Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and now offers a wide range of products, including books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a robust, fully featured cloud-based technology infrastructure platform comprised of a broad set of computing, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services from data center locations in the U.S. and abroad. More than one million customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs and scale applications globally.
At Amazon, we're constantly looking for ways to further reduce our environmental impact. Our participation in the US PREF will allow us to increase our work with state and federal policymakers and other stakeholders to enable more renewable energy opportunities for cloud providers.AWS in particular, has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint. Read more here.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides comprehensive market, industry, product and advisory expertise to more than 140,000 businesses around the globe. With unrivaled insight and access delivered by dedicated relationship teams, we connect clients with the right opportunities in more than 150 countries.
Our Energy & Power group draws on deep expertise and broad resources to help our clients adapt, thrive and grow in today's changing global landscape. Whether generating new ideas and insights, expanding your access to capital and advice, optimizing the flow of funds and information, or capitalizing on strategic M&A opportunities — we come fully equipped to meet your comprehensive objectives worldwide. Explore some of our many powerful client success stories to learn more.
From our roots in renewable energy, Berkshire Hathaway Energy has grown to an $85 billion portfolio of managed businesses that share a vision for a secure and sustainable energy future. These businesses deliver affordable, safe and reliable service each day to more than 11.6 million electric and gas customers and end-users around the world and consistently rank high among energy companies in customer satisfaction. Berkshire Hathaway Energy has invested $19 billion in renewable energy generation through the end of 2016 as part of its commitment to invest $30 billion in renewable energy. Berkshire Hathaway Energy is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.
BlackRock is the world's largest asset manager, and our business is investing on behalf of our clients, ranging from individual investors to the largest institutional clients such as pensions, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as companies and governments facing significant financial challenges. BlackRock has over 11,000 employees and a presence in more than 30 countries worldwide. BlackRock embraces a strong commitment both to transparency in financial markets and to sound corporate governance. We are also one of the world's largest responsible investors with $225 billion in mandates, as of Q1 2014, that explicitly address social, ethical, or environmental considerations. BlackRock's Global Renewable Power platform was established in 2011 and as of Q1 2014 had invested in 300MW+ of solar and wind projects globally.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services and wealth management.
Cohn Reznick is a top 20 national CPA firm providing accounting, tax and business advisory services to clients nationwide. The firm's industry experience includes affordable housing, financial services, renewable energy, healthcare, nonprofits, professional services, commercial real estate and technology.
Credit Suisse provides companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with advisory services, comprehensive solutions, and excellent products. Credit Suisse has been greenhouse gas neutral in Switzerland since 2006. Since June 2010 it has also been greenhouse gas neutral on a worldwide basis. Furthermore Credit Suisse is included in the following sustainability indices: Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Indexes (USA/CH), Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (USA/CH) and FTSE4Good Indexes (UK).
Our attorneys offer a unique blend of regulatory, litigation, government affairs, project development, and transactional experience that provides clients with value added industry knowledge and strategic advice and planning in connection with complex market entry, commercialization and operational challenges faced by conventional, renewable and the more recently established non-tradition energy providers such as energy storage and microgrid companies. We work with both established and early-stage businesses to build effective strategies for succeeding in the evolving regulatory and policy landscape. Among other things, we are particularly well known for solving problems at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), before state regulatory commissions, and regarding the independent system operators that now operate in most of the country.
Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.
E.ON Climate and Renewables North America (E.ON) is one of the world’s largest owners of renewable power projects and is rapidly expanding its wind, solar, and alternative energy portfolio. The company develops, owns, and operates some of the most efficient, highest performing renewable energy projects in the United States. Having achieved its first 2,700 megawatts (MW) of wind projects in the United States in five years, E.ON is one of the fastest growing renewable power companies in the industry. E.ON has additional projects under construction, and is actively developing projects throughout the U.S. and Canada. E.ON’s goal is to deliver renewable energy from technologies that address the growing concern about energy security, energy affordability, and climate change. Already a leader in the American wind industry, E.ON is committed to investing the resources needed to play a major role in the transformation of the renewable energy marketplace.
