2018 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors
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.
New York State Smart Grid Consortium
The NYS Smart Grid 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.
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.
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
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.