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Corporate Members:

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.

AECOM designs, builds, finances, and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses, and organizations in more than 150 countries.

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.

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.

Babcock & Wilcox Company supplies products and services to a wide spectrum of industries and markets, including Modular Nuclear Power, Renewable Energy, Government Services, Fossil Power, Environmental and Commercial Nuclear Power.

BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. In North Carolina key offices are in Charlotte and Raleigh.

Black & Veatch Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in these major markets: Energy, Water, Telecommunications, Federal and Management Consulting.

C5 Insight changes how organizations collaborate with colleagues, customers, prospects and partners, resulting in improved profitability for business and improved value for customers.

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

Carotek From the simple to the complex, Carotek offers a broad scope of products and services in mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and integrated technology solutions.

CB&I 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.

Celgard With more than 30 years of experience in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance membrane separators, Celgard is a recognized leader among lithium battery material suppliers, delivering outstanding product performance, reliable supply, technical solutions, and global business support.

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

Choice Translating Awarded Best Places to Work in 2015, Choice Translating has provided translation, software and website localization, desktop publishing, and interpreting services in 200 languages for numerous business sectors. The latest technology, experienced project managers, expert translators and interpreters.

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

Double Time Capital Investment firm focused on cleaner American 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.

Emerson/ASCO is a diversified global manufacturing and technology company. We offer a wide range of products and services in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets through our Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions businesses.

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.

EngenuitySC is a public-private partnership focused on enhancing the region’s competitiveness and prosperity.

FCET An R&D stage technology company based in Georgia, FCET is developing a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) employing proprietary thin-film technology. FCET plans to locate a manufacturing facility in the Charlotte metropolitan area.

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-bit is a Durham, North Carolina-based research, advisory, and SaaS company focused on business trends in clean energy, green building, and corporate sustainability. Their mission is to save customers time; make them experts; support data-based decision making; and catalyze action, investment, innovation, and profit for customers.

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

Global Quality Assurance, Inc. (GQA) is an auditing, consulting and source surveillance service organization. Our objective is to provide thorough, comprehensive, and effective evaluations of company and supplier Quality Assurance Programs, both domestic and internationally.

GMI (General Microcircuits, Inc.) 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.

GreerWalker 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.

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.

Hendrick Construction, Inc. is a Charlotte, N.C.-based general contractor that provides commercial construction services throughout the Southeast. Its diverse project portfolio includes energy projects, municipal government facilities, medical buildings, manufacturing space for biotech companies and sophisticated office space.

Ingersoll Rand Our people and our family of brands-including Club Car, Ingersoll Rand, Schlage, Thermo King and Trane-work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency.

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 Our mission is to dramatically change how people and designers view their environment by introducing them to virtually unlimited sources of free, green energy. We aim to create solutions that harvest these energy sources and to partner with companies to find creative applications to utilize this energy.

J-E-T-S Consulting services are directed toward real, measurable improvement in operations efficiency, reliability, and safety. Our specialty is working with highly regulated environments, including nuclear power plants, public utilities, analytical laboratories, government and government contractors, environmental restoration, and construction.

Kleinfelder is an employee-owned engineering, architecture, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world’s complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Working as a team, our bright people will deliver the right solutions.

Kontek Industries With a growing list of clientele in a variety of areas, Kontek Industries continues to deliver leading-edge custom security and defense solutions.

KOYR Engineering is an entrepreneurial firm based in Raleigh, NC. Koyr’s focus is hardware and software that performs measurements and analysis as well as labor and workflow automation for the Nuclear Power Industry.

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.

McKinsey & Co. is a global management consulting firm. The company advises the world’s leading businesses, governments and institutions. The Charlotte office of McKinsey & Co. was instrumental to the strategic direction and start-up of the E4 Carolinas organization.

Merrick & Company is a growing, employee-owned firm providing advisory, design, management, and operations solutions to meet energy, security, life sciences, infrastructure, and emerging challenges worldwide.

Mesa Associates, Inc. offers multi-discipline engineering services to both Power Generation and Power Delivery markets.

Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems (MNES) is a designer of America’s next generation of clean air nuclear energy generating stations and is an emerging leader in nuclear energy services.

Mount Vernon Asset Management executives represent a broad range of skills and experience in Real Estate operations, compliance and finance. Mount Vernon manages distressed real estate and also corporate debt secured by impaired real estate.

Nexgrid builds products that provide utilities and consumers the ability to manage and monitor a smart grid or smart home network. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

NOVA Lighting is a distributor of lighting supplies and offers lighting energy management solutions (auditing, design, installation) to end users in the industrial/commercial, warehouse/distribution, hospitality, petroleum, institutional, and municipal market segments.

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.

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

O2 Energies, Inc. is focused on developing and owning large scale ground-mounted solar power plants in the Southeast United States.

PGP Energy Services 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.

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.

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

PlotWatt 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 Prequalified Ready Employees for Power — PReP Intl is not simply a staffing company, it is a partner for professionals and organizations seeking to build, grow and extend their career and the careers of their employees in the new age in energy. Those involved with human resources in these energy organizations should be seen as the most strategic thinking department in the company.

PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. Additionally, in the US, PwC concentrates on 16 key industries and provides targeted services that include — but are not limited to — human resources, deals, forensics, and consulting services.

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.

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.

RTI International 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.

Santee Copper 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.

SCANA For 160 years, SCANA Corporation has been an energizing force throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia – bringing power and fuel to homes and businesses, stimulating economic growth, spurring innovation and enriching our local communities.

Secrest Blakey Associates provide financial planning and investment portfolio management services to its clients.

SGL Group The Carbon Company – 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.

Sheercom specializes in green, energy and sustainable services that seek to embrace an increased quality of life for future generations.

