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Dominion Energy announces participants in its climate tech accelerator

Richmond Inno reports that there’s heavy representation from California and female-led companies in the 2022 “Dominion Energy Innovation Center Accelerator” cohort.

According to the article (subscription required), the 18-week program which begins next month does not include an investment component for participating companies but is instead a low-touch, commercialization-focused initiative for climate-tech companies. The article says that participating start-ups will present their services and products to Dominion Energy decision-makers, energy co-ops, university representatives and government officials.

The seven participants are:

  • AiDash — A satellite analytics company based in Santa Clara, CA that provides insights on operations and maintenance for utility, energy and other industries with geographically distributed assets. The company also has an office in Northern Virginia;
  • C-Zero — A Santa Barbara, CA company that is developing technology to decarbonize natural gas;
  • ElectricFish — A woman-led Fremont, CA company that manufactures mobile charging stations for electric vehicle batteries;
  • Grow Oyster Reefs — A woman-led Charlottesville, VA company that has developed a proprietary concrete mix that matches the composition of mature oyster shells. It can be used to accelerate new oyster reefs and restore seabeds;
  • Noteworthy AI — A Stamford, CT maker of a system that utilizes vehicle-mounted cameras and artificial intelligence that can help utility companies ensure grid reliability and safety;
  • TS Conductor — A Huntington Beach, CA maker of high-performance power-line technology; and
  • Wildgrid — A woman-led New York City company that provides a marketplace for local solar providers.

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