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Foundational Sponsors

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: GDS Associates, Inc.
GDS Associates is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, with offices in Alabama, California, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Since 1986, GDS has been a multi-service engineering and consulting firm providing services to a broad range of clients associated with, or affected by, electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater utilities. Services provided include Power Supply Planning; Wholesale and Retail Rates; Regulatory and Financial; Transmission Planning and NERC/CIP Compliance; Distribution System Planning and Line Design; DSM and Energy Efficiency; Utility Distribution Services; Natural Gas; and other specialized services including renewable energy, sustainability, emerging smart infrastructure, data analytics, electrification, and DER integration. EES Consulting and Hi-Line Engineering are GDS Associates Companies. Visit for more information.

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: NRDC
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

CoBank is one of the largest private providers of credit to the U.S. rural economy. The bank delivers loans, leases and other financial services to agribusiness, rural infrastructure and Farm Credit customers in all 50 states.

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: Tri-State G&T
Our Mission
We are a not-for-profit cooperative power supplier and our mission is to provide our member systems a reliable, affordable and responsible supply of electricity in accordance with cooperative principles.

Our Members
We are a cooperative of 46 members, including 43 electric distribution cooperatives and public power districts in four states (CO, NE, NM, WY) that together provide power to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West.

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo is working to embed environmental sustainability throughout their organization to drive efficient and responsible resource use. As part of their goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, they are working to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and reduce the impacts of climate change on their business, communities, employees, and customers. Some of their interests as they seek a transition to a low-carbon economy include: renewables, energy-efficiency technologies, green buildings, green bonds, and low-emission vehicles.

Oglethorpe Power is one of the nation’s largest power supply cooperatives with more than $15 billion in assets serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations which, collectively, provide electricity to approximately 4.4 million Georgia residents. A proponent of conscientious energy development and use, Oglethorpe Power balances reliable and affordable energy with environmental responsibility and has an outstanding record of regulatory compliance. Its diverse energy portfolio includes natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric and coal generating plants with a combined capacity of more than 8,300 megawatts.

Georgia Transmission is the link between the state’s energy generators and local electric membership cooperatives (EMCs), providing reliable, affordable power to communities across Georgia. We work to ensure electric power is always available at the flip of a switch.

TeraWatt Sponsors

Dairyland Power Cooperative

Dairyland Power Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, was formed in December 1941. Headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Dairyland is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative providing the wholesale electrical requirements for 24 distribution cooperatives and 17 municipal utilities. These cooperatives and municipals, in turn, supply the energy needs of more than a half-million people in a four-state area. Visit for more information.


The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, Inc. (DEMEC) is a Joint Action Agency and a wholesale electric utility. DEMEC represents and serves municipal electric distribution utilities located in the State of Delaware, including the communities of New Castle, Newark, Middletown, Smyrna, Clayton, Milford, Seaford, and Lewes. To support its members’ success and relevance, DEMEC delivers excellence in competitive, reliable, sustainable power supply and innovative services, advancing the benefits of community-owned utilities. Learn more at

Great River Energy

Great River Energy is a not-for-profit wholesale electric power cooperative serving 27 member-owner distribution cooperatives. Together, our systems provide reliable, cleaner electricity while maintaining affordable rates for 1.7 million people. Learn more at

Hoosier Energy
Hoosier Energy is a non-profit generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative created in 1949 to provide wholesale power and services to member distribution cooperatives. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, the G&T serves 18 member systems in Southern and Central Indiana and Southeastern Illinois.

Collectively, member cooperatives operate and maintain more than 37,000 miles of distribution lines and provide electric service to more than 300,000 consumers or about 686,000 people in 59 Indiana and Illinois counties.

Our mission reflects commitment to members. Hoosier Energy’s mission is to provide members with assured, reliable and competitively priced energy and services in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner. We demonstrate our commitment to that mission through our actions and results.

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative is an electric utility that puts you first. We are not-for-profit, owned by our customer-members, and governed by the democratic process, so our members are at the center of everything we do.

Headquartered in Plymouth, we connect our members through 5,600 miles of energized lines, crossing 115 communities throughout New Hampshire. We think differently because we belong to the members and communities we serve. We strive to empower our members and provide them with the energy they need.

