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Corporate Members:

8 Rivers Capitalis 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.

Atkinsis 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.

AREVAsupplies 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.

Babcock & Wilcox Companysupplies 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.

BDOis 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 & VeatchFounded 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 Insightchanges how organizations collaborate with colleagues, customers, prospects and partners, resulting in improved profitability for business and improved value for customers.

Calor Energyis 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&Iis 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.

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

Choice Translatingis a translating and interpreting agency serving the medical, legal, manufacturing, marketing and education industries through Imagination, Expertise, and Commitment.

Double Time CapitalInvestment firm focused on cleaner American energy.

Duke Energyis the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers with electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

Emerson/ASCOis 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 SolutionsAs 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.

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

FCETAn 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.

Fluordesigns, 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-bitis 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 & Associatesa 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.

GreerWalkerfocuses 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 Engineeringis 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, 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 RandOur 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, LLCprovides 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 ThermodyneOur 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 Consultingservices 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.

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

KOYR Engineeringis 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 Managementexecutives 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.

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

NOVA Lightingis 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 EnergyOur 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.

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

Piedmont Natural Gasis 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.

PlotWattemploys 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.

PwCfocuses 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 Corporationis 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 Advisorsis 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 InternationalRTI, headquarter 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 Copperwas 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.

SCANAFor 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.

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.

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

Shift Equityis 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 EnergyOur 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.

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

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

Stark Powerspecializes 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 LLCis 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 Systemsis 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 CorpAs 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 Corporationis 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.

URS Corporationis a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. E4 Carolinas Board Member.

United Services Groupsupplies 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, 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 Companyprovides 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.

Wright DirectionsDavid 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.  (no web link) 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 Collegeprovides 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.

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 PartnershipA 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 UniversityRanked 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 Joulesis 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.

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

New Carolinais 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 UniversityWith 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, CharlotteEducational 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 Collegeis 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 Commercepromotes 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 UniversityLocated 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 FoundationSCUREF’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.

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-Charlotteis 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 Carolinais 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/GreenvilleFormed 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 Collegeis 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.

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