Wednesday, December 09, 2009

CTSI Matching Cleantech Companies With Utility & Municipal Partners

CTSI Matching Cleantech Companies With Utility & Municipal Partners

Leading organizations support new clean technology identification and partnership program for smart grid, efficiency, distributed generation and more.

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 8 -- The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a global non-profit trade organization, announced the launch of the Utility Technology Challenge to address a critical roadblock faced by companies in the clean tech space - finding the right test partners.

The goal of the Utility Technology Challenge is to facilitate testing and pilot project partnerships that will enable more rapid growth of clean technology companies, and increase the speed of clean technology adoption by utilities and municipalities - driving more jobs, and securing safer, cleaner, and more reliable energy and water supplies.

Initial sponsors of the program include, The US Department of Energy, Austin Energy, Accenture, City of Anaheim, National Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and Lockheed Martin. "Our partners are global leaders in recognizing the importance of helping develop and implement innovative clean technologies," stated Patricia Glaza, CTSI Executive Director. "Their support allows us to address a driving need of our membership - bridging the partner identification gap."

Companies developing energy, water and environmental technology solutions are encouraged to submit into the Utility Technology Challenge program. All solutions that meet program criteria will be made available and marketed to utility and municipal test and adoption partners, including the program sponsors. The program is open to companies across the globe, providing access and visibility to the best technology solutions available.
Utilities and municipalities seeking clean technology solutions are invited to participate in the program as either identified testing partners or program sponsors. Solution categories include: Smart Grid, Building Efficiency/Management, Industrial/Commercial Energy Efficiency, Residential Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Load Management, Distributed Generation, Centralized Power Generation, Energy Storage, Lighting, IT, Transmission & Distribution, Transportation, Reliability & Service Management, Pollution Monitoring & Reduction, Water, Waste Management & Recycling.

Stan Blazewicz, Global Head of Technology commented on National Grid's membership "We are delighted to be involved with this utility challenge, our industry is facing great challenges as we look to secure and deliver energy supplies in a sustainable, carbon free way. Finding the right technologies and products and developing them to commercialization is a priority area for us. We look forward to working with DOE and our industry peers in identifying new opportunities for our industry.''
The Utility Technology Challenge offers energy-focused solution companies participating in the program the opportunity to gain international recognition and increase their chances of relationship development. The Challenge will result in a showcase being held June 22, 2010 in Anaheim, California as part of the Clean Technology 2010 conference and expo. An Advisory Committee, made up of program partners and technology experts, will review and select the top submitted solutions for presentation at the event, resulting in a list of 'Top 15 Utility Technologies'. All companies, regardless of technology type, will be invited to participate in the Utility & Municipal showcase and exclusive networking reception.
For more information on the program, please visit:

About CTSI:

The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a 501c6 non-profit industry association, represents the organizations developing, commercializing, and implementing energy, water, and environmental technologies. Clean technologies offer much needed solutions to growing resource security and sustainability concerns and are critical to maintaining economic competitiveness. CTSI brings together global leaders for advocacy, community development, networking, and information sharing to help bring these needed technologies to market more rapidly. Visit for more information.
About Clean Technology 2010:
Clean Technology 2010 is in its fourth year of providing business, technical and government leaders the opportunity to identify new technologies, build commercial partnerships, debate policy and regulations, and collaborate in a fast-paced, information packed event. Clean Technology 2010 is part of the annual TechConnect World conference and trade show, which attracts more than 5,000 attendees from around the word. Visit for more information.

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