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 Sponsors
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.

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. 

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 Sponsors
Arcadis is the world’s leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.  We are more than 27,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life.  With sustainability at the heart of everything we do, our focus is on maximizing our impact aimed at improving quality of life. The solutions we develop address important societal challenges around resilience, places, and mobility. Leveraging data and technology, we have the capabilities and services to meet client demands driven by global trends such as urbanization, climate change, digitalization, evolving stakeholder expectations, and potential unforeseeable events.

Consumers Energy, one of the nation's largest combination utilities, provides electric and/or natural gas service to 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents. Our more than 7,000 employees work to protect our environment, support our communities, honor our history and realize our purpose of world-class performance delivering hometown service.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the U.S., providing electricity to 7.8 million customers in six states. We have approximately 51,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and a natural gas distribution system serving more than 1.6 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial business owns and operates diverse power generation assets, including a portfolio of renewable energy projects. We are transforming our customers’ experience, modernizing our energy grid and generating cleaner energy to create a smarter energy future for our customers and communities.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing and power sectors. As a member of WSP, Golder can leverage a deeper bench of resources and a broader global footprint to better serve clients around the world.
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

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.

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.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) is the world’s leading integrated producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. We employ more than 12,700 people in nine countries and participate in every aspect of crop nutrition development to help the world grow the food it needs. We do this by mining and processing phosphate and potash minerals into crop nutrients and then ship via rail, barge and ocean-going vessel to our customers in the major agricultural centers worldwide.
Through our bold 2025 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance targets centered in four focus areas: People, Environment, Society and Company, we are making quantifiable progress and holding ourselves accountable to deliver value to our diverse stakeholders around the globe.
Mosaic is an important driver of economic activity in each of our operating communities. We strive to be a thoughtful and engaged neighbour, using our financial resources, expertise and innovative spirit to demonstrate our shared commitment to good corporate citizenship.

Founded in 1976, POWER is a nationally-ranked firm providing engineering and environmental consulting services in the power generation and delivery, oil and gas, chemical, manufacturing, cement and aggregates, and public-sector markets. 
We offer a project approach founded on unsurpassed collaboration, communication and problem solving between our engineering staff and our environmental specialists. This integration between our environmental and engineering divisions allows us to support almost any project entirely in-house—from initial planning, feasibility and design, through permitting and construction. That means one point of contact to make sure your schedule, budget and regulatory objectives are satisfied.

Tampa Electric has supplied the Tampa Bay area with electricity since 1899. Its West Central Florida service area covers 2,000 square miles, including most of Hillsborough County and parts of Polk, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

The company has more than 5,000 megawatts of generating capacity and over 800,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers that depend on Tampa Electric for reliable power and value-added energy services. 

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The West Coast Section (WCS) was chartered in 1957. Charter Members, S. Smith Griswold, Robert L. Chase, and Dr. W.L. Faith, were also Presidents of International A&WMA/APCA. The WCS has Chapters including Channel Islands, Mojave Desert, Orange County, Mid-Pacific, and San Diego. WCS has also adopted international Chapters in Delhi India, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey.

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