Associate Partner Sponsors


Focused solely on the utilities industry, Utilligent works by your side from strategy through implementation.  Dedicated to helping clients complete high-impact, high-visibility - and frequently high-risk - operational initiatives on time on budget, we assure the anticipated operational benefits are achieved.



8minutenergy Renewables is the largest privately-held developer of solar PV and storage projects in the United States.  To date, 8minutenergy has 14 GW of solar and storage under development in California, the Southwest, Texas, and the Southeast.

ACES is a nationwide energy management company that helps its members and customers buy, sell, and manage energy more efficiently and with less risk.  ACES is owned by 20 generation and transmission cooperatives and one independent distribution cooperative.  The members and customers served by ACES operate in all major electricity markets in the United States and have a collective portfolio of over 50,000MW of both load and resources.

ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utilities, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers to write the future of industrial digitalization and realize value.

LinkPath develops turnkey solutions to deploy wireless field area networks for utilities, cities, carriers and enterprise customers.  LINKPath designs, builds, and operates networks which integrate new wireless technologies with existing networks which deliver high-quality services to meet our customer's needs.

Braun Blaising Smith Wynne specializes in providing legal services on energy and water-related issues.  Since the formation of BBSW in 1996, our attorneys have represented clients on a wide array of matters including market and regulatory advocacy, commercial negotiations, public agency law, environmental regulation, and legislative support.

Shell Energy North America is among the largest wholesale energy marketers and traders in North America and provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services.  It is part of theglobal Shell Trading network.

TEA is a national portfolio management company, we evaluate challenges, manage risks, and execute solutions to help clients maximize the value of their assets and meet their goals in a cost-effective manner.