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A huge thank you to the organizations below that participated and supported this inaugural event.

Platinum sponsors

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric distribution and transmission service, as well as natural gas distribution service, while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,200 megawatts, and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops regional electric transmission projects. Follow the company on Twitter @AmerenCorp. For more information, visit

American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP’s more than 17,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 33,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,200 megawatts of renewable energy.

At Duke Energy, Electrification is an extension of our commitment to modernize  the electric grid and enhance the customer experience. The first area of focus for these efforts is Transportation Electrification, enabled by rapid cost declines and technology improvements across the transportation market. Duke Energy’s Electric Transportation Team is developing programs across all six service territories to drive adoption of all types of electric vehicles through education and awareness, expanded infrastructure access, and industry partnerships to reduce upfront costs.

Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power, as well as a provider of energy services and technologies, including renewable energy. The global move towards cleaner energy, particularly a cleaner electric grid, is a key driver of change in our industry. We aim to be a national leader in the electric-led, clean energy transformation through deployment of clean technologies and business models. Supporting demand for electrification, particularly transportation, to meaningfully reduce GHG emissions and air pollution in cost effective ways is one of the biggest levers that we have to achieve clean objectives.

FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company’s transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States, serving 16 million Californians across a 70,000-square-mile service area in Northern and Central California. Every day, PG&E safely and reliably delivers affordable and clean energy while building the energy network to meet its customers’ needs well into the future.

SRP is one of the nation’s largest public power utilities providing electricity to about 1 million retail customers and is also one of the largest raw-water suppliers in Arizona serving a 375 square mile area. SRP’s Efficient Electrification Program is an extension of our service to our customers to assist them is improving their business operations as well as improving the overall quality of life in the “Valley of the Sun”.

Southern Company is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. By constantly developing and demonstrating innovative energy solutions, Southern Company is building the future of energy and creating better ways to deliver clean, safe, reliable, affordable energy. With efficient electrification research and development programs, Southern Company leads the industry in promoting emerging electro-technologies.

Gold sponsors


Burns & McDonnell is planning, designing and building the increasingly complex, next-generation electric grid. Ranked #1 in T&D by Engineering News-Record and #16 among Best Companies to Work For by Fortune, the employee-owners of Burns & McDonnell are performing grid modernization studies and programs to prepare for massive electrification of our economy and the advent of smart communities and cites, always with safety, reliability, diversity and value in mind.


CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP), headquartered in Houston, Texas is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution and energy services operations. The company serves 5.9 million metered customers, primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. With nearly 8,000 employees, CenterPoint and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our natural gas business serves approximately 3.5 million customers and our electric transmission and distribution business provides electricity to more than 2.4 million metered customers in a 5,000 square mile area that includes Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city. CenterPoint Energy’s Electric Business offers a Clean Air Technologies program that is focused on identifying technologies in the Houston area that can be converted to electric power, which reduces emissions, improves air quality, and provides an economic benefit.


Exelon is the leading U.S. competitive energy provider, with one of the cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets and largest retail customer bases in the country. The Exelon family of companies participates in every stage of the energy business, from generation to power sales to transmission to delivery. Headquartered in Chicago, the company has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon has approximately $23.5 billion in annual revenues and trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol EXC.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity electricity for business customers and local power companies serving 9 million people in parts of seven states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development. As part of our commitment to serve, EnergyRight® Solutions offers programming to help consumers make smart energy choices.

Silver sponsors

Alliant Energy proudly serves over one million customers in Wisconsin and Iowa. We work collaboratively with our customers and communities to develop innovative energy solutions. Our focus is to create a more sustainable future utilizing electrification and renewable energy. Since 2005, we’ve reduced carbon emissions by 34% and continue to transform our generation profile to deliver cleaner energy options.

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KCP&L serves more than 800,000 customers in north west Missouri and eastern Kansas. KCP&L powers those customers lives with nearly 30,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines, over 400 substations and over 1,000 EV charging stations. The KCP&L Clean Charge Network makes this region one of the best to drive electric.


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 developing and delivering new energy solutions to exceed their members’ expectations and improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. Learn more on Twitter @NCElectricCoop.


Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) is a premier, integrated power company based in Texas, combining an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with a focus on safe, reliable, and efficient power generation. Through its businesses which include TXU Energy, Homefield Energy, Dynegy, and Luminant, Vistra operates in 12 states and six competitive markets in the U.S.

Supporting Organizations

Advanced Energy | Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) |  Alliance for Transportation Electrification | Alliance to Save Energy | American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) | American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) | Association for UV&EB Technology (RADTECH) | California Electric Transportation Coalition (CalETC) | Clean Coalition | Cooperative Leadership Network (CLN) | Edison Electric Institute (EEI) | Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) | Energy Storage Association (ESA) | Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) | Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) | GridWise Alliance | International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) | International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) | Large Public Power Council (LPPC) | Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) | Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) | Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) | National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) | National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) | National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) | Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) | RMEL | Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) | Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative |Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) | Veloz | WECC

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