreement between NRLP and Blue Ridge Electric Membership Cooperative. A secondary mission is to provide for the university's needs through financial support. In fulfilling its missions, NRLP serves as a positive link between Appalachian State University, the Town of Boone and the surrounding community in economic development and public relations.

Nuclear Energy Institute

Nuclear Energy Institute, with member participation, develops policy on key legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry. NEI then serves as a unified industry voice before the U.S. Congress, executive branch agencies and federal regulators, as well as international organizations and venues. NEI also provides a forum to resolve technical and business issues for the industry. Finally, NEI provides accurate and timely information on the nuclear industry to members, policy makers, the news media, and the public.

Nuclear Matters

Nuclear Matters is a national coalition that works to inform the public and policy makers about the clear benefits of nuclear energy. The coalition supports solutions that properly value nuclear energy as a reliable, affordable, safe, and carbon-free electricity resource that is essential to America's Energy Future.


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.


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.

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating the growth of the Research Triangle Region’s cleantech economy.
We promote collaboration and partnership which drives innovation and sector growth and creates competitive advantage for both companies and the region by concentrating resources on a single vision and plan to advance company growth and attract cleantech investment.


Across ScottMadden's 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.


At Sensus, we apply technology and data-driven insights to deliver a whole new level of efficiency, responsiveness and analytical capabilities—for you. We help the world’s public service providers—from utilities, to cities, to industrial complexes and campuses—do more with their infrastructure to improve the quality of life in their communities. By aligning our people, processes and products, we are making a real difference in the world.

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. 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.


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. We offer our customers the confidence to know that when we say what we’ll do, we’ll do what we say. It’s this confidence that has made Tindall a trusted partner on thousands of projects for more than 50 years.

Ward & Smith

Ward and Smith is committed to building and maintaining relationships with every client because we understand that every client has unique needs. We work to become fully acquainted with the management style and operations of our clients so we are able to provide timely, practical, and strategic legal services. We advocate a proactive and preventative approach to our clients' legal issues so that through proper planning and maintenance our clients can avoid legal difficulties and costs. We believe that this approach provides our clients with responsive, high-quality, and cost effective legal services.

Womble Bond Dickinson

In the fast-moving, challenging and dynamic energy sector, Womble Bond Dickinson helps energy companies by offering practical and innovative solutions that support our clients’ goals of sustainable growth and success. We represent major integrated utility companies, complex joint venture participants, natural resources companies, independent power producers, established middle market companies, banks, private equity funds, international diversified energy companies, and renewable project developers.


Wood is a global leader delivering technical, engineering and project services across the entire asset life cycle. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing nearly 60,000 people. We provide performance-driven solutions across the complete life cycle of assets, from development to decommissioning, for a broad range of industries. In the power sector, our experience includes Engineering, Design, and Project Management; Analytics and Laboratory Testing; Construction (EPC) and Commissioning; Safety, Licensing and Regulatory Support; Plant Operations and Maintenance and Life Extension; and Decommission and Demolition Services.

Bronze Level
8-Rivers Capital

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.

Accelerate Solar

Marking 7 years in Charlotte, Accelerate Solar is powered by talent, experience, and a drive to provide the best available solution to any complex energy needs. We are a full-service EPC for any type of solar installation, energy storage, UPS, or micro-grid project. A portfolio of municipal, governmental, and private projects is available. Smart financing and lease options are available for any public, private, or non-profit entity.


ACES (Alliance for Cooperative Energy Services Power Marketing LLC ) is a nationwide energy risk management company. We help our Members and Customers manage Energy more efficiently, with less risk. ACES' Members and Customers operate in all of the major electricity markets in the U.S. and have a collective portfolio of over 50,000 MW of both load and resources. ACES provides services as agent, representing its Members and Customers in the marketplace to help manage their energy risk.

Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy has devoted more than three decades to perfecting power—enabling design breakthroughs and driving growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. We shape and transform how power is used, delivered, and managed by some of the world’s leading semiconductor and industrial manufacturers. We design and manufacture highly-engineered precision power, measurement, and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes.

Alliance of Professionals and Consultants

Alliance of Professionals and Consultants(APC), 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. 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

American Petroleum Institute(API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. API’s mission is to promote safety across the industry globally and to influence public policy in support of a strong, viable U.S. oil and natural gas industry. API’s more than 600 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans.

Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS)

AMS provides the worldwide nuclear energy industry with products and services to verify performance of process instrumentation and control (I&C) systems. Our work covers in-situ response time testing of temperature and pressure sensors, cable condition monitoring, EMC qualification testing of digital I&C systems, wireless technology implementation for voice and data communication, rod control system testing, and I&C training.

Ardent Edge

Ardent Edge believes in advancing power system electronics to enable a future with reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy. Ardent Edge technology is a chemistry agnostic, cutting edge approach to battery system design. By using low-cost, ubiquitous off-the-shelf components, this technology raises the bar for energy storage platforms.


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.

Baldwin Consulting Group

Baldwin Consulting Group combines its track record of collaboration, influence and performance to deliver on business goals and influence policy through proven areas of expertise.

George Baldwin-Principal is a senior executive with extensive knowledge in identifying complex management solutions, strategic planning, developing policy, external affairs and building high performance sales & marketing programs.

Birdseye Renewable Energy

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.

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.


C4CS specializes in strategic communication and crisis management precisely tuned to protect and enhance brand equity, reputation and the bottom line. Our team has successfully worked with corporate, nonprofit, and government client partners around the world. Through strategic counsulting, skills building workshops and executive coaching, we provide solutions that make our client partners smarter and more competitive.

Calor Energy

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

Carolina Solar Services

Since 2014, Carolina Solar Services (CSS) has delivered premium client service, maximum up-time and reliability to each solar generator it maintains. With over 13 years combined Operation and Maintenance experience in the utility-scale solar industry CSS has the experience and tools to provide a broad range of boots-on-the-ground services including commissioning, preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, 24/7 monitoring, regulatory compliance, and data analytics. CSS currently provides ongoing electrical inspection and maintenance services for 147.6 MWdc of solar assets in North Carolina.


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.

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance enthusiastically collaborates to promote and advance the Charlotte region, creating opportunity, economic growth and prosperity for all. We are a champion for all, celebrating and supporting diversity across businesses, talents and views. We innovate for all, thinking and acting forward in the ways we attract, support and do business.

Charlotte Regional Visits Authority

The CRVA works to deliver experiences that uniquely enrich the lives of our visitors and residents. Through leadership in destination development, marketing and venue management expertise, the CRVA leads efforts to maximize the region's economic potential through visitor spending, creating jobs and opportunities for the community. In addition, the CRVA promotes Charlotte as a visitor destination, a host site for meetings and events and a production location for film through Visit Charlotte. Furthermore, the CRVA looks to constantly advance the visitor economy, recognizing that visitor spending continues to be an essential catalyst in making the city and attractive place to live, work, play and visit.


Clearpath believes 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.

Collins Climate Consulting

Collins Climate Consulting (C3) is a strategic advisory that helps accelerate the shift to a low-carbon economy for businesses and communities. C3 specializes in stakeholder engagement, communications and strategy development.


Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense, and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. Curtiss-Wright's Power segment delivers leading edge technologies that enhance customer safety, reliability, and performance in the most demanding environments.

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.

Duke University Energy Initiative

The Duke University Energy Initiative is a university-wide interdisciplinary collaboration focused on advancing an accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean energy system.
The Initiative reaches across business, engineering, environment, law, policy, and the arts and sciences to educate tomorrow’s energy innovators, develop new solutions through research, and improve energy decisions by engaging business and government leaders.

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.

Energy Intelligence Partners

EIP 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.

Energy United

EnergyUnited 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. 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.

Engineering Planning and Management, Inc.(EPM)

EPM is a multi-discipline engineering company that provides a full range of technical consulting and engineering services, along with integrated software solutions to assist our clients in addressing regulatory compliance challenges to improve safety and reduce risk at their facilities. As part of our long-term commitment to excellence, EPM has built a reputation as the premier service and software provider to U.S. and international utilities as energy firms look to modernize, maintain, upgrade, and comply with safety standards in the face of shifting industry regulations. Our expertise includes Fire Safety, Detailed Fire Modeling, Probability Risk Analysis (PRA), Risk Informed Initiatives and many other specialty programs including Environmental Qualification (EQ) and Safety Classification (Q-List).

