2018 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.
At National Grid, we are committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to the customers and communities we serve. We are one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world – covering Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. We also operate the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society – delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions. We are proud of the contributions our work and our people make to the prosperity and wellbeing of our customers, communities and investors. We do this by investing and supporting new and emerging innovations and technologies that drive cleaner energy, improved efficiency, and promote affordability and increased choice for our customers. In the U.S., we are primarily a distribution company with assets in all three states we operate in. We also have transmission assets in these states, as well as in New Hampshire and Vermont. On Long Island, we provide natural gas to more than 590,000 customers and operate 12 electricity generating units contracted to LIPA. National Grid plays a vital role in connecting millions of people to their energy needs today and will be there to help meet their energy needs of tomorrow.
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a clean energy leader. It operates primarily as a wholesale power generator, providing power and environmental attributes to utilities, retail electricity providers, power cooperatives, municipal electric providers and large industrial companies. It owns and operates more than 19,000 megawatts of generating assets located primarily in 32 states and Canada as of year-end 2017. NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest operator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. NextEra Energy Resources is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. NextEra Energy owns and operates generating assets of 46,790 megawatts, including the assets of NextEra Energy Resources. NextEra Energy subsidiaries, including Florida Power & Light Company, have developed new or repowered natural gas power plants with a combined generating capacity of more than 17,000 megawatts. For more information, visit www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), the largest state public power organization in the nation, operates 16 generating facilities, more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines, and our state-of-the-art digital asset health center, the Integrated Smart Operations Center (iSOC). Our commitment to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s landmark energy policies, Reforming the Energy Vision and the Clean Energy Standard, can be seen in the stewardship of our generation and transmission assets, leadership in energy efficiency and clean energy generation, and environmental justice and sustainability practices. A national leader in the development of clean energy technologies and electric vehicles, NYPA implements energy services projects throughout New York State, saving our customers money while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island proudly serves more than 1.1 million electrical customers, from Far Rockaway to Montauk, with a pledge to provide excellent customer service, best in class reliability, and opportunities for energy efficiency and renewable energy. PSEG Long Island helped customers save more than 280,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity in 2017, equivalent to more than $46 million per year in bill savings. Along with providing customers significant savings every month, the amount of energy saved is also good for the environment, roughly equal to taking more than 45,000 cars off the road. The company plans to do even more in demand-side management in the coming years.
New York State Smart Grid Consortium
The New York State Smart Grid Consortium (Consortium) is a unique non-profit public-private partnership that promotes broad statewide implementation of a clean, safe, and reliable smart grid. The Consortium brings together many of the world's leading utilities, technology providers, policy makers and research institutions to identify opportunities for accelerating grid modernization. The Consortium is the only organization of its kind in the US, with its diverse membership, focused on catalyzing the evolution of our energy system. The organization provides the perfect convening point to develop, test and implement optimal solutions to address regulatory and energy policy challenges. The Consortium is committed to assisting the public, energy policy makers and the energy industry in taking full advantage of clean energy technology.
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University, widely regarded as a SUNY flagship, is going beyond the expectations of what today’s public universities can accomplish. Since its founding in 1957, this young university has grown to become one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system with more than 25,700 students and 2,500 faculty members, and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Our faculty have earned numerous prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.The University offers students an elite education with an outstanding return on investment: U.S.News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 50 public universities in the nation. Its membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. As part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University joins a prestigious group of universities that have a role in running federal R&D labs. Stony Brook University is a driving force in the region’s economy, generating nearly 60,000 jobs and an annual economic impact of more than $4.6 billion. Our state, country and world demand ambitious ideas, imaginative solutions and exceptional leadership to forge a better future for all. The students, alumni, researchers and faculty of Stony Brook University are prepared to meet this challenge.
Essense Partners is an award-winning strategic marketing firm focused on the evolving energy and utilities sectors. Our clients include electric, gas, and water utilities, government entities and clean energy nonprofit organizations. Our creative team of strategists, marketers and technology experts are uniquely positioned to offer a wide breadth of strategic services, creating long-lasting campaigns that transform the marketplace.
Brookhaven National Laboratory
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory offers world-class facilities and expertise to answer the most exciting, important questions in science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technologies of tomorrow. Brookhaven is managed on behalf of DOE by Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), a partnership formed by Stony Brook University and Battelle.
Deepwater Wind is proud to be America’s leading offshore wind developer. The company’s path breaking Block Island Wind Farm is the first in the nation. Led by a veteran management team with experience in developing complex energy projects worldwide, Deepwater Wind is making offshore wind in America a reality. Headquartered in Providence, RI, we are actively planning offshore wind projects to serve multiple East Coast markets located 15 or more miles offshore, including New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, and New Jersey.
New York University Tandon School of Engineering
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering dates back to 1854. A January 2014 merger created a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in invention and entrepreneurship and dedicated to furthering technology in service to society. NYU Tandon collaborates with other schools within NYU, the country’s largest private research university, and is closely connected to engineering programs at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. For more information, visit engineering.nyu.edu.
