Host Utility

  • Duke Energy

    We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, providing electricity to 7.6 million retail customers in six states. We have approximately 49,500 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.6 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial business owns and operates diverse power generation assets in North America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets. We are transforming our customers’ experience, modernizing our energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding our natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for our customers.


  • Lockheed Martin Energy

    Lockheed Martin Energy provides turn-key energy storage solutions for utility, commercial and industrial applications. Lockheed Martin Energy’s GridStar™ energy storage systems reduce facility energy costs, improve the efficiency and stability of the electric grid, and enable the increased use of renewable energy.


  • PTMW

    PTMW manufactures pre-fabricated metal enclosures for power generation, delivery, renewables and energy storage infrastructure.  Enclosures are designed to meet customer functional requirements, and specifications.  PTMW's dedication to quality, on-time delivery and attractive pricing results in strong, long-term customer relationships.  Renewable and storage applications include; BESS enclosures, Inverter enclosures, Substation control buildings, Outdoor cabinets. PTMW combines state of the art manufacturing, quality, on-time delivery and attractive pricing to provide unparalleled customer loyalty.  PTMW is a women owned business and ISO9001 Registered.

  • ReNew Petra

    In 2016, ReNew Solar joined forces with Petra Energy to form ReNew Petra, a vertically integrated renewable energy investment and construction company. We are a licensed General Contracting company with the technical expertise to provide our own internal operations and maintenance (O+M) and asset management (AM), as well as provide these services to institutional capital partners.

Other Sponsors

  • 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. An independent, nonprofit organization, we bring together scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and the industry to help address challenges in electricity.