Sustaining Partners

For more information and instructions on how to become a Sustaining Partner, please contact Marty Grohman, marty@e2tech.org.


SUSTAINING LEADERS






                 



Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson is a New England- based law firm that advises clients from across the U.S. and around the world. Their 100+ award-winning attorneys and professionals practice in more than 20 critical areas and a variety of industries. Bernstein Shur was also recently named as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Maine. They believe that sophisticated doesn't have to mean stuffy, and they're not just accessible- they're approachable. They fight hard for their clients, but calm persistence and collaboration are often their weapons of choice. Most importantly, they believe that being mindful of their clients' bottom lines is ultimately better for their own. Over the past century, these values have become the essence of Bernstein Shur. And they produce better results- and better experiences- for their clients. Whether you are a small business owner, local municipality, or Fortune 500 company, they deliver smart, practical legal solutions that work over the long term.



Burns & McDonnell  is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental, and consulting solutions firm, based in Kansas City, Missouri, with an office location in Portland. Their multi-disciplined staff of 5,500 includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians, and scientists representing virtually all design disciplines. They plan, design, permit, construct, and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: make their clients successful. In 2016 they gained national recognition, ranking sixteenth on the "Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For" list, and have received top workplace honors from more than 20 publications across the country.




Con Edison Transmission 

Con Edison Transmission, Inc. (CET) invests in electric and gas transmission projects. These investments will help expand and diversify Con Edison's energy portfolio to provide greater access to energy supplies and more competitive pricing for customers.

The company was established in January 2016 after parent company Consolidated Edison, Inc. identified electric and gas transmission as two key areas of expertise and focus for the business. The company anticipates growth in the need for electric and gas transmission projects to meet the nation's changing energy priorities.









SMRT Architects and Engineers 

We’re a team of architects, engineers, planners and professionals committed to solving problems through design and positioning our clients for success.  We build lasting relationships and friendships with business partners because we consistently deliver positive results. Our clients come to us with big opportunities, first-of-a-kind challenges, hard deadlines and limited budgets. This is where we thrive. Resourceful and reliable. Practical and imaginative. Curious, knowledgeable and nice—you’ll love how we work together.


SUSTAINING STEWARDS


ARCADIA: Giving you the choice our climate needs.

The transition to renewable energy needed to start ages ago. But, it’s been tough to ditch fossil fuels. We’re on a mission to make renewable energy accessible for everyone. We’re united by our core values.

Personal choice. We believe everyone should be able to choose where their energy comes from. Our job is to make the renewable choice an affordable, easy one.

Trust. We make the Arcadia experience safe, robust, and secure, on a platform that respects your privacy.

Truth. To get where we’re going, we all need to know where we are. So we report impact with method and precision and avoid hyperbole and greenwashing.

Simplicity. We break down the complexities of a complicated industry so that anyone can protect the environment. And we’re friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive every step of the way.




Biodiversity Research Institute

As renewable energy sectors in the United States continue to grow, the demand for natural resources consulting services will remain high. The environmental due diligence and permitting process is a rigorous, multi-tiered effort and requires a wide range of expertise and collaboration.

BRI has long prioritized the need to advance emerging natural resource sciences and we are now pairing that with practical project applications. We have initiated this new group specifically to increase our capacity to meet local demand for renewable energy development services and are excited to announce this new collaborative venture.

Our extensive experience permitting projects across New England and North America includes wind energy, solar energy, high-voltage transmission lines, hydropower, infrastructure projects as well as residential and commercial development.






Central Maine Power (CMP)

CMP, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, serves more than 620,000 electricity customers in an 11,000 square-mile service area in central and southern Maine.  Affiliated with Iberdrola SA, AVANGRID owns eight electricity, natural gas or combination utilities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. The utilities serve 2.2 million electricity customers, 930,000 natural gas customers, and are recognized for safe, reliable energy delivery, excellent customer service, and a commitment to the community and environment.

For more information, visit avangrid.com.







CREDERE ASSOCIATES, LLC

The word “credere” means “to believe” in Italian. Credere is also an acronym for community revitalization, economic development, environmental remediation, and engineering. It was very important to Theresa and Rip Patten when naming the company that the name communicates something more than crediting the owners. The name should embody the company mission: what the company believes, what it aspires to do for its clients, and the means through which it can be achieved. Credere works with planning commissions, municipalities, economic development boards, private developers, and local and federal government agencies to overcome environmental issues that are hindering the redevelopment process.