Northern California Power Agencey

The Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), a California Joint Action Agency, was established in 1968 by a consortium of locally owned electric utilities to make joint investments in energy resources that would ensure an affordable, reliable, and clean supply of electricity for customers in its member communities. NCPA members include municipalities, a rural electric cooperative, and other publicly owned entities for which the public agency provides such services as the purchase, aggregation, scheduling, and management of electrical energy. Visit for more information.


National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative

NRTC today serves more than 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states. Adhering to the Cooperative Principles created by our members, our solutions help electric and telephone members bring all the advantages of today’s evolving technology to rural America. Learn more at

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC)
ODEC is a not-for-profit, member-owned, power supply cooperative. It supplies the wholesale power requirements of its 11 member electric distribution cooperatives, which provide safe, affordable, reliable, and sustainable electricity to 1.5 million people in 70 counties in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Learn more at

Seminole Electric is a not-for-profit electric cooperative serving approximately 1.9 million consumers in 42 of Florida's 67 counties. We purchase power as well as own and operate power plants to serve our member cooperatives that serve 1.9 million consumers in 42 of Florida's 67 counties.

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC), a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, provides electric service to 21 member cooperatives in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Over 320,000 member consumer meters are served by these 21 member cooperatives. The G&T owns and maintains 3,780 miles of transmission line.

GigaWatt Sponsors


Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: A. O. Smith Corporation
A. O. Smith Corporation, with global headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 1874, applies technology and energy-efficient solutions to products manufactured and marketed worldwide. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AOS), the company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, as well as a leading manufacturer of water treatment and air purification products.

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: Blue Bird Corporation
Blue Bird offers a complete line of Type A, C and D school buses in a variety of options and configurations. Since 1927, Blue Bird Corporation has continued to set industry standards with its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities. Additionally, Blue Bird provides comprehensive financial solutions through Blue Bird Capital Services. Today, Blue Bird has more than 1,500 employees, Georgia-based manufacturing facilities and an extensive network of Dealers and Parts & Service facilities throughout North America. Its global presence can be seen in more than 60 countries through sales into Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

Connexus Energy
Based in Ramsey, Minnesota, Connexus Energy is Minnesota’s largest electric cooperative, providing electricity and related products to member residents and businesses. The Connexus Energy Board of Directors, elected by our membership, governs the electric cooperative. They serve more than 141,000+ members in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, and Washington counties.

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: EGIA
The Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to contractors’ success and the advancement of the home services industry. EGIA serves a rapidly growing network of HVAC, insulation, windows, solar and geothermal contractors, as well as regional distributors, product manufacturers and other trade allies, delivering unparalleled business solutions that include world-class business education and training, customer financing solutions, product and services discounts, groundbreaking industry trend research, and more. Learn more at

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives
Driven by service and inspired by innovation, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives are building a brighter 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.

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: Steffes Corporation
Steffes LLC is a manufacturing leader in multiple industries, including providing innovative energy management and heating solutions. Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) heating is a technology that Steffes has 30+ years of experience to optimize and better utilize electrical energy. Steffes is a North Dakota manufacturing company and a global designer of energy solutions with more than 500 employees. Steffes strongly supports the "Beneficial Electrification" Initiative since it provides energy equity for all stakeholders and offers, particularly to end-users, the ability to have a real, significant, and positive impact on the evolution of the grid and distribution systems.

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Today's Power, Inc. was founded in 2014 by Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. (AECI) to support the 17 electric cooperatives across Arkansas, fellow cooperatives in neighboring states soon heard of our success and wanted an "established business partner" to supply their renewable needs. This lead to TPI being an integral part of helping the electric cooperative and public power market as well as commercial customers of all sizes.

Wabash Valley Power Alliance is a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative based in Indianapolis. The G&T provides wholesale electricity to 23 retail electric distribution cooperatives in Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. Collectively, these cooperatives supply electricity to more than 311,000 homes, farms, schools, and businesses.

MegaWatt Sponsors

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: ClimateMaster

Dakota Electric Association

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: East Central Energy

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: Enertech Global

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: Geothermal Exchange Organization


Mitsubishi Electric


Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC)

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: Rheem


Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: TrackerSled

Beneficial Electrification Sponsor: WaterFurnace International