EverPower is a fast growing developer, owner, and operator of utility scale wind projects in the U.S. EverPower’s mission to honor our core values and apply integrity and innovation to all we do has made us the success we are today. We take great pride in the positive influence our work has on our industry and the nation’s clean energy supply, as well as on the people and places integral to our efforts. We strive to be a good neighbor in the communities in which we operate by working together with local stakeholders from early in the development process right on through the operational life of our wind farms.The company currently owns and operates 752 MWs of wind turbines across seven sites. EverPower uses a mix of greenfield development and strategic acquisitions to fuel its growth and continues to seek out opportunities to grow the company. The company’s current wind pipeline includes 20 projects capable of delivering over 2,000 MWs of clean power into the grid in eight states. 1,000 MWs of that capacity is targeted to come online within the next three years. We are also now progressing targeted solar and battery storage projects where they complement our core wind activities.
Founded in 1999, First Solar has become the world's premier provider of fully integrated solar solutions, creating value-driven renewable energy projects that represent the leading edge of utility-scale solar technology and innovation.
Having constructed and commissioned many of the world's largest, state-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) power plants in operation today, First Solar has established a portfolio of customers that include some of the world's most sophisticated energy buyers
GE Energy Financial Services' experts invest globally across the capital spectrum in essential, long-lived and capital-intensive energy assets that meet the world's energy needs. In addition to capital, GE Energy Financial Services offers the best of GE's technical know-how, technology innovation, financial strength and rigorous risk management. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, the GE business unit helps its customers and GE grow through new investments, strong partnerships and optimization of its approximately $20 billion in assets.
Google is creating a better web that's better for the environment. We're greening our company by using resources efficiently and supporting renewable power. That means when you use Google products, you're being better to the environment. At Google, we're striving to power our company with 100% renewable energy. In addition to the environmental benefits, we see renewable energy as a business opportunity and continue to invest in accelerating its development. We believe that by powering the web with renewable energy, we're creating a better future for everyone.
Hannon Armstrong makes debt and equity investments in sustainable infrastructure projects. We focus on profitable projects that increase energy efficiency, provide cleaner energy, positively impact the environment, or make more efficient use of natural resources. With over 30 years of experience, Hannon Armstrong works primarily with Global 1000 clients on essential infrastructure projects involving the U.S. federal, state and local governments as well as institutions and private developers. We target projects that have high credit quality obligors, fully contracted revenue streams and inherent economic value. Hannon Armstrong is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol "HASI".
Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, Invenergy solves the energy challenges facing its customers and communities. North America's largest independent renewable power generation company, Invenergy develops, owns and operates large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 12,000 MW of projects that are in operation, construction or advanced development, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects.
Since its founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley and its people have helped redefine the meaning of financial services. The firm has continually broken new ground in advising their clients on strategic transactions, in pioneering the global expansion of finance and capital markets, and in providing new opportunities for individual and institutional investors
Novatus Energy is a renewable energy platform that owns a 1.6 GW portfolio of operating and under construction wind and solar projects in the US. Headquartered in New York City, Novatus is wholly owned by institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Novatus' management team is comprised of seasoned industry professionals supported by experienced project operators and advisors. Our portfolio of assets includes seven wind projects (1,043 MW) and a portfolio of 25 solar PV projects (543 MWac) in the US. We have a presence in 11 states and operate across five regional transmission organizations (ISO-NE, ERCOT, CAISO, MISO and SPP). Our projects use the best-in-class technology and are operated by following the highest health and safety standards. We are dedicated to the success of the communities in which we operate by creating strong relationships that foster economic growth. Novatus will continue to add great projects to its portfolio, seeking long-term forecastable cash flows, diversity of resource, offtaker and region, and reputable partners and technology providers.
