Award Winners Take Center Stage at New England Clean Energy Council’s “Green Tie Gala”

Ameresco President George P. Sakellaris receives the NECEC award for Employer of the Year

Clean Energy Leaders Join to Celebrate 2010 Successes

BOSTON, MA, Nov 05, 2010 – The New England Clean Energy Council (the Council) last night hosted its third-annual “Green Tie Gala,” celebrating the many successes of its membership, and of New England’s growing clean energy sector. Awards were presented to a diverse group of companies and individuals whose exemplary contributions have helped to make the region a world-class clean energy cluster.

Held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, the Green Tie Gala was attended by over 400 industry stakeholders, including CEOs and company leaders from the Council’s membership ranks of clean energy companies, venture investment firms, major financial institutions, local universities and colleges, industry associations, area utilities, labor and large commercial end-users.

“The 2010 Green Tie Gala gives us the chance to celebrate as a community that is dedicated to making New England a global leader in the nascent clean energy economy, and to shine a light on those companies and individuals who made exceptional progress in the past year,” said Peter Rothstein, President of the Council. “Each of the award winners, and the other Council members celebrating with us, represent the very leaders who will help accelerate clean energy research, product development, economic growth and jobs creation as we build a world-class cluster of clean energy companies in New England.”

The Council honored the following as 2010 Green Tie Gala Award Winners:

Breakout Company of the Year: Satcon Technology Corporation
Satcon Technology Corporation, a leading provider of utility-grade power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, was named Breakout Company of the Year for dramatically increasing revenues in 2010 and reporting year-to-date bookings that represent more than 800 MW of orders for Satcon’s products. (2009 winner: EnerNOC)

Emerging Company of the Year: Harvest Power
Harvest Power, a developer of energy and compost facilities for next-generation organics recycling, was named Emerging Company of the Year for robust growth in both revenue and company headcount, and for its marketplace recognition as one of the most promising private clean technology companies with the most disruptive technology. (2009 winner: QD Vision)(2009 winner: Inc.)

Employer of the Year: Ameresco, Inc.
Ameresco, Inc., (AMRC 12.15, -0.04, -0.33%)  a leading independent provider of comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions — including energy infrastructure upgrades that reduce the energy, operations and maintenance costs of customers’ facilities; and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants — was named Employer of the Year for significantly increasing its North American headcount in 2010 and for consistently growing its revenues and net income, while maintaining a strong backlog of contracted and awarded projects. (2009 winner: American Superconductor)

Corporate Citizen of the Year: Akamai Technologies
Akamai Technologies, creator of a global platform of thousands of specially-equipped servers that helps the Internet withstand peak internet traffic, was named Corporate Citizen of the Year for its commitment to infusing measurable environmental sustainability practices throughout its business operations, including generating employee awareness and implementing programs around energy efficiency, LEED, waste management, sustainable purchasing, and telecommuting targeted at the company’s corporate operations and globally-distributed service delivery platform. (2009 winner: Millipore)

Clean Energy Hall of Fame Inductee: Jim Gordon
Jim Gordon, Founder of Energy Management Inc. (EMI), was inducted to the Clean Energy Hall of Fame for his tireless efforts in the energy project field, and for his 9-year effort which reached a critical milestone this year with approval from the U.S. Department of the Interior for the country’s first offshore wind farm, “Cape Wind,” to be built in Nantucket Sound. (2009 winner: Steve Cowell)

Clean Energy Leadership Award: Nick d’Arbeloff
Nick d’Arbeloff, Vice President of EnerNOC, received the Clean Energy Leadership Award for his extensive work inspiring, catalyzing and growing the New England clean energy sector, including as founding President of the Council. (2009 winners: Kevin Doyle and Wanda Reindorf)

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