Sponsors & Partners

These organizations have made significant contributions to support the EEI’s mission.

Founding Sponsor

New Energy Nexus

New Energy Nexus (formerly the California Clean Energy Fund) is an international organization that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators and networks. They started in California and also operate programs in China, India, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.

Leadership Sponsors


American Honda Motor Company

Honda has set Environment, Safety, Quality and Society as four key themes in order to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. As a mobility-related manufacturer expanding business globally, Honda believes that we have a social responsibility to enhance quality and safety while minimizing impacts on the environment, and also to put into practice corporate activities that earn the trust of our various stakeholders in international society.



Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations.


Daikin is a global leader, innovator and provider of advanced air conditioning solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Over the past 80 years, we have constantly strived to expand the boundaries of our knowledge through extensive research and by creating environment-friendly products. Today, Daikin is revolutionizing the way people and businesses think about air conditioning around the world, and now in North America as Daikin AC.

Daikin is the only company in the world dedicated to manufacturing both air conditioning systems and refrigerants. By creating some of the most technologically and aesthetically sophisticated systems ever introduced, Daikin is redefining the experience of comfort. This passion for precision means that every Daikin system — from SkyAir to VRV® — delivers maximum performance and the ultimate in Absolute Comfort™.


Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal water and power utility in the nation, was established more than 100 years ago to deliver reliable, safe water and electricity to 3.8 million residents and businesses in Los Angeles. LADWP provides its 674,000 water customers and 1.4 million electric customers with quality service while keeping rates lower than other utilities. LADWP is committed to promoting sustainable water and power resources.


Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California.



Since 1918, Panasonic has grown to become one of the largest technology producers in the world. From producing the latest in batteries used in today’s most renowned electric vehicles, to leading a variety of consumer electronics sectors and innovations in the built environment. At Panasonic, we know technology isn’t just about advancing society. It’s about preserving the world we all live in. By bringing disruptive innovations together, we’re creating the technologies that move us toward a more sustainable future.


Sacramento Municipal Utility District

As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for about 70 years to Sacramento County (and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment.

San Diego Gas & Electric

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is a regulated public utility that provides energy service to 3.6 million people through 1.4 million electric meters and 873,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego.


Southern California Edison

An Edison International company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.


Southern California Gas Co.

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 145 years. It is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 21.6 million consumers connected through 5.9 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout central and Southern California. SoCalGas is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego.

New Energy Nexus

New Energy Nexus (formerly the California Clean Energy Fund) is an international organization that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators and networks. They started in California and also operate programs in China, India, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.


Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.


Alliance to Save Energy

Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is the leading energy efficiency coalition in the United States – a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders advocating for enhanced energy efficiency across all sectors of the economy. Our mission is to promote energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and enhanced energy security.

California Air Resources Board

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is charged with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change. From requirements for clean cars and fuels to adopting innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California has pioneered a range of effective approaches that have set the standard for effective air and climate programs for the nation, and the world.

California Community Colleges

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students a year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions.

California Conservation Corps

Established in 1976, the California Conservation Corps (CCC) is the oldest and the largest conservation corps in nation. Each year the CCC provides more then three million hours of public service conservation work and disaster assistance in all regions of California – urban, suburban and rural – for projects that include emergency response, energy conservation and retrofitting, irrigation system installment, landscape management, boardwalk construction, trail building, tree planting, wildlife habitat restoration and much more.

Secretaría de Energía de Mexico

Secretaría de Energía (SENER) is the Mexican ministry of energy which is responsible for conducting the national energy policies, so as to grant the safe supply of energy services under the required quality, economic, environmental and legal standards. SENER also promotes research on new technologies and the efficient use of alternative energy sources; and carries out efforts on the development of the electrical system, the sustainable use of energy, hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation bidding, and cooperation with North American countries.

State of California Energy Commission

The California Energy Commission is the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency. The agency was established by the California Legislature through the Warren-Alquist Act in 1974. It has seven core responsibilities: advancing state energy policy, encouraging energy efficiency, certifying thermal power plants, investing in energy innovation, developing renewable energy, transforming transportation and preparing for energy emergencies.

State of California Public Utilities Commission

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. The CPUC serves the public interest by protecting consumers and ensuring the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at just and reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy. We regulate utility services, stimulate innovation, and promote competitive markets, where possible.

U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy ensures America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

U.S. Department of the Navy Office of Naval Research

The Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps’ technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 55 countries, 634 institutions of higher learning and nonprofit institutions, and more than 960 industry partners. ONR employs more than 3,800 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel.