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CTSI Announces Utility Technology Challenge Winners, Second Round Open

UTC Winners will present their technologies to audience of utility and corporate test partners on June 22 at the Clean Technology 2010 event in Anaheim

AUSTIN, Texas, April 8, 2010 – The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) has announced the 15 winners of the international Utility Technology Challenge (UTC) competition; a contest with support from the US Department of Energy that searches for innovation in a variety of clean tech areas, including smart grid applications, transportation, building efficiencies, pollution monitoring and cyber security.

The winners are: Ballard Power Systems, Inc., E3 Greentech Enterprises, Inc., EchoGen Power Systems, Inc., eMeter, Ener-G-Rotors, Inc., Enmetric Systems, Inc., EnviRock, Grid Manager A/S, Parker Hannifin, PRD Tech, Inc., Prism Solar Technologies, PVT Solar, Inc., QM Power, Inc., Rainforest Automation, and an energy storage solutions company to be announced later. Details about the companies and their technology solutions may be found at www.ct-si.org/services/cleanTest/2010/.

"We are very honored to have been chosen for Utility Technology Challenge", said PJ Piper, president and CEO of QM Power. "It is an exciting opportunity for us to present our game changing electric motor, generator and actuator solutions to such a broad panel of potential end users for potential consideration as we begin to expand our field trials in 2010. We look forward to delivering new higher levels of efficiency and power density to the industrial, consumer and utility industries."

"One large barrier to the adoption of clean technologies is the lack of opportunity to prove them within a real world infrastructure,” said Patti Glaza, chief executive officer of CTSI. “This program aims to accelerate commercialization by presenting test partners with a handful of peer-reviewed, promising companies."

This team of potential customers and integration partners includes: Accenture, Austin Energy, The City of Anaheim, National Grid, Lockheed Martin, and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). The UTC winners will give a five-minute presentation before the UTC Committee followed by a brief question and answer session in Anaheim, California on June 22, 2010. The technology presentations will occur in conjunction with Clean Technology 2010 Conference and Expo, a partner of the project.

"We are excited to be a finalist in the CTSI Utility Technology Challenge, which is an important venue for accelerating the adopting of breakthrough clean technologies,” said Sam Klepper, chief marketing officer at eMeter. “While eMeter has already helped utilities across the globe achieve successful large-scale smart grid deployments, the utility market is still largely unaware of the capabilities and benefits of smart grid software solutions. This is an opportunity to share how these solutions can be implemented in a high impact, scalable, and cost effective way to help achieve optimal grid performance."

CTSI is accepting second round submissions through May 7. Companies participating in the second round will have their technology reviewed by the committee, and top solutions will be invited to the exclusive networking reception held in Anaheim in June. All clean technologies are welcome for submission, and areas of specific interest include: communication infrastructure for smart grid, zero net energy, micro grids, whole house, cyber security related to grid/power, power electronics related to power systems applications, and electric transportation.

Please direct inquiries to laura@ct-si.org. Interested companies may learn more and apply here: www.ct-si.org/services/cleanTest/provider/.

About Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (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 www.ct-si.org for more information.

Media Contact:
Laura Benold
Membership & Marketing Manager
laura@ct-si.org
(512) 922-2559


 
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