Innovation in a Time of Transformation

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” This age-old adage could not be more applicable to the energy and utility industries right now. For more than a generation, utilities have seen flat to declining load growth, and that trend could soon go into overdrive as more customers turn to distributed solar and storage solutions. The looming business challenges utilities face are only one hurdle they must overcome. Carbon-based energy generation has been one of the leading causes of climate change. Energy companies must play a pivotal role in this time of transformation by moving toward a more digital, decarbonized, and distributed future. 

In this time of transformation, how can the energy industry leverage innovative startups to solve some of the most pressing problems facing utilities and society?

With key partner CPS Energy, we are excited to announce that our Start@ETS competition is back for the fourth year in a row. The October 2019 event in San Antonio at the historic St. Anthony Hotel will bring together emerging startups with utilities, cities, and investors that are looking to find real solutions to the issues facing utilities and communities. The event will feature a pitch competition, engaging panels, great networking, and a showcase of innovation that solves real-world problems. 

See the start@ETS18 Competition setup.