NRG Energy is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. Whether as the largest solar power developer in the country, by building the nation's first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers. Their diverse power generating facilities have a capacity of more than 25,000 megawatts, capable of supporting more than 20 million homes. Our retail electricity providers — Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus — and thermal energy division serve more than two million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers in 16 states.
Onyx is a renewable energy development company established by funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners. Onyx is focused on greenfield development and M&A opportunities in the North American solar and wind sectors. Onyx is also continuously evaluating the market to partner with experienced teams to pursue opportunities employing other renewable power technologies. The Onyx team brings over 250 years of collective industry capability and perspective having developed more than 1 GW of renewable projects across the United States. The Onyx team targets opportunities across the C&I, small-scale utility solar and wind sectors, from early stage development to operation. Our robust pipeline is comprised of Solops legacy projects, Blackstone portfolio companies, greenfield development opportunities, and new business. We continue to source projects from experienced developers with long-standing relationships to Onyx executive team members.
At Panasonic Eco Solutions, we believe everyone should have access to affordable and reliable renewable energy. We offer efficient and trusted solutions that lower energy costs, improve organizational efficiencies and help businesses or communities transition to clean energy.
We understand that every organization is different and each project is unique. That's why we offer customized end-to-end solar solutions featuring best-in-class technology. Joining forces with Coronal Group, we've developed simple, streamlined project financing and development solutions for businesses. From concept to design, financing to installation and beyond, Panasonic is a trusted energy and technology partner every step of the way.
Panasonic also goes above and beyond, providing energy storage solutions for everything from microgrids to EVs and cell towers. Through these applications, we're innovating to help companies achieve energy efficiencies throughout their operations.
Rockwood Group is a solutions-based strategic investment firm providing high-quality investment grade securities and products for institutional investors. Rockwood Group also provides capital to innovative entrepreneurs, developers, and businesses with specialized funding solutions. Rockwood Group was founded in 2004 and is led by Scott Zajac, a veteran in the venture capital and private equity industry. Over the last 30 years, Mr. Zajac has executed on numerous transactions providing extensive and innovative funding solutions to companies in the Midwest and throughout the United States. Mr. Zajac and his team have created significant positive impact on numerous underserved communities by assisting investment in emerging technologies and business expansion opportunities. Rockwood Group maintains the highest standards of excellence and integrity and employs a rigorous due diligence process to identify potential investment recipients. Our range of services includes public/private partnerships, tax credit funded projects, and other capital structures.
With 23 offices, approximately 1,800 attorneys and more than 40 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, start-up companies and nonprofits. Skadden's attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.
Starwood Energy Group Global, L.L.C. ("Starwood Energy"), an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, L.L.C. ("Starwood Capital"), is a private equity investment firm, based in Greenwich, CT, that specializes in energy infrastructure investments.
Founded in 2005, Starwood Energy has committed to transactions representing over $3 billion in enterprise value and has developed a deep pipeline of power and energy investment opportunities.
Since inception in 1991, Starwood Capital has raised over $10 billion of equity and completed over 400 transactions representing assets of approximately $25 billion as of December 31, 2009. It has created three public companies which have gone on to acquire an additional $20 billion in assets, and its assets under management are approximately $16 billion.
Starwood Capital and its affiliates have over 150 professionals located across ten offices in seven countries, including its global headquarters, in Greenwich, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Mumbai, São Paulo and Tokyo.
U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,133 banking offices in 25 states and nearly 5,000 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, institutions, and businesses, including renewable energy firms.
WGL, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With activities and assets across the U.S., WGL consists of Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL Midstream and Hampshire Gas. WGL provides natural gas, electricity, green power and energy services, including generation, storage, transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our employees, our community and all our customers. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, small business or multinational corporation, state and local or federal agency, WGL is here to provide Energy Answers. Ask Us.