Shift Equity is expanding clean energy capacity in key growth industries. By focusing on removing the barriers that generally stop projects from becoming a reality, Shift is able to coordinate all aspects of deals from initial concept through installation and generation.

Siemens Energy 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.

SilverFern is an export management company that specializes in the exclusive sales & marketing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient products and services to foreign markets.

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.

Smith & Harroff, Inc. (S&H) is proud of its more than 40-year history of work for the nuclear energy and utility industries. We rank among the most highly regarded public relations firms in the country, specializing in strategic communications counseling, corporate public affairs and issue advertising.

SOS Intl In 2002, SOS Intl was established to fulfill the needs of System Operators in the utility industry.

Stark Power specializes in Lithium battery technologies and can provide innovative energy storage solutions to satisfy even our most demanding customers. Solutions can be provided through integration and adaptation of existing off-the-shelf technologies or through custom hardware and software design.

STEAG Energy Services LLC is part of the STEAG group, which offers integrated solutions in the fields of power and heat generation, as well as technical services. STEAG is a leader in SCR management and catalyst regeneration. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Strategic Power Systems is a global energy and technology company established in 1987. Using our proprietary software ORAP® (Operational Reliability Analysis Program), we collect and analyze operational, failure and maintenance data on operating thermal and wind plants. This information is used by our clients to reduce costs and operate with optimal performance.

Sustainable Ethanol Technologies (SET) is a biofuels company offering technology for inexpensive, environmentally-friendly production of an advanced biofuel – cellulosic ethanol.

Tindall Corp As a trusted industry leader, only Tindall provides the long-term performance and financial viability in all parts of the design, manufacturing, and erection of precast, prestressed concrete systems.

Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation is the North American representative for Toshiba’s global nuclear energy business. Established in 2008, TANE operates to provide North American customers with Toshiba’s nuclear expertise gained from 50+ years of engineering, construction and operation of nuclear power plants.

United Services Group supplies specialty welding, machining and staff augmentation solutions for the power generation market. Our mission is simple:  Achieve Service Excellence for our clients and provide them with four major keys: safety, quality, affordability and effectiveness.

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.

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

Wilson Engineering Services, PC (WES) provides a full range of engineering and consulting services for projects and programs spanning multiple engineering disciplines. WES combines extensive experience in energy, environmental remediation, dredging, agricultural production, waste management and handling, and project and program implementation to provide clients with sustainable answers to energy- and environment-related issues. WES delivers quality solutions in the provision of the following service areas.

Winston & Strawn LLP For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate for clients across virtually every industry. In that time, through careful growth and thoughtful fiscal management, we have built a law practice with tremendous breadth and a global reach. We are proud of the many accolades we have received over the years—a tribute to our lawyers’ creativity, flexibility, depth of experience, and commitment. The most meaningful accolade to us, though, is the continued trust and confidence of our clients.

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.

Zachry Holdings, Inc. 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.

Education and Nonprofit Members:

Aiken Technical College provides citizens of greater Aiken County opportunities for educational, economic, professional, social and personal development. The College educates and trains students to provide an effective work force to support economic growth and community development through its focus on teaching and service.

American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.

Central Piedmont Community College  (CPCC) 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 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.

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.

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.

Economic Development Partnership of Aiken and Edgefield Counties (SC) The mission of the Economic Development Partnership of South Carolina, a non-profit organization, is to promote economic development within Aiken and Edgefield counties, both for existing businesses and for new members of the business community.

EngenuitySC is committed to growing the knowledge economy in the South Carolina Midlands, where entrepreneurship, innovation and the development of knowledge drive prosperity.

EPRI – The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. conducts research, development and demonstration (RD&D) relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.

Francis Marion University offers a broad range of undergraduate degrees and a select number of graduate programs in serving the needs of communities, businesses and industries of the Pee Dee region. Francis Marion is the only state university located in the Pee Dee region, and many of its students are the first in their families to go to college.

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.

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.

New Carolina is a non-profit working to increase South Carolina’s economic competitiveness through a cluster development strategy, focusing on: 1) Strengthening core industries through clusters; 2) Fostering innovation in business and education through initiatives; 3) Connecting the dots across efforts.

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 (NCSEA) 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.

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.

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees.

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

SC Dept of Commerce promotes economic opportunity for individuals and businesses. From assisting with the location of new sites and buildings, offering grants for community development and infrastructure improvement, to providing workforce training, the Department of Commerce is here to help new and existing businesses grow.

SC State University Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, SC State University is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate programs in the areas of business, applied professional sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, engineering technology, education, arts, and humanities.

South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation SCUREF’s mission is to enhance the education and research programs in energy, national security, environmental management, and in health-related areas for its member institutions and for universities throughout the United States.

The Southeastern Wind Coalition works to advance the land-based and offshore wind industry in the Southeast.

SRS Community Re-Use Organization (SRSCRO), (Aiken, SC) is a 501(c) (3) private non-profit organization charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to diversify the economy of a five-county region, the SRSCRO Region of Georgia and South Carolina. SRSCRO counties include Aiken, Allendale and Barnwell in South Carolina and Richmond (Augusta) and Columbia counties in Georgia.

University City Partners-Charlotte is the technology heart of America’s No. 2 financial center.  Our 155,000 citizens have come from across America and around the globe to learn, live, innovate and prosper together.

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

UNC Charlotte (UNCC) 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.

Upstate SC Alliance/Greenville Formed in 2000, the Upstate South Carolina Alliance is a public/private regional economic development organization designed to market the dynamic 10-county Upstate region to the world. The 10 counties of the Alliance represent the commerce-rich northwestern corner of South Carolina.

York Technical College is a public, two-year institution of higher education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. York Technical College has an open admissions policy for qualified students and annually enrolls 8,000-10,000 credit students.