Enovation Partners

Founded in 2013 by energy practice leaders from the top management consulting firms. Enovation was created to bring innovative thinking to an increasingly complex energy and infrastructure sector, and to deliver exceptional results.

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of 675 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. EDF believes prosperity and environmental stewardship must go hand in hand. They are optimists and have seen their ideas make a huge difference.

EXCEL Services Corporation

EXCEL is an industry recognized leader in the US and internationally for providing nuclear energy production with innovative solutions to complex problems that enhance safety and security, improve efficiency, and reduce cost. More than ever, resources spent finding solutions to complex problems need to count.

EXCEL combines a broad and deep knowledge of the industry with world-class technical expertise, problem solving consultants, and cost saving mechanisms to create high impact solutions to solve difficult challenges faced by energy production and other critical infrastructure clients.

EXCEL is dedicated to getting it right the first time, every time-there is no margin for error. Let us turn your challenges into opportunities for success.


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.


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.

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

Forsite Development is a Charlotte, NC based real estate development firm focused exclusively on acquiring corporate surplus industrial real estate. We look to provide companies comprehensive solutions for divesting of their excess real estate.

Gaston College

At Gaston College, you’ll find a rich community of goal-oriented students. We offer over 100 academic programs and classes to fit your lifestyle. Gaston professors are caring and committed, partnering with students to reach their goals. Many of our students are already in the workforce, while others are preparing for the next step in their academic journey.

GSE Systems

GSE Systems is evolving from a world leader in real-time, high-fidelity simulation, training and engineering solutions into a premier performance improvement company. Our combined expertise in engineering, operations, visualization, training and simulation improve both human and plant performance. GSE Systems uses a set of integrated products and services that provide a structured, integrated approach from employee selection through continuous skills improvement. GSE Systems improves the performance of power plants with a range of services and technologies designed to help run plants at top efficiency.


The Henkels & McCoy Group Companies design, build, and maintain infrastructure for the utility and communications markets. Our nationwide teams provide construction and installation, design and engineering, project management, and maintenance services to utility, commercial, industrial, and government customers. uol


IdeemaTec Tracking & Mounting System is 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.

Kairos Power

Kairos Power is a mission-driven engineering company focused on the delivery of a clean, affordable, and safe energy solution through the integrated design, licensing, and demonstration of advanced reactor technology. Our mission – to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal of dramatically improving people’s quality of life while protecting the environment – is focused on deployment of a U.S. demonstration plant before 2030 and a rapid deployment thereafter. The Kairos Power fluoride salt-cooled, high temperature reactor (KP-FHR) is a novel advanced reactor technology that aims to be cost competitive with natural gas in the U.S. electricity market and to provide a long-term reduction in cost.


Kinectrics is the category leader in providing life cycle management services for the electricity industry. Trusted by clients worldwide, our expertise in engineering, testing, inspection, and certification is backed by our independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1,000 engineers and technical experts. From initial design and type testing to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably and efficiently throughout their entire life cycle.

Kinney Public Strategies

Kinney Public Strategies helps solve problems for today's dynamic business climate leveraging more than 30 years of senior level experience in strategic communications, community affairs, crisis management and public policy. Having managed issues across the country, Kinney Public Strategies brings a unique perspective and a network of support to the strategic needs of companies throughout the energy spectrum. Whether assisting a company deliver on a key business initiative or providing coaching for the development of senior staff, we help drive business success.


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.


LaBella Associates offers full-services architecture, engineering, environmental consulting, and planning services. With a staff of over 530 members, and 16 office locations - including 3 in North Carolina, we have the depth of resources to implement successful projects on time and within budget. In recent years, LaBella Associates has been included in the Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 500, as well as winning project awards at the local, regional, and national levels.

Livingston and Haven, AEG International

Livingston & 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.


MasTec is a National Infrastructure construction company, serving a broad range of industries within the energy and communication sectors. MasTec is a publicly traded, Fortune 500, certified Minority-Controlled Company, with a workforce of 20,000 and a footprint extending throughout North America and parts of Latin America.

Midlands Tech

You can get anywhere from here. It’s not just a slogan; it’s a reality. MTC grads have gone on to attend Harvard University, work for Fortune 500 companies, and start their own businesses. At heart, we’re a forward-thinking, proactive college that believes in real-world experiences and hands-on training in a diverse atmosphere. We are redefining what a technical college is, through the range of programs we offer, partnerships with local employers, and facilities with high-tech equipment–including some you won’t find anywhere else in the state.

NC Sustainable Energy Association

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.

Nelson Mullins

At Nelson Mullins, we help advance our clients’ business goals through flexibility, business sense, and tireless advocacy based on a deep understanding of their business worlds. A team of more than 750 attorneys, policy advisors, eDiscovery professionals and other business professionals with over 100 diversified practice areas, we work side-by-side with you towards shared goals. Working side-by-side with clients, our results-oriented, collaborative approach has made Nelson Mullins the firm of choice for many.

North Carolina Building Performance Association

North Carolina Building Performance Associates is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) trade association serving North Carolina's Building performance contractors and the general public with education, member services, and industry advocacy.

NTE Energy

NTE Energy is a leading power supplier, providing communities and other wholesale customers with reliable, low-cost, environmentally responsible energy solutions. With offices in Charlotte and Boston and headquarters in St. Augustine, Florida, NTE develops, builds and operates electric generation facilities, executing all aspects of project development from initial market and site evaluations to permitting, financing, construction and operation.


NuGen is developing the NuGen Engine™, a robust single-module, direct-cycle gas-cooled microreactor. Within the module, its patented innovative fuel core is fully integrated with the reactor’s other components and systems, offering one of the safest and simplest microreactor designs. The output of the NuGen Engine™ would be scalable between 1-50 MWe and it would offer process heat for cogeneration and direct mechanical energy for propulsion. NuGen’s current design efforts are focused on a semi-autonomous transportable ultra-compact engine for off-grid uses, such as remote locations, mining sites and national security infrastructure. This design would be adaptable for other off-grid uses and lunar applications.


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. Each solar project is developed to maximize profitability for investors, work opportunities for local contractors, as well as training and educational opportunities for local residents. Our company leverages an in-depth understanding of state energy policy, existing energy infrastructure, and project ownership and tax structuring, combined with relationships with utilities to develop successful and profitable turnkey solar power plants.

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.


PGS is a leading provider of quality CPE approved seminars for the electric power and energy industries. Established in 1990, PGS has trained over 10,000 energy professionals. PGS offers on-site training programs, public Classroom Seminars, live Phone & Web Seminars, and online training.

Power America

PowerAmerica, a proud member of Manufacturing USA, brings together the brightest minds in the wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor world. Semiconductor manufacturers and the companies that use power semiconductors in their products are working together to accelerate the adoption of next generation silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power electronics. Our objective is to reduce the cost and the perceived risk inherent with this new technology. With the backing of the U.S. Department of Energy and engagement of top researchers, we exchange knowledge and processes and provide access to an educated workforce.

Pro Global Partners

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. PGP is product and service agnostic, with specialty divisions focused on understanding and delivering on our customer’s individual needs.

RCS Corporation

RCS Corporation is a nationwide staffing solutions provider for best-of-class companies with an emphasis in the Energy Industry. RCS recruits top talent for direct hire and contract staffing positions, as well as provides customized, efficient and low-cost payroll services. Recruiting specialties consist of Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Construction Management, Operations Management and Business Professionals.

Regions Bank

Regions Financial Corporation, with $125 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 1,900 ATMs. Our mission is to achieve superior economic value for our shareholders over time by making life better for our customers, our associates and our communities and creating shared value as we help them meet their financial goals and aspirations.

RIN Advisors

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

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.


Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our mission is to make it easier for more people to use powerful analytics every day, to shorten the path from data to insight – and to inspire bold new discoveries that drive progress. The result is analytics that breaks down barriers, fuels ambitions and gets results.

Savannah River National Laboratory

Savannah River National Laboratory is the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). The laboratory applies state-of-the-art science to provide practical, high-value, cost-effective solutions to complex technical problems. The laboratory earns its world-class reputation because of its talented people and their unwavering commitment to safety, security and quality in the delivery of technology solutions that work.

Schulte Associates

Schulte Associates LLC (SA) is an executive management consulting firm with a specialty practice in energy-related industries. SA clients include utilities, electric transmission and distribution companies, natural gas producers, pipeline companies, venture capital firms, state economic development offices and companies that sell to or through energy companies. Key focus areas include grid-level and distributed electric generation, transmission and demand-side resource planning and permitting, renewable energy/energy storage combinations to replace legacy fossil-fired generation resources as they are retired, and related planning and regulatory project management.


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.

SIA Partners

Sia Partners is a next generation consulting firm focused on delivering superior value and tangible results to its clients as they navigate the digital revolution. Our global footprint and our expertise in more than 30 sectors and services allow us to accompany our clients worldwide. We guide their projects and initiatives in strategy, business transformation, IT & digital strategy, and Data Science. As the pioneer of Consulting 4.0, we develop consulting bots and we integrate the disruption of AI in our solutions.

South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance

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.

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. 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.

Studsvik Scandpower

Studsvik Scandpower - The leading independent provider of state-of-the-art nuclear fuel management software and world class engineering services to support the delivery of clean energy now, and in the future. We offer a full suite of licensing-grade software and engineering services to support operating utilities, fuel vendors, safety authorities, next generation reactor developers and research organizations. Our products are used throughout the world for reactor fuel and core design, analysis, and operational support.

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.


Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq: RUN) is the nation’s leading residential solar, storage and energy services company. With a mission to create a planet run by the sun, Sunrun has led the industry since 2007 with its solar-as-a-service model, which provides clean energy to households with little to no upfront cost and at a saving compared to traditional electricity. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains the systems, while families receive predictable pricing for 20 years or more. The company also offers a home solar battery service, Sunrun Brightbox, that manages household solar energy, storage and utility power.  


Tantalus provides TUNet® – the Tantalus Utility Network – which is an award winning end-to-end communications platform utilizing IP-based networks including Fiber, WiMAX and cellular as well as 220 & 900 MHz wireless RF. TUNet is purpose built for the Smart Grid and unites utility applications through distributed, Linux-based edge computing capability at every endpoint. The result is enhanced value across all utility departments through integrated solutions such as AMI, outage management, power quality monitoring, load management, distribution automation and grid optimization that are both cost-effective and practical to deploy throughout urban and rural service areas.

Thomas Thor Keysource

Thomas Thor Associates provide recruitment, executive search and consulting services to the global nuclear industry. Our clients include nuclear regulators, operators, engineering companies, equipment manufacturers and research organisations. Our offices are in Europe, Middle East and North America. Our multinational and multilingual staff have an unrivalled global network in the nuclear industry. Following the union of Thomas Thor and KeySource HCI in 2016, we proudly operate as KeySource Global in North America.

Tipping Point

Tipping Point Renewable Strategies helps clean energy companies grow.

UNC Charlotte

The University of North Carolina 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.

United Community Bank

Since 1950, United Community Bank has been dedicated to providing best in class service to our customers as the foundation of every relationship. We are “The Bank That SERVICE Built®” and we are committed to improving the lives of residents in the communities we serve through the philosophy of delivering exceptional banking service. We deliver our services through our offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee are able to provide a full range of consumer and commercial banking products. Our Renewable Energy Finance group is focused on providing a range of financing solutions for the renewable energy industry.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 74 bachelor's, 104 master's, 65 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools including the College of Arts and Sciences. Every day, faculty, staff, and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina's most pressing needs in every region and all 100 counties.

US Commercial Services

The US Commercial Service supports American businesses with inherently governmental and trade promotion activities. The CS helps U.S. companies increase their international market share and sales. We assist U.S. companies in leveraging world-class market research, promoting their products and services in target markets, meeting qualified international buyers and distributors, and overcome challenges and barriers that they may encounter while doing business in international markets.


University of South Carolina is the state’s flagship university with more than 45,000 students at the system’s eight campuses. The university's mission is the education of the state’s residents through teaching, research, creative activity and community engagement.

Whitehall Advisory Group

Whitehall Advisory Group is an international business consulting company delivering best practices to privately held and publicly traded corporations. Whitehall Advisory Group has provided many companies with the tools to succeed. Mr. Michael Teden helps businesses navigate through its most difficult issues, helping them find the right solutions, working always toward becoming a trusted adviser.

World Affairs Council of Charlotte

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.