Merrick & Company is an employee-owned engineering, architecture, surveying, and geospatial firm, headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Sears Merrick, a former engineering professor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, founded our company in 1955 in Denver. Our initial focus on structural engineering quickly expanded into power engineering, surveying and other types of engineering across Colorado.

Though Merrick has grown to serve customers outside of Colorado, we haven’t outgrown our founder’s belief in the value of employee ownership: “If a man works for himself, he is much more committed.”

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Shift Thermal was founded in 2017 by two engineering PhDs from Cornell University to help solve for the missing link in our sustainable energy future: energy storage. The company moved to Tennessee to join the inaugural cohort of Innovation Crossroads, a DOE-funded entrepreneurship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Over the next two years, the team invented IHEX technology and built a deep scientific understanding of its capabilities. Since graduation from the ORNL program, with support from NSF and DOE, our team has expanded with talented scientists and engineers, brought IHEX to commercial scale, and partnered with multinational HVAC firms to realize our founding vision.

TenneSEIA (Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association) is the state affiliate for the national Solar Energy Industries Association, and represents the interest of the solar energy industry in the Tennessee Valley. The mission of TenneSEIA is to is to promote the development of solar energy and complementary technologies, including storage, positioning the Tennessee Valley’s residents and businesses as leaders in clean energy deployment and economic development.

ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, provides science, health and workforce solutions that address national priorities and serve the public interest. Through our specialized teams of experts and access to a consortium of more than 150 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to provide innovative scientific and technical solutions and help advance their missions. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Learn more about ORAU at www.orau.org.

We are the trusted advisor that provide Critical Power Facilities with connected digital power solutions for the new electrical world, turning captured electrical data into information and information into actionable insights.

Qubits helps customers achieve their energy goals by leveraging advanced customization to unlock applications that provide market leading solutions. We protect customer’s reputation by ensuring uptime and reliability through constantly monitoring power, loading and circuits balance, and provide real time actionable data. We enable defensive action by automatically controlling electrical distribution assets and capturing potential issues which prevents your plant from stopping production. In the case of a critical power event, we provide instant visibility to the root cause so your team can recover quickly. Customers save money by visualizing their electrical spend and identifying areas of inefficiencies in their electrical distribution system.

Qubits provides agility by leveraging a fast nimble approach, and partners who brings expertise and reactivity in a time of need. We are confident in our ability as Certified Critical Power and Building Automation EcoXpert by Schneider Electric.

WastAway, based in Morrison, Tenn., is a leading green technology company boasting a multi-patented equipment design and processing system that converts municipal solid waste (MSW) to fuel, achieving 85% landfill diversion. WastAway’s technology removes metals (ferrous and non-ferrous), plastics, glass and ceramics for recycling and converts the remaining waste into sterile carbon rich sustainable engineered fuel for a variety of uses. Its renewable – negative carbon footprint – products include a soil enrichment additive; a proven, high-BTU coal replacement fuel for cement kilns, power plants, steel mills, pulp mills and other solid fuel users; biofuels through gasification and pyrolysis; renewable natural gas (RNG) through anaerobic digestion and building materials through extrusion processes. WastAway was founded in 2002 as a subsidiary of Bouldin Corporation, which began in 1959 as Bouldin & Lawson, a manufacturer of agricultural and horticultural machinery for the greenhouse and nursery industries. For more information, visit www.wastaway.com.

Energy Transition Finance LLC is a strategic advisory firm committed to accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies by guiding clients through the application process for the DOE Loan Programs Office. Co-founded by Paul Browning, former CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas, and Lawrence Quinn, Managing Partner at Emerald Operating Partners, who partnered to develop and close the first DOE LPO loan guarantee since 2014. The firm aims to promote energy innovation, drive job creation in the U.S., and establish its leadership in the global energy transition.

Harvey Abouelata, founder of AREA51.SOLAR, boasts a rich history in business management, strategy, sales, marketing, and public relations, with a special focus on renewable energy. Graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1984, he began his career by developing cost accounting and estimating software for manufacturing. His proficiency in accounting and metric data collection paved the way for his involvement in business launches, reorganizations, and market introductions of new technologies.

Harvey is renowned for his expertise in creating successful sales and marketing strategies, business plans, and economic development strategies. His approach is marked by key phrases like “fast cycle time”, “In God we trust and all others must provide data,” and “Build the win in for all stakeholders.” His tenure in the solar industry is particularly noteworthy, where he successfully secured millions in grants for local companies and the state of Tennessee.

Holocene is a direct air capture (“DAC”) technology developer and carbon removal service provider harnessing organic chemistry, and the abundant elements therein – carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, and oxygen – to remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere in support of restoring the climate stability and prosperity of our namesake, the Holocene Epoch.

Clean Energy Now partners with businesses, local governments, and governmental entities to deliver 100% off-grid renewable clean energy to support the large scale transition towards energy independence and zero-emission goals.

This includes fast charging EV stations (mobile, temporary, or permanent), hydrogen fueling stations, micro-grids, and mini-grids. We offer solutions for both commercial applications and personal.

Lemnos Advisory LLC is a boutique advisory firm specializing in strategic, business development and corporate development services for technologically intensive startups and growth stage companies. Specific areas of expertise are in advanced materials including advanced energy applications.

Google owns and operates data centers all over the world, helping to keep the internet humming and products running around-the-clock. Relentless focus on innovation has made Google data centers some of the most high-performing, secure, reliable, sustainable and efficient data centers in the world. For more, visit google.com/datacenters