SMM Advertising: Humanizing Brands. SMM is AEC 2018’s official marketing agency. With a 33-year history of serving technology-based clients, SMM has deep roots in the energy industry, as well as electronics, bioscience, manufacturing, education, healthcare and employee recruitment. A full-service advertising and marketing agency headquartered on Long Island, NY, SMM has been humanizing brands since 1985: they do that by building authentic and engaging communication strategies through all available media platforms. Services include: branding, websites, video, print, broadcast and online advertising; collateral, direct and Internet marketing, social media, and PR. www.smmadvertising.com
Empire State Development
As NY’s chief economic development agency, ESD provides technical and financial resources to encourage investment and create jobs across the State. Growing our clean energy economy is a priority for New York.
FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers with guided access to our extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth.
Our mission is to provide our customers with a high-quality power supply while contributing significantly to Québec’s collective wealth and our hydroelectric facilities play a central role in the emergence of a low-carbon economy. As recognized leaders in hydropower and large transmission systems, Hydro-Québec exports clean, renewable power and commercializes our expertise and innovations on world markets.
Long Island Power Authority
The Long Island Power Authority is the third largest public power authority in the United States. Its mission is to provide clean, reliable, and affordable electric service to 1.1 million customers on Long Island and in the Rockaways. LIPA owns Long Island’s electric grid and partners with PSEG Long Island to combine the cost advantages of public power with the experience of an energy company with a strong record of customer satisfaction.
Petro Home and Commercial Services
As the #1 heating oil company in the country, with over 100 years of experience, Petro is the only partner you need to help design cleaner, cost-effective energy and fuel solutions packages. We offer ultra-low sulfur heating oil, bio fuel and solar energy options to residential, commercial and multi-family dwellings and work with local authorities to offer solutions for all regulation compliance issues which can lead to Energy Star Ratings for your buildings.
Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) advances technology innovation and commercialization in New York State. Its programs assist companies from start-up through maturity, leveraging the state’s unparalleled investment in world-class technology assets.
Turning natural resources into energy for people and progress for society. We use our competence and technology to provide energy to a growing population in a responsible manner. This guides us as we work towards a future where energy is affordable and sustainable for all.
West Monroe is a progressive business and technology consulting firm that partners with dynamic organizations to reimagine, build, and operate their businesses at peak performance. Our team of more than 925 professionals is comprised of an uncommon blend of business consultants and deep technologists.
ULC Robotics, Inc.
ULC Robotics, Inc. is a leader in developing and deploying innovative technology and processes that help utility companies repair, inspect and assess their infrastructure. The deployment of ULC Robotics’ range of products and services helps to eliminate costly and disruptive excavation while eliminating gas leaks, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving efficiency.
Caithness Energy, L.L.C.
Caithness Energy, L.L.C. is an independent power producer engaged in the development and acquisition of power plants from renewable energy and natural gas in the United States. Over the last 40 years, Caithness has successfully developed, operated and owned interests in over 40 power projects utilizing wind, geothermal, solar and natural gas.
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek is the preeminent Long Island business law firm. With more than 50 attorneys, superior knowledge of the law, polished business acumen and proven credentials, we have earned a reputation for excellence and success. The strength of our firm’s resources greatly enhances what we can accomplish for clients; to not only solve problems, but to create opportunities. This ongoing achievement makes Ruskin Moscou Faltischek an acknowledged leader among our peers and the preferred choice among business leaders.
Ørsted is the world’s leading offshore wind developer, responsible for constructing nearly a quarter of the world’s installed offshore wind capacity. Based in Denmark, its North American headquarters is in Boston. Ørsted has development projects in Massachusetts and New Jersey and is delivering a two-turbine test project in Virginia for Dominion Energy. Additionally, they have an early stage project in British Columbia, Canada.
We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. That means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring. It inspires us to stay curious, act locally, and think internationally.
Binghamton University’s smart energy research is transformative, focusing on reliability, efficiency, resilience, integration and sustainability. Business partners around the world rely on our expertise in next-generation lithium-ion batteries; energy-efficient electronic systems; solar energy harvesting; and sensor development. Join the innovative environment at the premier public university in the Northeast: www.binghamton.edu/s3ip.
Clean Energy Business Incubator Program
The Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP), funded by NYSERDA, provides resources for developers of disruptive renewable/clean energy technologies. Bringing innovation to market can be a difficult process that requires technical and business guidance, successful acquisition of funding, and maintaining competitive advantages. By mentoring entrepreneurs, CEBIP helps to establish successful enterprises and bring their technologies to market.
Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College
The Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center (RESC) at Farmingdale State College (FSC) was established as the result of the 12 million dollar “Smart Grid Demonstration” grant. The mission of the RESC is to enhance public awareness of emerging renewable energy resources through a focus on applied research and workforce.
With $10M in funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, PowerBridgeNY’s mission is to turn cleantech innovations from the academic research labs of our partner institutions (Columbia University, New York University, City University of New York, Cornell Tech, Stony Brook University, and Brookhaven National Laboratory) into strong, cleantech, businesses in New York State. Learn more at powerbridgeny.com
The Center for Corporate Education
The Center for Corporate Education (CCE) at Stony Brook University revitalizes the area’s workforce through education that helps stimulate business growth and strengthen economic well-being. CCE programs provide essential skill sets that promote corporate competitiveness while, at the same time, helping to fill available employment niches with highly qualified workers. Specific industry sectors needs are addressed including clean energy, manufacturing, information systems, defense, life sciences, government and more.
SyracuseCoE is New York State’s Center of Excellence for Environmental and Energy Systems. Led by Syracuse University, SyracuseCoE engages faculty, students and collaborators at 200+ firms and institutions to catalyze innovations that improve energy efficiency, environmental quality and resilience in healthy buildings and cleaner, greener communities.
The Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI)
The Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting and guiding innovation companies grow. Since 1992 LIHTI has focused on helping early stage, technology driven companies and leveraging a partnership with Stony Brook University and its diverse resources to help its incubation companies.
Dynamic Supplier Alignment
Inspires public and private collaboration to foster the creation of new industries around innovations of local researchers and entrepreneurs, driving local economic growth and job creation.
SVAM International, Inc.,
SVAM International Inc. is a global provider of Information Technology Services and Software Development Services that delivers value and competitive advantage to its customers by improving their access to critical information, automating their business processes, and helping their personnel collaborate effectively. SVAM has worked with various utility providers like the Department of Environmental Protection (NYC, Water), LIPA, NYPA, FPL, helping them with a range of solutions covering Automatic Meter Reading, Billing, Document Management & IT Support. SVAM’s ProTRACKPlus is a software designed to help Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) to attract & retain investment in their region, by giving them the capability to create, store, manage and analyze internal structured data and business processes. In a single platform, the product can track investments & returns, manage workflows, and analyze project performance.
ThermoLift is developing a natural gas-driven heat pump and air conditioner to replace residential and commercial heating, cooling, and hot water systems with a single appliance.
Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University
The AERTC is a partnership of academic and research institutions, energy providers, industry, and government. The mission of the AERTC is to increase the efficiency of current energy systems, while promoting the adoption of alternative and renewable sources to reduce New York’s carbon footprint. The AERTC will conduct cutting edge research and development of new technologies to generate, transmit and distribute, store and manage energy; including but not limited to alternative and renewable sources, by accelerating deployment of these new technologies, and providing education and training to disseminate the skills necessary to implement, maintain and capitalize on their enhanced functionalities. The AERTC’s programs will involve nanotechnology applications for energy efficiency and conservation as well as new “green” energy sources and Smart Grid, combining basic energy sciences research together with wireless information and sensor technology, modeling and simulation, testing, and evaluation. The fundamental goal of the AERTC is to lead research, development, deployment, and work force development efforts to facilitate in reliable, economical, and plentiful sources of clean energy for a sustainable economy.
Center for Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES)
CIEES is a Center for Advanced Technology funded by New York State. Our goal is to make New York Sate a global leader in renewable energy.
University at Buffalo New York State Center of Excellence Materials Informatics
We leverage UB’s cutting edge materials science, big data analytics and advanced manufacturing expertise to drive critical R&D activities that directly impact private sector growth.
Economic Development at Stony Brook University
The Office of the Vice President for Economic Development oversees more than 20 economic development and business assistance programs serving companies of any size at any stage of growth across all technology industry sectors, as well as companies that depend on technology to manage critical business processes. These programs have helped 500 companies, through some 4000 projects, create or retain more than 19,000 jobs.
Intellastar provides IoT Technology to manage Energy in Buildings. Our Tipify Software analyzes and visualizes energy performance, detects faults through analytics, delivering enhanced energy efficiency.
Lockheed Martin Energy
We deliver cost effective, forward thinking solutions to help utilities manage operations, programs and resources from generation and transmission to distribution. Focused on DSM programs delivering reliable energy savings and enhanced grid solutions.
HBM Prenscia Solutions provides a range of industry leading reliability and data analysis using nCode and ReliaSoft software and Omnicon services for the design and development of reliable and safe systems; operational improvements; predictive analytics; and reduced life cycle costs to enhance returns on investment and operational success.
New York Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has programs in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Management, and Environmental Technology.
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe is renovating inventor Nikola Tesla’s last remaining laboratory into a science museum and center for education and technological innovation.
App Innovators is a full-service digital agency specializing in mobile app development, website development, and digital marketing. Now with more than 200 apps published to iTunes and Google Play, our clients are experiencing the powerful benefits and affordability of an interactive digital presence. Clients from all around the U.S. have chosen App Innovators, as we make every project our own. We begin with an ideation session unlocking the client’s passion and priorities. Throughout development we provide the utmost attention to every detail in our design and publishing process. We have the proven track record to craft great mobile experiences.
Eco2heat offers the most energy-efficient far-infrared heating solutions in 16 countries (Europe and the US) that reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50%.
Scottish Development International (SDI)
SDI attracts inward investment to Scotland and assists Scottish companies to trade overseas. Scotland’s energy technology companies shape low carbon energy solutions around the world.
To learn more about The Tesla Science Foundation, please visit our website at teslasciencefoundation.com.