DNV

We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence. As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

We are the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and technical advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables, oil and gas, and energy management. We are one of the world’s leading certification bodies, helping businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains.

We are also a world-leading provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, smart cities and more. Our open industry assurance platform Veracity, cyber security and software solutions support business-critical activities across many industries, including maritime, energy and healthcare.






East Brown Cow Management, Inc. has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. East Brown Cow Management, Inc. and its affiliates comprise a real estate management, investment, and development company, established in the summer of 1989 by 26-year-old Tim Soley with brothers David and Jack. Since then, East Brown Cow has grown significantly. The company's portfolio includes a mix of office, retail, and flex space in the Greater Portland area. They prefer to modernize the infrastructure of its older, historic properties making certain that these architecturally important buildings remain vital elements in their neighborhoods. East Brown Cow has earned a reputation for providing first-class service to its tenants and for its commitment to the neighborhoods where its properties are located. 











Eaton Peabody has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in July 2018. Eaton Peabody is a Maine-based law firm with attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada from offices in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, and Portland. Their lawyers offer sophisticated legal expertise that emphasizes responsive client service. Many of their lawyers are prominent in their fields of practice, and a number have been recognized by their peers in such publications as Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers.





ECI employs engineers, designers, land agents, surveyors, environmental specialists, technical associates, project managers, construction professionals and support staff who perform work for power delivery projects throughout the United States and abroad.

Their tremendous depth of professional staff helps to assure completion of projects in minimal response times and includes individuals with highly specialized or unique experience that ensures prompt and qualified responses to any project work scope item, whether it be a simple design question or one that involves complex, regional issues.







GZA GeoEnvironmental is multi-disciplinary, employee-owned firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services. GZA has more than 700 professionals in 31 offices in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Great Lakes States. Donald T. Goldberg and William S. Zoino founded GZA in 1964 as Goldberg Zoino and Associates.  Today, GZA has completed more than 100,000 projects for a wide array of public and private clients.





HDR, Inc. has supported E2Tech since 2012 and became a Sustaining Steward in April 2017. HDR specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services. While they are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, they provide much more than that. They create an unshakable foundation for progress because their multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts, and artists. Their employees, working in 225 locations around the world, including one in Portland, push open the doors to what's possible each and every day. 



Key Capture Energy actively fosters a culture of teamwork and collaboration, which enables us to successfully identify, develop, construct, and operate large-scale energy storage projects that promote a clean energy economy.

Key Capture Energy is an experienced owner and operator of storage projects, with operational projects in New York and Texas and over 4,000 MW of development pipeline across the United States. SK E&S, Key Capture Energy’s ultimate parent company, has deployed over $2B in investment capital in energy storage, electric vehicle charging, hydrogen, and distributed generation in North America.  


















Hydro Quebec: Our logo says it all: The circle symbolizes the sun, which powers the water cycle and keeps our turbines turning! The lightning bolt symbolizes the power of electricity and transforms the circle into the letter “Q” for Québec.

Our mission is to deliver reliable electric power and high-quality services. By developing clean, renewable energy sources, we make a strong contribution to Québec’s collective wealth and play a central role in the emergence of a low-carbon economy. As recognized leaders in hydropower and large transmission systems, we export clean, renewable power and leverage our expertise and innovations within Québec and around the world.





IRONHOUSE provides specialized consulting for utilities and generators to support system protection, operational support, automation, and compliance. Our team brings together broad industry knowledge and expert engineers, project managers, and technologists–all under one roof. With deep understanding of internal structures and processes, we offer a smarter, one-stop shop to enhance efficiency, value, and growth for every client. 

Norwich Solar Technologies

Norwich Solar Technologies: HELPING TO REDUCE COSTS AND SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTING SOLAR PV
Our mission is to continue to advance the integration and deployment of affordable solar power for regional organizations – enabling them to improve their bottom line while reducing their carbon footprint. Our clients include municipalities, community services institutions, schools, businesses large and small, and community solar residential clients.

Best Places 2021



Northeast Bank. We offer a wide array of business banking solutions that are designed to fit your needs. We provide and purchase commercial loans nationally - secured by all types of real estate (with the exception of land and construction), equipment or other business assets, including government guaranteed (SBA and USDA) loans. In Maine, we also provide a full range of business banking services, from banking accounts to financing options to cash management. If you are looking to start a new business or grow an existing operation, our business bankers have the experience to deliver sound advice tailored to your unique situation.

