Sponsor Profiles - ACE 2021

General Sponsor
Since 1955, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has been the public agency responsible for protecting air quality in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma counties.  Air District programs monitor air emissions sources, promote climate protection, provide clean air grants, draft rules and regulate stationary air pollution sources. The Air District’s mission is to protect and improve public health, air quality and the global climate.  The Air District encourages clean commute alternatives through the Spare the Air program.

Platinum Sponsor
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.

Bronze Sponsor
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is an engineering and environmental consulting firm with more than 1,000 team members and 24 offices nationwide. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CEC is an employee-owned team of empowered, engaged, and passionate professionals working seamlessly with our clients to deliver inspired solutions to their most complex air quality and waste management challenges. We work hard to learn our clients’ business and serve a wide range of markets and industries — manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, power, public sector, real estate, and solid waste. Every member of our team has a personal stake in ensuring the success of our clients because their success is our success. We don’t just work at CEC, we own it.

Bronze Sponsor
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest energy company in the U.S. as measured by retail electricity produced and sold. The company serves more than 5.6 million customer accounts supporting more than 11 million residents across Florida with clean, reliable and affordable electricity. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S and in 2020 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Excellence Award for the fifth time in the last six years. The company was recognized in 2020 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2020 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. 

Bronze Sponsor
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides collection, transfer, disposal services, and recycling and resource recovery. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The Company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.

Supporting Sponsor
Gulf Power Company is an energy provider and subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. Our beginnings go back to 1926, when Gulf Power Company became a public utility. Today we serve nearly half a million customers in 71 towns and communities throughout Northwest Florida.
Our customers are at the center of everything we do. Our mission is to safely provide exceptional customer value by delivering reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity while strengthening our communities.
• Corporate headquarters: Pensacola, FL
• Employees: 998
• Customers: 462,983
• Service footprint: 7,550 square miles across eight counties
• Generating capacity: 2,277.6 MW
• Plants: four wholly-owned, plus a percentage interest in two others
• Transmission miles of line: 1,669
• Distribution miles of line: 7,751 (1,941 underground)
• Substations: 135

Supporting Sponsor Lakes Software is internationally recognized for its technologically advanced environmental modeling software and data products. Since 1995 we remain dedicated to providing industry and the regulatory community with exceptional service and cost-effective environmental IT solutions. Our products increase productivity, reduce errors, and provide unique solutions in an ever-increasing regulatory constrained world. Expertise includes: 
· Air Dispersion Modeling 
· Emissions Inventory 
· Regulatory Permit and Compliance Solutions 
· Custom IT Solutions 
· Real-Time and Forecast Modeling Solutions 
· AI - Advanced Deep Neural Net Forecasting
· Meteorological Data Processing (WRF/MM5) 
· Training 
Lakes Software is dedicated to continuously investigating new areas of research to provide our users with superior state-of-the-art software solutions and data services.

Supporting Sponsor
HOPPING GREEN & SAMS, P.A. is a Florida-based law firm representing clients across the state and beyond in a wide range of matters, with focuses that include:  land use, property rights, and development; environmental regulation, permitting, and litigation; and government and legislative affairs.  Chambers and Partners has recognized HGS as a “market-leading Tallahassee boutique, recognized for its broad expertise in environmental work” that is also “noted for its strength in the government relations space” and known for “extensive experience representing landowners and developers before local and state government authorities in relation to land use and zoning matters.”  HGS’s attorneys have experience assisting clients at federal, state, regional, and local levels in connection with: solid and hazardous waste, comprehensive planning, real estate, property rights, toxic substances, wetlands, water use, sovereign submerged lands, air emissions, underground injection control, oil and gas exploration, endangered species, industrial wastewater, domestic wastewater, stormwater, and potable water.  With offices two blocks from the Florida Capitol, HGS also maintains a robust government and legislative affairs practice crafting solutions to client problems before the Florida Legislature, state agencies, and the Governor and Cabinet.  HGS is also well-known for its special taxing districts practice, representing clients in matters related to the formation and operation of districts and the public finance of infrastructure and other improvements.

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