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E Source and EnerTech Capital, the longest continuously operating venture investment manager with a focus on energy and power industries, have collaborated to bring a deeper and more-sophisticated level of access to the energy industry’s emerging innovators. To understand utility disruption and the resulting opportunities, it’s important to hear from the entrepreneurs themselves. For our Innovation Showcase web conference series, part of the E Source Utility Innovation Partnership Program, we’ll feature one industry innovator per event. Participants will learn about the entrepreneur’s technology as well as their market perspective, business strategy, and progress.

This month’s featured company is ConnectDER. According to its website, “The ConnectDER enables rapid connection of grid-ready distributed energy resources (DERs), especially solar photovoltaic systems, by creating a connection point to a collar that installs between a residential electric meter and a meter socket.” The technology promises to reduce logistical issues when installing solar and other DERs. Note: This web conference isn’t an E Source or EnerTech Capital endorsement of ConnectDER.

About the E Source Utility Innovation Showcase
We designed this web conference series to provide you with in-depth, structured presentations from privately owned companies with innovative products, services, and business models. We individually vet and select these companies based on their unique characteristics and market perspectives. Although not an endorsement, we believe these companies and their products could affect the energy industry and provide a window into new business models and new ways of thinking about utility opportunities.

Potential topics include:

  • Company description
  • Key management staff
  • Problems the company solves
  • Target market
  • Competition
  • Unique characteristics
  • “Go to market” strategy
  • Business model
  • Technology or product roadmap and timeline

About the E Source Utility Innovation Partnership Program
This program provides utilities with specialized access to top-tier emerging market intelligence, energy venture deal flow, competitive market perspectives, and closed-door business conversations with some of the most experienced North American energy investors—all without having to make a long-term capital commitment. This partnership between E Source, one of North America’s most respected utility research and consulting firms, and EnerTech Capital introduces clients to new technologies, new business models, and new ways of thinking. Please reach out to Matthew Burks with any questions.


Matthew Burks, Chief Strategy Officer, E Source
Scott Ungerer, Founder and Managing Partner, EnerTech Capital

For more information about attending this event, please email us or call 1-800-ESOURCE (1-800-376-8723).