At Northeast Bank, we are committed to bettering the lives of those in need.  Whether an organization needs monetary support, financial advice or volunteer support, we strive to meet the needs of local non-profits.  We focus our charitable efforts in the markets we serve and aim to raise the aspirations of our youth, support those in need, and promote economic development.




Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. Ocean Renewable Power Company is a global leader in hydrokinetic power system technology and project solutions. They are a committed and experienced team of professionals that sets a high standard for environmentally risky electricity generation in "islanded" communities. Worldwide they are the only company to have built, operated, and delivered power to a utility grid from a hydrokinetic tidal project, and to a local microgrid from a hydrokinetic river project. ORPC is committed to working with local communities, partners, and supply chains, ensuring that projects create economic opportunities for host communities and are compatible with other water users. 




Perkins Thompson has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. Perkins Thompson has been providing legal services to U.S. and Canadian businesses, institutions, and individuals for nearly 150 years. They represent major banking, utilities, energy, manufacturing, hospitality, oil and gas, real estate, forest products, and retail and wholesale distribution businesses, as well as innovative start-ups, emerging companies, entrepreneurs, private foundations, non-profit organizations, and families and individuals. They provide their clients with excellent, innovative, and cost-effective representation in a full range of general and specialized practice areas. Their moderate size assures personal attention by experienced, knowledgeable, and highly responsive practitioners.












Pierce Atwood energy and environmental attorneys work closely together to assist clients on projects utilizing virtually any fuel or technology. We provide comprehensive and practical advice to clients in the renewable energy industry and have a proven track record with solar, onshore and offshore wind, hydropower, landfill gas, biodiesel, biomass, and energy storage projects.  We also have a long history working on gas pipeline, transmission, and LNG projects. The firm works with clients on all aspects of energy infrastructure projects including financing, tax credits, utility regulation, energy procurement, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, real estate, land use, permitting, environmental issues, and smart grid implementation.



PowerMarket

We believe in making clean energy accessible and affordable by developing technical solutions for the advancement of shared renewable energy projects








Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, Chartered, LLP





Preti Flaherty: Deliberately Different. We came together because we wanted to build a different kind of law firm. We looked around the legal landscape and saw firms following stuffy traditions and preset rules, staying in the lines and abiding by what they were “supposed” to do. But we envisioned redrawing the lines and setting new precedents, giving clients the kind of creative and forward-thinking law firm that they need.

We’re proud to say that’s exactly what we did. When we opened our doors, we were a small group of litigators, lobbyists and corporate lawyers with big ideas. Today, we have 100 lawyers across New England bringing new approaches and innovative solutions to all major fields of law. And as our communities and culture evolve, so do we. We carve out new areas of law where before none existed.




Québec has maintained an office in New England since 1970, recognizing the region’s importance as a neighbour and a partner in a wide array of sectors. The Québec Government Office in Boston’s mandate is to defend and promote Québec’s interests throughout the region and to foster economic, political, artistic, academic and institutional exchanges with the six New England states.

Because Quebecers are concerned about major global issues, they have adopted locally green-friendly habits on an everyday basis. Quebecers promote local products and services and have a preference for those that are minimally disruptive to the environment. They tend to favour more sustainable means of transportation and attach growing importance to the environmental commitment of organizations.





ReVision Energy has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. ReVision Energy is a full service renewable energy contracting company that provides a full range of engineering, design, installation, and equipment service for homes, businesses, municipal buildings, and nonprofits. They are trusted as the industry leader in solar design, installation, and service in northern New England. They achieve their vision by maintaining the highest standards of technical accomplishment and customer satisfaction. Fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the region are shrinking as a result of their installations. ReVision Energy is pleased to announce that their efforts have been formally recognized and they are officially a Certified B Corporation.












RLC Engineering, LLC is a Maine-based consulting firm offering a full range of services in the Electric Utility and Power Engineering field. From initial concept to final commissioning, they specialize in the areas of Power System Studies, Power Delivery, and Power Generation including solar, wind, and biomass. In addition to serving the needs of transmission and distribution owners, RLC Engineering is also a leader in evaluating and supporting the development of renewable energy resource projects. Through their team's veteran leadership, they have the knowledge and experience to solve any engineering challenges that come their way. RLC's team of more than 50 technical professionals encompass the expertise to efficiently plan, design, and engineer electrical facilities. 





Royal River Heat Pumps is an award winning, locally owned Elite Diamond Contractor that installs Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pumps exclusively and provides service on all of the heat pumps we install, within an hour radius of Freeport.

Scott Libby, Owner of Royal River Heat Pumps, has over 35 years of experience in the HVAC industry. In 2013 he decided to create a company that was a place he wanted to work; a community with the highest level of integrity and quality dedicated to heat pumps.





Sebago Technics provides engineering, planning, surveying, landscape architecture and environmental services to companies, developers, landowners and the public sector for customers and projects, both large and small. Our experience includes projects in commercial, industrial, retail, residential, educational, healthcare, recreation, utility and government sectors. We meet our client’s needs through an efficient and effective delivery system providing a single point-of-contact. Our approach combined with our expertise and services allows us to meet the needs of our customers within One Company.

Nearly every project requires some level of regulatory permitting and public process. Sebago Technics excels in these areas. The nature of our work enables us to remain current on the latest regulations and forge important relationships with regulatory and enforcement personnel in governments and agencies throughout the region.





Sevee & Maher Engineers has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc. (SME) solves complex engineering problems with practical, real world solutions. Their staff provides technical expertise in hydrogeology, civil, environmental, wastewater, geotechnical and chemical engineering, and environmental management. From Maine to Florida, and North Carolina to California, they have provided public agencies and private clients with sustainable solutions to a diversity of issues for over 25 years. SME is dedicated to providing individualized service to each and every client.




St. Germain  has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in August 2018. St.Germain is an environmental, EHS compliance and engineering firm specializing in environmental risk management; site investigation, characterization and cleanup; environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance; and civil design, permitting and construction administration. Their clients include energy marketers, lending institutions, waste & recycling companies, manufacturers, insurance companies, aggregate producers, breweries and municipalities. And because their projects are managed by a talented scientist, engineer, or compliance specialist, you are always assured that your project will be handled intelligently and effectively.







Stantec has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. Their work- engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning- begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places they serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. 






Summit Natural Gas became a Sustaining Steward in September 2017. Summit Natural Gas of Maine is a subsidiary of Summit Utilities, Inc., located in Augusta, and specializes in delivering natural gas to residences and businesses of all sizes. Summit builds underground natural gas steel transmission and polyethylene distribution lines using the most modern materials and equipment. Summit is proud of its exceptional safety record - during its 18 years in business Summit Utilities, Inc. has never had a major accident. Summit is developing long-lasting relationships with thousands of Maine residents and businesses, and strong partnerships in the communities where it does business. 





Sunrun joined E2Tech as a Sustaining Steward in March 2019. Sunrun believes there is a better, less expensive, cleaner way for families to power their homes. With Sunrun's residential rooftop solar, storage, and energy services, homeowners are saving money while dramatically reducing the amount of air pollution and carbon dioxide they release into the atmosphere. After 10 years, Sunrun is still a steadfast believer in the power of the sun, and they aren't alone. Continued, growing demand for their products and services proves that more and more Americans want better energy options. Their mission is simple - create a planet run by the sun. 





Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services worldwide. They are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Tetra Tech's innovative, sustainable solutions help their clients address their water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development challenges. They are proud to be home to leading technical experts in every sector and to use that expertise throughout the project life cycle. Their commitment to safety is ingrained in their culture and at the forefront of every project. Tetra Tech's strength is in collectively providing integrated services - delivering the best solutions to meet their clients' needs.










TRC has supported E2Tech since 2013 and became a Sustaining Steward in June 2018. A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global consulting, engineering, and construction management firm that provides technology-enabled solutions to the power, oil and gas, environmental, and infrastructure markets. They strive to solve the challenges of making the Earth a better place to live - community by community and project by project. TRC has more than 4,000 employees located in 120 offices in the United States, the UK, and China. Closer to home, TRC has 5 offices and over 350 employees based in Maine and providing expertise to solve client’s design, compliance and permitting problems - from straightforward to complex - across many sectors of the state’s economy.




Verrill has supported E2Tech since 2012 and became a Sustaining Steward in June 2017. Verrill is a full service law firm with more than 130 attorneys and a growing number of service-based practice groups. The firm has a regional presence in the Northeast, with offices from Maine to Washington, D.C., allowing them to serve clients with interests across the country and around the world. Verrill believes that its role as a leading New England business carries a corresponding obligation to give back to the communities in which they live and work. This obligation is fulfilled through the personal service of their lawyers and staff in numerous community organizations, the firm's prominent charitable giving program, and the direct provision of pro bono legal services.


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